Accountants; Expert Witness Fees; Suit on Account; Trial
A large Atlanta accounting firm had been hired by another law firm to provide expert witness testimony in a complex business dispute suit involving AT&T. The accountants had spent hours analyzing financial records and providing expert opinions for the law firm. The law firm, however, lost the case and then refused to pay the accountants' expert- witness fees. The accounting firm hired the Firm to collect the money owed. The defendant "stonewalled" and refused to pay. The case went to trial, and the Firm recovered 100% of the Clients' fees, plus interest, from the defaulting law firm.