Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Expert Witnesses
The ADA, or the Americans with Disabilities Act, is an integral law in society, as it prohibits discrimination made against people with disabilities. It is implemented as a set of civil rights ensuring that disabled individuals are treated fairly while enjoying equal opportunities in both employment and everyday life, including transportation and public accommodation.
A major requirement of the ADA is that buildings provide access for disabled individuals, no matter the type of structure. There are experts in the construction business specialized in designing and constructing wheelchair access, as well as other means of access for the disabled. There are a set of codes and compliance an architect must follow regarding building designs for this particular purpose, a violation of which could result in a lawsuit. This area of construction is so important, in fact, that there are those working in the field as ADA access specialists, making sure that schools, hospitals, and other public buildings conform to this set of codes and regulations. ADA access specialists are often ADA expert witnesses as well.
In addition to the architectural regulations, the ADA also protects disabled individuals from discrimination in the workplace. Under the law, fair employment practices extend to everyone, as any violation of the act is considered employment discrimination. These laws also extend to public transportation, ensuring that disabled individuals are accommodated while traveling by bus or other mode of transit.
The ADA is a very important fixture of our society, as it offers protection of equality for disabled individuals. ForensisGroup has a premier group of Americans with Disabilities Act expert witnesses who are highly qualified and experienced. Take a look through our extensive list today and submit an expert request form or call us for further information on how we can connect you with the perfect ADA expert witness for your case.
I have over 15 years experience in Disability Services with expertise in compliance risks and liability, disability compliance of employment accommodations, academic adjustments for students, disability related transportation issues such as disability parking and Dial-a-Ride Services, ADA accommodations, wrongful termination, and The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA).
I am an experienced human resources expert witness with more than 30 years in the field. I specialize in compliance issues including discrimination, reasonable accommodation/interactive process, unlawful harassment, wrongful termination, mandated leaves of absence, sexual harassment, disability and pregnancy discrimination, and human resources audits. I have prior experience providing consultations and deposition as a human resources expert witness.
I am a skilled architecture expert witness with more than 30 years in the industry. My expertise includes design review of building enclosure systems, overseeing the construction process related to the building envelope, construction estimates and budgetary oversight, forensic evaluation of existing building envelope failures, and preparing design documents for building facades and roof systems. I have provided consultations and deposition for over 5 years as an architecture expert witness.
A former employee of the City of Tampa filed an action for unlawful retaliation in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") and the Florida Civil Rights Act ("FCRA").Plaintiff was employed as a City Solid Waste Collection Driver. At some time during his employment, he was diagnosed with a medical condition that allegedly limited one or more of his major life activities. He filed a Charge of Discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), asserting that the City failed to reasonably accommodate his disability. He then filed, pro se, a lawsuit under the ADA for disability discrimination against the City. Plaintiff was still employed by the City when he filed his pro se lawsuit.During the ADA lawsuit against the City, Plaintiff was involved in an accident involving the City's solid waste truck. While waiting to unload debris at a transfer station, Plaintiff exited the truck. He thought he had pulled the parking brake prior to getting out of the truck. However, while he was out of the vehicle, it began moving forward, went over a speed bump, and struck the vehicle causing damages. There were no injuries.The City ultimately concluded that Plaintiff hadn’t set the brake and issued a "Letter of Counseling" related to the incident because the accident was preventable. The City relied on the recommendation from its safety review committee, which concluded that Plaintiff hadn’t pulled the parking brake, as well as a traffic report and statements from a mechanic who inspected the vehicle after the accident.Plaintiff took the deposition of the City's Solid Waste Director as part of his pro se lawsuit against the City, which was still pending. The complaint alleged that within a month of his deposition, Plaintiff was given a notice of disciplinary action, accusing him of making false statements, and thus violating the City's policy on "Moral Turpitude."At a hearing, the City showed video footage of the accident, which revealed Plaintiff exiting the vehicle without setting the parking brake. Based on the video, the City terminated Plaintiff's employment for intentionally lying to the police and the City when he repeatedly maintained throughout the investigation and grievance process that he had pulled the parking brake.Plaintiff alleged that the City's stated reason for terminating his employment was "not worthy of belief." His retaliation claims were premised on the timing of Director’s deposition and Plaintiff's termination. According to Plaintiff, these two events were causally related. However, Plaintiff then admitted that he didn’t pull the parking brake. Plaintiff argued that the real reason he was terminated was that he pursued the initial discrimination case against the City.The City designated a mechanical engineer specializing in accident reconstruction as an expert witness. The expert opined that the driver of the City’s solid waste truck didn’t engage the parking brake prior to exiting the vehicle at the time of the accident. In addition, the expert said that the driver failed to put the truck in neutral and didn’t follow proper procedures.The accident reconstruction expert also concluded that the driver had a habit of not parking the vehicle properly prior to exiting because he’d done the same thing five minutes before the accident; that he knew, or should have known, that he left the vehicle in drive as he must have put it in neutral after the accident when he engaged the parking brake; and that he knew, or should have known, that he didn’t put the parking brake on since he engaged the parking brake immediately after the accident.Plaintiff moved to strike the expert’s report in its entirety. He argued that the expert improperly opined on Plaintiff's credibility; he didn’t have the adequate expertise to testify about Plaintiff's "habit" or what Plaintiff "knew or should have known;" and the expert’s testimony as to the causation of Plaintiff's accident wouldn’t assist the trier of fact.U.S. District Court Judge James S. Moody Jr. wrote in his decision that before permitting expert opinion testimony, the court must make certain that the expert employs "in the courtroom the same level of intellectual rigor that characterizes the practice of the expert in the field," quoting Kumho Tire Co.The judge found that the expert's opinion must be excluded under Daubert because portions of his report were based on pure speculation. More importantly, the entire report would not assist the trier of fact. The expert, who was experienced in mechanical engineering and accident reconstruction, wasn’t qualified to testify about Plaintiff's "habit" and state of mind. His opinions weren’t based on sufficient facts or data. Moreover, Judge Moody said that no expert is truly qualified to opine on a person's credibility or state of mind—determinations typically left to the finder of fact.The expert testimony, like the expert's report, wouldn’t assist the trier of fact because Plaintiff admitted that he failed to set the parking brake. The part of the expert's report where he opined that Plaintiff didn’t engage the parking brake, didn’t put the vehicle in neutral, and didn’t follow proper procedure was superfluous because Plaintiff conceded these points.The expert's opinion, which focused on the reasonableness of Plaintiff's actions—and which was clearly not available to the City at the time that it made the decision to terminate Plaintiff—would offer no assistance to the trier of fact. Plaintiff's motion to strike Defendant's expert witness and his expert report was granted.
I have over 35 years of experience as an architect in creatively applying code requirements, developing and writing building code provisions and accessibility standards (at national, state and local levels), and creatively providing equivalent alternatives to strict code interpretations before numerous boards of appeal. I have additional expertise in the regulatory development of building codes and standards and applying them to not only new construction, but to alterations in existing buildings and restoration of historic buildings. I have provided consultations, depositions, and courtroom testimony for over 30 years as an architecture expert witness.
I have over 40 years experience in rehabilitation counseling with a focus in workers compensation, short and long term disability plans, reasonable accommodation, personal injury, and product liability. For more than 5 years, I have provided clients with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony as a rehabilitation counseling expert witness.
I have over 20 years experience in Human Resources with expertise in workforce analysis, recruitment, development, training, benefits, compensation, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), employment record keeping, Workers’ Compensation, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Wage and Hour and human resource management systems formation. I have over 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, depositions, and courtroom testimony.
My background in architecture spans over 30 years with a focus in architectural and structural standards of care, building codes, inspection and causes and resolutions of construction related defects and failures, ADA compliance, OSHA compliance, property condition assessments, and wind/seismic/flood damage. I have prior experience providing numerous clients with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony as an architecture expert witness.
I have over 35 years experience as a Vocational Counselor with expertise in cases of personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, workers' compensation, Social Security Disability and SSI, ADA compliance, spousal maintenance, and child support for attorneys, individuals, national and state government agencies and employers. I have provided numerous clients with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony as a vocational counselor expert witness for more than 35 years.
I have over 40 years experience in the elevator and escalator industry with expertise in inspections; specification drafting and enforcement; construction compliance; code issues; failure analysis; installations; modernization; safety upgrades; and handicap requirements. I have experience in all types of residential & commercial elevators, including high-speed and low-speed passenger and freight elevators, hydraulic and electric traction elevators, dumbwaiters, and escalators. I have been providing consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony for more than 25 years as an elevator construction expert witness.
I have over 40 years experience as an Architect with expertise in real estate development, architecture, interior design, finance, banking, multi-family and commercial property development and management, construction management, and public-private cooperative ventures in mixed use urban environments. I have additional forensic experience in such areas as technical reporting and research, current and historical building code research, facilities physical condition assessments, due diligence evaluations, construction contract dispute issues, standard of care issues, and various building, fire, life safety, security and physical accessibility technical evaluations. I have provided consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony as an architect expert witness for more than 25 years.
I have more than 20 years of experience in the field of physical therapy. My specific knowledge is in the area of provision of educationally relevant services as part of a free appropriate public education, along with geriatrics, fall assessment and prevention, lifting and transfers/manual handling skills, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, evidence based practices, assistive technology for individuals with severe and multiple disabilities, worker's compensation, functional capacity assessment, community mobility, canine assistant, and best practices. I have published on funding adaptive equipment for children with disabilities and served as a board member and trainer for MOVE international. Prior to my career in physical therapy, I was employed as a biochemist and clinical research administrator in the pharmaceutical industry. I am offering my services as a physical therapy expert witness.
With over 40 years experience in vocational rehabilitation, I have an expertise in the assessment of employability and rehabilitation potential for workers’ compensation, veterans’, divorce and personal injury cases and Social Security Disability determination. I have additional experience with job analysis, work injury management & compliance with federal regulations (OSHA, ADA); and in vocational rehabilitation services provided in individual disability cases (physical, cognitive and psychological impairments). I have provided consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony as a vocational rehabilitation expert witness for more than 25 years.
I have more than 30 years of experience in playground safety. My expertise includes park, playground, and sports field safety, ADA compliance, providing safety inspections, ASTM, CPSC playground safety reports, as well as maintenance and inspection training. I have additional knowledge in safety surface testing, synthetic sports field testing, and natural playground design. I have prior experience as a playground safety expert witness.
I have over 20 years experience in the fields of Architecture and Civil Engineering. My experience includes preparing architectural and project plans, Fire Protection, mechanical/plumbing, electrical, and structural engineering, ADA Compliance, concept design, building design, life safety and independent technical reviews. I have designed all types of public and private buildings from elementary schools to Army barracks to residential housing. I have conducted existing building condition assessments, post-disaster damage assessments, and expert opinion on a wide variety of code compliance (including ADA), construction, and civil engineering design issues. I have spent over 15 years offering my services as an architectural engineering expert witness.
I have more than two decades of experience the field of ADA compliance, both as an attorney, and as a professor. My goal has been to make the ADA/Rehabilitation Act and related laws understandable to employers, governmental entities, businesses, and individuals. I have worked with corporate training and have acted as a Continuing Education Speaker on ADA and/or Rehabilitation Act compliance. I have spent over 20 years working as an ADA compliance expert witness in Georgia and have experience providing clients with consultations and deposition.
I have more than two decades of experience in the field of Swimming Pool Design with an expertise in permitting, as well as code compliance and design review. I have experience with commercial and residential construction; swimming pool design and construction; structural engineering; geology and soil surcharges; plumbing, hydraulics, and system design; electrical, gas, plumbing and mechanical engineering and design; water chemistry management; computerized & automated control systems; tile, masonry, stone, coping, and plaster installation & repair; concrete construction – foundations, retaining walls, flat work and floors, and decorative concrete. I am knowledgeable in ADA regulations and compliance, and hazardous materials handling. I have over also spent over 15 years as a swimming pool design expert witness in Northern California and have provided numerous clients with consultations and deposition.
I have more than 20 years experience in the construction industry focusing on healthcare, education, commercial and residential construction and renovations. My expertise includes front end planning, schedule/budget development and control, scope development, architect/engineer/contractor evaluation, RFP development, risk management, constructibility review, project phasing, value engineering, quality control and dispute representation. I have over 5 years experience as a safety and civil engineering expert witness in Michigan and have provided clients with consultations.
As an ADA consultant and expert witness in Nevada, I have spent more than 35 years in the field of ADA & Disability Consulting with expertise in full service ADA, Fair Housing Act training, technical assistance, plan and site reviews, litigation consulting, mediation, 504 training, and self-evaluations. I have additional experience in mediating complaints between business/governmental entities and people with disabilities regarding architectural barriers, effective communication, housing, transportation, or employment issues. My time providing services as an ADA expert witness has spanned over 25 years.
I have spent more than 20 years in the field of accessibility design by working with large and small existing business owners to help improve the accessibility of their buildings and open their doors to potential customers with disabilities. I have additional experience participating with design teams to help ensure that newly constructed and altered buildings meet all Federal, state, and local accessibility regulations via plan review and guidance on how to correct problem areas prior to construction. I have additional knowledge of all disability-related laws and building codes. With over 15 years as a disability access design expert witness in Pennsylvania, I have provided courtroom testimony, consultations, and deposition.
For more than 25 years, I have worked as a disabled accessibility compliance consultant, with expertise in the interpretation of the legal and technical provisions of disabled accessibility standards regularly utilized by law firms for the resolution of complaints, allegations of non-compliance and lawsuits. I have additional expertise in completing facility compliance audits on virtually every category of occupancy covered under Titles II and III of the ADA and designing and constructing improvements for the retrofit of facilities to provide compliance with State and Federal accessibility mandates, and is a consultant to a broad range of private businesses and governmental agencies. My 30 years as a disability accessibility compliance expert witness includes working with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have more than 40 years of experience in the child care and related services field. In that context, my experience began as a teacher, school director, graduate school teacher, national director of a network of child care centers, and presently as a Business and Operations Consultant to the early care and education industry for close to 20 years. The myriad of experiences has meant that I know the field at all levels and am able to deliver a rich depth to the clients I serve. Previously, I’ve worked with other providers, large corporations, CEO’s at all levels, government agencies and their Directors, attorneys, accountants, and a wide variety of organizations of all types and sizes. I am proud to say that I succeeded in helping these people and organizations with my industry experience, problem solving skills, and by keeping that client’s goals as my number one. My work has been defined by the wide breath of endeavors that I’ve encountered. Whether it’s in management/union arbitration, helping large service providers make closing choices, mentoring a CEO, providing expert witness services and testimony, or training an entire nation’s school directors, I am there and helping all the way. In my industry and in related business situations, my consultancy has helped clients succeed and left them better prepared for the future. I have more than 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have more than 20 years of experience in the field of Education. I have worked with public, parochial, and private schools in a multitude of areas including curriculum, teacher evaluation, special education, learning difficulties, school safety, school placement, programming, school discipline, learning, psychological evaluations, reading disorders, assistive technology, speech and language needs, occupational therapy needs, social skills, transition, child custody, school discipline (detention, suspension, expulsion), college admissions, post secondary educational options, transition, plagiarism, common core standards, child custody relocation cases, and more. I am detail-oriented and well read in my field. As a former teacher and grade level high school principal, I have practical experience as well as a strong theoretical background. I remain current with evidence based programs, educational pedagogy, educational programming, and instructional approaches.
I have more than 20 years of experience as a Medical Doctor. My specialty is Pediatric Physiatry, I am board certified in Pediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, which also includes a subspecialty in Pediatrics. I also hold Medical Licensure in multiple states. I have cared for children with a variety of complex medical conditions including spina bifida, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. I have over 10 years of expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have more than 25 years of experience in Civil engineering and transportation engineering expertise covering industry and public agencies. I provide expert witness services on cases related to accident reconstruction, transportation engineering, pavements, traffic engineering, analysis, design standards, construction specifications and materials, guidelines, policies, and public agency practices. As well as road defects, airports, highway geometric design, drainage, asphalt, concrete, soil, repairs, maintenance, inspections, rehabilitation, construction quality control – quality assurance, construction claims, inspection, settlement, dispute resolution, pavement surface conditions such as friction, skid resistance, surface discontinuities, cracking, rutting, defects, potholes and roughness, failure investigations, forensic engineering, safety standards, construction work zone accidents, construction safety, safety operating procedures, roadside hazards, signage, sight distance requirements, ADA requirements and code violations. I have over 25 years of expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have more than 40 years of widely varied experience as a practicing architect as well as hands-on construction experience. This makes me uniquely qualified to analyze construction methods and drawings, to detect errors and omissions, to evaluate accident sites and determine if building codes or ADA regulations have been violated. I have over 20 years of expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have more than 30 years experience in the Transportation industry with expertise in Motorcoach and Bus Operations. My experience includes the safe operation of bus transit as well as, motorcoaches, transportation of passengers, and vehicle inspection for daily reports and logs. I also have experience with the oversight of corporate safety management controls pertaining to the operation of vehicles and worker safety and health. I provide initial and on-going safety training for employees, and investigate accidents, both vehicular and worker injury. I have prior expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have more than 35 years of experience in Structural Engineering in the consulting field. I have been involved in design of buildings, bridges, dams, foundations, retaining walls, wastewater and water treatment structures, and precast concrete structures. Also, I have experience in bid and construction administration, construction cost estimating and construction inspection. I have worked with both private and municipal clients. I have over 30 years of expert witness experience with consultations and courtroom testimony.
I have more than 45 years of experience in providing analysis of construction defect exposures, including analysis of risk exposure coverage; Labor Code exposures, ADA compliance, including assisting with administration of prevailing wage in California; to assist with operational concerns, logistics, risk management, Workers Compensation underwriting and executive management. As a Claim and Litigation Manager my responsibilities included significant case handling for exposures in excess of client’s self-insured retention through various levels of the reinsurance in the United States and offshore venues. I have over 15 years of expert witness experience with consultation and deposition.
I have over 30 years experience in transit accessibility. My expertise includes americans with disabilities act (ADA), wheelchair securement and lift / ramp access, procedures, training, and marking / tether strap policy; passenger assistance; buses; and paratransit service performance. I have more than 5 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have over 40 years experience as a Psychologist providing comprehensive psychological testing to children, adolescents, and college students. I have completed thousands of evaluations on children to determine the possible presence and extent of ADHD, learning disabilities, academic problems, developmental delays and behavioral, personality, student grading, and emotional problems. I have experience in determining children’s needs in the areas of academic accommodations (504 Plans) and special education programming (Individual Education Plan-IEP), as well as in testing to assess risk or potential for anger or violence in children. I have additional experience in forensic psychology with children, adolescents, and adults including sex offender risk assessments and competency evaluations. My expertise includes child custody / visitation cases, assessment of post-traumatic stress disorder from motor vehicle accidents or other accidents / trauma, social psychology, as well as the effects of pervasive development disorders including autistic spectrum disorders on children’s ability to learn and function. I have more than 35 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have 20 years experience specializing in Human Resources and Vocational Rehabilitation with expertise in Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.), Family Medical Leave Act (F.M.L.A.), California Family Rights Act (C.F.R.A.), document examiner, employment, Fair Employment Housing Act (F.E.H.A.), labor law, management, personnel, policy procedures, sexual harassment, workers compensation, and wrongful termination. I also have extensive background in human resources and vocational rehabilitation. My expertise also includes evaluating the adequacy of personnel policies; identifying and documenting employee physical suitability for work; establishing presence or absence of an employee disability; determining 'reasonable accommodation'; and analyzing disability management procedures and documentation. I have 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have over 30 years experience in the field of Psychology specializing in industrial and organizational psychology. My expertise includes: job analysis and development; validation and review of procedures for recruitment; and selection and promotion of employees. I am experienced with issues involving layoffs and have developed and implemented performance-based layoff procedures. I have experience consulting or testifying in cases involving the following: disparate impact and disparate treatment discrimination cases including statistical analysis of employment data; development and validation of employee hiring and promotion procedures; employment discrimination based on race / ethnicity, sex, or age; job analysis; whistleblower and wrongful termination litigation; personnel policies and procedures; Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE); meal break violations; and statistical / research assistance in pay equity and wage and hour disputes. I have more than 25 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have over 35 years experience in vocational rehabilitation and disability management. My expertise includes: vocational / employability assessments, wage earning capacity, transferable skills analysis, labor market surveys, job analysis, job modification, job placement, Longshore and Harbor Worker’s Compensation Act, Jones Act, Outer Continental Shelf (O.C.S.) Act, Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentalities Act, state workers’ compensation, Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.), wrongful termination, and medical malpractice. I have more than 25 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have over 35 years specializing in Fire Cause and Origin, Accident Reconstruction and Failure Analysis, with an emphasis in industrial and commercial accidents, vehicle accidents, tractor truck accidents and ECM download analysis, product equipment failure analysis. I am a Mechanical Engineer with experience in roof-mounted and package HVAC units in commercial and school buildings. My expertise includes: failure analysis of vehicle, appliances, tools, machinery, equipment, HVAC, industrial, commercial, oil field, marine, residential, piping/piping components/pressure vessel design/failure analysis; ANSI B31.1 & B31.3; ASME Sections I & VIII; slip, trip and fall/building code compliance/ADA compliance/premises liability. I have more than 15 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have over 25 years experience in corporate human resources. My expertise includes: Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) reasonable accommodation; employee benefits; employee development / training; employee safety; facilities management; healthy and safety compliance; Occupational Safety and Health Administration (O.S.H.A.) policies; organizational development; policy interpretation; privacy violations; recruiting processes; risk management; sexual harassment / discrimination; wage / hour issues; and wrongful terminations. I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have over 40 years experience in clinical psychology specializing in disability examinations, vocational rehabilitation, and forensic examinations. My expertise includes: biofeedback; corrections counseling; developmental / learning disabilities diagnostics; independent medical examinations (I.M.E.s); pain control / evaluation; personal injuries; psychotherapy; trauma and traumatic stress; wage analyses; and workers compensation. I have more than 25 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have more than 30 years experience in clinical and forensic psychology. My expertise includes diagnostic evaluations, dental malpractice, chronic pain, drug and alcohol treatment, psychological testing, adult psychology, adult psychoanalysis, and adolescent and adult psychotherapy. I am experienced in institutional and correctional psychology. I also have experience in claims of psychological injury / emotional distress in all types of employment cases including wrongful termination, sexual harassment; age discrimination, gender discrimination and racial discrimination; claims of emotional distress in medical and dental cases; product liability; and personal injury cases. I have over 30 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have over 40 years experience in psychiatry with private practice, staff psychiatry, and corporate psychiatric consulting. My expertise includes employment and workplace topics (wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, employee stress mitigation, etc.); Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); aviation events; personal injury cases; post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); neurology; grieving processes; recovered memory syndrome; standards of care; head / brain trauma; geriatric delirium; wrongful death; and the psychiatric aspects of physical trauma / medical treatments. I have more than 25 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have more than 25 years of experience in the construction and home/building inspection fields. My expertise includes: inspections of residences, multi-unit dwellings, and commercial buildings; repairs in single-family homes, commercial spaces, and condominiums; remodeling of warehouses, manufacturing operations, apartment complexes, offices, and private homes; and custom and tract housing. My additional expertise includes: Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) compliance; blueprint analysis; building-code violations; construction defects; disregard for maintenance; improper installations; mold inspections/testing; non-permit work; product defects; and standards of care. I am familiar with all matters related to contracting: appliance installation, concrete, concrete inspections; door hanging, drainage, drywall, electrical, finish carpentry, flooring, framing, hardware, Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (H.V.A.C.), insulation, irrigation systems, lighting, painting, plumbing, roofing, siding, solid surface countertops, stucco, tile countertops, windows, and window covering. I have over 5 years expert witness experience.
I have over 20 years experience in labor and employment legal and tax areas concerning domestic employment and household employees; and nanny agencies and domestic employment agencies. I am familiar with federal and state statutes, regulations and case law involving legal, tax and insurance issues regarding nannies, elder care providers, personal attendants, personal assistants, and other household employees; and nanny agencies and domestic employment agencies. My expertise includes issues involving proper standards of care in hiring; typical job duties; compensation, hours, benefits and other terms of employment; supervision; evaluation; termination; confidentiality and privacy; and severance; independent contractor vs. employee analysis; evaluating legal compliance and vetting nominees for appointment (avoiding “Nannygate”); evaluating, defending and resolving employee complaints, charges and litigation, as well as governmental claims, charges and investigations; wage and hour and overtime; federal and state employment taxes; tax credits and tax savings; offer letters; applications and interview questions;, severance packages; arbitration agreements; handbooks and workplace policies; ADA accommodations; leave and benefits matters; training on and responding to harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination claims; investigating and defending employee charges filed with state and federal agencies; reviewing, drafting, commenting and lobbying on legislation; client contracts; resolving client and business disputes.
I have over 30 years experience as an architect and contractor with knowledge of architecture and construction, including: design; construction; renovations; restorations; planning and zoning commission; permits; inspections; and accessibility in commercial, residential architectural, construction issues, and personal injury or accidents. I have more than 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have more than 25 years experience in the field of Forensic Psychology. I specialize in psychological injury, work-related injuries and difficulties, psychological treatment and malpractice, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), neglect, inpatient mental health, and psychiatric nursing. I have additional experience with elder abuse, wrongful death, workers’ compensation, disability and Americans with Disability Act (ADA) evaluations, trauma response, and fitness for duty. I am highly familiar with the dynamics of parenticide and filicide, the psychodynamics of unusual behavior, and computer identity / addiction issues. I have prior expert witness experience.
I have over 45 years experience in parking and general architectural matters, including commercial architecture, exterior, water, roofing, solar energy, energy analysis, insect structural, structural (wood), building layout, apartment building, parking, expansion/cracking, and ADA accessibility.
I have over 30 years experience as a vocational rehabilitation counselor and expert. I am knowledgeable in the Jones Act. My Areas of expertise include employment, wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment, molestation, FEHA/ADA-Title 1, product liability, construction defect, malpractice, and personal injury. I have more than 30 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have more than 20 years as an Industrial Hygienist specializing in the assessment and control of workplace hazards and administration of environmental, health, and safety programs. My areas of expertise include OSHA, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and ergonomic regulatory compliance.
I have over 25 years experienced in auditing, inspecting, development and implementation of OSHA, EPA, ADA, and fire code regulations for the petrochemical, high tech, general manufacturing, and the construction industry. I am also experienced in the implementation and auditing of Process Safety Management systems and Risk Management Programs.
I have over 20 years experience in the field of Life Care Planning. My expertise includes vocational rehabilitation issues including personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful termination, marital dissolution, pediatric, long term disability, ADA analysis cases, vocational counseling, vocational services, case management, forensic vocational rehabilitation, earning capacity and mitigation evaluations, job analysis, return to work modifications, ergonomic modification analyses, vocational testing, lost of earnings, life care plan, and plan development of industrial injured workers. I have prior expert witness experience.
I have over 25 years experience as a slip-and-fall expert. My areas of expertise include slips, trips and falls, floor coverings, footwear analysis, ramps and stairs, commercial floor polishes and coatings, carpeting and matting, as well as OSHA and ADA Compliance.
I have over 45 years experience in construction, architecture, and urban design issues, including commercial construction, commercial property development, commercial property construction, residential development, urban planning & development, suburban development, project management, construction management, scheduling, codes & standards, claims, arbitration, damages, disputes, safety, procedures, architectural design, architectural standards, architectural assessment, architectural codes & compliance. I have more than 10 years expert witness experience.
I have over 25 years experience as an architect specializing in prison design. I have experience with innovative planning approaches and correctional facility design. My areas of expertise include juvenile and correctional shelters, rehabilitation projects, and assignments related to the Americans with Disabilities Act. I have more than 25 years expert witness experience.
I have over 30 years experience as an architect. I specialize in the determination of size, cost and schedule requirements for a diverse range of projects including banks, research laboratories, police facilities, governmental facilities, educational campuses, manufacturing buildings, restaurants, office buildings, and medical complexes. My other areas of expertise include project planning, needs assessment studies, project conceptualization, implementation strategies, and project management. I have more than 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have more than 15 years experience assessing injury biomechanics associated with falls, motor vehicle collisions, industrial accidents, and sports/playground/recreation incidents. I evaluate premises liability associated with slip, trip & fall incidents, including issues relating to coefficient of friction, electromyographer, building code and ADA compliance, and lighting.
I have more than 35 years experience in the field of Vocational Rehabilitation Services with expertise in vocational rehabilitation evaluations. I have experience with personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful termination, wrongful death, marital/spousal support, maritime, longshore and harbor workers, railroad, pediatric, elder abuse, TBI/head injuries, sexual abuse/molestation/rape, and sexual discrimination. I have additional experience with the development of Life Care Plans for disabled individuals, in areas of TBI/head injury, spinal cord injuries, vaccine cases, amputations, LTD, birth/pediatrics, organ injuries, and burns. I have over 35 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have more than 45 years experience in Design and Construction. I have experience designing large scale projects including: commercial, industrial, residential, motion picture and television studios, research & development facilities, health care facilities, public buildings, as well as restoration of historically significant structures. My areas of expertise include ADA compliance, disabled access, due diligence, development entitlements, building department processing/approval, code research, damage assessment, change order evaluation, contract disputes, construction failures, construction accidents, standard of care performance, professional performance review, construction mistakes and deletions, construction standards, building code corrections, roof leaks, roof failures, delayed construction, change order claims, construction documents review, project files examination, architectural and construction forensic opinions on existing, remodeled or proposed new project construction projects. I have provided consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony as a construction expert witness for over 25 years.
I have more than 30 years experience in Construction with over 10 years as an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) analysis and access specialist. My expertise includes school access compliance, building sites, site inspections and evaluation of programs and services under Title II of the ADA, as well as ADA Barrier Removal requirements for private entities under Title III of the ADA and California Title 24. I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have more than 15 years experience in the field of Architecture with expertise in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, and Accessibility. I have experience with industrial buildings, earth retention, investigations on architectural evaluations of elevator failures; retaining wall failure building impact investigation; historic building fire damage renovation; new construction; office addition into existing metal building, wood, steal, and concrete; storage building addition to existing fire station, and architectural design, building evaluation, building assessment, production and management. I have over 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have more than 40 years experience in the field of Construction Forensics with expertise in residential and commercial inspections. I have additional knowledge in all phases and trades of construction, including: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), site-work, concrete, masonry, framing, waterproofing, insulation, roofing, flashing and sheet metal, door & windows, flooring (all types), lath & plaster, gypsum board (drywall), acoustic treatment, painting, ceramic tile, mechanical, electrical, steel, fencing, and furniture fixtures, and equipment. I have over 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have more than 20 years experience in the field of Transit Civil Rights with expertise in training, federal compliance, safety consulting, and program and policy development. I have additional experience in American With Disabilities Act (ADA) analysis, compliance reviews and policy development, environmental justice, as well as paratransit compliance, buses, bus stop accessibility and amenities, and accessibility guidelines for transit vehicles. I have knowledge in Transit equity analyses on proposed service and fare changes, development of FTA required Title VI update plans, development of DOT required Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Plans, and development of public participation plans for minority, developmentally disabled, and low-income populations.
I have more than 35 years in the field of Transportation with expertise in Paratransit, ADA requirements, Logistical Operations, training supervisors and office staff for operation, dispatch, contract negotiation, taxes, unions, and commercial transportation. I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have more than 45 years experience in the field of in school bus, transit bus, and paratransit bus accident reconstruction. I have expertise in special needs transportation services, standard operating procedures, best practices, student safety, and valid special needs transportation policies and ADA compliances. I have over 12 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
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.
I have more than 20 years experience in Human Resources & Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) / Affirmative Action (AA) and Statistical Analysis. My expertise includes EEO Civil Rights Compliance & Analysis including Affirmative Action and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Employment Discrimination, Statistics Selection, Plan Development / Validation, Test Development / Validation, Job Analysis, Disparate Impact Theory & Analysis, Statistical Analyses / Research, Methodology, and Selection. I have over 15 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have more than 10 years experience in the field of audiology with a specialization in cochlear implants for pediatric and adult patients. My consultations include implant training, implant services, and research in otolaryngology. I have additional experience conducting research in the field of cochlear implants. I have prior expert witness experience.
I have more than 35 years of experience in Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning and Design. My areas of expertise include: Environmental including NEPA, SEPA, CEQA, Water and Energy Conservation; Financial including Distressed Asset Support Services, Economics, Market Analysis; Inventory and Analysis including Site and Facility Condition Assessments; Documentation including Permits and Entitlements; and Site Design and Site Planning including performance as a licensed Landscape Architect. My experience includes construction administration; contract performance; condition assessments; permits and entitlements for land use and zoning; water and energy conservation studies; urban design guidelines; comprehensive planning; landscape architecture practice act regulation; streetscape design; parks and recreation system planning; sports facility design with synthetic surface; public agency land acquisition; irrigation design; trail design; and trail planning. My role spans over 30 years as an expert witness including consultations, depositions, expert report writing and courtroom testimony as a fact witness and an expert witness.
I have 40 years experience as an employment and vocational consultant specializing in vocational rehabilitation, loss of wages / earning capacity, residual earning capacity, evaluation of efforts to mitigate, analysis of residual functional capacities and identification of options for return to work within restrictions. I am skilled in testimony, labor market research and analysis, vocational testing and evaluation, job analysis, goal identification, plan development, and job placement. I have more than 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have over 30 years experience in industrial and safety engineering that spans all aspects of human factors engineering, including product design, safety compliance, hazard risk analysis and ergonomics. My specialties include accident analysis, ADA compliance, aerospace / aviation, anthropometry (human body measurement), industrial ergonomics, occupational safety / health, OSHA compliance, product design / safety, and warnings. My design consulting has included all phases of development from product concept and human factors criteria to user task analyses, hazard identification / resolution, industrial design, design modifications, qualification testing and manufacturing processes. I have prior expert witness experience.
I have over 20 years experience as a human resources expert in HR operations and management, specializing in fair labor practice compliance. My expert knowledge includes: Title VII, Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Worker’s Compensation, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), California Family Rights Act (CFRA), Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL), employee relations, and document examination and investigation. I have experience providing evaluation, analysis and opinions for complaints, investigations, and litigation involving wrongful termination, Title VII claims, medical leave violations, and other areas of employment law. I have more than 10 years expert witness experience.
I have more than 20 years experience in Occupational / Vocational Rehabilitation and Ergonomic matters. My expertise includes: work and functional capacity, occupational health, industrial disability, ergonomic analysis, kinematic analysis, industrial ergonomics, vocational potential, employee screening procedures, employment evaluations, loss of earnings capacity, musculoskeletal injuries, serious personal injury and trauma, sports and industrial injuries, emotional impact, mental health adjustment, deafness, brain damage, depressive disorder, brain disorders, invalidity, and neurological disorders including catastrophic (TBI, SCI). I have over 10 years of expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.