Testimony, Consultation and Expert Witness Fees
Consultation and testimony for criminal proceedings falling under OME jurisdiction are free of charge for both prosecution and defense council. Please schedule an appointment when requesting a pre-trial conference.
Deaths occurring on federal lands that result in criminal proceedings will incur a fee of $500/hr. for preparation, consultation, travel and testimony as outlined by the State of Utah Fee Schedule.
For providing testimony in a non-criminal proceeding or in out-of-state criminal hearings, there will be an hourly fee for preparation, consultation, travel and testimony at the rate of $500/hr as outlined by the State of Utah Fee Schedule. This fee is for services provided by the OME and is not paid to the consulting physician. Checks should be made payable to the Utah Medical Examiner’s Office.