MICHAEL PANISH

EXPERT WITNESS

PAINT & FINISH

DEFECTS & PRODUCT FAILURES
CASEWORK - MILLWORK - BUILDINGS
PAINT - STAIN - LACQUER - SHELLAC
OVERSPRAY ISSUES - POOR WORKMANSHIP
LEAD - FORMALDEHYDE
INSPECTION & COST ANALYSIS

PLAINTIFF & DEFENSE CASES

Mike Panish is the perfect choice for your paint and finish defect case. Mike has over 35 years experience working in this field.

Mike has been retained as expert witness and consultant for the following types of cases:

  • Cause of product failures for large housing tract developments relating to casework, millwork, interior and exterior paint and stain applications.
  • Interior and exterior office complex paint failures.
  • Woodwork and architectural millwork finish defects.
  • Water proofing and water intrusion systems failures.
  • Hotel furniture durability of finish issues.
  • Appropriate usage of product issues.
  • Adhesion and application issues.
  • Standard of care concerns for resultant damage of surrounding products.

Mike has been involved in many contractor vs. homeowner disputes regarding flawed paint jobs or destruction of adjacent materials as a result of improper protective coverings for overspray issues and/or inappropriate application of paint products. He has provided lab reports detailing product components and evaluated formulations of finish applications leading to finish product failure.

Mike Panish is an accomplished master cabinet and furniture maker, familiar with all methods of stains and finish techniques. He is licensed in the State of California as a paint and finish contractor and specializes in commercial and retail construction. He has been involved in historic reproduction services that have included antique home restorations, public building improvements and abatement projects that have included hazardous material and lead removal prior to other rework. Mike is certified to work on paint projects involving the removal and remediation of lead products by the EPA.

His construction company has been involved in major renovation projects that include hotels, hospitals, county building improvements, shopping centers, medical office buildings, surgical centers, and labs. His crews are certified to work in hazardous environments, and have been used to work on projects requiring specialized training and specialty painting equipment.

Mike is the perfect choice for any of your paint and finish defect cases. He has years of experience working with all types of antique and modern finishes. He is as competent working with antique finishes such as natural shellacs as he is with modern protective coatings.