Vocational Rehabilitation Expert Witness CA(N) 529904

Expertise Description

I am an experienced vocational rehabilitation expert witness. I have spent over 25 years specializing in the employability and earning capacity in personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful termination, maritime, workers compensation, and wrongful death matters. I also evaluate vocational potential (adult/pediatric), residual physical, cognitive, and/or emotional capacities, and labor market analysis, as well as life care planning, functional capacity evaluations, and long-term disability evaluations. I have provided courtroom testimony, deposition, and consultations for more than a decade as a vocational rehabilitation expert witness.

Vocational Rehabilitation Expert Witness San Jose 55850

Expertise Description

With more than 35 years experience in vocational rehabilitation, I have expertise in diminished earning capacity; employability; labor market access and analysis; transferable skills assessments; earnings loss evaluations: workers' compensation, family law, social security, personal injury and long term disability venues. I have also conducted comprehensive vocational interviews, administered and interpreted psychometric and vocational tests; handled case management, development of return to work plans, worker evaluations, psychological counseling, implementation of placement services, job seeking skills training, and job analyses. I have spent more than three decades offering consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony as a vocational rehabilitation expert witness.

Staffing/Recruitment Expert Witness CA(N) 535288

Expertise Description

I am a skilled staffing industry expert witness. I have over three decades experience in technical and managerial recruitment for the medical electronics and device industry. I have recruited for these industries: medical electronics and devices, semiconductors, data security, enterprise software, networking, and biotech/pharmaceuticals. I have provided courtroom testimony, consultations, and deposition for more than 20 years as a staffing and recruitment expert witness.

Securities Expert Witness NH 500800

Expertise Description

I am an expert witness with over 30 years experience in Securities & Investments. I have a particular focus in the areas of Breach of Fiduciary Duty; Failure to Supervise; Suitability; Churning; Inappropriate Asset Allocation; Misrepresentation and Omissions; Registration Violations; Mutual Funds; Annuities; Life, Disability, and Long-term Care Insurance; and Employment Issues. I have prior experience offering consultations and deposition as a securities and investments expert witness.

Accident Reconstruction Expert’s Opinion on Driver’s Habits at Issue in Florida Case

Expertise Description

An overturned truck on an highway in an accident.A former employee of the City of Tampa filed an action for unlawful retaliation in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") and the Florida Civil Rights Act ("FCRA").Plaintiff was employed as a City Solid Waste Collection Driver. At some time during his employment, he was diagnosed with a medical condition that allegedly limited one or more of his major life activities. He filed a Charge of Discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), asserting that the City failed to reasonably accommodate his disability. He then filed, pro se, a lawsuit under the ADA for disability discrimination against the City. Plaintiff was still employed by the City when he filed his pro se lawsuit.During the ADA lawsuit against the City, Plaintiff was involved in an accident involving the City's solid waste truck. While waiting to unload debris at a transfer station, Plaintiff exited the truck. He thought he had pulled the parking brake prior to getting out of the truck. However, while he was out of the vehicle, it began moving forward, went over a speed bump, and struck the vehicle causing damages. There were no injuries.The City ultimately concluded that Plaintiff hadn’t set the brake and issued a "Letter of Counseling" related to the incident because the accident was preventable. The City relied on the recommendation from its safety review committee, which concluded that Plaintiff hadn’t pulled the parking brake, as well as a traffic report and statements from a mechanic who inspected the vehicle after the accident.Plaintiff took the deposition of the City's Solid Waste Director as part of his pro se lawsuit against the City, which was still pending. The complaint alleged that within a month of his deposition, Plaintiff was given a notice of disciplinary action, accusing him of making false statements, and thus violating the City's policy on "Moral Turpitude."At a hearing, the City showed video footage of the accident, which revealed Plaintiff exiting the vehicle without setting the parking brake. Based on the video, the City terminated Plaintiff's employment for intentionally lying to the police and the City when he repeatedly maintained throughout the investigation and grievance process that he had pulled the parking brake.Plaintiff alleged that the City's stated reason for terminating his employment was "not worthy of belief." His retaliation claims were premised on the timing of Director’s deposition and Plaintiff's termination. According to Plaintiff, these two events were causally related. However, Plaintiff then admitted that he didn’t pull the parking brake. Plaintiff argued that the real reason he was terminated was that he pursued the initial discrimination case against the City.The City designated a mechanical engineer specializing in accident reconstruction as an expert witness. The expert opined that the driver of the City’s solid waste truck didn’t engage the parking brake prior to exiting the vehicle at the time of the accident. In addition, the expert said that the driver failed to put the truck in neutral and didn’t follow proper procedures.The accident reconstruction expert also concluded that the driver had a habit of not parking the vehicle properly prior to exiting because he’d done the same thing five minutes before the accident; that he knew, or should have known, that he left the vehicle in drive as he must have put it in neutral after the accident when he engaged the parking brake; and that he knew, or should have known, that he didn’t put the parking brake on since he engaged the parking brake immediately after the accident.Plaintiff moved to strike the expert’s report in its entirety. He argued that the expert improperly opined on Plaintiff's credibility; he didn’t have the adequate expertise to testify about Plaintiff's "habit" or what Plaintiff "knew or should have known;" and the expert’s testimony as to the causation of Plaintiff's accident wouldn’t assist the trier of fact.U.S. District Court Judge James S. Moody Jr. wrote in his decision that before permitting expert opinion testimony, the court must make certain that the expert employs "in the courtroom the same level of intellectual rigor that characterizes the practice of the expert in the field," quoting Kumho Tire Co.The judge found that the expert's opinion must be excluded under Daubert because portions of his report were based on pure speculation. More importantly, the entire report would not assist the trier of fact. The expert, who was experienced in mechanical engineering and accident reconstruction, wasn’t qualified to testify about Plaintiff's "habit" and state of mind. His opinions weren’t based on sufficient facts or data. Moreover, Judge Moody said that no expert is truly qualified to opine on a person's credibility or state of mind—determinations typically left to the finder of fact.The expert testimony, like the expert's report, wouldn’t assist the trier of fact because Plaintiff admitted that he failed to set the parking brake. The part of the expert's report where he opined that Plaintiff didn’t engage the parking brake, didn’t put the vehicle in neutral, and didn’t follow proper procedure was superfluous because Plaintiff conceded these points.The expert's opinion, which focused on the reasonableness of Plaintiff's actions—and which was clearly not available to the City at the time that it made the decision to terminate Plaintiff—would offer no assistance to the trier of fact. Plaintiff's motion to strike Defendant's expert witness and his expert report was granted. 

Vocational Consultant Expert 531522 NY

Expertise Description

I am a vocational consultant and have spent over 35 years focusing on the evaluation of employability, transferability of skills, occupational outlook, diminished earning capacity and spousal earning capacity. I have additional knowledge in vocational counseling, job placement, labor market analysis, and family therapy. I have spent more than 30 years offering consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony as a vocational consultant expert witness.

Rehabilitation Psychology Expert 530866 AL

Expertise Description

I have provided psychological, neuropsychological, and vocational evaluations for more than 40 years. As a rehabibiatiojn psychologist and neuropsychologist, I have provided treatment and evaluation in rehabilitation hospital settings, acute care health facilities, and in private practice. I have treated and evaluated adults with traumatic brain injury, amputation, stroke, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, and dementia, blind and low vision and other chronic neurological diseases. Treatment has included group therapy for cognitive rehabilitation, but also individual psychotherapy for PTSD, reactive depression, anxiety disorders, non-medical techniques for chronic pain, and adjustment to disability. I have performed Independent Medical Evaluations (IME) and subsequently testified in depositions and court as an expert witness in neuropsychology and vocational rehabilitation on numerous occasions. The evaluations often include requests for disability reading using AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 6th Edition our earlier versions. I have extensive experience regarding the evaluation of brain injured individual using up to date neuropsychological tests. Assessments include performance and symptom validity determination, testing designed to estimate premorbid level of functioning, and comprehensive quantification of cognitive ability using demographically corrected norms. Included also is assessment of emotional status using self-report inventories and questionnaires. Vocational evaluations include vocational testing to assess general intellectual capacity, scholastic achievement and career interest often paired with psychological testing to rule/out psychological component or overlay. I identify the individual's vocational potential, earnings loss or capacity based on residual his/her marketable transferrable skills. I have provided consultations, courtroom testimony, and deposition for more than 30 years as a rehabilitation psychology expert witness.

Vocational Rehabilitation Expert 525409 AL

Expertise Description

I have more than 40 years of experience in multiple areas of career advising, academic and vocational schools, personal injury and other evaluations for estimating wage loss, earning capacity, employability and performing economic calculations for law offices. My specialty includes Life Care Plans and economic assessments. My career includes research and writing peer reviewed journal articles and being on professional boards to advise and develop continued education programs. I have testified in over 350 trials ranging from Louisiana, California, Oregon, Hawaii, Alaska, with most work in Washington State. I have spent over 35 years as a vocational rehabilitation expert witness by providing consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony for numerous clients.

Vocational Rehab Expert 524204 RI

Expertise Description

With over 40 years experience in vocational rehabilitation, I have an expertise in the assessment of employability and rehabilitation potential for workers’ compensation, veterans’, divorce and personal injury cases and Social Security Disability determination. I have additional experience with job analysis, work injury management & compliance with federal regulations (OSHA, ADA); and in vocational rehabilitation services provided in individual disability cases (physical, cognitive and psychological impairments). I have provided consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony as a vocational rehabilitation expert witness for more than 25 years.

Vocational Evaluation Expert 321879 CT

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience in vocational evaluation and employability. My expertise includes: vocational testing and evaluation; earning capacity analysis; transferable skills analysis; labor market assessment; and job search evaluation. I have experience with divorce proceedings. My expertise also includes employability assessment, video services, vocational services, employment evaluations, job search strategy, and placing job candidates. I have worked as a counseling psychologist; executive recruiter; career services director and counselor; vocational evaluator; hiring manager; and business executive consultant. I have more than 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Employability And Wage Expert 142386 CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have more than 45 years experience specializing in employability and wage. My expertise includes economic theory, business economics, material resource utilization, banking, and investment strategy. I have over 5 years expert witness experience.

Employement Discrimination Expert 57862 NJ

Expertise Description

I have over 40 years specializing in all matters pertaining to human resources. My expertise includes: breach of contract; employment discrimination (gender, racial); executive compensation; incentives; lost opportunity; performance management / performance-based salaries; professional recruitment; salary administration; sales compensation; and wrongful termination. I have more than 30 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Vocational Rehabilitation Expert 350567 MD

Expertise Description

I have more than 20 years experience in Occupational / Vocational Rehabilitation and Ergonomic matters. My expertise includes: work and functional capacity, occupational health, industrial disability, ergonomic analysis, kinematic analysis, industrial ergonomics, vocational potential, employee screening procedures, employment evaluations, loss of earnings capacity, musculoskeletal injuries, serious personal injury and trauma, sports and industrial injuries, emotional impact, mental health adjustment, deafness, brain damage, depressive disorder, brain disorders, invalidity, and neurological disorders including catastrophic (TBI, SCI). I have over 10 years of expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.