Legal Fees Billing Expert
A legal fees billing expert was needed for arbitration involving a dispute over the reasonableness of legal billing and attorneys fees in an intellectual property matter. A technology company claimed that it incurred significant losses when the law firm representing it allegedly breached duties owed to the client, and representation allegedly fell below commonly accepted standards and practices found in attorney-client relationships.
IMS ExpertServices was asked to locate a legal fees billing expert experienced with attorney fees, ethics, and billing standards and practices to opine on the reasonableness of the firm’s actions and/or inactions within the context of the attorney-client relationship. This expert was requested to have significant practical experience involving attorney billing practices and legal auditing in litigation matters.
Legal Fees Billing
This expert has over thirty years of experience as a lawyer, including over twenty-five years of active involvement in auditing legal billing, costs, and related litigation. He is a director of a firm that provides consultation services and litigation support services regarding legal expenses. He has tried and arbitrated numerous cases involving the reasonableness of attorneys fees and costs, and has conducted numerous audits totaling over a billion dollars in legal billings. His legal auditing experience includes testifying in arbitration proceedings and trials concerning the billing practices of major law firms throughout the U.S. He has been retained on more than one thousand cases to review attorneys fee issues, services, and billing practices. IMS Reference #5088400
This expert has more than thirty years of litigation experience and is the founder of his own law firm and affiliate partner of another law firm which advises commercial clients internationally. He has served as a legal fees arbitrator for several bar associations for over twenty years, and has arbitration experience in over 250 attorneys fee disputes. He has provided consultation and/or services in a number of high-profile attorney-client disputes and/or legal malpractice cases, involving cumulatively hundreds of millions of dollars. He holds a B.A. and a J.D. from one of the nation’s most prominent universities. Additionally, he has taught classes on legal ethics and authored numerous published legal works. IMS Reference #5088398