Richard Harer

Specialized Investigations
9171 Gazette Avenue
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Web Site
Phone: (800) 714-3728
Fax: (866) 782-3012

Specialized Investigations areas of expertise are: Fraud, Insurance, Workers' Compensation, Surveillance, Labor & Employment, Medical, Civil, Criminal, Trial Preparation, Locates & Skiptracing, Asset Searches, Background Checks, Statements, Process Service, Social Media Investigations, and Information Services.

Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice; CA. Private Investigator license 13855; AZ. Private Investigator license 1578351; WA Private Investigator license 1831; Certified Fraud Investigator (CFE); Certified Professional Investigator (CFI); Certified Fraud Specialist (CFS); Workers' Compensation Claims Administrator (WCCA)

Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Affiliate Member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA); Member of the Southern California Fraud Investigator's Association(SCFIA); Member California Association of Licensed Investigators(CALI); Member National Council of Investigation and Security Services (NCISS); Northern California Fraud Investigators's Association (NCFIA); Texas Association of Licensed Investigators (TALI)(affiliate member); Association of Insurance Professionals (AIP); Arizona Association of Licensed Private Investigators (AALPI); Professional Investigators of California Association (PICA); Los Angeles County Bar Association (Associate member); Washington Association of Legal Investigators (WALI);

Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Spoken numerous times on the following subjects: "The Investigative Medical Audit"; Insurance Fraud Investigations; Public Record Computer Databases; Surveillance Investigation; Privacy Issues related to Investigations; Social Media Investigations: The Legal, Ethical & Evidentiary Issues; Fraud; and many more topics.

Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: NO

Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: twice

Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Fraud

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: NONE

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: TWICE

Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Four

Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: 2010

Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Once

Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: once

Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 5 years

Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Investigative services; Consulting; reports;

Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: 75 hr.

Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: 75 hr.

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: 90 hr.

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: 120 hr.

Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: 69 cents per mile; copy fees; travel time; investigative sources

References

Barry Zalma, Barry Zalma Law Office,4441 Sepulveda
Culver City, CA 90230,(310) 390-4455,zalma@zalma.com;

Aaron Sheldon, 16130 Ventura Bvd.,Ste.600, Encino, CA. 91436, 818-783-1664, aes4law@aol.com;

Barry Bradley,Bradley & Gmelich, 700 N. Brand Bvd., 10th Floor, Glendale, CA 91203, Office (818) 243-5200, bbradley@bglawyers.com

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