Using Experts to Navigate the Minefields of Litigation
Presented By: DRI's Construction Law Committee
Bringing one or more experts into play early in the process can assist parties in targeting issues for pre-litigation resolution and in developing theories, evidence, defenses and strategies that shape the litigation, and ultimately, the outcome at an alternative dispute resolution forum or trial. We will discuss perspectives outside consultants can bring to a construction dispute when they are engaged early. Building upon our 2019 Seminar discussion, we will use hypothetical scenarios to show how experts can assist counsel in framing issues and solutions from the outset of a potential dispute, allowing counsel to efficiently navigate the dispute resolution process.
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Robert A. Plichta, Forensic Architect/Senior Consultant at ESi, specializes in Construction Defects, Premises Liability and Professional Liability matters, including the investigation, evaluation and repair of building failures, architectural standard-of-care, and accessibility compliance. He is also an expert in national building code compliance, architectural operations, construction contract administration, and peer reviews. He has more than 30 years of architectural experience with building types including: commercial, hospital, educational, industrial, medical clinics, hospitality, retail facilities, multi-family residential (condominiums and apartment) complexes, mixed-use projects, senior living, hi-end residential, and urban infill residential design and construction.