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 Expert  726235

Expert in Reasonable Legal Fees, Ethics of Legal Billing, Litigation Management

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New York (NY)
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Expert graduated from New York University School of Law and began her career in 1979 as an associate specialized in corporate finance. Five years later, she joined with a brokerage house and specialized in oil and gas transactions. She eventually became the Executive Vice President and General Counsel for the company. She is an expert on legal cost control and has written and lectured extensively on the topic of reasonable legal fees.

She founded a legal auditing and legal cost control firm dedicated to serve businesses, international organizations and governmental institutions. She has reviewed close to a billion dollars in legal bills and has testified as an expert on reasonable legal fees in a number of cases nationwide. Her specialties include reasonable legal fees, litigation management, legal bills, legal cost control,and benchmarking attorney fees and efficiencies.

Expert's attorneys have served as experts in numerous cases involving complex attorneys' fee disputes, providing expert testimony to enhance the arguments. They have also successfully persuaded judges and juries of the merits of various cases concerning legal costs and attorneys' fees. The attorneys of the firm are always ready to appear at a trial, hearing or deposition in support of any legal audit report issued by the firm or to testify on cases concerning appropriate and efficient law firm billing practices. As the president of the firm, Judith Expert is an experienced attorney who is qualified as an expert in the area of legal auditing and legal cost control and has testified in court numerous times. She and her colleague have assisted in negotiations and settlements of various attorney fee disputes.

Expert advises on litigation management policies to prevent negative effects on a company or individual's legal fees. Expert's attorneys use advanced proprietary software to review a company's monthly invoices to ensure that their affiliated law firm is in compliance with the company's policies. They also determine if the bills are otherwise reasonable.

The compliance reports reflects the record keeping data, staffing, assignment appropriateness, duplicated efforts, unnecessary work, inefficient practices, disbursements and budgets deviations. The reports highlights any emerging patterns or practices that may unnecessarily negatively affect any legal costs. Expert also provides recommendations for improvement when necessary.

Expert is a leading international legal cost control specialist. The firm's attorneys have reviewed close to a billion dollars in legal fees and have written and lectured on the topic of reasonable legal fees. In addition, the attorneys have been designated as experts in a number of jurisdictions.

The Expert can provide guidance in the process of creating and implementing legal cost control policies to ensure a more cost effective legal representation that can lead to a strong foundation for effective litigation management and an enhanced working relationship. The polices address billing formats, record keeping, staffing issues, time management, reimbursements and various other issues that influence legal costs of a company.


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Expert reviews legal bills and performs a cost analysis of monthy invoices to determine whether there has been deviations from acceptable billing practices and whether the bills are otherwise reasonable. The reports provide the foundation to negotiate for the appropriate reduction or, if necessary, serve as the foundation for the expert's testimony.

Using proprietary software, Experts' legal auditing can isolate any inappropriate or inefficient billing practice that unnecessarily increased a person's legal fees. The process includes recasting the billing statements, disbursing information into comprehensible formats and determining what was done, by whom and for how long. Testing for mathematical errors and internal inconsistencies in the legal bills allows the attorneys to determine whether the legal fees and disbursements were reasonable or whether there are any inappropriate or inefficient billing practices. This method has resulted in reducing as much as 75% of legal fees on numerous cases.

Through the use of litigation management and legal cost programs created to maintain a strong relationship between trust and mutual respect with outside counsel, Expert is consistently effective in helping companies and individuals reduce legal costs and streamline litigation management while maintaining the quality of the companies and individual business. Legal auditors are able to review and analyze the historical legal bills of a company or individual using the most advanced technology software to determine practices and patterns to avoid in the future for a more cost effective business management.


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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York;  Yonkers, New York;  Newark, New Jersey;  Jersey City, New Jersey;  Paterson, New Jersey;  Elizabeth, New Jersey;  Bridgeport, Connecticut;  New Haven, Connecticut;  Hartford, Connecticut;  and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1976   J.D.   Law   New York University Law School  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1992 to


Expert's Firm




Expert is the Executive President of the firm which specializes in analyzing and assessing legal cost controls for various companies and individuals through the use of comprehensive legal cost control programs. The firm provides services in legal auditing, expert testimony, historical reviews of legal bills, and benchmarking law firms' costs and efficiencies. The firm also provides quality and cost control solutions by implementing legal cost control policies, monitoring compliance with the implemented legal cost control policies and providing seminars and workshops to train clients how to reduce legal fees.

1989 to 1992


Kaye Scholer Fierman Hayes & Handler




Consulting Services:
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert recently testified as an expert witness on a case regarding legal fees and attorney fees and the reasonableness in holdover proceeding concerning a tenant and her landlord. The testimony resulted in an 83% reduction in legal fees.
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