I have provided independent expert witness services on legal cases, pre-litigation claims, and construction project disputes since 2006. Projects have included public schools, condominium developments, a warehouse/distribution facility, a fiber mill, a government fire station, a natatorium, a public library, an inn, and single-family residences.
Services have included:
- Construction Defect Investigation and Analysis
- Review of Design and Construction Documents and Project Records
- Review of applicable codes, regulations, and other established project criteria
- Opinion Letters
- Expert Reports
- Damage Assessments
- Dispute Resolution / Mediation Support
- Court Testimony
When I am hired to provide expert services, I typically gather as much information as I can that may be related to the matter. On most cases I visit the site and observe the related construction, review contracts, drawings and specifications, applicable codes, regulations, and standards, and correspondence related to the project design and construction. I consider available and accessible information and records in order to form a professional opinion and develop a well-documented report based on facts and established criteria. I strive to write narrative reports in plain, understandable language with referenced exhibits that are as clear and concise as practical. My approach on the witness stand is similar: I use plain language in order to communicate clearly with jurors who may not be familiar with the technical terms of the design profession and the construction industry.
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