REAL ESTATE EXPERT TESTIMONY
Expert Witness and Litigation Support
Litigation support for property issues in the form of expert testimony, trial preparation, exhibit preparation, cross-examination, and rebuttal testimony is included in the service offering of Ferstl Valuation Services. As Arkansas Bar licensed attorneys, our owners, Tom and J.T. Ferstl are uniquely qualified to act as real estate expert witnesses in the most technical and complex of cases.
Ferstl Valuation Services has participated in real estate litigation issues around Arkansas, the region, and outside the region in cities such as Miami, Florida; Denver, Colorado; and Sioux Falls, South Dakota just to name a few. In our 50 years of providing real estate expert witness testimony, Ferstl Valuation Services has an exceptional record, and our list of references and client testimonials is proof of that. You can download our references now or contact us for more information about results our team has achieved in the past.
Our real estate expert witnesses have experience contributing to a variety of cases, including, but not limited to, the following:
– Divorce Proceedings
– Estate Planning
– Real Estate Contract Disputes
– State and Gift Tax Returns
– Property Tax Settlements
– Eminent Domain/Condemnation
This level of experience includes testimony given inside and outside of a courtroom as well as court cases with and without trial juries. Delicately and accurately preparing research, exhibits, and reports for such cases is extremely important, and our staff takes these matters very seriously while explaining our findings in terms that juries can easily understand. Should you have a question regarding real estate expert witness fees or litigation strategy, please contact our office at (501) 313-0641 and we would be happy to discuss your case.
We value our attorney and client partnerships, so if you’re looking for a team of experts that can give you the highest level of support possible, Ferstl Valuation Services is the expert you need on your side.
“I have worked with both Tom and J. T. Ferstl in numerous eminent domain cases over the last decade. Their dedication to their craft and to providing clients with a fair and defensible appraisal is second to none in my experience. They have also been invaluable in evaluating cases and the expert reports provided by the opposing parties.
Without hesitation, I would recommend both Tom and J. T. and their staff of appraisers to anyone in need of such services both in and out of a litigation setting.”
“Please accept my thanks for the brilliant assistance you gave on relatively short notice. Your ability to testify concerning an analysis of the two appraisals, particularly pointing out the serious flaws in the landowners’ appraisal, was the turning point of the trial.
Giving understandable answers in layman’s terms is an extraordinary talent that many expert witnesses do not have. In short, you were believable and that is what makes an expert witness a real expert witness.”
“In the 20 years I have been practicing law and using expert testimony, I have never written a thank you letter to one of my expert witnesses. However, in this case I wanted to express to you how grateful I am for your outstanding appraisal, trial testimony, and help in preparing for this trial against the City of Little Rock.
At trial on direct examination your knowledge of the subject matter as well as your confidence in your testimony was obviously the reason the jury completely ignored the expert’s appraisal for the City and awarded my client the damages to which you testified he was entitled.”
“…Mr. Ferstl provided outstanding professional services to us in a prompt manner. His opinions as to values … on the property were adopted by the Court.”
“Our result was quite satisfactory, and I give Mr. Ferstl a large part of the credit. I believe he was well worth the nominal investment.”
“I am of the opinion that we would have never received such a verdict without the very able assistance of Mr. Ferstl.”
“Mr. Ferstl is a trusted and recognized expert in real estate matters, particularly in the area of counseling clients regarding proposed sales, purchases, and leases of land. In addition, Mr. Ferstl is a trusted advisor to governments and individuals in eminent domain matters.”
“The depth of preparation, responsiveness, and quality of presentation at Ferstl Valuation Services establishes a value that I do not hesitate to engage for myself or recommend to clients.”
“I am an estate planning administration attorney in Little Rock. Many of my matters involve real estate. J.T. is my “go to” contact when clients need advice regarding their real estate. All of my clients that have involved J.T. have been extremely satisfied with his advice.”