Expert Witness : Robert Ancell Ph.D.
|Case||Troy Pirolozzo v. City of Canton|
|Testimony Date||May 13, 2009|
|Expert Type||Vocational Evaluation and Rehabilitation|
|Court||Federal District Court, Northern District of Ohio|
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1 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO 2 EASTERN DIVISION 3 - - - - - 4 5 TROY PIROLOZZI, ADMINISTRATOR OF ) THE ESTATE OF SHAWN C. PIROLOZZI, ) 6 SR. ) Plaintiffs, ) 7 ) vs. ) Case No. 5:07CV798 8 ) OFFICER ERIC STANBRO, OFFICER ) 9 WILLIAM GUTHRIE, OFFICER JERRY ) FUELLING, OFFICE SHAWN OVERDORF, ) 10 CITY OF CANTON, ) ) 11 Defendants. ) 12 13 - - - - - 14 CONTINUED TRANSCRIPT OF TRIAL PROCEEDINGS 15 BEFORE THE HONORABLE JUDGE JAMES S. GWIN, 16 JUDGE OF SAID COURT, AND A JURY, ON WEDNESDAY, 17 MAY 13TH, 2009, COMMENCING AT 8:00 O'CLOCK A.M. 18 - - - - - 19 Volume 3, Pages 533 through 838 20 - - - - - 21 22 Court Reporter: GEORGE J. STAIDUHAR 801 W. SUPERIOR AVE., 23 SUITE 7-184 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44113 24 (216) 357-7128 25 Dr. Ancell - Direct 706 1 ROBERT ANCELL, Ph.D 2 called as a witness by and on behalf of the Plaintiffs, 3 being first duly sworn, was examined and testified 4 as follows: 5 THE COURT: When you get seated, tell us 6 your name, and spell your last name. 7 THE WITNESS: Robert Ancell, A-n-c-e-l-l. 8 DIRECT EXAMINATION 9 BY MR. FIEGER: 10 Q. And Dr. Ancell, do you practice a profession? 11 A. I do, sir. 12 Q. And could you tell us what it is? 13 A. I am a vocational rehabilitation counselor and case 14 manager in private practice. 15 Q. And what is a vocational rehabilitation counselor 16 and case manager? 17 A. Vocational rehabilitation counselor is essentially 18 career counseling for people that have medical and/or 19 psychological problems, and we are trained to evaluate 20 and determine what kinds of employment or jobs people can 21 do or be trained to do who have physical and/or emotional 22 problems. 23 Case management is essentially coordinating 24 services for clients who are severely disabled and need 25 someone to make sure that what the physicians and Case: 5:07-cv-00798-JG Doc #: 304 Filed: 12/18/09 174 of 306. PageID #: 4363 Dr. Ancell - Direct 707 1 therapists prescribe for them is provided in an 2 efficient, cost effective manner, and report back to the 3 physicians and other responsible people. 4 Q. Thank you very much. 5 Before we get into your qualifications and 6 background, just briefly, tell the Court and jury what 7 you were asked to do in this case, not your results, but 8 just what was your role, and what were you asked? What 9 role were you asked or assigned to do? 10 A. I was asked to look at Shawn's earnings capaci