Legal Auditing Services
Leading Corporations and Insurers Trust Stuart Maue for Their Legal Auditing Needs
Would you like to have a better understanding of your law firms’ effectiveness and efficiency? If you answered yes to this question, then a legal bill audit may be right for your organization.
What is a Legal Audit?
A legal fee audit is a review and analysis of attorney fees and costs designed to provide you with information necessary to make more informed payment decisions. Legal fee audits help to identify fees that are excessive, duplicative, or unnecessary. Each audit is unique and defined by the facts and circumstances surrounding your need for the audit. Our attorneys will develop the scope and customize an audit plan that includes a review and analysis of law firm invoices. We identify inappropriate or questionable billing activities based upon our years of experience as litigators. Our reviews take into account industry standards, established legal precedent, ethical rules of professional responsibility, and any applicable legal billing guidelines. Once our review is complete, we are available to support your efforts in recovery—where applicable.
Benefits of a Legal Fee Audit Include:
Improved billing practices and policies
Our analysis offers you an in-depth review of a firm’s billing practices. This will assist you in evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of a law firm for planning purposes.
More effective negotiations
An attorney fee audit will help position outside litigation counsel to more effectively negotiate the recoupment of previously paid fees, going-forward credits, or other discounts.
Better preparation in the event of litigation
We can assist an expert witness in preparation for litigation. Stuart Maue’s findings often form the basis of expert witness testimony and of litigation counsel’s arguments.
Stuart Maue—The First Choice for Your Legal Auditing Needs
Stuart Maue’s participation in major fee disputes and complex litigation involving millions of dollars in fees and expenses has resulted in significant savings for our clients. Clients look to us as the industry leader because of our:
Stuart Maue uses only experienced attorneys and accountants to perform legal audits. Our professionals have years of experience as both practicing attorneys and legal auditors. This allows us to deliver the most accurate and reliable findings in the industry.
Ability to allocateWe have the ability to allocate fees and costs between covered and non-covered claim issues.