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 Expert  729887

Expert in Floors, Slips & Falls, Floor Covering, Carpet, Wood, Stone, Rubber, Vinyl, Coatings

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

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

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is a Board Certified Forensic Scientist in the area of floors. He has been the the construction industry for over 40 years and a licensed contractor for 35 years. Trained by manufacturers of most of the floor covering materials he was an Expert for the California State Contractors License Board for 13 years. He has published extensively on many topics in flooring and is a certified continuing education provider for the American Institute of Architecture, The Society of American Registered Architects, and the California Bar Association. Expert is a member of the National Wood Flooring Association, The Marble Institute of America, American Standards Testing and Materials International (ASTMI). He is a Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners, a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Engineering and Technology, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Examiners.

Expert has been the floor consultant for Kaiser Hospital, UCLA Facilities, USC Medical Center, UCSF Medical Center, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Holly Cross Hospital, Bob Hope Airport, Baltimore Washington International Airport, The GAP, Macy's, Finish Line, Crate & Barrel.






commercial floor


construction defect


construction malpractice


epoxy coating material






floor covering


floor protection


flooring adhesive


flooring material


hardwood flooring




nylon carpet


tile flooring


vinyl flooring

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  
1964   Associate of Arts   Ergonomics   Los Angeles City College  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1976 to 2011






Floor covering contractor, consultant

Career Accomplishments:

American College of Forensic Examiners, American Standards of Testing And Materials, National Wood Flooring Association, Marble Institute of America


California State Contractor, FACFE, DABFE, DABFET

Professional Appointments

Board of Directors American Registered Architects


Presidents Award for Achievement, Society of American Registered Architects

Publications and Patents Summary

12 articles on floor covering, 1 article on slip resistance testing

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1997 to 2010   California State Contractors License Board   Expert & Mediator   Review and opine on consumer complaints of floor covering failure

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • The Aviation Department of the State of Maryland. Hired to develop the floor covering specifications for the remodel of Baltimore Washingtopn International Airport.
  • Bob Hope Airport. Hired to develop the carpet replacement specifications for terminal A.
  • GAP Inc. Hired to write the installation protocols for wood flooring in North America.
  • The City of Orange. Hired to oversee the installation of flooring in a new facility.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Intota expert network for consulting on Epoxy Flooring.
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:
Hired in over 700 cases, 50% Plaintiff and 50% Defense. Testimony in over 100 depositions and 20 trials.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on floor coating causing floor to be slippery, causing fall.
  • Expert in Patent Litigation.
  • Expert for consulting on Vinyl Floor Tile Adhesion Claim.
  • Expert in Vinyl Floor Tile Adhesion Claim.
  • Expert in Hospitality/ Bartending expert witness.
  • Expert for consulting on slip and 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.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2005 to   Canada   Develop installation protocols for wood flooring

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   He has rudimentry verbal skills

Additional Skills and Services:

Taught many courses in floor covering materials to the Real Estate and Architectural industry. Taught continuing education to the legal profession. Published Forensic Science treatise on Floor Safety Testing

Other Skills and Services

Floor Testing in many protocols


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