MICHAEL PANISH

NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED
EXPERT WITNESS & CONSULTANT


ALL TYPES OF DOORS & GATES

PLAINTIFF, DEFENSE, CO-DEFENSE
DOOR MANUFACTURERS, DOOR SERVICE PROVIDERS



Thorough working knowledge of
all types of Doors & Door Hardware


The most active Door & Automatic Door
Injury Expert in the Country

Expert for all types of Gates, Parking Arms, Overhead Doors

Mike Panish is an experienced door and door hardware expert witness with over 35 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, magnetic locks, hinges, panic hardware, exit devices, security hardware, card readers, access controls, and activation devices.

The expert to call for hydraulic door closer injuries and any door hardware issue


Expert witness for all types of Doors & Door Hardware

  • Doors (all types)
  • Bilco Basement & Cellar Doors
  • Door Closers
  • Locks (All Types)
  • Hinges
  • Panic Hardware
  • Security Hardware
  • ADA Hardware
  • Anti Ligature Hardware
  • Card Readers & Access Controls
  • Garage Doors, Roll up or Drop Down Doors
  • Automatic Doors (All Types)
  • Sliding Doors & Specialty Doors
  • Truck & Trailer Doors

TYPES OF CASES THAT MIKE PANISH, DOOR EXPERT IS RETAINED FOR:

  • Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Poor Installation
  • Criminal (Breakins, Abuse, Murder)
  • Door & Door Hardware Defects
  • Safety & Maintenance
  • ADA & Life Safety Compliance

Amputations from Door related injuries

Published Author of many informative Door Articles

GET THE MOST RETAINED DOOR INJURY & DEFECT EXPERT ON YOUR CASE

Doors, door hardware, door locks, and door closers are one of the most frequent causes of serious personal injuries. Mike Panish is the most retained expert witness in the country when it comes to the problems arising from these defective or poorly maintained products.

NATIONWIDE INSPECTION & TESTIMONY FOR DOOR ISSUES

Mike Panish has been retained nationally and internationally as a door expert witness to evaluate and identify the causation of many injuries pertaining to doors and door hardware. He has given testimony in deposition and trial in many states and has consistently convinced the juries about the significant dangers of malfunctioning door hardware systems. He has been the door expert witness in several spoliation hearings where he proved that presented hardware was replaced and the actual products that were the cause of injury had been removed and lost.

PERSONAL INJURY & WRONGFUL DEATH SUITS

Mike has been retained as door expert witness in serious personal injury cases created by door closer malfunctions, including amputations (fingers, hands, toes, feet) severing of arteries, tearing of ligaments and tendons, broken bones, and head trauma injuries. He has also been involved in door closer cases where severe head injuries have led to long term disability and wrongful death. Mike has worked for both Plaintiff and Defense sides of door injury claims, and has been the expert that has been chosen as the standard of reference on some of his cases. Mike Panish has authored and published many articles that have been used to train facility workers and used as reference material in schools.

GET THE DOOR EXPERT WHO HAS THE EXPERIENCE YOU NEED

Mike and his crews have installed, serviced and provided ongoing preventative maintenance in many commercial buildings. They have been hired to perform periodic maintenance in hospitals, hotels, apartment complexes, shopping centers, and commercial venues such as theatres and restaurants. Mike has been the contractor hired by Los Angeles County in California to service, maintain and install products to the county courthouses, courtrooms, jails and holding detention psychiatric facilities. He personally designed, manufactured and installed over 450 proprietary ADA compliant door systems for the courthouses in the County of Los Angeles, CA. after being chosen as the sole source provider for this project. Mike has been retained as expert witness by developers in cases pertaining to tract home development door failures of pedestrian entrance doors, garage doors, and service area doors. He has been brought in to evaluate the appropriate placement of products in door related intrusion and home invasion cases. He has been retained and acted as consultant in several wrongful death and murder cases across the country that pertain to door hardware and door failures.

Mike Panish is a licensed door, lock and security hardware systems contractor in the State of California. He has been responsible for developing and establishing the protocols of many facilities' master keying systems. He has participated in high security installations including courtrooms, holding cells, jails, Sheriff's stations, juvenile detention facilities, county buildings, sally ports and inmate transport facilities. He has been retained by lock manufacturers to determine responsibility pertaining to claims and insurance companies to analyze systems component design and functions.

CASES INVOLVING 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.

CASES INVOLVING FIRE DOORS WITH ASBESTOS CORE

Mr. Panish has been trained, certified and has been involved in asbestos abatement projects pertaining to original construction installed fire rated doors (asbestos core), HVAC (air conditioning ductwork), plumbing chases and pipe wraps in commercial buildings, court houses, jails, hospitality and medical environments. He has been the prime contractor participating in total door replacement projects throughout California where previously installed asbestos containing door cores were known to exist and needed to be removed and replaced with modern non-asbestos fire rated door products. He has been retained for pending mesothelioma legal cases regarding the actual working environments and site conditions that a door installer and/or other proximate tradesmen would have encountered during the normal course of a construction project. He has been retained as expert to offer his trade experiences regarding construction practices, in-field door preparations, and trade related operations for commercial, judicial, residential, industrial warehouses, hospital/medical, and hospitality environments.

RETAIN THE EXPERT THAT WROTE THE ARTICLES ABOUT DOORS THAT SET INDUSTRY STANDARDS

Mike has authored and published many articles pertaining to automatic doors, manual doors, and door hardware. Many of his articles are becoming known as the industry standard for automatic doors and door hardware. His testimony in many cases has set standards and been included in cited references for case law.

Having been retained by hundreds of legal professionals, door manufacturers, and door service providers throughout the nation, he is considered to be the ultimate source of information on automatic door operations, regulations, and door safety standards.

If you represent the Plaintiff, Defendant, or Cross Defendant in any type of door case, you need Mike Panish

Make the call NOW and find out why you need Mike Panish, Door Expert

A brief phone conversation with Mike about your case will convince you that he is the expert you should hire to provide you with the experience and support you need to get the best results for your case. You will learn more about your door case during that initial call to Mike than you would learn from any other door expert.

Available for Nationwide Inspection & Testimony. CALL NOW to discuss your case with Mike!