Lawyers use financial experts for the same reason that businesses retain financial experts as advisors: lawyers need quality advice when litigating. Because accounting is the language of business, accounting experts can often clarify business transactions and explain the records reflecting them to lawyers, judges and juries. We can serve as a consultant under attorney work product privledge and assist in deposition and trial preparation to help present the complex financial issues in a clear and understandable manner. We can help prepare attorneys to maximize depositions of other experts and obtain the desired results and trial testimony. We can help identify case weaknesses and help deflect before opposing counsel and experts can attack. It could be too late to identify an expert, but it's never too late to bring in a consultant to help.