Jeffrey Wittmann, Ph.D. Child Custody Forensic Consultation
Jeffrey Wittmann, Ph.D.Child Custody Forensic Consultation


Dr. Jeffrey Wittmann is a licensed psychologist and trial consultant whose practice concentrates on trial support for attorneys in custody and access matters and on forensic work-product (peer) reviews. He serves as a consultant for major law firms nationally and previously held an appointment as Adjunct Clinical Professor at The University of Albany where he taught forensic psychology at the doctoral level. Dr. Wittmann is a recognized expert on the intersection of law and psychology, on professional practices in the child custody area, and on Frye/Daubert issues related to expert testimony in family matters.  He has been a frequently utilized scholar-trainer for judges in Family, Supreme, and Appellate courts in New York and elsewhere nationally.  He has served on multiple editorial boards for professional journals and three Task Forces for the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), including the Task Force for the 2022 Guidelines for Parenting Plan Evaluations.  Dr. Wittmann is the author of “Custody Chaos, Personal Peace” (Perigee, 2001) and of numerous professional articles regarding forensic psychology and related ethical principles. Together with Timothy Tippins, Esq., he authored Empirical and Ethical Problems with Custody Recommendations: A Call for Clinical Humility and Judicial Vigilance, an award-winning and frequently cited article published in the Family Court Review in 2005.  In 2022 his Three Factor Ethical Reasoning Model for Court-Involved Professionals was published in the same journal.  His CAAS-R model for analyzing child custody evaluations has been widely used by attorneys in this country and elsewhere and is a comprehensive tool designed specifically to assist attorneys in negotiations and trial preparation, a model he outlines in his book “Evaluating Evaluations:  An Attorney’s Handbook for Analyzing Child Custody Reports, 2nd Ed” (MatLaw, 2024).

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