Jennifer Service, MD


As a forensic psychiatrist, I specialize in providing comprehensive mental health evaluations for individuals involved in legal proceedings. On this webpage, you will find information about my background, services, and approach to forensic psychiatry.


Jennifer Service, MD

Accurate and reliable forensic psychiatric assessments and expert opinions.

Dr. Jennifer Service is board certified in psychiatry and neurology and has a subspecialty board certification in forensic psychiatry. She has more than twenty-five years of experience caring for adult psychiatric patients and completing civil and criminal forensic psychiatric assessments. Dr. Service graduated from the University of Minnesota's Medical School and completed an internal medicine internship at Salem Hospital in Salem, Massachusetts. She completed a psychiatry residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital and a Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship at the Harvard Law and Psychiatry Service.

After returning to Minnesota, Dr. Service worked as a general and forensic psychiatrist at Hennepin County Medical Center. She then worked at the Minnesota Security Hospital in St Peter, Minnesota as a general and forensic psychiatrist. Dr. Service served as the Clinical Director for the Minnesota Security Hospital and ultimately served as the Forensic Medical Director for Minnesota State Operated Forensic Services where she provided clinical oversight and program development for Minnesota’s forensic mental health programs, which included, the Minnesota Security Hospital, Minnesota Sex Offender Program, Minnesota Extended Treatment Options, Special Needs Service, Competency to Stand Trial Program, Community Support Services, the Forensic Nursing Home, Community Support Services, Young Adult and Adolescent Programs, Community Preparation Services, and Transition Services.

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For the past thirteen years, Dr. Service has been providing outpatient psychiatric care in person and via telehealth for a large nonprofit health system. She has provided consultation to various law firms in the Twin Cities, completed civil and criminal forensic psychiatric assessments, and has testified in both civil and criminal matters.