How does your service work?
IMS works primarily with law firms and large corporations on business to business litigation. When you contact us with a specification for an expert, we go out and perform a customized search for the best expert with the case-specific characteristics.
What are the fees for your service?
There is no fee for the search. We perform a search to locate the best qualified, pre-vetted, and conflict free experts to match your case needs. You are then presented with the best possible expert candidates to review. Should you engage our expert, our fee is a flat rate embedded in their hourly rate, not a percentage.
How is IMS ExpertServices™ different from other Expert Witness Firms?
We're the only firm that does a proactive, custom search for every inquiry, taking into consideration factors such as industry experience, academic credentials, research interests, publications, regional and geographical factors - while others hand you off-the-shelf resumes from a registry or database of experts.
Why engage IMS?
Working with IMS saves you time and frustration. You are provided with the best candidates, pre-vetted and conflict-free to choose from. You are provided with an opportunity to speak with the expert candidates. We do the legwork so you can focus on the legal work.
How do I initiate a search?
Simply contact IMS via the website, email, or our toll free number (877.838.8464). Our support staff is available to speak to you about your expert needs.
How do I contact one of the experts from your website?
The case studies and experts presented on our site are examples of the kind of results we can provide. Your case is most likely different in some ways from what is described on our site. While we would certainly include the experts from our website in any search, what you see on our site would not necessarily be a good fit for a similar case. We will perform a customized search for the exact expert to meet your need.
How can I get added to your database or get considered for
expert witness projects?
First, please understand that we are not a registry or database of experts. However, we maintain records of expert candidates which have been considered for cases. If you'd like to update your current information, please create an account on Expert Access and update your information. You can upload your resume/CV, rate sheet, litigation support history, professional photo, etc.
What are the fees for being listed with your company?
Since we are a search firm, not a registry or database of experts, we do not charge a fee to our experts.
What kind of experts do you work with?
For examples of experts we have presented in the past visit our Case Studies.
I was presented on a case but haven't heard anything in a while. Do I need to follow up?
Unfortunately many cases become stalled or delayed for any number of reasons. It is quite possible that the client has not made a decision regarding his expert needs. As they say, "the wheels of justice turn slowly."
Why should I, as a top expert in my field, work with IMS ExpertServices™?
IMS handles all the paperwork and billing for you. If you are contacted by IMS and presented for a case it is because we feel you are the best candidate for their case. You, as an expert, do not have to "sell yourself" to the law firm. IMS works with 97 of the AmLaw Top 100 firms in the country, and over half of the Fortune 100.
I need an expert for my case. Can IMS help me?
While we are happy to refer you to appropriate resources IMS works almost exclusively with law firms and large corporations on business to business litigation and planning. Additionally, we cannot offer assistance with criminal cases, plaintiff personal injury, child abuse, divorce, or other similar cases.
I am an inventor interested in patent or portfolio valuation. Can IMS help me?
Certainly. Intellectual property valuation is a field in which IMS has done considerable work. Simply contact IMS ExpertServices via the website, email, or toll free at 877.838.8464 and a member of our Support Staff would be glad to assist you.