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Construction Consultants
P.O. Box 725
Woodland Hills, California 91365Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 888-902-4272 (Sharon)
Fax: 818-888-7302
Nationwide Service: 888-902-4272
E-Mail: expert@constructionwitness.com
www.constructionwitness.com
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California Contractors State License # 519191
Established: 1979
Qualified Member Since: 2010

About Us
Mike Panish is experienced in consulting with most construction issues for attorney analysis of cases and determination of validity of claim. Extensive experience working for both plaintiff and defendant based on discovery of empirical evidence derived from thorough on-site analysis. Mike Panish has been proven to provide highly credible and solid testimony during deposition and court appearances and has been influential and beneficial to the clients he has been asked to support. Offices in California and New England, with service throughout the United States.
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Services Rendered
Construction Consultants; Construction Expert Witness; Building Inspections; Photo Documentation; Blueprint Analysis; Construction Contract Analysis; Forensic Analysis; Cost Estimates; Arbitrations; Mediation; Litigation Support; Construction Defect Analysis; Product Liability; Personal Injury; Construction Claims Services and Adjustment Assistance/Consultation; Construction Failure Analysis; Destructive Testing; Causation; Courtroom Trial Exemplars and Models.

General Construction trades including Carpentry, Doors, Door Hardware, Locks, Automatic Doors, Door Access Controls, Gates, Windows, Cabinetry, Counter Tops, Millwork, Woodwork, Casework, Framing, Drywall, Plumbing, Electrical, Electrocution & Shock Hazard Investigation, HVAC, Tile, Design, Water Intrusion & Infiltration, Surface Protection, Walls, Roofing, Concrete, Masonry, and Painting; Wood, Fine Finishes, Proper Coatings; Contractor Accountability; Construction Advocate; Real Estate and Insurance Claims; Remodeling Defects; Construction Damage Evaluation; Poor Workmanship and Neglect; Non-Permitted Work; Contract Disputes; Proper Application and Installation; ADA Compliance; Contractor Conduct and Fairness; Contract Dispute Analysis; Blue Print Analysis; Courtroom Display Models & Exhibits Fabricated; Commercial Construction and Project Management (all facets) for new and remodel; Construction Consultation for Existing Construction Projects of All Kinds; Construction and Specialty services for Clean Rooms, Labs, Air Lock, Psychiatric; Acoustic Construction; General Construction; Commercial, Residential, Multi-Residential, Condominium, Industrial, Hospital, Healthcare, Hotels, Casinos, and Retail Construction; Fabrication/Manufacturing and Installation of Cabinets, Counter Tops, Furniture, Casework, Millwork; Door, Door Hardware, Automatic Doors, Access Control, Fire/Life Safety, ADA (American Disabilities Act) Installations/Applications, Adult Day Healthcare, Senior Abuse Cases in Medical Facilities; Video/Audio Surveillance Systems; Customary Standards and Building Practices; Jails, Courtrooms, Sally Ports, Security Restricted Areas; Retail Store Front Issues; Proper/Improper Product Usage & Placement Determination.
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Qualifications
30+ years hands-on experience in new construction & remodel for commercial buildings. Accomplished cabinetmaker & woodworker. Owns and operates a general construction firm and has a cabinet & millwork company and a door & hardware company. Mike has a strong engineering background and MIT engineers on staff. Experienced testimony for deposition/trial for plaintiff & defendant. Regularly consults with attorneys to help evaluate & analyze cases.
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Professional Memberships
  • Clark County Bar Association, Las Vegas, NV -- Regularly participates in mediation/arbitration claims; Public speaking - Lectures on Construction Trade Disputes & Seminars for Experts.
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Service Area
Offices in Los Angeles, California, Boston, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Available for nationwide consulting, expert witness assignments, site inspections, and cost analysis.
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Personnel Information

Michael Panish, Construction Expert Witness, Consultant & Forensic Analyst
An exceptional, highly skilled, precise and effective consultant with 30+ years hands-on experience in the field of construction (all trades). Unique to the insurance industry. Your most valuable resource to resolve your claims and your best source for accurate, concise information. Licenses: General Bldg., Electrical, Cabinetry/Millwork, Door/Lock/Security, Paint & Finish.
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Articles
EXPERT WITNESS - Plaintiff or Defense? by Michael Panish

Panic Hardware - Getting to Know the Basics by Michael Panish

Door Injury Cases Pertaining to the Insurance Carrier by Michael Panish

The Ins & Outs of Automatic Door Operation by Michael Panish

Automatic Doors - The Importance of Checking your Doors Daily by Michael Panish

Door Defects & Door Related Injury Claims by Michael Panish

Manual Door Closers - Do you have an Open Shut Case? by Michael Panish

Garage Doors - A Brief Tutorial on Garage Doors Safety & Installation by Michael Panish

Elder Abuse - It isn't always about Physical Abuse by Michael Panish

CABINETRY & MILLWORK Defective Design or Defective Workmanship? Who is responsible? by Michael Panish

Discussion on Wood Finishes by Michael Panish

Safety Equipment & Protective Gear - The Right Equipment Can Save your Life! by Michael Panish

Mechanical Fasteners by Michael Panish
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Additional Links
Listen to Michael Panish's, podcast on the importance of the selection of expert witnesses in insurance cases.
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