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Profile: Research & Planning Consultants, Ron Luke, JD, PhD, President

6300 La Calma Drive
Suite 170
Austin, TX 78752
Phone: 512-371-8000
Fax: 512-371-8001

Research & Planning Consultants, LP (“RPC”) specializes in Economic Damages Analysis, with areas of concentration in Personal Injury, Commercial Litigation, and Healthcare Litigation. For over 35 years, RPC has provided financial, statistical, and market analysis for not only plaintiff and defense attorneys, but also hospitals and other healthcare providers, and a variety of other industries.


Visit our website at www.rpcconsulting.com for case examples in economic damages and healthcare litigation.


Why RPC:


1) Testimony Experience. Members of our firm have been accepted as expert witnesses in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies in more than 25 states. In addition, our multidisciplinary staff have testified in regulatory proceedings and consulted on projects for major national hospital chains, as well as community hospitals.


2) Wide Range of Experience. RPC has prepared damage studies covering the construction,technology, manufacturing, waste management, trucking, public utility, realestate, healthcare, managed care and other industries and professions. Clients nationwide.


3) Large Case Capability. Because of our multi-disciplined staff and large-scale document management and data management resources, we are capable of handling large cases efficiently and on a tight schedule.


4) Healthcare Expertise. RPC has special expertise applicable to cases concerning hospitals, physicians, nursing homes, insurance carriers and government agencies to address a wide range of healthcare liability and damage issues.

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Area(s) of Expertise


Team Members:

Ronald T. Luke, JD, PhD

Mary L. Hoane, CPA/CFF, MBA

Robin B. Gage, MBA, MHA, FACHE

Kacy L. Turner, MS, CRC, CVE, CLCP

Donna Finkbeiner, RN, BSN, CLCP, MSCC

Brian C. Buck, MD
J. William Wellborn, MD


  • Life Care Planning
  • Independent Medical Examinations
  • Medicare Set Aside Reports
  • Loss of Earning Capacity Analysis
  • Reasonableness of Medical Costs
  • Vocational Assessment
  • Lost Profits Evaluation
  • Forensic Accounting