Attorney Case Consultation
Dr. Ernst is retained as a consultant in legal cases involving mental health issues. As a consultant, Dr. Ernst becomes a member of the defense or prosecution team rather than an independent testifying expert. Dr. Ernst’s consultation services include:
- Case analysis and development
- Reviewing records to identify salient mental health issues
- Locating and retaining expert witnesses
- Explaining psychological testing results, diagnoses, and multifaceted psychological issues
- Assisting in the development of direct and cross-examination strategies
The use of psychological consultants is increasingly recognized as a critical component of a successful legal strategy in cases involving mental health issues. Dr. Ernst’s capacity to translate complex psychological concepts into plain language provides a significant advantage in achieving a desired legal outcome.