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Lewis Vierling

Lewis Vierling, MS. NCC, NCCC, CRC, CCM, is a Vice President and Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant, Management Consulting & Rehabilitation Services, Inc., (Mc/RS) in Ankeny, Iowa.  A graduate of the Masters program in Counseling, Drake University, Mr. Vierling has 26 years of experience in providing counseling and vocational services.  He consults as a case manager for post-acute catastrophically injured individuals.  Additionally, he was a member of a vocational rehabilitation advisory panel/project team, responsible for the development of a vocational rehabilitation program for a national managed care company.

In June 1999, the United States Supreme Court cited the results of his vocational evaluation in a landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) decision, Murphy v. United Parcel Services, Inc.  When the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued new instructions to address the definition of disability under ADA, Mr. Vierling's vocational research was cited from the Murphy decision providing examples of "Class of Jobs" relating to work as a major life activity.  He has provided numerous vocational evaluations in ADA litigation and because of his interest in the process, he is a member of the Supreme Court Historical Society.

Mr. Vierling writes and "ADA Update" column for The Case Manager, The Official Journal of The Case Management Society of America.  He is author of Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Court Decisions and The Impact on Practice:  A Comprehensive Resource Guide For Rehabilitation Professionals, to be published in the Fall of 2002 by Elliot & Fitzpatrick, Inc.  He has also authored a series of ADA articles in The Case Manager discussing the implications of Supreme Court ADA decisions on the practice of case management.  Mr. Vierling has written and presented nationally on ADA, catastrophic injury, return-to-work and vocational rehabilitation issues.

Mr. Vierling was appointed by Governor Terry Branstad to the Iowa Commission on Persons with Disabilities and served from 1984 until 1994.  In 1988, he was elected chairperson of the commission and also became a member of The President's Committee on Employment of People With Disabilities.  The Commission was actively involved in advocating for passage of the ADA legislation.  As a result of those efforts, he was invited by President George Bush to the signing of the ADA bill at the White House on July 26, 1990.  In September of 1992, he received a congratulatory letter from President Bush for efforts to promote full and harmonious compliance with the ADA legislation.

A National Certified Counselor (NCC), National Certified Career Counselor (NCCC), Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), and a Certified Case Manager (CCM), he is also a Certified Instructor for the Career Development Facilitator Curriculum (CDF), a national training program for paraprofessionals seeking certification.


114 N.W.  Fifth Street P.O.  Box 95

Ankeny, IA 50021
Telephone (515)964-3868
FAX (515) 965-1286