About Dr Lazzaro

Thomas A. Lazzaro, Ph.D. is a Forensic Clinical Psychologist who has been practicing for more than 30 years. He is best known for his research on human impulse control and his extensive expert testimony in criminal, civil, and family litigation in county, state, and federal courts throughout New York State.

Professional Organizations & Professional Privileges

Dr Tom LazzaroDr. Lazzaro has staff privileges at numerous medical centers, is on the faculty at Upstate Medical University in the Department of Psychiatry, and has been a consultant with the United Nations International Police Task Force in Bosnia,  He has recently presented for the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers program, to Supreme Court Judges, and to various bar associations on a Clinical View of Criminal Defense and Civil Commitment of Sex Abuse Cases. He also serves on several boards of directors and is a professional leader and consultant on forensic and ethical issues. He is a member of the American Psychological Association College of Professional Psychology, is a clinical member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, and has conducted many Mental Hygiene Law Article 9 and Article 10 Psychological/Risk Assessment evaluations for both the New York State Mental Hygiene Legal Service and the New York State Office of the Attorney General.

Expert Witness Testimony

Dr. Lazzaro specializes in psychological evaluations and expert testimony for:

  • mental disease or defect
  • child custody
  • competency to proceed
  • dangerousness and violence potential
  • sexual offenders
  • parenting ability
  • diminished capacity
  • waiver of Miranda Rights
  • personal injury


Thomas A. Lazzaro, PH.D.
2100 East Genesee Street
Suite #1
Syracuse, New York 13210
(315) 471-4757
Fax: (315) 471-1642