Dr. John F. Fielder is a clinical & forensic psychologist in private practice who has testified and consulted in hundreds of legal cases. He is the former Director of Training in clinical psychology at McAuley Neuropsychiatric Institute at St. Mary's Hospital & Medical Center in San Francisco.
During his tenure at McAuley he also served on the faculty of the Adult & Child Psychiatry Residency training programs and for a period of time the Chief of the Outpatient Department in Psychiatry and served as the Chief Psychologist for the Chemical Dependency Program. As an affiliate member of the medical staff he had admission privileges, and, in addition to treating inpatients he was a regular consultant to neurologists, psychiatrists, and the general medical staff in a wide range of cases involving psychological issues.
Dr. Fielder also opened a private practice in San Francisco in 1980 and founded the California Institute of Psychology along with several colleagues after leaving McAuley Institute. He went on to found the Daubert Institute after the US Supreme Court set the new standard for scientific evidence that was embodied in Rule 702 of the Federal Rules of Evidence.
He also has extensive experience evaluating inmates in a maximum security prison in California for eleven years including two cases in which inmates murdered their cellmates only hours prior to the evaluations.
Child sexual abuse/Molestation
Assault and Battery
Elder Competency Evaluations
Board of Behavioral Sciences Ethics Expert
Suicide Risk Assessment
Mortgage Company Abuse
See recent posts on Linkedin regarding declarations for Daubert & in limine motions and a case of abrupt onset sexual predatory behavior in a member of the military.
Expert testimony on marijuana for the Alaska State Senate.
Seminars on the impact of Daubert on psychiatric and psychological testimony for law firms, corporate counsel, California DOJ and Placer Bar Association.
Wrote the introduction for the English translation of Atlas of Forensic and Criminal Psychology by Dr. Bernat-N. Tiffon who is a prominent Barcelona, Spain forensic psychologist.
United Law Center
Law Offices of Bruce Osterman
PG&E Legal Department
Levangie Law Group
Payne & Fears
Law Offices of John Feldman, III
Law Offices of Elisa Ungerman
US Military Courts-Martial
Hatmaker Law Group
Law Offices of John B. McMorrow
Bledsoe, Diestel, Treppa & Crane
Phillips Spallas & Angstadt
Law Offices of Aaron Rocke
Law Office of Dennis Hyde