John Zervopoulos

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John A. Zervopoulos, Ph.D., J.D., ABPP, a psychologist and lawyer, directs PsychologyLaw Partners, a forensic consulting service that applies the practical caselaw-based PLAN model to help lawyers critique mental health experts' work and testimony and effectively address the resulting evidentiary reliability issues in court.In addition, Dr. Zervopoulos writes and speaks extensively to lawyers and mental health professionals. His most recent book, How to Examine Mental Health Experts: A Family Lawyer's Handbook of Issues and Strategies—Second Ed. was published by the American Bar Association in 2020. Confronting Mental Health Evidence: A Practical PLAN to Examine Reliability and Experts in Family Law—Second Ed., also published by the ABA, was released in 2015. In addition, Dr. Zervopoulos also publishes PsychologyLaw Brief, a semimonthly email that offers lawyers practice tips to guide case preparation, assess the reliability of experts' methods and reasoning, and sharpen deposition and court examinations.Among his professional activities, Dr. Zervopoulos served on the Expert Witness Committee of the State Bar of Texas Family Law Section and contributed several papers to the committee's published manual. He also served on the American Psychological Association's Committee on Professional Practice and Standards and on the Committee on Legal Issues. Dr. Zervopoulos is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.He received his B.A. from Wheaton College (Illinois) in 1974, his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of North Texas in 1981, and his J.D. from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in 1993. In 2002, he earned board certification in Forensic Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology.Dr. Zervopoulos is online at and can be contacted by email at


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