Litigation and Expert Witness Services

Are you involved in a complex business dispute?

If you are involved in a legal dispute such as a breach of contract, shareholder dispute, intellectual property infringement, or fraud, you may require a financial consultant or expert to assist in determining economic damages.

In cases of divorce, you may require assistance in determining the value of an interest in a business for purposes of equitable distribution, the classification of separate and marital property (including personal and entity goodwill), or assessment of income for spousal/child support.

Because the value of your business may be your most important investment, it makes sense to hire the specialists who possess the expertise and experience to represent you.

Valuation and Forensic Services Department

Our Valuation and Forensic Services Department specializes in assisting attorneys and their clients with complex disputes, including litigation consulting and expert witness services for commercial disputes and divorce, and financial advisory services for reorganization and bankruptcy.

Our Valuation and Forensic Services Department is now in its 23rd year and one of the largest practices in Virginia dedicated to providing these specialized services.

Members of our team have qualified as expert witnesses in U.S. District Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and 17 circuit courts in four states, as well as before the American Arbitration Association and the National Association of Securities Dealers.  We have also been named as experts in disputes subject to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

We have served as U.S. District Court-appointed forensic accountants, consultants for the U.S. Office of the Federal Public Defender, and court-appointed neutral business appraisers.  We have also been retained by the U.S. Department of Justice as a consultant in a litigation in the U.S. District Court.

"Digging into the numbers to investigate crime"

"What’s the Damage? A Primer on Economic Damages in Business Litigation"

Representative Law Firm Clients

The following is a representative list of local, regional, and national law firms that we have assisted as consultants and/or experts.  Please note that this list is not all inclusive as certain law firms have policies prohibiting use of their names.

Armstrong Bristow Farley & Schwarzschild, PLC

Blackburn, Conte, Schilling & Click P.C.

BrigliaHundley, PC

Christian & Barton, LLP

Durrette, Arkema, Gerson & Gill, PC

Eckert Seamans

Flora Petit

Florance Gordan Brown

Foley & Lardner LLP

Gentry Locke

Glenn Feldmann

Gordon & Rees

Hancock, Daniel, Johnson & Nagle, P.C.

Hicks Crandall Juhl PC

Hirschler Fleischer, P.C.

James McElroy & Diehl

Kaplan Voekler Cunningham & Frank PLC

Keller Law Group

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Kutak Rock LLP

Law Office of Deanna D. Cook, P.C.


Marks & Harrison

McCandlish Lillard

MeyerGoergen PC

Obenshain Law Group

Offit Kurman

O’Hagan Meyer

O’Keeffe & Spies

Owen and Owens

Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein

Peacock Family Law

Perkins Coie LLP

Redmon Peyton & Braswell LLP

Roop Xanttopoulos Babounakis PLLC

Sands Anderson PC

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Spotts Fain PC

Stiles Ewing Powers PC

The Moore Law Firm, PLLC

The Witmeyer Law Firm

ThompsonMcMullan, P.C.

Timothy H. Guare, PLC

Vandeventer Black LLP

Virginia Estate & Trust Law, PLC

Whiteford Taylor Preston, LLP

Williams Mullen

Woods Rogers PLC

Representative Litigations

We have served as consultants and/or experts on many high profile and complex litigations.  Representative matters include:

Robert Schroering, DMD, et al. v. Kenneith D. Parrish, DMD, Ph.D., P.S.C., et al., Jefferson Circuit Court, Division Thirteen, Kentucky, No. 11-CI-04100.  Breach of Contract.

Courtney R. Herbert v. Guy R. Joubert, Circuit Court, Fairfax County, Virginia, Civil No. 2015-8284.  Divorce.

John Gregory Brown, et al. v. Sweet Briar Institute, Circuit Court, Amherst County, Virginia, Case No. CL15009395-00.  Temporary Injunction.

Guidance Residential, LLC v. Anwer Mangrio and Jane Doe Mangrio, and University Islamic Financial Corporation, Superior Court, County of King, State of Washington, Case No. 12-2-40467-4 SEA.  Breach of Contract, Theft of Trade Secrets.

Dorothy Hagood Corning v. Louis Avery Corning, IV, General Court of Justice, District Court Division, Craven County, North Carolina, File No. 08 CVD 1538. Divorce.

Professional Massage Training Center, Inc. v. Accreditation Alliance of Career Schools and Colleges, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division, Case No.:  1:12cv911-LO-IDD.  Breach of Contract, Tortious Interference.

Beacon Wireless Solutions, Inc. v. Garmin International, Inc., et al., U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, Harrisonburg Division, Civil Action No.:  5:11CV-00025-GEC.  Violation of Trade Secrets Act, Breach of Contract, Unjust Enrichment.

Optical Air Data Systems, LLC v. Dombroff Gilmore Jaques and French, et al., Circuit Court, County of Prince William, Virginia, Case No. CL10-2094-DD.  Legal Malpractice.

Reynolds Foil, Inc., et al. v. Penny Plate, Inc., et al., Circuit Court, Henrico County, Virginia, Case No. 092684.  Breach of Contract.

Peter F. Dawyot v. Catawba Capital Management, Inc., Circuit Court, City of Roanoke, Virginia, Case No. CL08-2104.  Breach of Contract.

Old Dominion Electric Cooperative v. Ragnar Benson, Inc., U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division, Case No.:  3:05cv34.  Breach of Contract, Liquidated Damages.

We have also served as U.S. District Court-appointed forensic accountants, as well as consultants/experts for the U.S. Office of the Federal Public Defender, on the following matters:

United States Securities and Exchange Commission v. Terry L. Dowdell, et al., U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, Charlottesville Division, Civil Action No. 3:01CV00116.

United States Securities and Exchange Commission v. International Fiduciary Corp. S.A., et al., U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division, Case No. 1:06cv01354-GBL.

United States v. James Ashby Moncure, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division, Civil Action No. 3:14-CR-137.

United States of America v. Edward Hugh Okun, et al., U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division, Case No. Cr. 3:08CR132.

Litigation Services:

  • Development of strategy
  • Analyzing industries and markets
  • Evaluating liability issues
  • Assisting with discovery
  • Developing alternative damages theories
  • Quantifying economic damages (e.g., lost profits, unjust enrichment, reasonable royalty, diminution of value)
  • Analyzing opposing experts’ damages models
  • Preparing demonstrative exhibits for trial
  • Preparing expert reports
  • Presenting expert witness testimony

Types of Litigation

  • Breach of contract
  • Business interruption
  • Divorce
  • Fraud
  • Intellectual property infringement (trade secrets, patents, copyrights, and trademarks)
  • Post-acquisition disputes
  • Professional malpractice
  • Securities
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Tortious interference
  • Wrongful death
  • Wrongful termination

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How Can We Help You and Your Business?

Innsbrook Corporate Center
4401 Dominion Boulevard
Glen Allen, Virginia 23060

804.747.0000 or 804.273.6200