I highly recommend the services of Julie Sawyer-Little. I have utilized her services and expertise since the mid 1990's. She has provided invaluable expert assistance to me and my clients. Due to her extensive training and experience, I have found that she is well respected and well received in the medical, as well as, the legal communities. Her life care plans are thoroughly prepared and will definitely increase the value of any case. Her expertise has been instrumental in allowing me to negotiate the settlement of a case...."
Julie is extremely meticulous and reliable. She does an excellent job of recognizing and analyzing the needs of our clients. She is a straight shooter who can support each of her recommendations. I value the quality of Julie's work, as well as her ability to deliver it in a timely fashion. She's prompt. There are no unnecessary delays with Julie. She gets the job done – and she gets it done on time. She's an absolute pleasure to work with and I give her my highest recommendation."
Julie Sawyer-Little is always very prepared and professional. She is universally respected by judges and attorneys and is a top-notch vocational expert. " — Vance E. Jennings / Brent Adams & Associates
"I really like working with Julie. She is quick, accurate, professional, and honest in all regards. These characteristics are embedded in her Life Care Plans and come across to a judge and jury during her testimony."
Her knowledge of vocational issues is second to none, but what makes her stand out is that she cares about people, will go out of her way to help, and will do everything she can to be flexible with her schedule so she can be deposed and testify as needed where she will stand by her opinions despite often difficult questions from the other side. Julie is easy to talk to and is friendly and will help get your case the best possible result done in an honest and detailed manner."
An analysis of earning capacity determines within a reasonable degree of rehabilitation probability an individual's capacity to develop educationally and vocationally prior to an injury and cites representative earnings.
A report is generated based on an assessment of the individual, work history, vocational capacity analysis, impact of disability, earnings capacity, and future medical and rehabilitation needs and projected medical costs.
Services in this area are focused on a review of medical information, physical abilities, clinical intake interview and vocational damages evaluation (when appropriate) to provide opinions regarding employability and vocational potential.
A common issue in divorce or marital dissolution cases revolves around the earning capacity or vocational potential of one or both spouses. The goal of the assessment is to evaluate the displaced homemaker's educational background, work history, transferable skills and outline a reasonable plan to return to the competitive labor market. It is important to provide an objective and realistic vocational plan which includes retraining or updating of the individual's skills related to their previous vocational path.
Additionally, if the displaced homemaker has physical or mental limitations which pose additional barriers to employment, a vocational assessment can be an effective tool to addressing the ability to be competitively placed in the labor market. In a few instances, the spouse has provided full-time care to a disabled child which resulted in the individual not being gainfully employed. Again, this necessitates the expertise of a vocational consultant to evaluate resources available to allow the individual to return to work.
Sawyer Consulting can bolster your case by providing the following:
Earning Capacity Analysis
Julie Sawyer-Little is experienced and well qualified to provide expert witness services / expert testimony in the legal community in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, workers compensation, employment law, marital dissolution, social security disability, and long-term disability.
Julie Sawyer-Little is a licensed occupational therapist in addition to providing comprehensive life care planning and forensic vocational rehabilitation services. This education and experience adds another dimension of expertise in the evaluation process. This additional expertise can be important not only in adult cases, but also pediatric cases.