Marilyn J. Stroud began providing vocational expert services in Virginia in the Spring of 2013, as an independent consultant.  In September of 2013, Stroud Vocational Expert Services, LLC was formed acquiring Virginia Commonwealth Corporation status.  Following relocation to Alabama in October of 2016; corporation status was reestablished in the state of Alabama.

Stroud Services now provides vocational testimony in person and via teleconference while leading Stroud Academy, a holistic resource for new SSA Vocational Experts to gain training and confidence prior to testimony. Stroud VE also provides Vocational Consulting for firms needing Vocational Expert experience.

Mission Statement

To better serve our customers by bringing together a broad base of talent with specialized knowledge and experience representing the field of forensic science.

Vision Statement

To build a strong internal and external customer service team that will better serve our customers by diversification into new areas within the field of Vocational Forensics.


Respect – Appreciation, recognition, and consideration of the importance of privacy for clients and employees

Integrity – Honor, reliable, and steadfastness to upholding the legal and ethical standards set forth within the profession of Vocational Forensics and business

Honesty – Veracity, sincerity, authenticity, and truthfulness are the corner stone of our business.

Loyalty –  Dedication and commitment toward our mission to better serve our customers

Codes of Ethics

As a member of the American Board of Vocational Experts (ABVE), Stroud Vocational Experts Services, LLC, follows the same ethical standards set by the ABVE.  Respect for the sincerity and authenticity of all individuals and clients that we work with is our first and foremost priority. Each member of our team abides by legal, ethical, and moral manner in the conduct of the profession of Vocational Forensics.  (