In this video, the opposing attorney starts grilling an expert on how much she’s charging Johnny Depp for her services.
With it, we get a glimpse into the expert witness industry. The Hustle, a business-focused daily newsletter, feels that this industry is fairly lucrative.
Further, they recently took a hard look at the economics of the expert witness industry.
Did you know there are expert witnesses in the tile industry?
Expert tile witnesses
In our industry, tile consultants serve as expert witnesses when needed.
Normally, however, they wouldn’t be testifying about a dispute between two A-list celebrities on live television.
But tile consultants are hired for a variety of things. For example, they can be hired by lawyers to look at tile failures.
Tiles come loose, they crack, maybe they fall, and consultants are paid to examine the failure and try to determine the cause.
Improper installation? Faulty products?
In a recent case, outlined by Floor Covering Installer, improper room temperature was the culprit behind a carpet tile failure and meant the building owner was to blame.
How to break into this industry
But who are these expert tile witnesses? Is this a viable career path for tile installers? Further, how does one break into this business?
The Grinder took a deep dive into the forensic tile consultant business. What do they do? How much money do they make? How do you get into the consulting and expert witness field?
Those questions and more are answered in that post and accompanying video.