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Allan S. Billehus, LPC, CRC
3585 Raymond Drive
Atlanta GA USA
phone: 404-735-6900
Allan Billehus Vocational Rehabilitation Expert PhotoAllan Billehus, Ed.S., M.S., CRC, LPC, is an experienced Forensic Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. He has been a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) since 1996 and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia since 1999.

Mr. Billehus has worked with and performed a variety of psychological and vocational assessments on over 3,000 individuals. He has performed over 250 vocational evaluations, most of which were commissioned by the Georgia Department of Vocational Rehabilitation. He has completed over 400 comprehensive psychological evaluations on individuals applying for or already enrolled in the Developmental Disability Medicaid Waiver programs. Mr. Billehus has testified in over 1,000 Social Security Administrations ODAR Federal court in Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Arizona.

Litigation Support - Mr. Billehus provides litigation support services to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defendant. He performs forensic evaluations of severely disabled persons for Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability, Age and Sex Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Long Term Disability, Divorce, and Workers Compensation. He has vast experience working with paraplegics (SCI), quadriplegics, brain damaged babies, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), blindness, burn victims, and amputees.

Mr. Billehus is also familiar with the use of DOT, COJ, OOH, HAJ as well as Transferable Skills Analysis (pre and post injury), Earning Capacity Evaluation, and Labor Market Surveys. Vocational Evaluations performed include IQ, Achievement, Personality, motor skills / dexterity, work samples, and interests. He has also performed professional contracts in workers’ compensation, long-term disability, SSDI, SSI, Developmental Disability sheltered workshops and centers, private/public schools, hospitals, private companies, and state vocational services.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Vocational Evaluations
  • WOIA-IDEA Transition Planning
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Loss of Earnings Capacity
  • TDIU Evaluation
  • Veterans Disability
  • Loss of Employment
  • Forensic Mental Health Evaluation
  • LTD Evaluation
  • PTSD
  • Psychological Disability Evaluation
  • Vocational Assessments
  • Job Placement Services
  • Medical Case Management
  • Vocational Case Management
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    4/27/2016 · Family Issues
    There are more people separated from the workforce now than there has ever been in the United States. Many of these individuals are not in the workforce by choice, although they will give you a list of issues and reasons why they are not working. As the need for information supporting requests for Alimony and Child Support increases, so does the need for assessment of earning capacity and vocational potential. Determining a spouse's earning ability can pose a difficult and complex dilemma. A spouse may be out of work by mutual agreement, e.g., health reasons or raising children, or may be unemployed involuntarily, e.g., job change or downsizing. A spouse may be purposely out of work or underemployed, or hiding income and this is when imputed income is needed. When issues arise regarding support of the spouse or children, determining the earning capacity for which either spouse should be responsible becomes a critical issue.

    3/25/2016 · Damages
    Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors specialize in the study of medical and psychological aspects of disability, assessing an individual's disability to delineate functional limitations and possible vocational alternatives. This unique and specialized knowledge places vocational rehabilitation counselors in a critical forensic role as an expert witness for the tire of fact. The vocational expert (VE) assessment and testimony measures the scope and severity of a disability in functional and vocational limitations. This is vital in accidents that occurred and may be subject to legal claims for monetary damages.

    2/15/2016 · Disability
    Veterans Disability can be very frustrating and a long process. Medical & Psychological issues are challenging for claims people, attorneys and judges alike to assess in vocational & functional terms. If there is conflicting information, what are the implications, how will it be addressed? It is the purview of the Vocational Expert to address vocational limitations and abilities based on medical and psychological limitations.

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    Kevin M. Reopel, FSA, MAAA
    35 Rugby Rd.
    Feeding Hills MA 01030
    phone: 413-786-7925
    Kevin M. Reopel, FSA, MAAA, is an Actuarial Consultant with broad expertise both in the life insurance business and in assessing the economic value of future cash flows. Through Actuarial Litigation Consulting, this expertise is used to assess economic losses in tort cases for attorneys and to assess the terms and benefits of insurance and annuity contracts.

    Mr. Reopel has worked for major life insurance companies such as Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company and the Hartford Life Insurance Company. Throughout his career, he has worked extensively with insurance company attorneys and underwriters, and with state insurance department attorneys, actuaries and other regulators.

    Litigation Support - Kevin Reopel provides impartial, credible assessment of Economic Loss/ Economic Damages for litigating attorneys (both plaintiff and defense), judges, estate planning attorneys, and trust departments. He also provides expert analysis of the features and benefits of in-force insurance policies for individual clients and their attorneys.

    Mr. Reopel's professional services, as consultant or expert witness, are provided in both state and federal trial settings. They include preliminary review and evaluation of economic loss, pre-trial discovery, assessment of economic los, reports and affidavits, depositions, and trial testimony.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Actuary - Actuarial
    • Economic Consulting
    • Economic Damages
  • Forensic Economics
  • Insurance - Health / HMO / Disability
  • Insurance - Life & Annuities
  • Actuarial Assessment of Economic Losses For:
    • Personal Injury
    • Wrongful Death
    • Employment Termination
  • Asset Allocation from Divorce
  • Structured Settlements
  • Trust valuation
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    Norman Katz
    Managing Partner
    18881 Von Karman, Suite 1175
    Irvine CA 92612
    phone: 949-263-8700
    fax: 949-263-0770
    MCS Associates is a nationally recognized consulting group that has provided financial, operations and regulatory/compliance consulting services nationwide to financial institutions, insurance companies and regulatory agencies as well as real estate and financial services organizations for over 30 years.

    Expert Witness and Litigation Consulting are a primary focus of our services. We undertake expert witness assignments throughout the United States and our clients include several hundred leading law firms around the country, working on behalf of both plaintiff and defendant financial institutions, borrowers, depositors, investors, developers, insurance companies and their insured, securities/insurance/real estate brokers/agents, regulators and government agencies, and individuals.

    Together with MCS Associates’ specialized resources in banking, financial services and real estate, we also draw on key strategic alliances in insurance, economics, academia and the securities industry to meet a wide range of expert witness needs. Our litigation experts include experienced bankers, lenders, consultants, regulators, managers, brokers & agents in insurance, real estate, and securities; insurance claims and underwriting managers; economists, accountants, appraisers, real estate analysts, and academics.

    Areas of Expertise Include:
  • Banking Operations/Administration
  • Check Fraud
  • Lending Policies, Custom and Practice
  • Loan Underwriting & Credit Administration
  • Sub Prime Loan Originations, Underwriting, Securitizations & Servicing
  • Bankruptcy, Foreclosures and Workouts
  • Trust & Fiduciary Issues / Operations
  • Securities Brokerage & Investments
  • Valuations & Damages Analysis
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Employment / Compensation
  • Real Estate Brokerage & Management
  • Title Insurance & Escrow
  • Real Estate Appraisal & Transactions
  • Insurance Industry Custom & Practice
  • Insurance Coverages / Claims Handling
  • Insurance Bad Faith
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    Dr. Gary Albrecht, PhD
    1817 Georgia Ave.
    Winston-Salem NC 27104
    phone: 336-727-9435
    Gary AlbrechtDr. Gary R. Albrecht has more than 25 years of experience specializing in Economic Forecasting and Forensic Economics. The Director of Econometric Modeling at the University of Kansas, his research has been published in the Journal of Forensic Economics, Journal of Legal Economics, Trial Briefs, and The Earnings Analyst.

    Dr. Albrecht was elected by his peers to be a Vice President and to serve on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Forensic Economists. He also serves as a referee for the Journal of Forensic Economics and the Journal of Legal Economics.

    Dr. Albrecht provides litigation support services to attorneys for both Plaintiff and Defense for cases concerning damages resulting from Wrongful Death, Personal Injury, and Breach of Contract. Qualified in numerous State and Federal venues, he has been deposed and or testified approximately 50 times in the last four years.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Economic Damages
    • Expected Wage Loss
    • Business Valuation
    • Lost Profits
  • Discrimination Analysis
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Intellectual Property
  • Antitrust
  • Dr. Albrecht is a Member of the American Academy of Economic and Financial Experts, the American Economic Association, and the National Association of Forensic Economics.

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    6/18/2014 · Economics
    The first step in estimating the value of life is, generally, to estimate the tradeoff individuals are willing to make between the risk of death and compensation. In wage-risk studies the estimate of the trade-off takes the form of a slope coefficient on the risk of death variable from regression analysis. The estimated slope coefficient is then used to estimate the value of life. This paper addresses two separate but related issues that affect the calculated value of life. One issue is how the estimate of the slope coefficient may vary depending on the base amount of risk in the observations used for its estimate. This issue is addressed by determining the shape of the indifference curve between compensation and the risk of death. The other issue is the definition of the value of life. Two proofs are presented. One proof shows that the calculated value of life will vary according to the base amount of risk involved in the study. The other shows how the calculated value varies according to how the value of life is defined. An economist who uses the value of life studies should be aware of these influences.

    4/14/2014 · Economics
    The contention of this article is that the appropriate discount rate is one which counterbalances the uncertainties associated with projecting future losses. Such uncertainty is defined, herein, as risk. Parity in risk must be maintained between projected losses and the discount rate. A risk-free rate of interest is an appropriate discount rate only when applied to projected losses which are, themselves, risk-free. As elements of uncertainty, or speculation, enter into the projection of future losses, either those elements must be removed from the analysis or the discount rate must be increased commensurately to maintain parity in risk. To do otherwise would yield an award which overcompensates the plaintiff (p. 33).

    3/11/2014 · Economics
    In "The Valuation of a Closely Held Firm: Difference in Expert Opinion," (JFE, 1988) Carl M. Hubbard and Darryl G. Waldron present the results of a survey in which the respondents were asked to place a value on a non-publicly traded firm. The authors classified the responses into four categories: the net asset valuation (NA V) approach; the discounted cash flow (DCF) approach; the earnings multiple (EM) approach; and the capitalized earnings (CE) approach. As the title of their paper states, there were differences of opinion among the respondents.

    2/5/2014 · Economics
    This article is one in a series of articles in the Journal of Forensic Economics detailing the different and the common methods for assessing economic damages in the various states. In this article we discuss the legal framework by which economic damages are computed in personal injury (PI) and wrongful death (WD) cases in the state courts of North Carolina. Section II presents the legal framework for these torts; Section III discusses the calculation of damages in Wrongful Death torts, while Section IV deals with Personal Injury torts where they differ from Wrongful Death.

    1/6/2014 · Economics
    In litigation involving wrongful death, personal injury and breach of employment contracts, forecasting the wage rate is often a necessary step when calculating damages. Forecasted future changes in the wage rate are generally attributed to two components, forecasted changes in the productivity of labor and inflation.l The theoretical reason for making the wage rate a function of productivity and inflation stems from the neoclassical proposition that the wage rate is equal to the product of the marginal productivity of labor and the price of the output received by the manufacturer.

    11/27/2013 · Economics
    Federal and state legal systems rely upon the reasoning of judges and juries to ascertain what is just compensation for personal injury as result of a tort. There are no precise rules to follow in determining damages. Jurists consider the plaintiffs' own itemization of damage, but they also use their own reasoning and the guidance of the law and testimony of forensic economists. Likewise, each forensic economist uses his or her reasoning, legal parameters, and economic training in determining just compensation.

    In a recent article Havrilesky (1993) argues against applying the hedonic damages concept to wrongful death and injury cases. The purpose of this paper is to critique his arguments. An examination of each of the seven points shows that none are appropriate. This analysis follows the same order and is under the same headings as Havrilesky's analysis. The conclusion section is added to summarize the paper.

    10/2/2013 · Economics
    In litigation involving personal injury, wrongful death, job discrimination, and breach of employment contracts, questions concerning the estimates of future earnings and the choice of an appropriate discount rate arise. We address the question of whether, in order to estimate the growth of future earnings and then to discount future earnings, it is necessary to forecast the inflation rate.

    "Esteemed member, Gary R. Albrecht is a Forensic Economist with over 25 years of experience specializing in Economic Forecasting and Damages. Principal at Albrecht Economics, Inc., he provides Expert Witness and Consulting services to attorneys, insurance companies, and other professionals. "
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    Dr. William B. Fairley
    Victoria Mills
    1489 Baltimore Pike
    Springfield PA 19064
    phone: 610-543-0159
    fax: 610-543-8952
    Analysis and Inference, Inc., led by William B. Fairley, Ph.D., provides compelling statistical analysis for corporations, government agencies, non-profits, and law firms. Dr. Fairley, a widely published author in statistics and economics, is skilled at presenting complex ideas to non-experts.

    Expertise Includes: Data Analysis, Regression, Probability, Sampling, Statistical Significance and Validity, Surveys, and Modeling in areas such as Discrimination, Employment and Labor, Insurance, Risk Analysis, Product Liability, Theft and Fraud, Contract Disputes, Audit Disallowance and Damages, Education, School Finance, and Public Policy.

    Services Include:
  • Risk Analysis - Statistical, probability, and related financial analyses for risk, accidents, and health
  • Audits, Surveys, Theft and Fraud - Determination through statistical sampling and modeling of amounts of monies recoverable in audit disallowances, large-scale thefts, and fraud, etc.
  • Discrimination - Analysis of data, questions of statistical significance and validity, and development of models relevant to a wide range of discrimination claims in employment or in municipal services, housing, and other areas by age, sex, race, etc.
  • Liability and Damages - Statistical analysis and related economic aspects to address alleged harm or specific damages
  • Finance, Regulation and Insurance - Statistical analysis and related aspects of finance theory and economics in issues such as price discrimination, royalties, real property valuation, investment risk and return, regulated rates of return, and risk classification in property-liability insurance
  • Public Policy - Examples are school funding mechanisms, hazardous materials management, economic regulation, and discrimination
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    Dr. Charles Cowan
    Managing Partner
    11467 Huebner Road, Suite 200
    San Antonio TX 78230
    phone: 210-641-2817
    fax: 210-641-9892
    Analytic Focus specializes in Financial, Economic, Demographic, and Statistical Research. We're Ph.D.s with decades of experience working in academia, industry, and Federal agencies. We provide exceptional value in interpretation of data, insight regarding business problems, and scholarship on best practices.

    We estimate numbers needed for the best representation of your client. We evaluate flaws in analyses underpinning your arguments or your opponents. We've testified in Federal & State courts.

    Complex Litigation
    Antitrust, Deceptive Sales Practices, Securities & Lost Sales

    Banking & Finance
    Misrepresentation & Fraud, Securitizations, Regulation

    Insurance & Reinsurance
    Breach of Contract, Risk & Pricing Issues

    Environmental/Mass Tort
    Validity of Claims, Damages & Volume of Claims Forecasting

    Class Actions and Class Certification
    Commonality, Predominance, Mass Valuation

    Fair Housing, Fair Lending, Labor & Employment
    Discrimination & Disparate Impact

    Intellectual Property
    Trade Mark, Trade Dress, Patent Infringement
    Confusion, Dilution, Lost Profits, Diverted Sales
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    Bob Lawson, Securities Expert & FINRA Arbitrator
    Securities Fraud Investigator
    3800 American Boulevard West
    Suite 1110
    Bloomington MN 55431-4460
    phone: 800-741-0704
    fax: 952-835-1504
    Bob Lawson Wealth Manager Expert PhotoCertified Fraud Examiner LogoBob Lawson, AIF®, CFE®, RFC®, LUTCF is a Securities Expert Witness and Wealth Manager serving both claimants and respondents in FINRA arbitration, mediation and court settings. Bob Lawson has over 32 years of experience with securities, investments, insurance, and commodities as a financial adviser, supervisor, and managing principal. He has conducted over 500 presentations, classes, and workshops on financial matters for industry professionals, adult education, and retail investors. He is an articulate and persuasive presenter with a thorough understanding of FINRA and SEC Rules and Regulations. He proudly serves as an Accredited Investment Fiduciary, ERISA (3)-21 Investment Fiduciary, Certified Fraud Examiner and Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice. - Arbitration & Mediation.

    Bob’s expertise lies in meticulously analyzing compliance manuals, correspondence, exchange rules, industry norms, and internal policies which are relevant to the particular case. He understands the ethical issues that frequently arise and will identify specific rules, laws, and regulations from Federal, State, and SRO’s where violations may have occurred.

    Bob is uniquely positioned to to assist investment adviser and broker-dealer clients, as well as State and Federal Regulators, with matters throughout the litigation life cycle from a pre-litigation complaint, mediation, through testifying at a hearing.

    Bob is focused on providing exceptional written reports, depositions, direct testimony, cross-examination, and litigation support. He has completed specialized expert witness and fraud training from prominent organizations and experts on relevant subject matter.

    Firms that retain him will receive unbiased advice supported by extensive and detailed research and not subjective hypothetical theories.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • FINRA & SEC Regulations
    • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
    • Promissory Notes
    • Securities Fraud Investigations
    • Ponzi Schemes
    • Options, Stocks & Bonds
    • Due Diligence
    • FINRA Arbitration
    • Professional Malpractice
    • Economic Damages & Losses
    • Employment Discrimination & Termination
    • Litigation Consulting
    • Unbiased Case Analysis
    • Discovery Review & Recommendations
    • Portfolio Risk Reports
    • Securities Fraud Investigation
    • Damage Calculations
    • Expert Testimony
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    9/23/2015 · Finance
    I receive phone calls throughout the year from attorneys who have taken on their first FINRA case and they frequently are unaware how the FINRA Dispute Resolution process differs from other venues. I thought it would be helpful to provide a quick overview for new participants and a refresher for those more experienced securities attorneys on how the FINRA Arbitration and Mediation process works.

    8/26/2015 · Finance
    In FINRA-related cases many attorneys see discovery requests objected to by opposing counsel. Typically, opposing counsel objects to discovery requests citing that items requested are either "overly broad, vague, or ambiguous", or "impermissible per FINRA's Code of Arbitration Procedure". However, despite opposing counsel's reasoning, many objections to discovery requests are irrelevant and do not hold up in regard to FINRA's Code of Arbitration Procedure. Attorneys should not be intimidated or discouraged by these objections, but rather should understand that FINRA's guidelines concerning arbitration allow for most applicable and reasonably obtainable discovery information to be delivered.

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    Ronald T. Smolarski
    114 Felch St.
    Ann Arbor MI 48103
    phone: 800-821-8463
    fax: 734-665-2584
    Ronald Smolarski Vocational Rehabilitation Expert PhotoRonald T. Smolarski has 38 years of experience in the field of Rehabilitation and Economics. For Personal Injury and other related cases, Mr. Smolarski, specializes in Catastrophic & Pediatric Care, is qualified in the courts to provide expert testimony in several areas, including:
    • Life Care Planning (Future Medical)
    • Forensic Economist (Economic Loss / Lost Income / Loss of Earning Capacity / Present & Future Value)
    • Vocational Expert (Vocational Testing of Worker Traits)
    • Functional Capacity Evaluations (Upper & Lower Extremity)
    • Wrongful Death
    • Medical Projections
    Litigation Support - Ronald Smolarski is highly experienced in cases involving personal injury, medical malpractice, and trusts. He has participated in hundreds of trials and depositions as an Expert Witness in District, Circuit, and Federal Court. His services are available to attorneys representing both Plaintiff and Defense.

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    4/28/2015 · Life Expectancy
    THIS ARTICLE DESCRIBES HOW Life Care Planners can help trust officers, relationship managers, estate planners and attorneys determine the future monetary requirements, in actual dollars, of a catastrophically disabled, pediatric or geriatric client. This can be done through the creation of a Life Care Plan for that individual's lifetime. Case histories are used to demonstrate how LCPs address the complex needs of such clients. The article concludes with a discussion of the ways in which the discipline of Life Care Planning complements the expertise of the trust officer.

    3/26/2015 · Life Expectancy
    How funds are handled after the settlement of a case reflects the competency and knowledge of attorneys and recognizes their outstanding legal skills. This article focuses on the management of settlement proceeds and the maintenance aspect of the care of a client with a disability when that client's financial health is turned over to a trust attorney, relationship manager, financial planner, trust officer or estate planner.

    2/24/2015 · Damages
    How do you determine what care and how much money a chronically or catastrophically disabled individual will need for the rest of his or her life? Some attorneys representing either the plaintiff or the defendant in such cases are now getting the expert help they need from specially trained rehabilitation consultants called "life care planners".

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    Diane W. DeWitt, PhD, ABVE, ABPP
    Bellevue WA 98005
    phone: 425-867-1500
    fax: 425-822-2100
    Diane DeWitt, PhD, ABVE, ABPP specializes in Vocational Psychology and is highly skilled and passionate about helping people with Employability and Work Issues. Dr. DeWitt is a counseling psychologist trained in assessment, psychotherapy, research, teaching, and the design and evaluation of vocational and psychological programs. She has 35 years of experience as a counseling psychologist specializing in vocational and employment issues.

    Dr. DeWitt is Board Certified through the American Board of Professional Psychology, accredited by the American Board of Vocational Experts, and a long-standing member of both the American Psychological Association and the Washington State Psychological Association. Dr. DeWitt is on the National Register as a Health Care Provider in Psychology.

    Litigation Support - Dr. DeWitt has completed over 1,100 Psycho-legal or Forensic Evaluations. She has appeared in 93 trials and hearings and completed 222 additional hours of deposition testimony. Her testimony has never been impeached nor has she ever been disqualified as an Expert Witness. Dr. DeWitt's case jurisdictions include U.S. Federal Court (Alaska, Washington, North Dakota, Iowa and Colorado), U.S. Asylum Court, U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, Superior Courts in Washington State, & EEOC, JAMS, BIIA, & WSBA.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Employer Issues
    • Fitness for Duty - Unsafe Workplace
    • Disability & Impairment Determination
    • Discrimination &/or Harassment
  • Marriage Dissolution & Return to Workforce
  • Domestic Torts re Spousal Abuse
  • Deception &/or Malingering
  • Impact from Trauma Exposure
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    Ben F. Tunnell III
    605 West Olympic Blvd.,Suite 820
    Los Angeles CA 90015
    phone: 866-256-9300
    fax: 213-532-3807
    BTI Appraisal is a broad-based appraisal company which provides a consistently high level of Real Estate Appraisals, Business Valuations, and Machinery and Equipment Appraisals for Business, Professional, Public and Private Sectors.

    When you choose BTI Appraisal, you benefit from a strong tradition of experience and accuracy. A corporate philosophy stressing efficiency and attentive service has made us a leader among independent appraisers. We are proud of our reputation for stability, responsiveness, and accomplishment in and out of the courtroom.

    At BTI, our seasoned staff of success oriented professionals treats each assignment with precise attention to detail, providing needed research and responsive service on a wide range of appraisal needs.

    Expert Profile: BTI’s Founder and Chairman, Ben F. Tunnell III, has headed the firm since 1974. Previously, he spent eight years with First Interstate Bank of California as vice president at their corporate headquarters in Los Angeles. He served on the board of arbitrators for both the American Arbitration Association and the Better Business Bureau. He has also been a Registered Investment Advisor and Broker/Dealer with the Securities and Exchange Commission and a licensed, California Real Estate Broker.

    Mr. Tunnell is an ASA, the senior designation of the American Society of Appraisers, and a California Certified General Real Estate Appraiser #AG-6964. He has qualified and testified in Federal and Superior Courts, as well as in arbitration proceedings as an expert witness in business valuations, real estate, and machinery and equipment appraisals.
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    Gary G. Capata, CPA
    Kerrie Merrifield, CPA, CFF
    28202 Cabot Road
    Suite 245
    Laguna Niguel CA 92677
    phone: 949-364-0334
    fax: 949-364-0362
    Capata & Co. has been providing Forensic Accounting litigation support for over 25 years. Their expert auditing skills be used to provide an analysis of financial records in cases involving economic disputes, fraud, and theft investigation.

    Areas of Forensic Accounting Expertise:
    • Forensic Accounting and Investigations
    • Economic Damages
    • Business Valuation
  • Lost Profits Analysis
  • Fraud Investigation
  • Contract Non-Compliance
  • Gary Capata Forensic Accounting Expert PhotoGary G. Capata, CPA has over 35 years of experience as a Certified Public Accountant. He has substantial experience in Forensic Accounting and litigation support with qualifications as an expert witness in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, Solano, and Fresno Counties.

    Mr. Capata utilizes unique and tested damage measurement methods to determine the extent of Financial Loss or Economic Damage. His expert auditing skills and investigations services have been called upon for matters involving financial disputes, fraud, and theft.

    Mr. Capata has been qualified to testify in Federal Court and U.S. Tax Court. He is available to present an opinion to support or oppose evidence submitted to the court. Mr. Capata's services are available to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defense.

    Kerri Merrifield Forensic Accounting Expert PhotoKerrie Merrifield, CPA, CFF, is the Director of Litigation Support, Valuations, and Trust Administration at Capata & Co. She has over 25 years of public accounting experience with an emphasis in Forensic Accounting, litigation support, and CFO roles in various sized companies and industries.

    Ms. Merrifield has worked with various industries including entertainment, restaurant, and hotel. Her projects include, but are not limited to business valuations, economic damage analysis, income loss analysis, fraud investigations, business disputes, contract noncompliance, related damage analysis, writing business valuation reports, Rule 12 reports that are used in Federal courts, and testifying as an expert witness.

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    Chad Staller, JD, MBA, MAC, AVA
    1608 Walnut Street
    Philadelphia PA 19103
    phone: 800-966-6099
    fax: 215-732-8158
    The Center for Forensic Economic Studies is a leading provider of economic and statistical analysis relating to litigation. Our staff includes economists, statisticians and valuation experts.

    We assist with discovery, critique opposing claims and produce clear, credible reports and expert testimony. Since 1980, attorneys and their clients have relied on our expertise in thousands of cases in jurisdictions across the country.

    Our areas of Concentration Include:
  • Personal Injury / Wrongful Death Economic Damages
  • Commercial Damages / Business Interruption Claims
  • Economic Damages in Employment Matters
  • Employment Discrimination - Statistical Analysis
  • Business Valuations / Appraisal
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    James Christopoulos, JD, MA
    575 Anton Blvd
    Costa Mesa CA 92626
    phone: 714-442-8561
    Christopoulos Economics Consulting Group is a full-service expert witness firm, providing highly capable and professional analyses, reports, tables, charts, and credible testimony on Economic Damages and related issues for attorneys throughout California.

    By specializing in litigation economics, Christopoulos Economics Consulting Group provides Forensic Analysis and Auditing, Economic Damage Analyses, Statistical Research, and Economic Loss Reports. They have the experience necessary to provide testimonies and produce reports which summarize and present opinions and conclusions in a manner that is clear and easily understood. They are consistently retained by both plaintiff and defense attorneys and are well versed in the calculation of present value past and future economic damages, including the calculation of future medical care costs.

    James Christopoulos, JD, MA, the founder of Christopoulos Economics Consulting Group, is an Economist and a Lawyer. His comprehension of complex legal issues combined with his many years of experience as an economist provides his clients with a unique set of abilities when calculating economic losses and communicating those opinions to both judge and jury.

    Mr. Christopoulos has testified as an expert witness economist in state and federal courts along with arbitrations, mediations, and depositions and has prepared and presented economic loss calculations for well over 1,000 cases.

    Areas of Litigation Expertise:
    • Personal Injury
    • Wrongful Death
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Product Liability
    • Tort Actions
    • FELA Cases
    • Minor, Multiple Plaintiffs
    • Breach of Contract
    • Unjust Enrichment
    • Interference
    • Interruption
    • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
    • Forensic Analysis and Audit
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Failure to Promote
  • Wage & Hour
  • Pay Equity
  • Class Actions
  • Income Loss
  • Health Benefits Loss
  • Pension, Retirement Benefits Loss
  • Wage Loss Differential
  • Forensic Analysis
  • Statistical Analysis of Data, Trends
  • Present Value Calculations
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    Edward Bennett, MS, CRC, CDMS, CLCP
    5290 Overpass Road, Suite 118
    Santa Barbara CA 93111
    phone: 805-692-1823
    fax: 805-692-1827
    Edward L. Bennett, MS, CRC, CDMS, CLCP, is a Vocational Rehabilitation consultant with over 40 years of experience in the field. He has a Master’s of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling as well as various certifications in the field.

    Mr. Bennett has provided services to 5,000 ongoing cases, has participated in approximately 1,500 forensic evaluations to date, along with approximately 900 depositions, and has testified in trial for approximately 500-600 cases. He offers his services to attorney for both Plaintiff and Defense.

    Mr. Bennett provides expert testimony on cost of future medical needs in catastrophic cases of TBI / head trauma, spinal chord injury, vaccine issues, amputations, elder abuse / neglect, pediatrics, sexual abuse, burns, and others. Other cases include pre vs. post injury Career Path and Earnings Capacity for the following cases:
    • Personal Injury
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Wrongful Termination
    • Wrongful Death
    • Martial Dissolution
  • Maritime
  • ADA Employment Consultations
  • FEHA Reasonable Accommodations
  • Household Duties Loss Evaluations
  • Accessibility Issues
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    Victor P. Republicano, Jr., CPA, CGMA
    Director, Litigation Services
    875-A Island Drive, Suite 250
    Alameda CA 94502
    phone: 510-522-7111; cell: 510-219-7111
    fax: 510-580-7077
    Victor Republicano, Jr., CPA, CGMA is an accounting and consulting practitioner, who has provided professional services to business owners, corporate management, lawyers and their clients, since 1977.

    Mr. Republicano provides assistance in all phases of the litigation process, from strategy sessions early in the dispute, through settlement negotiations, and trial. Among his distinguishing achievements are his CGMA (Chartered Global Management Accountant) designation from the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants); Diplomate status from the American Board of Forensic Accounting, and his Fellow status from the American College of Forensic Examiners, in addition to his affiliation with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Mr. Republicano has extensive experience in providing litigation consulting services and expert testimony in a wide variety of areas. His litigation consulting projects have included damage assessment and analysis, inspection and reconstruction of accounting records, pre-trial preparation, expert testimony, witness preparation, courtroom assistance, and post-trial consultation with counsel. He has served as an expert witness in over 100 cases, including matters in state and federal court, administrative proceedings, and alternative dispute resolution forums.

    Mr. Republicano is experienced in small business consulting, accounting and auditing, publicly traded companies, and litigation services. His industry experience includes: Ag-Chem, Construction, Distribution, Financial Institutions, High-Tech, Manufacturing, Network Marketing, Non- Profit Organizations, Professional Services (Architects, Engineers, Law Firms, etc), Securities and Retail. Mr. Republicano has assisted a variety of companies with IPO's, private placements and statutory filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. He also has provided extensive consultations to entrepreneurs and others and other non-public business owners regarding mergers and acquisitions, inventory control systems, credit and collections management, and property lease analyses.

    Litigation and Other Services:
  • Accounting
  • Alternate Dispute Resolution (Mediation, Referee, Special Master)
  • Business Valuations
  • Construction Claims
  • Contract Disputes
  • Expert Witness
  • Damage Calculations and Assessment
  • Economic Loss
  • White Collar Crime
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Fraud
  • Insurance Claims
  • Investigative Services (accounting, finance, business and trade practices)
  • Lost Profits
  • Personal Injury
  • Reconstruction of Accounting Records
  • Witness Preparation
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