John Philipsborn is a lawyer who has practiced criminal defense for more than 40 years. He has litigated many complex cases both at trial and in reviewing courts including capital and non-capital homicide cases. He had figured as counsel of record, or as amicus counsel, in more than 90 decisions of reviewing courts, including the United States Supreme Court, and the California Supreme Court. He has been published more than 90 times, often on matters involving mental health issues and law, and his work has been recognized by several professional organizations. He has recently been a visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Neuroscience and Society as well as at UC Berkeley’s Center for Law and Society.
Neuroscience and Competence to Stand Trial: A Lawyer’s Literature