John M. Fabian, PsyD, JD, ABPP
John Matthew Fabian Psy.D., J.D., ABPP, is double board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in both forensic psychology and clinical psychology. He is a fellowship trained clinical neuropsychologist and practices primarily as a forensic psychologist and forensic neuropsychologist in criminal and civil as well as family law cases.
Dr. Fabian was formerly director of a state court psychiatric clinic in Ohio conducting pretrial and presentence evaluations and consulted at two other adult and one juvenile court psychiatric clinics. While practicing as a full-time court psychologist, he earned his law degree and obtained specialized training in forensic psychiatry and the law at Case Western Reserve Law School. While in law school he had two law review articles published on forensic psychological evaluations in death penalty and sexually violent predator legal proceedings.
Dr. Fabian then served as a forensic psychologist at Minnesota Security Hospital (the state’s maximum security forensic psychiatric hospital) conducting pretrial and presentence evaluations and specializing with both violence and sexual violence risk assessment with the Mentally Ill and Dangerous and Sexually Dangerous Persons civil commitment populations. He also consulted with the Federal Bureau of Prisons forensic studies center examining federal criminal offenders.
Dr. Fabian has testified in state and federal courts throughout the United States and has evaluated over 4000 adult and juvenile cases including 700 murder cases. He has examined criminal and civil cases in approximately 25 states and has testified 400 times in about 20 states. He has extensive history in consulting and examining civil forensic psychological and neuropsychological matters that often focus on PTSD and traumatic brain injury.
In addition to his forensic experience, Dr. Fabian has practiced extensively in clinical neuropsychology and has consulted with Neurology and Neurosciences Associates examining adults with severe neurological conditions and with Applewood Psychiatric Centers examining high risk urban children and adolescents exposed to complex trauma and neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Fabian has also worked as a clinical neuropsychologist and fellow at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine Center for Neuropsychological Services and Raymond G. Murphy Veteran’s Administration Polytrauma Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD unit, and he also specializes in military forensic expert witness evaluations and testimony.
Dr. Fabian has faculty appointments at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston McGovern Medical School Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program and at the Forensic Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Center for Forensic Behavioral Science.
In addition to teaching courses in forensic psychology, neuropsychology and the law, and violence risk assessment, he is published in law review, peer review, and bar journals. Dr. Fabian’s primary offices are located in Texas and Florida.
Dr. Fabian has been an independent contractor to fpamed since 2021.
References available upon request.