Dr. Max Wachtel has specialized training and experience in evaluating and working in the forensic setting. He has conducted and supervised hundreds of evaluations, including mental health evaluations, competency to stand trial evaluations and civil lawsuit evaluations. He has worked with cases ranging from misdemeanors to felony murder. In addition, he has acted as expert witness in criminal trials and has advised defense and prosecuting attorneys during court hearings.
Dr. Wachtel has examined medical records for attorneys and is familiar with Colorado and Federal Rules of Procedure for both criminal and civil cases.
Dr. Wachtel is dedicated to the field of forensic psychology, and he is passionate about his work. He understands the importance of protecting an individual's Constitutional Rights, and he strives to balance those protections with the needs and protection of the public. He is not a "hired gun," and he will not always tell you what you want to hear. He will be honest and will present a full picture of the data to you. And, if the information he gathers can be helpful to your case, he will assist you in any way he can.