Forensic Accounting Services

Numbers tell a story. Our team possesses both the experience and the expertise to tell that story. We help our clients by taking what we’ve learned and presenting it clearly, factually, and objectively.

Since 1982, Compton & Wendler, P.C. (formerly J.A. Compton & Co.) has earned a reputation for competence in providing forensic accounting and fiduciary services. Rather than becoming larger, our firm has sought the most able professionals and limited our practice to projects we believe we handle as well as any firm, large or small.

We are a coordinated group of CPAs, MBAs, and accredited valuation professionals working together on each project, using our deep knowledge of accounting and finance principles and valuation theory. Our diverse backgrounds permit us to analyze problems from multiple perspectives, challenging each other as well as our clients to deliver comprehensive, well-reasoned analyses in both litigated disputes and other consulting engagements.

As a smaller firm with two to five professionals working on each project, we provide clients with individualized, responsive service at cost competitive rates. We apply thoughtful analysis and thorough documentation to ensure the highest quality work product for our clients.

We believe providing objective, accurate and understandable conclusions which are fully supported and meet the highest professional standards is the best way to establish credibility in the courtroom or better yet to encourage settlement. Our objectivity and integrity are essential to our continued success.

Representative Work

Our experience focuses on these industries and types of cases, working for both plaintiffs and defendants.


  • Oil & Gas
  • Energy
  • Construction
  • Real Estate
  • Software
  • Automobile

Types of Cases

  • Lost Profits
  • Lost Earnings
  • Fraud Investigation
  • Oil & Gas Accounting Disputes
    • COPAS
    • Offshore accounting for joint interests
    • Onshore accounting for joint interest
    • Remediation, surface and platform removal
    • Joint interest audit disputes
    • Oilfield services lost profits claims
    • Underground storage
  • Misappropriation of Trade Secrets
  • Purchase Price Disputes
  • Shareholder Disputes / Minority Shareholder Oppression
  • Asset Tracing / Characterization
  • Preference and Avoidance Actions

Our Forensic Accounting practice includes:


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