I welcome telephone discussions and correspondence with attorneys seeking to determine the viability of a case. Such preliminary communication is necessary for me to make a decision on whether or not to serve as a consultant or potential expert witness in litigation. I have worked diligently to cultivate a reputation for integrity and objectivity and will provide my best assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of your case against a backdrop of current and prevailing national standards.
Once retained in a case, I require a $5,000.00 non-refundable case preparation fee. The full preparation fee must accompany the initial materials forwarded for review. This sum covers, in its entirety, all work necessary up to the time I am placed on standby status for trial testimony. The fee is based upon an estimate of the average amount of time necessary for case preparation (25 hours at $200.00 per hour). Additional fees will only accrue on exceptional cases (those requiring substantially more than the usual time commitment) and only with the prior approval of the retaining counsel.
Flat Fee System
I use a flat fee system for the following reasons:
- You know from the beginning the costs your firm will incur;
- I want to encourage my clients to send me all the necessary information about their case and not withhold materials to hold down billing;
- and the flat fee system keeps me from having to keep tedious and extensive records.