Robert Alexander Simon, Ph.D

Robert Alexander Simon, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist an Internationally Recognized Leader in Forensic Psychologist Consulting with over 30 years of experience in the legal domain of family law and domestic relations. Based in San Diego, CA and Maui, HI, Dr. Simon consults on complex parenting and child custody cases and is an active teacher and lecturer on an international level. He is honored to join the Board of Directors of the World Congress on Family Law and Children’s Rights and appreciative of the opportunity to contribute to and learn from other family law professionals who are dedicated to the well being of children throughout the world.

Dr. Simon’s professional practice focuses exclusively on forensic psychological evaluation and consultation in child custody disputes. In addition to custody evaluation and mediation, Dr. Simon is a leader in providing expert witness testimony, strategic case consultation/”second chair” services and review/critique of child custody evaluations and other family law forensic work products related to custodial issues. Dr. Simon co-authored the groundbreaking book entitled “Forensic Psychology Consulting in Child Custody Litigation” that was published in May 2013 by the American Bar Association. Dr. Simon has written for the Family Advocate (A publication of the American Bar Association) and writes a monthly column entitled “Forensic Corner” for the Section of Family Law of the American Bar Association. Dr. Simon is the author of a cutting edge article on conducting custody evaluations in Military Families published in the Family Court Review and his article on the importance of comprehensive analysis has been published in the Family Law Quarterly. He is currently working on books on the subjects of co-parenting and on the importance of a social science informed approach to family law litigation in child custody and parenting matters.

Dr. Simon was recently invited to be the lead trainer at national conference for the family consultants of the Family Court of Australia/Federal Circuit Court of Australia held in Werribee, Australia and was honored to have been invited to present a plenary lecture at the 17th National Family Law Conference in Melbourne, Australia. He has been an invited lecturer numerous bar associations in America to the International Academy of Family Lawyers as well as the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

A member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Dr. Simon is a member of the editorial board of the Family Court Review. In addition to his work in forensic psychology, Dr. Simon is an ethicist. He is a member of the Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct of the California Bar Association, a member of the Executive Committee of the California Bar Court and a former member of the Ethics Committee of the California Psychological Association.