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If expert testimony should become necessary, we charge a fixed-rate fee (listed on your order form) as a non-refundable retainer due per day, or partial day, of testimony or travel, and all dates must be continuous. There is no charge for ground transportation (driving, parking, tolls, rentals, cabs, gas), accommodations and incidentals (meals, materials, tax, fees). Once named as your expert, preparation time (emails, phone calls, and document review) is a flat $1000, owed immediately, and is fully applicable toward the testimony fee.

Testimony will be based solely upon the evidence in accordance with professional standards, regardless of the client's preferred outcome.

Travel is portal-to-portal from Van Nuys, California and rescheduling can be done only once without consuming the first day's testimony fee as a cancellation-administrative fee. Upon advance request, testimony fees can be invoiced as expenses plus hours, which may exceed the Expert flat rate fee.

If expert testimony requires airline travel, all ticketing fees, including any change or cancellation fees, are the sole responsibility of Client. Travel must use either Burbank (BUR) or Los Angeles (LAX) airport, and be non-stop first class or the closest alternative when unavailable. As of August 2018 and until further notice, due to a family medical situation, Mr. Carner will only testify within 1000 miles of Van Nuys, CA
(map) to ensure same day travel. Video deposition-testimony remains available worldwide.

Flight times should account for potential weather, security or traffic delays. Any extra days required beyond your expert's control (e.g. flight delays-cancellations, traffic, changes by the court) are owed as additional testimony/travel days by Client. Early booking and refundable tickets are recommended.

DEPOSITION: The hourly fee is $500 (1-hour minimum, prepaid by the deposing party, and due at least two weeks prior to testimony) plus $250 per hour of travel or waiting (paid by the hiring party). Our lab is not available for depositions. If your case is being heard outside of Southern California, you could consider the following venues that offer a conference room, video-testimony videographer, and Certified Court Reporter:
    A Edelist Deposition Service Inc  (818-788-3376)
    HM Mannis Jeffrey & Co  (818-990-1770)
    Mannis Jeffrey & Co  (818-990-1770)
    US Legal Support  (818-995-0600)

If you choose one of these venues, or any alternative located within 5 miles of our listed address, we can accommodate greater scheduling flexibility, and we will waive both our travel and waiting time charges. 

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