Legal and Litigation

In legal matters involving real estate you will need an appraisal report that is accurate, credible and defensible.

Whether needed for a trial, mediation or arbitration setting—or hopefully a settlement before—you’ll want to have a report that stands up to scrutiny, and an appraiser who is able to defend that report. John Ashworth has extensive experience in preparing appraisal reports for legal matters, as well as testifying in court, mediation and arbitration settings when it is necessary to discuss and defend those reports.

  • Family law / Divorce
  • Partnership or business dissolution
  • Partition action
  • Easement or title issues
  • Litigation support and consulting
  • Reviewing reports prepared by others
  • Trial preparation
  • Expert witness experience in trial, mediation and arbitration settings

John’s appraisal reports are written to the expectations of the legal community in a logical and concise manner. Most legal matters involving real estate don’t go all the way to trial. A solid, defensible report can often be a key component in settling the issue beforehand…and avoiding the additional stress, time and costs of court. Contact John to discuss your legal real estate matter.

I think your diminished value analysis was very important in achieving the settlement. The mediator found it persuasive and it would have held up well in court. We ended up a helluva lot closer to your number than to their appraiser’s number. Thanks for your help. Hope we can work on another case sometime.

Kevin P. Block
Meyer - Block • Winelawyers, Former Board Member Napa City Council

John T. Ashworth, MAI, SRA