areas we specialize in

J. Scott Crosby

J. Scott Crosby is a qualified expert witness in the areas of land valuation and earning capacities of real estate, and specializes in rural appraisals. He is also a qualified expert witness and has completed damage calculations in lawsuits related to agricultural and real estate damage claims. In addition to his real estate/appraisal experience he has eight years of experience analyzing, and organizing data on risk management for land owners and then delivering those findings to over 5,000 land owners in over 25 states. He has managed/ran a 2,500 acre farm and assisted in running over 1,000 head of cattle on 150,000 acres.


Scott Crosby has completed over 500 real estate appraisals as of 2020 with a total of over  1,000,000+/- acres. These appraisals included Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions (Yellow Book) appraisals. These appraisals include agricultural, partition analysis, commercial and subdivision analysis, income projection analyses and conservation easements.  There are some personal property (machinery, equipment, vehicles, livestock) valuations included in the total number of appraisals completed.

John Wicks

John Wicks is highly skilled and has years of experience and is a qualified expert witness in the areas of land valuation and earning capacities of real estate, and specializes in rural appraisals.  John Wicks has testified and completed damage calculations in numerous lawsuits related to agriculture and real estate in the Montana and Wyoming Federal and State Courts and the U.S. Court of Claims, Washington D.C.  In addition he has completed damage appraisals in many lawsuits that were later settled out of court.  He has testified in approximately 90 agricultural Chapter 12 or Chapter 11 Bankruptcy hearings on either real estate appraisals or the Debtors financial plan analysis.  He has managed a 2,200 cow/calf ranch; a 200 cow/calf, 4,000 head feedlot and 2,000 acre irrigated cropland ranch; a 3,000 acre dry farm operation; a 800 cow/calf and 1000 acre irrigated hayland ranch; a 1,200 acre irrigated corn and hay ranch; and several small irrigated or dryland farms.  


John Wicks has completed approximately 1,226 real estate appraisals as of March 3, 2013 with a total of approximately 5,180,000+/- acres and a total value of $1,635,175,700+/-. These appraisals included Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions (Yellow Book) appraisals. These appraisals include agricultural, commercial and subdivision analysis and conservation easements. John has completed 45 conservation easement appraisals.  There are some personal property (machinery, equipment, vehicles, livestock) valuations included in the total number of appraisals completed.