Donald D. Stafford Expert Witness

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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Appraisal & Valuation and Insurance

Specialty Focus: Appraiser Personal Property, Personal Property Appraisal, Personal Property Depreciation, Contents Best Practices, Insurance Appraisal, Contents Claims Practice, Contents Depreciation Practices, Contents Estimating, Coverage C Consulting, Contents Subrogation Disputes, Contents Damage Claims

Education: MBA with honors, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Years in Practice: 31


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My work with insurance property claims related matters for over 30 years has positioned me to speak in an expert capacity regarding the valuation of personal property and commercial contents as related to insurance claims settlement and in other matters requiring valuation expertise. During my career, I have had the opportunity to assist insurance adjusters in the preparation and resolution of well over 1 million contents claims. My education and unique level of experience, accumulated over a career spanning 37 years, has allowed me to develop specialized technical knowledge and skill in contents valuation and insurance claims practice. This enables me to render expert findings, fair and impartial opinions, using research and valuation methods generally accepted in this field of endeavor. Whether in Deposition, Testimony at Trial, or in Written Report for the consideration of the court, I deliver an objective analysis and evaluation of the evidence presented in any particular case. I also can act in an Expert Consultant capacity, in the event that rather than testimony, comments are required on the merits of a particular case or body of evidence. In the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution, acting as Appraiser, I provide objective, independent review, analysis and testimony when a claim has been remanded to Appraisal. In regards to contents, with my technical knowledge, I can properly address all the key issues and disputes within the differing analyses of the claim and do so within the parameters of the applicable policy. Ultimately, I present a qualified and solid foundation for my findings and seek to do so in a clear and precise way.