About Dr. Askenazi - Neuropsychology and Forensic Psychology Specialist

Dr. Galit Askenazi is a psychologist licensed in the State of Ohio, with work experience across the United States. This includes work at the city, county, state, federal, and appellate levels. She completed her undergraduate Psychology degree at Princeton University with High Honors and her graduate degree in Clinical Psychology at Case Western Reserve University. Training and work experiences were obtained at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, the Cleveland Veterans Administration Medical Centers, and the psychiatric clinics for the court systems in Cuyahoga and Summit counties.

Dr. Askenazi is board certified in Clinical Neuropsychology and Forensic Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), the highest level of certification available. She is a full member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN), International Neuropsychological Society (INS), American Association of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN), American Association of Forensic Psychology (AAFP), Ohio Psychological Association (OPA), and Clinical Neuropsychology and Psychology-Law Society divisions of the American Psychological Association (APA).

Noteworthy cases that Dr. Askenazi has consulted on, and testified for as needed, include:

  • State of Ohio v. Rodney Stutzman (2011-2018) – Capital case, Competency evaluations; Repeatedly found incompetent and unrestorable, convicted and under court jurisdiction
  • U.S.A. v. Lincoln Rutledge (2017) – Capital sentencing case
  • U.S.A. v. Paul A. Ciancia (2016) – Capital murder case; specification of death removed and defendant pled guilty
  • State of Ohio v. Michael D. Hendon (2015) – Triple murder case, Capital Atkins case; found guilty and determined to be Mentally Retarded/Intellectually Deficient
  • State of Ohio v. Andrew D. Gans (2015) – Double murder case, Insanity evaluation
  • Kloeckner v. Perez, Secretary, Department of Labor (2014) – Federal civil case involving employment discrimination
  • U.S.A. v. John McCluskey (2013) – Capital sentencing case
  • State of Ohio v. Curtis Clinton (2013) – Capital triple murder case, Competency to waive mitigation
  • U.S.A. v. Billie Jerome Allen (2012) – Capital case, 2255 Post-Conviction Habeas Corpus petition
  • State of Ohio v. Rudy Litto IV (2011) – Murder case, Competency and Insanity evaluations
  • State of Ohio v. Brandy Schneider (2011) – Aggravated Vehicular Homicide, Mitigation of penalty
  • U.S.A. v. Larry Lujan (2011) – Capital sentencing case
  • State of Ohio v. Clifford Beach (2010) – Murder case, Insanity evaluation
  • U.S.A. v. Antun Lewis (2010) – Capital Atkins case
  • State of Ohio v. Neil Simpson (2010) – Capital sentencing case
  • U.S.A. v. Jason Eddy (2010) – Mitigation of Penalty case
  • State of Ohio v. William Garner (2010) – Clemency case
  • State of Ohio v. Hersie Wesson (2010) – Capital case
  • State of Ohio v. William Bryant (2008) – Capital Atkins case
  • State of Ohio v. John Riems (2008) – Competency to Waive Miranda Rights

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