“To say that I was merely impressed would be an understatement. Never before had I met experts in any field who are as thorough, meticulous, well informed, and most importantly, accessible.”
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David M. Soja CRC, ABVE is a practicing private vocational rehabilitation consultant and vocational expert. He established CRC Services in Massachusetts in 1981, and then in Connecticut in 1998. He opened a third office in San Francisco in 2014.
As principal of his vocational firm and vocational expert, Mr. Soja brings more than 35 years of professional experience in the domain of vocational rehabilitation assessment, return to work planning, job placement, employment and wage earning capacity assessment to both able-bodied and physically/mentally impaired individuals in our society.
Mr. Soja has assisted injured state and federal employees, disabled war veterans, commercially insured workers compensation claimants and individual private-pay individuals in returning to gainful employment or obtaining necessary occupational skills training to help restore their previous earning power.
In an emerging litigation culture, Mr. Soja has been called to testify as a vocational expert in various courts on matters concerning employability, wage earning capacity and vocational rehabilitation mitigation.
Mr. Soja is nationally certified as a rehabilitation counselor, is state licensed and board certified as a vocational expert and regularly presents on relevant vocational rehabilitation topics for academia, public seminars, in-service company trainings and legal continuing education sessions.
Mr. Soja received his Masters of Education and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study from Springfield College in the Graduate Program of Health Sciences and Rehabilitation Studies. He also holds a Master of Science graduate degree in Clinical Psychology from American International College.
I recently had occasion to request a vocational report from CRC Services, LLC. My client, a Workers’ Compensation claimant, met on several occasions with David Soja, who prepared an extremely complete report; supported by numerous tests he administered to support his findings. Later, it was necessary for him to testify before the Workers’ Compensation Commissioner. After completing my direct examination, he was subject to an extensive cross examination. The outcome was favorable to my client, who was ruled to be vocationally disabled under the Osterlund test. My client and I are very impressed with the vocational knowledge and tenacity of Mr. Soja, which I have found to be true of all the CRC Services professionals. The respondents did not appeal this decision.
— Kevin Coombes, Esq.