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Neuropsychologist and Expert Witness

Bonny J. Forrest, JD, Ph.D.

Bonny J. Forrest, JD, Ph.D.

555 Front Street, Suite 1403
San Diego, California 92101

Phone(917) 687-0271

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I am a psychologist with specialized training in neuropsychology, with an emphasis on cognitive, intellectual and social-emotional development and disabilities. While I have substantial research and teaching experience in academic settings, I devote most of my time to hands-on, "real-world" clinical work. After post-doctoral work at Yale, Columbia and the National Institutes of Mental Health, I directed clinics serving large populations as well as conducting my own private practice. I also practiced law at major firms for over a decade.


Dr. Forrest’s daily work includes therapy, assessment, consultation, speaking and writing, and advocacy.

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Professional Experience


• Creator of online screening program for children’s mental health:
• Expert witness on Psychology issues in court cases nationally (e.g., Olmstead/ADA)
• Teaching Experience: Instructor, Columbia University, Loyola University, California School of Professional Psychology, Indiana University (e.g., Brain and Behavior, Biological Bases of Behavior, Assessment and Advocacy)
• Director of Early Childhood Parenting Programs and Community Mental Health Clinics
• Special Guest Researcher, National Institute of Mental Health


• Expert witness on legal issues in court cases nationally (e.g., death penalty)
• Teaching Experience: Instructor, Columbia University, Loyola University, California School of Professional Psychology, Indiana University
• Pro Bono Attorney and Director for Civil Rights Litigation, Major New York Law Firm
• Vice President and Senior Counsel, Emerging Markets Derivatives and Mergers and Acquisitions, Major New York Investment Banks


Psychology-New York and California; MD, DC inactive
Law (inactive)-New York and California

Legal Experience & Services

Practiced as an attorney for over a decade before becoming a psychologist.


Member, American Psychological Association, San Diego Psychological Association; National Academy of Neuropsychology;; Immigration Justice Project San Diego.

Seminars & Training

I have taken and conducted a number of seminars and extra training in evidence-based practices.


Associate Editor, Child Neuropsychology. Publications available upon request.

Professional References

Upon request.


Fellowship-National Institute of Mental Health/Columbia University
Fellowship-Yale University
PhD-Columbia University-Psychology-Pediatric Neuropsychology
JD-Indiana University
BA-Purdue University-Criminal Justice/Sociology

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