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Best's Insurance Professional Resources

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Best's Recommended Expert Service Providers

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 has expertise in almost every construction trade, with specialties that make him the nation's number-one choice. In addition to being qualified to inspect and testify for most every construction trade, Mike's expert specialties are:

  • Doors
  • Door Hardware
  • Automatic Doors
  • Door Sensors
  • Overhead Doors
  • Gates, Parking Arm Gates, Fences
  • Cabinetry
  • Furniture
  • Architectural Millwork
  • General Construction - Most Trades

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Services Rendered

  • Construction Consultants
  • Construction Expert Witness
  • Building Inspections
  • Photo Documentation
  • Blueprint Analysis
  • Construction Contract Analysis
  • Forensic Analysis
  • Cost Estimates
  • 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
  • Framing
  • Electrical, Electrocution, Shock Hazard Investigation
  • Tile
  • Water Intrusion & Infiltration
  • Roofing
  • Concrete, Masonry and Painting
  • Proper Coatings
  • Contractor Accountability
  • 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
  • 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

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Qualifications

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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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

HOTEL ROOM - BARN DOORS DANGEROUS BY DESIGN BEST LEFT ON BARNS by Michael Panish

THE UPS AND DOWNS OF PARKING LOT CONTROL ARMS by Michael Panish

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

COMMERCIAL OVERHEAD DOORS - Worker Injury Claims by Michael Panish

HIGH SPEED OVERHEAD DOORS by Michael Panish

REVOLVING DOOR INJURIES by Michael Panish

MAGNETIC LOCKS THAT FALL FROM OVERHEAD by Michael Panish

MANUAL SWING BARRIER GATE INJURIES by Michael Panish

AUTOMATIC GATE OPERATORS by Michael Panish

AUTOMATIC ENTRY GATES - Personal Injury & Damage Claims by Michael Panish

AUTOMATIC DOOR SERVICE PROVIDERS - How to limit your Liability by Michael Panish

ELOPEMENT FROM FACILITIES - Common Cases / What could have been done to avoid the Elopement? by Michael Panish

MODULAR CABINET SYSTEMS & RETAIL STORE FIXTURES by Michael Panish

PLASTIC LAMINATED PRODUCTS - Fabrication & Installation Problems by Michael Panish

GATE & FENCE - Accidents & Injuries by Michael Panish

SAFETY COMPARISON - Automatic Doors & Manual Doors by Michael Panish

LOW ENERGY DOOR SYSTEMS - A Basic Primer for your next Door Injury Case by Michael Panish

AUTOMATIC DOOR INJURIES - High & Low Energy Automatic Doors by Michael Panish

DEFECTIVE GATE DESIGNS - Personal Injury & Wrongful Death by Michael Panish

FINDING A SPECIALTY EXPERT by Michael Panish

PATIENT ABUSE & RAPE - Daycare, Skilled Nursing, Long Term Care Facilities by Michael Panish

DOOR INJURIES & "The Eggshell Plaintiff%22 by Michael Panish

RESIDENTIAL GARAGE DOORS - Personal Injury Claims by Michael Panish

CRUISE SHIP INJURIES 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 1600 cases since the year 2000 representing Plaintiff, Defense, and Co-Defense.


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