Maria A. Babinetz, MS, CRC, CDMS, CCM, ABVE / D, IPEC, LPC-PA, LRC-NJ Expert Witness

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  • Company: Signature Rehabilitation Services, LLC
  • Phone: (215) 860-5320
  • Cell: 215-480-4871
  • Fax: (215) 368-5052
  • Website: www.signaturerehab.com
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment

Specialty Focus:

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

Education:

MS - Rehabilitation Counseling, University of Scranton; BS - Individual and Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University

Years in Practice:

33

Additional Information

Maria A. Babinetz is a self-employed vocational rehabilitation and employment expert from suburban Philadelphia who also works in various jurisdictions across the United States. Ms. Babinetz holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Individual and Family Studies from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Scranton. Ms. Babinetz is presently a doctoral candidate at Grand Canyon University where she is pursuing a PhD in General Psychology with an emphasis in Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology. Ms. Babinetz has completed all her doctoral level coursework and is in the process of completing the last two chapters of her dissertation. Ms. Babinetz is a Board-Certified Vocational Expert (ABVE / D), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania, and a Licensed Rehabilitation Counselor (LRC) in New Jersey. Ms. Babinetz hold other national certifications in areas to include Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), Certified Disability Management Specialist (CDMS), Certified Case Manager (CCM), and International Psychometric Evaluation Certification (IPEC). She has over 33 years of forensic experience working with plaintiff attorneys and defense attorneys in civil litigation matters, has vast testimony experience in various state jurisdictions, as well as at the Federal level. She performs earning capacity assessments, transferable skills analysis, vocational testing, job development, job placement, resume preparation, and career counseling. Ms. Babinetz has served in leadership roles with the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals to include Forensic Board Secretary – 2016 to 2018; Forensic Board Member at Large – 2018 to June 2021; and Legislative/Governmental Affairs Committee Member – 2018 to June 2021. With respect to her involvement with the American Board of Vocational Experts (ABVE), Ms. Babinetz is presently an ABVE Board Member (2021 – 2024) where she serves as the ABVE Certification Committee Chair. She is also an Ethics Board Committee Member and has served as a Peer Review Committee Member from 2015 to present day.