Legal and Forensic Consultation:

  1.     Contested Wills and Trusts.

  2.     Testamentary Capacity, including Undue Influence and Insane Delusions.

  3.     Geriatric Competence.

  4.     Dementia and Delirium, including Alzheimer’s Disease.

  5.     Geriatric Psychiatry Evaluation and Treatment, including Psychiatric Medication and Psychotherapeutic Issues.

  6.     Depression and Anxiety Disorders in the Aged.

  7.     Relationship Problems between the Elderly and their Adult Children.

  8.     Aging and Mental Disorders.

  9.     Geriatric Psychiatry issues concerning Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Independent and Assisted Living Facilities.

  10.     Medicare Psychiatric Services Coding and Documentation.


Available to serve as an Expert Consultant and Expert Witness, and do Legal and Forensic Consultation, Record Review, and Assessments concerning Psychiatric Issues in Older Individuals.

Available to work with Plaintiff or Defense.

Areas of Expertise:

I am a Member of the Task Force on Testamentary Capacity and Undue Influence, for the International PsychoGeriatric Association.

Last Revision April, 2019

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Qualified as an Expert Witness in Superior Court of California for the Counties of Fresno, Contra Costa, Mendocino and Napa, in The Third Judicial District Court in and for Salt Lake County, State Of Utah, and in the District Court of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma, on matters of geriatric psychiatric relevance, including, but not limited to, geriatric psychiatric conditions, competence, capacity including testamentary capacity, and undue influence.

I am the author of the article “Does Your Client Have Testamentary Capacity? Mental Health and Memory Issues That Affect Estate Planning “, published in California Estates and Trusts Quarterly, Volume 17, Issue 2, 2011.

On June 13, 2012, I presented a program on this topic at the East Bay Trusts & Estates Lawyers Third Annual Spring Symposium, in Oakland, California.

In 2013, 2014, and 2015, I presented and participated in Mock Trial Symposia at the Annual Meetings of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, to diverse audiences of mental health care providers from the United States and Canada.  The topics of these Mock Trials included Contested Wills and Trusts, Testamentary Capacity, Undue Influence, and Financial Abuse of the Elderly.

I wrote an article “What Psychiatric Issues Lead to Problems in Nursing Homes?”, published on-line in Medical Law Perspectives, May, 2018,

For inquiries concerning legal and forensic consultation, record review, and expert witness services:

Elliott M. Stein, M.D.

Director of Psychiatry

Jewish Home of San Francisco

302 Silver Ave.

San Francisco, CA 94112

Phone: 415-672-9352