Research & Planning Consultants

Research & Planning Consultants

Ronald T. Luke, JD, PhD, President

6300 La Calma Drive, Suite 170 Austin, TX 78752

About the Expert

For attorneys in Personal Injury, Commercial Litigation and Healthcare Litigation, RPC provides economic damages and regulatory analysis, from loss of earnings to fraud and contract disputes. In-depth experience in healthcare liability and damage issues. 40 years experience.

Areas of Expertise

  • Economic Damages
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Health Administration
  • Independent Medical Examiner
  • Life Care Planning
  • Utilization Review
  • Vocational Evaluation and Rehabilitation

Expert's Profile

Firm Profile:

Research & Planning Consultants, LP (“RPC”) specializes in Economic Damages Analysis, with areas of concentration in Personal Injury, Commercial Litigation, and Healthcare Litigation. For over 40 years, RPC has provided financial, statistical, and market analysis for not only plaintiff and defense attorneys, but also hospitals and other healthcare providers, and a variety of other industries.

Led by Ronald T. Luke, JD, PhD, RPC’s experienced team of professional staff has backgrounds in law, medicine, economics, accounting, health administration, nursing, life care planning, finance, and vocational assessment.

Why RPC:

1) Testimony Experience. Members of our firm have been accepted as expert witnesses in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies in more than 25 states. In addition, our multidisciplinary staff have testified in regulatory proceedings and consulted on projects for major national hospital chains, as well as community hospitals.

2) Wide Range of Experience. RPC has prepared damage studies covering the construction, technology, manufacturing, waste management, trucking, public utility, real estate, healthcare, managed care and other industries and professions. Clients nationwide.

3) Large Case Capability. Because of our multi-disciplined staff and large-scale document management and data management resources, we are capable of handling large cases efficiently and on a tight schedule.

4) Healthcare Expertise. RPC has special expertise applicable to cases concerning hospitals, physicians, nursing homes, insurance carriers and government agencies to address a wide range of healthcare liability and damage issues, including reasonableness of medical costs.

Services:

Life Care Planning
Loss of Earning Capacity Analysis
Vocational Assessment
Lost Profits Evaluation
Forensic Accounting

Visit our website at www.rpcconsulting.com for case examples in economic damages and healthcare litigation.

Personal Achievements

Education

  • Ronald T. Luke, JD, PhD
  • President
  • HARVARD UNIVERSITY
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy, Master of Public Policy,
  • John F. Kennedy School of Government
  • National Science Foundation Fellow in Economics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies, Magna cum Laude
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SCHOOL OF LAW
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • Kacy L. Turner, MS, CRC, CVE, CLCP
  • Vocational Consultant & Life Care Planner
  • UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
  • Certificate of Life Care Planning
  • WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY
  • Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Specialization in Vocational Evaluation
  • Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Parks Management,
  • Specialization in Therapeutic Recreation
  • Mary L. Hoane, CPA, CFF, MBA
  • Financial Consultant
  • UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
  • Master of Business Administration (Concentration in Finance)
  • AUGUSTANA COLLEGE
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Magna cum Laude
  • Double major in Business Administration and French
  • Brian C. Buck, MD
  • Consulting Physician
  • UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH
  • Doctor of Medicine
  • UNIVERSITY OF UTAH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE,
  • DIVISION OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION
  • Resident in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • AUSTIN COLLEGE
  • Bachelor of Arts in Natural Science

Licenses

  • Dr. Luke has been licensed as an attorney in Texas since 1975.
  • Ms. Turner is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), a Certified Vocational Evaluator (CVE), and a Certified Life Care Planner (CLCP).
  • Ms. Hoane has been licensed as a CPA in the state of Texas since 1994, and is Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) by the AICPA.
  • Dr. Buck has been licensed as a physician in Texas since 1986. He is certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, and Workers’ Compensation, Sub-Specialty of American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians.

Listed in the Following States

Research & Planning Consultants is listed with ExpertPages in the following jurisdictions: All US Regions and States, Canada (all Provinces).