Expert No. 3188CaliforniaConstruction Expertise
Building construction failure analysis, defects and damages; damage cost analysis, remediation and reconstruction. Commercial, industrial and residential. Structural and architectural concrete, including masonry, stone and tile. Foundation defects and repair. Water intrusion and mold.
Specific prior experience includes insurance damage remediation, reconstruction, inspections, and trouble-shooting.
With nearly 40 years of hands-on experience in construction, 20 years of which as an independent contractor and small business owner, I have learned "to wear many hats." Because the entire scope of responsibility falls directly on my shoulders, I strive to provide the apex of quality assurance in all work that I do. This is one reason for my current extensive legal training. My credibility characteristics include trustworthiness, knowledge, authoritative expertise, and dynamic communication skills in order to provide high quality consulting. Education
A.A. Biology, El Camino College, Torrance, California
B.S. Business Management, California State University Long BeachContinuing Legal Training (Ongoing)
LACBA'S Trial Advocacy Project (TAP):
Designed to develop trial advocacy skills for attorneys on expert testimony techniques, direct and cross-examinations, establishing and challenging expert qualifications, giving and defending depositions, deposition strategies, oral depositions, and oral and subliminal communication (the only non-attorney to have completed this much TAP training).
This on-going training is continuing and evolving.
LACBA'S Dispute Resolution Services:
Mediation and Arbitration Training and certification ongoing (48 hrs.CLE to date). Includes legal support instruction, advanced practicum seminars and workshops. Professional Affiliations
California State License Board (B1 General Contractor)
International Code Council (Inspector certificate pending)
Association Conflict Resolution (Mediation certificate pending)
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Forensic Expert Witness Association, Member, and member Board of Directors
San Diego Chapter