Roderick C Stoneburner

Mr. Roderick C Stoneburner

23905 Clinton Keith Rd #114-509
Wildomar, CA 92595
Office: 951-775-8811
Fax: 951-600-1214

Mr. Stoneburner received his Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation/Vocational Evaluation from the University of Arizona and completed additional graduate work in Rehabilitation Counseling Psychology at the University of Southern California. He has been a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor since 1979.

During the past 25 years, Mr. Stoneburner has been affiliated with graduate programs at California State University locations in Los Angeles and San Bernardino. He continues to serve as a graduate advisor board member and adjunct professor in the Rehabilitation Program/College of Education; job analysis, vocational assessment, counseling, and job placement theories and strategies.

For over 25 years Mr. Stoneburner has been practicing in the field of Vocational Rehabilitation in Southern California and, more specifically, in California’s Workers’ Compensation system. He has worked with and supervised the vocational rehabilitation plan development and job placement process of more than 20,000 individuals. He has developed Vocational Evaluation programs, trained staff and conducted vocational evaluations. He has been retained as an expert witness for Workers’ Compensation (both applicant and defense), Personal Injury, Family Law and the Social Security Administration, having testified in hundreds of court cases relating to vocational assessment, residual earning capacity and employability.

With the recent changes in the Workers Compensation settlement process due to the Ogilvie decision, Mr. Stoneburner has developed comprehensive services that will be required to include impact of earnings losses.

Mr. Stoneburner's professional expertise is based upon a specialized skill set from his academic and professional background in vocational evaluation. He is qualified to administer and interpret vocational tests, work samples and observations from situational assessment protocols to accurately measure functional abilities. He is able to combine empirical data and standardized assessment tools, resulting in accuracy in assessment of residual employability and earning capacity.

Among his other attributes, Mr. Stoneburner has presented to and trained plaintiff/applicant and defense attorneys (Worker's Compensation & Social Security Disability)in the effective use of vocational experts. As a Professor in the field of Vocational Rehabilitation, Mr. Stoneburner regularly presents to, trains and educates working Vocational Rehabilitation professionals and aspiring Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors in such subject matter as transferable skills analysis, job analysis, vocational testing.

Areas of Expertise
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Disability
  • Disabled Access
  • Drug Abuse
  • Employment
  • Ergonomics
  • OSHA
  • Risk Management
  • Vocational Evaluation & Rehabilitation
  • Workers Compensation Insurance

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Masters' Degree in Rehabilitation (Vocational Evaluation)
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Member International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: 25 years teaching experience (California State University, LA/San Bernardino) as adjunct professor in Rehabilitation Department: Subject matter taught includes vocational evaluation, job analysis/transferable skills analysis, job placement and rehabilitation counseling.
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: Excess of 1000
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Worker's Compensation: Le Boeuf/Employability assessment (Applicant & Defense). Ogilvie/DFEC (Applicant & Defense)
Family Law: Residual Earning Capacity for spousal support, Employability & Earning Capacity.
Personal Injury/Liability: Loss of earning capacity & residual earning capacity.
Employment Law: Sexual Harassment, Racial harrassment, Wrongful termination
Medical Malpractice: Employability and Residual Earning Capacity
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 50%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 50%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Excess of 25
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: June 2011
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Excess of 500
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Excess of 500
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 25+
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Vocational Case Evaluation for feasibility of services
Vocational Evaluation (Vocational Test administration/functional evaluation)
Comprehensive Vocational Case Evaluation for Residual Earning Capacity, PreInjury Earning Capacity (Transferable Skills Analysis, Med/Voc Analysis, Labor Market Analysis).
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $200 per hour for scheduled appointments. I do not charge for telephone calls except for scheduled conference calls.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $200.00
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $250 per hour, with two hour minimum
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $250 per hour, with two hour minimum
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: I do not regularly charge for telephone calls, I do not charge for travel expenses on local cases (25 mile radius).


References upon request.