Nationally-Recognized Attorney Fee Expert
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Grant Stiefel, Esq.

Attorney Fee

Expert Witness & Auditor

 

A nationally-recognized fee expert.

Grant Stiefel, Esq. is an attorney, testifying fee expert and legal fee auditor who has personally reviewed and audited nearly $1 billion in law firm billings over the past decade. Many of the world's leading law firms turn to Mr. Stiefel for his clear, concise and effective trial testimony and expert analysis in the field of attorneys’ fees

Mr. Stiefel provides cost-effective expert assistance to law firms and their clients in connection with attorney-client fee disputes, fee motions, and litigation with attorney fees as a component of damages. He has testified as a fee expert in more than 45 lawsuits and trials in federal courts, California state courts, JAMS/AAA arbitrations, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, State Bar courts, and mandatory attorney-client fee arbitrations

Moreover, Mr. Stiefel is uniquely qualified among legal fee experts in that he was a successful trial lawyer for more than a decade at two of the world's largest law firms, has obtained favorable verdicts at jury trials, and managed complex, high-stakes litigation worth billions of dollars

 

Contact

➤ LOCATIONS

Los Angeles, California

☎ CONTACT

grant@litigationlimited.com
(424) 223-8252

 

Recent Trial Court Successes


Grant Stiefel's Expert Testimony Helps Class Counsel Obtain $25 Million IN ATTORNEY FeeS IN JONES v. Wells Fargo

Grant Stiefel was the testifying fee expert in support of a request for fees in Jones v. Wells Fargo, a successful class action brought under California’s Unruh Act. Mr. Stiefel's persuasive testimony regarding the reasonableness of the fee request and proposed lodestar multiplier led the trial court to award more than $25 million in attorneys' fees to class counsel


Grant Stiefel's Expert Fee Testimony Saves Client $1 Million

In Vides v. ABM Janitorial Services, the prevailing plaintiff in a FEHA action moved for a fee award of over $1.5 million. Grant Stiefel’s expert analysis convinced the trial court that the requested rates were unreasonable, and that the litigation was overstaffed and over-conferenced. The court reduced the award by more than 65 percent to less than $500,000


CENTRAL District TRIAL COURT ADOPTS GRANT STIEFEL'S FEE ANALYSIS AND CUTS $2.8 MILLION FROM MANDATORY FEE AWARD

The district court for the Central District of California adopted and approved Grant Stiefel's methodology for evaluating block-billed, vague and redacted billing entries and slashed a prevailing First Amendment plaintiff’s $4.8 million fee award by more than sixty percent in CNS v. Planet


O.C. TRIAL COURT ADOPTS GRANT STIEFEL'S EXPERT ANALYSIS IN SLASHING MANDATORY ATTORNEY FEE AWARD BY 75 PERCENT 

In MMM Holdings v. Reich, a successful anti-SLAPP defendant moved for over $700,000 in mandatory attorneys’ fees. Although the defendant had prevailed at both the trial and appellate levels, Grant Stiefel's expert testimony showed that the fee request was block-billed, overly redacted, padded with excessive attorney conferencing and improperly staffed. The Orange County trial court agreed and cut the statutory fee award by more than 75 percent

 

 
Mr. Stiefel’s qualifications as a testifying fee expert cannot seriously be disputed.
— Hon. Michael Paul Lindfield, Los Angeles County Superior Court