Chicago -- Every year, NALFA, a non-profit group, announces the nation's top attorney fee experts. Attorney fee experts are judicially qualified experts who provide expert testimony and reports on the reasonableness of attorney fees and expenses in underlying cases. Attorney fee experts are increasingly retained by fee-seeking or fee-challenging parties in litigation to independently prove reasonable attorney fees and expenses.
Our attorney fee experts also include court adjuncts such as bankruptcy fee examiners, special fee masters, and fee dispute neutrals. All our fee experts have at least 5 years complex litigation and trial experience and adhere to the ethics of reviewing outside legal fees. NALFA helps organize and recognize attorney fee experts from across the U.S. and around the global. The following profiles quotes are based on bio, CV, case summaries, and case materials provided to NALFA. Here are the nation's top attorney fee experts of 2018:
John D. O'Connor: "Nation's Top Attorney Fee Expert"
O'Connor & Associates
San Francisco, CA
Andre E. Jardini: "30 Years of Fee Audit and Expert Experience"
KPC Legal Audit Services
Stephen J. Herman: "Outstanding Skills Assessing Attorney Fees in Class Actions"
Herman Herman & Katz
New Orleans, LA
Gary E. Mason: "Highly Skilled on a Range of Fee and Billing Issues"
Whitfield Bryson & Mason
Robert M. Fishman: "Nation's Top Bankruptcy Fee Examiner"
Elise S. Frejka: "Widely Respected as a Bankruptcy Fee Examiner"
New York, NY
Robert L. Kaufman: "Experienced on Cumis Counsel Fees and Billings"
Woodruff Spradlin & Smart
Costa Mesa, CA
Glenn Newberry: "Understands Fee and Legal Billing Issues Across Borders"
George F. Indest: "Excellent on Attorney Fee Issues in Florida"
Health Law Firm
Altamore Springs, FL