Expert Witness


Ninya Lee Greek is an Accredited Appraiser for Personal Property and Fine Art, with the International Society of Appraisers. Ninya has a long background within the Art Industry, wherein she now maintains three offices in San Diego County, for the past 12 years. Previously, she practiced in Alaska Statewide, Colorado, plus the whole of the quad-state area and Northern Mexico for the previous 27 years, studying in Italy in 2004 for Conservation and Restoration. For the past 29 years, she has been exclusively involved with the Fine Art Industry.

Ninya has 8½ years (total) education in Fine Arts: Chouinard Art School, Los Angeles (now named the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA). Previous to Chouinard, Ninya Lee Greek attended the University of Missouri, Columbia 1964; and 1962 Winona State College, in Minnesota, University of Alaska, Extension Division in Juneau, AK, and later at the Anchorage campus. In 1961 she attended William & Mary College, extension division, Norfolk, VA, while still in high school.

  • Achieved Accredited Status with ISA: The International Society of Appraisers, 2012.
  • Completed the USPAP class successfully at the Home office for the International Society of Appraisers in Chicago, Illinois, 2013, 2015, 2017 & 2019.
  • Completing Continuing Education Classes, generally at the Art Industry of Chicago annually.
  • Completed Continuing Education Course: Expert Witness Workshop & Mock Trial, The American Society of Appraisers, Houston Chapter, 2020.

Additionally, she has 19 years experience in the Insurance Industry, where she attained CH.F.C. ( Chartered Financial Consultant). This has rounded out her expertise in Appraisal work for the Insurance Industry as well as for individuals. She was the #1 largest Group~Medical producer, 1989, for NY Life Insurance Co. (10,000 agents). She has accrued 154 credit hours towards Master’s Degree in Fine Arts. Since 2005, Ninya has been studying regularly in Sante Fe, New Mexico and the Chicago Art Institute. Continuing education requirements are current.

Areas of Expertise

Fine Art, Antiques, & Collectibles Personal Property Valuation Appraisal

Authentication & Appraisal Practices for Fine Arts: All Nations, any Century. Particular emphasis on all European and American Artists of the 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.

Insurance Claims; Please note 19 years experience as an insurance agent plus Chartered Financial Consultant & Mutual Funds Representative.

Attorneys I have Completed Valuation Cases for in the Past

  • Andy Marcus ~Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law San Diego, CA
  • Barbara Orr ~Trust & Estates Litigation San Diego, CA
  • Deborah Raymond ~Bankruptcy San Diego, CA
  • Jennifer Reardon ~Trust & Estates San Diego, CA
  • Melissa Rodriguez ~Trust & Estates San Diego, CA
  • Rachel James ~Family Law San Diego, CA
  • Richard Lewis ~Estate Planning Spring Valley, CA
  • Richard Macgurn ~Estate Planning & Probate Law Carlsbad, CA
  • Tomer Gutman ~Trusts & Estates, Real Property Law Solana Beach, CA

Personal References

An AMAZING and professional woman with impeccable credentials with the most intricate knowledge of art. She is the best art authenticator and appraiser there is. I have hired her several times over the past years and she is completely professional; can answer any question about your art. She actually RESEARCHES your piece(s), unlike so many other “appraisers”. I would recommend her anytime you have a piece of art that needs cleaning, restoration, an appraisal, or authentication. She has a staff that is dedicated to the art world. They really do “Bring You the Truth” whether it is good or bad. Honest operation. Refer anyone, anytime to her and her staff. –From J.P. Schmitz, Esq. Denver, CO

—More personal references upon request

Curriculum Vitae

Full CV available to view on this website.

For all Booking Inquiries


Ninya Lee Greek (Appraiser)

Office 619-929-6192


*Professional fees will be bid on each case. We bid each function separately.

  • Report only
  • Deposition
  • Court Appearance

Client References

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