Expert Witness Testimony

We offer a full range of Real Estate Appraisal services, with experience in many types of property. We are also experienced in litigation support and expert witness services. Clients who have used our expert testimony services include government agencies, bankruptcy courts, financial institutions, legal and accounting firms and many other businesses. In many cases, our independent, supportable analysis has allowed clients to settle cases without going to court.

In order to be most effective as an expert witness, an appraiser should remain unbiased in performing an appraisal of real property. Appraisers as Expert Witnesses are not advocates for one side or the other; however, they are advocates for their opinion. A good appraiser can also be most effective as a consultant, advising legal counsel of the relative strengths and weaknesses of a property or an appraisal, assist with developing a cross-examination of opposing experts, as well as direct questioning an expert to best present a case for property value. 

Some examples of issues we have experience with and have qualified as an expert witness on, include:

  • Valuation of "stigmatized" property
  • Valuation as of a date in the past (Retrospective Value)
  • Valuation for condemnation and eminent domain cases
  • Effect on value of properties with history of flood or landslide
  • Estate settlement
  • Valuation for divorce, partnership, taxation.
  • Diminution in Value
  • Partial Interest Value
  • Value for tax base or trust management
  • Insurable Value
  • Value in Use

With our experience and proven track record we can help you resolve the real estate valuation portion of the legal issue. Our appraisals withstand scrutiny.