Linda L. Jones
MRC, MBA, MPA, CRC
Vocational Economics, Inc. 220 West Main Street Suite 2150 Louisville, KY 40202
Linda L. Jones is a Senior Analyst with Vocational Economics, Inc. (VEI). She received a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling (MRC) from the University of Kentucky in 2005. She received a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Louisville in 2002. In addition, she completed a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree with an emphasis in labor-management relations at the University of Louisville in 1999.
She is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) having maintained that certification since 2005. She has served as a vocational expert for Social Security Administration’s Office of Hearing Operations since 2006 serving as a vocational expert in approximately 600 hearings per year.
Ms. Jones worked as a case manager at VEI for seven years before beginning her career as a Vocational-Economic Analyst in 2005 becoming a Senior Analyst in 2018. She has analyzed thousands of cases involving partial and total disability and death. She is experienced in assessing loss of earning capacity in cases involving both children and adults. Her experience includes cases of traumatic brain injury, sensory impairments, and orthopedic injuries as well as cases specific to psychological and cognitive impairment. Her practice is not limited to personal injury and medical malpractice as she has significant skills appraising earning capacity and employability in divorce maintenance and workers’ compensation cases.
She has consulted on cases and given testimony internationally in addition to presenting a several seminars and conferences over her career.
Prior to joining VEI, Ms. Jones directed adult and community education programs in a public school district for seven years where she developed educational and vocational training programs for adults, many of whom were disabled or educationally disadvantaged. She also developed grant proposals used to gain funding for programs including adult and community education, K12, literacy, preschool, and special needs education.