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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Disability Evaluation experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Disability Evaluation landscape.
This expert is Founder and President of a highly successful national consultancy, certified rehabilitation counselor, Diplomate of the American Board of Vocational Experts and certified life care planner who has provided services for the severely disabled for many years. Additionally, this expert has served as Vocational Expert for plaintiffs and defendants in Wrongful Termination, Sexual Harassment and Age, Sex and Disability Discrimination cases, as well as cases involving the American's with Disabilities Act.
In these cases, this expert has provided a vocational evaluation which consists of a record review, vocational diagnostic interview, work and transferable skills analysis, and when necessary, testing to make a determination of the individual's ability to perform gainful work activity, as well as their earning capacity in the local labor market. In addition, at times a Labor Market Survey is conducted to document the availability of job openings in the geographical area.
The vocational evaluation assists both plaintiff and defense attorneys in determining the effect a wrongful termination has on the earning capability of an individual after the incident. Research regarding job openings and wages for available positions using government and local sources is performed as part of the assessment. This information documents whether the plaintiff has conducted a reasonable job search and if the person has sustained any diminution of earnings capacity. A written report by a certified rehabilitation counselor who is experienced in termination cases can assist in documenting the case damages.
This expert has been performing forensic evaluations in wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment cases for many years, on a nationwide basis.
This expert is credentialed by the American Board of Vocational Experts, the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification and the International Academy of Life Care Planners. This expert has provided rehabilitation services to, and evaluated the vocational and employability potential of, over six thousand individuals.
This expert earned a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and has provided litigation support, giving over 500 depositions and testifying at trial over 150 times. In this capacity, this expert has evaluated vocational feasibility and disability-related needs, identifying functional limitations and appropriate accommodations. As District Administrator of a State Department of Rehabilitation, this expert instructed and guided in state and federal laws and regulations relating to individuals with disabilities. Specializing in working with the deaf community, this expert worked with a State on employment placements and accommodations, areas that this expert has also supported in litigation. This expert is fluent in American Sign Language, worked for a State School for the Deaf, and is married to someone who is deaf.
This expert head's a highly successful consultancy and has passionately provided Occupational Assessment and Vocational Rehabilitation services for many years, helping countless individuals develop rewarding careers. Specializing in Return to Work, Test/Assessment, and Career Counseling, this expert is a Diplomate with the highest certification from the American Board of Vocational Experts. This expert is a graduate of the Arts program in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling and maintains designations as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Professional Vocational Evaluator, and Psychometrician. This expert is an active member of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals as well as local affiliates of this group. This expert is recognized as a Vocational Expert by the Social Security Administration and regularly provides testimony in disability hearings. Additionally, this expert provides vocational expert services in cases of marital dissolution and personal injury. This expert has received training to provide vocational consultation services as an ancillary professional in collaborative divorce proceedings.
This expert is a vocational counselor. For many years this expert has provided regional and national services to attorneys, individuals, national and state government agencies and employers.
This expert holds a Bachelor of Science with a major in Counseling and Guidance; and a Master of Education with a major in Vocational and Community Counseling. This expert has multiple professional licenses and certifications, both national and state.
This expert has worked extensively in cases of personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, workers' compensation, Social Security Disability and SSI, ADA compliance, spousal maintenance, and child support, providing expert witness testimony when needed. This expert testifies about 60 % for the defense, and 40% for plaintiffs in areas including all areas that involve employability, wrongful termination, loss of earnings or earning capacity, lifework expectancy, rehabilitation, and loss of access to the labor market.
Most cases are court appointed from the U.S. Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Social Security Administration, but this expert also has private sector cases.