Dr. Ernst was retained for the defense of a civil rights lawsuit stemming from an officer involved shooting. He was asked to conduct an independent psychological evaluation of the decedent’s state of mind on the day of his death and an evaluation of the decedent’s psychiatric history. Dr. Ernst meticulously evaluated volumes of records and testimony in reaching his conclusions. The result was a well-crafted, thoroughly supported FRCP Rule 26 report that withstood a motion to strike by opposing counsel.
Amie McTavish, JD
Angelo, Kilday & Kilduff
Dr. Ernst thoroughly critiqued plaintiff’s expert opinion, carefully highlighting the defects in the opinion and the multiple opportunities for impeachment at deposition and trial. His assistance was absolutely essential and I would not hesitate to retain him again.
As a witness, Dr. Ernst is clear, concise, direct, and pleasant. This allows him to communicate the information clearly, but with an approachable demeanor that allows him to connect to the trier of fact. He knows how to use regular language, not just medical terms which can often be alienating or not clearly understood. He is willing to concede points, but similarly, is comfortable and capable of challenging the assumptions presented to him. This combination results in him being a strong witness that is both authoritative and likeable.
Alan B. Bayer, JD
Bayer & Borlaise Law Firm
I had the pleasure of hearing Dr. Teo Ernst speak at the Professional Fiduciary Association of California meeting and have not stopped speaking to my colleagues about his presentation since. Dr. Ernst gave the audience invaluable insight into how to better meet the needs of our clients by working more effectively with various personalities, family dynamics, mental health conditions, and neuropsychological issues.
Manager of Care Partnerships
Tender Rose Dementia Care Specialists
I am an attorney in Stockton California. I retained the services of Dr. Ernst to assist me with a juvenile competency proceeding and an MDO matter. He was clear and succinct with his explanations not only about relevant issues, but also why issues were or were not relevant. I highly recommend him.
Harry Hudson, JD
Civil and Criminal Practice
Dr. Ernst has performed Qualified Medical Examinations for several of worker’s compensation cases I have been involved in. His reports have been thoughtful, balanced, and consistently well-reasoned. I highly recommend Dr. Ernst for forensic evaluations would not hesitate to use him again.
Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Dr. Teo Ernst is articulate, persuasive, hardworking, and detail oriented. I have retained him in challenging cases involving NGI and trial competency. Dr. Ernst is amiable and engaging, provides insightful opinions, and is unique in his capacity to clearly and concisely explain his reasoning. I offer him my highest recommendation.
Paula Canny, JD
Criminal Defense Attorney