Expert Witness and Family Law Consultation Services
Expert Witness Services
In addition to conducting child custody evaluations for the Superior Court, Dr. Pickar performs
several other types of evaluations in the civil litigation area. He has completed personal injury
evaluations (both plaintiff and defense) with children and adults, as well as evaluations
regarding allegations of sexual abuse and domestic violence, termination of parental rights, and
guardianship and adoption evaluations. He has provided expert testimony in the following
California Jurisdictions: Lake County, Marin County, Mendocino County, Napa County, San Francisco
County, Alameda County, Solano County and Sonoma County.
Family Law Consultation Services
Dr. Pickar provides consultation to family law attorneys regarding complex child custody issues such as: domestic violence, alienation and parent-child contact problems, children with special needs, and allegations of child sexual abuse.
For Family Law Attorneys, Dr. Pickar also offers work product reviews of other psychologists' child
custody evaluation reports. A work product review of another evaluator would offer commentary
regarding the evaluator's procedures, the selecting of testing instruments, the interpretation of
psychological testing data, and the degree to which opinions expressed are or are not supported by
the data presented. If a work product review revealed significant methodological errors or
deficiencies in the evaluator's report, Dr. Pickar would then be available for trial preparation,
such as assisting an attorney prepare specific questions for the evaluator during cross
examination. He would also be available to offer testimony regarding the deficiencies identified
in the review of an evaluator's work.