James H. Cantrell, CPM®CAM is a recognized Real Estate Property Management Expert with over 40 years experience. He has served as an expert witness for over 15 years in over 300 cases throughout the country. He is active in day to day management. Mr. Cantrell has managed a variety of product types, apartments, high-rise office, condominium association management, industrial/warehouse properties, retail, and large hotels. He is currently active in day to day asset and property management and has established management programs that have maximized the values of the various investments. He is experienced in Case analysis and Court testimony.
Background - Mr. Cantrell served as the President of Cantrell, Harris & Associates, a San Francisco-based real estate management and consulting firm that was formed 30 years ago. He has formed Cantrell Associates which provides property management, litigation support, and expert witness services. He is a CA Real Estate Broker. He was an Associate Professor at Golden Gate University for 9 years teaching a Real Estate Asset/Property management course in the MBA program. He is a graduate of the University of Miami and holds the Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) where he has been on the faculty for 30 years teaching many courses throughout the United States, Russia and Poland.
He has an extensive career starting with Arlen Realty as a property supervisor, handling properties in the United States Investment Fund Portfolio, and has held the position of Equity Administrator with Clevetrust Realty Investors, responsible for managing numerous properties throughout the Country. He also served as Treasurer of Regency Equities, a Real Estate Investment Trust, traded on NASDQE, and was President of Plaza Equities Management, Inc., with a national portfolio of mixed assets under his direction. He has served as a Court appointed Receiver on all types of assets throughout California.
Litigation Support - Mr. Cantrell has served or consulted as an expert on behalf of both Plaintiffs and Defendants in over 300 cases. He is uniquely qualified with his experience and teaching background and is your best choice as an expert in litigation.
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Litigation Support - Evidence Solutions' team of Expert Witnesses has a combined expertise of nearly 3 centuries. Our experts provide expert witness services in Digital Forensics, Law Enforcement, Cyber Security, Accident Reconstruction, Commercial Trucking, Transportation Safety, Real Estate, Greek Fraternity, and Aviation.
Areas of Expertise:
Auto & Truck Accidents
Cell Phone Forensics
Black Box Forensics
Sports and Fitness Injury
Police Standards and Policies
Greek Fraternity Issues
Product Failure Analysis
Medical Record Recovery and Analysis
Triangulation / GPS
Featured ESI Experts:
Trucking and Tow Truck Liability - FMCSA Subject Matter Expert - Driver Hiring, Training & Reactions Expert Witness
James Lewis has been working as an Expert Witness in the trucking & transportation industry for over 20 years. He obtained his Class A commercial driver’s license in 1987 and boasts more than two million no-fault accident-free miles to show for his efforts. He has served as a transportation terminal manager, safety director, truck driver trainer, and owner/operator.
James’ extensive background in transportation has seen him qualified as an expert witness in federal, state, and local courts. In addition to being the primary expert in several Federal-level class action suits, he has produced more than 12,000 written opinions, has testified in trials, mediations, and arbitrations over 800 times, and has been deposed 167 times.
Expertise: DOT/FMCSA-governed trucking/transportation, Commercial Vehicles (CMVs), Towing and Recovery Operations and Policies, General Transportation Operations, Safety Policies and Procedures, Hours of Service Issues, Drug & Alcohol Reasonable Suspicion, Smith System Training, Driver Training, Truck Driver Responsibilities, OSHA, HAZMAT, Electronic Logs / Electronic Logging.
Doug Gipson - Crash Scene Analysis and Mapping - 3DAnimation - Expert Witness
Doug Gipson is an Accident Reconstructionist with over 14 years spent investigating, analyzing, and reconstructing vehicle collisions. As a former Law Enforcement Officer, he responded to thousands of crashes over the course of his career. This experience provides him with firsthand knowledge of what the aftermath of vehicle collisions looks like, and the evidence left behind following a collision.
Doug used the knowledge and experience gained over his career to assist in successful prosecutions of offenders in multiple levels of the court system. His expertise has allowed him to provide expert testimony and expert opinions in civil and criminal cases.
Expertise: Accident Reconstruction, Pedestrian and Bicycle Collision Investigation, Motorcycle Collision Investigation, Commercial/Heavy Vehicle Collision Reconstruction, Railway Crossing Collisions, Vehicle Examination, Accident Site Measurement, Speed Computations, Forensic Mapping, Scale Diagramming, and CDR / Black Box Downloads.
Doug Gipson Crash Scene Expert Witness Introduction Video
Tommy Tunson - Law Enforcement Standard of Care Expert Witness
Chief Tunson has 32 years in law enforcement including more than 10 years of experience as a police chief and has worked in every aspect of policing. Lt. Colonel Tunson is a retired Army officer with more than 33 years of military service. Professor Tommy W. Tunson has been a Criminal Justice instructor for the University of Phoenix, California Southern University, and Bakersfield College. He is a Professor of Criminal Justice at Bakersfield College and an Executive Consultant on Organizational Leadership, Bridging the Racial Divide and enhancing Police-Community Strategic Partnerships. Dr. Tunson holds a Doctor of Business Administration, Juris Doctor, Master's Public Administration, and Bachelor of Science degrees.
Expertise: Community Policing, Preventing Violence through Community Policing, Law Enforcement Policy and Procedure, Use of Force, Police Training, Increasing Department Productivity, Enhancing Community Trust, Criminal Justice and Public Safety Consulting, and Evidence based analysis and Testimony.
Robert S. Griswold, CRE, CPM, CCIM, PCAM, CCAM, GRI, ARM, has over 30 years of specialized experience in the field of Real Estate Management. He is currently active as a day-to-day hands-on, licensed practitioner, consultant, and expert witness in all aspects of real estate (except valuation). A 3-time graduate of the distinguished Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California with a BS ('81), MBA ('86) and MSBA (2nd Masters) ('88) in real estate and related disciplines, Mr. Griswold is a recognized expert on management of all types of residential real estate. He has actively managed over 60,000 residential units and several million square feet of commercial, industrial, self-storage and retail properties nationally. He has extensive experience as a court-appointed receiver (over 160 times) for private lenders and major financial institutions.
Litigation Support - In the last 25+ years, Mr. Griswold has consulted on over 2,000 litigation matters, has been deposed over 600 times, and provided sworn testimony in trial or arbitration on over 150 occasions in both state and federal litigation matters throughout the United States. Also serving as a court-appointed bankruptcy Custodian and Referee, his case work is very evenly divided between plaintiff and defense work. Mr. Griswold is uniquely qualified to opine on real estate related litigation matters having authored or co-authored the 9 best selling real estate books: Real Estate Investing For Dummies; Property Management Kit For Dummies; Mortgage Management for Dummies and Landlord's Legal Kit For Dummies. His 15+ years as an On-Air NBC-TV Real Estate Expert and a similar tenure as a major radio station weekly talk show host have prepared him to present opinions to juries.
Areas of Expertise:
Property Manager or Broker Fiduciary Duty
Lease / CAM Disputes
Premises Liability - Trip & Fall
Maintenance or Failure to Maintain
Health & Safety or Personal Injury
Water Intrusion, Mold
Fair Housing, Discrimination
HUD Management Issues, Criminal Acts
Management / Receiver Fees
Transfer Disclosures, Misrepresentation, Negligence
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Andrew Allocco, PE, is a leading Construction Consultant, Florida Certified Contractor, Florida Licensed Public Insurance Adjuster and Real Estate Broker. With over 45 years of experience in his fields of expertise, Mr. Allocco's services are sought by individuals, corporations, developers, and law firms to oversee and advise on construction projects. He is the current owner of construction, real estate, and engineering consulting firms.
Background Experience - Mr. Allocco is the President of Indian River Construction Services, Inc. Prior to his current role, he served as the President of Better Homes Construction Services, Inc. of Miami, Florida, which performed in excess of 40,000 Building Inspections. As a Forensic Consulting Engineer, he inspects Commercial, Residential, and Industrial Facilities before, during, and after construction. He assists property owners with complex insurance claims, some of which involve significant and lengthy litigation
Mr. Allocco is not only licensed in the State of Florida as a Professional Engineer and Licensed Public Insurance Adjuster, he holds more Florida certified contractor licenses both presently active and past than any other individual in the State
Litigation Support - Since the early 1970s, Andrew Allocco has been an Expert Witness in many court and arbitration cases involving disputes between owners, builders, contractors, and architects. He has extensive knowledge of the court litigation process and has assisted law firms in providing facts and questions to be used during depositions and discovery motions. Mr. Allocco's services include inspection reports on the status of the property, depositions, trial testimony, arbitration, and mediation hearings.
Areas of Expertise:
Structural Condition of Buildings / Drone Inspections
Smart Buildings / Energy Use / Conservation
Insurance Litigation and Structural Consulting - Mr. Allocco is also called upon by insurance companies and attorneys representing property owners to help adjusters evaluate loss. He has been retained to investigate the cause of structural failures, determine the extent of the structural damage, develop subrogation information, prepare the scope of repair, develop a repair design, draft specifications, and more. Mr. Allocco also has experience with code upgrades and notice of dangerous conditions, including hurricanes such as Hurricane Andrew.
Lois Kadosh is a Real Estate Broker who has served attorneys as a Consulting Expert and Expert Witness since 1987. Her services include Pre-Litigation Case Evaluation and Litigation Support. Ms. Kadosh has testified to the standard of care and practices of California sales agents and supervising brokers with respect to Real Estate Transactions at more than 100+ depositions 12 trials and 5 arbitrations.
A real estate educator since 1983, Ms. Kadosh has written and taught numerous courses, including Real Estate Practice at UC Berkeley Extension and Ethics courses. She is the revision author of the Real Estate Practice Instructor and Student Study Guides for the California Community College system. Ms. Kadosh authored the Ethics chapter for the McGraw Hill Real Estate Handbook.
Real Estate licensees cannot practice real estate in a vacuum; knowledge of real estate laws, codes of ethics, agency relationships and disclosures all merge together to give them the basis from which they may effectively practice and continue to build their competence, confidence and professionalism.
Throughout the country, real estate agents are celebrating the wonders of sending contracts and disclosures to their clients electronically. The paperless transaction has become an admirable and reachable goal with the unintended side effect of increasing risks in real estate transactions.
Much of an individual's success as a real estate broker or salesperson is built on the good reputation he or she develops with buyers, sellers, affiliates and other licensees. Staying on a steady course, however, is not as easy as it seems. In fact, licensees may actually lose business, particularly with sellers who do not want their agent to disclose everything he or she knows about the subject property.
Licensees cannot practice real estate in a vacuum; knowledge of real estate laws, codes of ethics, agency relationships and disclosures all merge together to give them the basis from which they may effectively practice their craft and continue to build competence and confidence.
Steven D. Epcar, CPM an Expert in Real Estate and Property Management Issues with 35+ years of experience;including residential, commercial, retail, hotel, condominium and mixed-use properties. Experienced in litigation support including standard of care, partnership conflicts, brokerage issues,landlord/tenant, valuation, personal injury, habitability, environmental, life safety cases.
Steven is a member of the Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA). He serves as a real estate consultant for institutional and private investors, providing an array of services: asset/property management related assignments, organizational assessments, financial feasibility, due diligence,and new development services.
Previously, Mr. Epcar served as President, Residential Services for Carmel Partners a R/E investment/management firm in San Francisco, Principal/Founding Partner of Ventana Property Services, a West Coast third party management and consulting firm and President,Prometheus Management Group,a development/investment/management firm.
James D. Wamble, PE, RLS has over 30 years of experience as a Professional Civil Engineer and Registered Land Surveyor. During the course of his career, Mr. Wamble has worked on land planning, land surveying, or civil engineering projects in all counties of the middle and west Tennessee regions, and several counties in east Tennessee.
Mr. Wamble has offered litigation support services as an expert witness in cases since 1976. In the last four years, he has testified 12 times in 8 lawsuits. These litigation cases include land planning, land surveying, and civil engineering issues. Mr. Wamble has experience with depositions, trials, hearings, and arbitrations.
Expert Witness Services Include:
Survey and Civil Engineering Drawings
Areas of Expertise:
Civil Engineering: Design of grading, drainage, utilities, roads, lakes, dams, detention basins, parking lots, shopping centers, subdivisions, apartments, condominiums, planned unit developments, specific plans, industrial parks, mobile home parks, mini warehouses, hotels and office building site plans; flood, drainage, and utility studies; low impact design; financial developability and constructability analysis of proposed developments; preparation of cost estimates; assisting clients in setting project budgets; designing projects to contain cost within determined project budget; construction project management, inspection, administration, and processing of contractors’ pay requests
Land Surveying: Topographic, Route, Land, Boundary, Utilities, Aerial ground control, Engineering design, and Construction Surveys
Land Planning: Land use/development feasibility analysis, planning and concept design of residential, commercial, industrial and municipal projects; zone change applications; planned unit development and specific plan applications; site selection consultation; and graphic presentations