Nationally-Recognized Attorney Fee Expert


Credible. Experienced. Efficient.


Grant Stiefel, Esq. is a nationally-recognized, full time legal fee auditor, testifying expert and the principal of Litigation Limited, a boutique legal fee consulting firm

  • Mr. Stiefel has testified in over 50 lawsuits, including disputes in federal district courts, California trial courts, JAMS/AAA arbitrations, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, State Bar courts, and attorney-client fee arbitrations

  • He has qualified to testify and has testified live at trials and arbitrations as a designated attorney fee expert

  • Mr. Stiefel’s methodology for reviewing, auditing and evaluating legal invoices has been cited, approved and adopted by state and federal courts. Courthouse News Svc. v. Planet, Case No. CV 11-08083 SJO (C.D. Cal. 2016); MMM Holdings v. Reich, Case No. 30-2015-00822123-CU-BT-CJC (Cal. Sup. Ct. 2018)

  • He has been retained as a testifying attorney fee expert by the world’s largest law firms, including Reed Smith, McDermott Will and Emery, Jones Day, Sheppard Mullin, Sidely Austin, Dykema Gossett, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, and Littler Mendelson, among many others

  • Top corporate clients like Apple, Wells Fargo, Citibank, and Kaiser turn to Mr. Stiefel for expert witness testimony in high-value attorney fee disputes. Mr. Stiefel’s well-known institutional clients include Los Angeles World Airports and the Los Angeles Unified School District

  • Mr. Stiefel is a member of the California State Bar and is unique among fee experts in that he was a trial attorney for more than a decade at two of the world’s largest law firms (Akin Gump and K&L Gates)

  • Mr. Stiefel has managed a multi-billion dollar litigation portfolio and has audited hundreds of millions of dollars in legal fees from law firms nationwide since 2008

  • He is a California State Bar-approved continuing legal education instructor on attorneys’ fees who has trained hundreds of executives and in-house counsel from a host of Fortune 500 corporations

  • Mr. Stiefel is qualified as an attorney-client fee dispute arbitrator with the California State Bar’s Mandatory Fee Arbitration program and as a judge pro tem with the California Superior Court for the County of Los Angeles

  • Mr. Stiefel provides powerful, cost-effective analysis, fee declarations and trial testimony, and has advised corporate clients on legal fee and cost control, litigation management and selection of counsel for complex, multi-jurisdictional litigation


Let's talk.

Contact Grant Stiefel today for a confidential, no-cost consultation. Mr. Stiefel is accepting expert witness and consulting engagements at this time

Please note that Litigation Limited is not a law firm and Mr. Stiefel is unable to accept attorney-client engagements at this time, except through referral by co-counsel

Attorneys seeking expert opinion testimony and consulting clients can contact Grant Stiefel directly at 424.223.8252. If time is of the essence, please click the button below to provide case and conflicts information for the fastest and most effective response





Grant Stiefel, Esq.

Grant Stiefel is an attorney and full-time legal fee auditor and consultant who has testified as a fee expert in more than fifty lawsuits. Prior to founding Litigation Limited, a boutique legal auditing firm, Mr. Stiefel was a trial lawyer at two of the world's largest and most prestigious law firms where he managed a multi-billion dollar litigation portfolio in California Superior Court. He has reviewed hundreds of millions of dollars in law firm billings, and has been retained as an expert or consultant by a number of top law firms.



University of Southern California
Juris Doctor, 2000
• High honors or honors in 11 subjects
• Honors journal, Staff editor, Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal
• Elected to Student Bar Association for all three years

University of Southern California
Bachelor of Arts,
Psychology & Linguistics, 1994
• USC Presidential Scholarship Recipient
• National Merit Scholar

Activities & Affiliations

• Los Angeles County Bar Association Fee Arbitrator
• San Fernando Bar Association Fee Arbitrator
• National Association of Legal Fee Analysts
• Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

Bar & Court Admissions

• California State Bar
• U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
• U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
• U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
• U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
• U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California