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Richard Roth Ph.D.

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Richard Roth Ph.D.

Psychology-based negotiator for trusts, estates, and corporations

The contributions of forensic psychologist Dr. Richard Roth to our practice distinguish us from the vast majority of law firms focusing on trusts and estates litigation and administration.  Dr. Roth’s work with our Conflict Resolution Team centers on assisting individuals develop and negotiate solutions to sensitive, emotionally charged legal disputes.

Dr. Roth has expertise in bringing about the resolution of thorny family issues—without the need for costly, public, and protracted litigation.  He knows the difficulties of bringing together parties embroiled in such disputes, and is skilled in getting the parties to working out their differences.  Together with other members of our Conflict Resolution Group, Dr. Roth works with the parties—individually and collectively—to tactfully and effectively assist them in their search for a fair, beneficial, and mutually satisfactory resolution to their dispute.

Dr. Roth brings to trust and estate controversies the insights and strategies that he has used in assisting large corporations to successfully resolve through mediations and negotiations legal conflicts in the areas of contracts, personal injury, and employment.  For example, Dr.. Roth was engaged by a prominent Washington, DC family to resolve a will dispute which had the potential for very damaging publicity.  Dr. Roth resolved the dispute satisfactorily, and helped the family avoid embarrassing public exposure.

Published Commentary and Television Appearances

The Wall Street Journal:
A Defense Lawyer’s Worry Pit: Will a Defendant’s Physical Appearance Influence a Jury Verdict?–June 22, 2008

The Power of Embellished Video on Jurors’ Decisions—August 14, 2005

Los Angeles Times:
Does Sequestering Affect the Jury Verdict?—January 15, 2006

CBS Television:
The Chambers (“preppie murder”) Case:  Media Circus or Fair Trial? –March 20, 1988

Presentations and College Teaching

Presentation at the Annual American Bar Association Conference, 2003:
“The Civil Jury as Criminal Judge—Punitive Damages”.

Seminars at Law Firms—Chadbourne & Parke; Proskauer, Rose et al.  [Various dates]
Focus in these seminars was on jury selection, and the jury process in deciding punitive damages.

College Teaching
Adjunct Instructor in Psychology at undergraduate and graduate levels:
City University of New York (1984-1988).

Educational Background:

Ph.D. in Psychology, New York University, 1984.

M.A. in Psychology, The New School for Social Research, 1977.

B.A. in Economics, The City University of New York, 1974.

Professional Memberships

Member, American Psychological Association

Associate Member, American Bar Association