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 served clients 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.
In just the past few months, Mr. Stiefel has testified at trial in several California State Court lawsuits and 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. Additional information regarding Mr. Stiefel's expert witness experience and qualifications can be found here.
In addition to his background as a reliable, recognized fee expert, Mr. Stiefel is a trained fee arbitrator who is qualified to serve on the Los Angeles County Bar Association Attorney-Client Mediation and Arbitration panel and has been admitted to both the National Association of Legal Fee Analysis (NALFA) and the A.M. Best Certified Attorney Fee Practice Group. He is 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. 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. Thus, his practical, real-world trial and "big-firm" experience at is unmatched by any legal fee expert.