Director of Litigation Support Sharon Hamrick and Principal Mike Costello of Decosimo Advisory Services will speak at the Litigation Counsel of America’s (LCA) 2013 Fall Conference & Celebration of Fellows hosted Oct. 16-18, at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, W.V.
Decosimo’s Mr. Costello and Ms. Hamrick will co-present “Financial Expert Witness Issues - How to Handle the Dangerous Financial Expert Witness” on Oct. 17 with Sheri Fox of Baker Donelson. Their presentation will be made to Fellows of the LCA, a highly-selective national trial lawyer honorary society, and will address how to select unbiased and objective financial expert witnesses and exclude dangerous witnesses using the Daubert standards.
Mr. Costello is a certified public accountant accredited in business valuation (ABV) and certified in financial forensics (CFF), as well as an accredited senior appraiser (ASA) and certified fraud examiner (CFE). He is an advisory specialist with more than 30 years of training and experience in business valuations, forensic accounting, business acquisitions and divestitures, exit planning, and related fields. Mr. Costello’s experience includes extensive consulting work and testimony in tax, accounting, financial, economic, and business issues of commercial litigation, with emphasis on business valuation, economic damages – including lost profits, personal injury, wrongful death and wrongful termination – and forensic accounting issues.
Ms. Hamrick, a certified fraud examiner with CFF credentials, has extensive experience in financial analysis and preparation of expert reports for state and federal courts, especially related to litigation involving embezzlement, contract disputes, breach of contract, manufacturing and supply disputes, wrongful termination, personal injury and wrongful death. She has provided litigation consultation services to both plaintiff and defendant attorneys. She is a member of the AICPA and its Forensic and Valuation Services Section, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the TSCPA. Ms. Hamrick frequently presents on litigation support, fraud prevention and risk assessment topics and has written articles for various publications.
Fellowship in the LCA is by invitation only and fellows are carefully selected based upon evaluations of excellence, effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation, and superior ethical reputation. New Fellows of the LCA will be inducted into the society at a black tie celebration on Oct. 17.
Conference participants will be provided with many of the necessary tools for continued success and expertise in trial techniques, evidence presentation, courtroom technology, case evaluations, negotiations, alternative dispute resolution, and marketing. The conference gives Fellows the opportunity to network with other distinguished attorneys from across North America while earning continued legal education (CLE) credit. For more information regarding the LCA’s 2013 Fall Conference & Celebration of Fellows, visit www.decosimo.com/2013LCAFall.