Joel Feigenheimer is the operator and founder of RealEats.org, a sustainable foods website that provides consultation and management services to the hospitality industry. In addition to his work with the business, Joel Feigenheimer serves as a restaurant expert witness. Hiring an individual or firm within this profession offers several benefits to restaurant owners, including the following:
Dr. Feigenheimer brings over 30 years of direct experience in the restaurant field to this practice. Experiences in entrepreneurial, educational and corporate settings set this expert apart from most others. A PhD in business, lead restaurant management faculty at Florida International University and the founder of a flourishing restaurant consulting business all combine to bring an opinion based in industry standards and supported by years of education, experience and training.
Completing the necessary reports in response to legal action can be tricky and time-consuming, especially for managers new to the restaurant business. An expert utilizes his or her knowledge and experience in the industry to produce detailed reports and analyses with a solid research foundation.
If a case makes it to court, an expert witness draws on a broad spectrum of restaurant experience to testify on the business’ behalf. The professionalism and objective analyses provided by expert witnesses make them very credible, enabling them to help restaurants prove that they abide by industry standards and practices.
Expert witnesses deliver a third-party opinion that strives to be fair and objective. This can increase the credibility of the restaurant and its claim.