Specializing in vocational evaluation services for workers compensation, family law, long term and short term disability, personal injury, and employment law cases. Ms. Bohne has extensive professional experience in both the public and private sector, assisting individuals with disabilities to define their return to work objectives and reach their overall career goals in employment. Jessica has been actively retained for her diverse expertise on multiple vocational related cases and provides her unbiased expert opinion for every case based on her educational background, as well as evidence-based, relevant, factual information. Jessica is also a certified vocational expert for the Social Security Administration and has testified in thousands of social security hearings. She is highly regarded as an expert in her specialization.
Some examples of the types of cases Jessica specializes in are:
Vocational Expert: Expert testimony on individuals capacity to work, transferable skills, and jobs that exist in the local and national labor market for family law, disability, workers compensation, personal injury, and employment law cases.
Vocational Rehabilitation: Interpretation and analysis of functional capacity evaluations, independent medical evaluations, vocational evaluations, transferable skills analysis, labor market surveys, and individual work plans. Interpretation of vocational rehabilitation reports and assessment of reduced capacities.
Vocational Evaluation: Utilizing medical, psychological, social, vocational and educational data, past and present work for assessment and vocational counseling.
Employment: Resume preparation, interview training, job searches, labor market surveys, job surveys, job placement, individual work plan implementation and post-employment follow-up. Evaluation and determination of essential job requirements and functions.
Ergonomic Evaluations: Modifying tools, equipment, or workstations so that workers can perform essential job functions within their physical or mental capacities. Modifying tools, equipment, and workstations for the prevention of additional or continued injuries.
- Family Law
- Health/Medical/Disability Insurance
- Vocational Evaluation & Rehabilitation
- Workers Compensation Insurance
- Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
- A: University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI - Master of Education in Rehabilitation Counseling December 2011
California State University, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA - Bachelor of Arts in Sociology May 2005
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor since 2012
- Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
- A: Member - International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP)
Student Board Member - International Association of Life Care Planners (IALCP) section of International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP)
- Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
- A: No
- Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
- A: Ten
- Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
- A: Family Law, Disability Insurance, Employment Law, Worker's Compensation Insurance
- Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
- A: 60
- Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
- A: 40
- Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
- A: One
- Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
- A: March 2018
- Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
- A: Thousands - mainly in Social Security disability hearings
- Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
- A: over 4,000 times - mainly in Social Security hearings
- Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
- A: 3
- Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
- A: Vocational Evaluation, Consulting, Expert Testimony, Assessment and Testing, Reporting
- Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
- A: free initial consultation to discuss case
- Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
- A: Vocational Evaluation services are billed at $250.00 per hour for case file reviews, prior preparation involving meetings, interviews, evaluation/testing involving face-to-face activities, and all related research work.
- Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
- A: Depositions/Court Appearances: $300 per hour
My rate for deposition/court appearance services is a minimum fee of $600.00 for appearance and $300.00 per hour for time incurred beyond the initial two hours.
- Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
- A: Standby for Court Appearances: $150 per hour
My rate for stand-by for court appearances by subpoena is billed at $150 per hour, with a 2 hour minimum ($300).
- Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
- A: Mileage, Travel & Related Expenses: Travel: $100 per hour
Reimbursement of any and all reasonable and necessary expenses related to completion of services (travel, lodging, etc.).
Available Upon Request