Expert Witness

Expert Witness

The Auto Detectives provide automotive expert witness services to the legal profession. Led by their founder, Mark J.Allen, the Auto Detectives are highly trained and experienced in mechanical expert legal cases. Mr. Allen specializes in mechanical failure, cash / diminished value appraisals, product liability, body/paint issues, negligence, and automotive industry standards and practices. Experience includes depositions, inspections, appraisals, and court testimony. Other related services include research, document preparation and review, photography, investigation, and written reports.
These services are also available to the general public for assistance in automotive repair shop disputes, insurance company denials, and any other dispute that is automotive or mechanical related. Rates start at $175.00 per hour and usually require an advance retainer. 

Mark Allen Bio

Mr. Allen has spent over 35 years in the Automotive Industry and is experienced in all areas of Automotive Repair, Diagnosis, and Inspection. The first part of his career was spent working as a Master Certified Technician, Service Center Supervisor, and Manager. He is Master Certified with Volkswagen and Honda. He is a Ford Motor Co. Master Certified Service Manager and Service Advisor. He is Certified by Toyota Motor Sales as an Assistant Service Manager.

He is an experienced General Manager having worked with Bridgestone, Firestone, and Goodyear giving him a vast knowledge of the Tire Business. He also has extensive experience working with most automotive suppliers in the industry. He achieved I.A.A.A. Certified Vehicle Appraiser certification in 2005. The latter part of his career has been spent primarily focusing on all types of inspection, appraisal, and expert witness cases.

These include mechanical breakdown, cause of failure determination, body and paint, lease return, better business bureau arbitration, pre-purchase, cash / diminished value appraisals, lemon law, and repair shop negligence. He is also an expert in Automotive Standards and Practices. His expertise has been utilized by Ford, Lincoln, General Motors, Cadillac, Toyota, Lexus, Nissan, Infiniti, Honda, and Acura. His services have been retained by many prestigious law firms around the country. Mr. Allen has represented both plaintiffs and defendants with his expert testimony being a primary factor in a favorable outcome for the clients he has been involved with. Read more about Pre-Buyers Inspection by clicking here.

Mission Statement

We are dedicated to offering independent, unbiased, automotive information the consumer can trust. We will strive to maintain our honesty and integrity in all our business associations and always use cutting-edge technology to distance ourselves from our competitors. The Auto Detectives┬« stands for consumer protection and advocates full disclosure in all automotive industry transactions. As we are not involved in automobile sales or service, we can truly provide affordable peace of mind with no hidden agendas. We will uphold the public trust as our most valuable asset.


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