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Testimonials / Quotes

It is always rewarding to be acknowledged for the work well done. On this page you can find quotes from reference letters as well as successful jury verdicts and settlements.

"You are a consummate professional. Your reports are perfect, your backup is unimpeachable, your office staff is excellent, your credentials are impressive, and you handle yourself extraordinarily well under oath. Unlike most experts, you make my job easy."
Attorney - Chicago, IL
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"I have been practicing personal injury law for 25 years and I have never had an occasion to meet a more qualified and knowledgeable expert. Your ability to handle cross-examination is worth your weight in gold!"
Attorney - Jackson, MS
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"I still consider your testimony in my courtroom as one of the highlights of my tenureā€¦ Without overdoing it, I would say to you that your testimony as an expert was the finest I have ever heard."
Judge - Huntington, IN
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"After they obtained a copy of your deposition and reviewed your testimony, we were able to settle this case for an amount five times greater than the offer that was pending prior to your deposition."
Attorney - Reidsville, GA
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"Of the $2.1 million dollar verdict $1.25 million was a result of your direct testimony."
Attorney - Chicago, IL
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"We were able to reach favorable settlements at values far in excess of what the opposing counsel originally believed these cases were worth. Your professional testimony and reports were a major part of the increased valuation of these files."
Attorney - Bourbonnais, IL
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"Unquestionably, your communication skills to the jury were the best that I have encountered. You have been far and away the best expert I have had the pleasure to work with over the years."
Attorney - Juneau, AK
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"Your testimony was excellent: clear and credible. I spoke to the jurors afterward and learned that they adopted your analysis and awarded the approximately $1 million that your testified."
Attorney - East Peoria, IL
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"Your report helped persuade the insurer to significantly increase their offer from $300,000 to $550,000."
Attorney - Somerset, MA
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"With your help, we have successfully settled the claim for the sum of $2.4 million. This result could not have been obtained without your participation in the litigation process. It has been a pleasure working with you and a great learning experience."
Attorney - Chicago,IL
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"Your help in this case was tremendous and your deposition was one of the most professional I have seen by an expert in my nineteen years of practicing law. I definitely hope to use you in the future on both economic and human suffering damages."
Attorney - St. Augustine, FL
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"You guys did an outstanding job. It was better than excellent. We would never have gotten where we did without your help."
Attorney - Albuquerque, NM
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"I wanted to emphasize that one of the things I like best about working with you and your firm is your availability to the client."
Attorney - Columbus, OH
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"Your expertise was very important and helpful in bringing about a successful resolution of this case. I found you to be not only highly qualified, but articulate, sincere and a joy to work with."
Attorney - Lake Forest, IL
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"We deal with expert witnesses on a very regular basis, but you will stand out in our memory with fondness because of your helpful attitude and immediate response to our requests for your services. Moreover, your preparation and testimony at deposition was outstanding and helped us settle this case. Your national reputation is well deserved."
Attorney - Seattle, WA
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"The detailed, expert analysis and opinions contained in the report, were very persuasive in resolving the matter without delay."
Attorney - Glenview, IL
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"I wanted to thank your for being so helpful and cooperative in the case. So often expert witness are difficult to deal with and hard to coordinate. Working with you was such a pleasant change from the norm."
Attorney - Houston, TX
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"We were most impressed by the thorough professionalism and cooperation of your entire staff. We will not hesitate to contact you in the future, or to recommend you to others, when the occasion arises."
Attorney - Chicago, IL
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"You would be surprised how many times I have reached for your book and used it and appreciated it greatly."
Judge - Huntington, IN
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"The fact that the case eventually settled for a figure extremely close to what you estimated to be the measure of opportunity cost loss to the trust only confirms the correctness of your methodology and thoroughness of your work."
Attorney - Chicago, IL
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Stan V. Smith, Ph.D.

University of Chicago-trained Economist and Financial Consultant


Dr. Smith and his team provide high quality strategies to educate a jury in economic valuation & analysis for fair awards.