Expert Witness Service

Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Franchises Available? No
Online Operation? No

Starting an expert witness for hire service is a unique and interesting business opportunity for the innovative entrepreneur to tackle. The idea is you represent expert witnesses that can be retained by lawyers to give professional testimony in court or legal proceedings. These expert witnesses could include medical doctors, gun and ammunition experts, transportation and automobile experts, private investigators or just about any other type of professional that can be deemed an expert in their career or industry. The service would work very much like an employment agency, but with extremely high security measures in place to protect both clients and the expert witnesses. You can set presentation appointments with lawyers to introduce them to your service and discuss their needs in terms of experts needed to testify at trails. In exchange for providing the service, you would charge clients a commission based on the amount of money received for providing expert testimony. This is the type of business that will take very careful planning in order to establish. Partnering with a lawyer may be a consideration. However, the effort and expense to properly research and establish this business could be well rewarded financially, as expert witnesses can receive as much as five figures in some situations to provide professional testimony.

Expert Witness Service Ideas

Freight Broker

Match shippers and transportation services as a freight broker.

Launch Service

Help businesses launch their products and services.

Home Office Planner

Think you have the key to office space success? Help entrepreneurs design their home bases.

More from Business Ideas

Side Hustle

The Side Hustle He Started in His College Apartment Turned Into a $70,000-a-Month Income Stream — Then Earned Nearly $2 Million Last Year

Kyle Morrand and his college roommates loved playing retro video games — and the pastime would help launch his career.

Starting a Business

Ask Marc | Get Free Business Advice From the Co-Founder of Netflix

Get the answers to your most challenging business problems during our next Ask Marc, live Q&A, on 6/13/24 at 2 PM ET. You don't want to miss it—send in your questions now.

Side Hustle

This 23-Year-Old Started a 'Simple' Side Hustle Using Items She Already Owned — Then She Earned Nearly $60,000 and Made It Her Full-Time Gig

Angelina Licari first tried out the side hustle as a high school student — then went all-in after graduating college.