Forensic Services

Dr. Farmilant has been conducting forensic evaluations since 1999. His reports are clearly written, well researched and referenced, and defensable.

He will help attorneys develop referral questions that answer the relevant questions, and writes opinions "to the applicable law, from the scientific research".

His experience convers a range of forensic issues including:

* 604.10 (formerly 404(b) and 215 Custody Evaluation

* USCIS N-648 Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions

* USCIS Oath Waiver

* USCIS Extreme and Exceptional Hardship Waivers

* Damages assessment in civil rights litigation

* Damages assessment in personal injury litigation

* Malingering in personal injury litigation

* Evaluation of psychological reports to develop direct and cross questions for attorneys

* Sentencing evaluations for County and Federal Court

Two main areas of focus encompass the majority of Dr. Farmilant’s work in the legal arena. Both draw on his expertise on the diverse responses to stress and trauma and human resilience. His psychological evaluations place behaviors in culturally relevant contexts. He also provides psychological evaluations to assess whether or not damages have occurred in alleged employment discrimination due to race, ethnic origins, and or gender.

Dr. Farmilant’s extensive background (including 20+ years experience teaching at the undergraduate and post-gradiate levels, conducting psychological evaluation, public speaking, provoding psychotherapy, and writing) ensures that his reports are clear, concise, and comprehensive. They are easily understood by professional as well as lay people. He is equally adept at clearly describing psychological constructs and dynamics to judges, juries, and attorneys.

He will review background material already in evidence, and is an expert in organizing and making sense of voluminous records that are typically compiled in forensic investigation. He will also develop a battery of psychological tests, using standardized, defensible instruments to answer the referral question in the most economical way possible. He may also identify individuals with whom collateral interviews will be useful in completing the evaluation and conduct those interviews. Reports are completed according to the format most useful to the referring counsel, and can range in length from a brief opinion to a comprehensive bio-psycho-social study.