Please be advised that the above matter settled at mediation … We could not have achieved this type of settlement without your efforts.

- Stavros E. Sitinas, Esq.



On December 11, 2013, Kristin Kucsma spoke at a seminar entitled "Documenting Vocational & Economic Damages in Personal Injury Cases," a CLE program sponsored by CMCS Management, Inc., in Mt. Laurel, NJ.


Ken Betz and Frank Tinari spoke at a seminar entitled "Direct Examination of a Vocational Expert & Economist in a Personal Injury Case," a CLE program sponsored by CMCS Management, Inc., in Saddle Brook, NJ.


Kris Kucsma and Frank Tinari were the featured speakers at the Spring CLE Seminar, Brooklake Country Club, Florham Park offered by the NJ Law Journal.  The STEG economists spoke on "The Economist's Role: Lost Profits and Employment Litigation."


On March 14, 2013, Frank Tinari and Kristin Kucsma spoke at a seminar entitled "Documenting Vocational & Economic Damages in Catastrophic Injury Cases," a CLE program sponsored by CMCS Management, Inc., in Saddle Brook, NJ.


Frank Tinari will be a panel speaker on “Economic Damages” at a seminar titled Personal Injury 2013: Spring Training for Trial Lawyers, NJAJ Boardwalk Seminar, Atlantic City, April 19, 2013.


Dr. Tinari was quoted in a Pennsylvania newspaper report regarding St. Luke's settlement of five cases involving serial killer nurse Charles Cullen.  The families had sued the hospital and the killer over the deaths he caused.  Dr. Tinari was asked about the sealed settlement.

"In the cases before Reibman, the fact that all five victims were elderly could diminish a settlement, said Frank Tinari of Tinari Economics Group in New Jersey.  Tinari essentially puts values on lives and testifies for plaintiffs in civil cases involving deaths. He said age and earning power go a long way when determining damages. How much someone suffered before dying can also drive up a settlement or verdict, he said. Several other factors also come into play.  ‘A lot of times, settlements could be limited by the insurance coverage the hospital has,’ Tinari said. [SOURCE: The Morning Call, Nov. 29, 2012.]


Frank Tinari gave a talk entitled “Assessing Economic Damages in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation” for the New Jersey Association for Justice at its annual Meadowlands Seminar in East Rutherford, NJ.  The program was videotaped.


Frank Tinari and Kristin Kucsma spoke about “Documenting Vocational & Economic Damages in Personal Injury Cases” at a CLE program sponsored by CMCS Management, Inc., in Saddle Brook, NJ.


Frank Tinari and Kristin Kucsma gave a talk on “Some Key Issues in the Use of Economic Experts” as part of a panel of experts regarding “Damages” at a Litigation Summit held in Philadelphia.  The program was audio- and video-taped.


Frank Tinari was appointed as co-chair of the Jobs and Employment Task Force of the New Jersey Catholic Bishops Poverty Initiative, Spring 2012.


Frank Tinari was a panel speaker at the program entitled “ABCs of Tax Law for Employment Lawyers” sponsored by the National Employment Lawyers Association-New Jersey.  He spoke on “Calculating the Tax Gross-Up in Employment Litigation” and the role of the forensic economist in employment law cases.


Ken Betz and Frank Tinari presented a paper, “Calculating Lost Fringe Benefits of Private Sector Union Worker in Injury Cases” at a meeting of the National Association of Forensic Economics, held in conjunction with the Eastern Economic Association 38th Annual Conference, Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Boston.


Frank Tinari, Principal Economist of the Tinari Economics Group, spoke on "Economic Analysis of Damages due to Premature Failure of Ortho Devices" at the AAJ Orthopedic Implant Litigation Group Meeting: Proving Damages in Failed TJR Cases, February 13, 2012, at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel, Phoenix. 


"One of the drags on the real estate market today remains the vast quantity of foreclosed properties owned by banks."  So begins an op-ed article co-authored by Dr. Frank Tinari, published in the Newark Star-Ledger.  The piece goes on to suggest a loan program that would have the potential of removing thousands upon thousands of homes from the foreclosure rolls.   Click here to read the brief piece.  As always, readers' comments and suggestions are welcomed.


Frank Tinari was a guest speaker on the topic, "Proof of Economic Loss in a Wrongful Death Case," at the NJAJ Educational Foundation's Meadowlands Seminar 2011, November 11, 2011,  East Rutherford, NJ.