Steven Babitsky, Esq.

What is a practice review?

An expert witness practice review consists of a consultant looking at everything the expert(s) is doing and not doing in their practice. This holistic look can include a review of:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Webpage
  • Sample report(s)
  • Deposition transcript(s)
  • Retention agreements
  • Fees, billing, and collections
  • Marketing efforts
  • Forensic income
  • Breakdown of cases
  • Hours worked per week
  • Assistance and improved use of staff
  • Forms, checklists, and procedures
  • All other information pertinent to the expert’s forensic practice

Benefits from a review

In my experience, this holistic look at the expert witness’s practice has produced substantial concrete benefits for the expert. These benefits include:

  • Improvement of their CV
  • “Cleaning up” of distraction on their webpages
  • Improvements in their expert reports
  • Improvements in their deposition testimony
  • Tightening up of their retention agreements
  • Increases in fees charged
  • Improved billing and increased collections
  • Honing in on the types of cases that are more lucrative
  • Target marketing to obtain the more lucrative cases
  • Eliminating time spent inefficiently
  • Reducing hours worked per week
  • Increased income.


Having an outside consultant review your forensic practice often results in an improved work product and a more efficient and lucrative practice.

About the Author

Steven Babitsky, Esq. is the President of SEAK, Inc. the expert witness training company ( He is experienced in performing successful expert witness practice reviews.