Elevators Escalator Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Elevator Escalator, Hydraulic Elevators, Elevator Escalator Safety, Construction, Operating Maintenance, Federal Safety Codes, State Safety Codes, Municipal Safety Codes, Elevators Escalator Certified Elevator Safety Inspector, Investigation, Analysis, Construction, Maintenance, Repair Safety, Estimates,

Expert Witness No.1018


Areas of Expertise

Safety and Construction Issues

Operating Maintenance

Safety Codes (Federal, State, Municipal)


2002 – Certified Elevator Safety Inspector, A.S.M.E., QEI, C-2400. Issued by National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities.

1999 – Elevator Code Specialist CS-42. Issued by National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities.

1975 – Elevator Technologies and Related Fields (No. 81726). Lifetime awarded by Board of Governors, State of California.

1963 – Journeyman Elevator Mechanic, City of Los Angeles

Professional History

1999 – Present

Provide inspection, investigation, analysis, and expert witness services in the areas of construction, maintenance, repair, and safety. Prepare evaluations and estimates for insurance related issues. Give depositions and testimony for defendants or plaintiffs in trials, arbitrations, and mediation.

1986 – Present

Examiner for Elevator Journeyman Certificate, Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety, Elevator Division.

1979 – 1999

Sales Manager, Oliver and Williams Elevator Corporation, Los Angeles. Estimating, sales, and supervision.

1959 – 1979

Maintenance Superintendent, Haughton Elevator Corporation, Los Angeles. Superintendent for service and repair; service mechanic; elevator helper.

1973 – 1986

Instructor, National Elevator Industries Education Plan.



U.C.L.A. Extension. Certificate for Adult Education Teaching Credential.

1961 – 1966

Los Angeles Trade Tech College. Courses on motor rewinding, motor control, and industrial electricity and electronics.

1959 – 1960

Glendale College. Courses in basic electricity and electronics.


1991 – Present

Los Angeles Elevator Industry Group

President, 1994; Vice President, 1991-94

1960 – 1972

Toastmasters International

Military Experience

1955 – 1959

United States Marine Corps. Helicopter Crew Chief, Sergeant.

1959 – 1967

United States Marine Corps Reserve. Line Chief, Staff Sergeant.


Honorably Discharged.