Julie Sawyer-Little is better than outstanding. She is well versed in her fields, comprehensive in her analysis and thoughtful in her advice."
[In the past 30 years working with Julie Sawyer-Little], she has testified in hundreds of cases as a vocational expert at social security hearings before administrative law judges. I have always found her testimony to be honest and based on her experience and knowledge in the field....
...I have thought enough of her qualifications that I have asked her to assist me in presenting a seminar on vocational testimony at a national social security conference in San Diego, that received rave reviews."
She... prepared a well-written detailed Vocational Analysis. She was efficient and made sure we received her report in time to meet our deadline. Her Report was effective and instrumental in a resolution of the case with the LTD Carrier. We will certainly use her services again in the future."
... 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."
For less catastrophic injuries, a long-term care plan can be developed that outlines routine medical services needed, independent and community support, and any additional services necessary following the onset of an injury or disability.
It is important to consult with a life care planner that does both plaintiff and defense work. The reason: credibility!
The expert needs to be versed in evaluating and analyzing cases in both instances so the life care planner will be a creditable witness to testify in court for either the plaintiff or the defendant.
The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (aka Social Security Administration) utilizes the services of Julie Sawyer-Little frequently to testify in hearings to determine whether jobs exist in the regional or national economy for individuals with disabilities seeking services. She has presented on this topic to various groups including the NC Bar Association, North Carolina Advocates for Justice and National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR).
Services include the provision of consultative opinions and direction in complex vocational and disability issues in legal or administrative settings. Assistance is provided with case strategy relating to vocational potential, employability, earning capacity and lifetime care needs of individuals with injuries and related disabilities.
Julie Sawyer-Little has experience in evaluating and analyzing cases referred by both plaintiff and defense attorneys. Each case is approached from the same professional perspective in order to provide credible expert witness services and testimony in depositions and trials.