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 Expert  725155

Expert in Ceramic Tile and Stone and Related Assemblies, Litigation Support, Veneer, Countertops, etc.

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Specializes in failure analysis of shower assemblies, ceramic tile and stone countertops, ceramic tile and stone tile floor assemblies, exterior deck assemblies with ceramic tile and stone tiles, ceramic tile and stone tile paving and exterior veneer.

Forensic Tile Consultants has inspected over 9000 homes and estimated over 25000 shower assemblies. Testimony has been given in 20 court appearances, 20+ arbitrations and over 300 depositions


residential building construction


stone tile

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California;  San Diego, California;  Long Beach, California;  Santa Ana, California;  Anaheim, California;  Riverside, California;  Glendale, California;  Huntington Beach, California;  San Bernardino, California;  and Chula Vista, California.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1973   Bachelor of Science   Marketing   California State University San Diego  
1967   Associate of Arts   Business Administration   Citrus College  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1990 to 2008


Forensic Tile Consultants



Forensic Tile Consultant


Analyzes the design, installation and performance of ceramic tile, stone and related assemblies.

1989 to 1990


Del Piso Brick & Tile


San Diego


Senior Quality Assurance Specialist


Investigated purported tile or stone failures to determine causes.

1986 to 1989


Del Piso Brick & Tile


San Diego Branch


Architectural Sales Representative


Promoted sales of ceramic tile, brick and stone installations.

1978 to 1986


Ceramic Tile And Marble Institute of San Diego



Executive Director


Promoted proper installations of ceramic tile and natural stone assemblies. Coordinate with industry committees, Perform independent inspections

1977 to 1978


Interior Specialist



Architectural Sales Representative


Sales of cabinets, lockers, bleachers, auditorium theatre seating, etc

1973 to 1976


Academic Specialties



Architectural Sales Representative


Sales of cabinets, lockers, bleachers, auditorium theatre seating, etc

1970 to 1973


Dickson Smith Inc.



Architectural Sales Representative


Cabinet sales

Career Accomplishments:

American Arbitration Association American Board of Forensic Examiners American Concrete Institute American Indoor Air Quality Council Association for Conflict Resolution including San Diego Chapter Association of Construction Inspectors Ceramic Tile and Stone Association of Arizona Ceramic Tile Institute of America, Inc. Ceramic Tile Institute of Northern California Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) including: Fresno, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Monterrey Bay, Orange County, Phoenix, Redwood Empire, Reno, Sacramento, San Diego Chapters of CSI and West Region CSI Housing Inspection Foundation International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials International Code Council San Diego Area Chapter ICC Marble Institute of America National Tile Contractors Association Registered Housing Inspection Association San Diego Chapter American Institute of Architects including: San Diego Forensic Consultants Association San Diego Insurance Adjusters Association San Diego International Chapter American Concrete Institute San Diego Tile Contractors Association Tile and Stone Council of Northern California Tile Heritage Foundation World Floor Covering Association




Received over 60 awards with most notable Fellow in the Construction Specifications Institute

Publications and Patents Summary

Articles on showers, paving and veneer, stone as tile installations, exterior deck assemblies, and legal requirements in California

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Review design of showers
  • Review design of paving and veneer
  • Review of design on exterior deck assemblies
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Need to examine quality of tile and installation
  • Stone and marble expert expert management services for consulting on Stone package in Abu Dhabi lovre museum.
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:
Has given over 300 depositions, testified in court 20 times and in arbitration 22 times. Specializes in analysis of ceramic tile and natural stone assemblies including showers, paving, veneer, countertops and floors
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Tile expert needed for consulting on exterior flooring and natural flooring.
  • Granite expert for litigation/insurance claim involving cracked granite.
  • Exterior deck expert for consulting on exterior deck ceramic tile failure (delamination of thin set mortar from noble seal antifracture membrane).
  • Expert for consulting on floor coating causing floor to be slippery, causing fall.
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:
Leader in teaching performance of showers. Has worked on industry committees for improvement of technical documents. Authored many articles.

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:

Has given presentations on shower, shower forensics, moisture management of showers, how to inspect showers in some form to over 2800 people. Presentations on paving, veneer, and learning from forensics.


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