A: Our experts set their own rates for consulting and/or expert witness work, but most offer competitive pricing for their services, depending on the details of the work.
A: Currently, our firm only has experts located in Florida and Tennessee. However, we are actively recruiting other experts and we encourage you to frequently visit our “Experts” page for updates.
A: Absolutely. Most of our experts are willing to travel anywhere within the United States, and, in some cases, internationally. Additionally, depending on your needs and the value of the work involved, some of our experts may be willing to cover costs for their own travel to and from where you need them, so you can choose the very best without having to worry about enormous travel expenses.
A: Our experts are generally well-versed in legal procedure and the steps involved therewith, including evidence review, report writing, depositions, trial testimony, etc.
A: Our experts are invited to join our referral network by Dr. Gary Deel, the founder of our firm. Prior to being offered work with our firm, we verify that each of our experts has relevant real-world experience and expertise in one's field.
A: Yes. One of the conditions of joining our firm is that each expert must agree to procure professional liability (errors and omissions) insurance upon request from a potential client. So any expert on our team that does not already have coverage will gladly acquire it before beginning work for you, if you so desire.
A: No. Our experts are well-educated and well-trained, and to date none have ever been subjected to Frye or Daubert challenges for any of their work.
A: Many of our experts are employed with other work, so sometimes their schedules may require adjustment in order to accommodate additional work. However, our experts understand that time is often of the essence, so many are prepared to shift priorities around as needed to meet the deadlines that you set for them.
A: Yes. In the interest of clarity and the protection of all parties involved, our experts use standard retainer agreements that articulate the rights of parties, the fee schedule, contingencies, confidentiality terms, and other important information. Expert retainer agreements can be provided to you upon request.
A: Most often yes. The knowledge, skills, and experience of our experts aren’t just useful in the courtroom, so many of our experts also offer their services in a consulting capacity for businesses and organizations that may need them. Feel free to contact us for more details.
A: No. With the exception of our founder, Dr. Gary Deel, all of our experts are independent consultants with no employment relationship with FC Consulting & Expert Witness. Our firm operates as a referral agency to assist attorneys and businesses with finding the right experts for their needs. We also support our experts with billing coordination between experts and clients. However, experts retained through FC Expert Witness operate independently in their expert duties, and their work is neither governed nor supervised by FC Consulting & Expert Witness.