Expert Witness Services

I have acted as an expert witness and offered litigation support in matters involving unauthorized use, past and future photography licensing revenue, standard licensing and reuse fees, and photo industry standards. I have prepared expert reports and appraisals, been deposed many times and testified in both federal and state courts. Clients in the past five years include: Kirkland & Ellis | Venable |   Skadden Arps | Huges Hubbard |K&L Gates | Perkins Coie| Stueve Siegel Hanson.


“The Court was, however, impressed with Ms. Boughn’s expertise and testimony. As noted earlier, Ms. Boughn has worked for 40 years in the stock photography industry, having worked at eight stock photo companies.” -Judge Kevin Gross. Case No. 13-10546. U.S. Bankruptcy Court | District of Columbia. April 4, 2016

“It was the best expert witness presentation that I ever saw.  Considering the underlying facts you had to work with, it was amazing.” – Attorney for photographer/plaintiff

“Ellen Boughn was retained near the end of the designation period and, in a very short time, was able to digest the evidence and produce an opinion that was well-founded and persuasive. Her opinion was instrumental in our achievement of a satisfactory settlement.” – Attorney for publisher/defendant

“I have worked closely with Ellen Boughn for many years and retained her as an expert witness in multiple civil lawsuits involving photography. A seasoned trial lawyer watching my direct examination of Ellen and our proof of damages during a jury trial said “It was the best expert witness testimony and examination he had ever seen.” The jury also liked Ellen. We obtained an excellent jury verdict. Ellen testified so well on cross examination I was sorry to see it end. Based on my work with Ellen in the trenches I can highly recommend her as an expert witness in the photography field”
-Attorney for photographer plaintiff

Office: 206-201-3315       Cell: 206-201-3230


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