Robert Richard Pugliese MSN APRN FNP NP-C has over 22 years of experience in the health care field. Robert obtained his Master's degree in nursing from Sacred Heart University in Fairfiield, CT. and is a board certified Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. Robert also studied pediatrics, women's health, and family wellness in Guatemala where he did two tours with Sacred Heart University. 

Robert's career experience includes working as an Administrative Nursing Supervisor at a local community hospital, performed as an Emergency Room and Urgent Care provider at two major inner city hospitals, worked as a Primary Care provider, and as a Legal Nurse Consultant. Robert is currently a PhD student at Walden University studying Nursing Education.

Certified Legal Nurse Consultant

What is a Legal Nurse Consultant?

A legal nurse consultant (LNC) is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse who uses expertise as a health care provider and specialized training as a certified legal nurse consultant on medical-related legal cases. 

Why Hire a Legal Nurse Consultant?

The primary role of the certified legal nurse consultant is to evaluate, analyze, and render informed opinions on the delivery of health care and the resulting outcomes. For over 20 years, legal nurse consultants have acted as collaborators and strategists, offering support in medically-related litigation and other medical-legal matters. As a Nurse Practitioner with extensive experience in healthcare as both a practitioner and in administration.

Legal Nurse Consultants are a Resource to your Practice


Certified Legal Nurse Consultants are Nurse Practitioners equipped with the following skills that benefit your practice:

  • Experience – The legal nurse consultant has an extensive background of clinical experience, which includes interpretation of medical records, documents, and medical-legal issues.
  • Cost-effectiveness – The legal nurse consultant utilizes their nursing background and knowledge of healthcare standards to identify strengths and weaknesses of a case.
  • Resourcefulness – The legal nurse consultant possesses a network of medical and professional resources and contacts.
  • Knowledge – The legal nurse consultant has a thorough understanding of medical issues and trends related to the total litigation process. The legal nurse consultant is able to customize the case for the attorney, the client, and jury.

Certified Legal Nurse Consultant

Legal Practice Areas


  • Professional liability (medical malpractice)
  • Personal injury
  • Elder and estate law
  • Product liability
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Risk management
  • Life care planning
  • Criminal / forensic investigations
  • Healthcare licensure and credentialing investigation
  • Corporate and regulatory compliance
  • Toxic torts
  • Mass tort class actions
  • Social security disability
  • Case management
  • Insurance claims management and appeals
  • Billing and insurance fraud
  • Medicare set-aside allocation

Where Does a Legal Nurse Practice?


As a liaison between the legal and the healthcare communities as well as the consumer, the certified legal nurse consultant can practice in a variety of settings including:

  • Law firms
  • Government Agencies
  • Insurance companies
  • Health Care Facilities 
  • Forensic environments
  • LNC Consulting firms
  • HMOs
  • Self-employed independent practices
  • Patient Safety Organizations 
  • Business and Industry Legal Departments 

Services Offered


  • Participate in client interviews 
  • Identify, organize and analyze pertinent medical records
  • Prepare a chronology, timeline or other summaries of documentation in medical records
  • Conduct medical literature searches and assist in other research
  • Identify applicable standards of care in medical malpractice cases
  • Identify, screen and facilitate review by expert witnesses
  • Evaluate case strengths and weaknesses
  • Draft or analyze medical portions of legal documents
  • Evaluate causation and damages issues
  • Educate attorneys and clients regarding relevant medical issues
  • Identify plaintiff's future medical needs and associated costs 
  • Participate in case management and case strategy discussions 
  • Attend independent medical exams
  • Serve as a nurse expert witness
  • Perform cost of care estimates for long-term care treatment and catastrophic case management scenarios
  • Locate or prepare demonstrative evidence for trial 
  • Assist with preparation for and support during deposition, trial or ADR  


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Pugliese Legal Nurse Consulting, LLC

90 Chicory Drive, Wolcott, CT 06716, US

(203) 883-0054 (203) 879-0791 Fax


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