Expertise DescriptionAs a construction defect analysis expert witness, I have over 35 years experience in Construction with analysis due to code violations or natural defects, tactile and physical testing for structural, stairway, walkway, roadway, illumination, drainage, leakage, and catastrophic damage to structures due to fire, soil, drainage, water, and sewer leaks. I have additional knowledge in trip and falls and missteps, handrail/baluster/balustrade size and strength, parking lot and roadway illumination levels. I have continuing education in computer aided design, land development, dam safety and land planning, stormwater master planning, and septic system design. I have spent over 30 years as a construction defect analysis expert witness and have provided numerous clients with deposition, consultations, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expertise has been accepted in both Oregon and California courts in construction and design related matters in conjunction with property ownership and land use issues, construction claims, product defects, and personal injury cases. I have evaluated entire condominium complexes for water intrusion issues, surveyed subdivisions and provided cost and constructability analysis and exhibits for construction related concerns, and testified on wrongful land takings by government entities.
I have provided valuable consulting services, evaluating the merits of the case to law firms in order to facilitate pretrial settlements.
My professional experience includes the infrastructure planning and design for more than 6,200 single/multi- family lots and hundreds of acres of commercial and industrial centers. I have experience in the design and construction requirements of highways, bridges, channels, levees, mass grading, storm water quality facilities, in the states of Oregon, Washington, California, and internationally.
I successfully represented multiple cases with stair and falling issues. I represented a condo association, which had a ±$750,000 case with a fall and lighting scenario.
|B.S.C.E.||California State University Sacramento|
Professional Engineer in Oregon, Washington, and California
General Building Contractor – California
Construction Contractor – Oregon and Washington