Construction Defect Claims Expert 519944 AL

Expertise Description

With over 30 years of experience in all facets of the Construction Industry, including over 20 years focused on disputes, contract negotiations and litigation. Whether as a manager of numerous complex projects or as as claims consultant in over 150 plus cases, ethical and fair dealing has remained the standard of my foundation. Ever conscious of schedule, cost and quality, I remain driven to provide the best possible result(s) for the stakeholders that I represent. I have worked for over 15 years as a construction expert witness and have provided numerous clients with consultations, courtroom testimony, and deposition.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes: representation of Contractors, Sureties, Insurance Carriers and Public Entities in matters of construction contractual disputes. I have testified in both state and federal matters, been deposed over 150 times and authored detailed Rule 26 Federal Opinion papers.

Consulting Experience

My consulting experience includes: both Construction Management and Quality Assurance, emphasis on Building Envelope compliance. I have also drafted project specific performance specifications for both private and public clients.

Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes: construction management, bidding and contract negotiation, for residential and mixed use projects throughout California; Major structural remediation projects for national homebuilders throughout the western states; Surety takeover negotiations and management of over $200mm of public works projects; initiation of a quality assurance program for an ENR 200 contractor and establishment of a regional Building Envelope consulting firm.


B.F.A. San Francisco Art Institute
A.A. in Architectural Construction Practices Orange Coast College

Licenses Certifications

California Contractor’s License
UCSD Extension – Construction Management Certification Program – Certificate

Awards & Affiliation

Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA)
American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE)
Building Industry Association – San Diego
Building Industry Association – Southern California
Surety Claims Association of Los Angeles

Primary Affiliation

Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA)