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Chicago Chapter Workshop - Forensic Consultant: Expand Your Career

Join your fellow experts for an Educational Workshop! 

Join the Forensic Expert Witness Association Chicago Chapter on Thursday, September 13, 2018 for a brief, part 1 of a 2-part workshop on Being a Forensic Consultant.

About FEWA and the Workshop:

The Forensic Expert Witness Association provides opportunity for professional growth as well as a forum to grow practices and better serve clients. FEWA members are independent consultants pledged to meet client needs with professional services and operate under the FEWA Code of Ethics. Enhance your forensic consulting career today with valuable tools and tricks being taught by the FEWA Forensic Consulting Faculty.

All are invited to join us for "Forensic Consultant: Expand Your Career." This will be a 2-hour session led by seasoned experts from different fields.


The demand for expert witness is steadily growing and as you refine this next phase of your career you might have some questions regarding getting hired, full/part-time consulting, speaking, writing, and marketing. Attend this session and get to work on your forensic consulting practice. It will cover all of the "Need to Know" information; including how to network and marketing your expertise.


Learn how to define and market your image during this section. The session will cover how to enhance your visibility through public relations and networking towards getting referrals. To be sure that these endeavors work.


Draw from the expertise of established experts who will review the best practices in forensic consulting. We will discuss how to get insured and mitigate the risks of business, as well as how to get paid. This session will expose you to top expert witnesses who will relay the most common mistakes and pitfalls.


Susan Maccoy, Registered Cosmetologist, CFLC  

Susan Maccoy is practicing Cosmetologist and Forensic Expert Witness on beauty salon and spa products, processes, procedures, policies and standards. An award-winning professional, she has held positions as hair stylist, hair colorist, salon owner, Glemby International corporate salons manager, salon trainer and International industry educator.

Maccoy has assisted the legal profession in litigation and other legal matters related to the cosmetology and beauty salon and spa Industry for over 25 years. She is an accepted member of the Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA) and an appointed member of its Chicago Chapter Board of Directors. In 2015 she became Certified Forensic Litigation Consultant: Cosmetology. Her forensic investigative work and expert opinions were instrumental in obtaining Dismissals with Prejudice in two actions, one Civil and one Federal, in 2011. Her opinions have been accepted in 34 states.

Maccoy's expertise and professional experience encompass the full range of cosmetology products, professional services and techniques. She is often called upon to provide expert opinions and assistance on topics involving:

Cosmetology Standards of Care and Practice including:

  • State Cosmetology Regulations
  • Salon/Spa policies, protocols, processes, and procedures
  • Salon/Spa technical services policies and employment policies
  • Salon/Spa safety practices
  • Salon/Spa manuals, procedure guidelines, manuals and handbooks
  • Salon/Spa sanitation & disinfection regulations and procedures
  • Salon/Spa injury and causation

Hair Care services including:

  • Cutting & Styling
  • Bleaching/Lightening and Blonding
  • Foil Wrap Dimensional Hair Coloring and Hi-Lighting/Party Colors
  • Hair Coloring/Dyeing, Corrective Coloring
  • Permanent Waving
  • Straightening/Relaxing, Keratin Treatments, Smoothing Treatments

Salon/Spa Services:

  • Skin Care Services: Facials, Waxing Hair Removal, Body Treatments
  • Natural Hair Technician Services


Edward Priz, CPCU, APA

Edward J. Priz is a consultant, author, and expert witness on the subject of Workers Compensation insurance underwriting, audits, classifications, experience modifiers, premiums, and agent/broker professional standards and duties, and related issues.

He began his insurance career in 1976, starting as a life and health insurance producer. He began working with Workers Compensation insurance in 1978 as an insurance producer/agent/broker. In 1982 he also began consulting on Workers Compensation insurance issues, and in 1987 established his own consulting firm to specialize in this field, as Advanced Insurance Management.

Clients of this consulting practice have included manufacturers, contractors, utilities, transportation companies, staffing companies, a federal government agency, a chamber of commerce, and insurance companies and insurance agencies. Some well- known clients have included Caterpillar, Inc., Federal Mogul Corporation, Walsh Construction, Bridgestone/Firestone Tire, and the San Francisco 49ers.

Mr. Priz has also served as a consultant to insurers Lloyds of London, Zurich American Insurance, Zenith Insurance, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Dakota Truck Underwriters, Diamond Insurance Company, FCCI Insurance, and Great American Insurance on issues involving Workers Compensation insurance coverage, premium computation, underwriting, classifications, experience modifiers, and premium audits.

He is the author of Workers Compensation: A Field Guide for Employers, published in 2010, as well as The Ultimate Guide to Workers Compensation, published in 2005, and CompControl, published in 1995 (revised edition 2001).

Mr. Priz has served as an expert regarding Workers' Compensation insurance premium computation, insurance agent/broker standards of care, and other aspects of commercial property and liability insurance, in cases filed in both federal and state courts and arbitrations in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

Mr. Priz holds the professional designation Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) from the American Institute of Property and Liability Underwriters, as well as the designation Associate in Premium Auditing, from the Insurance Institute of America. He is a 1974 graduate of Roosevelt University in Chicago, receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree (With Honors).


  • Expert in workers' compensation insurance classifications, premium audits, experience modification factors, and agent/broker standards of care
  • Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU); Associate in Premium Auditing (APA)
  • 38 years of experience in commercial insurance, includes insurance agent/broker and consultant to manufacturers, construction risks, PEOs, healthcare industry, insurers and insurance brokers
  • Member: National Society of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters and National Society of Insurance Premium Auditors
  • Author of three books on Workers Compensation insurance


  • Broker/agent - standard of care
  • Workers' compensation insurance audits
  • Workers' compensation insurance premiums



Sikich LLP
200 W. Madison St., Suite 3200
Chicago, IL, 60606
Phone: 312-648-6666


Advance Registration
Member price: $35.00
Non-member price: $45.00

On-site Registration
Member price: $40.00
Non-member price: $50.00

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