Bennett Blum, MD
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry
Psychiatry, Undue influence, Contested wills, competency, testamentary capacity, civil litigation, elder abuse, Alzheimer's disease, will contests, contractual capacity, PTSD, Anxiety, Mood disorders, vascular dementia, neurocognitive disorder, war crimes, professional misconduct, torture
Rabbi Bennett Blum, M.D. is an internationally acclaimed physician specializing in forensic and geriatric psychiatry. He is an expert on the detection and impact of psychological manipulation tactics used by offenders to exploit vulnerable adults and the elderly. He has served as an expert witness and litigation consultant on more than one thousand cases involving contested Wills, elder abuse, testamentary capacity, and undue influence claims throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. In addition, Dr. Blum also worked on the criminal trials of Susan Smith, Andrea Yates, Theresa Ramirez, and Linda Giles; the civil litigation regarding Merrill-Lynch and the Orange County bankruptcy, and the civil lawsuit against O.J. Simpson. Internationally, Dr. Blum testified in the precedent-setting United Nations trial of General Pavle Strugar - the first full competency hearing before an international war crimes tribunal since Nuremberg. In 2022, Dr. Blum worked with UN prosecutors fr...