Emily  Ziegler Independent Medical Examiner
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Company: Coastal Medical Evaluations & Billing
  • Phone: 916-217-9784
  • Fax: 619-303-3306
  • Website: coastalevals.com
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Other Locations: Vista, CA; San Diego, CA; Chula Vista, CA; El Centro, CA

Specialty 1: Forensic Psychology

Specialty 2: Psychology

Specialty Focus: Qualified Medical Examinations, Compensation and Pension Examinations, assessment and diagnosis of mood, thought, and personality disorders, violence risk assessment, disability, malingering, PTSD, and substance abuse.

License(s): CA

Years in Practice: 17

  • 9 years performing IMEs
  • 100+ IMEs performed
  • Deposed/Testified 20+ times

Additional Information

As a forensic psychologist, I have extensive experience in the diagnosis and assessment of mood, thought, and personality disorders. I began my career assessing and providing treatment to recently paroled high-risk sex offenders and, since then, have become adept at understanding the interplay between the most common forensic issues; namely, substance abuse, personality disorder, malingering, and sequela from physical/sexual trauma. I provide expert testimony regarding violence risk for individuals with severe psychiatric conditions and also participate in depositions. I have been Qualified Medical Examiner for the California Department of Industrial Relations since 2012 and, in that capacity, provide full-battery assessments in cases of an alleged industrially-related psychiatric injury. I also have extensive experience working closely with lawyers in cases of disputed service-connection/disability rating for veterans. I aim to provide thorough, accurate, and transparent reader-friendly reports and am able to do so on a tight deadline. While professional, I am friendly, responsive, and able to develop and maintain rapport with the most challenging of clients.