Martin Blinder, M.D.

Forensic Psychiatry
Expert Witness Services

For over 50 years, Dr. Blinder has consulted on numerous legal cases throughout the United States and internationally with the majority of his work taking place in California and Hawaii.

Specializing in the areas of undue influence, testamentary capacity, will contest, sexual harrassment, mental capacity, competency to stand trial, psychiatric malpractice, wrongful termination, eyewitness fallibility, closed head ‘minor’ brain injury and criminal responsibility, among others, Dr. Blinder provides comprehensive, unbiased forensic psychiatric and psychological services to assist lawyers, medical professionals, insurance companies, employers in additon to serving the California and Hawaii Superior Courts, Federal Courts, 9th District, United States Department of Justice , Torts Branch and various States Attorneys General as a psychiatric consultant and court ordered psychiatric evaluator.

The 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 Bas Association, and Editor-in-Chief of Family Therapy, Dr. Blinder is the author of Psychiatry in the Everyday Practice of Law ( one of the standard texts employed in numerous Law universities.

A frequent court appointee and consultant to the plaintiff and defense bar, as well as prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys in California, Hawaii and internationally, Dr. Blinder’s areas of practice and expertise include:

Diminished Capacity
Closed head ‘minor’ brain injury
Psychiatric Malpractice
Wrongful Termination
Eyewitness Fallibility
Sexual Harassment
Criminal Responsibility
Mental Competence
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Undue Influence
Testimentary Capacity
Emotional Distress Assessment

Dr. Blinder received his MD from the Chicago Medical School and currently maintains licensure in California, Hawaii, Georgia & Kentucky.

He is a current member of the American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association (Distinguished Fellow), San Francisco Medical Society, American Academy of Psychiatry and Law, Association of Family Therapists, California Medical Association and Northern California Psychiatric Society.