MICHAEL PANISH

EXPERT WITNESS & CONSULTANT

HOTELS - CASINOS - BARS - RESORTS
NIGHTCLUBS - RESTAURANTS - HOSPITALITY

LOBBYS - CASINOS - HOTEL SUITES - RESTAURANTS
POOL & RECREATION AREA - PARKING LOTS
RESTROOMS - DANCE FLOORS - BAR AREAS

ARCHITECTURAL MILLWORK - CABINETRY
CASEWORK - DOORS - AUTOMATIC DOORS
ALL CONSTRUCTION TRADES

PERSONAL INJURY - PREMISES LIABILITY
CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS

Nationwide Inspection & Testimony
PLAINTIFF & DEFENSE EXPERT WITNESS

Mike Panish has been the preferred construction and technical expert across the country for hotel, casino, restaurant, and hospitality cases. His long term involvement in construction of these types of facilities has given him the inside track on the daily conditions involving site construction methods, construction practices and overall site supervision of a construction project from the hotel project management perspective. His company has been involved in site development of new concept hotels, model room construction to develop conceptual working models for interior design applications, from inception to completion, and has renovated existing facilities and support buildings.

Mike has been retained many times to analyze and evaluate casework and finish millwork issues. Mike has been called upon to investigate defective construction elements and problematic installations. Some of his many cases have included proper attachment of architectural millwork elements such as head boards and head walls in hotel rooms. He has been the preferred expert to examine overhead non-structural decorative elements that have fallen on hotel patrons leading to severe traumatic brain injuries and death. He has been used as the prime expert on design related hotel furnishing and cabinetry failures. These types of cases have involved improper construction and assembly of components that created significant injuries to hotel patrons, finish defects resulting from improperly formulated finish materials, and failures of installed counter tops, tub surrounds and shower components.

In casinos, he has been asked to provide his expertise regarding the safety of elevated platforms and access, automatic door systems, appropriate usage of materials that have resulted in slip, trip & fall incidents, and appropriate attachment of various decorative elements. He has consulted on room construction, appropriate operations of in room elements such as slip & fall cases where spa tubs were improperly installed, inappropriate tile floors were in place, and water proofing issues where water intrusion from adjacent rooms were creating significant damage to portions of the surrounding facility. Mike has been retained as construction and technical expert in cases involving restaurant injuries across the country. He has been utilized to evaluate door related injury claims, entry & exit requirements pertaining to ADA and life safety issues, amputations related to malfunctioning door systems, and has been involved in dance club and bar cases where inappropriate construction elements have led to severe personal injuries.

Mike's company has built and installed equipment in many fast food franchise restaurants, fine hotel dining rooms, and night clubs. He has installed and designed sound reinforcement systems for major clubs and bars throughout southern California.

Mike Panish is the perfect construction and technical expert across the country for hotel, casino and hospitality cases. He is available for nationwide inspection and testimony for all construction trades.