Contact us for Life Care Planning and Expert Witness Services

Empower offers the expertise that allows you to present your case with confidence.

We have 40+ years of combined experience in expert witness/legal support for plaintiff and defense injury cases.

Life Care Planning/Medical Cost Projections

Life Care Planning/Medical Cost Projections

An objective assessment vital to both Plaintiff and Defense Attorneys in determining and calculating future care costs.

Vocational Assessments

Vocational Assessments

Tools that give a thorough understanding of an individual's ability to return to work, at what capacity of wages, and with what required training.

Functional Capacity Evaluations

Functional Capacity Evaluations

Scientific-based measurement method to gain an accurate picture of the person’s work abilities and capability to fulfill job demands.

Case Management

Case Management

A global approach to an individual's life to help them become as independent as possible and experience optimal quality of life.

Injury Case Legal Support

Help for Injury Attorneys

Injury Law Professionals

We offer a variety of expert reports for both plaintiff and defense including these in-depth documents:

  • Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE's)
  • Vocational Assessments
  • Loss of Wages
  • Medical Cost Projections
  • Life Care Plans
Injury case types

Legal Case Types

We provide plaintiff and defense support for these case types:

  • Personal Injury Cases
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Slips and Falls
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Social Security Disability
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Divorce
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Methods Used

Empower takes pride in using a scientific method and adhering to current industry standards.  We place a high value on objectivity and neutrality.  Our testimony sticks to the facts and is based on the following:

  • Scientifically gathered data and analysis
  • Client interviews and/or home/job assessments
  • Geographical-specific costs and wages reflecting a local market landscape
  • Corroboration with other experts, treaters, and employers
  • Adherence to published standards
  • Continuing Education
  • Creating solid foundations that meet the threshold of probability 

Charlene Espritt, CRC, CLCP, CCM, LCP-C

Charlene offers Life Care Plans, Life Care Plan Critiques, Vocational Assessments, and Vocational Critiques. She is a qualified Expert Witness with years of experience.

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Julian Shields, PhD, CRC

Dr. Shields provides Vocational Assessment services including Veterans' Benefits and is an Expert Witness for Worker's Compensation cases.


Melinda Sauvage, DC, CFMP

Dr. Sauvage provides Functional Capacity Evaluations and provides Expert Witness testimony.


Kelly Reilly, BSN, RN, LCP-C, MCP-C

Kelly provides Life Care Plans and Life Care Plan Critiques and is a qualified Expert Witness.


Erica Cortes, MS, LPC, NCC, CRC, CVE

Erica provides Vocational Testing, Vocational Evaluations, and Vocational Evaluation Critiques. She is also an Expert Witness.


Dr. Mark Dowell, MD

Dr Mark Dowell is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. He provides Expert Witness testimony in cases related to infectious diseases.

Charlene Espritt

About our Founder 

Charlene Espritt is an experienced Life Care Planner, Vocational Rehab Counselor, and Case Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the Legal Expert Witness / Personal Injury world and providing hands-on care. She is skilled in Damage Assessments and Calculations, Employability/Loss of Earnings, and Future Needs Assessments.

Please note: Charlene is a newlywed and just underwent a name change.  You may have used her services previously as Charlene Canada. We are currently working on changing everything to Espritt.  

Empower works on injury cases nationwide

How To Work With Empower

We provide services nationwide.  In certain cases, travel to your location may be required. However, much of our work can be completed remotely.  This allows us to serve your clients more efficiently.  

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"Charlene was great to work with, both from the perspective of me and my office, and from the viewpoint of our clients and their respective doctors and medical providers she contacted to gather medical information and opinions. I have also watched her credibly and confidently testify about her work and her expert opinions."

Client Review

"Charlene is clearly motivated to do a great job for the lawyer who hired her and the client who benefits from her work. Her success and the accolades from others are secondary to her obvious motivation and desire to help improve the lives of our clients."

Client Review

"Charlene cares about her clients' well being. Empower lives its values to help individuals get back on track."

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