Since 2005, Rhonda has provided expert testimony for more than 95 law firms, large and small.

She is a court-qualified expert in the following areas: Lanham Act (surveys); Licensing, Commercial Reasonableness; Retail Merchandising / Injury; Misleading Advertising; and more.



Rhonda has provided counsel for 200 projects and generated more than 90 expert reports, including 20 rebuttal reports.

Harper has also conducted 50 trademark and trade dress surveys.

She has been deposed about 50 times and served in about 20+ trials and arbitrations.


Rhonda's fees are $550 per hour or $275 per hour for non-working travel time.

Surveys average $25-30k plus sample cost. Rebuttal reports average $15k and 'white paper' briefs, depending the the topic and substance, between $15k - $50k.

Harper requires a $7,500 or 50% of estimated fees upfront non-refundable retainer.

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About Rhonda Harper

FORTUNE 500 EXECUTIVE  Harper is a former CMO/VP of Marketing for Walmart Sam's Club, CMO/VP of Marketing for VF Corp / VFI, and Global Director of Marketing Communications for UPS. She started her career in brand management and marketing with Nabisco (later sold to Kraft in 2000) and Warner-Lambert (later sold to Pfizer in 2000 and subsequently to Johnson & Johnson in 2006).

FORTUNE 500 STRATEGIC CONSULTANT Harper founded and led RTM&J, a strategic marketing and management boutique consultancy from 2002-2010. Her clients included C-Suites for many corporations including: Coca-Cola, IBM, Target, Home Depot, SC Johnson, Russell, Arby's, Kellogg's, and SC Johnson.

SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR - Harper created the senior care auditing service with the launch of Penrose Senior Care Auditors, now called Penrose Check-In Services: checking in on families and reporting to families. She also created and launched the first nationwide neighbor-to-neighbor rental community: Whimiy.com. Finally, Harper also co-founded Leadership Worth Following, a premier leadership identification and coaching firm.

EDUCATOR - With a BS in Education / Math Resource from Illinois State University and and MBA from Emory University, Harper has taught high school math as well as undergraduate and MBA marketing and research.

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