Jerry Adato, M.S., established the firm in 1987 and has since maintained a reputation as an unbiased and informative expert in the litigation community on the defense and plaintiff bars and husband and wife in the family law bars.  He has spoken at the Florida Worker's Compensation Convention on topics such as Social Security Disability, Longshoreman and Harbor Act cases.

He has lectured to physicians in Continuing Medical Education seminars on chronic pain and Opioid Alternative Treatments as well as the statistical efficacy of Suboxone vs. Inpatient Treatment.  He has spoken on legal panels on topics including ADA and Workplace Discrimination and Social Security Disability for Worker's Compensation attorneys. 

Jerry was selected as a lay member of the Florida Bar Grievance Committee 15C and investigated claims of possible lawyer misconduct and recommended disciplinary actions. He received an award from the Palm Beach County Bar Association for his service.

He maintains hundreds of hours of continuing education and stays up to date on, medical, ethical, labor market subjects as well as the Statutes and case law relevant to his expertise. 

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BACKGROUND

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Mr. Adato established the firm in 1987.  Since that time, he and the firm have provided thousands of vocational assessments and many catastrophic care assessments in a number of legal venues.

He has been chosen to speak at continuing legal education (CLE) forums in matters of Social Security Disability, Jones Act, Longshoreman and Harbor Act cases.

Jerry has also spoken at continuing medical education (CME) seminars on chronic pain patients, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and the statistical efficacy of Suboxone vs. Inpatient Treatment for Opioid Addiction.

He has been a panel member with Florida judiciary on Social Security for the Workers Compensation attorney and has also provided a number of inhouse seminars at law offices on this subject.

He has given ADA seminar for dozens of major employers and municipal departments on issues pertaining to reasonable accommodations, FMLA and workplace discrimination.

Jerry was chosen to participate as a Florida Bar Grievance Committee (15C) member to investigate possible wrong doings by attorneys and recommend disciplinary actions and received and award for his service.

Over the years he has developed a reputation as an educational and informative witness and a “Straight Shooter."  He has accepted assignments on both plaintiff and defense bars in injury cases and husband and wife in family law cases.

 

 CURRICULUM VITAE (Abbreviated)

JERRY R. ADATO, M.S., C.R.C,  C.V.E. ret, CCM

Vocational Expert / Disability Manager / Catastrophic Care Planner

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

DIRECTOR OF REHABILITATION SERVICES, Adato Vocational Services, Inc.

November. 1987 - present. Providing rehabilitation services in the Southeast Florida area. These areas include vocational evaluation, job placement assistance, wage loss analysis, earning capacity assessment, medical / attendant care coordination, housing modifications, Catastrophic Care Planning, ADA consultation, Employment Discrimination, for expert and consulting services. Qualified in Worker's Compensation, Civil, Family Law, Federal, Longshoreman's, Jones Act, Discrimination, Criminal, ADA, Veteran and Social Security Disability cases.

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EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Nova University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Master of Science in Applied Psychology, Counseling and Guidance, 1980

Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida. Bachelor of Science in Communication, 1977

Over 700 hours of Continuing Education in the areas of Labor Market, Medical, Ethical, Statistical, Therapeutic, Medical Case Management, Catastrophic Care Planning and Vocational & Psychological Testing.

  

CERTIFICATIONS / REGISTRIES

Qualified Rehabilitation Service Provider - State of FL.- # WC1000058

Nationally Certified Vocational Evaluator (CVE)-RET. # V-02618;/ 00007348

Nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) #25167 / 00007348

Nationally Certified Medical Case Manager (CCM)  #M-05413/ #00007348

U.S. Dept. of Labor- Federally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (RCC)-RET #06-036

U.S. Dept. of Labor & Employment Security - GATB Certification

International Association of Rehabilitation Providers– RET- IARP #305

Florida Association of Rehabilitation Providers -RET -IARP/FL #305

Florida Bar Family Law Section – Affiliate Member - Ret - #8101002

Former Member Florida Bar Grievance Committee - "15 C"