Plumbing Expert Witnesses

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Plumbing expert witnesses specialize in a variety of fields, including construction, home inspection, water treatment, HVAC systems, and fire prevention. Some of the most common specialties among plumbing expert witnesses also include pipe installation, leak detection, sewer systems, water heaters, and drain cleaning. They have provided opinions on the effects of improper installations, faulty equipment, code violations, water damage claims, and maintenance negligence.

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Janet LowderView profile

ID: 16070

Ms. Janet Lowder

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California

This expert in restaurant and foodservice management has nearly 30 years of experience in the industry. She earned her BS in accounting from the University of Southern California and is an active member of the National Restaurant Association. She formerly served as President of the Roundtable for Women in Foodservice National Advisory Board, as a member of the Board of Advisors for The Collins...

Mechanical and Forensic Engineering Expert Witness | GeorgiaView profile

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Mechanical and Forensic Engineering Expert Witness | Georgia

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Georgia

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This highly qualified expert has over 30 years of experience as an engineer. He received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and is a Registered Professional Engineer in 9 states. A member of both the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the National Academy of Forensic Engineers, he has published several articles on various issues including cranes...

Timothy SharpView profile

ID: 17334

Mr. Timothy Sharp

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Colorado

This expert has over 20 years of experience in the field of water mitigation services. He is certified as a master fire and smoke restorer, textile cleaner, and water damage restorer by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration and has held several top positions in the environmental services industry. He formerly served as a general manager at CleanTech Restoration, as a project...

Real Estate and Property Management Expert Witness | IllinoisView profile

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Real Estate and Property Management Expert Witness | Illinois

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Illinois

This expert has 25+ years of experience in property management specifically in Chicago, IL. Currently, he is the director of building services at a private property management practice where he maintains 300 + residential condominiums, including Gold Coast high rise and small to large multi-family properties. He manages a building inspection team which checks each property for municipal code...

Rodger ConleyView profile

ID: 27846

Mr. Rodger Conley

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Pennsylvania

This expert is highly qualified in the field of plumbing, heating, and cooling. He completed and Apprenticeship in Plumbing and Heating at PH Community College and got a degree in Design & Construction Management from Delaware County Community College. He has been president and owner of his own plumbing, heating, cooling, and remodeling company for about 39 years. His company began working on...

HVAC &Plumbing Expert Witness | CaliforniaView profile

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HVAC &Plumbing Expert Witness | California

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California

This expert has over 40 years of field experience as a plumber and HVAC contractor. He has installed, managed, and consulted for various projects. He is familiar with construction defects, claims, personal injury, costs, and product liability. He currently serves as Principal for a consulting firm dealing with plumbing, heating, HVAC, and Asbestos exposure mechanical systems.

Phil GruberView profile

ID: 38245

Mr. Phil Gruber

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California

This expert has over 2 decades of plumbing experience. He is up to date with state codes as a licensed contractor in California. Located in San Francisco, he services a wide region in northern California. His plumbing company services and repairs water heaters, toilets, faucets, shower valves, and various other plumbing systems.

HVAC Piping & Plumbing Refrigeration Systems Expert Witness | ArizonaView profile

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HVAC Piping & Plumbing Refrigeration Systems Expert Witness | Arizona

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Arizona

This expert has over 35 years of experience as a professional engineer. He is a registered as a Professional Mechanical Engineer (P.E.) in Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, New Mexico, New York, Nevada, Oregon, Texas and Utah. He is an internationally recognized authority on assessing, evaluating, conceptualizing and remediating complex project design, construction and operational issues...

Robert WintersView profile

ID: 38597

Mr. Robert Winters

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Texas

This expert is an experienced oil & gas industry professional consultant with over 40 years of experience, specializing in onshore and offshore asset integrity management, pipeline chemicals, filtration, federal pipeline safety regulations, and internal corrosion control. He is an active member of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers and the Society of Petroleum Engineers and has...

Engineering and HVAC Systems Expert Witness | MarylandView profile

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Engineering and HVAC Systems Expert Witness | Maryland

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Maryland

This HVAC expert is the president of of an engineering consultancy. He has extensive experience in the design of piping, duct, mechanical, plumbing and fire protection systems for new and retrofit commercial and institutional buildings. This expert has experience working on projects ranging from small to large; project complexity ranges from simple office tenant, retail and hotel projects to base...

Arlie CollinsView profile

ID: 43066

Mr. Arlie Collins

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Georgia

This highly-qualified expert has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry as a building and plumbing contractor, specifically in the residential sector. He is a licensed plumber in the state of Georgia and also specializes in property maintenance and repair. Before beginning his career, he earned his BA in marketing from the University of Georgia and held a few roles in the...

Water Engineering Expert Witness | UtahView profile

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Water Engineering Expert Witness | Utah

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Utah

This qualified Fluid Flow Engineering Expert obtained his BSE in Civil Engineering and his MSE and Ph.D in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Utah State University. He is a Certified Engineer in Utah and has published 40+ articles focused on Civil and Environmental Engineering research. He is a member of the American Water Works Association and the American Society of Engineers and is...

Marc EdwardsView profile

ID: 45360

Dr. Marc Edwards

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Virginia

This renowned water quality expert is among the leading authorities on water corrosion in plumbing and currently serves as a named professor at a reputable research university in Virginia. He earned his BS in Bio-Physics at SUNY Buffalo and then completed an MS and PhD in Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington. The expert was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2007 and has been...

Plastics  Polymers Expert Witness | ColoradoView profile

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Plastics Polymers Expert Witness | Colorado

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Colorado

This highly qualified expert earned his BS from Hope College and his PhD in organic chemistry from Indiana University. He has experience in catalyst research in support of polyethylene manufacturing, additive stabilization of polymers, interaction of chemicals with plastics, extrusion production of plastic pipe, plastic pipe material technical service and plastic pipe system component testing....

Hospital Plumbing/Water Quality Expert Witness | PennsylvaniaView profile

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Hospital Plumbing/Water Quality Expert Witness | Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

This expert in water quality has 15+ years of experience in Legionella Risk Management and 40+ years experience total in engineering related functions. He obtained his BS in Marine Engineering at the US Merchant Marine Academy. He is a member of APIC, ASPE, ASHRAE, ASHRM, AWT and AWWA. He has authored 2 books, coauthored 2 peer review papers with CDC, published numerous articles in many journals...

Plumbing, HVAC & Electrical Expert Witness | ArizonaView profile

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Plumbing, HVAC & Electrical Expert Witness | Arizona

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Arizona

This expert has extensive experience in general contracting, plumbing, electrical/mechanical construction, and demolition. He is currently a Manager & Safety Officer for a consulting and general contracting business. The expert previously served as a Vice President & Safety Officer in the Mechanical Division at PM&M Electric. He maintains an active California Contractor's License and an active...

HVAC and Plumbing Design Expert Witness | TexasView profile

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HVAC and Plumbing Design Expert Witness | Texas

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Texas

This highly-qualified expert has over 35 years of experience in HVAC and plumbing design. He earned his BS in mechanical engineering from Texas Tech University. He's active in his field as a member of several organizations, including the Academy of Mechanical Engineers and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning. This expert is a licensed professional engineer in 16...

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Plumbing and Power Engineering Expert Witness | AlbertaView profile

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Plumbing and Power Engineering Expert Witness | Alberta

This highly-qualified expert has over 40 years of experience in plumbing and over 20 years of experience in power engineering. He completed his apprenticeship in plumbing in 1984 and is certified as a red seal master plumber, a first-class gasfitter, a red seal steamfitter and pipefitter, and a fourth class red seal power engineer. He is active in his field as a member of the American Society of...

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Plumbing & Plumbing Code Expert Witness | IllinoisView profile

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Plumbing & Plumbing Code Expert Witness | Illinois

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Illinois

This expert has 15 years of experience as a plumber and has extensive experience with plumbing code and plumbing industry best practices concerning safety, standard operating procedures for tools and equipment, systems installations, and job-site process flow. He earned his BA in English literature from DePaul University and is a licensed plumber in the city of Chicago. He previously served as a...

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Plumbing Expert Witness FAQs

What types of cases can a plumbing expert witness assist with?

Plumbing expert witnesses can assist with a wide range of cases, including construction defects, water damage claims, personal injury cases related to plumbing issues, and disputes over plumbing work or repairs.

What qualifications should I look for in a plumbing expert witness?

A qualified plumbing expert witness should have extensive experience in the field, relevant certifications, and ideally, previous experience providing testimony in legal proceedings.

Can a plumbing expert witness help determine the cause of a pipe burst?

Yes. A plumbing expert witness can analyze the circumstances surrounding a pipe burst to determine if it was due to improper installation, faulty materials, or lack of maintenance.

Are there subspecialties within the field of plumbing that an expert witness might focus on?

Yes. Some experts may specialize in residential plumbing systems while others may focus on commercial or industrial systems. Others might specialize in specific areas like sewer systems or water treatment.

How can a plumbing expert witness contribute to a construction defect case?

In construction defect cases, a plumbing expert can identify whether poor workmanship or substandard materials were used, assess compliance with building codes and standards, and estimate repair costs.

How does Expert Institute select its Plumbing expert witnesses?

Expert Institute offers a personalized approach to help you find the highest quality experts. We source actively-practicing professionals who match all your requirements for specialty areas, work experience, litigation history, fee range, certifications, location, and more.

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