Paul SutphenCPA, CFE
Paul Sutphen’s clients rely on the 37 years of experience and common sense he brings to each engagement to help them navigate complex financial investigations, legal cases and insurance claims.
Spanning the legal, insurance and corporate markets, Paul’s practice is focused on the quantification of economic damages and loss of profits for:
- Commercial insurance claims, with a focus on large, complex losses
- Intellectual property, including economic damages arising from infringement
- Product liability and recall
- Construction defect claims and construction contract disputes
- Breach of contract
- Personal injury and wrongful death cases
Paul performs financial damage evaluations in accordance with contract guidelines outlined in commercial property insurance policies and business agreements, conducts royalty audits, and serves as a consultant and expert witness in litigation and alternative dispute resolution settings.
Working with claims professionals, attorneys and business owners, Paul evaluates the economic impact sustained by businesses and individuals, with and without contractual constraints, covering a wide range of industries. He has significant experience in manufacturing, agriculture, production, mining and retail.
Bachelor of Science – Accounting, Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey, 1976
Certified Public Accountant, licensed in the State of Washington
Certified Fraud Examiner
Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member, Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
Member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Associate Member, American Bar Association
2018 – Present Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, Seattle, Washington
1997 – 2018 RGL Forensics, Seattle, Washington
1984 – 1996 Campos & Stratis, Seattle, Washington
1981 – 1984 Campos & Stratis, Dallas, Texas
1979 – 1981 Campos & Stratis, Teaneck, New Jersey
1978 – 1979 New Jersey State Police, Trenton, New Jersey
1976 – 1977 Chase Manhattan Bank, New York
Paul has testified as an expert witness in quantification of damages related to loss of business income, fraud and breach of contract matters in trials and depositions in State and Federal courts and mediation and arbitration proceedings in Washington, California, Oregon, Alaska, Louisiana, Idaho and Montana.