About me

About Derek


I have been serving as a technical construction expert, since 2006.

Having working on more than thirty cases, I provide expert reporting and testimony for both plaintiff and defense attorneys.

My specialty is reports for construction defects, damage valuations, accidents, or construction project disruption/delays.  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.I have testified both Federally and at the state levels.

I reached executive and senior level of disciplines, beginning in 2000. 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 is a priceless asset but never forgetting the mission. My BA in British Literature, from Hunter College, and especially, my studies in rhetoric and literature, are germane to my vocation as an expert in the way that I am able to prepare reports and testimony that are both consistent and compelling -a definite benefit when cross examined.

I am presently a Senior Scheduler, at Pizzarotti-USA, an Italian general contractor building luxury towers, in NYC.  2017 marked my 35th year in the construction industry.

I take great pride in my work and track record – credits to my Acumen and reputation. As a matter of policy, I don’t accept cases if I sincerely believe that I can’t be of service.

I keep a tightly scrutinized network of professional peers and colleagues whom I regularly work with –  referring them to casework that is outside my areas of expertise.


What Makes Me Your Best Construction Expert Choice? Don’t ask me, talk to some of my satisfied clients.


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