Based upon his education
and life experience, Dr. Sase holds himself out as a forensic economist, in
Michigan and beyond, offering his knowledge and professional skills to help attorneys
settle their cases early and satisfactorily. When cases go to arbitration or
trial, he steps forward to serve as an economic
Dr. Sase is a
practicing forensic economist and quantitative analyst. This means that his
work includes measuring and analyzing economic losses; preparing written
determinations of these losses; consulting with attorneys and their clients;
participating in discovery depositions initiated by opposing counsel; and
providing testimony of my findings, conclusions, and opinions in courts of law
as an economist expert witness in Michigan state courts and United States
District Courts in Eastern Michigan.
Throughout his career,
the majority of cases upon which Dr. Sase has worked as a economist expert witness (or
economic expert witness) have involved the determination of economic losses
accruing to human beings over extended periods of time.
These damages emerge
from loss of employment, severe and disabling injury, and losses that beset the
families of victims who have suffered a wrongful death.
In order to perform
this work, an economic analyst / economic expert witness must remain objective while relying upon quantitative
and qualitative data, economic theory and methods, and literature from the field
of Economics and closely related disciplines.
Core areas include Human Capital--the stock of competences, knowledge, and
personality attributes embodied in one’s ability to perform any kind of labor
that produces an economic value. This is the value upon which an economist
expert witness such as Dr. Sase must opine.
background to serve as a forensic economist includes master degrees in Business
Economics (MA) and Administration (MBA) with additional electives in Accounting at the University of Detroit in Michigan.
He followed these degrees with a Doctorate in Economics (PhD) with applied concentrations
in Urban Economics and Real Estate, Industrial Organization, and Business at Wayne State University in Michigan.
After completing his
doctorate, Dr. Sase created a research department and served as head of
research for the Machinist Training Program at Focus: HOPE in Detroit. During this time he
also served as an outside director for series of private mutual funds that held
in excess of $2 billion at Comerica Bank.
These and other experiences have
prepared his for work as an economic expert witness—an economist expert witness
in Michigan and beyond.
Over the past seventeen years, Dr. Sase has served on 500 cases
involving personal injury, wrongful death, employment law, small businesses/professional
practices, and intellectual properties. Including individual cases and small to
moderate class actions, he has helped more than 2,000
plaintiffs and defendants that included a 1,400 member class that settled
for $45 million.