Dr. Scarbrough has over 35 years’ experience analyzing economic loss in matters of personal injury and wrongful death and 30 years’ experience in evaluating cases arising from mass torts and other disasters. He is one of the few human capital economists testifying in court and was recently named a Heller-Hurwicz Economic Institute Research Affiliate. He is a frequent speaker to associations, insurance companies and law firms. Dr. Scarbrough is the only structured settlement broker in the United States with a Ph.D. in economics, which he received at the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Scarbrough supports LAI’s cases through his expertise in scholarly writing and education research. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester, his M.A. from Columbia University, and his B.A. from Duke University. His research focuses on adolescent literacy pedagogy and the impact of out-of-school-time learning on youth development. Dr. Scarbrough is an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth.
Jeff Galner joined LAI in 2009 and is the company’s Director of Operations and Comptroller, responsible for all back-office functions of the firm. He also applies his financial training in support of LAI’s work in the area of structured settlements. In that role, he is responsible for interfacing with defendants and plaintiffs, developing settlement proposals, and handling the documents involved in the closing process. After receiving his B.A. in economics from Tufts University, Mr. Galner worked as a financial advisor for MetLife. Prior to joining LAI, he served as Director of Operations for an asset management firm in New York. He received his MBA with a concentration in management from the University of Connecticut.
Ms. Smith provides support to the economists at LAI. She received her J.D. from New England Law Boston and joined LAI after working in the Medicare compliance and medical malpractice fields. Prior to law school, Ms. Smith earned her B.A. in criminal justice from Marist College.