AGENCY LICENSING: Gilbertson Investigations Inc. is a licensed, bonded and insured private investigations agency. The owner and agency principal is Professor Gregory G. Gilbertson (Ret.), Washington State license numbers 1759 and 3198. Professor Gilbertson provides incident analysis, opinions, written reports, deposition, and trial testimony to attorneys as an expert in police practices, use of force, false arrest, and criminal defense casework.
RETAINER FEES & REPORTS: Attorneys are invoiced a flat rate, non-refundable retainer of $7000.00 before work begins. This fee represents 28 hours of discovery review, report writing, and client conferences at $250.00 per hour. Retainer fees may be greater depending upon the complexity of the case. Most reports are completed within the confines of the flat rate retainer. Professor Gilbertson requires six (6) weeks to complete a report. Attorneys that require reports in less than six (6) weeks agree to a pay a non-refundable retainer up-charge of $1000.00 for expedited reports.
DEPOSITION & TRIAL FEES: Opposing counsel depositions are invoiced at $495.00 per hour for a minimum of three (3) hours. Further, two (2) hours of deposition preparation time will also be invoiced to opposing counsel at $250.00 per hour. Therefore, a minimum deposition invoice of $1985.00 will be submitted to opposing counsel prior to the deposition with payment required in advance. If payment is not received in advance of the deposition, the deposition will be rescheduled. Advance payment for depositions is non-negotiable. Depositions exceeding three hours are invoiced at $495.00 per hour with payment required 30 days from the date of invoice. It is the sole responsibility of retaining counsel to ensure opposing counsel is advised of the deposition fees and advance payment policy.
Trial testimony is included in any out-of-town travel fees which are invoiced at $2400.00 per day. Travel time begins three (3) hours before Professor Gilbertson’s scheduled flight departure from Southwest Florida International Airport and ends two (2) hours after his scheduled flight returns to Southwest Florida International Airport. Payment for travel is required from retaining counsel in advance of any travel. The following travel fees are also invoiced to retaining counsel:
- Driving time to depositions or trials in Florida is invoiced at $150.00 per hour and $0.54 per mile.
- Airport parking fees of $50.00 per day.
- Round trip airfare from Southwest Florida International Airport to the destination city.
- All ground transportation and reasonable hotel expenses.
EXPERT REPORTS & DISCLAIMERS: Professor Gilbertson and Gilbertson Investigations Inc. makes no guarantees with respect to favorable or unfavorable results in any civil or criminal case, or the admissibility of reports or trial testimony. The admissibility of any report, analysis, or opinions authored by Professor Gilbertson is the sole responsibility of the retaining attorney. Professor Gilbertson assumes no liability and will issue no refunds for reports or testimony which is deemed inadmissible at trial.
CONTACT US: Gregory G. Gilbertson – 2334 2nd Avenue NE, Naples, FL 34120-3705 / Cell: 239.571.1840 / Office: 239.529.2137 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Professor Gregory Gilbertson’s comprehensive knowledge and incisive analyses sets a high standard for expert testimony in police practices. His credentials are impeccable, and knowledge of police procedures, use of force, de-escalation techniques, and crisis intervention is very high. Notably, his expertise has been acknowledged and recognized by the federal court. His contributions to my cases have been invaluable. His keen ability to analyze and deconstruct complex situations, particularly regarding the reasonable application of force, has consistently offered pivotal insights. His commentary on police training and policy, coupled with his application of the Graham v. Connor standard, has been instrumental in shedding light on the nuances of use of force.
Professor Gilbertson demonstrates an unwavering commitment to clarity and precision. His lucid explanations and articulate presentation skills makes the complex and contentious topics of police use of force easily understandable to attorneys and the layman alike. He possesses the remarkable ability to distill complicated legal and tactical concepts into comprehensible language without compromising depth or accuracy. His analysis, communication, and professionalism will significantly enhance any legal team. For anyone seeking an expert witness who combines intellectual rigor with impeccable character, I wholeheartedly recommend Professor Gregory Gilbertson.”
Angus Lee, Former District Attorney and Civil Rights Lawyer, Vancouver, WA / www.angusleelaw.com