Expertise DescriptionI have over 30 years experience in the field of estate sales and appraisals of general residential contents, decorative art and antiques including ceramics, glass, lighting, toys, rare records, collectibles, American Indian, ethnographic & oriental artifacts. My expertise includes appraisal methodology and standards, appraisal review, and damage claims. I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: appraisals, appraisal review, appraisal clause / provision.
My consulting services include: exhibited at antique shows and antique malls; personal property appraisals an estate sales; furniture restoration services; Teaching experience, lectures, and community support appearances.
I am a valuation generalist and have been for 38 years and therefore familiar with most types of personal property exposed to the various types of damage relevant to fire, water, mold, smoke and soot exposure. I have acted as an appraiser and expert witness in several fire damage claims which frequently focused on textiles over the years. Fire and water damage were often larger issues but soot and smoke exposure, damage and restoration were factors. I have also acted as appraiser in the appraisal clause for smoke and odor damage and in mandatory settlement regarding similar issues including upholstered furniture and rugs.
|Certified Graduate of College Appraisers|
Awards & Affiliation
International Society of Appraisers (ISA)
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases