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Brookshire Barrett  LLC is a specialized firm that applies economic theory, data sources, and methods to litigation issues and courtroom testimony. While the majority of our work involves the calculation of economic damages in personal injury and wrongful death cases, our work regularly includes wrongful discharge, discrimination, other labor market cases, and lost profits and other commercial damages cases. Michael Brookshire and George Barrett are past presidents of their national forensic organization.

It is our desire to provide attorney clients with responsive and efficient services that result in state-of-the-art reports and conclusions. We also place a premium on high standards for quality and for ethical conduct. The "Statement of Ethical Principles" of the National Association of Forensic Economics governs all of our work.

Economic Damages

George A. Barrett has over 25 years of professional forensic experience in the calculation of economics damages and expert testimony related to civil litigation actions.  Initially trained as an economist, he obtained vocational expert credentialing.  He is now one of the few forensic experts in the United States who is dually qualified to assess both residual (post-injury) earning capacity for individuals with acquired disabilities and the economic measurement of the present value of earnings losses resulting from personal injury.   The coupling of expertise in vocational rehabilitation evaluation and the calculation of economic damages promotes seamless intersection of roles which have traditionally been filled by separate individuals.  The elimination of misinterpretations between these related fields of expertise is intended to enhance the efficiency, validity, and reliability of economic damage assessments. 


Brookshire Barrett employs a talented staff fully experienced in obtaining the necessary data to develop effective economic damages models across an array of topics typically experienced in personal injury and wrongful death litigation.  Prior research and extensive professional experience across thousands of cases have provided the firm with distinguished expertise in fields including earnings loss; future medical care costs; and household services replacement costs.  The firm has also gained insight into more specialized areas of economic damages including substantial involvement in adverse employment (wrongful termination) actions as well as punitive damages and medical monitoring.  The accumulation of knowledge and experience throughout these fields have provided George Barrett the opportunity to express expert conclusions in both state and federal courts across the United States.  Please feel free to contact us anytime about your particular case needs.

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Vocational Evaluation

In a personal injury case, a vocational evaluation is necessary to provide an opinion of post-injury earning capacity. Typically, a vocational evaluation will require approximately one-half day of interview and testing. Brookshire Barrett has secured licensing agreements with numerous publishers, allowing us access to a wide range of vocational assessment materials. From occupational preference assessments and intelligence tests to dexterity evaluations and work samples, all aspects of human appraisal are thoroughly investigated. The vocational evaluation is an integral and necessary step in formulating an opinion on optimum vocational outcomes.

Once the interview and testing session is completed, transferable skills analyses, labor market surveys, job analyses, medical review, and deposition transcripts are all used to assist in formulating an opinion of post-injury earning capacity. It is necessary to draw information pertaining to the injured individual's employment capabilities from as many sources as possible. A thorough examination of all the available information will be conducted by Mr. Barrett and that information along with the results from the vocational evaluation will be used to formulate an in-depth, well-documented written report which will then compliment the economic analysis of damages.

Areas Served

Brookshire Barrett LLC have provided expert consulting services across North America, including the following locations.

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