Roger L. Hettema, MAI, SRA

Roger L. Hettema, MAI, SRA

Hettema Saba LLC
3307 Clark Road, Suite 203.
Sarasota , FL 34231
Office: 941-926-0800

Introduction

Litigation valuation and testimony as been a significant part of my appraisal career since 1976. I enjoy the research and preparation that goes in to being a strong witness for my opinion. I have been told many times that one of my strong suits is in defending my opinions in cross-examination. My experience has ranges from single property eminent domain to a 20,000-property eminent domain project in Collier County in Florida. My primary work area is Manatee to Charlotte Counties in Florida and my secondary work area is the State of Florida.


Areas of Expertise

  • Real Estate Valuation

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: BS Degree in Finance, University of South Florida (1971)
Member of Appraisal Institute with designations of MAI (1982) and SRA (1980)
Sate Certified General Real Estate Appraiser RZ45 (Florida - 1990)
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: Well over a 1,000 times over the last 40 years
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Eminent Domain, Complex Commercial Litigation, Marital Litigation, Mediation, Business Partnership Disputes, Trial Consultation, Partition Actions
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 65-70%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 30-35%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Probably several thousand times over the last 40 years
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: Late 2017
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Over 1,000
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Over 1,000
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 41 Years
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Appraisal and valuation consultation, appraisal review and critique, rebuttal testimony
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $250
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $250
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $250
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Expenses reimbursed as needed

References

John Patterson, Partner
Shutts & Bowen, LLP
1858 Ringling Blvd, Suite 300
Sarasota, FL 34236
Direct: (941) 552-3770
jpatterson@shutts.com

R. Lynette Mancuso, Partner
Burgess, Harrell, Mancuso, Colton & La Porta, PA
1776 Ringling Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 366-3700
lmancuso@burgessharrell.com

Stephen E. DeMarsh, County Attorney
Sarasota County Attorney’s Office
1660 Ringling Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 861-7272
sdemarsh@scgov.net