It’s All About Personalized Client Service

At DLA, we provide law firms, business owners, and individuals with the best of both worlds. We offer the resources, expertise, and qualifications of a large advisory firm along with the innovative spirit and personalized client service of a smaller firm. 

Choosing the best litigation consultants and forensic accountants with in-depth experience investigating, examining, and clarifying complex valuation, finance, and accounting issues can result in the best outcome for you. Problems, issues, concerns, questions, and disputes will arise in a variety of subjects that require a deep understanding of the issues by specialists in this area, backed by a firm that has a proven track record of doing the right things for clients. Most importantly, we never lose sight of how critical our relationships are with our clients and legal partners along with our positive history and reputation with the courts.

Since 2001, we are proud to be distinguished and admired as a leader in forensic accounting. We stand behind our reputation, as well as our promises and dedication to our partners and clients. Our valued team provides clients with unparalleled expertise while offering creative solutions to a wide variety of complex forensic and financial matters. Our specialized team of highly skilled and accredited valuation experts, forensic accountants and fraud investigators are thoroughly trained and well versed in the litigation process. What sets us apart from others is the trust we build with our legal partners and clients, while embracing a personal approach in all our relationships. Our seasoned professionals provide deep analysis, independent investigations, and expert testimony for counsel, their clients, and business owners. When you need a reliable partner, who is committed to excellence, we offer customized solutions from matrimonial and commercial litigation services to financial and fraud investigations.

We offer expertise in:

  • Matrimonial Dissolution Services
  • Financial and Fraud Investigations
  • Partnership and Shareholder Disputes
  • Whistleblower Investigations
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Estate and Gift Tax Planning
  • ERISA Litigation
  • Class-Action Securities Litigation

Due to our integrated approach, our clients benefit from our deep understanding of financial issues through a unique forensic lens. Our clients count on us to provide them the assurance that we can solve their most difficult challenges. Recognized for our reputation for delivering excellence to clients, at DLA, we anticipate problems before they arise and help clients solve complicated issues. We produce results that go beyond what our clients require by adopting best practices for engagements that combine financial, accounting, advisory, investigative, and valuation services across a wide range of industries, working with both large and small firms

Forensic Accounting, Business Valuation, and Litigation Support Services

Business Valuation

Knowing the proper value of a business ownership interest is crucial in circumstances such as litigation, shareholder disputes, buy-sell agreements, and estate planning. The majority of closely held business owners do not know the value of their business ownership interest. Adding to the complexity, the value of a business ownership interest may vary for different purposes. For example, a business ownership interest may have one value for marital dissolution purposes and a different one for estate and gift tax purposes.

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Forensic Accounting

Combining highly specialized forensic skills with the latest industry knowledge, our forensic accounting team analyzes financial data to multi-national firms and local companies. We provide in-depth services to many clients in diverse industries for issues including partnership and shareholder disputes, construction audits, and financial and fraud investigations.

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Litigation Support

DLA litigation professionals provide objective and reliable assistance to counsel and their clients, whether serving as a testifying or consulting expert on complex financial and accounting issues. We help attorneys identify and quantify issues and efficiently bring their cases to a satisfactory conclusion. Our business valuation experts and forensic accountants advise counsel on diverse aspects of litigation matters.

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Tax Advisory

At DLA, we guide our clients through a full range of tax planning and preparation decisions. As a small firm, we can provide our clients with personalized service to fit their needs. Our expertise and experience, as well as our knowledge of recently updated tax laws, can minimize your current and future tax liabilities and maximize your cash flow.

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  Meet the Experts

Founder & CEO



Partner - Forensics, Valuation & Litigation Support Group Leader


David B. Smith, CPA/ABV/CFF, ASA

Partner - Forensics, Valuation & Litigation Support GroUP


Jason Addesso, CVA

Managing Director - Forensics, Valuation & Litigation Support Group


Cynthia Jones, CFA

Senior Manager - Forensics, Valuation & Litigation Support Group