Expertise DescriptionI have over 35 years experience in the field of Commercial Flooring Issues. My areas of expertise include current and future material degradation and projected replacement costs, installation standards, concrete additives, and moisture vapor, as well as all flooring material including wood, carpet, stone and ceramic, vinyl, etc. I also covers slip, trip and fall causation and have handled many bamboo flooring failures and wood flooring issues. I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: contractor-consumer disputes; investigates cases involving toxic fumes, toxic mold, premises liability, product liability, installation, industry standards of care involving the National Codes Safety, and the Uniform Commercial Code, The American With Disabilities Act, and the California Code of Regulations
My consulting services include: major educational institutions; medical facilities; public transportation facilities; conducted studies on site suitability for specialty flooring products for all types of public facilities; conducted investigations for several private companies, individuals, and public agencies.
I am a flooring contractor in the State of California, and have been since 1976. 40% of my clients are Plaintiffs and 60% are Defendants. I have given over 150 depositions and testified on over 25 trials.
I am well aware of Vinyl Asbestos Tile (VAT). I was the Asbestos tile expert for two large manufacturer of this tile in the 1950"s
I have done research on lightweight concrete as well as structural concrete. I have been a Forensic Scientist in the area of flooring defects since 1998. I can handle the intricacies of litigation.
|AA||Psychology||Los Angeles City College|
|Ergonomics||San Fernando Valley State College|
|Diplomate of The American Board of Forensic Examiners|
|Diplomate of The American Board of Forensic Engineering & Technology|
|California Bar Association Certified – MCLE – Provider|
|Certified Mediator for the California State Contractors License Board|
Awards & Affiliation
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases