Michele Gaines, MBA

Michele Gaines, MBA has been providing economic analysis for 10 years on over 700 cases. 

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MBA, Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi, 2007
BA, General Business, Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi, 2004: Cum Laude
Calallen High School, 1999

2005-Present Economic Consulting, Corpus Christi, Texas: Economic Consultant
2004-2005 Robin Perrone, CPA, Corpus Christi, Texas: Administrative Assistant
1999-2004 Schauer & Simank, PC, Corpus Christi, Texas: File Clerk

National Association of Forensic Economists, Southern Vice President 2019-2021
American Academy of Economic and Financial Experts
Western Economic Association International
American Economic Association


National Association of Forensic Economics, San Francisco, CA, 2016.  Presentation “Pitfalls in Forensic Economic Analysis: Valuation”

National Association of Forensic Economics, Portland, OR, 2016.  Presentation “Social Security in Personal Injury”

National Association of Forensic Economics, Chicago, IL, 2017.  Presentation “Individual and Joint Life Annuities from 2012 Extended US Life Tables”

National Association of Forensic Economics, San Diego, FL, 2017.  Presentation “The Link between Causation and Damages in Commercial Cases”

National Association of Forensic Economics, Vancouver, Canada, 2018.  Presentation “Estimating Present Value of Earning Capacity for Undocumented Worker”


Working my way through college, I began in the legal field as a file clerk for a local law firm.  After graduating with honors with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, I worked for a  CPA firm handling the bookkeeping for several family trusts. I began my career with Economic Consulting in 2005, providing economic analysis in over 1,000 cases in the thirteen years under the tutelage of economist Stephen Horner, PhD. Although most of my experience has been in cases involving allegations of personal injury or wrongful death, I have also prepared analysis of economic loss in discrimination and wrongful termination cases, medical malpractice, breach of contract, tortious interference, theft of trade secrets, and similar commercial litigation.  I completed a Master’s Degree in Business Administration in 2007.

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