Forensic Practice

Dr. Adler is a practicing clinical psychiatrist with formal Forensic Psychiatry Training. He is Board Certified in Adult (#33030) and Child and Adolescent (#2903) Psychiatry.


Forensic Experience

Dr. Adler graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship in July 2000. He had experience in Forensic Psychiatry prior to his Fellowship training.

He has been retained by: The State of Washington, Seattle Public Schools, Northshore School System, State of Alaska Public Defender, King County Juvenile Court, as well as numerous attorneys.

Forensic Fees

Contact for forensic cases is primarily initiated by the attorney representing the interested party. Procedure dictates that our office acquire basic case details, such as the type of case (civil or criminal, and subcategory), the service requested, referral information, and any associated case deadlines.

The current fee is $425 per hour for all services. This includes, but is not limited to, client and collatoral interviews, record review, telephone calls, letters, reports, and travel time. Dr. Adler prorates time to the next highest five minutes. He also utilizes the services of an assistant whose time is billed out at $60 per hour.

The policy is to begin a case by record review. Clients are required to provide the relevant documents accompanied by a check reflecting the amount of time necessary to review the material.

Payment arrangements are often tailored to the particular needs of the retaining party. For example, school districts and other public institutions generate a purchase order but cannot make payment until services have been provided. For parenting evaluations, all estimated fees must be paid in advance. He will return any fees provided in excess of the services rendered, or alternately, will notify clients promptly if the funds have been exceeded.

When retained by a private attorney's office, the attorney, and not the client is the financially responsible party.

Fees for depositions and court appearances must be paid for 72 hours in advance. Fees are charged in hourly increments by prior agreement. In cases where there has been an underestimate for the time involved, prompt payment (10 business days) is expected.