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Lawrence Spizman

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Emeritus Professor

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Dr. Spizman is an experienced forensic economist and courtroom witness. He is the current President of the National Association of Forensic Economics (NAFE) the country’s leading association of forensic economists  Since 1985 Dr. Spizman has been providing economic consulting services throughout the nation for both defense and plaintiff. He is a Professor Emeritus of Economics at the State University of New York at Oswego and has authored over 35 articles as well as has presented numerous research papers on Forensic Economics at professional conferences. Dr. Spizman’s ground-breaking Forensic Research was recognized when he was the recipient of the prestigious State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities for the academic year 2010-2011. 

Dr. Spizman is one of the leading Forensic Economic Experts in the nation, dealing with issues of torts involving minor children. The model that he and a colleague developed and published is used to estimate the probabilities of alternative levels of educational attainment for a minor child. This model is widely used throughout the United States and Canada and is recognized as the seminal work in this area. Dr. Spizman is a member of both the American Academy of Economic and Financial Experts (AAEFE) and the National Association of Forensic Economics (NAFE). Dr. Spizman has previously served as the 2005-2008 Vice President of NAFE.