At Stokes & Associates, we offer our clients professionalism and forensic expertise experience. Our specialists have combined experience of over 20,000 Vocational Rehabilitation and Life Care Plan case assignments nationwide. Our specialists are supported by our case managers, research associates, administrative staff, and management. We provide a variety of services, from consultation to expert testimony, and we prioritize understanding each client’s needs and expectations.
One of our unique highlights is that our team specializes in both plaintiff and defense work, which allows us to cover any aspect of your case. Our detailed Request for Services consultation is conducted prior to beginning work to assure roles and expectations are clearly determined from the onset of our involvement. We pride ourselves on being able to quickly map out a plan to ensure the highest level of service for any given task. It may not be clear whether your case requires our assistance, which is why we also offer complimentary consultations concerning "hypothetical matters." We welcome all inquiries. Occasionally, an evaluation may not be necessary if the facts are obvious, but don’t miss an opportunity to present evidence if it can help you to advance your position in the case. We look forward to working with you.
- Vocational Rehabilitation Assessments
- Life Care Plan Assessments (Catastrophic)
- Medical Cost Projections (Non-Catastrophic)
- Expert Testimony
- Labor Market, Wage, & Earning Capacity
- Auto/General/Product Liability
- Workers’ Compensation, Federal & State
- Medical Malpractice
- Divorce involving Earning Capacity
- Employment Discrimination
- Career Counseling
Get to Know Our Experts!
Aaron M. Wolfson, Ph.D., LRC, CRC, CLCP
Dr. Aaron Wolfson is a licensed psychologist, licensed rehabilitation counselor, and certified life care planner who has testified as an expert witness in both state and federal jurisdictions. His areas of expertise include chronic pain management, physical rehabilitation, residual earning capacity analysis, as well as assessment of future medical needs and life care planning.
Dr. Wolfson is a New Orleans native who earned his Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Colgate University, as well as a Master’s Degree and Doctoral degree in Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi. He completed a doctoral internship at the University of Washington, where he also completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Rehabilitation Psychology. Dr. Wolfson received specialized training at the University of Washington Multidisciplinary Pain Center, as well as multiple inpatient and outpatient physical rehabilitation departments, and has published in the areas of vocational rehabilitation and clinical decision making in rehabilitation populations.
Lacy H. Sapp, Ph.D., LRC, LPC, LMFT, CRC, NCC, CLCP
Dr. Lacy Sapp has practiced in the field of Vocational Rehabilitation since 2000 and has been with Stokes & Associates since 2004. She earned her Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision from University of Holy Cross, her Master of Health Sciences Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Criminal Justice from Southeastern Louisiana University. Dr. Sapp is a Licensed Rehabilitation Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Louisiana. She holds national certifications as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, National Certified Counselor and Certified Life Care Planner. She has testified as an expert in her field in both state and federal jurisdictions.
Dr. Sapp is a member of professional organizations including International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP), International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals-Louisiana (IARP-LA), International Academy of Life Care Planners (IALCP), American Counseling Association (ACA) and Louisiana Counseling Association (LCA). She is a board approved supervisor for provisionally licensed rehabilitation counselors with the Louisiana LPVRC Board of Examiners and for provisionally licensed professional counselors with the Louisiana LPC Board of Examiners. She has served as Board Member at Large, President and Secretary of IARP-LA. Dr. Sapp has been a Vocational Expert with Social Security Administration, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review since 2011. Dr. Sapp specializes in the areas of life care planning, vocational assessment, wage and earning capacity analysis, and labor market research as well as career and adjustment counseling.
Todd S. Capielano, M.Ed, LRC, CRC, LPC, CLCP, CCM
Todd Capielano is a Licensed and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor who has practiced in the private sector of vocational rehabilitation for 30 years. He has been in the field of vocational rehabilitation since 1985 specializing in vocational evaluations, labor market research, job placement and career counseling. Todd has been accepted as a vocational expert since 1989 in various courts including Federal, State, Civil District Courts, and before Administrative Law Judges for Longshore Harbor Workers Compensation Act claims. Additionally, he has served as vocational expert for the Social Security Administration testifying in over 8,000 cases.
Mr. Capielano is a member of several professional organizations including the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals, the Louisiana Association of Rehabilitation Professionals, and the American Association of Christian Counselors. He received his Master’s Degree in Counseling in 1992 from the University of New Orleans and his undergraduate degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Louisiana State University Medical Center, School of Allied Health Professions in 1986.
He has taught college level counseling classes at Bathesda Bible College as an adjunct faculty member. Additionally, Mr. Capielano is licensed professional counselor specializing in marriage and family counseling.