Economic consulting

helping our clients assess value

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J. Herbert Burkman and Associates

Our group specializes in measuring economic impact through the collection of data, development of economic models, and preparation of concise reports. 

Our work includes the review and analysis of complex information, presentation of statistical summaries, charts, and graphs, and preparation of effective communications.  We advise attorneys on pretrial discovery, the precise meaning of our analysis, and the kinds and types of questions that may be asked in the courtroom. Our work has included assessment of lost income and benefits in matters of employment actions, accidental injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and class action lawsuits.

We have assessed the present value of complex life care plans, special needs trusts, and the contribution of individuals to the support and maintenance of their households.  In collaboration with other experts, we have examined market share and conducted lost profits analysis.  We have provided expert testimony in county, state, and federal courts for more than twenty years.

Our focus:

Employment

We have extensive experience in assessing value in cases of employment law.

Class Action

Over the past two decades our firm has evaluated more than a dozen class action lawsuits.

Wrongful Death

Wrongful death cases require extensive due diligence to fairly assess economic damages.

Malpractice

Our firm has extensive experience dealing with cases of medical malpractice.

 

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Expert Testimony

 

During the 36-month period extending from January 1992 to December 1994, J. Herbert Burkman provided testimony as an expert witness in economics in deposition, trial, arbitration hearing, and mediation on 24 occasions.

During the 36-month period extending from January 1995 to December 1997, J. Herbert Burkman provided testimony as an expert witness in economics in deposition, trial, arbitration hearing, and mediation on 48 occasions.

Between January 1998 and June 2008, he has provided testimony as an expert in economics in deposition, trial, and mediation on more than 143 occasions.

 

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Recent Projects

  • determining market shares for a small number of pharmaceutical companies producing bovine growth hormones (2005)
  • assessing lost executive income and benefits in a lawsuit brought under Sarbanes-Oxley legislation (2005)
  • advising a trust on reasonable procedures for assessing the present value of lost income and benefits (2007)
  • measuring damages when a public school board’s actions allegedly infringed on an employee’s civil rights (2004)
  • valuing economic loss following denial of  tenure to a college professor (2001, 2007)
  • assessing the present value of life care plans for several severely burned children and young adults (2004, 2006, 2008)
  • measuring reduced earning capacity following catastrophic injury
  • valuing uncompensated over-time earnings for a group of employees (2008)
  • forecasting the long-term impact on electricity demand when technological changes improve the operating efficiencies of household appliances (1996)