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Chapter Event: Los Angeles

Venue: San Antonio Winery & Maddalena Restaurant

Expert Witness Retainer Agreements: How to Make Your Retainer More Lucrative and Get Paid for Your Work

Do you want to improve your expert witness business and gain the compensation you deserve?

Join us and find out how! 

The Greater Los Angeles Chapter is so pleased to be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the San Antonio Winery with this meeting.  This winery survived prohibition and remains one of the oldest producing wineries in the Los Angeles area.  Enjoy the great wine making tradition and the delicious paired food along with this informative discussion on making your retainer agreement work harder for you. Wine is available for purchase. 

Paul Rolf Jensen, Principal at Jensen & Associates, APC, Timothy T. Williams Jr., Elizabeth L. Crooke, Engstrom, Lipscomb & Lack Attorneys, and Brian D. Depew, Engstrom, Lipscomb & Lack Attorneys will share their expertise on crafting an expert witness retainer. Our panel will be moderated by Candice Rogers, Esq., Hahn & Hahn LLP. This unparalleled experience will cover how to address rate of compensation, retainer amount, payment deadlines and other expenses and topics. The panel will also cover addressing ethical concerns in the retainer process. Don't miss out on your opportunity gain the tools you need to craft a comprehensive and rewarding contract!

Thank you to our sponsor! 

Moderator: Candice K. Rogers, Partner, Hahn & Hahn LLP

Ms. Rogers is a member of the firm's litigation practice group. She practices primarily in the area of family law including premarital agreements, postnuptial agreements, dissolution of marriage, property division, custody and support . She is a Certified Family Law Specialist, certified by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, skilled in handling complex family law matters. 

Bar Admissions 

California, 1998


Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California, 1998, J.D.

Honors and Awards 

2014 Southern California Super Lawyer


Certified Family Law Specialist by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

Representative Cases 

Asfaw v. Woldberhan, 147 Cal.App.4th, Family Law, Child Support, 2007
Myricks v. Lynwood USD, 74 Cal. App.4th, 231, Torts, Liability of School District, 1999

Professional Associations and Memberships 

Attorney Rogers is a board member of Villa Esperanza Services and the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law. She holds professional memberships in the State Bar of California, American Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the Pasadena Bar Association



Paul Rolf Jensen , Principal JENSEN & ASSOCIATES, APC, Trial Lawyers

Paul Rolf Jensen, Principal, JENSEN & ASSOCIATES, APC, Trial Lawyers, has been practicing law more than 25 years, and is pictured here after arguing a case at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena.   With an educational background that includes Duke University Law School and the University of California, Berkeley (where he did his undergraduate work) Jensen is an accomplished and successful advocate, having tried dozens of jury cases on behalf of plaintiffs, while obtaining settlements without trial in hundreds and hundreds of other cases, resulting in verdicts and settlements as high as eight figures.  Jensen has also argued more than 20 cases before various courts of appeal, including one notable case before the United States Supreme Court.  Jensen has hired and used experts in every single case he has tried to a jury, and on more than 100 other occasions in cases that settled on the eve of trial.

He also has served in government, most notably as Senior Counsel of the United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. Jensen has also worked in senior positions for United States Senators Jeremiah Denton and Bob Smith. In 1990, Jensen began his legal career as a law clerk to Chief Judge Robinson Everett of the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

Jensen has appeared  on national television on Fox and Friends (with Judge Andrew Napolitano), Good Morning America, Anderson Cooper 360, Hannity and Colmes, the Today Show and CNN Presents.

Jensen is an avid sailor, and he, his wife and three sons live in Newport Beach.

Timothy T. Williams Jr.

Timothy T. Williams, Jr. is a twenty-nine year retired Senior Detective Supervisor from the Los Angeles Police Department retiring form the elite Robbery-Homicide Division. During his tenure with the Los Angeles Police Department, Mr. Williams completed over twenty-six years of various detective assignments including but not limited to robbery, homicide, domestic violence, child abuse, rape, sexual assault, juvenile and narcotic investigations.

Mr. Williams is a requested speaker on Criminal Justice and Police Procedure issues. He was also an instructor at Los Angeles City College in the Administration of Justice Department, where he taught for over fifteen years. Mr. Williams completed his undergraduate studies at California State University at Los Angeles, Majoring in Criminal Justice. He is a graduate of Police Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.), Supervisory Leadership Institute and a graduate of the West Point Leadership Program.

As a Police Procedure Expert and Use of Force Expert, Mr. Williams has worked with such prominent attorneys as Thomas A. Mesereau, Jr., Mark Geragos, Debra A. Opri, Edi M. O. Faal, Christopher A. Darden, Dale K. Galipo, Luis A. Carrillo, Roland L. Coleman, Jr., Winston Kevin McKesson, Carl E. Douglas, Brian T. Dunn, Milton C. Grimes and Neufeld Scheck & Brustin, LLP. Mr. Williams is a Police Procedure Expert, Use of Force Expert and Domestic Violence Expert in both State and Federal courts. He has also appeared as a Police Procedure and Use of Force commentator on radio, cable television and network TV. 

Elizabeth L. Crooke, Engstrom, Lipscomb & Lack Attorneys

Elizabeth Lane Crooke has been a member of Engstrom, Lipscomb & Lack since 1979.   She specializes in mass tort with an emphasis on aviation litigation, environmental and toxic tort law, pharmaceutical litigation, government agency liability, and products liability.  She has been appointed by the Court as lead and liaison counsel in a mass aviation disaster litigation and in pharmaceutical litigation.  She has served as trial counsel on a number of landmark cases, including cases of regional groundwater, soil and air contamination.

Ms. Crooke is a member of Engstrom, Lipscomb & Lack's aviation team, and holds a private pilot certificate and radiotelephone operator permit. She has also studied airframe and power plant maintenance. She has been a frequent speaker at industry seminars and continuing legal education programs and has authored a number of articles; including journal articles in Los Angeles Lawyer, the journal of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, where she has also served for a number of years on its Editorial Board.  She earned her undergraduate degree in environmental  biology at University of California, Santa Barbara (B.A.) and earned her law degree at Loyola Marymount University (J.D., cum laude 1979).  

Brian D. Depew, Engstrom, Lipscomb & Lack Attorneys

Mr. Depew received his J.D. from Southwestern Law School in 1979.  He is admitted to the State Bar of California, the U.S. District Court of the Central District of California, and the U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit.  Mr. Depew specializes in scientific, medical, and causation issues.  He has successfully tried air and groundwater contamination cases, pharmaceutical cases, mercury spill cases, and tobacco cases.  His extensive litigation experience has earned him a place on the American Board of Trial Advocates.


This course has been approved for 1 CFLC Credits and MCLE Credits Pending


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