Report: #1357994

Complaint Review: Michael J. Kerner

  • Submitted: Thu, February 23, 2017
  • Updated: Thu, February 23, 2017
  • Reported By: Kimberly S. — Palo Alto California USA
  • Michael J. Kerner
    SAN JOSE, California

Michael J. Kerner, PhD If You Love Your Children and Your Sanity, Avoid This Man SAN JOSE California

*Author of original report: How to contact me

*Consumer Comment: Victim of Michael Kerner

*General Comment: Stalker Behavior

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In my own divorce, my children and I have been negatively impacted by the practices of Dr. Kerner. I have collected a group of professional women who, along with their children, have been similarly negatively impacted by the practices of Dr. Kerner. Subsequently, I have represented some of these women as their pro bono attorney. My experience is both as a client of Dr. Kerner and as the attorney of other clients of Dr. Kerner. The facts are incontrovertible.

In my case, Dr. Kerner was court appointed as a Recommending Mediator. (Up front, let me state that Dr. Kerner is on his third marriage.) From day one, Dr. Kerner was completely uninterested in discussing the facts of my case. He preferred to "chat." (He can be quite charming. Do not be fooled by this.) I thought this was a therapeutic technique to "get to know me." In fact, it was simply a way to waste time, run up bills and uncover some scrap of unflattering or damaging evidence on me. When there was no such evidence, Dr. Kerner fabricated a fictional persona for me. I later learned that this is his habit, particularly with professional females. However, Dr. Kerner actively evades all unflattering and negative information about males, unless there are claims that the male does not have money or status.

Dr. Kerner's first interaction was on the telephone with my attorney and opposing counsel. He wrote "Billionaire" in his notes in reference to my soon to be ex husband (ex). Please note that my ex is not actually a billionaire, but he does have a notable trust fund. Dr. Kerner (and, indeed, the entire Divorce Industry) is quite eager to embolden and empower particularly affluent men to misuse the judicial system to abuse and harass their spouses, all to the detriment of children. There is big money involved, leaving families bankrupted and lives destroyed.

During my interviews, Dr. Kerner appeared to be taking notes. When I subpoenaed his entire case file, these alleged notes were actually illegible scribbles. He dictates notes at some later time. The problem is that these dictated notes bear little resemblance to what was actually discussed. Therefore, no one should ever meet with Dr. Kerner without a recording device (in California, you must have permission to audio record the session) or your attorney as a witness. I did the latter for the last two sessions before Dr. Kerner withdrew from my case because I reported him to the Board of Psychology. Dr. Kerner has multiple complaints pending with the Board of Psychology. (Based on my reading of those complaints and dismissed complaints, including the credentials and credibility of the complainants and the facts of each case, the Board of Psychology appears to be protecting Dr. Kerner, possibly for decades.)

Dr. Kerner was incapable of correctly reporting even the most mundane facts. He spoke by telephone to my therapist (retained to assist me in parenting a very difficult teenaged daughter). His notes pertaining to relevant facts were wrong, including the fact that the therapist had not met my daughters, when she actually had.

All of Dr. Kerner's notes and even his professional reports are riddled with fiction and inaccuracies. Dr. Kerner failed to properly report straightforward facts. Volatile events were grossly misreported.

Dr. Kerner does not amend his reports or recommendations, even when he admits his own mistake(s) and apologizes in front of witnesses.

At opposing counsel's insistence (and in an explicit attempt to prove that I am unfit to care for our children and should lose custody, fueled by Dr. Kerner's Recommendation), our family underwent a Court-Ordered Full Custody Evaluation and Recommendation with Jeffrey S. Kline, PhD, ABPP. It took 81.8 hours of his dedicated due diligence. By contrast, Dr. Kline's Evaluation and Recommendation, a 64 page single-spaced report, was wholly not in agreement with any statement, conclusion or recommendation made by Dr. Kerner.

After my experience with the Divorce Industry, my calling is now to make systemic changes to the Family Law Courts so that no more parents and their children are harmed, as so many of us have been. Feel free to contact me about anything in this email. I can be reached through Ripoff Report.

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#1 Author of original report

How to contact me

AUTHOR: - ()

Dear Erased Mom.


The quickest way to contact me is as follows:


Go to my Yelp! Review of Michael J. Kerner:


I am Kimberly S., the first reviewer.  Put your cursor on my name.  Then click on Send Message.  Compose your message.  I'll respond with my contact information.


I am so sorry for your suffering.

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#2 Consumer Comment

Victim of Michael Kerner

AUTHOR: Erased mom - (USA)

 I am also a victim of dr. Kerner. My report is also riddled with false information. My 16 year old niece had contacted me 2 weeks before this evaluation and truthfully told me that she was sexually molested by my ex-husband's family. Dr. Kerner stated that she is unbelievable because her statement was repressed memories. These were not repressed memories these were detailed account of what happened to her when she was eight years old from a police report. Dr. Kerner stated that the slightest bit of stress could keep me from functioning properly. Yes I was under such tremendous amount of stress and I was still maintaining a full-time job paying the taxes Insurance mortgage and child support to a man that beat my face and took me off all bank accounts forced sale of a home for which I put down $100,000 more than him a man that did not work and collected welfare, a educated engineer. I was truthful to dr. Kerner that I believed they were trying to point me out has crazy and unstable and a bad mother. That I was horrifically abused I was held against my will and had a gun put to my head and told to kill myself on multiple occasions I suffered from severe night terrors related to the the absolute horrific abuse that I suffered included killing my pet cat. I saw a professional to get help for my night terrors related to horrific abuse. This was all left out of my report and a facade, a situation was created that somehow I spontaneously just developed an anxiety disorder for no reason whatsoever and that I was paranoid and delusional. Please please contact me when's my ex-husband got primary custody he moved my daughter away from me to Idaho. I followed got a job and I'm supporting myself alone but it is hard for the Idaho courts to believe that such Court corruption exist in Santa Clara California. My ex-husband's lawyer in Santa Clara, Stephen Penn. If there's anything you can do to help me to prove this court corruption existing Santa Clara that may help me get my daughter back in Idaho safe from her father who threatens to kill her dog tells her she is crazy and should go to a mental hospital. Oh yeah and by the way my ex-husband spent nine nights on a 5150 hold, domestically assaulted a new girlfriend numerous times with multiple police calls he committed bankruptcy fraud and Welfare fraud and judge Tobias and Hollister California gave him full primary custody removing her from her loving mother based on dr. Kerner report that somehow I am crazy. I was denied any discovery on my ex-husband's 9 knights in a mental hospital... please contact me

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#3 General Comment

Stalker Behavior

AUTHOR: Patti - (USA)

Wow!  Whoever you are, you need help if you are using your attorney license to insert yourself into Dr. Kerner's cases!!!  That is a definite conflict of interest and it sounds like you are using your degree to launch a smear campaign!  

You should have your license removed for unethical behavior.

I am a therapist who knows Mike very well and he is very well liked in this community! Its a shame you can't move on with your own life, especially if you state you have difficulties with your own daughter. Sounds like you got a second opinion and got the results you wanted.  Good on you, now concentrate on that instead of vexating on ruining a good man's life!!!

Shame on you! 

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