Expert Vocational Consulting specializes in vocational rehabilitation services for persons with disabilities
and vocational evaluation, life care planning and expert testimony services for all types of litigated matters.
Referral sources include attorneys, insurance companies/third party administrators, employers and governmental agencies.
• Vocational Rehabilitation Evaluation and Counseling
• Job Development and Placement
• Retraining Plan Development
• Loss of Earning Capacity Evaluations
• Life Care Planning and Cost Research
• Expert Testimony
• Labor Market Surveys and Employer Sampling
• Earning Capacity Evaluations for Family Law
• Workplace Job Analysis and Ergonomic Evaluations
John has a BS degree in special education from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire and a MS degree in rehabilitation counseling from UW - Milwaukee. Since 1982, he has practiced in private sector rehabilitation. His Wisconsin-based practice primarily concentrates on vocational expert work in personal injury, worker’s compensation, medical malpractice, and employment and family law.
John served on the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP) Board of Directors from 2004-2009 and from 2017-2019. He served on the forensic section board from 2000-2006, and on the Wisconsin chapter board from 2000-2002 and 2011-2015. He was appointed by IARP to serve on the Graduate Commission on Standards and Accreditation of the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) from 2011-2017. The commission evaluates rehabilitation counseling programs for their compliance with CORE standards.
John has presented at local, state, and national conferences on topics relating to forensic work and ethics, among others. He has mentored master’s and doctoral level graduate students. He is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), Certified Disability Management Specialist (CDMS), and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
Emily completed her master’s degree at the University of Wisconsin – Madison in rehabilitation psychology. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and a Certified Life Care Planner (CLCP). She provides vocational rehabilitation services including job placement, retraining plan development and implementation, vocational testing, job analyses, ergonomic evaluations, transferrable skills analyses, labor market surveys, and return to work case management for worker’s compensation and long-term disability cases throughout Wisconsin. She serves as a vocational expert in worker’s compensation, personal injury, employment law, and family law matters, and for the Social Security Administration Office of Hearings Operations.
Since 2010, Emily has held state and national leadership positions with the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP) and has presented at state and national IARP conferences.
Catherine completed her master’s degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of Wisconsin – Stout. She is a Certified Vocational Evaluator (CVE). Catherine holds the certification of Professional Vocational Evaluator (PVE) and the International Psychometric Evaluation Certification (IPEC). She has experience in providing vocational rehabilitation services to individuals in worker’s compensation, welfare-to-work, Department of Veterans Affairs, refugee, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, and Family and Children Services/Programs.
Catherine possesses expertise in providing vocational and work sample evaluations, situational assessments, career and employment counseling, transferable skills analyses, labor market research, test and ergonomic device modifications, employment readiness training, and providing training to rehabilitation counselors and vocational evaluators. She has presented at local and state conferences on subjects involving labor market surveys and job placement.