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Sims & White, PLLC

Rehabilitation & Economic Consulting


Sims & White, PLLC’s team of consultants have over 50 years of combined experience in expert testimony, deposition, life care planning, case management, vocational consulting, business valuations, and economic consulting. We are experienced in both Federal and State Courts and have worked with plaintiff and defense attorneys. Our services are available both nationwide and internationally. Our clients include plaintiff and defense attorneys, insurance carriers, employers, health care providers, patients, and families.

The Team

Lora K. White


Medical Services Consultant
& Life Care Planner

Lora K. White is a Registered Nurse who has actively prepared life care plans for both plaintiff and defense since 2003. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1993 from the University of Utah and presently holds certifications as a Case Manager and Life Care Planner. She has worked in the hospital, inpatient case management, acute rehabilitation, home care, and worker's compensation settings and continues to work in the home care field. She currently prepares approximately 75 care plans per year and was a contributing author to the life care planning textbook published by the AANLCP entitled A Core Curriculum for Nurse Life Care Planning. She has been a member of the American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners (AANLCP) since 2005 and is also a member of the International Association of Rehab Professionals (IARP). She is committed to serving her community and has served as a board member of the Humane Society of Southern Arizona since 2012 and on various HSSAZ committees since 2009. She is an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

J. Matthew Sims


Vocational Economist

J. Matthew Sims is a Vocational Economist who has focused since 2000 in areas of vocational rehabilitation, lost earning capacity, individual forensic economics, small business valuations, and damage analysis. He has worked on 100-140 litigated cases per year. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Social Ecology degree from the University of California at Irvine in 1992, a Master of Counseling degree from the University of Phoenix in 1999, and his Master of Science in Economics degree from Arizona State University in 2005. He is a Vocational expert for the U.S. Social Security Administration, a National Board Certified Counselor, a Forensic Vocational Expert, a Registered Forensic Economist, and is International Psychometric Evaluation Certified.

Thomas M. Mitchell


Retired Vocational Consultant
& Forensic Economist

Dr. Thomas Mitchell has lived in Arizona since childhood and has graduated from both the University of Arizona and Arizona State University. After a career in banking as a Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer, he started a practice of Vocational Rehabilitation and Job Placement in 1974. As a thirty year plus employee with Crawford & Company, where he managed offices in both California and Arizona, his practice expanded to include providing services as an expert witness in the areas of vocational rehabilitation, loss of earning capacity, life care planning, and forensic economics. His services are currently being utilized by insurance carriers, employers, attorneys, and both state and federal governmental agencies. Dr. Mitchell received his terminal degree in clinical psychology and his masters degree in counseling. He is also a commercially rated helicopter, single engine and multi-engine pilot.