Edmond Provder

Edmond Provder

Occupational Assessment Services, Inc.
300-3 Route 17 South, Suite 4A
Lodi , NJ 07644
Office: 973-365-4017
Fax: 973-365-2722

Introduction

Edmond Provder is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor who has worked in the rehabilitation field as a counselor and vocational consultant since 1973. He is the owner of Occupational Assessment Services Inc.(OAS), a nationwide agency based in New York, New Jersey and Florida that provides Vocational Evaluations and Life Care Plans for use in personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, wrongful termination, age discrimination, and matrimonial cases. Mr. Provder serves as a vocational expert in both plaintiff and defense cases.

Services

Occupational Assessment Services, Inc. is the leading provider of Vocational Expert and Life Care Planning Services for Plaintiff and Defense attorneys. The company specializes in assisting attorneys in documenting the damages in cases where an individual has been severely injured by providing objective findings on how the injuries affect a person's ability to work and earn money, as well as the cost of care required in catastrophic injuries.

We have extensive experience in working with Plaintiff and Defense attorneys in Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability, Motor Vehicle Accident, and Slip and Fall cases. We also have expertise in providing evaluations in Wrongful Termination, Sexual Harassment or Discrimination, Social Security Disability and Workers’ Compensation Cases.

No other Rehabilitation Expert has been involved in more cases where a settlement or verdict has been more than 1 million dollars. In the year 2006, we provided Life Care Plans in two cases where the juries reached a verdict of 135 million dollars.

* Earning Capacity Assessment
* Transferablilty-of-Skills Analysis
* Expert Deposition or Court Testimony
* Demonstrative Evidence for Economic Damages
* Consultation


Litigation Support Services

Occupational Assessment Services, Inc. provides expert testimony and litigation support services for Plaintiff and Defense attorneys.

Areas of Expertise:


Car Accident
Catastrophic Injury
Construction Accidents
Construction Injuries
Divorce
Economic Damages
Economic Losses
Employment
Employment Discrimination
Employment Termination
Life Care Planning
Lost Earnings
Lost Profits
Medical Malpractice
Personal Injury
Personal Injury
Products Liability
Sexual Harassment
Sexual Harassment
Slip and Fall
Traffic Accident
Transportation
Transportation Construction
Trucking
Vocational Evaluation
Workers Compensation
Wrongful Termination

Profile

Vocational Expert/Life Care Planner August 1981 to Present
Occupational Assessment Services

Evaluate the vocational potential and employability of able-bodied and disabled individuals through interviewing, reviewing records, and/or administration of vocational testing to provide a vocational appraisal as to the individual's ability to work in the competitive labor market. Develop and implement Life Care Plans for catastrophic individuals. Consult with industry and government agencies regarding Americans with Disabilities Act.

Provide initial assessment, vocational evaluation, counseling, case management, and job-placement services to assist industrial-disabled and able-bodied clients return to gainful employment, given their residual functional capacity. Approved vendor-New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, New York Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped.

Testimony accepted in Federal and State Courts-New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maine, Massachusetts; state courts-Florida, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois,North Carolina.

Vocational Consultant June 1997 to September 2000
Social Security Administration October 1977 to September 1985

Provided impartial vocational testimony in Social Security Disability hearings as to claimants' ability to perform substantial gainful activity, given their residual functional capacity.

Supervisor Vocational Facilities December 1979 to December 1981
Mount Sinai Hospital July 1974 to August 1978

Supervised and administered the Sheltered Workshop and Vocational Evaluation Programs, which included the provision of supervision, counseling, work adjustment services, and job placement services to the physically disabled, mentally ill, visually impaired and industrially disabled.

Vocational Consultant February 1975 to December 1979

Administered and developed vocational rehabilitation programs for South Beach Psychiatric Center, Staten Island Association for the Visually Handicapped and the Contemporary Guidance Service.

Rehabilitation Counselor March 1973 to July 1974
Federation of the Handicapped

Provided individual and group counseling, vocational evaluation, work adjustment, and job placement services to severely physically disabled, visually impaired and developmentally disabled clients.

Professional Experience

Vocational Expert/Life Care Planner August 1981 to Present
Occupational Assessment Services
Vocational Consultant June 1997 to September 2000
Social Security Administration October 1977 to September 1985
Supervisor Vocational Facilities December 1979 to December 1981
Mount Sinai Hospital July 1974 to August 1978
Vocational Consultant February 1975 to December 1979
Rehabilitation Counselor March 1973 to July 1974
Federation of the Handicapped


Affiliations

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (#18792)
Diplomate, American Board of Vocational Experts (#00448)
Professional Member of National Rehabilitation Counseling Association
National Rehabilitation Association
Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment Association, Job Placement Division
Brain Injury Association, Inc.
IARPS
RESNA


Professional References

* Altamura & Crossin
* Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald
* Heilman & Curran
* O'Hare &, P.C.
* Arye, Lustig & Sassower. P.C.
* Gaccione, Pomaco & Beck
* Klafter & Mason
* Powers & Santola, LLP
* Gair, Gair, Conason, Steigman & Mackauf
* Montgomery, McCraken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP
* Tolmage, Peskin, Harris and Falick
* Dwyer & Black, P.C.
* Martin J. Healey. Jr & Associates
* Nagel Rice Dreifuss & Mazie, LLP
* Francisco M. Troncoso


Education

1971 B.S. Rehabilitation Counseling, Pennsylvania State University
1973 M.Ed. Rehabilitation Counseling, Pennsylvania State University
1977-1987 Rehabilitation Counseling Doctoral Candidate, 60 credits, N.Y.U.


Consulting Practice:

New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Florida, Brazil


More Information:

Vocational Evaluation Expert Witness
Life Care Planning Expert Witness
Workers Compensation Litigation Support
Personal Injury Expert Witness
Matrimonial Expert Witness
Contact Occupational Assessment Services, Inc. - Legal Consultant


Areas of Expertise

  • Independent Medical Examinations (I.M.E.)
  • Life Care Planning
  • Medical
  • Personal Injury
  • Vocational Evaluation & Rehabilitation

References

D. Carl Lustig III
Arye Lustig & Sassower
20 Vesey St
New York, NY 10007
212-732-4992

Adam M. Slater
Mazie, Slater, Katz & Freeman, LLC
103 Eisenhower Parkway
2nd Floor
Roseland, NJ 07068
973-228-9898