Expert in Legal Fee Analysis; Expert Witness Testimony
Expert ID: 735266 California, USA
Expert has acted as a litigator, expert, and consultant on ethical issues pertaining to the tripartite relationship and conflict of interest issues.
Assist clients in complex claims handling including issues pertaining to efficient litigation management practices.
|Year: 1985||Degree: Juris Doctorate||Subject: Law||Institution: Golden Gate University|
|Year: 1982||Degree: M.A.||Subject: Marine Affairs||Institution: University of Rhode Island, Kingston|
|Year: 1979||Degree: B.S.||Subject: N/A||Institution: University of Rhode Island, Kingston|
|Years: 2016 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Attorney||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert Witness Testimony|
|Years: 2014 to 2015||Employer: Self Employed||Title: Capital Partner||Department:||Responsibilities: Practice Areas:
Nationally known litigator with extensive experience in complex business and commercial litigation, environmental matters, entertainment cases, construction defect, intellectual property and maritime litigation.
Extensive counseling experience in the areas of attorneys’ fee disputes, maritime matters and international super yacht and vessel construction transactions.
|Years: 1995 to 2014||Employer: Barger &Wolen, LLP||Title: Partner||Department:||Responsibilities: Managing Partner, San Francisco office, from
January 1, 2008 to September 30, 2014; Member of Firm’s Compensation Committee 2012, 2007 and 2003. Member of Firm’s Investment Committee 2008 – 2014.
|Years: 1991 to 1994||Employer: Barger &Wolen||Title: Associate||Department:||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1989 to 1991||Employer: Carroll, Burdick & McDonough||Title: Associate||Department:||Responsibilities: Asbestos and Environmental Coverage and Business and Commercial Litigation.|
|Years: 1985 to 1989||Employer: Acret & Perrochet||Title: Associate||Department:||Responsibilities: Practice Areas:
Maritime, Environmental and Construction Litigation.
|Years: 1982 to 1982||Employer: U.S. Department of State funded project||Title: Independent Consultant||Department:||Responsibilities: A History of Biological Research in the Gulf of Maine. In preparation for U.S. v. Canada case at the World Court concerning the Gulf of Maine seabed boundary dispute.|
|Years: 1981 to 1982||Employer: Center for Ocean Management Studies||Title: Consultant||Department:||Responsibilities: U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA/NMFS Funding: A Study of the Regional Fishery Management Councils under the Magnuson Fisheries Conservation and Management Act of 1976.|
|Associations / Societies|
|American Intellectual Property Association
1. State Bar of California, Section of Environmental Law and Practice.
2. State Bar of New York.
3. State Bar of Hawaii.
4. Member American Intellectual Property Association (AIPLA).
5. Council for Litigation Management, State Chair Committee
|Licenses / Certifications|
|California Bar 1985
Hawaii Bar 1986
New York Bar 1988
|Awards / Recognition|
|Juris Doctorate Golden Gate University Highest Honors|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|Nationally known A.V. rated litigator with over 30 years of experience. Since 1992 served as a litigator, consultant and expert in numerous cases involving attorneys’ fee disputes, including disputes between clients and independently retained counsel; prevailing party fee disputes; Cumis fee disputes and attorney fee arbitrations. Expert has been involved in litigation and appellate work concerning legal ethics, the ethics of the tripartite relationship, legal auditing, billing guidelines, and staff counsel issues. He has reviewed and analyzed hundreds of millions of dollars in legal fees and costs as an expert witness and lawyer in fee dispute litigation. The underlying litigation in fee disputes has dealt with a broad range of subjects, including entertainment cases, advertising injury, asbestos cases, EPLI, MTBE contamination cases, oil spill cases, consumer cases, mass tort litigation, patent, copyright, intellectual property matters, and commercial and business disputes.
63 cases to date.