Court Dismisses False Credentials Lawsuit Against Dr. Stephen Doyne

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Plaintiff recently court ordered to reimburse legal fees.

La Jolla, Calif.-based psychologist Dr. Stephen Doyne’s reputation as a leader in the field of psychology remains untarnished after an unfounded civil suit alleging false credentials and fraud was dismissed by San Diego Superior Court (Case No.: 37-2008-00093885-CU-BT-CTL). Following the dismissal of the suit in December 2009, Dr. Doyne was awarded legal fees by the court, further proving that the claims were meritless and without any foundation.

As a frequent child custody evaluator appointed by the San Diego Family Courts, Dr. Doyne provides recommendations regarding the welfare and best interests of children in divorcing families. Known for putting children’s interests first, Dr. Doyne has earned the respect of parents, family lawyers and judges through his more than 30-year career.

Throughout his career, Dr. Doyne has taken a leadership role for psychologists. While President of the California Association of Psychology Providers (CAPP), he guided that statewide organization to a victory in the California Supreme Court in a lawsuit to allow psychologists to practice in hospital settings (CAPP vs. RANK). He was the primary author of an Amicus Curiae brief submitted in the O.J Simpson/ Nicole Brown Guardianship case and organized a team of internationally-known psychologists and family lawyers who proved to be influential in helping ensure the safety of the children by returning them to their guardians, Lou and Judy Brown. Dr. Doyne was recognized as the first and only non-physician member of the La Jolla Academy of Medicine, an honorary society of medical doctors.

Dr. Doyne has helped thousands of children, adolescents and adults through difficult family disputes through his private practice at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, Calif. Dr. Doyne offers counseling for adults, couples and children and specializes in working with divorcing families.

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