Martin Blinder is a graduate of Cornell University, the Chicago Medical School and the Langley Porter Neuropsychiatric Institute at the University of California in San Francisco. During his many years in clinical practice, Dr. Blinder served as Chief of the Private Psychiatric Service at University of California hospital in San Francisco, Medical Director of the Family Therapy Institute of Marin, and Chief of Psychiatry at Laguna Honda Hospital. He is a past Adjunct Professor of Law at U.C. Hastings College of the Law. Among his research projects, he was instrumental in the development and FDA approval of lithium for the treatment of bipolar disorder. Dr. Blinder is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and former Mayor of San Anselmo, California.
Dr. Blinder is Editor-in-Chief of Family Therapy; author of numerous scholarly articles which appear in such journals as The Journal of the American Medical Association, The American Journal of Psychiatry, Judicature, The Journal of the American Bar Association and The Journal of the California Bar Association; and author of more than a half dozen books including the definitive textbook of forensic psychiatry, Psychiatry In the Everyday Practice of Law, now in its fourth edition. He has written as well for the popular press and is arguably the only writer on this planet to have been published in both The Wall Street Journal and Cosmopolitan magazine. He is a frequent court appointee and has served as a consultant to the plaintiff and defense bar, as well as prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys. He has been a television guest of Larry King, Oprah and Ted Koppel, among many others.
His articles have appeared in scores of peer-reviewed psychiatric, medical and legal journals featuring his studies of:
- Undue influence
- Closed head “minor” brain injury
- Psychiatric malpractice
- Wrongful termination
- Eyewitness fallibility
- Sexual harassment
- Criminal responsibility
- Mental competence
- Psychopharmacology and drug toxicity
- Psychic trauma and emotional distress
Dr. Blinder has qualified as a psychiatric expert in courts throughout the United States. He has a private practice with primary offices in San Anselmo, CA (415-453-8920) and Ka’a’awa, HI (808-237-1044).
View Dr. Blinder’s Curriculum Vitae (1.2 MB, PDF Format)