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About Sobel Tinari

Sobel Tinari Economics Group (STEG) is a nationally-recognized, multi-expert team of award-winning economists and analysts that provides high-quality economic consulting services in a wide variety of litigated matters. Principal of the Firm and Chief Economist, Kristin Kucsma, M.A., leads a highly knowledgeable and experienced team of award-winning economists and research analysts who have authored thousands of economic loss appraisals across a wide variety of cases. We specialize in providing both plaintiff and defense services. Collectively, STEG’s economists have more than 60 years of experience in assessing and quantifying and testifying about economic damages. The collaborative approach within STEG allows for a thorough assessment of the economic damages in each case with our economists intimately involved from initial case assessment to completion of the economic appraisal report.

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How We Work

1 Inquiry

Inquiry

We encourage attorneys to contact our office to discuss the specifics of their case with one of our economists. During this time, preliminary details of your case can be discussed to determine how STEG may help in evaluating the economic aspects of your case. At this stage of your inquiry, we provide you with an engagement letter that includes an estimate of the total cost of our analysis. Included are our experts’ Qualifications Profiles, a Fact-Finding Questionnaire, and our Professional Fees Schedule.

2 Retaining Our Services

Retaining Our Services

If you have already contacted us regarding a case, please feel free to reply to the inquiry email previously sent stating your intention to move forward with our services. Alternatively, you are welcome to call to discuss any additional aspects of your case before retaining our services. We request a retainer deposit prior to beginning the assignment. If work is needed on an expedited basis, or a more complex analysis is required, an additional fee may apply. During this time, please inform us of any deadlines regarding the completion of our analysis.

3 Documents Required

Documents Required

Depending on the type of case, and venue, the documents required for our analysis may differ. Please note that the documents listed below are guides. They should not be considered a complete list of necessary documents and they may not pertain to all cases. After the receipt of initial documents, a more detailed request of information and documents based on the specifics of the case, may be prepared.

PLAINTIFF CASES: Complaint; Plaintiff’s Responses to Interrogatories; deposition transcripts of plaintiff(s); completed Sobel Tinari Economics Group Fact-Finding Questionnaire; documentation of plaintiff’s/decedent’s earnings before and after the incident; documentation of fringe benefits (if any) received by plaintiff/decedent; and relevant medical / vocational expert reports.

DEFENSE CASES: Complaint; Plaintiff’s Responses to Interrogatories; deposition transcripts of plaintiff(s); plaintiff’s economic expert report; documentation of plaintiff’s/decedent’s earnings before and after the incident; documentation on any fringe benefits received by plaintiff/decedent; and relevant medical / vocational expert reports.

4 Assessing the Damages

Assessing the Damages

Once the requested documents have been received, STEG’s economists and analysts will work with you and your client to develop a thorough understanding of the components of loss for the case. Often, we require additional information or have follow-up questions based on the information received to date. We stand ready to speak or meet with you or your client to obtain this information. During this time, unique aspects of the case can be discussed so a proper, and thorough, analysis can take place. We believe that each individual matter must be evaluated on its own basis. Our proven approach recognizes that each case is unique. Our attention to the individuality of each case distinguishes STEG from other “experts.” Whether working with plaintiff attorneys or defense attorneys, we attempt to fully understand and quantify the impact a specific incident has on the life of the individual.

5 Comprehensive Appraisal Report

Comprehensive Appraisal Report

STEG employs a collaborative approach during the preparation of an economic appraisal report. Our economists are intimately involved in the analysis from the time a case is received by our office until the final report is issued. A completed appraisal report is typically provided within four to six weeks. However, our team of economists and analysts stand ready to meet your deadlines. STEG can meet any deadline with proper notice.

6 Engaging Testimony

Engaging Testimony

Following the completion of our analysis, many cases require deposition and trial testimony of one of our economic experts. Since 2008, STEG’s experts have testified in over 700 trials and depositions. Many of our experts are, or were, college professors and are capable of succinctly articulating our analysis to the jury. Our economists have testified in both State and Federal courts and for FINRA arbitrations. The testimony of our experts has been described as “engaging”, “impressive” and “outstanding.”

Inquiry

We encourage attorneys to contact our office to discuss the specifics of their case with one of our economists. During this time, preliminary details of your case can be discussed to determine how STEG may help in evaluating the economic aspects of your case. At this stage of your inquiry, we provide you with an engagement letter that includes an estimate of the total cost of our analysis. Included are our experts’ Qualifications Profiles, a Fact-Finding Questionnaire, and our Professional Fees Schedule.

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  • “I have had the pleasure of working with Kristin on several trials. She is absolutely one of the best experts you can retain on economic damages for a jury’s consideration.” New York, New York

  • “Thank you for talking with me today and getting this information so quickly…your firm’s work is outstanding.” New York, New York

  • “Thank you for making yourself available today and for work on the amended report. We were able to eventually arrive at a settlement. Your work and that of your team was instrumental to making the settlement possible. ” Albany, New York

  • I wanted you to know how impressed I was with the testimony you gave last Friday in the trial. I don’t know what the outcome of this case is going to be but we surely were greatly benefited by the clarity and power of your testimony. You were intelligent and forceful and I noticed … Read More »

  • “Kris is an outstanding expert witness. She explains her work with crystal clarity. She is engaging and interesting. In my most recent case, she had the jury on the edge of their seats. She is easy to work with and really explains difficult concepts in a way in which anyone can under-stand them. I … Read More »

  • “We won. The jury gave us your number. In fact, they asked for your testimony. We are grateful to you.” Eatontown, New Jersey

News

NJAJ 2018 Meadowlands Raffle Winner

11/27/18

Congratulations to Alan Albert, Esq., of Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law for winning our 2018 NJAJ Meadowlands raffle! Mr. Broderick is the lucky recipient of a $250 gift card to Ruth's Chris Steakhouse.

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Kristin Kucsma Voted the #1 Expert Witness – Economic by the New York Law Journal

9/24/18

Congratulations to Kristin Kucsma for being voted the #1 Expert Witness - Economic for the fifth year in a row by the readers of the New York Law Journal. In recognition of this impressive achievement, Kristin has been inducted into the prestigious New York Law Journal Hall…

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STEG CLE Update

9/14/18

STEG recently held its fourth CLE class, Evaluating Economic Damages - Wrongful Death, Part 2. Chief Economist Kristin Kucsma focused on the significant economic damages that can result in the wrongful death of adults and children and discussed lost services to survivors such as household services…

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