Professor Ruffalo has testified in hundreds of legal cases and has been admitted as an expert witness in state court. He offers forensic consultation and expert witness testimony in cases involving psychiatric diagnosis, psychopathology, psychotherapy, and mental illness and responsibility. He takes special interest in cases involving civil commitment and the insanity defense.

Providing forensic consultation and expert witness testimony in the following areas:
  • The subjective nature of psychiatric diagnosis
  • The medicalization of human behavior as mental disorder
  • Responsibility and intentionality in persons said to have mental illness
  • The fallibility of retrospective forensic mental health evaluations
Professor Ruffalo brings to the courtroom years of experience as a psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, and professor of psychiatry and social work. If you are an attorney and wish to contact Professor Ruffalo regarding forensic services, please call him at (727) 266-0270 or email him at