Client Satisfaction

EXTTI professionals have worked on hundreds of  cases as expert witnesses and consultants. Their work is divided between plaintiffs and defendants. These have included cases for and against employers in the public and private sectors.

EXTTI professionals have been retained by some of the best-known defense law firms in the country — including by many national labor and employment law firms. Similarly, they have been retained as expert witnesses by many well-respected plaintiff’s firms, as well as by the EEOC.  Out of discretion, we do not list these firms on this page. However, many plaintiff and defense references are available upon request. Here are samples of some of the comments made:

I am pleased to let you know that trial has concluded and we received a verdict completely in [the employer’s] favor. Trials are won by witnesses and facts – not by lawyers…
Your hard work preparing for this case and honesty were both noted by the jury, who spent less than three hours deliberating following a three-week trial. I cannot thank you enough for the time you spent in addition to everything else going on in your lives in preparation for this matter

Defense Counsel
Emailed Mr. Robbins in May 2023 after the jury returned a verdict in favor of the defense

Great job today. Thank you so much, Scott, for everything. For your flexibility. I so appreciate you. Again, you did a really great job. It was a pleasure working with you.

Plaintiff’s Counsel
Emailed Mr. Barer in July 2023 after Mr. Barer’s trial testimony in Federal District Court

Hi Michael, I wanted to let you know that we were able to resolve the… case this afternoon.
It was a real pleasure working with you, and we appreciate all the work you put into this case. I really enjoyed having the opportunity to see you testify at your deposition.
Then to her partner, Definitely- Michael’s testimony was key.

Plaintiff’s Counsel
Emailed Mr. Robbins in September 2023 shortly after Mr. Robbins’ deposition

Mike – [it] was a pleasure working with you again. As usual you were terrific. I think on cross you helped our case as effectively as if I’d been permitted to question you as planned.

Plaintiff’s Counsel
Emailed Mr. Robbins in December 2023 after Mr. Robbins’ trial testimony in Federal District Court

You were one of the best experts I have ever worked with.

Plaintiff’s Counsel
Emailed Mr. Robbins in July 2018, after Mr. Robbins’ trial testimony

You rock!!! Thanks so much – excellent fencing.

Plaintiff’s Counsel
Emailed Mr. Robbins in July 2020, after Mr. Robbins’ deposition testimony

We’d also like to thank you for all the time and effort you put into conducting a professional and thorough investigation.

Defense Counsel
Emailed Mr. Adams in May 2021, after Mr. Adams completed a workplace investigation trial testimony for counsel’s client

Thanks for your testimony. Hit the spot.

Plaintiff’s Counsel
Emailed Mr. Robbins in May 2021, after Mr. Robbins’ trial testimony

Please thank Michael for his testimony. He was really great and …I really enjoyed working with him.

Plaintiff’s Counsel
Emailed EXTTI in June 2022, after Mr. Robbins arbitration testimony in which Plaintiff recrived a multi-million dollar arbitration award in his favor

I really enjoyed the Workplace Investigation Training and got a lot of useful information. Both leaders are incredibly qualified, well versed in legal, and were able to provide expert training on investigations and how to write the report.

Student evaluation
re: 2022 Advanced Investigation training

I would give this training a 10! I felt the presenters were passionate about what they were training us on so made it interesting and informative.

Student evaluation
re: 2022 Advanced Investigation training

Thank you so much for organizing the training! I have returned to my office with an array of information and new knowledge that I will use in my job. I liked everything about the training, the set-up, organization, and the deliver style. Both Michael and Cathy were excellent trainers, and I will definitely attend other trainings they conduct.

Student evaluation
re: 2022 Advanced Investigation training

I learn from doing and even though the mock was out of my comfort zone I appreciated the feedback given after every mock interview. It helped me understand how to react, what is ok and not ok during a difficult situation.

Student evaluation
re: 2022 Advanced Investigation training

It is my sincere opinion that this type of training is indispensable for all HR/Admin staff. I will certainly be promoting this in my network.

Student evaluation
re: 2022 Advanced Investigation training

Hello EXTTI team, I just wanted to take a moment and express my gratitude for making the time to train us this week. I found the content to be relevant, engaging, and timely! Thanks so much for advancing my professional development.

Student evaluation
re: 2022 Advanced Investigation training

Thanks again for all your great work. I’m looking forward to working together again.

Plaintiff’s Counsel
Emailed Mr. Robbins in March 2021, after the case settled in the middle of his deposition.

Tell Michael he’s in the Hall of Fame for testifying witnesses—he was awesome!

Defense Counsel
Emailed Mr. Robbins’ attorney in 2020, after Mr. Robbins was deposed concerning one of his workplace investigations.

The jury said your testimony showed that the employer didn’t do anything to help the plaintiff or prevent the discrimination / the investigation was a sham…. that the company’s investigation was a disaster.

Plaintiff’s Counsel
- Emailed Mr. Robbins in July 2017 after obtaining a $16.6 million verdict

The jury loved you and actually said your testimony solidified them in our favor. They were all with us.

Plaintiff’s Counsel
Emailed Mr. Robbins in March 2017 describing that the case settled the day after Mr. Robbins’ trial testimony

Thanks for all your help. I’m going to start doing more employment cases, will definitely be using you.

Plaintiff’s Counsel
Emailed Mr. Robbins in March 2017 after his client, who had been earning $30,000 per year, received a $650,000 jury verdict.

Jury verdict came down yesterday. We won on the failure to engage in the interactive process…. Thanks again for your help. You did great. Time to prepare the motion for attorney’s fees.

Plaintiff’s Counsel
Emailed Mr. Robbins in September 2016 after a jury verdict in favor of his client.

Your declaration was so compelling the other side settled!

Plaintiff’s Counsel
Emailed Dr. Sniderman in August 2016.

Scott–Thanks for your assistance on the case, I appreciate your professionalism and will not hesitate to designate you in future matters.

Defense Counsel
Emailed Mr. Barer in November 2015 following a favorable settlement of the case.

Cathy: Your help was invaluable. Can you believe we won a discrimination claim with a middle aged white Republican male represented by a Mexican?? WHOA! That’s one for the books!

Plaintiff’s Counsel
Emailed Ms. Balin about her Expert Testimony, following an October 2015 verdict in plaintiff's favor.

Thanks Michael! We’re very happy … and we really appreciate all your help. You were critically important … and the entire team told me that you were fantastic on the stand and that the jury liked you.

Defense Counsel
Following a complete defense verdict in the widely-publicized case, Pao v. Kleiner Perkins, a member of the defense team emailed Mr. Robbins, about his expert testimony. March 2015

Thank you for your service as an expert, once again. You are always so fabulous.

Plaintiff’s Counsel
Voice message to Mr. Barer following favorable resolution of the case. February, 2015

Thank you for your service as an expert, once again. You are always so fabulous.

Plaintiff’s Counsel
Voice message to Mr. Barer following favorable resolution of the case. February, 2015

Thank you…for your important contributions.

Plaintiff’s Counsel
Email to Mr. Robbins after achieving a $1.7 Million verdict, in October 2014

Just retained you again, so it is not the last you will be seeing of us or us of you. Your assistance was invaluable. Look forward to working with you again.

Plaintiff’s Counsel
Emailed to Mr. Robbins after achieving a favorable settlement, in June 2014

We have worked with a lot of experts in our careers, but you are unquestionably the best prepared and most articulate of the bunch. We were very impressed and the fact that opposing counsel asked only one question – one that actually supports your view of things – was proof in the pudding. All I can say is bravo!

Plaintiff’s Counsel
Regarding Mr. Robbins' testimony in a 2014 arbitration

We won everything. Thanks so very much for your assistance!!!

Defense Counsel
Emailed to Mr. Robbins after obtaining a complete defense verdict in February 2014

Thanks for all your amazing testimony…it was very clear, lucid, informative and persuasive.

Plaintiff's Counsel
Regarding Mr. Robbins' testimony as a Plaintiff's expert witness, obtaining a verdict of $8.5 Million on June 21, 2012

Yesterday, Scott Barer gave an outstanding and informative employment workplace investigations seminar for a section of the California Employment Lawyers Association. A big thanks to Scott for taking the time out and providing practical and useful advice. I would encourage anyone needing an expert for workplace investigations to give Scott a ring.

Attorney
Regarding Mr. Barer's speech to the West Valley Chapter of the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), June 15, 2011

I enjoyed working with you very much on the…case and always knew I would get great input in a responsive manner each time I called. I look forward to working with you again….

Defense Counsel
To Mr. Robbins regarding a favorable settlement of the case, January 2011

We won on all claims (fail to accommodate, fail to interact and disability discrimination); verdict was $531K. Your testimony was very effective, I think, by the way. So I thank you for that, big time…. Nice client; good jury; strong HR expert. The winning combo!

Plaintiff's Counsel
To Mr. Robbins regarding the jury's verdict in Plaintiff's favor, March 2010

By the way, I saw for the first time first hand your tremendous testifying skills in the … deposition. I never read it before but remember the … attorney who defended (said) you were the best expert he had ever seen. Your clarity and cleanness in testifying comes through very strong in the transcript.

Plaintiff's Counsel
Email to Mr. Robbins, November 2009

You were magnificent as usual.

Plaintiff's Counsel
to Mr. Robbins after a July 2009 verdict in favor of the Plaintiff

Verdict in our favor on harassment and failure to prevent harassment …. Thanks again for your help as I think it obviously made a difference.

John Doe
To Mr. Robbins regarding 2009 verdict in favor of the Plaintiff

Scott, your testimony was the ‘missing link’ — they came back in favor of the plaintiff — $500,000-plus.…The jurors listened to you; in fact, they asked for your CV during deliberations. So, you must be ‘the man.

Defense Counsel
Called Mr. Barer after obtaining a jury verdict in favor of the Plaintiff, December 2008

I just wanted to let you know how fantastic Cathy was today at trial… Cathy’s demeanor was perfect and she gracefully weaved in facts without effort. You guys are a tremendous team and I appreciate the work that you do…even if sometimes you do work for the defense!

Plaintiff's Counsel
To Mr. Robbins regarding Ms. Balin's November 2008 trial testimony

I want you to know that I thought your depo testimony was so impressive. If you ever need a recommendation or quote, etc. for your web site, just let me know.

Plaintiff's Counsel
To Mr. Robbins following his November 2008 deposition

I gave you an excellent recommendation. I hope you get the gig.

Plaintiff's Counsel
Recommendation for Mr. Robbins after obtaining a $2.2 million verdict in September 2008

We won the trial. The jury came back 10-2 after about 2 hours in our favor on all counts…. I really appreciate your professionalism and excellent work

Defense Counsel
Regarding Mr. Sniderman's March 2008 trial testimony

You go over and beyond in being an expert! The best that I have ever seen…. You are a real professional. Thank you.

Plaintiff's Counsel
Regarding Mr. Robbins' deposition testimony in December 2007

You are awesome.

Plaintiff's Counsel
To Mr. Robbins regarding his trial testimony in July 2007 (Plaintiff won the case a few weeks later)

You were fantastic…

Defense Counsel
Regarding Mr. Robbins' April 2007 trial testimony

Tnx a million times for your help and support!!!

Plaintiff's Counsel
To Mr. Robbins after obtaining a $3.9 Million verdict in February 2007

Thank you for your help. Your testimony was crucial to the case. …I posted on 4 listservs re: the verdict and also how crucial your testimony was and how great you … were at trial…. (They only asked for read back of your testimony. I know we would have lost if we didn’t have you)!!!

Plaintiff's Counsel
To Mr. Robbins after obtaining a favorable jury verdict in June 2006

He was awesome. He was also extremely helpful and generous with me, particularly in helping me prep for my cross of other witnesses.

Plaintiff's Counsel
To Plaintiff's attorney regarding Mr. Robbins' testimony after obtaining $1.5 Million verdict in April 2006

Scott, you were awesome!

Plaintiff's Counsel
Regarding Mr. Barer's trial testimony in August 2005

Again you were awesome in your depo, I have never seen anything like that before, in 21 years of practice. Thanks …. They might still be in shock from your performance.

Plaintiff's Counsel
To Mr. Robbins after a March 2005 Deposition

Thank you for your assistance and invaluable knowledge on this case. I have referred your contact information to two other attorneys and will continue to do so in the future. The jury also spoke very highly of you and said that your testimony definitely assisted them in coming to a verdict.

Plaintiff's Counsel
Regarding Mr. Robbins' testimony after obtaining a favorable jury verdict in November 2004

You tied it all together for the jury. It was just fabulous. Great, great testimony….And I think you blew away everybody, including opposing counsel. It’s quite remarkable what you are able to do.

Plaintiff’s Counsel
Regarding Mr. Robbins’ testimony after obtaining a favorable jury verdict, July 2004

One of the jurors, the young female, … said you were plaintiff’s best witness. Clearly, you outshone the opposing expert, who was evasive, needed questions repeated (once stating she was having a ‘blonde moment’), and she came across as a hired gun, without much to add. …. we are pleased to prevail, and credit your assistance as being crucial to our case.

Plaintiff's Counsel
Regarding Mr. Robbins’ April 2004 testimony

I’ve been singing your praises to everyone at our firm …. Thank you so much for being so helpful and available– especially when we were doing all the depo prep work and for your trial testimony.

Defense Counsel
Regarding Mr. Robbins' January 2004 testimony