Noted gemologist, appraiser and author Charles Carmona has extensive
experience consulting for attorneys and has testified in numerous regional and
national legal matters. He is frequently retained to provide advice in legal
proceedings requiring specialized knowledge of industry practices and the
valuation of jewelry, diamonds, gemstones, coins and currency, silver and related
An expert valuation specialist, Mr. Carmona's contributions are key to
determining financial damages in complex litigation, criminal matters, insurance
claims, class actions and other disputes.
Mr. Carmona is a Graduate Gemologist (GG) from Gemological Institute of
America (GIA) with over 35 years of experience. He is also an Accredited Senior
Appraiser (ASA) and past president of the southern California Chapter of the
American Society of Appraisers.
His highly acclaimed reference book, The Complete Handbook for Gemstone
Weight Estimation is relied upon worldwide by jewelry professionals as the
authoritative source for estimating mounted gemstone weights by shape,
dimension and specific gravity.
His professional opinions are frequently sought out by the media, and he's an oft
invited speaker at special events, museum groups, at workshops and trade
Mr. Carmona has earned an exemplary reputation as an impartial expert witness,
assisting both plaintiffs and defendants.
He offers consultation and appraisal services for museums, accountants, and
insurance companies, governmental and non-governmental agencies, including
The World Bank, Interpol, Department of Homeland Security, IRS and Securities
& Exchange Commission, among numerous others.
Clear and Persuasive Testimony
Mr. Carmona thoroughly understands the trial process and how to anticipate a
line of questioning during cross examination.
He exhibits acute awareness of nonverbal cues like facial expressions, gestures,
posture and eye contact, and how they contribute to juror perception.
He conveys clear, confident and concise testimony that underscores his
persuasiveness and effectiveness.
Mr. Carmona delivers critical support to his clients at each stage of a legal
dispute, from fact-finding and discovery to settlement or trial.
His services include expert witness testimony, reports, critiques of opposing
expert opinions, and consultation during discovery and fact-finding.
His expertise covers the following areas:
Accounting & Business Inventory Audits
Arbitration & Mediation
Complex Civil Litigation
Fair Market Value (Estates, Gifts, Donations, Casualty Loss)
Fraud and Mismanagement
Immediate & Orderly Liquidation Value
Intellectual Property Disputes
Learn more about Mr. Carmona's experience and credentials by calling
213-624-0137 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.