Expert Witness and Litigation Support
Dr. Haveman is an economist with a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan. He has 25 years of experience in conducting economic research, public policy research, and engagement in litigation support. His experience with litigation support began as an economist at the Federal Trade Commission. This experience included merger analysis (Pepsi/Quaker) and antitrust analysis (FTC vs Rambus).
Dr. Haveman has particular expertise in the following areas:
- Asset valuation
- Value of life calculations
- Real estate markets
- Wage and salary disputes
- Evaluating anticompetitive damages
Dr. Haveman is an expert in statistical analysis, econometrics, and forensic economics more generally. His services are available for litigation support in a wide variety of contexts, but especially in the calculation of monetary damages in personal and commercial litigation, the statistical analysis of discrimination, and other matters such as public policy analysis and property and asset valuation.
Dr. Haveman provides compelling, authoritative and objective evidence and testimony presented in easily understandable terms. His years of public speaking and testimonial experience have honed is ability to frame subject matter in ways that make the issue and analysis abundantly clear to a lay audience.
Recent Expert Witness Experience:
- Grayling Taylor et al. V. Shippers Transport Express, Inc. et al. (Case 2:13-cv-02092-BRO-PLA)
- Jodi Todd vs. Alan Limbird (Case SCUK-UK-CVG 14-63654)
- Appeared for the plaintiff.
- Judgement: Ruling in favor of plaintiff.
- Isaac Gonzalez, James Cathcart and Julian Camacho vs. Kevin Johnson, et al., City of Sacramento (Case 34-2013-80001489)
- Appeared for the plaintiff.
- Judgement in favor of defendant.
- Sherri Johnson vs. E&B Natural Resources Management Corporation and DOES 1 through 20, Alameda County (Case RG15798234)
- Retained by the plaintiff.
- Outcome: Settled
- Hrishikesh B. Pandya, et al. vs. Santa Rosa Motel, Co L.P. (Case SCV-259933)
- As attorneys, we know that our cases can be won or lost based on expert testimony. In 2015, I hired Jon Haveman, PhD to testify in a complex wage and hour case. The trial was far enough away that it required my co-counsel and I to live out of a hotel for two weeks. The day Jon was scheduled to testify, he drove hours to the courthouse only to discover, as did we, that the judge had personal issues that day and Jon was prevented from testifying. We were told Jon would have to testify the next day.
Some experts would have complained, but after driving half a day to testify, Jon was undaunted. With wife and kids at home, Jon stayed the night in a motel and testified the next day. Some experts would have bailed on us, but not Jon. The next day, Jon did a great of testifying in an organized and clear manner. Jon was quick to understand our case, helped with the organization of the material upon which he based his expert opinion and was capable of explaining complex data in a manner that was simple and straightforward.
While we were going through discovery, Jon was always available to take our calls and Jon's answers to our questions helped guide us through the economic issues that were at the heart of the client's case. If you need an expert opinion from an economist, you couldn't do better than Jon Haveman.
- Steven Kesten Esq., Kesten Law
- President Clinton's Council of Economic Advisors
- Senior Economist, 1997-98
- Federal Trade Commission
- Economist, Bureau of Economics, 2000-2001
- Purdue University
- Assistant Professor of Economics, 1992-2000