Construction expert witness, Derek Graham: “I have been serving as a technical construction expert, since 2006, working on more than thirty cases. I provide expert reporting and testimony for both plaintiff and defense attorneys. I’m typically called to provide reports for construction defects, damage valuations, accidents, or construction project disruption/delays, but I have also testified on product defects, as well. In addition to forensic data analysis, I maintain a bench and workshop/lab where I assemble, disassemble, and document material, equipment, for my expert product analysis report. Read more about my background.
I have testified Federally, and in several states. I have been active in the construction industry since 1982. My many years in the field – included working my way up from laborer, rough carpenter, finish carpenter, and mill-worker/installer. Subsequently, I worked in site management, as a superintendent, and then project manager, for luxury general contractors.
I reached executive and senior level of disciplines, beginning in 200. My background gives me a broad aspect with which to give fair consideration from many critical, distinct perspectives – including designer, builder, specialty contractors, and owner, or stakeholders. I have found that having a sympathetic view of other members is a priceless asset.
Although I began studies in Fine Arts, I finished with a BA in British Literature, from Hunter College, 1991, working days and attending night school for three years. My studies in rhetoric and literature are germane to my vocation as an expert in the way that I am able to consistently issue compelling reports and testimony; free of glaring errors or omissions, and impervious to opposing cross-examinations. In that way, I like to say I endeavor to be an ‘expert’ expert, or an expert who is as experienced in his discipline, as he is eloquent in his arguments and reporting.
I am presently a Senior Scheduler, at Pizzarotti-USA.
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