Construction damages expert witness candidates typically have extensive experience and expertise in contract law, construction management, economic damage analysis, and/or as a civil engineer. Construction project contracts can lead to disputes, often only resolvable via mediation, arbitration, or litigation. In general, there are three classifications of construction contract damages:
Representing the plaintiff or defendant, top litigation firms call on Cahn Litigation Services to find expert witnesses to support construction dispute matters, including those involving construction damages. Legal proceedings that Cahn Litigation Services has sourced experts for have encompassed:
Litigation support services for a construction case could include construction work analysis, expert report preparation, expert opinion, deposition, and/or expert testimony at trial. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, an attorney may request construction professionals with prior expert witness testimony experience. In addition, clients may seek a construction industry expert for pre-litigation consulting work. While many professionals have specific knowledge in construction damages, an expert witness carries the additional responsibility of providing testimony before the court in a manner whereby lay people (a jury) can understand the construction litigation evidence.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Construction Damages experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Construction Damages landscape.
This expert, a Managing Director with a Disputes and Investigations consultancy, brings many years of experience on cases involving commercial damages quantification and causation, and major forensic accounting investigations. This expert has provided numerous expert reports and testified at deposition in approximately 80 matters. In at least 25 matters, this expert has been recognized as an expert witness at trials pending in state and federal courts and arbitration panels. This expert is regularly retained to evaluate issues sch as lost profits, price erosion, unjust enrichment and reasonable royalty damages.
While leading the firm's intellectual property group, this expert also has significant experience in other commercial litigation damages studies in matters such as breach of contract, minority shareholder, business interruption, lost profits, business valuation issues, construction and government contract claims, other commercial disputes and regulatory investigations and settlements. This expert has extensive experience in many areas such as: biotechnology, chemicals, computers, construction, government contracting, internet websites, manufacturing, medical devices, and mining - to name just a few.
Director of a nationally recognized consultancy specializing in Business Consulting and Accounting, this expert brings to the table many years of experience in forensic accounting/investigation, economic damages, insurance and litigation support services, as well as business valuations. This expert also has a long history of consulting on insurance damage claims including limited partnerships, intellectual property, trademark valuation, and shareholder and partner disputes. This expert's practice spans various service segments in regions throughout the United States. This expert has consulted on thousands of economic damages, construction delay, lost income, bodily injury, wrongful death, employee dishonesty, construction, and other insurance claims exceeding hundreds of millions of dollars in the United States and abroad. This expert also has prepared numerous business valuations of privately held companies as a whole and as partial interests. This expert's expertise also includes forensic accounting, fraud investigation, and litigation support services including assistance in case analysis, preparation for trial, and expert witness testimony.
This expert specializes in the economic analysis of intellectual property, including the assessment of economic alternatives, lost profits, price erosion, reasonable royalties, and other valuation/damages issues. This expert also has extensive experience providing detailed analyses and expert reports, evaluating antitrust issues and economic damages associated with false advertising, antitrust, fraud, termination, and business interference claims. This expert has frequently served as an expert witness on significant patent infringement matters and has testified on patent infringement damages in trial in district courts across the United States. This expert has also provided testimony at hearings at the International Trade Commission, and in trial and arbitrations in other matters throughout America and in Sweden.
As an economic consultant, this expert has worked on projects covering hundreds of companies from numerous high-technology industries, including consumer electronics, information services, semiconductors, computers and components, TVs and displays, software and games, as well as telecommunications (including cell phones and mobile networks), broadcasting, automotive, oilfield equipment, biotechnology and medical equipment. In addition to leading to expert testimony, these efforts include assisting in the evaluation and negotiation of patent license agreements. With extensive, continuous exposure to leading company and industry information sources, this expert has acquired a comprehensive knowledge of the competitive, licensing and financial environments. This expert also has expertise with economic analysis in a number of other industries, including real estate, construction, entertainment, and consumer goods. This expert has also written and lectured on patent damages and intellectual property valuation. This expert holds an MA and BA in Economics .
This expert has many years of combined construction and insurance industry experience with hands on experience in all phases and trades of construction, both residential and commercial. This expert is experienced in restoration of commercial establishments and woodwork.
After a condominium fire, this expert was hired to assist the insurance adjuster by composing a detailed scope and cost of repair/restoration and continued to assist as project manager and liaison between the general contractor and insurance company throughout the repair until all residents were back in their homes.
No stranger to consulting on damages due to fire, smoke, water, wind, termite, wood rot restoration and earthquake damages, this expert is an experienced expert witness with prior testimony experience.
This expert has many years of experience in the construction industry with a primary emphasis in project management, construction management, CPM scheduling, construction claims analysis and dispute resolution. This expert’s experience includes all types of projects including heavy and highway construction; industrial, government, military, and institutional facilities; wastewater/water treatment plants; retail, theme park, hotel, and casino/resort; and residential. This expert has also conducted continuing education seminars for contractors, architects, and engineers on claims, CPM scheduling, project management, and business management. This expert has testified as an expert on project delays, schedule analyses, extra work claims, breach of contract, and construction defect claims.
Selected Project Experience
Provided expert witness services on an insurance claim related to a carpet manufacturing plant that was destroyed by fire.
Evaluated a claim from a subcontractor for delay, disruption, extra work, and inefficiency related to a street light upgrade project.
Provided construction claims preparation and analysis services for numerous high-rise condominium projects.
Performed numerous claims analysis assignments for many state Department of Transportation agencies.
Provided expert witness services on a dispute related to delays and termination for default during the construction of a resort and spa.
Evaluated a claim from the designer for delay and extra work on a public transportation project.
Investigated the cause of cost overruns during the conversion of a drilling platform and supertanker into oil processing platforms.
Performed scheduling and schedule advisory services for a psychiatric hospital.
Provided expert testimony on delay and damages at the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals on a wrongful termination appeal.
Provided expert testimony on delay on the construction of a bleach manufacturing facility.
This expert has prepared and presented claims on behalf of general contractors and specialty contractors, and evaluated and refuted claims on behalf of owners, engineers and contractors.
This expert has had in-depth involvement in efficiently researching and analyzing facts relating to disputes and presenting them in a clear and concise manner. This expert's areas of expertise include critical path schedule analysis, time extension requests, labor productivity analysis, damages calculations and preparation of comprehensive reports. This expert has experience in mediation, arbitration and has provided various litigation support services. This expert has also provided formal presentations for Mediation Settlement Conferences in addition to expert testimony for deposition and trial. This expert's assignments have included projects associated with power generation, penal institutions, commercial facilities and transit systems.
This expert was a Project Architect for a architectural firm that specialized in the construction of public facilities. This expert was a Senior Associate for a construction claims consulting firm. This expert's experience there was the preparation and defense of construction claims related to commercial, industrial and public work projects. This expert also worked as a Project Architect for an architectural firm specializing in the design of commercial interiors and public facilities.
This expert received a B.S. in architectural technology, and a M.S. in civil engineering. This expert also received a J.D.
This expert has qualified as an expert and has provided lectures on the topic of construction claims.
This expert leads a nationally recognized Crop and Agriculture practice of a highly successful consultancy specializing in Economic Analytics. This expert has been involved with crop & agriculture litigation of all types, including lender liability, chemical drift, product liability, off-label chemical applications, herbicide misapplication, and breach of contract. Recognized as a leader in quantifying economic damages in this space, this expert has successfully testified on multi-million-dollar cases and has been recognized for the ability to handle large amounts of information and filter it to the most pertinent issues.
Specializing in labor economics, crop valuation, and small business finance, this expert is retained regularly by both plaintiff and defense counsel as an expert regarding economic damages, and has testified more than one hundred times in state and federal litigation across the United States.
This expert has extensive experience in labor economics and has conducted wage loss analyses for children, students, stay-at-home parents, and workers employed in numerous industries. This expert has testified as an expert witness regarding economic damages in wage loss cases involving claims associated with construction injuries, aviation disasters, medical malpractice, personal injuries, age and gender discrimination, constructive discharge, retaliatory discharge, and breach of contract.
This expert has transacted multiple small business public offerings and reverse mergers and acquisitions. Joining finance theory with practical business experience, this expert offers the unique ability both to quantify and to explain the actual value of small business transactions.
This expert is a founding member of an independent business advisory and transaction services consultancy. This expert brings to the table many years of valuation, financial analysis and litigation support experience, specializing as a consultant and expert in the fields of forensic accounting, economic damages analysis in commercial disputes, business valuation and automotive industry issues. This expert also has served as financial advisor to bank groups and creditor committees in connection with financial restructuring. Prior to founding the firm, this expert was the partner in charge of the Financial & Economic Consulting practices of a large accounting firm. This expert also served as an associate, manager and partner in the firm's assurance and corporate finance practices. This expert has served as a financial expert in well over two hundred engagements involving testimony in deposition, trial and alternative dispute resolution settings as an expert in auditing and accounting, commercial economics, financial and operational analysis, fraud investigation, determination of economic damages and business valuation. This expert has also participated in hundreds of additional commercial dispute engagements in a consulting role, a mediation role or where resolution of the matter was achieved without expert testimony. Matters addressed in these engagements include:
This expert has served as a sole arbitrator, court-appointed expert and arbitration panelist in matters involving commercial disputes, post-acquisition disputes and stockholder valuation disputes. This expert has been a course instructor, seminar leader and speaker at numerous professional conferences and continuing education programs on topics including auditing and accounting, litigation consulting, accounting theory and practice and forensic accounting and has been involved in the MICPA Litigation Consulting and Business Valuation Committee and the MICPA Fraud Issues Task Force.
This expert is a founding member of an independent business advisory and transaction services consultancy. This expert specializes in serving as a consultant or expert in the fields of forensic accounting, economic damages analysis in commercial disputes, business valuation and fraud investigation and detection. This expert also serves as a financial advisor to debtors, bank groups and creditor committees in corporate bankruptcy and restructuring matters. This expert has provided litigation consulting services in hundreds of large and complex commercial disputes and corporate reorganization matters. This expert regularly performs fact finding and discovery assistance, lost profit calculations, business valuations, lost earnings and wages computations, market studies, and other financial analyses. This expert has served as an expert and consultant in the quantification of economic damages in matters ranging from contract claims to business interruption claims, construction and government contracting claims, intellectual property matters, accounting malpractice, stockholder and post-acquisition disputes, antitrust matters, and personal injury claims. As a Certified Fraud Examiner, this expert leads engagements in the investigation, detection and quantification of financial reporting fraud and asset misappropriations. This expert is the co-developer and author of a case study on fraudulent financial reporting published by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants for distribution to academic institutions. This expert also has expertise in complex data analysis and financial modeling.
Described as one of the most thoughtful and provocative interface and interaction designers working in the field, this expert specializes in User Interface Design, Human Interface, Human-Computer Interaction, Interactive Media, User Experience, User-Centered Design, Information Technology, Internet, Mobile, Telecommunications, Video and Intellectual Property. This expert holds an MS in Interactive Telecommunications and has an extensive background analyzing and creating consumer user experiences across a variety of form factors. This expert has designed touch screen remote controls, mobile device interfaces, television set-top box user interfaces, tablet computers, telecommunications systems and myriad desktop software applications, many involving user interfaces and patents related to audio and video media management. Leading the design of award winning human-computer interfaces, this expert has published numerous articles on the subject, and has been granted a variety of patents for cutting-edge techniques, including several for a method and storage device for expanding and contracting continuous play media seamlessly. This expert has 100+ patents and patent applications in software and hardware human interaction, many years designing user interfaces and establishing user experience strategies for major corporations and is a former university professor and Fortune 500 executive.
This expert has hands-on experience with litigation workflow throughout (and in anticipation of) patent infringement lawsuits -- including declarations, depositions, court room tutorials and expert witness testimony. This expert is experienced collaborating with complementary experts in areas of engineering, due diligence, and damages modeling. This expert has served both plaintiffs and defendants in claim construction, Markman hearings, infringement analysis, validity analysis, reexamination support and jury trials.