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 Expert  728689

Expert in Legal Cases pertaining to Displaced Homemakers and their Career Options following Divorce

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Washington (WA)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 35 years of progressive career development/assessment and management consulting experience. He is an Expert Witness in Vocational Assessments in divorce cases with a focus on several key areas combining his mental health skills and knowledge and his expertise in career issues to produce key written and oral testimony in cases where career issues are impacted by legal actions.

Special skills areas include:

Family Law: Assessment of individual career status for clients who are in a divorce process. When individuals file for divorce often one of the people in the marriage is unemployed or underemployed. Expert works with attorney's on either side of the issue to assess how, when, and under what circumstances an individual can return to work. In that context he evaluates a number of critical features, which include, but are not limited to: - Assessment of previous employment history. - Educational background and how current the client's skills are - Mental health status - Evaluation of the client's overall ability to return to work in the context of all the aforementioned areas of inquiry.

Employment/Labor Law:

Expert began his career as an Employee Relations Manager at Stanford University Hospital, in Palo Alto, CA. Since that time he has been actively engaged in many aspects of employee relations via running non profits, consulting about HR management issues, providing extensive troubled employee and outplacement counseling, and providing expert witness testimony in several significant employment law cases in the Seattle area. In the category of expert witness services, Expert specializes in evaluating the impact and/or validity of: - wrongful terminations impacting career futures and income - impact of harassment in terms of mental health - discrimination in training/testing/evaluating potential and current employees - biases in hiring: practices/policies/training/testing

Personal Injury Law:

Expert's work historically as a Career Counselor & Licensed Mental Health Counselor has often involved medical matters. He has client referrals from Department of Vocational Rehabilitation and other non-profit agencies that deal with people with disabilities. He has worked with clients who have career issues due to brain injuries, PTSD, multiple physical disabilities. Client's diagnosed with many diseases and disabilities that inhibit their career capabilities come to learn how to find and implement new career paths and adapt their skills to new work environments. In his Family Law work, he has become very familiar with the costs of retraining and/or education, and the lost income due to inability to work. Expert can assist Personal Injury attorneys with these types of issues: - career change/impact analysis - lost wages analysis/projections - reentry/retraining or education time and costs - employment options for injured/disabled workers - career development for injured adults after legal resolution.


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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Seattle, Washington;  Tacoma, Washington;  Bellevue, Washington;  Everett, Washington;  Federal Way, Washington;  Kent, Washington;  Bellingham, Washington;  Lakewood, Washington;  and Renton, Washington.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1976   M.S.   Interdisciplinary Studies, Counseling and Criminology   University of Oregon, Eugene, OR  
1971   B.A.   Sociology & Elementary Education   College of Idaho, Caldwell, ID  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1983 to







He runs a small, two person consulting firm. He provides a cross section of services as outlined in his Expertise Summaries.

1977 to 1979


Psychological Services of Idaho



Founder/Executive Director


This was a non profit social services agencies dealing with delinquency prevention/child abuse issues. He founded the organization along with a clinical psychologist.

1975 to 1976


Youth Service Bureau of Boise, ID



Executive Director


This was a Federally funded delinquency prevention program.

1973 to 1975


University of Oregon


Master Program in Interdisciplinary Studies


Assistant Director


Assisted the Director, Dr. Kenneth Polk, in working with new students, doing sociological research in criminology and delinquency prevention studies.

1970 to 1973


Youth Service Bureau of Boise, ID



Clinical Director


He provided counseling and clinical training to other social workers dealing with delinquency prevention and family therapy programs.

1969 to 1971


Stanford University Hospital, Palo Alto, CA



Personnel Assistant, Employee Relations


Worked as a personnel/human resources generalist doing some employee relations work, some wage and salary administration, and some labor relations functions.

Career Accomplishments:

American Psychotherapy Association; American Counseling Association.


Licensed Mental Health Counselor, State of WA.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Resource Pathways  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2010 to   King County   Facilitator   Provided two leadership training and development day long sessions to the senior leadership team of King County, the largest County in WA.
2009 to 2010   Port of Seattle   Leadership Training Coach   Coached a new leadership team for the Airport Maintenance Department through a "change management process" to shift the department from a reactive format to a preventative maintenance system. One year project, coached team of fifteen.
2000 to 2009   City of Peoria, AZ   Multiple roles   Performed over 75 Candidate Assessments for leadership positions. Ran workshops on leadership in Fire, Police, Finance, Public Works, IT, and City Management Departments. Did 360 reviews for twenty senior Directors. Ran annual retreat for all senior staff, 56 people, teaching them
2004 to 2009   City of Scottsdale, AZ   Consultant, Candidate Assessments   Assessed numerous executive candidates for Police Department, Personnel Dept, and senior leadership team. Provided in depth leadership analysis and training.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He consulted to the City of Peoria, AZ for over ten years assessing candidates in leadership roles for most all of the principal City Departments including Police Chief, Fire Chief, Director of Engineering, Director of Public Works, etc.
  • Assessed candidates for senior management positions in City of Scottsdale, AZ including Deputy Police Chief, Personnel Director, Deputy City Manager, Budget Manager
  • Ran two retreats for King County Senior Management Team developing leadership, team building and communications systems for newly elected County Executive.
  • Functioned numerous times as an Expert Witness in Divorce cases primarily assessing the "displaced homemakers" in terms of mental health, employability, and needs for continuing education to re enter the employment market.
  • Consulted to the Insurance Commissioners Office for the State of WA to assist the newly elected Insurance Commissioner to realign the Department after eighteen years of prior management. Provided consultation for all aspects of this enterprise to adjust how that department did their regulatory business in the State of WA
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert Witness services in Family Law -- career assessments of displaced spouse; Witness Preparation -- worked with a number of types of witnesses to prep them psychologically for trial and depositions; Employment Law --- assessments of wrongful terminations impacts on mental health and career futures, assess biases in testing and evaluation systems, and assess impacts of hostile workplace situations.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2000 to 2002   Taipei, Taiwan   Assessed the leadership team of a major Seattle based law firm office in Taipei to determine effectiveness of the team. Evaluated and helped hire new Business Manager for the office. Returned to that assignment four times to realign the office communications and partnership agreements.

Additional Skills and Services:

Numerous training sessions including but not limited to: Succession Planning; Marketing for Introverted Attorneys; Leadership Development -- How Personality Drives Leadership Styles; Non Profit Board Training on Leadership and ED Accountability; etc.

Other Skills and Services

Candidate Assessments: he provides extensive, in depth assessments of candidates for senior leadership positions in all employment sectors. In depth knowledge of law enforcement; fire prevention services, non profits, and professional service organization's leadership needs and personality fits.


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