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 Expert  723178

Expert in Construction Claims, Architecture, Interior Arch. Design, Litigation Support.


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Ohio (OH)
USA
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is a seasoned Trial Attorney, Architect Emeritus, and Expert Witness, serving clients throughout the United States. With over 40 years of experience in construction law and the commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential building industry, Expert truly understands the legal issues that pertain to Construction Claims, Defects, Construction Accident Claims, Construction Business and Contract Law, including Construction Dispute Resolution. He provides Litigation Support for lawyers and clients in the construction and building industry Attorney Expert's extensive real world knowledge of architectural drawings, specifications, construction documents, codes, building general and trades contractors, and the construction process from inception to completion, make him an indispensable legal resource when dealing with construction-related legal matters. In addition, Attorney Expert is available to serve as a construction and building expert witness for legal counsel and on behalf of individuals and businesses in throughout the United States.. For more information regarding specific legal areas, see below: CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS: Analysis, preparation and implementation for new business, construction contracts and construction documents and claims coordination with Architects and Construction Engineers for Owners, General contractors, Sub trades and suppliers. CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT CLAIMS: Federal and State labor laws require specific safety measures implemented and maintained for the construction and building industry and worksites. When these mandatory guidelines are not adhered to and construction site damage, delay, or accidents happen, his experience, training and expertise in Construction Claims and law protects the victim and assures that they receive fair treatment and just compensation for injuries and disabilities suffered in construction site accidents.

CONSTRUCTION EXPERT WITNESS: Available throughout the U.S., to serve as a construction law expert witness and provide expert legal testimony in construction related matters. Will serve other geographic areas on a case-by-case basis. PROJECT ADMINISTRATION: Development of project administration procedures, programs, risk control and application of new legal developments and state law decisions. Advises in negotiation of loan workouts, delays, acceleration, and implementing completion of projects- on time, within budget, and of good quality. Analyze, implement and manage strategy for completion of litigated projects. DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Provide contract interpretation and dispute resolution during projects. Develop and implement alternate dispute resolution services, including mediation and arbitration. INSURANCE MONITORING: Risk and coverage issues. LITIGATION SUPPORT: Implement and coordinate with lead legal counsel in litigation, arbitration, mediation and resolution of construction, environmental, real estate, government, and company interests, claims and disputes. LEGISLATION COUNSEL: Assist in promulgation of new construction-related laws and industry rules. PUBLIC POLICY: Advise regarding applicable laws, regulation. PUBLIC RELATIONS: PR assistance, media contact management, insurance and damage control.

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architectural engineering

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architectural science

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building architecture

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building construction

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building construction regulation

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building design

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construction accident

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construction claim

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construction defect

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construction engineering

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construction project management

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landscape architecture

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project management

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structural design

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expert witness

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legal malpractice

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construction delay

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contract attorney

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counsel

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forensic architecture

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forensic construction

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legal litigation support

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loan workout

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malpractice claim

He has had specific education, training and experience as a mediator. He has served as a mediator in Court-appointed mediation in cases involving civil matters of business, real property and construction.
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mediation


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Detroit, Michigan;  Warren, Michigan;  Livonia, Michigan;  Dearborn, Michigan;  Cleveland, Ohio;  Toledo, Ohio;  Akron, Ohio;  Youngstown, Ohio;  Canton, Ohio;  and Erie, Pennsylvania.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1954   BFA   Architecture, Interior Design   Rhode Island School of Design   Dean's List
1958   B. Architecture   Architecture   Kent State University   Dean's List
1973   Juris Doctor (J.D.)   Law   Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State Univ.  
2008   Certified Mediator, FL, OH   Mediation   USF - Univ. of South Florida  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1963 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Attorney & Architect Emeritus

 

Principal

 

Architect Emeritus, Principal of firm of architects, designers, Associate Engineers, Consultants. 1973 and to date - Principal of lown aw firm.

1973 to 2015

 

J. NORMAN STARK, ATTORNEY / ARCHITECT EMERITUS

 


 

Principal

 

As Principal Attorney, Process all aspects of Client contact, review and investigation of facts, evidence; advise and process Client's claims; defend as required.


Career Accomplishments:
Licenses/Certifications

Attorney, Bar of Ohio; U.S. District Courts, U.S. Courts of Appeals, U.S. Supreme Court; Registered Architect, Ohio, NCARB; Registered Landscape Architect, Ohio.

Professional Appointments

Ohio Governor Appointment to Ohio Board of Building Standards.


Publications:
Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Self-published  

Government Experience:
Agency   Role   Description
U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering command (NAVFAC)   Consulting Architect   Review construction documents preparatory to construction renovation of existing facility.
ODOT - Ohio Department of Transportation   Appraiser, Real property   Detailed property appraisal and evaluation of clay mine and surface for right-of-way appropriation - eminent domain.
Ohio Dept. of Health   Expert Witness   Determination of date of beginning of construction (activity) under applicable law and regulations.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Industrial Facilities - Preconstruction consultation and evaluation of numerous industrial facilities for cost, time and maintenance effective materials, processes.
  • Litigation of Construction delay claims.
  • Litigation of construction - wrongful death claims; verdict in excess of one million dollars.
  • Defense of intellectual property claims (patent infringement) in international construction and furniture design claims.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Sofa Manufacturing.
  • Expert for consulting on Need estimates of new non-residential construction with landscaping.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Appearance and Testimony in State and Federal Courts, in Construction and Intellectual Property/Ciopyright cases involving construction, architecture, standards, and furniture design.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in diligent construction practices for litigation involving house vibration due to heavy construction near by home.
  • Forensic interior design expert for consulting on interior design and renovation of a residential property in NYC.
  • Expert in survey reading & interpretation for consulting on property damage inspection, structural engineering, litigation.
  • Wood chair manufacturing expert for product liability claim.
  • Furniture industry manufacturing standards expert witness for consulting on furniture industry design and manufacturing standards.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Market Research:
Construction Lawletter - Monthly Publication, 2001-To date.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Nov. 04-09, 2001 BOCA VIII Seminar Presentation - CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION IS DIFFERENT; How to Survive, How to Win Nov. 10-15, 2002 BOCA IX Seminar Presentation - CONSTRUCTION – IAQ + SBS = INDOOR AIR QUALITY, SICK BUILDING SYNDROME Oct 24-29, 2004 BOCA X Seminar Presentation - DISCOVERY AND APPLICATION OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECT RECORDS IN LITIGATION, OHIO MECHANIC'S LIEN LAWS Apr 23-28, 2006 BOCA XI Seminar Presentation - SLIP, TRIP AND FALL – ET AL; OVERCOMING THE OPEN-AND-OBVIOUS DOCTRINE IN OHIO Oct. 21-26, 2007 BOCA XII Seminar Presentation – CONSTR. SITE INJURIES AND DEATHS Dec. 6-12, 2008 BOCA XIII Seminar Presentation - MEDIATION –ADR (Alternate Dispute Resolution.) Nov. 16, 2009 FL. CLE Seminar Presentation – “DANGER – OPEN-AND-OBVIOUS”


 

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