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. Roy Theophilus Bent, Jr., IACP Certified Auto Appraiser & Expert Witness, is regularly retained by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), U.S. Marshals Service, Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), U.S. Attorney General (AG), U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Office of Inspector General, and various Police Departments resulting in criminal convictions and/or exonerations of Defendants for: White-Collar Crimes, Vehicular Homicide Crimes & Felony Drug Crimes resulting in Federal Criminal Forfeitures, Civil Judicial Forfeitures, Administrative Forfeitures & Seizures of Personal / Stolen Property including Exotic Luxury Cars, Luxury Yachts, Luxury Motorhomes, Aircraft, Automobile Theft Rings, Chop Shops and Used Parts Dealers, Stolen Parts Identification, Autobody & Engine Repair Shop Estimate Fraud, Insurance Fraud, Motor Home & Travel Trailer Dealer Fraud, Fraudulent Auto Titles, Salvage Titles Cleaned by Fraud, Fraudulent Mechanics Liens, Stolen Motorcycles & ATV’s, Stolen Heavy Equipment, Backhoes, Cranes, Commercial Equipment Appraisals and assisting the U.S. Government in gaining title to the property appraised. 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.