Roy T. Bent, Jr. Expert Witness
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General Specialties: Appraisal & Valuation and Personal Property Appraiser

Specialty Focus: Diminished Value, Total Loss Auto Appraisals, Insurance Appraisal Clause Umpire, Classic Cars, Divorce Estate Appraisals, Large Loss Claims, Over Spray / Toxic Releases, Manufactures Latent Defects, Federal Lemon Laws, Luxury Motorhomes, Forensics Investigations, Crash Data Retrieval, EDR Imaging.

Education: Arbitration , University of Houston Law Center ; IACP Certified Auto Appraiser, Bureau of Certified Auto Appraisers ; Mediation , University of Houston Law Center ; ASE Certified Mechanic, ASE

Years in Practice: 20

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 10


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EXPERT WITNESS PROFILE Roy Theophilus Bent, Jr. provides expert witness testimony for cases involving Diminished Value and Total Loss Auto appraisals, Stolen Vehicles, Custom Motor Coaches, Manufacturer Defects, DTPA, Lemon Laws, Divorce/Estate/Probate Asset Valuation, Classic Cars, Trucks, Luxury Cars, Commercial Vehicles, Motor Homes, Motorcycles, Heavy Equipment, Construction, Oil & Gas Equipment, Cargo & Damage Estimates, Substandard Body shop Repairs, Major Auto Accident Reconstruction, and Airbag Crash Data Retrieval (CDR/EDR) Black box download imaging services. Mr. Bent is the seated President of the Bureau of Certified Auto Appraisers, a National Professional Appraisal Credentialing Organization that has trained, tested, and certified over 2,400 students under his leadership in the practices of IACP Certified Auto Appraisals and Litigation assistance. He is a contributing author in several peer reviewed journals in auto accident expert witness related theories, case studies, and reports which are used exclusively by other expert witnesses in the field. Mr. Bent holds numerous licenses and credentials as an ASE Certified Mechanic, I-Car Collision Specialist, Licensed Auto Appraiser, Insurance Adjuster, Umpire, Mediator, Arbitrator, Classic Car Judge and Vintage Car Historian.