Contact Information

  • Company: Dr. Robert John Zagar PC
  • Phone: (312) 266-3411
  • Website: www.drzagar.com
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties:

Forensic Psychology and Neuropsychology

Specialty Focus:

MLIT (97% sensitive-specific) for attention-deficit, autism, brain damage, competence, crimes, custody, deception, hyperactivity, learning disability, malingering, malpractice, mental illness, personal injury, parole-probation-decision making, psychopathology, violence, workers compensation

Education:

Ph.D., Northwestern University; M.P.H., University of Illinois Health Sciences School of Public Health; M.S., Illinois Institute of Technology

Years in Practice:

36

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs:

24

Additional Information

An Illinois registered clinical & school psychologist, member of the American Psychological Association, he American Public Health Association, & Association for Psychological Sciences, on the the National Register of Health Care Providers in Psychology, an officer in the Juvenile Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County. Testified before the U.S. House of Representative Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism & Homeland Security. Influenced the U.S. Supreme Court in Miller v. Florida & Graham v. Alabama to re-examine 2,500 life-sentenced without parole juveniles by showing lowered decision making, Persuaded President Obama to commute or pardon 6,800 federal nonviolent prisoners. Convinced Chicago Cook County President Preckwinkle to divert 56% nonviolent offenders from jail. Motivated Chicago Mayors Daley & Emanuel to give 147,253 high risk youth jobs, mentors & anger management saving 640 lives and hundreds of millions in expense. Induced Mayor Daley to share my research on violence with the University of Chicago that established a Crime Laboratory. Effected Pope Francis to form a committee to deal with clergy misconduct & use MLIT to find pedophiles. Ph.D. from Northwestern University in research design and statistics Awarded by Phi Delta as best doctoral dissertations (Time of Day & Its Effect on Classroom Behavior and Problem Solving). M.P.H. from University of Illinois Health Sciences Center, School of Public Health. M.S. from Illinois Institute of Technology. B.A. from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Since 1986, I’ve had a clinical forensic neuropsychology practice at Northwestern Memorial Hospital doing therapy, testing, as an expert witness.in I began my practice in 1986. I've worked in the Juvenile Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County, for the Archdiocese of Chicago, for the Chicago Public Schools , different Illinois school districts, all the major colleges, & hospitals. I've done school staffings, depositions, & trials.