Forensic Psychology (Legal Consultation, Independent Evaluation & Expert Testimony)

Bringing humanity, clarity, and scientific evidence to the courtroom

As Director of the Curry Psychology Group, Dr. Shannon Curry enjoys utilizing her psychological expertise to provide clear, articulate, and well-researched opinions in legal proceedings. She is a certified forensic examiner for the Hawaii Department of Courts and Corrections and serves as a registered psychological evaluator for California courts and law enforcement agencies. Dr. Curry has conducted hundreds of forensic psychological evaluations and provided influential expert reports and testimony to assist with the following civil and criminal matters:

  • Affirmative Defense (Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity [NGRI] / Insanity Defense; Duress)
  • Competency to Stand Trial (Fitness to Stand Trial / Adjudicative Competency)
  • Conditional Release / Release of Insanity Acquitee (Suitability, Safety, & Terms)
  • Dangerousness / Risk for Violence / Risk Management
  • Mental / Intellectual Disability
  • Personal Injury (Emotional / Psychological Injury)
  • Malingering
  • Mental Health Diversion
  • Military Combat-Related Disability Determination & Appeals
  • Military Fitness for Duty
  • Military Records Corrections (Characterization of Service and Discharge Status) Related to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Mental Illness, Assault, and/or Harassment
  • Protection Orders
  • Sentencing Mitigation


Attorneys seeking an evaluation, consultation, or expert testimony, call:
(949) 258-7777

Please Note:

Dr. Curry works directly with defense attorneys, prosecutors, and the courts. She does not work directly with the parties to a civil or criminal case. As such, initial contact with our office must be made by an attorney, not the represented party.  If you are involved in a legal matter, please have your attorney reach out.