Computer System & Software Valuation Services

Assignments have included liquidation and “fair market” valuation of computer systems, software and related equipment for matters dealing with business dissolutions, insurance, bankruptcies and allegations of arson. He has prepared written opinions and given depositions and courtroom/arbitration testimony. Examples include:

  • Testified in AAA arbitration regarding services fees comparing fess attributable to development to fees attributable to implementation services.
  • Testified in AAA arbitration regarding software cost. Issue was value of non-functioning modules of a municipal software package.
  • Prepared report on value of computer store inventory after a fire (settled prior to testimony).
  • Prepared report on system and network valuation, used to resolve a dispute pursuant to the breakup of a professional services firm.

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Business Automation has been engaged in more than 50 suits between computer and software vendors and their customers, including engagements by both vendors’ and customers’ law firms.

Areas of expertise

Brooks Hilliard has been qualified as an expert on software defects, computer hardware defects and flawed computer system implementation, including matters related to all types of business software. He has also worked as an expert in patent and trade secret litigation.

Law firm clients

Business Automation has been engaged by several of the country’s largest law firms, as well as local firms throughout the United States.

Expert experience

Brooks Hilliard has been a consulting and/or testifying expert in more than 90 computer and software-related cases in more than 30 states.  He has been qualified to testify in both state and federal jurisdictions.


Fewer than 15 consultants in the world
have been awarded both the Certified Management Consultant™ (CMC®)
and the Certified Computing Professional (CCP) designations.

Team of Experts

Business Automation has Associates specializing in Software Quality, Call Center management and Systems, Software Project Management, Software Development, Computer Forensics, and Telecommunications systems and networks.