Forensic Consultation

Dr. Rom-Rymer currently has a national consulting practice in forensics, working as a forensic expert witness in civil litigation in which there are allegations of sexual abuse and physical abuse, sexual and physical harassment, and other forms of violence:  in nursing homes, in the context of child custody litigation, in the workplace, and on pleasure cruises.  She has helped to create the field of forensic geriatrics and has published articles in this area, including: "Evaluating the Psychological Sequelae of Elder Abuse," in Alan Goldstein's 2007 Forensic Psychology:  Emerging Tops and Expanding Roles, published by Wiley, and "Demonstrating Trauma:  Effects of Sexual Abuse on the Elderly" in Nursing Home Litigation:  Pretrial Practice and Trials edited by Ruben Krisztal, Esq., 2001.  Dr. Rom-Rymer is on the editorial board of the Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma.  She has recently been appointed co-chair of the Division 56 (Trauma) Interdivisional Task Force on Ethical Practice with Traumatized Populations in Forensic Cases.


"Please know that our success was due in a significant way to the assistance you rendered to us, both in terms of your help in working with us to prepare for the depositions of the plaintiffs' experts, as well as your own opinions, evaluation of the plaintiff, and deposition testimony.  That input and work went a long way towards supporting our positions and arguments in this matter so that we were able to convince the court of the correctness of the stance we had taken regarding the prevailing law.

"On a personal note, we enjoyed the opportunity to work with you on this case.  Please know that we will keep your name and resume in our expert file.  We anticipate that further down the road we will have the opportunity to call upon you again to work with us in regard to the defense of one or more of our clients.  We hope that you will be available to do so at that time.  Please accept my personal best wishes for your continued success in the future, especially as you undertake your responsibilities as President-elect of the IPA." - Thomas A. Kiepura, Stellato & Schwartz, Attorneys at Law, Chicago, Illinois (August 18, 2010)

"Thank you so much for all of your hard work.  You are far and away the most prepared and most poised witness I have ever worked with.”  - Shelli L. Anderson, Partner; Franczek Radelet P.C., Chicago, Illinois (October 30, 2009)

“I appreciate your assistance and look forward to the opportunity to work with you again in the future.  Your credentials and expertise made a big difference in getting this matter resolved without the necessity of a trial.” – Brandon L. Boehme, Boehme Law Firm, Fort Worth, Texas (March 9, 2009)

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