About Accountability Services
Accountability Services, one of the pioneers of the legal cost control and auditing industry, has proven techniques that result in significant reductions to legal fees. Since 1991, our legal auditors have reviewed over a billion dollars in legal fees and have reduced legal bills as much as 46% with our legal cost control services and 67% with our expert witness testimony.
Legal Cost Control Services
ASI has pioneered a number of proven techniques, such as historic review of legal bills, benchmarking law firm's efficiencies and billing practices, billing guidelines and compliance monitoring, to reduce legal fees by as much as 40% a year without sacrificing quality or the relationship of trust and mutual respect that you have formed with your law firms. ASI's goal is to prevent problems, not to catch them. In fact, one of our clients is quoted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette saying that our legal cost control techniques strengthened its ties to its law firms. Improve your relationship with outside counsel and take the lead in controlling your legal expenditures.
Expert Witness Services
Governmental institutions, corporations of all sizes and individuals turn to ASI to provide expert witness testimony on the reasonableness of attorney's fees when they have been overcharged by their law firms and their legal invoices are too high. ASI's audit reports provide a solid foundation upon which to negotiate for appropriate reductions in the legal bills. If a settlement cannot be reached, ASI stands ready to testify in support of its report. We have testified nationwide on the reasonableness of attorneys' fees in depositions, hearings, jury trials, bench trials and arbitrations.
Seminars for Law Firms
Given the hypercompetitive state of the legal market where clients are demanding cost efficiencies and are combing their legal invoices with a fine tooth comb, law firms should be teaching its associates how to record time so that their bills get paid.