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Disability - Accessibility - ADA Consultants: 10
Areas of Expertise: Accident analysis, testimony and mediation in vehicle and pedestrian accidents involving transit, paratransit, schoolbus, motorcoach, special education, non-emergency medical transportation, taxi, shuttle, child transport systems and services; slips and falls; crossing, boarding and alighting; wheelchairs; seatbelts; ADA and accessibility; passenger safety, security and sexual abuse; vehicle design, specification, crashworthiness, quality assurance and product liability; industry standards and practices; driver training and vehicle operation; management, monitoring, supervision and enforcement; maintenance; NHTSA, FTA, FMCSA and USDOT regulations; vehicle testing and certification; contract negotiation and compliance; risk management; planning and system design.
The Firm: Transportation Alternatives is a passenger transportation and automotive consortium engaged in consulting and forensic accident investigation and analysis (more than 600 cases). Specializes in elderly, disabled, schoolchildren.
Education: MURP (Urban and Regional Planning): George Washington University, 1975 BA, English Literature: Rutgers University, 1969
- President, Transportation Alternatives (1980 to present). Consulted to USDOT, transit agencies, private contractors, social service agencies, municipalities and school districts. Designed several major transportation systems
- Chairman/General Manager, PTS Transportation (1982-1992). Directed operations of a 70-vehicle paratransit system for physically and developmentally disabled individuals and a non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) service
- President, TAM-USA (1989-1995). Formed and directed a U.S.-Slovene joint venture company which coordinated the design, testing, certification and marketing of a European-manufactured school bus and motorcoach.
Appointments and Memberships:
- American Public Transportation Association
- National Association of Pupil Transportation
- United Motorcoach Association
- American Bus Association
- Community Transportation Association of America
- Association Internationale pour la Sécurité du Transport des Jeunes
- National School Transportation Conference (1995, 2000, 2005)
- Committee on School Transportation Safety, National Academy of Sciences
- Bus Industry Safety Committee (ABA)
- Access Committee (APTA)
Dr. Joseph S. Schwartzberg, is an Educational Consultant / Expert Witness who provides consultation and testimony on cases involving students with disabilities.
Dr. Schwartzberg was responsible for developing and administering legally compliant special education programs for the 14 districts of North San Diego County. For 13 years, he served as the Senior Director of the North Coastal Consortium for Special Education for the San Diego County Office of Education. For the 7 years prior, he was the Division Director for the Southern Westchester, NY, Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES).
Litigation Support - Dr. Schwartzberg is experienced and skilled at deposition and trial testimony in state and federal court, broad knowledge and expertise in several areas, including but not limited to the following: matters related to the appropriate programming / services for children with disabilities, standards of care and school district responsibilities, child abuse and mandated reporter responsibilities,school safety, other agency services and responsibilities, plaintiff and defendant responsibilities, family court, civil court and administrative hearings, alternative dispute resolution.
Areas of Expertise:
- Standards of Care
- Other Agency Responsibilities
- Non-public Schools
- Appropriate Programming for Students with Disabilities
Professional consultation for schools, attorneys and individuals. Court-qualified education administration, liability, school review and special education expert. More than 30 years experience in education. National practice.
DOCTORATE: Rutgers University - Education Administration.
MASTERS: College of NJ - Special Education.
MASTERS: Franklin Pierce Law Center - Education Law.
LAWYERS - Document review. Case analysis, development and litigation support. Expert reports. Deposition and trial testimony. School evaluations and comparisons for matrimonial issues.
SCHOOLS - Liability and management assessments. Policy review and recommendations. Program review and development. Special seminars.
Jerry Birnbach & Associates is a multi disciplined retail store planning company. With over 30 years of experience, they have elevated their reputation to among the most respected and acclaimed Store Planning Firms in the United States. Consulting Expertise Includes:
Industry magazines have recognized Jerry Birnbach and Associates as a top 50 Retail Design Firm. They have received VMSD for best specialty store design award for successories, the POPAI award for the best display design for Revlon sunglasses, the DDI Global Shop Magellan award for marketing and graphic design, and the IMRA Best Trade Booth Design award. Founder, Jerry Birnbach, is an award winning Retail Designer of Stores and Displays. He has 35 years of exclusive retail consulting with Americas largest retailers and product vendors. Mr. Birnbach is listed as a Top 40 Retail Industry Leader. He is considered an Expert on all things Retail. Background Experience: Mr. Birnbach served as a Partner at RDD Associates Inc., designing high profile prototype stores and departments for Walmart, Macy's Target, Crayola, Ringling Bros., Fleet Center Arena, Conair, DKNY, XOXO, and Mizrachi. He has complete knowledge from construction to grand opening and every aspect of retailing in between.
Dr. Imber also addresses the needs of Children, Adolescents and Adults concerning Attention Deficit Disorder, Learning and Behavioral Disabilities for Children and Adolescents, Learning Disabilities for Adults and Forensic Evaluation.
A noted author and speaker, Dr. Imber has been a Presenter and/or Session Leader at several National Council for Exceptional Children's Conferences as well as several State and Regional Conferences, LRP Annual National Conference on Legal Issues of Educating Individuals with Disabilities.
New York location:
61-43 186th Street
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
Healthways Services, is a small clinical practice that offers a wide variety of Health and Human Service programs, which are designed to help individuals and organizations achieve unparalleled successful outcomes. The program is called "Project S.T.O.P. (Self Taking On Prevention)." Dr. Lowery, educate, counsel, provide hope, empower, and encourage clients/patients while they work toward achieving excellent success. Counseling services provided are:
Dr. Christopher A. Lowery, DHSc, CLCP is a Clinical Health & Rehabilitation Consultant with a special interest in helping individuals and organizations on global health issues. Since 2002, Dr. Lowery work emerged primarily with a global health focus and the passion to counsel, educate, empower and provide hope to individuals and organizations that need outstanding tough results in the delivery and evaluation on medical catastrosphic injury cases.
He currently hold the following degrees at University of North Texas, Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Studies (07); University of Oklahoma, Master of Arts in Human and Health Administration Services (10); Capital University Law School, Post-Speciality Certificate in Life Care Planning (12); University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Post-Master's Certificate in Rehabilitation Counseling (14); and Nova Southeastern University, Doctor of Health Science in Global Health (16).
Dr. Lowery's primary initiatives focus on the interface between medical, psychological and psychosocial aspect of disabilities, such as understanding inidividual barriers and enablers, and targeting long term life care planning health improvments within the context of cognitive and reality therapy appraoches. His goal is to prevent poor health and injury outcomes, and improve good health and enhancing quality of life.
**If you have a case that needs Dr. Lowery's expertise, please feel free to give his office a call for a free consultation.
Erin O’Callaghan BS, MA, JD, LPC, CRC, NCC, CLCP, is a member of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals, International Academy of Life Care Planners, Michigan Rehabilitation Association, Michigan Bar Association and the American Board of Vocational Experts. Ms. O’Callaghan has worked diligently for 15 years as a rehabilitation professional providing the highest standards of professional ethics. She has extensive occupational knowledge of the current labor market and how limitations may impact employability and earnings capacity. She provides consultation services in the areas of: Life Care Planning - In depth analysis of medical records, injuries, relevant guidelines for case facts and future care. Application of standardized methodology in the preparation of a Life Care Plan. Written and /or verbal consultation with members of treatment team and evaluators for use in the development of a lifelong plan of care. Wage Earning Capacity - Evaluation of transferable skills, labor market information, and geographical employment opportunities subsequent to an injury or disability to determine employability and/or loss of earnings capacity. Vocational Rehabilitation - Full range of vocational rehabilitation services including vocational counseling, job seeking skills training, rehabilitation, and adjustment to disability counseling. Lien Dispute - Assessment of lien and costs assicated with litigated claims versus pre-existing medical conditions. View Erin O’Callaghan's Expert Witness Profile.
James Rappoport, AIA, NCARB, Principal and Architect of Record at Daroff, has provided technical consultations for hundreds of clients. He is the author of several professional text books and trade journal articles, has been awarded multiple copy rights and is an active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the US Green Building Council (USGBC), the International Code Council (ICC), and the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). He is certified by the National Council of Architectural Review Boards (NCARB) and licensed to practice in 31 states.
Areas of Expertise:
Dr. Randall Atlas AIA , CPP is a Registered Architect, NCARB certified, and he practices Criminal Justice Architecture and Environmental Security Design. Atlas is a certified protection professional (CPP) with the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS), and is an appointed member of the ASIS Security Architecture and Engineering Committee. Atlas has his doctorate in criminology and a masters of architecture. Dr Atlas is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Architecture for Justice Committee.
Dr. Atlas has taught CPTED (Crime Prevention through Environmental Design) and criminal justice courses at Florida International University, Florida Atlantic University, and the University of Miami, Keiser University, and he is a trainer with the National Crime Prevention Institute at the University of Louisville. Dr. Atlas has been a technical Assistance consultant with the National Institute of Justice, National Institute of Corrections, and the Florida Department of Corrections and U.S. HUD Drug Elimination CPTED Program.
He has conducted ADA accessibility compliance audits for private and public sector clients, and served as an expert witness on over 200 premises liability lawsuits.
Dr. Atlas has been a speaker and trainer at security conferences from New Delhi, India to Seattle, Washington and has written over 200 articles in various publications on security, safety, and counter terrorism issues.
Mike Panish is one of the most frequently retained consultants for all construction related services and trades with specialties in Doors, Door Hardware, Security, Automatic Doors, Cabinetry & Architectural Millwork. Mike is often used in the early stages of a lawsuit or claim, or prior to a law firm’s acceptance of a case to analyze the information provided by a prospective client. He is frequently called upon by insurance companies to evaluate a claim because of his knowledge and highly diverse background. He has been a retained expert witness in over 1450 legal cases since the year 2000, and regularly consults on issues that are not involved in legal disputes. Mike Panish is referred by attorneys that have worked with him or have been on the opposing sides to help resolve a potential claim or legal dispute prior to filing an action. Contractor fraud, dispute resolution for homeowners/contractors. Licensed in CA as a General Building Contractor, Electrical Contractor, Door, Lock & Security Equipment Contractor, Cabinet & Millwork Contractor, and Painting & Finish Specialties Contractor. 35+ years hands-on experience in all construction trades with over 1500 cases since the year 2000. Local to CA & New England. Nationwide Inspection & Testimony. Areas of Expertise:
- Automatic Door Personal Injury, Wrongful Death Cases
- Door and Door Hardware Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Defects Cases
- Cabinetry, Architectural Millwork, Furniture Personal injury, Defects Cases
- Slip, Trip, Fall / Railings / ADA Personal Injury Cases
- General Construction (all trades) Defects Cases, Personal Injury Cases, Wrongful Death
- Premises Liability, Premises Security for Criminal Cases, Elder Abuse Cases, Wrongful Death
- Building Inspections (all types), Site Evaluation, Product Evaluation, Defect Analysis, Poor Workmanship, Costs & Estimates, Plans Analysis, Proper Installation, Claim Analysis