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 State of Hawaii Department of Courts and Corrections and has more than ten years of experience providing influential expert testimony and hundreds of evaluations in both civil and criminal hearings pertaining to:

  • Affirmative Defense (related to situational, social, behavioral, or psychological factors)
  • Competency to Stand Trial
  • Conditional Release/Release of Insanity Acquitee (suitability/safety/terms)
  • Dangerousness/Risk for Violence
  • Disability Qualification
  • Emotional Injury
  • Fitness to Stand Trial
  • Insanity Defense
  • Malingering (Faking)
  • Mental Health Diversion
  • Military Combat-Related Disability & Discharge Upgrades
  • Protection Orders
  • Sentencing (Mitigation, Diminished Capacity, Volitional Arm Defense)

Dr. Curry has been privately retained for evaluation and expert testimony in the following cases:

  • 2014: Appeal of intellectual disability qualification denial (retained by petitioner). Outcome: 100% disability rating & back-pay of associated benefits.
  • 2014: Emotional injury of a minor (retained by plaintiff). Outcome: Monetary settlement.
  • 2014: Military combat-related disability (retained by petitioner). Outcome: 100% Disability Rating & Associated Benefits
  • 2015: Murder in the first degree- conditional release (retained by defense). Outcome: Request denied.
  • 2015: Military combat-related disability (retained by petitioner). Outcome: 100% Disability Rating & Associated Benefits
  • 2015: Emotional injury (retained by plaintiff). Outcome: Monetary settlement
  • 2017: Disability education rights (retained by plaintiff). Outcome: Monetary settlement & enforcement of the right
  • 2017: Military combat-related disability (retained by petitioner). Outcome: 100% Disability rating & associated benefits
  • 2018: Military combat-related disability (retained by petitioner). Outcome: 100% Disability rating, backpay, & benefits
  • 2019: Felony possession with intent to distribute (retained by the defense). Outcome: Mental Health Diversion Granted
  • 2019: Protective order- IPV & stalking (retained by the plaintiff). Outcome: Protection issued
  • 2019: Emotional injury (retained by the plaintiff). Outcome: Monetary settlement
  • 2020: Domestic battery (retained by the defense). Outcome: Dismissed without charges
  • 2020: Military discharge upgrade (retained by plaintiff). In Progress
  • 2020: Attempted robbery (retained by the defense). In Progress
  • 2020: Vehicular manslaughter (retained by the defense). In Progress 
  • 2021: Defamation (retained by the plaintiff). In Progress
  • 2021: Arson of inhabited structure (retained by the defense). In Progress

For more information on Dr. Curry and her areas of specialization, please visit her bio here.

Dr. Curry can only engage with attorneys or the Court regarding her forensic services. If you are involved in a legal matter and are interested in Dr. Curry’s services, please ask your attorney to contact the office.

Attorneys, please call:

949.258.7777
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