Dr. Marini and Associates have over 27 years rehabilitation consulting experience preparing life care plans, vocational damages assessments, ADA claims,and personal injury earning capacity loss. With offices in South Texas and Las Vegas, Dr. Marini has worked on over several hundred life care plans and vocational assessments for both plaintiff and defense attorneys in state and federal courts nationally.
Areas of Expertise
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Brain Injury
- Burn Injury
- Disabled Access
- Life Care Planning
- Lost Profits
- Personal Injury
- Vocational Evaluation & Rehabilitation
- Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
- A: I have a PhD in rehabilitation services counseling from Auburn University, a Masters degree in clinical psychology from Lakehead University in Ontario, Canada. I am a certified life care planner, certified rehabilitation counselor, and registered forensic vocational expert with the Social Security Administration.
- Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
- A: International Academy of Life Care Planners
International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals
American Rehabilitation Economics Association
American Rehabilitation Counseling Association
National Council on Rehabilitation Education
- Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
- A: I have been professor in Arkansas and now Texas for 22 years. I have made over 200 invited national and international lectures as well as 7 books and over 85 peer-reviewed journal publications regarding the psychology of disability, life care planning, vocational damage assessments, functional capacity evaluations, and counselling people with disabilities.
- Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
- A: No, I have never been investigated or suspended.
- Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
- A: Marini and Associates began in 1994 in Arkansas, and now in Texas with satellite office in Las Vegas, Nevada. During the past 24 years, we have been retained in over 500 plaintiff and defense life care plans and vocational damage case across the country, Canada and Mexico.
- Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
- A: Catastrophic injury life care planning from product liability and medical malpractice, personal injury vocational damages, workers compensation vocational damages and earning capacity loss, Americans With Disabilities Act wrongful dismissal and earning capacity loss. Cases typically involve traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, amputations, herniated discs and chronic pain, and burns among others.
- Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
- A: Approximately 65% plaintiff cases which varies year-to-year since 1994
- Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
- A: Approximately 40% defense cases since 1994 which varies year-to-year but in past 5 years doing about 70% defense cases.
- Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
- A: Depositions taken in excess of 100 times since 1994
- Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
- A: Last deposition was taken August 2018
- Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
- A: I've qualified as an expert life care planning and as a vocational expert in every instance.
- Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
- A: I've testified in over 7,000 Social Security hearings of the vocational expert, and separately in litigated cases approximately 40 times.
- Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
- A: Since 1991 or 27 years
- Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
- A: Life care plan report development and/ or rebuttal, vocational assessment and earning capacity loss and report or consultation, ADA vocational damages, labor market analyses, transferable skills, home modification cost assessments.
- Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
- A: $300 per hour
- Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
- A: $300 per hour
- Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
- A: $750 per hour
- Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
- A: $2,500 flat fee for 1/2 day
- Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
- A: Travel expenses and $300 per hour portal to portal charge, cancellation fees for depositions at $750 if canceled prior to one week before the scheduled deposition.
References upon request.