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Steven E. Pitt, D.O.Steven E. Pitt, D.O., is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix. A graduate of Michigan State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Pitt completed his residency training in psychiatry at the University of Michigan Medical Center and a fellowship in forensic psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Dr. Pitt has garnered a national reputation for his work in conducting forensic psychiatric evaluations, particularly regarding innovations that combine videotaping and transcription. Dr. Pitt's consulting background includes work with the Phoenix Police Department Homicide and Missing Persons Units, and he has performed evaluations, testified and consulted on forensic psychiatry topics on a variety of criminal cases with national and international visibility:

  • Consulting for the Boulder District Attorney's Office and Boulder Police Department in the homicide investigation of JonBenet Ramsey.
  • Serving as an advisor to the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office regarding the Columbine High School tragedy and Director of the Columbine Psychiatric Autopsy Project.
  • Serving as a consulting expert to the Eagle County (Colo.) District Attorney’s Office in People v. Kobe Bean Bryant.
  • Serving as an expert witness for the U.S. government in U.S. v. Alfonso Rodriquez, Jr. and U.S. v. Iouri Mikhel.
  • Serving as a member of the Phoenix Police Department’s “Baseline Killer” task force.
  • Serving as an expert for Plaintiff's counsel in Andrea McNulty v. Ben Roethlisberger.

Dr. Pitt's extensive litigation experience includes testifying and/or consulting in a number of jurisdictions throughout the U.S. He has been retained both as an expert by the government and defense in criminal cases, and by defense and plaintiff's attorneys in civil matters. His areas of professional expertise include, but are not limited to: mental state at the time of the offense, competency to stand trial, serial rape, sexual harassment, psychic harm, testamentary capacity, wrongful termination, murder for hire, psychiatric autopsy, impaired professionals, domestic homicide, violence risk assessment, psychiatric malpractice, fire setting and arson, officer involved shootings, suicide and self harm, school violence, employment discrimination, sexual homicide, interviewing, stalking, spree murder, infanticide, and mass murder.

In addition to maintaining an active psychiatric practice, Dr. Pitt serves as a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix. He has co-authored numerous journal articles and book chapters, and his expert opinions have appeared in a wide range of print and broadcast media, including CNN, Dateline NBC, FOX, ABC News/Primetime, NBC's "Today" show, Good Morning America, truTV's In Session, USA TODAY, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Newsweek, FHM Magazine, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, U.S. News and World Report, New York Daily News, The Daily Beast, National Public Radio, Entertainment Tonight, Cosmopolitan, COURT-TV, Discovery Channel and the A&E network.

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