worked with a number of attorneys in developing and litigating
cases in Admiralty, Federal and State Courts, Arbitration and
Mediation procedures. I have experience with vessel construction
and warranty problems as well as personal injury and safety
issues. I can provide technical review of the case at hand
surveying the vessel and reviewing technical data relative to the
complaint. I can recommend further expert involvement such as
naval architects, stability experts, repairers, experts in
composite materials, metallurgy, machinery, metallic stress
analysis; and I can work with the experts and with you in
interpreting their findings as they relate to your case.
In cases of
personal injury – slip and fall – for instance, I will survey
the conditions aboard and interview appropriate personnel to
determine conditions that existed with impact on your case.
provided expert witness service in a number of cases, and I will
recommend appropriate other expert witnesses that will help your
review depositions and testimony with you to help you to
understand technical information and inconsistencies or
case involves collision, accident, fire, or questions of fact, I
can conduct accident reconstruction, review the incident with
appropriate civil authorities and investigators. I will analyze
and document my findings applying relevant USCG, ABYC, NFPA, and
industry standards to the specific situation.
represent an insurer, yacht owner, a passenger, a yacht
manufacturer, or vessel owner you will find my professionalism,
technical knowledge, and objective analysis invaluable in case
preparation and execution.
handle divorces or estates which include yachts and marine
equipment, you need a clear and objective Marine Survey and
Appraisal that will stand up in court. As a member of the American
Society of Appraisers and the National Association of Marine
Surveyors, my credentials are invaluable.
client is in a situation of claim dispute, whether the insurer or
the owner, you need an experienced Marine Surveyor to document the
case, review repair costs and invoicing, and provide expert
can be provided upon request.