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Dianne Simmons Grab MA, CCM, CDMS, CLCP Simmons Grab & Associates, LLC
Ridgewood, New Jersey
246 Highwood Avenue, 07450


Contact:  Dianne Simmons
www.theSGAssociates.com
201-670-9156 Or Toll Free
diannecsg@theSGassociates.com
Simmons Grab & Associates, LLC
246 Highwood Avenue
Ridgewood, New Jersey 07450

Contact:  Dianne Simmons
www.theSGAssociates.com
201-670-9156
diannecsg@theSGassociates.com
Dianne holds a Master of Arts in Psychology from the Montclair State College. Dianne is a Certified Case Manager, Certified Disability Management Specialist and a Certified Life Care Planner through MediPro Seminars, LLC and the University of Florida. Dianne has been providing rehabilitation services for over 28 years with a focus on individuals with brain injuries for the past 16 years. Dianne’s brain injury experience is invaluable since people with brain injuries come with many other diagnosis; some of the more frequent diagnosis are orthopedic, paralysis, burns, behavior and amputations. With this experience Dianne founded Simmons Grab & Associates in 2005. Simmons Grab & Associates LLC is a group of forensic consultants with courtroom experience specializing in Future Medical Costs / Services through life expectancy in light of injuries / impairments (Life Care Planning)and Vocational Evaluations to determine a persons capacity for employment, and if deemed employable, identify jobs they can perform, how many jobs exist in the area, and the salary ranges. Our corporate headquarters is located in Ridgewood, New Jersey; with secondary locations in Columbus, Ohio & Waterville Valley, NH. Administrative office: 875 Lincoln Ave, Glen Rock NJ 07452
Information:  
Brain Damage Injury,  Economic Damages,  Head Injury,  Life Care Planning,  Medical Malpractice,  Vocational Rehabilitation, 


Dianne holds a Master of Arts in Psychology from the Montclair State College. Dianne is a Certified Case Manager, Certified Disability Management Specialist and a Certified Life Care Planner through MediPro Seminars, LLC and the University of Florida. Dianne has been providing rehabilitation services for over 28 years with a focus on individuals with brain injuries for the past 16 years. Dianne’s brain injury experience is invaluable since people with brain injuries come with many other diagnosis; some of the more frequent diagnosis are orthopedic, paralysis, burns, behavior and amputations. With this experience Dianne founded Simmons Grab & Associates in 2005. Simmons Grab & Associates LLC is a group of forensic consultants with courtroom experience specializing in Future Medical Costs / Services through life expectancy in light of injuries / impairments (Life Care Planning)and Vocational Evaluations to determine a persons capacity for employment, and if deemed employable, identify jobs they can perform, how many jobs exist in the area, and the salary ranges. Our corporate headquarters is located in Ridgewood, New Jersey; with secondary locations in Columbus, Ohio & Waterville Valley, NH. Administrative office: 875 Lincoln Ave, Glen Rock NJ 07452

RehabMed South Stay In Step SCI Recovery
Tampa, Florida
10500 University Center Dr Suite 130, 33612


Contact:  Dr. John L Merritt
www.RehabMedSouth.com
813-368-7757 Or Toll Free
rehabmedsouth@gmail.com
Stay In Step SCI Recovery
10500 University Center Dr Suite 130
Tampa, Florida 33612

Contact:  Dr. John L Merritt
www.RehabMedSouth.com
813-368-7757
rehabmedsouth@gmail.com
An active practicing physician and researcher, Professor of Neurology and Medicine at the University of South Florida, Tampa. Board certified in Internal Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Spinal Cord Medicine. He has served as an expert witness for over 20 years in complex, challenging, high award- high balue cases for spinal cord injury, brain injury, catastrophic injuries, an expert for plaintiff and defense.
Information:  
Brain Damage Injury,  Life Care Planning,  Neurology,  Physical Medicine,  Rehabilitation,  Spinal Injury, 


An active practicing physician and researcher, Professor of Neurology and Medicine at the University of South Florida, Tampa. Board certified in Internal Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Spinal Cord Medicine. He has served as an expert witness for over 20 years in complex, challenging, high award- high balue cases for spinal cord injury, brain injury, catastrophic injuries, an expert for plaintiff and defense.

Medical Vocational Planning, LLC
West Linn, Oregon
19363 Willamette Drive #134, 97068


Contact:  Michele Nielsen, RN, MA, CCM, CRC, CLCP, ABVE
www.medvocplan.com
503-650-9327 Or Toll Free
michele@medvocplan.com
19363 Willamette Drive #134
West Linn, Oregon 97068

Contact:  Michele Nielsen, RN, MA, CCM, CRC, CLCP, ABVE
www.medvocplan.com
503-650-9327
michele@medvocplan.com
Michele Nielsen, RN, MA, CCM, CRC, CLCP, ABVE, has been an Registered Nurse, Medical Case Manager and Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for over 30 years; and a Life Care Planner for over 15 years. She ensures a high level of dedication, competency, and care with each of her cases. She is licensed to practice nursing in Oregon and Washington. She has testified in Circuit Court throughout Oregon, Federal Court, and Southwestern Washington State. She has received national awards as Outstanding Rehabilitation Professional and Outstanding Rehabilitation Nurse.
Information:  
Life Care Planning,  Personal Injury,  Vocational Rehabilitation,  Workers' Compensation,  Wrongful Death, 


Michele Nielsen, RN, MA, CCM, CRC, CLCP, ABVE, has been an Registered Nurse, Medical Case Manager and Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for over 30 years; and a Life Care Planner for over 15 years. She ensures a high level of dedication, competency, and care with each of her cases. She is licensed to practice nursing in Oregon and Washington. She has testified in Circuit Court throughout Oregon, Federal Court, and Southwestern Washington State. She has received national awards as Outstanding Rehabilitation Professional and Outstanding Rehabilitation Nurse.

Quality Rehabilitation & Consulting Services, LLC
Grafton, Massachusetts
31 Luka Dr, 01519


Contact:  Nancy J. Hamady RN, CRRN, CCM, CLCP, MSCC, CNLP
www.qualityrehablcp.com
740-964-9366 Or Toll Free
nzang@qualityrehablcp.com
31 Luka Dr
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519

Contact:  Nancy J. Hamady RN, CRRN, CCM, CLCP, MSCC, CNLP
www.qualityrehablcp.com
740-964-9366
nzang@qualityrehablcp.com
Nancy J. Hamady RN, CRRN, CCM, CLCP, MSCC, CNLP, Past-President AANLP, Medicare Set-Adside Consultant Certified and Certified Nurse Life Care Planner for amputations, burn, chronic pain and cerebral palsy with special interest in Brain injury and spinal cord injury.
Information:  
Brain Damage Injury,  Burn Injury Medicine,  Health Care,  Life Care Planning,  Medical,  Medicare,  Personal Injury,  Spinal Injury, 


Nancy J. Hamady RN, CRRN, CCM, CLCP, MSCC, CNLP, Past-President AANLP, Medicare Set-Adside Consultant Certified and Certified Nurse Life Care Planner for amputations, burn, chronic pain and cerebral palsy with special interest in Brain injury and spinal cord injury.

Gretchen A Bakkenson, CRC, CLCP
Phoenix, Arizona
3217 E. Shea Blvd., #453, 85028


Contact:  Gretchen A Bakkenson
www.bakkenson.net
602-404-6455 Or Toll Free
Gretchen@Bakkenson.net
3217 E. Shea Blvd., #453
Phoenix, Arizona 85028

Contact:  Gretchen A Bakkenson
www.bakkenson.net
602-404-6455
Gretchen@Bakkenson.net
Gretchen Bakkenson, MA, CRC, CLCP currently serves as a vocational expert and vocational rehabilitation counselor in the western United States. Ms. Bakkenson’s career as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor began in 1991 with the Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation in Boise, ID. Gretchen’s love and dedication for the field blossomed from there. Ms. Bakkenson pursued a doctorate degree through the University Idaho in Adult Education and Rehabilitation Counseling until her family relocated to Arizona. Returning to Arizona resulted in a transition of her vocational rehabilitation career to the private sector. Ms. Bakkenson’s practice involves vocational rehabilitation counseling, planning and placement; evaluation of medical, therapeutic, goods, and services needed by an individual, as a result of an injury or medical condition; life care plan for use in development of structured settlements, Special Needs Trusts, and liability litigation such as medical malpractice or personal injury; consultation services related to the evaluation of individuals to determine employability as well as future, present and past vocational earning capacity and economic damages; and expert testimony regarding life care planning, vocational earning capacity and employability. Ms. Bakkenson is a recognized expert at the Industrial Commission of Arizona, the Office of Hearings and Appeals of the Social Security Administration, Superior Courts of Arizona and other administrative courts throughout the west.
Information:  
Disability,  Labor Market Analysis,  Life Care Planning,  Lost Wage Claims,  Vocational Rehabilitation, 


Gretchen Bakkenson, MA, CRC, CLCP currently serves as a vocational expert and vocational rehabilitation counselor in the western United States. Ms. Bakkenson’s career as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor began in 1991 with the Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation in Boise, ID. Gretchen’s love and dedication for the field blossomed from there. Ms. Bakkenson pursued a doctorate degree through the University Idaho in Adult Education and Rehabilitation Counseling until her family relocated to Arizona. Returning to Arizona resulted in a transition of her vocational rehabilitation career to the private sector. Ms. Bakkenson’s practice involves vocational rehabilitation counseling, planning and placement; evaluation of medical, therapeutic, goods, and services needed by an individual, as a result of an injury or medical condition; life care plan for use in development of structured settlements, Special Needs Trusts, and liability litigation such as medical malpractice or personal injury; consultation services related to the evaluation of individuals to determine employability as well as future, present and past vocational earning capacity and economic damages; and expert testimony regarding life care planning, vocational earning capacity and employability. Ms. Bakkenson is a recognized expert at the Industrial Commission of Arizona, the Office of Hearings and Appeals of the Social Security Administration, Superior Courts of Arizona and other administrative courts throughout the west.

Hawkins Forensic Consulting, Inc.
Mesa, Arizona
2266 South Dobson Road, Suite 200, 85202


Contact:  Lois Hawkins
http://www.hawkinsforensics.com
480-306-6389 Or Toll Free
l.hawkins@hawkinsforensics.com
2266 South Dobson Road, Suite 200
Mesa, Arizona 85202

Contact:  Lois Hawkins
http://www.hawkinsforensics.com
480-306-6389
l.hawkins@hawkinsforensics.com
Hawkins Forensic Consulting Group, is a local company specializing in medical and vocational damage assessment in personal injury and catastrophic injury cases including but not limited to: PERSONAL INJURIES re: *Traumatic / Acquired Brain Injury *Spinal Cord Injury *Amputation(s) *Soft Tissue Injury / Chronic Pain *Burns *Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Delay *Chronic Respiratory Condition *Visually & Hearing Impaired Life Care Plans * Medical record review * Medical Chronologies/Record Review * Forensic Case Analysis * Assessment of future medical & rehabilitation care needs based on injuries * Research and cost research of multiple services based on Clinical Practice Guidelines and Literature Research * Development of a life care plan * Life Care Planner * Expert witness testimony
Information:  
Legal Nurse Consultant,  Life Care Planning,  Medical Malpractice,  Personal Injury,  Vocational Rehabilitation, 


Hawkins Forensic Consulting Group, is a local company specializing in medical and vocational damage assessment in personal injury and catastrophic injury cases including but not limited to: PERSONAL INJURIES re: *Traumatic / Acquired Brain Injury *Spinal Cord Injury *Amputation(s) *Soft Tissue Injury / Chronic Pain *Burns *Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Delay *Chronic Respiratory Condition *Visually & Hearing Impaired Life Care Plans * Medical record review * Medical Chronologies/Record Review * Forensic Case Analysis * Assessment of future medical & rehabilitation care needs based on injuries * Research and cost research of multiple services based on Clinical Practice Guidelines and Literature Research * Development of a life care plan * Life Care Planner * Expert witness testimony

North Scottsdale Health, PLLC Dr. Kirsten Turkington, APRN
Scottsdale, Arizona
7339 E Williams Drive PO Box 25626, 85255


Contact:  Kirsten Turkington, DNP, APRN, MSN, FNP-C, CEN AFN-BC
www.nshpllc.com
877-677-7744 Or Toll Free
consult@nshpllc.com
Dr. Kirsten Turkington, APRN
7339 E Williams Drive PO Box 25626
Scottsdale, Arizona 85255

Contact:  Kirsten Turkington, DNP, APRN, MSN, FNP-C, CEN AFN-BC
www.nshpllc.com
877-677-7744
consult@nshpllc.com
Dr. Turkington is a Board Certified, Doctoral prepared, Family Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years of pediatric and adult clinical experiences. She has specialty certifications as a Nurse Practitioner and Emergency Nurse. Dr. Turkington is credentialed for Nurse Life Care Planning in acute and catastrophic injuries (Burns, Trauma, Spinal Cord Injury, Birth defects, Strokes and Cardiac Disease) and consults in a variety of clinical areas including Family Medicine, Emergency, Trauma, Critical Care Transport, Neurosurgery, Rehabilitation and Hospice medical cases as well as Nursing standards of care. Dr. Turkington has post-graduate medical forensics training addressing multiple areas including sexual violence, child abuse, domestic violence, injury identification, strangulation, forensic photography, firearms and wound pattern identification, epidemiology, mental health issues and courtroom testimony. Dr. Turkington welcomes the opportunity to consult on your medical litigation cases and evaluate client needs for life care planning or medical cost analysis.
Information:  
Family Practice Medicine,  Legal Nurse Consultant,  Life Care Planning,  Medical Malpractice,  Nursing,  Personal Injury, 


Dr. Turkington is a Board Certified, Doctoral prepared, Family Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years of pediatric and adult clinical experiences. She has specialty certifications as a Nurse Practitioner and Emergency Nurse. Dr. Turkington is credentialed for Nurse Life Care Planning in acute and catastrophic injuries (Burns, Trauma, Spinal Cord Injury, Birth defects, Strokes and Cardiac Disease) and consults in a variety of clinical areas including Family Medicine, Emergency, Trauma, Critical Care Transport, Neurosurgery, Rehabilitation and Hospice medical cases as well as Nursing standards of care. Dr. Turkington has post-graduate medical forensics training addressing multiple areas including sexual violence, child abuse, domestic violence, injury identification, strangulation, forensic photography, firearms and wound pattern identification, epidemiology, mental health issues and courtroom testimony. Dr. Turkington welcomes the opportunity to consult on your medical litigation cases and evaluate client needs for life care planning or medical cost analysis.

Dawn Cook & Associates
Las Vegas, Nevada
1001 E Sunset Rd #97553, 89193


Contact:  Dawn Cook RN, CNLCP, LNCP-C, CLCP, CFLC
www.cooklifecareplan.com
702-544-2159 Or Toll Free
dawn@cooklifecareplan.com
1001 E Sunset Rd #97553
Las Vegas, Nevada 89193

Contact:  Dawn Cook RN, CNLCP, LNCP-C, CLCP, CFLC
www.cooklifecareplan.com
702-544-2159
dawn@cooklifecareplan.com
Dawn L. Cook is a licensed Registered Nurse with three certifications in life care planning. As well, Dawn Cook is certified as a Forensic Litigation Consultant. She has worked with serious and catastrophic illness and injury for over 30 years including clinical settings, home care and life care planning. Dawn Cook has prepared over 250 expert reports and has testified at deposition or trial including Federal Court. Ms. Cook prepares Life Care Plans, Critiques Life Care Plans, Future Medical Cost Projections and Past Medical Bill Reviews for plaintiff and defense. Dawn Cook’s client list includes over 150 attorneys in Arizona, California, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, Washington, Georgia, Arkansas, and Texas.
Information:  
Life Care Planning, 


Dawn L. Cook is a licensed Registered Nurse with three certifications in life care planning. As well, Dawn Cook is certified as a Forensic Litigation Consultant. She has worked with serious and catastrophic illness and injury for over 30 years including clinical settings, home care and life care planning. Dawn Cook has prepared over 250 expert reports and has testified at deposition or trial including Federal Court. Ms. Cook prepares Life Care Plans, Critiques Life Care Plans, Future Medical Cost Projections and Past Medical Bill Reviews for plaintiff and defense. Dawn Cook’s client list includes over 150 attorneys in Arizona, California, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, Washington, Georgia, Arkansas, and Texas.

MD Certified Life Care Planner
West Lake Hills, Texas
4201 Bee Cave Road Suite C-213, 78746


Contact:  Dr. Hector Miranda-Grajales
www.mdclcp.com
512-960-4717 Or Toll Free
hmirandamd@mdclcp.net
4201 Bee Cave Road Suite C-213
West Lake Hills, Texas 78746

Contact:  Dr. Hector Miranda-Grajales
www.mdclcp.com
512-960-4717
hmirandamd@mdclcp.net
At MD Certified Life Care Planner, we draft and review life care plans from multiple perspectives: neurology, rehabilitation, and pain management. Our life care plans are authored by Dr. Hector Miranda-Grajales, who is board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine, and Brain Injury Medicine; or Dr. Valerie Rundle-Gonzalez, who is board certified in Adult Neurology and is fellowship trained in Movement Disorders, having done her training at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Depending on the case, both doctors author or review the same life care plan and contribute their opinions on these. We opine on causation issues, with our background in neurology, brain injury medicine, physical medicine & rehabilitation, and pain management we provide the medical foundation to provide and defend such opinions. Both physicians are Certified Life Care Planners and speak fluent Spanish.
Information:  
Life Care Planning, 


At MD Certified Life Care Planner, we draft and review life care plans from multiple perspectives: neurology, rehabilitation, and pain management. Our life care plans are authored by Dr. Hector Miranda-Grajales, who is board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine, and Brain Injury Medicine; or Dr. Valerie Rundle-Gonzalez, who is board certified in Adult Neurology and is fellowship trained in Movement Disorders, having done her training at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Depending on the case, both doctors author or review the same life care plan and contribute their opinions on these. We opine on causation issues, with our background in neurology, brain injury medicine, physical medicine & rehabilitation, and pain management we provide the medical foundation to provide and defend such opinions. Both physicians are Certified Life Care Planners and speak fluent Spanish.

Cowan Counseling & Disability Group, PC
Midlothian, Virginia
P. O. Box 287, 23113


P. O. Box 287
Midlothian, Virginia 23113

Information:  
Brain Damage Injury,  Life Care Planning,  Medical Malpractice,  Personal Injury,  Spinal Injury,  Vocational Rehabilitation,