Expert 413650 - CA(S)


Expertise Description

I have over 20 years experience in Accessibility Compliance and Building Code. My extensive experience includes architecture, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) consulting, accessibility compliance matters, building code administration, code development and enforcement, field of design and construction, forensic architectural issues, construction defects, ADA claims, federal accessibility requirements for publicly-funded housing, and accidents related to non-compliant design and construction. I have more than 10 years expert witness experience, with consultation, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

ADA

Representative Litigation Experience

My consulting services include ADA inspection / CASp report, ADA compliance remediation plan, Peer plan review for accessibility compliance, Construction plan review, and Architectural design services.


Education

Degree Subject Institution
M.A. Architecture UC Berkeley
M.A. City Planning UC Berkeley

Licenses Certifications

NCARB Licensed Architecture
registered in California
DSA Certified Access Specialist (CASP)
California General Building Contractor
CABO Certified Building Official (CBO)

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes ADA accessibility compliance, Trip and fall, Construction defect claim (stairs), Construction defect claim (concrete paving), Construction defect claim (hardwood flooring), Architectural service delay claim.


Awards & Affiliation

L.A. City Quality & Productivity Commission award
City of Monterey Park Employee of the Year
Guest lecturer at East L.A. College Department of Architecture
Speaker on ADA compliance at Pasadena Bar Association
Speaker on new 2010 ADA at Greater Los Angeles Hotel & Motel Association

Primary Affiliation

American Institute of Architects (AIA)

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