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MICHAEL PANISH

CONSTRUCTION EXPERT WITNESS
DOOR EXPERT WITNESS

NATIONWIDE
INSPECTION & TESTIMONY

Mike Panish is an expert unlike any other expert you may have worked with in the past. He is not just an engineer or architect. Unlike most other experts, he is an active hands-on working building contractor and his income is not solely derived from his expert services. This makes him independent, unbiased, and highly credible. Mike has worked almost equally for Plaintiff, Defense, and Cross Defense. He is a truly unique resource for every attorney. Don't go back to the "one size fits all" expert you have used in the past. Here is your opportunity to achieve great results on your next case. When you work with Mike, you are working with the finest and most thorough construction expert in the country.

GET MIKE INVOLVED IN THE EARLY STAGES OF YOUR CASE

IT WILL MAKE A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE IN ACCOMPLISHING YOUR GOALS

Due to Mike's unique abilities his expertise in the field of construction is diverse and comprehensive and includes almost every construction trade. Please browse this site to see some of the many services that Mike provides for his clients. If you do not find your specific need, please give us a call to discuss your case requirements. Click here for Areas of Expertise.

Mike Panish has offices in California, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. His services include NATIONWIDE inspections, testimony, and consultation for all types of construction related cases.

CONSTRUCTION DEFECT
CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT
TRACT DEVELOPMENT ACTION

Mike is the perfect construction expert for your case. Mike has been retained by tract developers, general contractors, sub-contractors, specialty contractors, insurance companies, insurance adjusters, homeowners & condo associations, individual homeowners, and building owners. Mike brings his unique talents, honed through years of on the job working experience to every defect case. He is the most knowledgeable and skilled construction expert witness you will ever work with. That makes Mike Panish the best choice for your next construction defect, claim, or class action lawsuit.

AUTOMATIC DOOR INJURY CLAIMS

Mike Panish is the nation's leading and most active expert witness and consultant for automatic door injury cases He is regularly retained by Plaintiff, Defense, and Cross Defense on automatic door injury cases. Mike has a thorough working knowledge of door systems and door sensors and has extensive hands-on field knowledge. Automatic door injuries are more common than you may think and occur frequently in automatic pedestrian doors, garage doors, commercial drop down doors, vehicle gates, and many other types of doors. Mike is experienced as an expert witness for all types of automatic doors including but not limited to revolving, sliding, swinging, bypass, folding, drop down, garage doors, fire doors, and roll up doors.

PERSONAL INJURY FROM DEFECTIVE DOORS & HARDWARE
DOOR RELATED DEFECT CASES

Mike Panish is an experienced door and door hardware expert witness with over 30 years in the field of door and hardware installation, repairs, and service. He has a thorough working knowledge of all types of doors and door components including door frames, door closers, door locks, hinges, panic hardware, exit devices, security hardware, card readers, access controls, and activation devices.

CASES INVOLVING A BREAK-IN,
ASSAULT or PREMISES SECURITY

Mike Panish is regularly called upon to inspect, analyze and evaluate the conditions of a crime scene. His expertise as a door and door hardware security expert provides attorneys with critical information needed for the prosecution or defense of their case. Mike has been the retained expert on several cases leading to landmark awards by juries. His analysis and testimony includes appropriate usage of doors and door hardware for the application, what alternative door hardware could have been installed, what additional security equipment could have been in place, and what lead to the failure of the opening.

CABINETS & COUNTER TOPS
ARCHITECTURAL MILLWORK
FURNITURE CLAIMS

Mike Panish's involvement as designated cabinetry expert witness for personal injury cases from cabinetry, design, or installation defects has resulted in seven and eight figure verdicts and settlements for Plaintiff. When working on behalf of the defense and cross defendants he has identified and limited liability by analyzing and evaluating contractual responsibilities and agreements. He is frequently hired to analyze conditions of installed casework, cabinets, and furniture in commercial installations such as hotels and other commercial venues. He has been instrumental in helping insurance companies understand and determine the responsibility for their clients and limit their liability. He has also worked with homeowners, homeowner's associations, and builders to assess defective cabinetry claims. He has worked with many cabinet contractors in defending their products and installations.

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