Does expert witness Rhonda Harper have any assistants or other staff working with her?
No. All work is completed by Rhonda Harper. Harper relies on standards, ethics, experience, and on treatises the leaders in the field.
How does Rhonda Harper determine if she will take on a client as an expert witness?
After conflict checks, Rhonda Harper reviews the case to determine if: (1) the case has merit, (2) she agrees with expert's role within the legal strategy, (3) whether she has the expertise and availability to provide value. Harper rejects about one-third of all cases presented to her.
Has Rhonda Harper, or any one of the companies she owns/owned (Harper Street LLC, Rhonda Harper LLC, Whimiy LLC, Penrose Check-In Services LLC, Rhonda Harper Photography) ever sued or been sued?
Does Rhonda Harper LLC carry professional insurance?
Has Rhonda Harper's work ever been restricted by the courts?
Unfortunately, out of fourteen years, 95 law firm clients, and 200 projects, four have been excluded:
(1) One of four surveys for Hogslat was not allowed as the underlying raw data was no longer available. It had been done 4 years earlier.
(2) A non-traditional damages assessment for Tovey was not allowed. Nike would not provide any data for any traditional assessment to be made.
(3) A survey for Pinchers was not allowed as it was a forward survey, not a reverse survey. The client had made a compelling case for the forward survey due to being in a tourist area.
(4) A survey for YellowFin was not allowed due to the location of the survey, the International Yacht Show where alcohol was served. In addition, the client had graphic images of yacht profiles made as it was impossible to get similar images of very expensive yachts.
In a separate case Harper was fielded as a merchandising expert, having been responsible for in-store merchandising at both Walmart and VF Corporation. The judge decided that a 'shelf stocking safety' expert, not a merchandising expert, was needed and she did not testify.