Expert Qualifications

This expert is a building and construction professional with over 30 years of hands-on experience in the construction and building inspection industries. He has testified in numerous trials and depositions for both plaintiff and defense attorneys. He has been qualified as an expert in construction and personal injury cases in courtrooms from New York City to Connecticut to Boston and has authored and presented numerous Continuing Legal Education courses, coast to coast.

This expert has been specifically trained in residential and commercial building codes, construction site safety, residential and commercial building envelopes, slip, trip and fall accidents and building inspections. His decades of practical experience provides him with the unique ability to translate written code words into three-dimensional, real world interpretations making him extremely valuable as a forensic expert.

Since the late 1970’s, This expert has been involved in the residential and commercial construction and building inspection industries. He also has extensive experience in prefabricated buildings and ran separate building manufacturing, roofing and drywall companies as subsidiaries of his construction company.

Using the partnership and knowledge of his father, combined with his natural instincts and abilities as a building professional, he has worked side by side with his dad in the family building inspection and construction businesses since the late 1970’s. As this expert says, “you cannot learn in college what you can learn from your father”. With that as his mantra, he is a firm believer that there is no better educational resource than hands-on experience.

In 2014 this expert was hired as the lead expert by one of New York City’s most prominent personal injury law firms to act as the plaintiff’s safety expert in a construction accident case that returned a verdict in favor of the plaintiff in the amount of $62 million, the highest amount ever awarded to a single plaintiff in the history of Queens, New York.

Bio Snapshot

  • Over 30 years of experience in construction and building inspections.
  • Location: New York, New York and Boston, Massachusetts
  • Certification: International Code Council (ICC)
  • Certification: OSHA 10 hr. & 30 hr.
  • Certification: Certified Walkway Auditor Safety Specialist (NFSI)
  • Certification: Commercial Property Condition Assessments
  • Certification: Certified Building Envelope Inspector (BESI)
  • Certification: Pella Replacement Window Contractor
  • Certification: American Petroleum Institute
  • License: Unrestricted Construction Supervisor
  • Member: National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI)
  • Member: Inter-National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI)
  • Member: Building Envelope Science Institute (BESI)
  • Member: International Code Council (ICC)
  • Member: National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
  • President: Building Inspection and Expert Witness Consulting Firm

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