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Ada expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on ada. The ada expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Architecture, Audiology, Construction, Construction Defects, Education & Schools, Employment, Engineering, Life Care Planning, Management, Medical Management, Premises Liability, Safety, School Safety, Slip Trip & Fall, and Traffic Engineering.

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Laurie Chua HRPDG

San Diego, California
Employment - Human Resources, ADA, Disability Accommodation, Interactive Process, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination, Terminations, Hiring
• Highly skilled employment practice professional with over 25 years experience in working as an HR professional employed by Fortune 25 companies and nonprofit associations, including Dell Computers, Pfizer Pharmaceutical, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and California Employers Associations (CEA). • Maintains an active HR Consulting business focused on employer coaching and guidance, recruiting and talent management, compensation and benefits, employment policies and practices, performance management and termination guidance. • Extensive teaching and public speaking experience presenting onsite management training seminars, conferences, webinars as well as serving as a SHRM Certification distributor presenting the SHRM Certification course globally to prepare HR professionals to sit for the intensive SHRM certification exam. • Certified as a senior Human Resources professional by SHRM with a SHRM-SCP designation. • Previously employed by SHRM as an HR Knowledge Ad...

Dennis A Colucci, Au.D, M.A., ABAC, FAAA Auditory Disorders and Balance Laboratory, Inc.

Dana Point, California
Audiology - Hearing Loss, Tinnitus, Hyperacusis, Vertigo, Acoustic Trauma, Airbag Hearing Injury, Audiology Malpractice, ADA, Fitness for Duty, OSHA, Hearing Aids
46 years of clinical practice in audiology including 25 years in forensic audiology. Industrial consultant for Chevron (13 years), San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (15 years), British Petroleum, Tosoro Petroleum, Conoco, Valero Petroleum, Amway, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, and the City of Santa Ana. Over 250 industrial audiology evaluations and worker's compensation determinations. More than 50 plaintiff or defendant forensic cases (12 depositions, 1 court appearance, and summary judgements) including United Airlines, Petco Park, Union Pacific Railroad, Southwest Airlines, Geico, JFK University, City of Newport Beach, and the La Puenta School District. Since 1997, an Expert Witness for the State of California Licensing Board and from 2012 to the present authored 48 educational journal articles for The Hearing Journal in clinical and forensic audiology. Teaching experience includes the American Academy of Audiology, the California Academy of Audiology, Texas A...

Beth B. De Lima, MBA, SPHR-CA HRM Consulting, Inc.

Murphys, California
Employment, Vocational Rehabilitation - FMLA, CFRA, ADA, Sexual Harassment Retaliation, Discrimination Policies, FEHA, Labor Market Workers Comp, Job Analysis, Mediation, Human Resources
Ms. De Lima is a nationally certified Senior Professional in Human Resources, with California State specific certification, and was appointed to the International Employee Health, Safety and Security Special Expertise Panel. Areas of expertise include ADA/FEHA, FMLA/CFRA and PDL compliance, sexual harassment, matching performance to standards and reasonable accommodation. She has done extensive work on Wrongful Termination, Workers' Compensation, Vocational Assessment and Rehabilitation, and Retaliation cases. Ms. De Lima has experience in both plaintiff and defense cases.

Brian H Kleiner, PhD

Fullerton, California
Employment, Safety - ADA, Compensation, Discrimination, FMLA/CFRA, Harassment, Hiring, Human Resources Management, Investigation, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Workplace Violence, Wrongful Termination
Brian H. Kleiner is a Professor (Emeritus) of Human Resource Management at a prestigious California University following his having earned a MBA degree and PhD in Management degree, each from UCLA. He has over 40 years of human resource management experience and has served as a human resource management expert witness in over 1,000 cases, for both plaintiffs and defendants. Dr. Kleiner was a former human resource manager for Ford Motor Company and has provided consulting services to over 100 business and government clients. He has trained thousands of managers and taught three 36-hour courses on KLCS TV. Dr. Kleiner has over 500 publications and has given trial or arbitration testimony over 80 times. He has been favorably featured in Employment Law Verdicts and Bender’s California Labor & Employment Bulletin. Dr. Kleiner has received many honors, awards, and commendations as a result of his numerous achievements. Additional employment-related topics for which Dr. Kleiner has provi...

ANDREA D LORANT, MA EDUCATION CONSULTANT/SPECIAL EDUCATION

WEST HILLS, California
Education & Schools - CHILD CUSTODY, SPECIAL EDUCATION, ADA ,INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS, REGIONAL CENTERS, EARLY INTERVENTION, RESIDENTIAL PLACEMENTS, LEAST RESTRICTIVE ENVIRONMENT, TRANSITION SERVICES, ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION, PROGRAM/SERVICES EVALUATIONS, SPECIAL EDUCATION ELIGIBILITY, AUTISM
22 YEARS AS A CONFERENCE PRESENTER ON DISABILITIES AND SPECIAL EDUCATION TOPICS

Tracy Myers Myers Consulting

Huntington Beach, California
Architecture, Construction Defects - Standard of care, general construction, personal injury, slip and fall, stairs, accessibility, ADA, construction, defect analysis, roofing, waterproofing, fenestration, building enclosure, building envelope, accident, contracts, architect, general contractor, NCARB, RRO, SB721, SB326
Tracy Myers is an architect with 29 years of broad experience in architectural design, project management, construction administration, forensics, and property loss consulting. She specializes in expert witness testimony related to architectural and general construction issues, personal injury defect and accident investigation, building enclosure investigation and repair including waterproofing, roofing and fenestration, forensic architecture, litigation support, property loss evaluation, code upgrade review, peer review and quality assurance services. Ms. Myers has worked in the forensic field for over 20 years and has provided consulting expertise on a variety of project types including single and multi-family residential, industrial, health care, hospitality, office, commercial, educational, and retail. She has provided deposition, arbitration and trial testimony, participated in mediation and joint expert exchanges, and performed standard of care evaluations. She has served as ...

Joseph S Schwartzberg, Ed.D.

Vista, California
Education & Schools, School Safety - Special Education Expert witness . Particular expertise in issues related to the standards of care for children with disabilities. Extensive experience testifying in state and federal court on matters concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
Fully credentialed/certified in special education. Administrative credentials in both NY and California. Served as a classroom teacher and Principal in schools designed to serve special populations as well as general education/mainstream environments. Served as Senior SELPA Director. Taught university classes designed to prepare prospective special education teachers. Developed and implemented agreements with other agencies with responsibilities to persons with disabilities. Development , implementation and evaluation of special education programs. Establish protocols for standards of care for students with disabilities. Expertise and trial testimony experience in matters concerning school safety and child abuse.

Shakir R Shatnawi, PhD, PE Shatec Engineering Consultants

El Dorado Hills, California
Traffic Engineering, Construction Defects - Highway design, traffic engineering, construction defects, parking, pavement design, traffic safety, asphalt, concrete, soil, maintenance, roadway defects, traffic control, pedestrian, bicycle, motorcycle, vehicle accidents, ADA, work zone safety, trip&fall accidents, MUTCD, hydroplaning, walkways
Dr. Shakir Shatnawi is a licensed professional engineer with over 30 years of professional engineering experience as follow: 2010-Present: President /Shatec Engineering Consultants, LLC, El Dorado Hills, CA, California 1991-2010: From Transportation Engineer to Division Chief (progressive promotions)/California Department of Transportation (Caltrans): D-10 (Stockton), District 4 (Oakland), and Headquarters (Sacramento), California. 1993-1999: Adjunct Professor/California State University, Sacramento, California. 1997-1999: Adjunct Professor/National University, Sacramento, California 1989-1990: Research Fellow/Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), McLean, Virginia. Dr. Shakir Shatnawi is an expert witness related to the following : • Highway Engineering, Transportation Engineering & Parking design • Pavement standards, construction, maintenance and repairs • Construction defects, failures, specifications, & disputes • Traffic Enginee...

Jeffrey D Joy, Ph.D., MBA, CRC, CEA, ABVE-D Vocational Dynamics, LLC

Cheshire, Connecticut
Employment, Vocational Rehabilitation - Vocational Opinions, Labor Market Surveys, Testing, Evaluation, Earning Capacity, Disability, Employment, Personal Injury, Family Law, Workers Compensation, Social Security, Wrongful Termination, ADA, ERISA/Long-Term Disability
Dr. Joy has 20 years experience working with persons with disabilities in both employment and vocational rehabilitation settings. Presently, Dr. Joy consults as a Vocational Expert (VE) in a variety of litigated settings such as in Personal Injury, Workers Compensation, ERISA, Wrongful Imprisonment, Employment Discrimination and Family Law matters. Dr. Joy is a Board Certified Vocational Expert (ABVE-D) and a Certified Earnings Analyst (CEA). In 2017, Dr. Joy earned a Ph.D. in Health Related Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University. In addition, he earned a Masters Degree in Education and Rehabilitation Counseling from Kent State University in 1999 and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Cleveland State University in 2003. He also is credentialed nationally as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counseling. Dr. Joy teaches Assessment and Research Design within the Department of Counseling and Family Therapy Department at Centra...

David M. Soja, CRC, LPC, ABVE CRC Services, LLC

Windsor, Connecticut
Vocational Rehabilitation, Employment - ADA,Career Counseling,Diminution,Defamation,Disability Reviews (SSA/ERISA),Divorce,Employability,Job Analysis,Job Placement,Labor Market Survey, P-Injury,Transition Assessments (IDEA),Vocational Life Care Plans,Vocational Testing Batteries,Wage Earning Capacity,Workers-Comp,Wrongful Termination,TDIU
CRC Services, LLC is a vocational expert firm specializing in a wide array of vocational consulting, vocational rehabilitation and vocational expert advising services to governmental agencies, private business, insurance companies, the legal community and the general public, Nationwide. CRC Services, LLC was founded in Longmeadow, Massachusetts in 1981 by David M. Soja. CRC Services opened offices in Windsor, Connecticut in 1998 and recently added offices in New Rochelle serving the greater New York City metropolitan area and San Francisco serving the Bay Area. As a vocational expert firm, we understand the importance of teamwork, timely communication and the challenge of unlocking disability in various venues. We are committed to our clients and ensure we are accessible and responsive to their needs. CRC Services is available across the USA - providing vocational expert witness services to litigants, plaintiff and defense attorneys and insurance companies on complex vocational...

Cindy L. Fisher, MA., CRC., IPEC, PVE. ABVE/D Vocational Concepts LLC.

Sarasota, Florida
Vocational Rehabilitation, Employment - Forensic Vocational Evaluation, Expert Testimony, Marital Dissolution, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Wage Earning Capacity, Disability, Transferable Skills Analysis, Social Security Disability, ADA, School Accommodations, Disability Evaluations, Psychometric Testing.
Ms. Fisher is the owner and Director of Vocational Services at Vocational Concepts LLC. She has a staff of three master-level evaluators who work with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Ms. Fisher has been practicing 18 + years and holds outstanding credentials. She is a board-certified Diplomate through the American Board of Vocational Experts, she is a nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Professional Vocational Evaluator, and holds International Psychometric Evaluation Certification. Ms. Fisher is qualified as a Social Security Vocational Expert since 2013 and testifies in this capacity on a monthly basis. Ms. Fisher has worked with individuals having catastrophic injury, MVA, TBI, Combat Veterans, amputations, Learning Disabilities, and those with psychiatric or psychological diagnoses. She determines a person's capacity to work and to return to work. Ms. Fisher testifies in a variety of settings including Personal Injury, Family Law, Long Term Disability, Wo...

William Henry, PhD RGA Design Forensics LLC

Tampa, Florida
Premises Liability, Construction Defects - Accident scene investigation, Building codes, ADA, Accessibility, Slip and fall, Trip and fall, Architecture, Construction, Mold, Cruise ship, Maintenance, Assisted Living
RGA Design Forensics: Providing customized expert witness solutions through experience and cutting edge technology. At RGA Design Forensics we strive to provide our clients with superior expert witness services by combining the latest in technological advances with the knowledge and expertise of our staff gained through decades of training and experience. ​ Our three main areas of expertise are premises liability, construction litigation, and ADA compliance. We provide tailored and customized expert witness solutions to meet the needs of our client's particular situation. ​ We aim to deliver this expert advice in a timely and efficient manner, handling each matter with a high level of accountability and responsiveness. Dr. Henry, our lead expert, typically utilizes three analytical components in his case development: a detailed timeline, an analysis of the applicable codes, and the application of the facts to the law. His reports and testimony are presented in a simple, clear ...

Charles W Huffine, PE, PTOE, AICP CLH Associates LLC

Lakewood Ranch, Florida
Traffic Engineering, Safety - Sight distance, traffic signs, traffic congestion, traffic signals, traffic control devices, construction zones, traffic safety, ADA, bicycle, pedestrian, traffic calming, neighborhood traffic management
• 35 years of experience in traffic/transportation engineering and safety • Vice Chair of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) International Traffic Engineering Council (determines standards, practices and handbooks for the industry) • Experience as a City and County Traffic Engineer, including review, design and construction management of pavement, sidewalk, ADA ramps, traffic signal, bike lane, striping and marking, sign, construction zone, neighborhood traffic management, traffic signal timing, and traffic calming projects • Speaker at international, national, regional and local conferences and seminars • Instructor for four Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) webinars and several in-person courses on traffic and safety engineering • Graduate of Leadership ITE / ITE Fellow • Excellent writer in both technical and laymen terms • Experience in providing testimony for Town Councils and Planning Boards • Licensed Professional Engineer in several states and a Certif...

Jean L. Seawright, CMC Seawright & Associates

Maitland, Florida
Employment, Management - Negligent hiring, negligent retention, discrimination, harassment, termination, HR practices, HR policies & procedures, Title VII, background checks, compensation, ADA, ADAAA, FMLA, overtime, FLSA, EEOC, investigations, employee handbooks, employment regulations, & HR practices.
As a highly professional and credible human resource consultant; since 1987, Jean Seawright has offered expert consultation to employers in multiple industries nationwide. She is available to provide case analysis and expert witness services in cases involving negligent hiring, negligent retention, discrimination, ADA, harassment (all types), terminations, Title VII/EEOC compliance, HR practices, investigations, wage and hour/FLSA/overtime matters, policies and procedures, and state/federal employment laws/regulations. Ms. Seawright is also a highly regarded speaker at state/national conferences and has published numerous articles in the field of human resources. She is a Certified Management Consultant, a designation credentialed by the Institute of Management Consultants. The CMC designation is the preeminent mark of achievement obtained by less than one percent of all consultants.

Maureen L Davis, PE Haight Davis & Associates, Inc.

Lawrenceville, Georgia
Engineering, Construction - Civil, structural and construction engineering consultant, specializing in the evaluation of construction defects. Provides expert witness testimony for defects, building foundations, roofing systems, drainage concerns, building envelope leaks, structural systems, ADA, trip and fall cases.
Ms. Davis is a Registered Professional Engineer in Georgia and has been practicing engineering since 1993. She provides expert witness testimony for all clients to include both plaintiffs and defendants. Her background includes 17 years with the US Army and extensive, hands-on construction experience. She is a member of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, Society of American Military Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers, Georgia Society of Professional Engineers, Institute of Roofing, ASTM International, Order of the Engineer and Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society.

Kourtney Layton, MRC, CRC, LVRC, ABVE/F, IPEC, CLCP, CVE Kourtney Layton & Associates

Idaho
Vocational Rehabilitation, Life Care Planning - Personal injury, divorce, family law, worker's compensation, life care planner, vocational analysis, employment, disability, Social Security, ADA, self-employment, duty of care for persons with disabilities, historical billing review/reasonableness of billing.
Kourtney Layton holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling. She is a Certified Life Care Planner, Licensed Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in the State of Utah, and a Fellow with the American Board of Vocational Experts. She is also a Certified Vocational Evaluator (CVE). In addition to her private vocational rehabilitation and job placement practice, Ms. Layton performs vocational analysis, life care planning and earning capacity assessment services in family law, Social Security, worker’s compensation and personal injury settings. She also regularly provides testimony as a Vocational Expert in administrative hearings for the Social Security Administration’s Office of Disability Adjudication and Review and for the Utah Department of Health Medicaid Division. Although Ms. Layton primarily practices in Utah, Nevada and Idaho (with offices in Eastern Idaho, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas), she provides services nationwide.

Tony DiNicola, AIA, RID, APA TONY DiNICOLA ARCHITECT

Louisiana
Architecture, Slip Trip & Fall - Forensic Architecture, Architectural Design, Construction Defects, Design Defects, Accessibility Design, ADA, Fair Housing, Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS), Plan Reviews, Inspections, Fair Housing Design Standards, Cause and Origin, Water Intrusion, Roofing Failures, Building Codes, Zoning,
Mr. DiNicola has over 40 years of experience in all phases of Architecture, Construction, Forensic Architecture, Expert Witness and Accessibility (ADA and Fair Housing). Mr. DiNicola has 20 years of teaching experience. Mr. DiNicola offers forensic consulting in the Following areas EXPERT WITNESS: Reports and Presentations, Certificates of Merit, Depositions and Testimony ANALYSIS OF ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES: Architect’s Standard of Care, Architect’s Errors and Omissions, Pre-Construction Services Facility Programing, Design, Bidding Services, Construction Services, Construction Administration and Post-Construction Services AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: ADA Violations, Texas Accessibility Standards (Plan Reviews and Site Inspections), Site and Building Accessibility Compliance FAIR HOUSING: Compliance with Fair Housing design requirements CODES AND ORDINANCES: Compliance with Building Codes, Local Ordinances, Industry Standards, ADA and Fair Housing BUILDING FAILURES: An...

Timothy R. Andenmatten, M.Ed., CRC, CVE Greylock Placement Services LLC

Williamstown, Massachusetts
Vocational Rehabilitation, Employment - Long Term / Own Occupation Disability Insurance Appeals, Social Security, Employment, Veteran TDIU, ADA, IDEA IEP-504-Transition, Marital Dissolution, Personal Injury, Wage Earning Capacity, Occupational & Transferable Skills Analysis, Labor Market Surveys, Testing, Vocational Evaluation
Mr. Andenmatten has 15 years of experience providing vocational rehabilitation counseling and job placement services to people with disabilities. Mr. Andenmatten earned a Master of Education degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Springfield College and is credentialed nationally as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC). Mr. Andenmatten is qualified as a Social Security Vocational Expert and has regularly testified in this capacity since 2018. Mr. Andenmatten specializes in Long Term / Own Occupation Disability Insurance Appeals with specific industry knowledge of Own Occupation Analyses, Transferable Skills Analyses, Definition of Disability, Change in Definition, and Mandatory Vocational Rehabilitation Policy Provisions. With over 6 years of experience as a disability insurance vocational rehabilitation consultant, Mr. Andenmatten is best positioned to provide industry specific consultation and analysis that...

David M. Soja, CRC, LPC, ABVE CRC Services, LLC

Massachusetts
Vocational Rehabilitation, Employment - ADA,Career Counseling,Diminution,Defamation,Disability Reviews (SSA/ERISA),Divorce,Employability,Job Analysis,Job Placement,Labor Market Survey, P-Injury,Transition Assessments (IDEA),Vocational Life Care Plans,Vocational Testing Batteries,Wage Earning Capacity,Workers-Comp,Wrongful Termination,TDIU
CRC Services, LLC is a vocational expert firm specializing in a wide array of vocational consulting, vocational rehabilitation and vocational expert advising services to governmental agencies, private business, insurance companies, the legal community and the general public, Nationwide. CRC Services, LLC was founded in Longmeadow, Massachusetts in 1981 by David M. Soja. CRC Services opened offices in Windsor, Connecticut in 1998 and recently added offices in New Rochelle serving the greater New York City metropolitan area and San Francisco serving the Bay Area. As a vocational expert firm, we understand the importance of teamwork, timely communication and the challenge of unlocking disability in various venues. We are committed to our clients and ensure we are accessible and responsive to their needs. CRC Services is available across the USA - providing vocational expert witness services to litigants, plaintiff and defense attorneys and insurance companies on complex vocational...

Kourtney Layton, MRC, CRC, LVRC, ABVE/F, IPEC, CLCP, CVE Kourtney Layton & Associates

Nevada
Vocational Rehabilitation, Life Care Planning - Personal injury, divorce, family law, worker's compensation, life care planner, vocational analysis, employment, disability, Social Security, ADA, self-employment, duty of care for persons with disabilities, historical billing review/reasonableness of billing.
Kourtney Layton holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling. She is a Certified Life Care Planner, Licensed Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in the State of Utah, and a Fellow with the American Board of Vocational Experts. She is also a Certified Vocational Evaluator (CVE). In addition to her private vocational rehabilitation and job placement practice, Ms. Layton performs vocational analysis, life care planning and earning capacity assessment services in family law, Social Security, worker’s compensation and personal injury settings. She also regularly provides testimony as a Vocational Expert in administrative hearings for the Social Security Administration’s Office of Disability Adjudication and Review and for the Utah Department of Health Medicaid Division. Although Ms. Layton primarily practices in Utah, Nevada and Idaho (with offices in Eastern Idaho, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas), she provides services nationwide.

Peter Vander Heide, AIA, LEED AP G. Peter Vander Heide, AIA

New Jersey
Construction Defects, Architecture - stucco, building envelope, architecture, ADA, moisture intrusion, WUFI analysis, space frames, stairways, windows, building codes, roofing, delay claims, vapor barriers, air barriers, slip trip & fall, OSHA
Mr. Vander Heide is a practicing architect, registered in MI, PA & NJ. First registration was in MI in 1974. His career has included: full time work for a structural systems (space-frames) manufacturer, doing project engineering and later management; management of a hundred person architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, interior design firm; capital budgeting and owner led improvements of city government buildings; and the independent practice of architecture. Direct hands on experience includes construction inspections across North America, CADD contract documents, 3D computer modeling and animations. Management experience includes capital budgeting, project management and firm management. He is a voting member of ASTM Committee E:06 Performance of Buildings. He can bring building sciences to the table, as he has attended many WUFI advanced seminars and RCI conventions.. He started expert witness work in 2004 and has been a player in cases from ADA to trip and fall...

David M. Soja, CRC, LPC, ABVE CRC Services, LLC

New York
Vocational Rehabilitation, Employment - ADA,Career Counseling,Diminution,Defamation,Disability Reviews (SSA/ERISA),Divorce,Employability,Job Analysis,Job Placement,Labor Market Survey, P-Injury,Transition Assessments (IDEA),Vocational Life Care Plans,Vocational Testing Batteries,Wage Earning Capacity,Workers-Comp,Wrongful Termination,TDIU
CRC Services, LLC is a vocational expert firm specializing in a wide array of vocational consulting, vocational rehabilitation and vocational expert advising services to governmental agencies, private business, insurance companies, the legal community and the general public, Nationwide. CRC Services, LLC was founded in Longmeadow, Massachusetts in 1981 by David M. Soja. CRC Services opened offices in Windsor, Connecticut in 1998 and recently added offices in New Rochelle serving the greater New York City metropolitan area and San Francisco serving the Bay Area. As a vocational expert firm, we understand the importance of teamwork, timely communication and the challenge of unlocking disability in various venues. We are committed to our clients and ensure we are accessible and responsive to their needs. CRC Services is available across the USA - providing vocational expert witness services to litigants, plaintiff and defense attorneys and insurance companies on complex vocational...

Julie Marie Sawyer-Little, M.S., OT/L, CRC, CLCP, ABVE-F Sawyer Consulting, LLC

Apex, North Carolina
Life Care Planning, Vocational Rehabilitation - Family Law, Employment Law, ADA
My professional practice focuses on evaluating cases for both Plaintiff and Defense attorneys in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, workers compensation, family law, and long-term disability. My overall goal is to provide an objective review and analysis of the case and outline opinions regarding vocational potential and future medical needs (if applicable). I am available for a consultation by phone to ensure that my qualifications and expertise are a good fit for the case being considered.

Maria A. Babinetz, MS, CRC, CDMS, CCM, ABVE / D, LPC-PA, LRC-NJ Signature Rehabilitation Services, LLC

Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
Vocational Rehabilitation, Employment - Vocational Evaluation, Disability Evaluation, Earning Capacity, Wage Loss Analysis, Testing, Personal Injury, Employment Law, Wrongful Death, Divorce, ADA, Long Term Disability, Labor Market Research, Transferable Skills Analysis, Job Analysis, Vocational Opinions, Vocational Expert Testimony

Peter Vander Heide, AIA, LEED AP G. Peter Vander Heide, AIA

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Construction Defects, Architecture - stucco, building envelope, architecture, ADA, moisture intrusion, WUFI analysis, space frames, stairways, windows, building codes, roofing, delay claims, vapor barriers, air barriers, slip trip & fall, OSHA
Mr. Vander Heide is a practicing architect, registered in MI, PA & NJ. First registration was in MI in 1974. His career has included: full time work for a structural systems (space-frames) manufacturer, doing project engineering and later management; management of a hundred person architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, interior design firm; capital budgeting and owner led improvements of city government buildings; and the independent practice of architecture. Direct hands on experience includes construction inspections across North America, CADD contract documents, 3D computer modeling and animations. Management experience includes capital budgeting, project management and firm management. He is a voting member of ASTM Committee E:06 Performance of Buildings. He can bring building sciences to the table, as he has attended many WUFI advanced seminars and RCI conventions.. He started expert witness work in 2004 and has been a player in cases from ADA to trip and fall...

Tony DiNicola, AIA, RID, APA TONY DiNICOLA ARCHITECT

Fort Worth, Texas
Architecture, Slip Trip & Fall - Forensic Architecture, Architectural Design, Construction Defects, Design Defects, Accessibility Design, ADA, Fair Housing, Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS), Plan Reviews, Inspections, Fair Housing Design Standards, Cause and Origin, Water Intrusion, Roofing Failures, Building Codes, Zoning,
Mr. DiNicola has over 40 years of experience in all phases of Architecture, Construction, Forensic Architecture, Expert Witness and Accessibility (ADA and Fair Housing). Mr. DiNicola has 20 years of teaching experience. Mr. DiNicola offers forensic consulting in the Following areas EXPERT WITNESS: Reports and Presentations, Certificates of Merit, Depositions and Testimony ANALYSIS OF ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES: Architect’s Standard of Care, Architect’s Errors and Omissions, Pre-Construction Services Facility Programing, Design, Bidding Services, Construction Services, Construction Administration and Post-Construction Services AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: ADA Violations, Texas Accessibility Standards (Plan Reviews and Site Inspections), Site and Building Accessibility Compliance FAIR HOUSING: Compliance with Fair Housing design requirements CODES AND ORDINANCES: Compliance with Building Codes, Local Ordinances, Industry Standards, ADA and Fair Housing BUILDING FAILURES: An...

Timothy C. Egan, SPHR Coalition Resources Group

Horizon City, Texas
Employment, Medical Management - Human resources, HR, healthcare, hospitals, employee relations, hiring, labor relations, union avoidance, background checks, investigations, drug testing, sexual harassment, termination, collective bargaining agreement, discipline, workplace violence, HIPAA, performance evaluation, FMLA, ADA, WC
Executive-level human resources leader. 35+ years of experience in employee and labor relations, as well mediation conflict resolution, employee training development, and resource allocation assessments. Special experience in healthcare human resources. 13-year Marine Corps veteran, including Gulf War. Experience also includes RIFs, Layoffs, Reduction in Force, Leave of Absence, Reasonable Accommodations, Interactive Meetings, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Job Descriptions.

William H. ElDorado, PE, CXLT ElDorado Forensics LLC

Lewisville, Texas
Slip Trip & Fall, Premises Liability - ADA, Building Code, Foundation Movement, International Code Council, Means of Egress, Forensic Engineering, Ground Vibration, Slip Resistance, Stairway, Lighting, Property Damage, Handrail & Guardrail
Founded in February 2017, my practice is focused on investigations of premises liability and property damage matters for my client base that consists of attorneys, insurance carriers, self-insured entities and third-party administrators. The following site conditions are analyzed during investigation of premises liability matters: Egress Width, Stairways, Ramps, Slip Resistance, ADA, Trip Hazards, Curbs, Handrails, Guardrails, Step-downs, Doorways/Thresholds, Floor Mats, Lighting, Assembly, and Glass/Glazing. A typical premises liability investigation will involve initial review of documents & files, examination and detailed measurements of the incident area, testing, photograph documentation, analysis of data, review of applicable building codes and/or architectural standards, consultation with the jurisdiction, forming conclusions, producing an expert witness report, and if needed, providing live testimony at deposition or trial. To date I have testified live at 37 depositions...

Kourtney Layton, MRC, CRC, LVRC, ABVE/F, IPEC, CLCP, CVE Kourtney Layton & Associates

HIGHLAND, Utah
Vocational Rehabilitation, Life Care Planning - Personal injury, divorce, family law, worker's compensation, life care planner, vocational analysis, employment, disability, Social Security, ADA, self-employment, duty of care for persons with disabilities, historical billing review/reasonableness of billing.
Kourtney Layton holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling. She is a Certified Life Care Planner, Licensed Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in the State of Utah, and a Fellow with the American Board of Vocational Experts. She is also a Certified Vocational Evaluator (CVE). In addition to her private vocational rehabilitation and job placement practice, Ms. Layton performs vocational analysis, life care planning and earning capacity assessment services in family law, Social Security, worker’s compensation and personal injury settings. She also regularly provides testimony as a Vocational Expert in administrative hearings for the Social Security Administration’s Office of Disability Adjudication and Review and for the Utah Department of Health Medicaid Division. Although Ms. Layton primarily practices in Utah, Nevada and Idaho (with offices in Eastern Idaho, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas), she provides services nationwide.

Michael Linde

Woodinville, Washington
Slip Trip & Fall, Premises Liability - Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Premises Liability, Building Inspection, Slip Trip & Fall, Accessibility, ADA
After gaining 14 years of experience in almost every aspect of residential and commercial construction, which included framing and supervising crews for large residential developments, owning and operating a framing, siding, and finish carpentry company specializing in high-end custom homes, and supervising the construction of large commercial projects, including schools in the remote reaches of the Arctic Circle, Mr. Linde decided it was time to channel the knowledge he had gained during those years into what is now Northwest Building Inspections, Inc. Since the company’s inception in 2002 (formerly known as National Property Inspections), Mr. Linde has performed thousands of inspections in the Greater Seattle area and all-around Washington State. Residential properties inspected range from condos to multi-million dollar luxury single-family residences. Commercial properties inspected include strip malls, large hotels, 100,000+ sqft industrial buildings, office buildings, 300+ unit...