Mark E. Roseman, JD, is the executive director of both the Steve Frankel Group, LLC (www.sfrankelgroup.com), which provides continuing education courses for mental health professionals, and Practice-Legacy Programs (www.practice-legacy.com), which prepares continuity-of-care plans for mental health practices.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Mark graduated from the Ohio State University with a bachelor of science degree in agriculture. After completing his undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Ohio State, he graduated from the Western State University College of Law in Fullerton, California. He was admitted to the California bar in 1978. Originally a solo practitioner, Mark became a civil litigation partner with a law firm in Santa Ana, California. In 1987, he and then-wife Melanie Blum formed the law firm of Blum & Roseman.
He became a tenacious advocate for survivors of childhood sexual abuse in 1990—a time when the national conversation on the topic was hushed and subdued. Mark was a member of the task force that drafted the first delayed-discovery statute in California to extend the statute of limitations for survivors of childhood sexual abuse to sue for damages in civil court. He lobbied in Sacramento for the passage of the law he helped draft, Code of Civil Procedure Section 340.1, extending the statute of limitations for locating childhood predators and enabling survivors access to the courts from age nineteen until age twenty-six.
Mark was an executive board member of Mothers Against Sexual Abuse, a national organization founded in 1992 by Claire Reeves, CCDC. Mark also volunteered as the national legal counsel for Linkup, founded in Chicago in 1993 by the late Fr. Tom Economus to bring empowerment and emotional support to survivors of clergy sexual abuse.
Mark’s other professional achievements include serving as a temporary judge, serving as an arbitrator, being coauthor of mental-health-and-the-law articles, and being lead counsel on published California cases on legal issues pertaining to sexual abuse litigation.