Expert Witness Psychology Testimony

Expert Testimony is provided in the following areas:

Criminal Cases

  • Legal insanity, competency to stand trial, assessment of dangerousness, evaluation for malingering
  • Psychotherapy malpractice - standard of care, dual relationships/boundary violations
  • Personal injury - emotional and mental injuries


  • Competency issues, assessment of neuropsychological status


  • Psychological assessment of individuals who have been accused of disciplinary offenses

Case Consultation is provided in the following areas:

Case review:    includes summary of the medical records and analysis of the case
Focus group:   includes presentation of attorney and proposed adversary's case to simulated jury trial and witness preparation


Donald A. Eisner, Ph.D. J.D., is a licensed attorney and psychologist. Dr Eisner has served as an expert witness in State and Federal Court as well as in Administrative Hearings. He has a Ph.D. from West Virginia University and a law degree from University of West Los Angeles. He was licensed to practice as an attorney in California in 1988. His background includes 20 years experience in  negotiating and  settling civil lawsuits.

Donald Eisner has been a Visiting Professor of Forensic Psychology at Alliant University where he taught courses on law and ethics in mental health Dr. Eisner has also taught courses on forensic psychology assessment and psychopathology. He is currently teaching law and ethics via distance learning. Dr. Eisner is Dean, Eisner Institute for Pprofessional Studies. He has testified in State and Federal court on mental health issues. Dr. Eisner has written an academic textbook entitled “The Death of Psychotherapy: From Freud to Alien Abductions”. He has published twenty professional articles on forensic issues as well topics on gerontology.  The pitfalls of expert witness testimony is examined in an ­ American Journal of Forensic Psychology article.

Donald A. Eisner, Ph.D., J.D.
Licensed Psychologist  PSY5920
Licensed Attorney  SBN 134400

16133 Ventura Bl., Ste. 700
Encino, CA 91436
(818) 788-6512