Luis Rios Consulting 5342 Clark Road #184, Sarasota FL 34233
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(941) 400-3622

Luis Rios Consulting

Vocational Counseling and Comprehensive Forensic Vocational Evaluations

Experience Counts

Luis draws upon over 35 years of experience in the Workers' Compensation arena in the private sector.  He has completed thousands of vocational/reemployment evaluations, rehabilitation plans, job descriptions/job analyses, on-site ergonomic evaluations, labor market surveys and placement assistance for injured and disabled individuals. 


Luis is recognized as a Forensic Vocational Rehabilitation Expert by Florida Workers' Compensation and Circuit Court/Judicial District Judges. 

He provides services to Insurance Carriers, Claimant Attorneys, Third Party Administrators, and Municipalities. He is a registered provider of Comprehensive Vocational Evaluations to Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation clients. He has been a featured speaker/presenter at the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals national convention and at the Florida Workers Compensation Institute's Annual Workers' Compensation Educational Conference in Orlando. He is a sponsor of the Florida Workers Advocates Annual Educational Conference.


Professional Expertise

Luis has in-depth knowledge of the Florida labor market, maintains updated knowledge of applicable Case Law, and has expertise in the assessment of potential Permanent Total Disability claims in accordance with  FL 1st DCA Decisions.


PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

February 2011 to present

Luis Rios Consulting 

Sarasota, Florida

Bi-Lingual Vocational Counselor, Vocational Forensic Expert Witness, Comprehensive Vocational Evaluator for the Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Of Counsel to Full Circle Specialists LLC.

June 2011-August 2018

School District of Hillsborough County

Stay at Work Consultant/Ergonomic Evaluator

May 2014-March 2017

FIS Financial Solutions

United States National Stay at Work Consultant (Workplace Possibilities Program)/Ergonomic Evaluator Long Term Disability.

May 2014-August 2018

Pinellas County

Stay at Work Consultant/Ergonomic Evaluator Long Term Disability.

June, 1990 to February 2011

Zenith Insurance Company

Sarasota Florida, Pleasanton, California, Woodland Hills California Home Office

Director Return to Work/Manager Vocational Rehabilitation-Florida (July 2001 to February 2011)

Manager, Vocational Rehabilitation/Return to Work -Northern California Region (June1994 to June 2001)

· Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor 

· Back Unit Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist

· Qualified Rehabilitation Representative

· Ergonomic Evaluator

· Upper Extremity Injury Specialist/Return to Work Consultant to California Dental Association, Ralph’s Grocery Company, Von’s Grocery Company, Albertson’s Grocery Company

April 1980 to May, 1990 

· Rios & Associates

Santa Monica and Ventura, CA 

President, Manager

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

Job Analyst

Ergonomic Evaluator

Independent Vocational Evaluator appointed by Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board

Expert Witness-Vocational Rehabilitation, Superior Court, Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board

June, 1976 to April 1980

Michael R. Fritt and Associates 

Los Angeles, CA

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE

2005-2012 USTA and ITA Certified Tennis Referee and Umpire- Professional, Intercollegiate and Amateur Levels

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