A Photography Expert Witness

A Photography Expert Witness

Professor Jeff Sedlik
145 North Sierra Madre Blvd; Suite #4
Pasadena, CA 91106
Office: 626-808-0000

The leading consultant and testifying forensic expert witness on all issues related to photography: Copyright, licensing, contracts, business practices, industry standards, stock photography, model releases, rights of privacy/publicity, evaluation of lost or damaged photographs and film, evaluation of photography assets, technical matters, forensic digital analysis, forensic photography, litigation support.

Trained negotiator and mediator providing clients with dispute resolution services, and assisting clients in negotiating favorable settlements without litigation. Photography business, licensing and copyright consultant to attorneys, stock agencies, professional photographers, artists, artist representatives, publishers, software developers, advertising agencies, PR firms, graphic designers, and other organizations engaged in production or use of photography.

Respected and acknowledged authority on all forms of commercial, editorial and stock photography. Past President, Advertising Photographers of America (APA). Chief Advisor on Licensing & Copyright, APA. President & CEO, PLUS Coalition, the licensing standards body for the photography and advertising industries. Professor of Photography, Art Center College of Design. Leading consultant, speaker, author on legal, business, and technical photography topics.

Working professional advertising photographer with decades of experience at the highest level. Named 2005 Photography Industry Leader of the Year 2005 by International Photography Council. Named Photography Person of the Year, 2006, by Photo Media Magazine.

Areas of Expertise
  • Advertising
  • Antiques, Art, & Collectibles Appraisal
  • Demonstrative Evidence/Exhibits
  • Entertainment & Media
  • Intangible Assets Appraisal
  • Licensing
  • Mapping & Surveying
  • Marketing
  • Photography
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trademarks


References upon request.