Your attorney is not an economic expert. He is, like we all would, going to rely on the expert to determine what your economic damages are in your case.
There is nothing that prevents you from using more than one expert witness on any particular issue. If you have found an expert that you feel more comfortable working with, then you should at least have your attorney meet with the expert. While it is an additional expense, in has the potential to pay for itself in the end.
It simply does not make sense to not initially seek everything you possibly can, within reason and with logical support. If there is a reasonable argument that the elements such as the deduction should be included, then they should be include. The job of the attorney is to be a "zealous" advocate and not a conservative economist.
So, my answer to your question is very basic: make your attorney use another expert, preferably one with more experience with economic damage cases.
As far as whether you can legitimately claim the deduction, the heating/cooling, the lost expense account, the loss of use of company vehicle, etc., that depends on what your economist says. As an attorney, I depend on the expert in determining economic damages. If the expert is willing to testify to that loss with confidence and support, then it's my job to get the opinion admitted.
Please let me know, if you have follow-up questions.
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