Kathryn Smith, Ph.D.

Forensic Psychological Services

Dr. Kathryn Smith is a licensed psychologist based in Knoxville, Tennessee with expertise in the area of forensic psychology. She conducts independent evaluations related to a variety of psycho-legal referral questions at the request of attorneys, and she is certified to conduct court-ordered evaluations for competency to stand trial and criminal responsibility. She has extensive experience evaluating individuals for matters in federal, state criminal, and juvenile courts. She has testified as an expert witness in forensic psychology in a variety of hearings and trials.


Criminal Proceedings
  • Competency to Stand Trial
  • Competency to Represent Oneself in Court
  • Criminal Responsibility
  • Capacity to Waive Miranda Rights
  • False Confession Analysis
  • Sentencing Mitigation
  • Capital Murder/Life without the Possibility of Parole (LWOP)
  • Substance Abuse Evaluations
  • Probation or Parole Violation Evaluations
Juvenile Court Proceedings
  • Transfer Hearings
  • Competency Evaluations
  • Disposition
Civil Court Proceedings
  • Fitness for Duty Evaluations
  • Independent Medical Evaluations
  • Need for Involuntary Commitment