MICHAEL PANISH

EXPERT WITNESS

SLIP, TRIP & FALL

PERSONAL INJURY – PREMISES LIABILITY
WORKERS COMPENSATION CLAIMS

CONSTRUCTION SITE ACCIDENTS & INJURIES
PUBLIC BUILDINGS – PUBLIC SAFETY
BUILDING CODE COMPLIANCE
LIFE SAFETY COMPLIANCE



Nationwide Inspection & Testimony
PLAINTIFF & DEFENSE EXPERT WITNESS

Mike Panish has been retained on many cases as expert witness where negligent building practices have lead to the personal injury of a client. He has authored reports and participated in settlement hearings in arbitration and mediation prior to trial where his testimony and opinions have persuaded the parties to resolve the matter. He has also evaluated many cases where his findings influenced the retaining attorney to rethink the potential claim, saving significant costly litigation.

Mike has built many commercial projects where he has assisted designers and architects in choosing safe and appropriate materials to achieve positive results for their clients. This has included textures of materials, choice of finishes in masonry and concrete, appropriate anti-skid surfaces for walkways, flooring, and parking areas. Wet areas such as pool decks, fountains and water feature areas, bathroom floors and spas in hotels, school gyms, and hospitals and parks have all been part of his scope of work both as contractor and construction expert witness.

Mike has participated as designated expert on several cases that involve falls from scaffolds on construction sites, elevated platforms in hotels, night clubs and casinos and military bases. He has been retained as construction expert witness to evaluate site conditions in specialty installations for the entertainment industry.

Mike's construction company is regularly hired to remove elevated and uneven paving areas from commercial venues. He has reinstalled new concrete systems and walkways after his crews have demolished broken concrete that has become elevated due to subsurface obstructions, water intrusion issues, and tree roots. He has the hands-on expertise to quickly evaluate the causation of an injury relating to improper construction practices as well as the on-site experience to understand the problems leading to injuries.