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Michael J. Perrotti, PhD

Michael J. Perrotti, PhD Inc.

3 Pointe Dr, Suite 303
Brea, CA 92821
P: (714) 528-0100
F: (714) 528-2575


Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Keck School of Medicine, USC (2005-2006)

Court-certified specialist, neuropsychology, eyewitness ID and false confessions

Invited CLE Lecture to Orange County Superior Court, Child’s Counsel Section: Assessment of Child Sexual Abuse Allegations.

Fitness for Duty and Violence Risk Assessment

Court Certified Expert in False Confessions and Eyewitness Identification Expert

Psycholegal Evaluation of Sex Offenders

Court Certified Expert in Neuropsychology

Award, President’s Council on Services and Civic Participation, The White House

Member Professional Services Reserve, Orange County Sheriff

Featured Article on Complex PTSD, American Psychological Association, Division of Trauma Psychology.

Expert Consultant, State of California, Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Behavioral Sciences, Enforcement Division.

Expert consultant, California Board of Psychology-Enforcement Division

Expert Child Custody Evaluator, Orange County and San Bernardino County Superior Courts.

Bonding Studies Expert

Expert Independent Medical Examination

Published Expert in Brain Injury

Defense and Plaintiff Expert in Clergy Abuse, Personal Injury

Consulting Expert, Department of Health and Human Services

Expert Witness, Police Misconduct and Taser Use

Crime Scene Investigation Expert

Consultant to Domestic Violence Program (Pro Bono) Interface Children and Family Services; Ventura County

Consultant Pro Bono Rape Crisis Center, Ventura County

Fitness Assessments for the Military Command

Published Expert (2015)- Methodology of Bonding Studies in Child Custody Evaluations, Springer

Second Opinion Forensic Assessments- Child Custody Evaluations

Second Opinion Forensic Assessments- Peace Officer Screening Examinations

Expert Analysis of Criminal Intent

Effects of Brain Trauma on Criminal Intent,

Assessment of Child Sexual Abuse Allegations

Expert Assessment of Standard of care


Education / Licenses

2018 Penn State Course on Brain Imaging

Georgia Health Science University

Augusta, Georgia

Online Course Sponsored by National Academy of Neuropsychology

April 2014

16 week course in Clinical Neuroanatomy; Professor, School of Allied Health Sciences and School of Graduate Studies, Gregory Lee, Ph.D. ABPP-CN

November 2016

9 week course in Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology: Professor of Neurology, Medical College of Georgia, Gregory P. Lee, Ph.D.

Alliant University

San Diego, California

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology 1979

New School for Social Research

New York, New York

Ph.D. Program in Psychology

Virginia Commonwealth University        

Richmond, Virginia

M.S. Degree in Clinical Psychology  1968

Vice-President, Psi Chi, National Honor Society in Psychology

University of Delaware  

Newark, Delaware

B.A. Degree in Applied Psychology  1966

Tuition Scholarship

Dean’s List



Psychologist, California Licensed Psychologist (Inactive) Pennsylvania

Licensed Marriage, Family, & Child Counselor, California

National Register of Health Service Psychologists , California

Independent Medical Examiner, California 1990-93

Superior Court Adult and Juvenile Panel Court Appointed Expert- Orange County, California

Superior Court, Adult and Juvenile Panel – Los Angeles County, California

Court Appointed Expert Superior Court – Kern County, California

Adult and Juvenile Panel, Expert Evaluator Child Custody – San Bernardino & Riverside Counties, California

Los Angeles County Superior Court: Confession & Eyewitnesses ID; Court Certified Expert- Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles County Superior Court: Neuropsychology/neurology; Court Certified Expert- Los Angeles, California

Orange County Superior Court: Expert Child Custody Evaluator

Certified Forensic Expert- Inland Southern Chapter of California Psychological Association

Guest Editor: A Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, Williams and Wilkins.


Years in Practice

36 years

Primary Areas of Expertise

Forensic Psychology


Clinical and Medical Psychology

Sport Psychology

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