Shelby A. Dubato Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Vocational Rehabilitation and Life Care Planning

Specialty Focus:

Case Management, Medical Management, Future Medical Expenses, Life Care Plan, Durable Medical Equipment, Labor Market Survey, Earning Capacity, Wage Loss, Loss of Employment, Employment Capacity, Vocational Expert Opinion, Damages Expert

Education:

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park; Master of Social Work , University of Maryland, Baltimore

Years in Practice:

10+

Additional Information

Shelby Dubato is a graduate of University of Maryland, Baltimore with a Master of Social Work degree and is licensed by Maryland’s Department of Health as a License Certified Social Worker with a Clinical designation (LCSW-C). Ms. Dubato is a Certified Case Manager (CCM), Certified Disability Management Specialist (CDMS), and Certified Life Care Planner (CLCP). Ms. Dubato is experienced in the following: • Completing extensive case file reviews, including medical records, employment files, educational documentation, and wage/tax documentation • Performing in-depth client interviews and assessments • Conducting home visits in conjunction with a physical and/or occupational therapist • Preparing correspondence to treating providers to determine future medical needs and costs, as well as physical abilities and limitations related to plaintiff's/claimant's work capacity • Coordinating services • Conducting research, such as labor market research; cost research for services, DMEs, medications, etc.; and medical guideline research • Preparing formal Life Care Plans for future medical expenses and Vocational Expert Opinion reports for future earning capacity and/or wage loss Ms. Dubato possesses experience working on cases for catastrophically injured adults and children with injuries including but not limited to: • Birth injury • Developmental delays • Spinal cord injury • Traumatic brain injury • Chronic pain • Amputation • Neurologic injury • Burn injury • Psychiatric/Psychological trauma • Orthopedic trauma Ms. Dubato is experienced in preparing Vocational Expert Opinions reports and Life Care Plans in personal injury claims, medical malpractice cases, alimony/spousal support disputes, labor and employment cases, and workers' compensation cases.