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Expert is President of a forensic economic consulting firm. He has more than 30 years’ experience providing economic consulting services, expert reports and expert testimony, primarily in support of litigation. His practice focuses on calculating economic damages and critiquing opposing damages experts in cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, wrongful termination, intellectual property and commercial […]

Expert is President of a forensic economic consulting firm. He has more than 30 years’ experience providing economic consulting services, expert reports and expert testimony, primarily in support of litigation. His practice focuses on calculating economic damages and critiquing opposing damages experts in cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, wrongful termination, intellectual property and commercial torts and the future and present value of life care plans. He has been retained as an expert in more than three-dozen states and testified in deposition, arbitration, and State and Federal Courts more than two hundred times.

CURRENT POSITIONS

President and Senior Economist

Associate Consulting Economist Physician Life Care Planning

Senior Consulting Economist Arrowfish Consulting

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Preparing, researching and analyzing financial and economic data and providing economic damages calculations, consulting services and expert reports in support of litigation. Expert testimony provided in deposition, Federal and State courts, arbitration, and before the Special Master in Victims’ Compensation matters.

Prepared quantitative and qualitative analyses, memos and expert reports on tort cases involving personal injury, care costs and life care plans, wrongful death, wrongful termination, Jones Act, FELA, intellectual property, and commercial damages.

Developed forecasts, competitive analyses and financial models for firms in a variety of industries, including the telecommunications, retail, casino gambling, insurance, manufacturing, tire wholesaler, oil services, residential real estate, merchant service provider, fire suppression, financial services, courier services and hotel industries. Analyzed, created and maintained large document/image and relational databases in support of complex litigation and participated in forensic audits, statistical sampling, strategic evaluations and other projects in a multidisciplinary team environment involving accountants, attorneys, economists and finance experts.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Economic Consulting

President, providing economic consulting services and expert testimony in personal
injury, wrongful death, commercial litigation and employment matters (2003 – present).

Associate Consulting Economist, Physician Life Care Planning, providing economic consulting services and expert testimony in personal injury loss of earnings and life care plan valuation matters (2011 – present).

Consulting Economist, Arrowfish Consulting, providing economic consulting services and expert testimony in personal injury, wrongful death, commercial litigation and employment matters (2011 – present).

Sr. Consultant – Forensic Economist, Humatec, Expert Technical Services, providing economic consulting services and expert testimony in personal injury, wrongful death, commercial litigation and employment matters (2016 – 2018).

Senior Economist at the Center for Forensic Economic Studies, where he concentrated on the analysis of damages in personal injury, wrongful death and wrongful termination matters and was head of the Dallas office (2002 – 2003).

In-house consultant at Bickel & Brewer, a Dallas/New York litigation firm specializing in complex commercial, corporate, environmental, hospitality, gaming, construction and other torts (2000 – 2002).

Forensic economist with the Litigation Support and Consulting Group of Grant Thornton, LLP, a nationwide accounting and consulting firm, providing economic consulting and expert testimony in commercial damages cases (1999 – 2000).

Senior research economist for Formuzis, Pickersgill and Hunt, Inc., economic consultants, providing economic consulting services, damages calculations and expert testimony in personal injury, wrongful death and wrongful termination maters (1987 – 1997).

Economist

Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Economics, Consumer Protections Agency. Provided economic research and data analysis for a nationwide study of generic drug substitution laws and their impact on retail prescription drug pricing, during a graduate internship (1982).

Research assistant, Washington State University, providing research and analysis on a variety of applied and theoretical projects, including economic forecasting, voting behavior, migration and crop production. (1980 – 1983).

Analyst

Securitization analyst, National Realty Funding, LP (currently a division of Key Bank), providing analysis, reporting and data management services to the conduit loan securitization department for all commercial properties (1998 – 1999).

Teaching

Lecturer, teaching courses in Principles of Economics, Intermediate Macro and Micro Economic Theory at California State University, Washington State University and California community colleges (1983 – 1994).

EDUCATION

Completed all course work towards a Doctorate in Economics, Washington State University (ABD, 1983). Fields of specialization included Labor Economics and Industrial Organization.

Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Cum Laude, Washington State University (1980).

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

National Association of Forensic Economics, (NAFE) Vice-President (2010 to 2013), Southern District

Collegium of Pecuniary Damages Experts, (CPDE), Past President (2012), President (2011), Vice-President (2010)

American Economic Association (AEA)

American Academy of Economic and Financial Experts (AAEFE), Board of Directors 2014 American Rehabilitation Economics Association (AREA)
Western Economic Association International (WEAI) Southern Economic Association (SEA)
Tarrant County Bar Association, Associate Member

Tarrant County Bar Association, Trinity Habitat for Humanity Committee, Chair 2012-13 Tarrant County Bar Association, Chair of the Docket Call Socials Committee for 2012-13 Tarrant County Young Lawyers, Associate Member
American Academy of Physicians Life Care Planners (AAPLCP)

School of Economic Studies Friends Development Committee, Vice-Chair, Washington State University

CONSULTING

I consult for plaintiff and defense attorneys. These matters include: Provide initial estimates of their case’s value with respect to economic damages; Review and critique of the opposing expert report; Assist with interrogatory and deposition questions; and Provide opinions in Guardian ad litem, divorce actions, and identity theft matters. Firms for which I have provided litigation consulting services include:

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP for an employment discrimination case Wallach Andrews & Stouffer, P.C. for a medical malpractice case
Littler Mendelson for a wrongful death case and employment cases Husch Blackwell LLP for an employment case and wrongful death case Fenley & Bates for employment discrimination and wrongful death cases Cheryl Smith, Esq., on an employment mediation matter
Noteboom The Law Firm and the Corea Firm PLLC on Guardian Ad Litem matters Jones Gotcher & Bogan P.C. on a personal injury case
Smith & Woodruff on personal injury and wrongful death cases

Jackson Lewis, LLP for an ADA case
Naman, Howell, Smith & Lee for a medical malpractice case Peterson Farris Pruitt & Parker, P.C. for personal injury cases Kelly, Hart & Hallman LLP, for a personal injury case MacDonald Devin, P.C., for personal injury cases
U.S. Department of the Navy, for an employment retaliation case
Whitaker, Chalk, Swindle & Schwartz PLLC, for regulation of a technical school case Haynes & Boone LLP, for a patent valuation matter
Decker Jones, McMackin, McClane, Hall & Bates, P.C., for a commercial lease matter Provost Umphrey Law Firm, L.L.P.
The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.
Stephen W. Johnson & Associates for a personal injury case Law Offices of David L. Chumbley, P.C.
Liberty Mutual, Law Offices of Gallerson & Yates, for a personal injury case Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP for a personal injury case

RESEARCH AND CONSULTING (NON-LITIGATION)

My firm also provides business consulting services not involving litigation. For example, we prepare annual executive compensation discussion & analysis reports for Zion Oil, Inc., Dallas, Texas, prepared an Intellectual Property Valuation for a software product for a firm in Southlake, Texas, and prepared a cost analysis and survey of court mandated bankruptcy fees for Allmand & Lee, a law firm in Hurst, Texas.

An editor for The Earnings Analyst, published online jointly by the Collegium of Pecuniary Damages Experts and the American Rehabilitation Economics Association. (2013 to 2018).

 

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