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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

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.

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