David Ostrove

Mr. David Ostrove

David Ostrove, Professor Of Law and Accounting, Attorney At Law, CPA (inactive) Expert Witness and Consultant
6157 Wooster Ave.
Los Angeles , CA 90056
Mobile: 310-486-7920
Office: 310-348-1191
Fax: 310-348-8551


Professor Ostrove is an attorney-CPA(inactive)-Educator, is a Professor at Southwestern School Of Law. He has been an expert witness since 1957; Professor Of Law And Accounting, at Southwestern University School Of Law, in Los Angeles, for the past 49 years; Certified Specialist In Taxation Law; Certified by the California Board Of Legal Specialization Of The State Bar Of California, since 1975; California CPA since 1957; (now inactive) California Lawyer since 1960; expert witness clients include: defense and plaintiffs' attorneys; The U.S. Attorney; The State Attorney General; The District Attorneys' Offices; The Los Angeles City Attorney; The State Bar Of California; The State Public Defender's Office; The California Department of Motor Vehicles.

Professor Ostrove serves as trustee, executor, administrator, conservator, and guardian for many of his clients. We prepare Federal Estate Tax Returns for our attorney clients, as well as estate and trust accountings to be filed in court, as well as non-probate accountings

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Author and Lecturer; California Continuing Education Of The Bar; The California CPA Foundation; Professor Ostrove has had more than 100 articles, course books, and manuscripts published in California and Nationally; in addition, he has presented more than 150 all-day seminars for the above-named organizations as well as many others.

In addition to serving as an expert witness, he serves as Mediator, Arbitrator, Umpire, Special Master, Appraiser; Court appointed and private engagements.

Contact Information
Telephone: 310-348-1191
Fax: 310-348-8551
Additional Office Phone: 310-348-1388
Cell: 310-486-7920

You may reach David Ostrove's assistant, Michelle Brand at 310-703-4330.

Evening and weekend appointments are available upon request.

Areas of Expertise
  • Auditing
  • Bad Faith
  • Banking
  • Business
  • Business Valuation
  • Compensation
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Fraud Investigation
  • Insurance
  • Intangible Assets Appraisal
  • Legal Fees
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Valuation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Personal Injury
  • Personal Property Valuation
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Real Estate Damages
  • Real Estate Malpractice
  • Real Estate Valuation
  • Statistics
  • Stocks & Bonds
  • Tax
  • Trusts & Estates
  • White Collar Crime
  • Wrongful Termination

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: JD, Southwestern University School Of Law, 1958
California Lawyer since 1960
California CPA since 1957 (inactive 2017)
Certified Specialist - Tax Law, since 1975
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: 40 Year Honorary Member - AICPA
Member - American Bar Association
Past President, The American Association Of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants, Inc.
Member California Society Of CPAs
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Professor Of Law & Accounting - Southwestern University School Of Law, since 1968 (Senior Adjunct)
Author and Lecturer, California Continuing Education Of The Bar and California CPA Foundation (30 years+)
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: More than 100 times
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Legal Malpractice; Accounting Malpractice; Tax Preparer's Negligence; Lost Income and Lost Profits:
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: Fifty Percent
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: Fifty Percent
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: More than 100
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: 2017
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: More than 100 times
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: More than 100 times
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Since 1957
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting; Reports; Site Inspections; Deposition and Trial Testimony; Case Reviews; Case Evaluations
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $475.00, or flat fee, by special arrangement
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $375.00 or, flat fee, by special arrangement
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $350.00, with 1 day minimum
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $475.00, with 1 day minimum
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Parking, photocopies, travel expense, long distance telephone calls; out-of-pocket expenses incurred at client's request.


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