Scott Gilbert is a PhD economist who provides expert witness and litigation support services on economic matters in tort and contract law, via the consulting firm Gilbert Economics. He lives in southern Illinois, where he is associate professor of economics at Southern Illinois University. Since 1998 he has served as economics expert on a range of legal matters, in cases filed in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Kentucky, Kansas, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Mississippi. As an expert witness he serves all midwest states, and does not charge clients for travel time or expenses.
Areas of Expertise
- Labor Economics
- Lost Profits
- Wrongful Termination
- Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
- A: Ph.D. and M.S. in economics from the University of California San Diego, B.A. in economics from the University of California Berkeley.
- Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
- A: Member and Board member of AAEFE (American Academy of Economic and Financial Experts),
member of NAFE (National Association of Forensic Economics), AEA (American Economics Assoication), the National Bar Association, and CPDE (Collegium of Pecuniary Damage Experts).
- Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
- A: 25 years of teaching experience in economics and statistics, at University of California San Diego, Claremont Graduate School, University of Mississippi, Southern Illinois University, and Webster Univerisity.
- 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: About 40.
- Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
- A: personal injury, wrongful death, wrongful termination, contract dispute, lost profits, divorce, criminal law
- Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
- A: about 85 percent
- Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
- A: about 15 percent
- Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
- A: about 11
- Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
- A: July 2011
- Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
- A: three
- Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
- A: three
- Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
- A: about 6 regularly, with some prior experience
- Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
- A: economics and statistics consulting, expert reports and testimony
- Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
- A: free initial consultation, $300 thereafter
- Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
- A: $300
- Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
- A: $300
- Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
- A: $300
- Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
- A: no travel expenses, no travel time charges, no office or overhead expenses, deposition and trial often involve preparation time (1-2 hours common)
References upon request.