BRETT D. STEIN, JD, MS, CRC
Board Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
11 Dundar Road, Suite 101, Springfield, NJ 07081
Phone: (973) 564-9538 Fax: (973) 564-8182
|2016||Master of Science in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling
University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, Buffalo, New York
|2009||Juris Doctorate conferred on May 23, 2009
Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana
|2004||Master of Science in Political Science, 2004
Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts
|2003||Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 2003
Wagner College, Staten Island, New York
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification, 2016, valid through Mach 31, 2021 (Certification #00209435.
Certified Job Coach and Employment Specialist (2016) through The Boggs Center on Development Disabilities and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Research Analyst/Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Vocational Consulting Group, Inc.
July 2006 – May 2007; March 2013 – present
Responsible for conducting vocational evaluations and earning capacity analyses in the private sector in litigation for matrimonial and personal injury attorneys. Conducting career counseling and job search support for private clients looking to switch careers or re-enter the work force after a lengthy delay.
New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ
January 2010 – May 2014
Taught two courses per semester in Pre-Law and Political Science ranging from Constitutional Law, U.S. Politics, State & Local Government, and Judicial Process. Each course averaged 15-25 students and involved teaching theoretical and practical material on pre-law and political subject matter ranging from introductory to more advanced 300 level courses.
Law Office of Ira J. Metrick 57 West Main Street Freehold, NJ 07728
August 2012 – January 2013
Associate at a small real estate law firm focusing on foreclosure defense, real estate closings and Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Duties included meeting with clients, dispensing legal advice, drafting motions, complaints and other legal documents, and representing clients in court as necessary in Superior Court, Chancery Division in Monmouth, Mercer, Ocean, Middlesex and Union counties.
Ingersoll Rand, One Centennial Avenue, Piscataway, NJ
August 2010 – September 2011
Reporting and working directly under the Global Director of Environmental Affairs and the Vice President of Environment, Health & Safety in the Corporate Center Legal Department. My duties include working closely with Corporate Real Estate on all new leases, renewals and property sales to draft and approve environmental language in lease and sale documents. In addition, I help manage several ongoing Superfund sites across the country where Ingersoll Rand is a potentially responsible party and is a member of a group tasked with cleaning up site contamination. I also help manage and update the quarterly Superfund report detailing all the sites to which Ingersoll Rand is a liable party including setting a financial reserve to pay for future costs associated with the site. Work also included assisting and leading on various projects related to proposal, purchase orders, research assignments and other confidential assignments.
United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5 Office, Chicago, IL
January 2009 – April 2009
Assisted the Multimedia II Branch with research in support of ongoing litigation which included drafting memorandum, complaints and other projects for the branch’s eight attorneys.
Legal Environmental Aid Foundation of Indiana, Inc., Valparaiso, IN
January 2008 – May 2008
Worked in the same office as LEAF Executive Director Kim Ferraro and assisted in several areas including case research, correspondence drafting, and legal research in support of ongoing cases.
Admitted to New Jersey State Bar on December 2, 2009.
Center for Educational Advancement, Flemington, NJ, September 2015 – May 2016
Completed 600-hour Internship at nonprofit facility serving individuals with mental, physical and psychological impairments under a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. Worked primarily in group and individual counseling with 18-30-year-old individuals on the Autism Spectrum Disorder on social, verbal and nonverbal communication skills. Accompanied clients on job interviews, internships and jobs to observe their progress and fill out detailed reports. Served as case manager for 10 clients tracking work and social progress, assisting in the decision making process regarding recommendations.
Occupational Center of Union County (now known as Inroads to Opportunities), Roselle, NJ, August 2014 – December 2014
Completed 150-hour Practicum at nonprofit facility working with over 300 clients with a wide range of disabilities. Worked primarily in vocational evaluation conducting assessments and testing to new clients to the facility in a probationary period. Also assisted with group counseling in the mental health and the employment center with resume preparation and job applications.