Expert Witness Testimony & Litigation Consulting
Available globally on behalf of defense or plaintiff
We have been hired for litigation involving contract disputes to negligent homicide
Considered one of the world's leading agricultural appraisers & expert witness, Daventry Appraisal Services has traveled throughout the United States and Canada conducting equine, farm equipment, and livestock appraisals. We have appraised some of the most well-known Holstein, Angus & Jersey cattle in North America and have also appraised some of the top jumper and dressage horses in Europe through Daventry Equine Appraisal Services, a division of Daventry Appraisal Services. We have been hired globally as an appraiser and consultant on many litigation cases. Our expert witness cases currently consist of 60% plaintiffs and 40% defendants. We are qualified as an expert in court proceedings in both Canada and the United States, work closely with several of the major insurance companies in both the U.S. and Canada on livestock death-claim reimbursements and fraud investigation, have completed appraisals for multi-million-dollar estate and insurance settlements, tax audits, divorce disputes, and have performed appraisals for multi-million dollar hog, poultry, dairy and beef operations. Private Investigation services are also available.
Daventry Appraisal Services is also known in the industry as the go-to appraiser for obscure and exotic animals. We have extensive experience appraising breeding/show dogs, breeding/show cats, animal actors for film & television, as well as game, exotic, and endangered animals (both land and marine) for various private zoos, aquariums, sanctuaries, and non-profit organizations throughout North America.
Daventry appraisals are considered certified for legal purposes internationally and are known for their thoroughness and attention to detail. We are also considered a qualified appraiser by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and all of our appraisals are Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) compliant. We have been appraising for over two decades and have helped our clients win millions in litigation judgments and settlements. Combined with our background and credentials in the agricultural industry, our appraisals and expertise provides a valuable asset in the courtroom!
Daventry Appraisal Services provides expert advice and consultation for use by insurance agencies, attorneys, judges and juries during legal procedures - from discovery through settlement or trial. Our goal is to help you avoid trial by providing a thorough and well-written report which leads to settlement. Expert knowledge of standards of the industry includes, but is not limited to;
Read more about our experience with various breeds of livestock and animals HERE.
Sample Litigation Experience:
"As a lawyer specialising in equestrian litigation, I am only too aware that it is imperative in this niche field to have the world's leading experts on your team. Tracy has an unparalleled, encyclopedic knowledge of the competition horse market globally. Her expertise is invaluable and her opinion is supported by the most thorough analysis. Her exceptional attention to detail means that her reports command authority. She is the go to expert for any equestrian valuation issue."
"Tracy served as a testifying expert where she opined on the value of a horse in litigation pending in Circuit Court of Fairfax County Virginia. Tracy's opinions were supported by a thoughtful and well-reasoned expert report and the judge accept Tracy's testimony as reasonable and credible.
Expert witness court testimony or deposition $600/day
Travel, hotel expenses, etc. must also be covered and are in addition to our expert witness fee.
Trial, hearing or deposition preparation $800 & up
Preparation of rebuttal questions, review of opposing valuations and appraisals, review of testimony and exhibits from witness depositions, pre-trial investigation, evidence research, accident reconstruction $350 & up. Contact us directly for a custom quote.
A few of the other services we offer:
Payment in full is required to begin an appraisal, expert witness report or private investigation. Reports requiring a rush job (less than 10 days) or reports involving litigation, divorce or bankruptcy must be paid via cash, eTransfer, money wire transfers or retainer through an attorney or insurance company. The appraisal fee may be subject to additional mileage fees, if applicable. Normal time required for a single horse appraisal is 10 to 14 days from receipt of pertinent information and payment. We do offer rush service for an additional fee for clients who require a report in 9 days or less.
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