Mary C. Meinhard

Ms. Mary C. Meinhard

Mary Meinhard & Associates/Medical-Legal Consulting
P. O Box 704
June Lake , CA 93529
Office: 760-648-1115
Fax: 760-648-1125

Introduction

Mary Meinhard is a Nurse Attorney, Mediator, Certified Life Care Planner, Medicare Set-Aside Consultant-Certified, and Board-Certified Nurse Case Manager with offices in California and Nevada. Her extensive background as an Emergency Room/Critical Care/ Mobile Intensive Care Nurse, and, licensure as a California Attorney, provides a unique medical/legal perspective. She understands the complex needs of critically ill and catastrophically injured individuals, and possesses the skill to articulate same within the context of a comprehensive Life Care Plan, while considering Medicare mandates.

Ms. Meinhard also holds certification in Alternative Dispute Resolution, which, combined with her medical/legal insight, and understanding of competing Life Care Plans, provides a distinct advantage in mediating catastrophic personal injury cases.


Areas of Expertise

  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Health Care Litigation
  • Legal Nurse Consultant
  • Life Care Planning
  • Medical Insurance
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing
  • Personal Injury
  • Social Work/Social Services
  • Structured Settlements
  • Wrongful Death

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Registered Nurse since 1977; licensed in both California and Nevada
Board Certified Nurse Case Manager, American Nurses Credentialing Center
Former Los Angeles County Mobile Intensive Care Nurse (MICN)
Certified Life Care Planner (CLCP), International Commission on Healthcare Certification
Medicare Set-Aside Consultant-Certified (MSC-C), International Commission on Healthcare Certification
Bachelor of Science
Juris Doctorate
Licensed California Attorney
Certificate, Pepperdine University Straus Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: California State Bar, admitted 1990
United States District Court, Southern District of California - admitted 1990
Designated Arbitrator/Mediator, Mono and Inyo County Superior Courts
Orange County Bar Association
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Mono County Bar Association
Southern California Mediation Association
International Academy of Rehabilitation Professionals
International Academy of Life Care Planners
American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners
The American Association of Nurse Attorneys
American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants

Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Litigation Support (e.g., deposing Physician Experts, Parties, and Percipient Witnesses; drafting Mediation/Settlement Conference Briefs; attendance at Mediations/Settlement Conferences; drafting questions for expert deposition and trial testimony, etc.); preparation of Plaintiff Life Care Plans, Defense Critique/Rebuttal Life Care Plans, and Preliminary Life Care Needs and Costs Analyses; Expert Deposition Testimony; Review/Summary of Medical Records; Case Merit Evaluation; Medicare Appeals.
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 10+
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Mediator/Arbitrator
Preparation of Plaintiff and Defense Life Care Plans
Preliminary Life Care Needs/Cost Analyses
Life Care Plan Critiques and/or Rebuttal Life Care Plans
Medicare Set-Aside Allocations/Arrangements
Case Management/Patient Advocacy
Legal Nurse Consulting
Review of Medical Records and Preparation of Medical Record Summary/Chronology
Case Merit Evaluation
Attendance at Independent Medical Examinations
Testimony re: Reasonableness of Past Medical Expenses;
Depositions of Experts (e.g., Physician Experts, Life Care Planners, etc.)
Additional Litigation Support Services (e.g., drafting motions, written discovery, mediation/settlement conference briefs, questions for expert depositions/trial testimony; deposition summaries; etc.)
Medicare Appeals
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Fee Schedule Available Upon Request
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Fee Schedule Available Upon Request
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Fee Schedule Available Upon Request
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Fee Schedle Available Upon Request
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: There is no charge for travel time to most client locations throughout California and parts of Nevada; other expenses (e.g., mileage, lodging, etc.) may be applicable and are negotiable on a case-by-case basis. Please call for details.

References

Laurence C. Osborn, Esq.
Baker, Keener & Nahra, LLP
633 West Fifth Street
54th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 241-0900

John P. Burns, Esq.
30900 Rancho Viejo Road
Suite 230
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 496-7000

Christopher B. Mears, Esq.
16520 Bake Parkway
Suite 260
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 502-5215