Dr. R. Preston Gelhart

National Expert Witness Services-School Safety


24403 Ramada Ct.                                                                                                                            Phone: (949) 797-0150

Laguna Niguel, CA. 92677                                                                                                                 (949) 294-6859                                                         




Attorney   _________________   (hereinafter referred to as “attorney”) and Dr. Robert Preston Gelhart (hereinafter referred to as “Dr. Gelhart”) hereby agree as follows:

1.        Dr. Gelhart is hereby retained as an expert witness to consult with attorney and review case materials  and to testify in the case.

2.        A non-refundable retainer fee of $4,000.00 will be paid prior to declaring Dr. Gelhart as an expert witness. Unused funds following consultation, mediation, deposition or trial may be refunded.

3.        All hourly services will be billed at the rate of $300.00 per hour and will continuously accrue as a deduction from the retainer until  after consultation, deposition, mediation, or trial. When the total retainer has been consumed another $4,000.00 retainer will be required if Dr. Gelhart is to be retained on the case. This procedure will continue until all expert witness services have been rendered.

4.        All additional fees and expenses will be charged consistent with Dr. Gelhart’s 2022 Professional Fees Schedule. This includes fees for Depositions and court appearances.  Please note the deposing law firm is required to pay  a two-hour minimum fee of $550.00 per hour in advance, with continuing fee assessment for ongoing depositions.  Further, that a $2,500.00 court testimony fee, paid in advance of the appearance, is assessed for any period of time on a daily basis. 


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            Case: ________________________ vs. ___________________________                                                    



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