Company Profile

Our Company Mission

At Vocational Expert Services, Inc., our mission is to offer services crucial to the vocational rehabilitation process and provide objective analysis of evidence and vocational factors for the legal and risk management community.

Our Philosophy

We believe all people deserve the knowledge, support and equal access to rehabilitation services.

Our Promise

Vocational Expert Services, Inc. strives to provide the highest quality of services and products to our clients.

Our Locations

We have vocational experts in Orlando, Ormond Beach, Philadelphia, Louisville, Daytona Beach, Tampa, Puerto Rico, Atlanta

Meet Our Winter Park Office Team

Devin LessneDevin Lessne

MA, MS, CRC, CDMS, ABVE/F, PVE, IPEC
President

Devin Lessne has earned a Masters of Arts, Counseling, from the Rehabilitation Counseling Program, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, Arkansas and a Master of Science, Aviation Safety, Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, Missouri. He has earned professional certifications from the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), Certification of Disability Management Specialists Commission as a Certified Disability Management Specialist (CDMS), American Board of Vocational Experts as a Fellow (ABVE/F) and Registry of Professional Vocational Evaluators as a Professional Vocational Evaluator (PVE), International Psychometric Evaluation Certification (IPEC).

Mr. Lessne is accepted as a Vocational Expert by the Social Security Administration and testifies in Social Security disability adjudication hearings. The state of Florida has also accepted Mr. Lessne as a worker’s compensation Qualified Rehabilitation Professional.

Mr. Lessne has provided vocational counseling and job placement services to Social Security beneficiaries through the Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work-Employment Network program. He has also provided job placement services along with vocational case management, and independent living assessments for the US Department of Veterans Affairs. He is approved to provide vocational evaluations by Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and Florida Division of Blind Services.

Mr. Lessne served on the board of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals – Florida Chapter as Central District President and Training and Education Chairperson.

  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)
  • Certified Disability Management Specialist (CDMS)
  • American Board of Vocational Experts Fellow (ABVE/F)
  • Professional Vocational Evaluator (PVE)
  • International Psychometric Evaluation Certification (IPEC)

Brenda Martinez Richardson

MS, CRC, IPEC

Brenda Martinez Richardson has earned a Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and Case Management from Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, Georgia. She has earned her professional certification from the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), International Psychometric Evaluation Certification (IPEC).

Ms. Martinez Richardson is accepted as a Vocational Expert by the Social Security Administration and testifies in Social Security disability adjudication hearings. She also provides vocational counseling, vocational case management, vocational evaluations, labor market surveys, transferable skills analysis, vocational and psychological testing, and job placement.

Ms. Martinez Richardson is bi-lingual in English and Spanish. She has provided services in cases in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Ms. Martinez Richardson is the Central Florida President of the Florida Chapter of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals and a member of the National Association of Professional Women.

Claire Ziegler

MA, CRC, IPEC

Claire Ziegler earned her Master’s degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from the University of South Florida, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Claire maintains designation as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) via the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC).   She also holds an International Psychometric Evaluation Certification (IPEC).

Ms. Ziegler is accepted as a Vocational Expert by the Social Security Administration and testifies in Social Security disability adjudication hearings nationwide. Claire is approved as a vocational evaluator for the Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.   She has experience in vocational counseling, labor market surveys, transferable skills analysis, as well as psychological, neuropsychological, academic, ability, and vocational testing.  She is an approved provider for FECA services with the Department of Labor. Additionally, Ms. Ziegler is an authorized provider of PGAP (Progressive Goal Attainment Program) services.

Claire is a member of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP), and currently serves as the Central Florida President of the Florida Chapter.  She is also a member of the American Board of Vocational Experts (ABVE) and the Vocational Evaluation and Career Assessment Professionals Association (VECAP).

Vocational Expert Services has vocational experts located in:
Orlando, FL, Winter Park, FL, Ormond Beach, FL, Tampa, FL, Pensacola, FL, Atlanta, GA, Louisville, KY, Philadelphia, PA, Puerto Rico, Albuquerque, NM and De Pere, WI