Forensic Fee Schedule

In addition to the fee schedule listed below, Dr. Francesca Luizza will consider accepting other fee agreements that may be required or customary for a particular agency, law firm, or specific court. This work will be accepted on a case-by-case basis and will require a contractual agreement between the parties.

Forensic Evaluation Fees

Service Rate
Record/Discovery Review $350 per hour
Forensic Psychological Testing $350 per hour
Forensic Clinical Interview $350 per hour
Forensic Assessment Scoring/Interpretation $350 per hour
Research $350 per hour
Forensic Report Writing $350 per hour
Attorney Consultation $350 per hour

Court Testimony Fees

Service Rate
Testimony/Deposition Preparation Time $350 per hour
Testimony Time $350 per hour
Deposition Time $350 per hour $350 per hour
In-Court Consultation/Observation $350 per hour
Research $350 per hour

Travel Fees

Service Rate
Road Travel $150 per hour
Air Travel $500 up to 5 hours
$1,000 up to 10 hours

Payment Policy

Forensic psychological evaluations typically take, at minimum, 12 to 20 hours, which include: Review of Records/Discovery, Forensic Clinical Interview(s), Collateral Interviews (if applicable), Psychological and Forensic Testing, Scoring/Interpretation of Testing, Research, Report Writing, Consultation with Attorney(s), and Testimony/Deposition (if applicable). Each case varies in terms of the volume of discovery/records and the time it takes a client to complete testing. More complex evaluations, such as independent medical evaluations can take 20-30 hours or more to complete. Following an initial consultation by phone, a retainer of 20 hours ($7,000) is customarily submitted along with the fee agreement of this office. Evaluations and/or consultation that may not require this amount of time may be offered a reduced retainer fee of 10 hours ($3,500). All retainer payments must be submitted, along with the fee agreement, in order to begin work on a case. If services exceed the initial retainer, monthly invoices will be sent to counsel, and are due upon receipt. Failure to complete payment each month will result in the termination of work and/or cancellation of any scheduled appointments, pending account payment. Unused retainer balances are returned as credit.

Cancellation Policy

Please contact Dr. Francesca Luizza directly at 619-736-0833, to cancel any appointment scheduled with a defendant or plaintiff. Cancellation of a forensic interview and/or testing appointment must be made at least 7 days prior to that appointment. Since alternative bookings are unlikely at such short notice, her policy includes a charge of 4 hours ($1,400) for all evaluation appointment “no shows” or late cancellations occurring with insufficient notice. This represents the amount of time reserved for your client for this service.

Expert Opinion Disclaimer

Please be advised that regardless of the source of fees or referral, Dr. Francesca Luizza operates as an independent evaluator and consultant. Conclusions will be provided in an unbiased, ethical, and professional manner using a best practices approach. Thus, the conclusions and recommendations may not always support the outcome anticipated or desired by counsel or retaining party. No promises or guarantees have been made, expressed, or inferred, regarding the results of the evaluation.



Rate sheet current as of 06/10/2024