Ralph Crawford, P.E.
FORENSIC ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING SERVICES
1) BASIC FEE: The basic fee is $300 per hour.
Review of documents, photos, and evidence
Travel time (portal to portal)
Telephone consulting, 0.1 hour increment (Scheduling only calls not charged)
2) DEPOSITIONS: $300 per hour, or fraction thereof, starting at the scheduled time.
3) COURT TESTIMONY AND APPEARANCES: $300 per hour.
This includes time on the stand and waiting time, paid in advance.
Mileage is charged at $0.50 per mile driven.
Airfare, lodging, etc., are billed at cost.
Photographs: Will be digital on a thumb drive or disk. If hard copies are required, producing them will be charged at the same rate as report writing.
Other costs as necessary and negotiated, e.g., exemplars, testing materials.
5) BILLING AND PAYMENT:
A detailed invoice of time and expenses will be submitted.
Payment is due upon presentation of the invoice.
Progress invoices will be submitted on long or lingering cases.
Interest on overdue accounts (30 days) will be charged at 2% per month.
Before testifying, the account's outstanding balance must be paid in full, and estimated Testimony fees must be paid in advance.
TO RETAIN MY SERVICES: Send a letter requesting consulting services for your case, including a description of the work desired and agreeing to the terms of this Fee Schedule, and enclose a check for $3,000. This retainer will remain in force until the case is closed, after which any outstanding balance will be returned to the client.