Expertise DescriptionAs a third generation Southern California builder licensed since 1984 and a forensic expert since 1996 I have performed on projects ranging from food production facilities & manufacturing/office complexes, restaurants, medical center offices, and veterinary hospitals, to residential homes engaged in new construction, remodel/addition, hotels, common interest developments, HOA issues, Period re-authentication of classic home design, corrections to poor & defective work, and have addressed issues regarding most subcontractor trades associated with construction projects. As an expert I have also performed in matters related to my prior statement as well as premises liability, personal injury, standard of care, project administration, construction defects, moisture intrusion, fire, codes, contract issues, destructive testing, damage/repair cause & cost estimates encompassing all elements of losses to the complainant, and many contractor licensure transgressions that led to enhanced awards or a disgorgement. I am fully versed in both plaintiff and defendant matters, carrier defense & subrogation, quantum meruit issues including divorces, depositions, trial testimony in bench and jury hearings, mediation, arbitration, and moderating disputes pre-filing. I have offered my services as a general contractor expert witness for over 10 years.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: Defects, chain of responsibility, contracts, water intrusion, fraud and abandonment, subcontracts, trades, union, materials, reports, analysis of payments, destructive testing, documentation, scheduling, violations, codes, land use, zoning, design, layout, copyright, fire damage, drainage, flooding, electrical, fluid power, plumbing, hydraulic, wrongful death, obstruction, right of way, easement, delay, project abandonment; Commercial, industrial, institutional, residential, multifamily, common interest development, school, manufacturing, food processing, material handling, storage, warehouse, frozen food structures, pest control, fire damage, prison; Construction and real estate disputes; Construction defects, processes & techniques; Contracts, standards of care, succession of responsibilities & quality of workmanship, industry standards; Municipal issues, permits, zoning & land use; Prison Industry Authority; Financial liabilities.
My consulting experience includes: Site inspection, testing, analysis & reports, written and photographic documentation, models & replications; Comprehensive damage assessments & cost to repair; Real estate pre-purchase review; Property analysis for feasibility related to institutional (private school) use; Property analysis for feasibility related to manufacturing use; Residential construction consultant; Critical Path Method & cost analysis for above; Consultant to speaker manufacturer.
I am a third generation Southern California builder since 1984 and a forensic expert for more than 20 years. I was an industrial electrician prior to commencing contracting work in 1984. Also, I am intimately familiar with design and layouts of eateries.
I performed mostly commercial and industrial work for many years constructing and remodeling high end office and congregational facilities along with factory's and manufacturing facilities.
California contractor, License
Parker Hannifin Fluid Powers certification
Awards & Affiliation
Altadena Outstanding Citizen of the Year
Forensic Expert Witness Association
Altadena Land Use Committee
LA County Sheriff’s Community Advisory Committee
Sheriff’s Support Group of Altadena
Forensic Expert Witness Association