Welcome to the site of Rick Gaskins, MBA, CPA     
Thirty years of experience as an expert witness and consultant on economic damages, proof of damages and valuation in litigation and alternative dispute resolution.



Rick Gaskins has over thirty years experience as an expert witness and consultant on economic damages, proof of damages and valuation in litigation and alternative dispute resolution. He has been a witness in such notable cases as the Vietnamese Baby Lift Air Crash (Saigon, Vietnam), the crash of Air Florida Flight 90 (Washington, DC), the crash of the Amtrak Colonial (Baltimore, MD), the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie, Scotland) and the crash of U.S. Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown's aircraft (Dubrovnik, Croatia).  He was the witness for the defense on confiscation of assets under RICO in a Washington area FHA fraud case.  He has served as witness or consultant on punitive damages claims from the Washington, DC “tenant terrorism” case, to a punitive claim against the DrPepper/SevenUp company, and more recently for the U.S. Department of Justice in a claim against a large insurer.
    
Mr. Gaskins has extensive experience in assessing economic damages for personal injury and death, with special interests in cases involving catastrophic injury, diminished life expectancy and earnings of the self-employed.  He has significant experience in business and financial asset valuation in business litigation and marital property distribution, and as a CPA he brings special expertise to disputes involving claims of lost profits.  He brings decades of experience to cases involving issues of the law of damages and those involving challenging proof of economic damages.  His practice is balanced in plaintiff and defense engagements, and he is increasingly serving in mediation and collaborative law dispute resolution.

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Experienced

Experience is the element that prepares one to do something, particularly something that is always challenging, consistently well. 

Expert

In litigation and dispute resolution, real expertise demands technical knowledge, insight and judgment, and the ability to effectively communicate with those outside the technical field of expertise.

Effective

There are seldom opportunities to do it over.  The parties, lawyers and their experts usually have one chance to do it well.  Expertise and experience support the effective effort.