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Principal of the Firm and Chief Economist
Kristin Kucsma, M.A., is a Principal of SobelCo, and Chief Economist of the Sobel Tinari Economics Group. Ms. Kucsma oversees the group’s team of award-winning economists and experienced analysts. Ms. Kucsma joined the Tinari Economics Group in January 2008 and, since then, has worked extensively on cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, employment law, wrongful incarceration, mass torts, punitive damages, and lost profits. Her ability to explain complicated economic analysis clearly and simply makes Ms. Kucsma an effective expert witness. She works regularly with both plaintiff and defense attorneys and lectures frequently on valuing economic damages. Ms. Kucsma has testified in over 850 depositions, trials, mediations, and arbitrations, and has offered economic expert testimony in various state and federal district courts throughout the country.
Prior to joining the Sobel Tinari Economics Group, Ms. Kucsma spent over 13 years teaching economics at the undergraduate and graduate level at Saint Peter’s College, Rutgers, Seton Hall, and Drew Universities. Her areas of expertise include American Economic History, Applied Micro Economic Theory, banking, and financial markets, and corporate finance. Ms. Kucsma is an active member of the National Association of Forensic Economics and the Eastern Economics Association, a member of the American Economics Association, and a former Member of the District Ethics Committee, Office of Attorney Ethics of the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
Professional Associations and Certifications
- Her areas of expertise include American Economic History, Applied Micro Economic Theory, banking and financial markets and corporate finance
- Professor Kucsma lectures regularly on estimating economic damages
- Member of the National Association of Forensic Economics and the Eastern Economics Association
Community Involvement and Philanthropy
- Kris has a passion for helping cats and dogs as is evidenced by her role as President for Partners in Pet Stewardship (PIPS), and her deep involvement with animal shelters and rescue organizations nationwide. Kris’ main objective is to apply best business practices and sound economic principles to develop an efficient and effective system, and reduce the overpopulation of pets, that will, result in the safe placement of a greater number of companion animals in homes in the United States.
- Partners in Pet Stewardship (PIPS) was created to address long-term, fundamental issues that currently exist in the animal rescue world. The focus of PIPS is on the application of economic principles to develop a system that encourages responsible pet stewardship through education, financial assistance and the expansion of community partnerships. Their primary goal is to reduce pet overpopulation and eliminate the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable animals.
- Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Summa Cum Laude, Seton Hall University
- Master of Arts, Rutgers University
- Currently is ABD, Rutgers University