Expert Witness Services Rates
To retain the services of ESCI the following must be received in ESCI's office before work can begin:
All travel related expenses (travel will be conducted at standard business class level) telephone, contract computer/graphics support, office supply or other expenses (as required).
Printing and reproduction of drawings (at cost).
Photographic processing (at cost).
Client will be charged for purchase of national standards, international standards, or necessary regulations needed for reference or research if not currently in ESCI library.
SERVICE AUTHORIZATION METHODS:
Client may retain services by providing a cash retainer:
A preliminary $5,000.00 at the start of consultation or litigation activity is required. With an annual retainer of $5,000.00, the client may reserve time for performance on requested work during the following twelve (12) month period.
Any cash remaining after the completion of the work will be returned to the client within 30 days.
Fees and expenses will be billed to the client on the first day of each month, for the previous month's services. All invoices are "Due Upon Receipt." Invoice payment not received within 37 days of date of invoice will be assessed 18% per annum until paid.
Payments not received 45 days after date of invoice will cause all work to cease (no reports will be issued) until all late payments, and interest, are paid and billing is again current.
When an opposing attorney is to pay for a deposition provided by ESCI, payment for the necessary travel expenses, the 3-hour minimum deposition fee and other direct costs are to be received prior to beginning the deposition process.