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Insurance Expert Service Provider

AMBEST Expert Service Provider

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Firm Profile:

Mike Panish is experienced in consulting with most construction issues for attorney analysis of cases and determination of validity of claim. Extensive experience working for both plaintiff and defendant based on discovery of empirical evidence derived from thorough onsite analysis. Mike Panish has been proven to provide highly credible and solid testimony during deposition and court appearances and has been influential and beneficial to the clients he has been asked to support.

Services Rendered:

Construction Consultants; Construction Expert Witness; Building Inspections; Photo Documentation; Blueprint Analysis; Construction Contract Analysis; Forensic Analysis; Cost Estimates; Arbitrations; Mediation; Litigation Support; Construction Defect Analysis; Product Liability; Personal Injury; Construction Claims Services and Adjustment Assistance/Consultation; Construction Failure Analysis; Destructive Testing; Causation; Courtroom Trial Exemplars and Models;

General Construction trades including Carpentry, Doors, Door Hardware, Locks, Automatic Doors, Door Access Controls, Gates, Windows, Cabinetry, Counter Tops, Millwork, Woodwork, Casework, Framing, Drywall, Plumbing, Electrical, Electrocution & Shock Hazard Investigation, HVAC, Tile, Design, Water Intrusion & Infiltration, Surface Protection, Walls, Roofing, Concrete, Masonry, and Painting; Wood, Fine Finishes, Proper Coatings; Contractor Accountability; Construction Advocate; Real Estate and Insurance Claims; Remodeling Defects; Construction Damage Evaluation; Poor Workmanship and Neglect; Non-Permitted Work; Contract Disputes; Proper Application and Installation; ADA Compliance; Contractor Conduct and Fairness; Contract Dispute Analysis; Blue Print Analysis; Courtroom Display Models & Exhibits Fabricated; Commercial Construction and Project Management (all facets) for new and remodel; Construction Consultation for Existing Construction Projects of all kinds; Construction and Specialty services for Clean Rooms, Labs, Air Lock, Psychiatric; Acoustic Construction; General Construction; Commercial, Residential, Multi-Residential, Condominium, Industrial, Hospital, Healthcare, Hotels, Casinos, and Retail Construction; Fabrication/Manufacturing and Installation of Cabinets, Counter Tops, Furniture, Casework, Millwork; Door, Door Hardware, Automatic Doors, Access Control, Fire/Life Safety, ADA (American Disabilities Act) Installations/Applications, Adult Day Healthcare, Senior Abuse Cases in Medical Facilities; Video/Audio Surveillance Systems; Customary Standards and Building Practices; Jails, Courtrooms, Sally Ports, Security Restricted Areas; Retail Store Front Issues; Proper/Improper Product Usage & Placement Determination.


Mike Panish, Forensic Analyst & Consultant, has more than 30 years hands-on experience in new construction and remodel for commercial buildings, and is an accomplished cabinetmaker and woodworker. Mike Panish owns and operates a general construction firm and has a cabinet & millwork company as well as a door & door hardware company. Mike has a strong engineering background and is affilliated with MIT and Harvey Mudd engineers. He is a licensed general building contractor, electrical contractor, cabinetry contractor, paint & finish contractor, and door, lock & security equipment contractor in the State of California. Experienced in testimony for deposition and trial for both plaintiff and defendant. Actively and regularly consults with attorneys to help evaluate and analyze their client's case.


Regularly participates in mediation/arbitration claims;
Public speaking - Lectures on Construction Trade Disputes & Seminars for Experts.

Service Area:

Available for NATIONWIDE consulting, expert witness assignments, site inspections, and cost analysis.Offices in Los Angeles, California, Boston, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Personnel Information:

Michael Panish - Construction Expert Witness, Consultant & Forensic Analyst - An exceptional, highly skilled, precise and effective consultant with 40+ years hands-on experience in the field of construction (all trades). Unique to the insurance industry. Your most valuable resource to resolve your claims and your best source for accurate, concise information.