EXPERT WITNESS AND CONSULTING SERVICES
Thank you for your interest in the consulting services in our firm. Enclosed you will find a copy of my vitae and our current fee schedule.
Please do not ask for free opinions or advice. Initial conversations may cover a description of services, expertise, availability, fees, and references.
Please retain me before listing me as your expert.
In order to be retained on a case we require a $2,200 retainer. Upon receipt of the retainer, a case file will be opened in our office. We do not consider ourselves retained, and no work on the case will be done until the retainer check is received.
Experience has shown that a typical case takes approximately twenty hours, excluding travel and testimony time. If out of town travel is required, airfare will be business class and prepaid. Lodging expenses must be directly chargeable to you. Travel time and incidental expenses will be invoiced.
It is our policy that we are retained by the attorney, not the client nor the insurance company; thus the retaining attorney is responsible for payment. Payment is expected upon receipt of the statement within 30 days. After 30 days, interest is accrued at 8.5% annually.
FEES: (as of February 1, 2007)
Research, investigation, travel and consulting time is billed at $275.00 per hour.
Deposition time is billed at $500.00 per hour, with a 2 hour minimum.
PAYMENT DUE AT TIME OF OR BEFORE DEPOSITION. NO EXCEPTIONS, NO EXCUSES!
Trial Court Time is billed at $500.00 per hour, with 4 hour minimum.
PAYMENT DUE PRIOR TO DATE OF TESTIMONY OR TRAVEL.