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Forensic Practice Information

My forensic psychiatry services include consultations, psychiatric evaluations, and expert testimony. I engage a variety of civil, criminal, family and probate law matters including addiction, child and adolescent/custody, competency to stand trial and for decision-making, civil commitment, dangerousness, diminished intent, fitness for duty, harassment, immigration, insanity, placement, psychiatric and psychological autopsy, psychiatric disability/damages, psychiatric evaluation for treatment, psychopharmacology, and restoration of competency and sanity.

Accepted as an expert by State and Federal Courts with prior work within Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Alameda, Sacramento, Santa Clara, Kern, Imperial, Santa Barbara, Calaveras, Colusa, Del Norte, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Madera, Monterey, Napa, Plumas, San Bernardino, and Tuolumne Counties in California, the states of Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming. Additionally, for the United States Marine Corps and Coast Guard, the Virgin Islands, in the United Kingdom and for the Consulate General of the Netherlands.

To most effectively advise clients, I first offer a forensic consultation to evaluate the case from a psychiatric standpoint. Fees for consultation depend on the extent of the request. The recommendations that may have a bearing in the case are offered orally. At this stage, the professional relationship may be ended or continued in the more traditional format outlined below.

To begin the process of establishing a professional relationship for forensic services that will include a written report, send a letter requesting such services. If I am able to be of assistance, I will provide my fee schedule with a fee agreement. The professional relationship is established when I receive a letter or court order confirming the agreement accompanying the fee schedule. If the matter is confidential, extend attorney-client privilege in the letter or court order. At this time, please send all case materials.

Contact Info:
  • Email: nlavid@nathanlavidmd.com
  • Phone: (562) 912-4646
  • Fax: (562) 912-4647
  • Clinical Office:
    834 E. 4th Street, Suite F
    Long Beach, CA 90802
  • Mailing Address:
    65 Pine Avenue
    Long Beach, CA 90802