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Ronald T. Smolarski
MA, CLCP, CEA, CRC, LPC, CCM, CVE, CRV, CDEII
114 Felch St.
Ann Arbor MI 48103
USA
phone: 800-821-8463
fax: 734-665-2584
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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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Edward Bennett, MS, CRC, CDMS, CLCP
5290 Overpass Road, Suite 118
Santa Barbara CA 93111
USA
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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    Erin O'Callaghan BS, MA, JD, CRC, NCC, LPC, CLCP
    145 S. Livernois #102
    Rochester Hills Michigan 48307
    USA
    phone: 248-312-9597
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    Erin O’Callaghan BS, MA, JD, CRC, NCC, LPC, CLCP, is a Life Care Planner, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant, and Licensed Attorney with over 13 years of experience as a Rehabilitation Professional.

    Ms. O’Callaghan has consistently provided the highest standards of professional ethics while staying current with the needs of modern and complex litigation. Her experience and training gives a unique perspective as a forensic rehabilitation evaluator. She has an in depth understanding of the evidentiary requirements of an expert’s evaluation and conclusion, including the importance of following an accepted methodology in the process and preparation of an opinion.

    Ms. O’Callaghan is a member of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals, International Academy of Life Care Planners, Michigan Rehabilitation Association, and the Michigan Bar Association. She is also a qualified Vocational Expert by the Social Security Administration.

    Erin O’Callaghan has been providing Litigation Support to counsel for Plaintiff and Defense for 11 years. She has provided over 1,000 cost projections and has testified in both Federal and State cases. Ms. O’Callaghan has specialized knowledge of the Affordable Care Act, Social Security issues, and Medicare Set Asides. Her services include case management, earning capacity evaluations, long term care evaluations, and personal injury assessments.

    Litigation Support Services for:
    • Tortious Injury / Negligence
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Worker's Compensation
    • Auto No Fault
    • Wrongful Death
    • Long Term Disability
    • Divorce
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    Gary Young, M.Ed., CRC, CDMS, CCM, NCC, ABVE/D, FVE
    4 Trenton Ave.
    West Trenton NJ 08628
    USA
    phone: 609-883-9033
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    Gary A. Young has worked in the field of Rehabilitation Counseling since 1977. He has earned a Master of Education, is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Certified Disability Management Specialist, Certified Case Manager, Diplomate of the American Board of Vocational Experts, and Forensic Vocational Economist.

    Vocational Economic Expert - For over 35 years, Mr. Young has been evaluating Vocational and Economic Loss Projections and residual productive skills and value in cases focusing on employment related matters. His expertise is in determining future vocational options and economic loss projections. Mr. Young also provides catastrophic case management, performing complete Life Care Plans and economic projections for future medical costs.

    Litigation Support - Gary Young has completed evaluations detailing employability and lost earning capacity in State and Federal Courts. His vocational evaluation, life care planning, and economic analysis are combined in one report and one witness so that all of the facts and opinions are available throughout testimony. Mr. Young's reports have been used successfully in New, York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Federal jurisdictions for both plaintiff and defense attorneys.

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    Moseley Vocational Consulting, LLC
    Trey Moseley, MA, CRC
    Vocational Consultant/Expert
    1655 McFarland Blvd. N., Ste. 268
    Tuscaloosa AL 35406
    USA
    phone: 205-632-5320
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    Robert D. (Trey) Moseley III, MA, CRC is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) who provides vocational consulting services in the form of litigation support, vocational assessments, and testimony in court. With a Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Alabama, Mr. Moseley obtained his Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) certification in 2007. He is a Certified Job Coach with a post-graduate certificate in Forensic Rehabilitation Counseling from The George Washington University.

    Mr. Mosley offers Expert Witness services to attorneys for both Plaintiff and Defense. He has been retained as an expert over 40 times. Mr. Moseley's areas of practice include Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Long Term Disability, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability, ADA Discrimination, and Marital Dissolution. His services include testing, reports, record review, critique of reports, and personal interviews.

    Vocational Assessments Include:
    • Psychometric Testing
    • Loss of Earning Capacity Calculations
    • Labor Market Surveys
    • Transferable Skills Analysis
    • Specific Job Analysis
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    Dianne Simmons-Grab, MA, CCM, CDMS, CLCP
    Founder, President
    246 Highwood Ave
    Ridgewood NJ 07450
    USA
    phone: 201-670-9156
    fax: 201-670-9507
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    Dianne Simmons-Grab Life Care Planning Expert PhotoDianne Simmons-Grab, MA, CCM, CDMS, CLCP, is Life Care Planning and Vocational Rehabilitation specialist with over 30 years of experience. She is a Certified Case Manager, Certified Disability Manager, and a Certified Life Care Planner.

    Professional Associations and Experience - Ms. Simmons-Grab has taken an active role in the rehabilitation industry on a national level by serving on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP) for six years (1997-2004), and on the state level by serving on the Board of Directors for the Rhode Island Brain Injury Association (2000-2004). She also served on several committees and taskforces including the IARP Annual Conference as chair (2000-2006), TBI Medicaid Waiver Taskforce, New Jersey Brain Injury Association Conference Planning Committee for over 11 years serving as co-chair (2001-2005), the NARPPS ethics committee, the NJ CMSA ethics committee, as well as serving on the Board of Directors for Padula Institute of Vision and Sage Rehab, Inc.

    Litigation Support - Dianne Simmons-Grab is routinely retained by plaintiffs and defendants due to her unbiased opinion and thorough review. Her primary focus is on individuals with Brain Injuries and their secondary injuries including orthopedic, amputations, burns, and mental health issues. Her expertise is called upon for Workers’ Compensation, Catastrophic Injury, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability, and Motor Vehicle Accidents. Ms. Simmons-Grab's services include:

    Life Care Planning:
    • Future Medical Costs & Services - comprehensive assessment, data analysis and research which provides an organized concise plan for current and future needs with associated costs for individuals who have experienced catastrophic injury or have chronic health care needs
    • Medical Record Review & Analysis - to determine the level of function in the workplace and the subjects' ultimate employability and recovery
    Vocational Services:
    • Labor Market Analysis - identify potential occupations, geographical feasibility, and pay scale
    • Earning Capacity Evaluation - establish reasonable damages, or refute exaggerated claims
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    12/22/2014 · Medical
    Following a neurological event such as a traumatic brain injury, cerebrovascular event, multiple sclerosis, etc., the medical needs of the person are of primary importance initially, for purposes of survival. As medical treatment proceeds and the survival needs of the person are met, the team of rehabilitation professionals will be established in an attempt to improve upon function performance in order to sustain quality of life. The rehabilitation team may be composed of a physician, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, recreational therapist, vocational specialist, case manager, the psychologist, social worker, and nurse, to name several. It is often during this tim e that additional medical and rehabilitative needs are identified through diagnosis or observation by member s of the rehabilitation team.

    11/20/2014 · Employment
    1. Proper Classification of Past Relevant Work (PRW)

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    Susan D. Green MS, CRC, ABVE, FVE
    PO Box 341813
    Los Angeles CA 90034
    USA
    phone: 310-559-8548
    fax: 310-559-8561
    Susan D. Green, M.S., CRC, FVE, ABVE has been active in the rehabilitation community for over 20 years in the areas of Workers' Compensation, Disability Management, and Vocational Consulting. Ms. Green is a Forensic Vocational Expert, Certified Vocational Expert and Certified Vocational Counselor. Since 1995, she has been President of Susan Green and Associates. Ms. Green provides expert testimony as requested by plaintiff and defense attorneys as well as by the Court.

    Ms. Green's services include counseling industrially injured workers under the auspices of the State Department of Industrial Accidents. She offers comprehensive vocational rehabilitation counseling, vocational exploration, evaluation, research, plan development, monitoring and job placement services.

    Areas of Expertise:
  • Forensic Rehabilitation Vocationologist
  • Vocational/Employability Evaluations
  • Return-to-Work Services
  • Post-Incident Mitigation Potential
  • Loss of Expected Earnings and Earnings Capacity Analysis
  • Labor Market Research
  • Vocational Testing
  • Past/Future Impairment to Income Stream
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Product Liability
  • Family Law/Divorce
  • ERISA
  • Social Security
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Violence in the Workplace
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    Jeffrey D. Joy, MBA, MEd, CRC
    Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant
    422 Highland Avenue
    Suite C11
    Cheshire CT 06410
    USA
    phone: 203-886-8363
    fax: 203-634-3487
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    Jeffrey D. Joy, MBA, MEd, CRC is a Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant with more than 15 years of experience serving persons with disabilities in various vocational rehabilitation settings. Mr. Joy's past work includes that of Director of Vocational Services and Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for the Department of Veterans Affairs and has served persons in various vocational rehabilitation settings. He is Nationally Certified as a Rehabilitation Counselor by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification.

    Mr. Joy has been qualified as a Vocational Expert to the Social Security Administration and accepted as a Vocational Expert from members of the Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts Bars. He has been called as both a consulting and testifying Vocational Expert in Personal Injury, Workers Compensation, and Family Law matters. Mr. Joy consults on complex disability related matters including:
    • Employment and Catastrophic Injury
    • Earning Capacity and Employability in Family law, Workmen's Compensation, Personal Injury, and Social Security Disability
    • Lost Earning Capacity & Present Value Analyses
    • Vocational Expert for Social Security Administration Disability Hearings
    • Vocational Testing and Assessment
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