Robert H. Taylor is the founder of Vocational Diagnostics, Inc. Mr. Taylor is an internationally known and respected vocational rehabilitation and life care planning expert. With his knowledge of forensic economics, the third element of the “special damages triad,” he understands how to develop and present the complete damages case in state, provincial and federal courts.
Since the company’s inception in 1984, he has been retained by both plaintiff and defense attorneys as an expert or consultant in complex cases throughout the United States, Canada, and other countries. As the author of treatises and book chapters involving the role of a vocational and life care planning expert, colleagues, and attorneys alike frequently cite his works.
As a Past-President of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP), Mr. Taylor is highly respected by his colleagues as an industry leader. During his term as IARP President, he was instrumental in having the International Academy of Life Care Planners (IALCP) join IARP as a special interest section where it remains today.
A frequent speaker at national rehabilitation, life care planning, and forensic economic conferences, Mr. Taylor is called on by plaintiff and defense attorneys to provide guidance in evaluation of the damages aspect of a case. He is also called upon by colleagues for recommendations and guidance given his considerable experience and understanding of the role of a forensic rehabilitation expert.
As a former Commissioner of Life Care Planning for the International Commission on Health Care Certification (ICHCC), the entity that awards the Certified Life Care Planner (CLCP) credential, Mr. Taylor continues to demonstrate his commitment to the practice of life care planning and education of his peers.
Mr. Taylor’s practice is focused on complex personal injury cases and cases involving claims of medical negligence. His personal practice in recent years has been focused in toxic tort cases, including, but not limited to claimed injuries arising from lead paint exposure and other environmental conditions such as groundwater contamination. He has been involved in numerous cases involving alleged construction defect and product liability. Mr. Taylor and his team of registered nurses and vocational rehabilitation experts also specialize in cases involving multiple plaintiffs. These cases have involved multiple limb amputations, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, birth injuries and other orthopedic and neurological injuries.
Mr. Taylor has given over 1,000 depositions and testified as a vocational rehabilitation and life care planning expert in over 100 jury trials.
While VDI continues to provide services across the U.S. and Canada, Mr. Taylor’s primary practice is focused in the Rocky Mountain states, Nevada and California. He spends most of his personal time at his home in Prescott, AZ, as well as his part-time residence in Longmont, CO which allows him to be closer to his children and grandchildren.
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