Brad Taft Profiled in
Attorney at Law Magazine
Brad Taft was interviewed in the January 2014 Greater Phoenix edition of Attorney at Law magazine. He and other members of the Forensic Expert Witness Association were featured in a special section on the expert witness field. His profile is shown below.
Brad Taft Awarded
Senior Certified Professional Designation
by The Society for Human Resource Management
Brad Taft, Managing Director of Taft Vocational Experts, has received the SHRM-SCP certification from the Society for Human Resource Mangagement. The SHRM Senior Certified Professional designation demonstrates mastery of the competencies and knowledge most important to the Human Resource field and strong commitment to the advancement of the HR profession.
SHRM is the world’s largest HR membership organization devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 275,000 members in over 160 countries, the Society is the leading provider of resources to serve the needs of HR professionals and advance the professional practice of human resource management.
For more information on the SHRM-SCP certification, click here.
Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA)
Re-elects Brad Taft as National Treasurer and
Arizona Chapter President
Chicago, IL (December 11, 2020) - The Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA) Board of Directors has re-elected Brad Taft as National Treasurer and as President of the Arizona Chapter. Taft is Managing Director of Taft Vocational Experts LLC, in Scottsdale, AZ which provides expert witness services in employment-related lawsuits. He has provided expert reports and/or testimony in over 90 cases involving divorce, wrongful termination, wrongful death, and workers compensation.
"I appreciate the opportunity to continue in leadership roles at the national and local levels of FEWA, and I look forward to supporting the advancement of the Expert Witness field and the professional development of experts," states Taft.
Founded in 1994 in Orange County, California, the Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA) is dedicated to the professional development, ethics, and promotion of forensic consultants in all fields of discipline. FEWA brings together a diverse group of professionals sharing common goals related to forensics. The association offers to its members the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and techniques required to perform in an effective manner.
Brad Taft Contributes Earning Capacity Article to Arizona Bar's Arizona Attorney Magazine
The article discusses the challenges that Vocational Evaluators and other Experts face when determining the earning capacity of individuals in today's labor market. "I appreciate the opportunity to contribute the article Determining Earning Capacity in a Changing Labor Market in the January 2021 edition of Arizona Attorney magazine," states Taft. "I gain a lot of satisfaction in sharing relevant information with the legal community."
Brad Taft Appointed to Arizona Family Court Improvement Committee
Phoenix, AZ (July 27, 2022) - Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Brutinel has appointed Brad Taft, Managing Director of Taft Vocational Experts, to serve on the Arizona Judicial Council’s Family Court Improvement Committee’s Spousal Maintenance Guidelines Subcommittee (FCIC-SMGS). Made up of Family Court Judges, Family Law Attorneys, and Experts, the FCIC-SMGS is tasked to study and make recommendations to establish guidelines for determining and awarding spousal maintenance. “I am honored to have been selected to serve on this sub-committee to share my knowledge and expertise and participate in the development of these important guidelines,” states Taft.
During the Fifty-fifth Arizona Legislature, 2nd Regular Session, the Legislature amended A.R.S. § 25-319(B). The amendment asks the Supreme Court to establish guidelines for determining and awarding spousal maintenance. The Family Court Improvement Committee (FCIC) is a standing committee of the Arizona Judicial Council and was created by Administrative Order 2019-115 to assist in the development and implementation of policies designed to improve the quality of justice, access to family courts, and efficiency in court operations.
Brad Taft Contributes Earning Capacity Article to The Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Published in the May 2022 issue (Vol. 34, 2022, No. 2) devoted to COVID-19 and Family Law, the article "The Covid-19 Pandemic's Effect on Determining the Earning Capacity of Spouses" discusses the challenges that Vocational Evaluators and other Experts face when determining the earning capacity of individuals in the post-pandemic's labor market. "The pandemic's impact on the labor market, including shifts in demand for workers in a variety of occupations, the structure of the workplace, and how and what people are paid has a major effect on determining the earning capacity of spouses," states Taft.