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Expert Witness Testimony

When knowledge of a technical subject matter might be helpful to a trier of fact, a person having special training or experience in that technical field, one who is called an expert witness, is permitted to state his or her opinion concerning those technical matters. 

I offer a full range of Real Estate Appraisal services, with experience in many types of real property. I am also experienced in litigation support and expert witness services. Clients who have used my expert testimony services include government agencies, tax entities, financial institutions, legal and accounting firms and many other businesses. In many cases, my independent, supportable analysis has allowed clients to settle cases without going to court.  As an expert witness, I have testified for clients in the Superior Courts of Dougherty County, Clay County, Lee County, Sumter County, Terrell County, Thomas County, Webster County and Worth County.

The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice www.appraisalfoundation.org (USPAP) and the Appraisal Institute www.appraisalinstitute.org of which I am a designated member, requires an appraiser to remain unbiased in performing an appraisal of a property. But, I am allowed by law to consult with you and advise you about the relative strength of an appraisal presented by opposing parties. I also may be able to perform additional research and analysis to support or discredit assumptions or conclusions made by other real estate appraisers.

Some examples of issues I have experience with include:

  • Valuation of real property for assessment purposes.
  • Valuation as of a date in the past (Date of Death Appraisals).
  • Valuation for condemnation and eminent domain cases.
  • Loss in value due to locational or functional obsolescence.
  • Estate settlement.
  • Partial interest.
  • Valuation for divorce settlement.
  • Court ordered fair market value estimates.

With over 40 years of experience and a proven track record in many types of appraisal assignments, I may be able to assist you with a particular appraisal need.  If you have any  questions regarding real estate appraisal expert testimony or my experience in this field, simply contact me with your question at lstanley@bellsouth.net or give me a call at 229-347-6927.

 

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