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American Society of Appraisers
ASA
Senior Member


NAMS
Certified Marine Surveyor

 


LITIGATION SUPPORT

I have 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.

I have provided expert witness service in a number of cases, and I will recommend appropriate other expert witnesses that will help your case.

I will review depositions and testimony with you to help you to understand technical information and inconsistencies or inaccuracies presented.

When your 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.

Whether you 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.

When you 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.

When your 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 support.

References can be provided upon request.

 

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