OAJ thanks the following companies for their support. Please consider the Friends of OAJ for your business needs.


Interested in joining the Friends of OAJ program?

Diamond Sponsors

 

Preferred Capital Funding provides an easy solution for your clients' lawsuit funding needs. While they wait for the case to settle, PCF can get them cash to pay off their bills and focus on recovery. PCF's approval process is simple. Within 1-2 days, your client and his/her family can receive peace of mind and prioritize the things that really matter.

For Attorneys:

Jason Porter
jason@pcfcash.com
614-596-8860

For Clients:

Apply Online
www.pcfcash.com
877-866-3111


preferredcapitalfunding.com

"For 28 years of practice, I never advised nor did I ever refer a client for cash advances. However, after meeting with Jason Porter of Preferred Capital Funding, he walked me through the process, and explained the reasonable payback terms and interest rates. Preferred Capital now assists the majority of our clients with cash loans, which allows them to pay expenses during the pendency of their injury claims. ... Preferred Capital is easy to work with and always very professional. I highly recommend Jason Porter and Preferred Capital for your clients cash advance needs."

Lee Johnson, Johnson & Associates (OAJ Trustee)

 

The consultants, financial planners, attorneys, insurance professionals, paralegals and healthcare professionals at NFP Structured Settlements are among the most resourceful, diligent, and experienced in the industry. Their team is dedicated to helping your clients maximize their settlement money and secure their long-term goals.

Michael Goodman
mgoodman@nfp.com
Claire Devan
cdevan@nfp.com

800-229-2228
nfpstructures.com

"NFP Structured Settlements has a unique ability to communicate and connect with every client. Michael Goodman and his NFP team share the same compassion for and dedication to protecting the injured, that we do as trial lawyers. Their commitment to protecting the best interests of our clients is unmatched."

Paul Grieco, Grieco Law, LLC (OAJ Past President)

 

Whether you practice, support, create, or enforce the law, Thomson Reuters delivers best-of-class legal solutions that help you work smarter, like Westlaw, FindLaw, Elite, Practical Law, and secure cloud-based practice management software Firm Central™. Intelligently connect your work and your world through unrivaled content, expertise, and technologies. See a better way forward at legalsolutions.com.

Cleveland
Anthony Mastriano

anthony.mastriano@thomsonreuters.com
216-469-0609

Akron
Chris Mastriano

chris.mastriano@thomsonreuters.com
216-533-5333

Columbus
Brian Dennie

brian.dennie@thomsonreuters.com
614-425-0415

Cincinnati
Mike Brown

michael.s.brown@thomsonreuters.com
513-349-9259

"We have been working with FindLaw for the past few years. We were initially reluctant to hire FindLaw because we knew they also worked for many of our competitors. Ultimately, we have found that the folks there are responsive to our specific requests and dedicated to making personal marketing plans that fit our firm’s needs. The people at FindLaw seem to personally care about us and want our marketing plans to succeed."

Marc Pera, Crandall and Pera Law, LLC (OAJ Trustee)

 


 Platinum Sponsors

 

Your settlement resources, Anne E Lawter, Esq., Gayle S Christen, CPCU, CSSC, and Ryan P. Christen Oliphant, CSSC, provide objective expertise in structured settlements and have been OAJ Platinum sponsors for over 10 years. We specialize in helping you overcome obstacles and maximizing your client’s settlement. Special expertise in attorney fee structures and fee deferrals, Medicare Set-Asides, Special Needs Trusts, and more.

Anne Lawter
alawter@ringlerassociates.com
248-457-1212
Gayle Christen
gchristen@ringlerassociates.com
877-541-9388
Ryan Christen Oliphant
rchristenoliphant@ringlerassociates.com
877-541-9388

ringlerassociates.com

"We have asked Ringler to assist with structuring settlements for minor children who have been severely injured. The annuity quotes they procured consistently beat out competitors and they were always prompt and thorough in providing the documentation necessary to finalize our clients’ settlements."

Robert Acciani, O'Connor, Acciani & Levy (OAJ Trustee)

 

Robson Forensic is a national leader in forensic engineering, providing superior technical expertise, expert testimony, and scientific investigation. Our work lifts us to the building parapet and across the ship deck, and from the operating room to the factory floor. At Robson Forensic you will find highly respected experts from various disciplines spanning industry and academia.

Jeremy Conley
jconley@robsonforensic.com
robsonforensic.com

"I have consulted with, and retained, many expert witnesses, and in a wide-range of different fields of practice, using Robson Forensic. Their staff are a tremendous help in locating the right expert for the specific case-type. They know their business, and are on top of deadlines and reporting requirements. I would not hesitate to call any of the folks at Robson."

Jordan Lebovitz, Nurenberg Paris Injury Lawyers (OAJ Trustee)

 

Physician Life Care Planning is a full service, nationwide provider of damages valuation services that specializes in the formulation of compensatory economic damages that include future medical damages (life care plans), loss of earnings and earning capacity, and loss of household services.

John Lageman
john@physicianlcp.com
physicianlcp.com

"I have worked with Physician Life Care Planning on many cases over the past few years and have been very pleased with the work that was performed. PLCP customer service and communication with me has been excellent. In addition, the process for getting the necessary information and documents to the appropriate experts to review is very convenient. Finally, the quality of PLCP's experts and the life care plans and vocational reports they generated have been great and were very helpful to me in getting top dollar settlements for my deserving injured clients."

R. Craig McLaughlin, Elk & Elk

 

IWP is a national home delivery pharmacy service working as an advocate for injured individuals. Unlike a traditional mail order pharmacy, which carries a 7-14 day turnaround, we offer next day delivery directly to our patient’s doorstep. As a specialized workers’ compensation pharmacy, we’ve made it our mission to ensure our patients get the prescriptions they need to return back to a productive life.

Tim Nguyen
tnguyen@iwpharmacy.com
iwpharmacy.com

"I had the good fortune five or six years ago to stop by the IWP booth at the OAJ Annual Convention. Tim Nguyen explained their service to us and how it could benefit our clients and mean less work for our staff. IWP takes control of client prescriptions and we spend much less time on prescription issues. The Service that IWP provides has been invaluable to our clients and our office!"

Matt Copp, Plevin & Gallucci

 


 Gold Sponsors

 

Key Evidence is your complete document management source. From the moment we partner with your firm, the experts at Key Evidence put all of their resources to work for you and your client. From copying and scanning to exhibit boards, EDD and more!

Todd Gazvoda
t.gazvoda@key-evidence.com
key-evidence.com

"Our staff have worked with Key Evidence for over 30 years and continue to rely on them for their expertise in preparing trial exhibits. They are extremely helpful, very prompt, and have always been responsive to sudden or last minute changes. This type of flexibility is crucial when preparing for trial, and we will continue to trust in Key Evidence for that reason."

Craig Tuttle, Leeseberg & Valentine

 

Beacon Rehabilitation Services, Inc. specializes in providing information critical for today’s cases of personal injury by offering integrated expertise. Beacon’s Ron Smolarski is qualified in the courts to provide expert testimony in several areas, including expertise as a life care planner, forensic economist, vocational expert, and functional/work capacity evaluator.

Ron Smolarski
ron@beaconrehab.com
beaconrehab.com

"I’ve worked with Ron Smolarski on perhaps 10 cases over the last few years, and every time he has delivered clear, concise, and compelling analyses. And he has been exceptionally responsive; he once did a full vocational assessment and the report over a weekend. Ron is a true professional, and a great person with whom to work."

Tony Turley, Turley, Peppel & Christen LLC

 

 


 Silver Sponsors

 

Our nationally and regionally recognized team at BalaCare Solutions, created and developed by Mona Yudkoff, CRRN, CCM, CNLCP has been providing expert services to individuals with disabilities and chronic illnesses for over 25 years. Our team of veteran nurses, social workers, certified life care planners, case managers, rehabilitation counselors, and research associates has the expertise and resources to meet your needs.

Megan Terry
megan.terry@promedica.org
610-664-8760
balacare.com

BalaCare is a proud sponsor of OAJ. 

 

 

Cleveland Wealth is committed to assisting our clients in building and preserving wealth through knowledge and collective resources at the forefront of the industry. We can assist you in building a comprehensive financial plan that addresses your financial concerns, goals and objectives by assessing the six key areas of your finances – financial position, adequate protection, investments, tax planning, retirement planning and estate planning.

Tom Stockett
tstockett@cwsettlements.com
Rimon Bebawi
rb@cwsettlements.com

clevelandwealth.com
216-810-5900

"I have worked with Tom Stockett for over 20 years in the area of structured settlements and general financial planning. His keen intellect, his personable demeanor, and his robust experience in his field make him an ideal partner when working with clients and guiding them in potential settlement and/or post-settlement settings. I would endorse and strongly recommend the first class service he and his colleagues at Cleveland Wealth offer."

Brian Miller, Brian G. Miller Co. LPA (OAJ Trustee)

 

Most of our services are rooted in the crash investigation and reconstruction field. Each type of crash has its own special problems and challenges; that is why Crash Tech has experts in each field, to make sure you are receiving the most up-to-date training, techniques, and practices required to provide accurate and proper analysis of your crash.

Eric Brown
eric.brown@crashtechreconstruction.com
crashtechreconstruction.com

"Our firm has been very happy working with CrashTech for several years. They are very attentive and can address a wide range of needs. CrashTech is our first choice for investigations from simple to complex."

Jason Eshelman, Eshelman Legal Group

 

Medivest is a leading provider of Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) compliance solutions to the workers’ compensation and general liability industry. Medivest has been administering medical custodial accounts since 1996, and in 1998, was the first to professionally administer a Medicare Set-Aside Arrangement.

Scott Mattingly
smattingly@medivest.com
704-402-7227
medivest.com

"My client was advised that he needed to fund a Medicare Set-Aside Trust and was at a loss as to how to handle the trust proceeds properly. I recommended that my client hire Medivest to professionally administer his Medicare Set-Aside Trust proceeds in order to protect his Medicare eligibility and to assure compliance with Medicare standards. Medivest advised both the client and myself about the process quickly and efficiently and took the burden of handling the Medicare Set-Aside Trust compliance off of my client's mind. I would recommend that you consider Medivest for your clients' Medicare compliance needs."

Lori Luka, Luka & Lazzaro (OAJ Trustee)

 

Our experts are qualified by education, registration, and years of hands-on experience to successfully support cases and claims involving damages, defects, and personal injuries. We are engineers, architects, fire investigators, scientists, technicians, business professionals, criminologists, and medical experts. Our commitment is to provide you with the highest quality forensic expertise in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Jody Elliot
jody@rayfc.com
rayfc.com

"I’ve used Jody Elliot at Ray Forensic Consulting several times to search for and engage experts. I could not be happier, both with her diligent work in searching for and finding the right person for the task and with the quality of the experts themselves. She has really come through with key people when they’re needed."

Jim O'Brien, O'Brien Law, LLC (OAJ Trustee)

 

F?ounded in 1978 by Donald Jay Weinstein, Ph.D., Weinstein & Associates has grown into a large multidisciplinary mental health practice organized to provide comprehensive mental health services (assessment, consultation, and treatment). In addition to the regular offering of individual and group psychotherapy, W&A provides a broad scope of services:

  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Evaluation and Treatment
  • Behavioral Health Clients
  • Disability Evaluations

Sean Lyons
lyons@djweinstein.com
weinsteinandassociates.com

"We have turned to Weinstein & Associates for many years because we know we can count on them to deliver prompt, thorough, and professional opinions and written reports that will place our clients in the best position for success in their claim. They are committed to providing quality service and we truly value the skilled, compassionate, and supportive care they provide for our clients in need. It is always a pleasure working with their knowledgeable and friendly staff!"

Andrew Bainbridge, The Bainbridge Firm

 

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