Melinda Starbird

Areas of Practice
  • Expert Witness Services
  • Firm/Practice Management
  • Recruiting/Staffing
  • Software & Technology

Should Experts Implement Alternative Fee Structures?

The quick answer to this question is, “It depends.” For some experts in some industries, a shift to alternative fee arrangements may be the smart way to go. For other industries, with more unpredictable factors, it…more

One Rate to Rule Them All

For some experts in some industries, a shift to alternative fee structures makes perfect sense. But for most experts in most industries, the billable hour is still the best fee structure…more

More Firms Embrace Alternative Fees

Since early 2009, legal industry publications have been announcing the transition to alternative fee arrangements (AFA). The enthusiasts claim these arrangements are going to kill the hourly rate, completely change the way…more

Communicate Now, Communicate Often

As I mentioned in “Three Questions to ask Early and Often,” the best way to win an argument with an attorney is to avoid the argument in the first place. And when it comes to invoice disputes, the best method to…more

Three Questions to Ask Early and Often

I have heard it said that litigation is recession proof. It may be more accurate to say that while litigation can thrive in both good times and bad, litigation still feels the pressures of a bad economy. And experts would be…more
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