Expert Witness Services
CPAs may be called up as expert witnesses to provide valuable insight for a wide range of cases, especially those involving high-value financial issues and disputes. In such cases, we are often tasked with providing an expert opinion for cases involving a financial crime, such as accounting malpractice, embezzlement, tax fraud, Ponzi scheme, or various other forms of accounting fraud. Certified Public Accountants (CPA) must adhere to certain regulatory compliances, the violation of which would be cause for litigation.
In the courtroom, poster boards may work for some cases, but our use of computers and LCD projectors provides a more organized presentation with the necessary emphasis on those items that are critical to understanding the information that supports our opinion or negates the opinions of others. Knowing that our report will probably not be read by the judge or jury, demonstrative exhibits can tell the story that we want told. We know what we want to highlight, and Shilts CPA can prepare the presentation for you.
We are here to assist in the preparation of the questions that are necessary to either present our opinions during direct examination or to methodically dissect the opposing expert on cross-examination. Using our vast amount of experience in the courtroom, Shilts CPA can assist by helping an attorney save valuable time by providing the framework to handle expert opinions, both ours and theirs.