Nationally-Recognized Attorney Fee Expert

Services

The fee expert.

Areas of Expertise


EXPERT TRIAL AND ARBITRATION TESTIMONY

Grant Stiefel provides clear, persuasive and effective live testimony at trial, arbitration and deposition. He has never failed to qualify as a testifying expert, and the Honorable Michael Paul Lindfield of the Los Angeles Superior Court noted during trial that "Mr. Stiefel's credentials as a testifying fee expert cannot seriously be disputed." He has testified in California state and federal courts, and trial courts and arbitrations nationwide


TRAINING AND CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCTION

Mr. Stiefel has trained hundreds of CEOs, CFOs, in-house counsel and legal departments on attorney fee issues, including legal fee auditing, litigation management, and compliance with outside counsel billing guidelines. He has been certified as a continuing legal education instructor in the field of attorneys' fees by the California State Bar



ATTORNEY FEE DECLARATIONS AND REPORTS

Mr. Stiefel has submitted dozens of expert declarations and reports in connection with fee-shifting motions in state and federal courts across the country. Because he uses consistent, court-approved methodologies for analyzing and evaluating attorney fee motions, he is sought out by both fee-seeking and fee-opposing parties to provide cost-effective testimony and expert analysis
 


LEGAL FEE AUDITS

Grant Stiefel has managed a multi-billion dollar litigation portfolio and audited hundreds of millions of dollars in legal fees from law firms across the country. He assists clients with efficient review of monthly law firm invoices to ensure reasonableness, accuracy and compliance with best practices for hourly billing. He has also helped Fortune 500 clients develop and implement outside counsel billing and management guidelines



ATTORNEY-CLIENT FEE ARBITRATIONS

Grant Stiefel is a trained attorney-client fee arbitrator and judge pro tem who serves on the Los Angeles County Bar Association Attorney-Client Mediation and Arbitration Panel and the San Fernando Bar Association Mandatory Fee Arbitration Program. He has also testified as a fee expert in a number of mandatory fee arbitrations and state bar courts regarding attorney fee issues and the reasonableness of fees