Barbara J. Justice, MD Independent Medical Examiner
Curriculum Vitae

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Other Locations: Santa Ana, CA

Specialty 1: Forensic Psychiatry

Specialty 2: Psychiatry

Medical School: Howard University School of Medicine

Years in Practice: 40

  • Deposed/Testified 200+ times

Additional Information

Dr. Justice began her career in medicine as a surgeon in New York City. After 20 years as a practicing surgeon, she entered the field of Psychiatry and received training in a Fellowship program at UCLA. She is a Board Certified Forensic Psychiatrist with training in all aspects of psychiatry and the law. Dr. Justice has broad experience testifying in criminal and civil cases and has been deposed extensively upwards of 400 times. She has also testified frequently as mental health expert witness for the state of California. Her unique background in physical medicine, trauma, psychopharmacology and surgery, combined with her psychiatric expertise, gives her an in-depth understanding of the multitude of factors at issue in civil litigation cases. Dr. Justice is currently Attending Forensic Psychiatrist, Director of Psychiatric Training at the Department of State Hospital in Norwalk California. Dr. Justice received her MD and completed her surgery internship and residency at Presbyterian Medical Center, Department of Surgery, College of Physicians Surgeons of Columbia University, Harlem, where she was appointed Chief Resident. She returned to the same school to intern in adult psychiatry. Dr. Justice earned fellowships for Cultural Research in Psychiatry from the American Psychiatric Association, in Psychodynamic and Psychotherapy from New York University Psychodynamic Institute and in Forensic Psychiatry from the Department of Psychiatry University of California at UCLA.