Forensic Consultation


Forensic Evaluations

Dr. Meier offers a variety of forensic consultation services, which includes:

  • Assisting in developing a legal strategy from a mental health perspective
  • Providing critical reviews of appointed experts (i.e., psychiatrists/psychologists), including reports and opinions
  • Preparing for trial by developing direct/cross examination questions as well as strategies

Although select forensic consultation services are outlined above, please contact Dr. Meier to discuss customized services to meet your needs.

Licensed Clinical & Forensic Psychologist (PSY27471)

Forensic psychology refers to the intersection of psychology and the law. As such, forensic (psycholegal) evaluations are conducted to assist the trier-of-fact (judge) in their decision making process by addressing specific questions, either in criminal or civil cases. Evaluations are conducted at various stages of litigation and can be used to identify mitigating factors. Forensic evaluations consist of various assessment methods, which may include structured interviews as well as effort, paper-and-pencil, and/or standardized tests. Results of forensic evaluations are typically provided to the referring attorney, which can consist of verbal feedback or a formal written report. In addition, testimony may be required of forensic evaluations.

Dr. Meier received specialized training in forensic psychology during her residency at New York University's Bellevue Hospital, where she conducted evaluations on Bellevue's locked Department of Correction (DOC) inpatient psychiatric unit, the Bronx Court Clinic, and Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center. 

Dr. Meier has served as an expert and provides testimony on psycholegal issues pertaining to:

  • Competency (to stand trial, to waive Miranda rights, etc.)
  • Sexual offending (sexual proclivities, recidivism risk, mitigating or aggravating factors, etc.)
  • Immigration (Adam Walsh, Competency, etc.)
  • Guardianship and conservatorship (capacity)
  • Neuropsychological functioning and cognitive ability 
  • Psychological/Emotional functioning

Dr. Meier is available to conduct psycholegal evaluations in her office or at various jails, prisons, or hospitals throughout the states of New York and California, including but not limited to counties/boroughs of Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, and Queens. Please contact Dr. Meier for more information regarding fees and specific requests.