Forensic Psychiatrist

Board-Certified in

Forensic Psychiatry

Brain Injury Medicine


call_us (832) Houston, TX – Nationwide

Skilled Medico-Legal Assessment

Dr. Adhia draws on skill, years of training and experience to determine medical findings based in hard science. Free of bias.

Objectivity is the cornerstone of Dr. Adhia’s practice.

Sanjay Adhia, M.D.

Dr. Adhia is a skilled Forensic Psychiatrist

Expert Witness

Med-Legal Consultant

Triple Board-Certified in

 Forensic Psychiatry


Brain Injury Medicine

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Dr. Adhia is among an elite group of doctors holding Board Certification in all 3 disciplines: Brain Injury Medicine (BIM,) Forensic Psychiatry and Psychiatry.

There are fewer than a dozen such qualified doctors in the United States.

Administrative Law


Civil Litigation





Independent Medical Examinations


Review medical and legal records

Written Reports

Expert findings and medico-legal opinion

Testimony as a Disclosed Expert Witness

The Future: To Be Made Whole.

  • Prognosis
  • Treatment Planning
  • Restoration

Legal Consultant

  • Case assessment, psychiatric factors.
  • Decode opinions by other experts.
  • Mitigation.
  • Assist attorneys to get the most out of their deposition.

“Dr. Adhia was an excellent witness for our defense.  A qualified expert, he traveled to Georgia from Texas on short notice and provided critical testimony.  The prosecution couldn’t touch him, but they will probably need him in the future.”

Arturo Corsa, Esq.

The Corsa Law Center

“…Even the prosecutor indicated that he was impressed with the report.  It was so thorough in fact that we reached an agreement that prevented the need for a trial.”

Dr. Adhia did a thorough evaluation of my client and considered medical reports and records. My client suffered from a complicating factor Dr. Adhia explained for the layperson and incorporated into his opinions…[his report] was so thorough in fact that we reached an agreement that prevented the need for a trial

I would highly recommend Dr. Adhia.

Jim James, Esq.

James & Reynolds, Attorneys at Law


Faculty Appointments / Teaching Experience

  • University of Texas Health and Science Center, Department of Psychiatry

  • University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry

  • University of Texas Health and Science Center, Department of Psychiatry Department about Forensic Psychiatry, lecturer and supervise / mentor residents in Forensic Psychiatry

Government Service

Governor’s Advisory Committee to the Texas Board of Criminal Justice on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments.

Community-Based Mental Health 

PACE Mental Health Clinic serves the Sugar Land, Texas community, a satellite of Houston. As Medical Director and Psychiatrist, Dr. Adhia is committed to community-based mental health.

Physicians for Human Rights Asylum Network

Dr. Adhia volunteers with Physicians for Human Rights Asylum Network conducting forensic evaluations of victims of traumatic violence, kidnapping, rape, assault and human trafficking.



Dr. Adhia is honored by Texas Governor Abbott’s appointment and confirmation by the Texas State Senate.

Advisory Committee To The Texas Board Of Criminal Justice On Offenders With Medical Or Mental Impairments

“Governor Greg Abbott has …appointed Sanjay Adhia, M.D. …to the Advisory Committee to the Texas Board of Criminal Justice on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments …The committee advises the board and the director of the Texas Correctional Office on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments on matters related to offenders with medical or mental impairments.”

Two elements of almost every lawsuit


Interpretation of Events

Attorneys and juries are first faced with the behavior of all the parties.

Behavior, however, is not a psychiatric condition. But it might be influenced by one.

If Dr. Adhia finds a diagnostically significant psychiatric disorder exists–or not–his opinions as a psychiatrist, as a physician, can contribute to everyone’s ability to make informed decisions.

Including attorneys, the parties themselves and, of course triers of fact.

Legal consulting is different from serving as an Expert Witness. Dr. Adhia educates attorneys about psychiatric issues impacting the case, whether defense or plaintiff. He assists with trial and deposition prep. He shares insight into important psychiatric features which might influence the attorney’s case strategy.

On this site, Dr. Adhia explains more from a medico-legal perspective.

  • Mood Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Impulse and Bipolar Disorders.
  •  Medication interactions. Addiction. Drug Abuse. Impact on Behavior. Read more in, Dr. Adhia’s featured article
  • Standard of Care in treatment and institutional settings including psychiatric hospitals, prisons, and treatment facilities differ.
  • Correctional Setting, Malpractice, Treatment, Forensically Relevant Conditions
  • Case studies.
  • Competency.  Psychiatric and mental functioning impact applicable to entering into a contract or Will, Brain Injury, Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, Disabilities (IDD), competency to stand trial (Dr. Adhia has conducted over 40 CST assessments) and Insanity (NGRI).
  • Suicide and self-harm.
  • Diagnosis and treatment planning.

Additional expertise is discussed on this site and on Dr. Adhia’s CV provided.



Evaluating Medical and Legal Records by a Forensic Psychiatrist


Alcohol and Drug Abuse / Impact on Judgment


Forensic IME Independent Medical Examination


Psychopharmacology: Impact of Medication and Drugs

Looking for a therapist? PACE Mental Health Clinic in Sugar Land, Texas (near Houston) provides mental health services and treatment options. Proceed to PACE website.


Dr. Adhia welcomes inquiry from attorneys for plaintiff or defense. Call to discuss your case and psychiatric factors in claims, damages, and liability.,

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