EXPERT TESTIMONY AND CONSULTING
Litigation Limited's principal, Grant D. Stiefel, has provided expert testimony, reports and declarations in connection with attorney-client fee disputes, attorneys' fee motions and petitions, and oppositions thereto. Mr. Stiefel has testified on behalf of both clients and law firms and regarding the reasonableness of hourly rates, the amount of fees billed, and law firm billing practices. He has advisedclients in connection with disputes pending in the state courts of California, New York, Texas and Florida, as well as United States District Courts in California, Texas, Louisiana, and Washington.
Mr. Stiefel has testified as an expert trial witness in California State Court lawsuits and (via declaration) before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He has also submitted expert reports and declarations in connection with attorney-client fee arbitrations and disputes in numerous jurisdictions. Additional information regarding Mr. Stiefel's expert witness experience and qualifications can be found here.
In addition to his background as a reliable, cost-effective and recognized fee expert, Mr. Stiefel is a trained attorney-client fee arbitrator who is qualified to serve on the Los Angeles County Bar Association Attorney-Client Mediation and Arbitration panel and has been a member of both the National Association of Legal Fee Analysis (NALFA) and the A.M. Best Certified Attorney Fee Practice Group. He is also a member of the Thomson Reuters Expert Services (TREWS) Round Table Group, which provides vetted and approved expert witness referrals to the world's top law firms, and the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, where he serves on the CLM's audit committee. Finally, Mr. Stiefel is a practicing attorney with more than a decade of experience as a trial lawyer with two of the world's largest law firms, where he personally managed a billion-dollar litigation portfolio and supervised lawyers and law firms in dozens of jurisdictions. Mr. Stiefel's practical, real-world trial and "big-firm" experience is unmatched by any legal fee expert.