Because our financial world is complex, attorneys will often need the help of CPAs. Our professionals have served as expert witnesses or consultants for plaintiffs or defendants in the following types of cases:
What's the difference between an expert consultant and an expert witness?
The CPA is engaged by the attorney to develop information that will be used by the attorney in a variety of ways. In these engagements, the CPA is usually not expected to testify and the documents he or she creates may be protected by attorney-client privilege. This means that they may not have to be made available to the opposing counsel.
If the CPA is engaged as an expert witness, the CPA will often have to provide deposition and courtroom testimony. All of the documents created by the CPA are subject to "discovery" by the opposing counsel.
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