Occupational Therapist Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Occupational therapist, Occupational therapies, Ergonomist Certified Assistive Technology, Practitioner Disability, Case Manager, Accessibility Consultant, Durable Medical Equipment, Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapist, Registered Licensed Occupational Therapist, Cumulative Trauma, Musculoskeletal Disorders, Ergonomics, Ergonomic Design, Certified Ergonomist, Certified Assistive Technology Practitioner, Seating Wheeled Mobility, Wheelchair,

Professional Certifications / Licensure

Licensed Occupational Therapist (OTR)

Certified Assistive Technology Professional (ATP), Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America

Certified Ergonomist – Provisional (CIE/P), Oxford Research Institute

Certified Disability Management Specialist (CDMS), Certification on Disability Management Commission

Continuous Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS), National Association of Home Builders

Certified Life Care Planner (CLCP), Commission on Health Care Certification

Professional Experience

Certified Life Care Planner
April, 2008 – Present
Life Care Planner

Life care planning services to plaintiff and defense for Medical Malpractice, Personal   Injury, Eldercare, Workers Compensation Attorneys

Specialty Diagnoses: Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, Progressive Neurological Conditions

Peer review for Certified Life Care Planners

Expert Consultant to Life Care Planners in areas of: Activities of Daily Living (ADL) assessment / performance, Home and Work Safety and Ergonomics, Home Accessibility, Durable Medical Equipment (DME), Seating and Mobility, Assistive Technologies and Return to Work

Expert Witness in rehabilitation professional standards and performance

Education: Only Law School Based Program in the United States

A Center
Manager, Rehabilitation Services / Occupational Therapist
Present – Part-time
Occupational Therapist

Development and implementation of startup program for rehabilitation services in an interdisciplinary community based venue for the elderly. Provision of occupational therapy services and provision of durable medical equipment and devices for home safety.

Disability Management Specialist / Care Manager
September 1999 – Present
Care Manager

Case Facilitation and Management services provided to injured workers, employers, severely disabled individuals and the elderly: Specialty diagnoses: SCI, TBI, Catastrophic Injury, MS

Transition Expert: SCI / TBI: Facility to home or work

Services Include: Field assessment, case coordination, on-going support, documented recommendations, return to work / stay at work planning, monitoring of case progress and goal achievement

Occupational Therapist
February, 1998 – Present
Clinical Consultant

Provision of Occupational Therapy consultation services in home, work and school environments.

Diagnoses Include: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Neurological Degenerative Diseases, Cumulative Trauma, Disorder and Pain Syndromes

Home Accessibility / Safety Specialist

Transition expert: SCI / TBI:  Hospital to Home

ADA consultation: School and Work venues

Consultant on Home Safety, NY chapter – Multiple Sclerosis Society

The Ultimate Workspace LLC
1998 – Present
Injury Prevention Specialist / Ergonomics Consultant

Company-wide Ergonomics strategic planning / implementation for injury prevention includes: development of internal procedures to promote ergonomically safe work behaviors / environment, facility/space planning and procurement and training

State University of New York, Downstate
Occupational Therapy Master’s Program
2006 – 2008

Occupational Therapy and Assistive Technology Clinical Consultant
Beth Israel Medical Center – Department of Neurology
March 1998 – December 2003

Mt. Sinai Medical Center – Department of Occupational Health and
Community Medicine
November 1999 – June 2002

New York State Department of Health
July 2000 – December 2002

Hospital Based Employment

Occupational Therapist, Clinical Specialist Assistive Technology
Mount Sinai Medical Center – Department of Rehab. Medicine, New York
August, 1988 – February, 1998

Direct patient services, Clinical consultation Model Traumatic Brain
Injury Center and Model Spinal Cord Injury Center
Acute, in-patient and out-patient services

Areas of expertise:

Clinic Instructor / Clinic Service Provider:  Manual and motorized wheelchairs and wheelchair seating

Trainer – body-mechanics for hospital personnel and care gives

Ergonomic workstation design for patient with repetitive strain, low back injury and pain syndromes

Specialized seating design for patient with pain syndromes

Accessible / barrier free home design

Durable medical equipment consultant

Saint Vincent’s Hospital, New York
February 1986 – August 1988
Staff /Senior Occupational Therapist


Capital University Law School: Certification, Life Care Planning – 2008

New York University: MA, Occupational Therapy – 1986

Yeshiva University: BA, Psychology – 1982

Special Projects / Publications

Available Upon Request

Professional Organizations Memberships

International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP)

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

Rehab Engineering Society of North America (RESNA)


Available Upon Request