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Robert Simon

Robert SimonRobert Simon, Ph.D.

Board Director, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

Robert A. Simon, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist who is a national leader in forensic psychologist consulting with more than 30 years of experience in the legal domain of family law and domestic relations. Dr. Simon is licensed as a psychologist in California and Hawaii and has consulted throughout North America and Australia. Based in San Diego, Calif., Dr. Simon provides strategic and tactical case consultation, child custody evaluations, expert witness services, and litigation support services to attorneys throughout the country on child custody matters.

Dr. Simon is on the Board of Directors of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and the World Congress for Family Law and Children’s Rights. He is also a member of the American Psychological Association, Executive Committee of the California Bar Court and an immediate past member of the Committee on Professional Conduct and Responsibility of the California Bar Association. He serves on the editorial board of the Family Court Review. Dr. Simon is also a sought-after speaker and educator and has served as faculty at more than 50 events in the past 10 years including numerous NCJFCJ national conferences and international conferences and forums.

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