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Construction Consultants

P.O. Box 725, Woodland Hills, California 91365

Established: 1979

Qualified Member Since: 2010

California Contractors State License # 519191

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. Over 1450 cases since the year 2000. 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
  • Inspections
  • Reporting
  • General Construction Trades
  • Construction
  • Carpentry
  • Door Expert
  • Doors
  • Door Hardware
  • Locks
  • Automatic Doors
  • Revolving Doors
  • Door Closers
  • Door Sensors
  • Door Locks
  • Door Access Controls
  • Overhead Doors
  • Garage Doors
  • Gate Expert
  • Gates (all types)
  • Parking Arm Gates
  • Fire Doors
  • Windows
  • Cabinetry
  • Counter Tops
  • Architectural 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
  • Construction Fraud
  • 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
  • Construction Lien
  • 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, Commercial, Residential, Condominium, Industrial, Hospital, Healthcare, Hotels, Casinos, and Retail Construction & Fabrication, Cabinet Manufacturing, Cabinet Installation, Counter Tops, Countertop, Furniture, Casework, Millwork, Door, Door Hardware, Automatic Doors, Overhead Doors, Garage Doors, Parking Control Arms, Gates (all types), Access Control, Fire & Life Safety, ADA (American Disabilities Act) Installations & Applications, Adult Day Healthcare, Senior Abuse Cases in Medical Facilities, Surveillance Systems, Customary Standards and Building Practices, Jails, Courtrooms, Sally Ports, Security Restricted Areas, Retail Store Front Issues, Proper or Improper Product Usage & Placement Determination.

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35+ 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

  • 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 35+ 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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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



OVERHEAD DOOR INJURIES - Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Trucks by Michael Panish

COMMERCIAL OVERHEAD DOORS - Worker Injury Claims by Michael Panish

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Listen to Michael Panish's, podcast on the importance of the selection of expert witnesses in insurance cases.

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Over 1450 cases since the year 2000 representing Plaintiff, Defense, and Co-Defense.

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