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Mental Health Law Attorneys
Lawyers Who Have Successfully Opposed Psychiatric Oppression



FLORIDA
Barbara L. Kornblau
9040 S.W. 64th Court
Miami, Florida  33156-1825
(305) 666-4714
FAX (305) 667-6211
email: barbaralk@aol.com
Ms. Korblau says her "passion" is furthering the interests of the deaf and hard-of-hearing and that her most significant success is getting such persons recognition under the Americans With Disabilities Act in a case where she represented such a person.  However, she says she also been successful in "reversing guardianships" of supposedly mentally incompetent adults (who apparently weren't really mentally incompetent).  She may be interested in helping you if you live in south Florida and are deaf or hard-of-hearing or if you have wrongfully been placed under a guardianship - but she requests you not contact her regarding other matters, such as wrongful civil commitment under Florida's Baker Act - or if you do not live in south Florida where she practices law.


Adrian D. Neiman
Law Firm of Richard Marcowitz, P.A.
13500 SW88th Street, Suite 161
Miami, Florida 33186
(305) 388-7050
FAX (305) 954) 491-8570
e-mail: BSlplay@aol.com
Ms. Neiman is a trial lawyer who handles civil and criminal cases.  She has made helping parents resist the drugging of their children with Ritalin a personal crusade.  Most of her work helping to keep children off Ritalin because of bogus ADHD (hyperactivity) diagnosis is done on a pro-bono (free) basis, and she is willing to offer free advice to anyone by telephone anywhere in the country (USA) who is dealing with this problem.  Speaking of psychiatric disorders such as ADHD she says "I don't believe in these so-called disorders."  She is particularly familiar with the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA) and how it biases teachers and school officials towards drugging children with Ritalin and similar drugs.  She is now involved in an effort to get "psychobabble" testimony excluded from courts of law on the ground that it does not meet standards for scientific evidence.

GEORGIA
Gary Bunch
120 West Weiuca Road, Suite 200
Atlanta, Georgia  30342
(404) 943-0220
FAX: (404) 943-0971
Mr. Bunch says "I'm not anti-psychiatry," but he specializes in medical (including psychiatric) malpractice, and he represented an ex-patient who won a $3.4 million judgment for an unjustified psychiatric commitment that took place in 1993.  At the end of 1999 Mr. Bunch had four other unjustified psychiatric commitment lawsuits pending: two in Atlanta, one in Boston, one in Chicago, and he was investigating another in New York City.

LOUISIANA
Daniel J. McGlynn
236 3rd Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
(225) 344-3555
According to a report on the Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology web site, Mr. McGlynn successfully won a $1.3 million jury award on behalf of a patient against a psychiatrist for tardive dyskisesia and dystonia caused by injections of Prolixin (a neuroleptic drug) as well as an out-of-court settlement for an undisclosed amount against the manufacturer of the drug, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.

NEVADA
Hamilton D. Moore
210 East Charleston Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada 89104
(702) 383-6711
FAX: (702) 383-6715
On his law office web site, www.truthandjustice.com, Mr. Moore says he is "Dedicated to the preservation of human rights by forcing wrongdoers to compensate their victims and punishing wrongdoers for their fraudulent, malicious, and oppressive acts."  According to the Las Vegas Review Journal and his own web-site, in 1993 a jury awarded a $50,000 judgment to one of his clients, Debra Schlotfeldt, in her false imprisonment lawsuit against Charter Hospital and Dr. Gilles M. K. Desmarais, a psychiatrist, for an involuntary commitment that took place in 1989.

WASHINGTON, D.C.
Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
1101 15th Street NW, Suite 1212
Washington, DC 20005-5002
Phone: 202-467-5730
Fax: 202-223-0409
TDD: 202-467-4232
bazelon@tidalwave.net
The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law represented Kenneth Donaldson in his successful U.S. Supreme Court case.  The Bazelon Center supports parity for psychiatry in health insurance but opposes outpatient commitment.


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