Demosthenes Lorandos

Demosthenes Lorandos

Location:
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Phone:
734-249-6170
Fax:
888-995-7868
Email:

Demosthenes Lorandos, PhD, JD, is unique in the legal community. Besides being an attorney and member of the California, Michigan, and New York state bars, as well as a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, Dr. Lorandos is also a PhD-level psychologist with many years of clinical experience.

In addition to being in constant demand across the country as a litigator, Dr. Lorandos is also a noted author and speaker, having authored or co-authored such works as Cross Examining Experts in the Behavioral Sciences, The International Handbook of Parental Alienation Syndrome, and Benchbook in the Behavioral Sciences.

Areas of Practice

  • State and Federal Felonies
  • State Appellate Practice
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • US Supreme Court

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1993
  • California, 1995
  • New York, 2006
  • District of Columbia, 2009
  • Tennessee, 2010

Education

  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Detroit, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1991
    • Honors: Top 10% of Class
  • Union Graduate School, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • Ph.D. - 1978
    • Major: Clinical Psychology
  • New York School for Social Research, New York, New York
    • M.A. - 1972
    • Honors: Recipient of Graduate Faculty in Social Sciences Scholarship Award
    • Major: Personality Psychology
  • San Francisco State University
    • B.A. - 1969
    • Major: Psychology

Published Works

  • Lorandos, D. The Litigator’s Handbook of Forensic Medicine, Psychiatry and Psychology, Eagan, Minnesota, West Group - Three Volumes, (in press 2016)
  • Lorandos, D. and Bone, M.J. Child Custody Evaluation in. in Morewitz, S.J and Goldstein, M. [Eds.] (in press, 2015) Handbook of Child Custody Evaluations, Springer, New York.
  • Kline, Christina T., Lorandos, D., & Spence, M. ‘If DNA, Then Guilty’: Strategies for Overcoming Juror Assumptions About DNA Evidence In Criminal Trials - 39 Champion, The Journal of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2015
  • Lorandos, D., Bernet, W. and Sauber, R. [Eds.] (2013), Parental Alienation: Handbook for Mental Health and Legal Professionals, Springfield, Illinois, Charles C. Thomas Publisher, Ltd.
  • Lorandos, D., Parental Alienation in Morewitz, S.J and Goldstein, M. [Eds.] (2013), The Handbook of Forensic Psychology and Forensic Sociology, Springer, New York
  • Lorandos, D., (2013) Managing Clients in Life Threatening Litigation. 39 (No. 3) Litigation Summer, 2013
  • Lorandos, D. Understanding the Benefits and Challenges in Inside the Minds: Utilizing Forensic Science in Criminal Cases. Aspatore Books, Egan, Minnesota, 2012
  • Campbell, T.W. and Lorandos, D. Cross Examining Experts in the Behavioral Sciences, Eagan, Minnesota, West Group - Two Volumes, 2011 – Annual Updates through 2014
  • Lorandos, D. Saving Tonya Craft: An Integration of Science and Law - 35 Champion, The Journal of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2011
  • Demosthenes Lorandos and Ashish Joshi, Is That What I Meant? Litigating Intent in White Collar Crime, The Champion, Sept./Oct., 2007
  • Lorandos, D. Parental Alienation Syndrome in American Law, in Gardner, R., Sauber, R. and Lorandos, D. [Eds.] , The International Handbook of Parental Alienation Syndrome: Conceptual, Clinical and Legal Considerations, Springfield, Illinois, Charles C. Thomas Publisher, Ltd., 2006
  • Lorandos, D. and Campbell, T.W. Benchbook in the Behavioral Sciences Social Work, Durham, North Carolina, Carolina Academic Press, 2005
  • Lorandos, D. Secrecy & Genetics in Adoption Law & Practice. 27, Loyola University of Chicago Law Journal 277., 1996
  • Finding the Right Expert in: Expert Witnesses: Beyond Junk Science and Daubert, Institute of Continuing Legal Education Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1995
  • Lorandos, D. and Campbell, T. Myths and Realities of Sexual Abuse Evaluation and Diagnosis: A Call for Judicial Guidelines. 7 , Issues in Child Abuse Accusations 1., 1995
  • Lorandos, D. Change in Adolescent Boys at Teen Ranch: A Five-Year Study 25, Adolescence 509, 1990
  • Lorandos, D. Adolescents in Residential Treatment: A Six-Year Comparison., Adolescent Psychiatry - Developmental & Clinical Studies Vol. 17 The University of Chicago Press., 1990

Classes/Seminars

  • ‘Suggestibility of Children in Abuse Cases’ , Indiana Public Defenders Council Forensics Seminar Indianapolis, Indiana, December 2014
  • Winning the Battle of Experts in Sex Cases - NACDL’s 5th Annual Defending Sex Crimes Conference “Zealous Advocacy in Sexual Assault & Child Victims Cases”, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2014
  • Parental Alienation in North America - A review of 3,000 cases from the United States and Canada:1986 - 2011, International Academy of Law and Mental Health - Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2013
  • Consultation and Treatment in High Conflict and Parental Alienation Cases, American College of Forensic Psychology -29th Annual Symposium - San Diego, 2013
  • Trial planning with the attorney - what forensic psychology brings to the picnic., American College of Forensic Psychology - 28th Annual Symposium - San Francisco, 2012
  • The Integration of Science & Law, Saving Tonya Craft. American College of Forensic Psychology - 27th Annual Symposium - San Diego, 2011
  • Mock Trial Presentation on Issue of Alleged Psychologist Negligence Trial, Team member for three-hour mock trial - Role “Mock Trial Judge” American College of Forensic Psychology - 27th Annual Symposium - San Diego, 2011
  • Saving Tonya Craft - Blending Science and Law , Symposium of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - “Confronting the Mob Mentality - Defending Sex Assault Cases”, Savannah, Georgia, 2010
  • When P.A.S. Becomes Criminal , Canadian Parental Alienation Syndrome Conference - Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York City, 2010
  • Coping with Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome testimony, Chair: Panel presentation w/ forensic psychologists Bricklin - Elliot - Wakefield (authored & chaired panel but was unable to present due to trial - Dr. Terence Campbell kindly substituted in at the last moment) American College of Forensic Psychology - 26th Annual Symposium - San Francisco, 2010
  • Is “Parental Alienation Syndrome” Scientific?, Canadian National Symposium on Parental Alienation Syndrome - Toronto, 2009
  • New Evidence Standards for Experts in the Behavioral Sciences, American College of Forensic Psychology - 25th Annual Symposium - San Diego, 2009
  • Mock Trial Presentation on Issue of Alleged Psychologist Negligence Trial, Team member for three-hour mock trial - Role “Mock Trial Judge” American College of Forensic Psychology - 24th Annual Symposium - San Francisco, 2008
  • Featured Speaker, Cross Examining Experts in the Behavioral Sciences, Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association "Vigorous Constitution" conference - Eugene, Oregon, 2006
  • The Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome & Junk Science in Sex Cases, California Public Defenders Association – Palm Springs w/ Patrick Clancy, 2005
  • Effective Presentation of Evidence, California Public Defenders Association - Palm Springs, 2005
  • Raising Suggestibility as a Defense in Sex Cases, California Public Defenders Association – Palm Springs w/ Patrick Clancy, 2004
  • Trauma & Memory: Accusations of Child Sexual Abuse , University of Washington – School of Law w/ Elizabeth Loftus & Terence Campbell, 2002
  • Science & Allegations of Child Abuse, California Public Defenders Association – Palm Springs w/, 2002
  • Cross Examining Experts in the Behavioral Sciences, Virginia State Bar w/ Terence Campbell, 2001
  • Cross Examining Experts in the Behavioral Sciences, Sterling Educational Seminars – Detroit w/ Terence Campbell, 2001
  • Expert Witnesses, Junk Science and Daubert Proceedings, Michigan State Bar Association Conference - Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1998
  • Suing the Validators: Do’s and Don’ts for suing child abuse “validators”, National Child Abuse Defense Resource Center Fourth International Conference, Las Vegas, 1997
  • Behavioral Indicators of Child Abuse & Their Inherent Unreliability w/Terence Campbell, Ph.D, National Child Abuse Defense Resource Center Fourth International Conference, Las Vegas, 1996
  • Ethical Consideration in Child Sexual Abuse Litigation: Attorney & Clinician Liability w/Terence Campbell, Ph.D. , National Child Abuse Defense Resource Center Fourth International Conference, Las Vegas, 1996
  • Proper Use of Defense Experts - Some Thoughts on Finding the Right Expert w/ Melvin Guyer, Ph.D., J.D. - Proceedings, NACDRC Fourth International Conference, 1995

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American Board of Medical Psychotherapists
  • Fellow, American Orthopsychiatric Association
  • Diplomate, Medical Psychotherapy

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American College of Forensic Psychology, Member and Peer Reviewer for the American Journal of Forensic Psychology
  • Michigan State Bar, Member
  • California State Bar, Member
  • New York State Bar, Member
  • United States Judo Federation, Member, Nidan Black Belt
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Peer Reviewer The Champion
  • The Parental Alienation Study Group, Board of Directors
  • Shudokan Martial Arts Association, Member, Nidan Black Belt

Past Employment Positions

  • Michigan Psychological Services, Inc., Flint, Saginaw, Houghton Lake, Ann Arbor, Research Director, 1988 - 1993
  • Bio Energy Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Medical Psychotherapist, 1988 - 1990
  • Michigan Psychological Services, Inc.,Flint, Saginaw, Houghton Lake, Ann Arbor, President, 1981 - 1988
  • Michigan Psychological Services, Inc.,Flint, Saginaw, Houghton Lake, Ann Arbor, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Bay Psychological Associates, P.C., Bay City, Michigan, Clinical Psychologist, 1980 - 1981
  • Tri City Assessment, Planning & Consultation, Inc., Bay City, Michigan, Clinical Psychologist, 1978 - 1980
  • Bay Area Social Intervention Services, Inc., Bay City, Michigan, Treatment Director, 1976 - 1977
  • Mental Health Center Of St. Joseph County, Inc., South Bend, Indiana, Director, 1975 - 1976
  • Self-Employed Consultant, San Rafael, California, Consultant, 1974 - 1975
  • Treatment Alternatives To Street Crime Project, Oakland, California, Supervisor, 1973 - 1974
  • Marin Open House, Inc., San Rafael, California, Supervisor, 1972 - 1973
  • Castalia Consultants, Inc., New York City, New York, Junior Consultant, 1971 - 1972
  • Intermedia Corporation, San Francisco, California, Junior Consultant, 1969 - 1970
  • Synanon Foundation, Inc., San Francisco, California, Resident Trainee, 1965 - 1967
  • Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, 1977 - 1979
  • Saginaw Valley State College, Saginaw, Michigan, Instructor: Department of Psychology, 1976 - 1977
  • Indiana University at South Bend, South Bend, Indiana, Instructor: Department of Psychology, 1976 - 1977