Forensic Psychiatric Services

Expert Legal Consultations, Evaluations, and Testimony

Dr. Gold is a nationally recognized Board-Certified Forensic Psychiatrist. She has been retained to provide expert opinions and testimony on psychiatric issues that arise in legal or administrative settings in hundreds of cases over the course of her career.  Dr. Gold has written the textbook (literally) on Forensic Psychiatry and has published extensively on topics such as sexual harassment and a range of employment litigation matters.  Dr. Gold is an expert witness retained by both plaintiff and defense.  A complete list of her credentials and publications can be found on the downloadable CV here.

Employment Litigation

Dr. Gold specializes in the forensic assessment of mental and emotional injuries with exceptional expertise in employment-related psychiatric problems, sexual harassment, emotional injuries, emotional damages, mental disability, and medical malpractice.

Dr. Gold consults to

  • Plaintiff and defense attorneys
  • Administrative agencies such as the EEOC
  • Consultative health agencies
  • Insurance companies
  • Federal and state government agencies

Dr. Gold brings extensive experience and significant expertise to bear in

  • Consultations in civil and criminal litigation
  • Forensic psychiatric evaluations and independent medical evaluations
  • Deposition and Courtroom Testimony
  • Case and Document Review
  • Consultation with attorneys

Dr. Gold routinely opines and gives testimony regarding psychiatric issues, emotional injuries and damages in a variety of civil and criminal matters, including:

  • Medical malpractice litigation
  • Standard of Care
  • Mental disability claims
  • Psychiatric claims in employment litigation including
    • Title VII claims
    • Sexual, gender, racial, or religious discrimination or harassment claims
    • ADA/ADAAA claims
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claims
  • State employment and human rights commissions claims
  • Violence risk assessments
  • Impaired professionals
  • Fitness for duty examinations
  • Long-term and short-term disability insurance claims

Malingering, causation, mitigation and long-term prognosis are considered.

Courts in which Dr. Gold has been recognized as an expert witness include:

Federal Courts

  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk Division
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland, Baltimore Division
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland, Southern Division
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Atlanta District Office

State Courts

District of Columbia

  • Superior Court of the District of Columbia


  • Alexandria Circuit Court
  • Alexandria General District Court
  • Alexandria Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court
  • Arlington County Circuit Court
  • Arlington County General District Court
  • Charlottesville Circuit Court
  • Fairfax County Circuit Court
  • Loudoun County Virginia Circuit Court
  • Prince William County Circuit Court


  • Frederick County, MD Circuit Court
  • Montgomery County Circuit Court
  • Montgomery County Human Rights Commission