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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
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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
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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.
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19 Volume 3, Pages 533 through 838
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21
22 Court Reporter: GEORGE J. STAIDUHAR
801 W. SUPERIOR AVE.,
23 SUITE 7-184
CLEVELAND, OHIO 44113
24 (216) 357-7128
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Dr. Ancell - Direct
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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
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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