​Why should psychological testing be considered in an civil case?
What a Forensic Psychologist Does
for a Civil Attorney
If you need to schedule testing
or have questions about forensic psychology for civil litigation​

call ​916 - 672 - 2201
or email
Baljit@PlacerPsychology.com

By listening to live or recorded depositions, I help you detect spoken fabrications and evaluate body language and other signs of truth vs lies or self serving exaggeration.


​I can assess your clients:

  • ​mental capacity to reason and deliberate
  • ​ability to hold consistent values and goals 
  • ability to appreciate their circumstances
  • level of comprehension 
  • ​ability to rationally communicate their choices 

​With my expert psychological observations and analysis, you'll know whether your client is emotionally able to behave with decorum in legal proceedings, intellectually able to understand ramifications of case strategies, and legally competent to stand trial.

I speak fluent Punjabi and can interview Indian Punjabi clients in their native tongue
Placer Psychology
Baljit Atwal, PhD
Clinical & Forensic Psychologist
916 - 672 - 2201
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To evaluate civil litigants by listening to live or recorded depositions to help you detect spoken fabrications and evaluate body language and other signs of truth or self-serving lies or exaggeration.

To assess your client’s:
  • mental capacity to reason and deliberate
  • ability to hold consistent values and goals
  • ability to appreciate their circumstances
  • level of comprehension
  • ability to rationally communicate their choices
  • competency to participate in legal proceedings
I can assist on cases of:
  • Psychological Malpractice
  • Police Brutality
  • Civil Rights Cases
  • Psychological Injury (PTSD, Depression, Bipolar, Anxiety)
Why should a Forensic Psychologist  
​Be Considered in a Civil Case?
As a forensic psychologist, I can help you prepare your civil litigation. My evaluation reports for civil cases include documenting psychological injury.

As a forensic psychologist, I can conduct an evaluation that will include psychological testing and may support your case.​​

Specifically, civil attorneys often refer clients because they have these types of questions:

1. ​Does my client have clinically verified emotional distress?

2. ​​Are there psychological symptoms to substantiate claims of harassment, discrimination, abuse or potential for violence that will support my case?

3. ​​What is my client's diagnosis?

4. ​​Could my client competently participate in a court
proceeding?

5. ​​Did my client suffer trauma, and are they affected by
PTSD?

6. Is my client psychologically fit to parent?​​

My evaluations for civil attorneys include a clinical interview, thorough document review and psychodiagnostic testing. My services are comprehensive and cost-effective. In my role as an evaluating forensic psychologist, you will get timely reports, and I can be available for expert testimony.

When a civil case is complicated by a criminal history, I can
provide psychological testing to evaluate the presence of mitigating psychopathology.
​Evaluating, Testifying, Consulting, Treating, Expert Witness ~
​Psychological Evaluations for Civil, Criminal, Immigration Cases and Defense or Prosecuting Attorneys
Diagnostic Evaluations ~ Fitness to Serve Assessments
Forensic Education for Psychotherapists Called to Court


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All Rights Reserved​​​​


Providing Psychological Testing, Forensic
​and Consultation Services ​
for​ Rocklin  | Roseville  | Loomis  | Sacramento ​​