Expert Services


Members of our firm provide litigation support and expert witness work in litigation, surety, construction, fidelity and insurance.  Attorneys in our firm belong to the Forensis Group of experts and the Round Table Group – thousands of industry experts who together form what has been called the “Mercedes-Benz of expert think tanks.”  The Wall Street Journal, which has profiled Round Table Group twice, calls RTG one of the few firms of true value for high profile companies seeking intellectual expertise.

Representative Matters:

Expert witness testimony regarding surety and construction issues in a malpractice action brought against a large law firm.

Expert witness testimony regarding coverage afforded by, and damages recoverable under, surety bonds in a construction dispute involving a major university.

Gascou Hopkins provides training on relevant California law and the litigation process to in-house counsel and insurance claims handlers. We also provide presentations, seminars, and executive education. Attorneys have spoken at national conferences, Fortune 500 companies and various organizations. Topics have included:

Requirements for bond claims, on both public and private work projects, in California

Guidelines for initial claims handling

Surety bond claims handling and applicable statutes of limitation

Giving effective deposition and trial testimony

Negotiation and claims settlement