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Articles from Peter Christensen


Peter Christensen is an attorney and serves as LIA's general counsel. He previously practiced law with the law firms Latham & Watkins LLP and Irell & Manella LLP. He has a B.S. with an emphasis in accounting from U.C. Berkeley and also received his law degree from U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall School of Law). He's been a member of the California bar since 1993.


The Witness Trap

Appraisers should only be in a courtroom if they’re paid to be there as consultants or expert witnesses. Unfortunately, some appraisers have discovered that their expert testimony can quickly transform them from expert to defendant [...]

Can I get a witness?

Litigation consulting and expert witness work is a rewarding area of practice for many appraisers. The work often is intellectually stimulating and well-compensated — indeed, the hourly rates for highly regarded expert witness appraisers regularly top the rates charged by the attorneys with whom they work [...]