Ada Building Codes 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, personal injury accidents, slips and falls, 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

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.

Consulting 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.

Relevant Experiences

I am an architect and have been registered with the State of California since 1983. I am a practicing architect with my own firm. With my own firm I have worked on the renovation of a 17-story hotel, three shopping centers and several façade remodels.

I am a building code expert. I have authored several code changes that have been adopted into the Uniform Building Code and the International Building Code.

Site inspection for code issues is in the area of my expertise.

I am intimately familiar with both the ADA and the Fair Housing Act requirements.


M.A.ArchitectureUC Berkeley
M.A.City PlanningUC Berkeley

Licenses Certifications

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

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)

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases