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Kristin Kucsma participated in the “Presenting the Economist at Trial – A Live Demonstration with Expert” and "Panel Discussion on the Finer Points of Direct Examination" sessions of the New Jersey Association for Justice: Six Concurrent Seminars.


Kristin Kucsma was elected to the partner group at Sobel & Co. As of January 1, 2016, Ms. Kucsma is now a Principal of the Firm and Senior Economist.

Press Release


On October 22, 2015, Kristin Kucsma presented at the “Masters in Trial Tactics: How to Maximize Your Damages” CLE in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


For a second year in a row, Kristin Kucsma, Managing Director and Senior Economist at Sobel Tinari Economics Group, has been voted #1 Economic Expert by the readers of New York Law Journal. We congratulate Kristin on this extraordinary achievement and salute her dedication to serving the needs of the New York and New Jersey legal communities.


The Sobel Tinari Economics Group is pleased to announce the inauguration of its in-house CLE series. We are offering the following three (3) complimentary CLE classes for Fall 2015.
1) An Introduction to Economic Damages (September 16, 6 – 7:30 pm)
2) Valuing Economic Damages in Catastrophic Injury Cases (October 13, 8 – 9:30 am)
3) Valuing Economic Damages in Wrongful Death cases (November 17, 8 – 9:30 am)

Attendees will receive 1 CLE credit per class, along with a complimentary light meal and beverages.

These courses are designed for the trial attorney who is seeking to expand his or her knowledge of valuing economic damages in the State of New Jersey. Class size is limited and each class will be taught by one of our testifying economists – Kris Kucsma or Ken Betz.

All courses will take place at our office located at 293 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston.


On May 1, 2015, Kristin Kucsma will be a panelist on the Wrongful Death Panel at the New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar at Bally’s in Atlantic City, New Jersey.


On April 10, 2015, Kristin Kucsma was a speaker at the Litigation Summit sponsored by The Legal Intelligencer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


On March 30 and 31, Kristin Kucsma will be a panelist on “Telling the Damages Story: Effectively Proving Damages at Trial” for the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers.


On March 26, 2015, Kristin Kucsma will be speaking at the “Building the House of Damages Using a Vocational Expert, Life Care Planner, and Economist” CLE Seminar at the Saddle Brook Marriot in Saddle Brook, New Jersey.

Attendance is free!


On February 28, 2015, Kristin Kucsma will be giving a seminar on “How to Effectively Quantify Economic Damages in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Cases” at the NJAJ Pines Manor Four Concurrent Seminars in Edison, New Jersey.


On October 23, 2014  Kristin Kucsma will be speaking on "Integrating Vocational Experts & Economists in Documenting Damages in Personal Injury Cases" presented at the Saddle Brook Marriott, Saddle Brook, NJ.  Registration and Cocktail hour 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.; CLE and Dinner 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


On April 3, 2014, Frank Tinari gave a talk entitled “What Is Forensic Economics?” at South Orange Public Library Discussion Group, South    Orange, NJ.


On March 8, 2014, Frank Tinari presented a paper entitled “Valuing a Lake Amenity: an Upper and Lower Bound,” presented at NAFE session, Eastern Economic Association Annual Conference, Boston.


On January 4, 2014, Frank Tinari presented a paper entitled “Employment Transition Options for Elder Statesmen Forensic Economists,” at NAFE session, ASSA Annual Conference, Philadelphia.


On January 16, 2014, Frank Tinari spoke at an Employment Law CPE / CLE Seminar and Cocktail Reception, sponsored by ADP and the New Jersey Law Journal, in West Orange, NJ.