At Austral, we do forensic-type inspections for Housing and Building Code defects, establishing non-compliance with construction and maintenance code requirements. Our reports help establish negligence, causation of accidents, and detail the direct impact on people's health and safety due to failure. Over the past 20 years I have qualified in most Bay Area Courts as an Expert in Construction Code Violations and Maintenance.
I work for Plaintiffs and Defendants, landlords and tenants, insurance defense firms, large law firms, and solo practitioners.
We help lawyers with the intricacies and complexities of construction codes. I have been awarded several times from several non profits for my volunteer services. I have extensive experience as an expert witness, rendering testimony, producing documents subject to discovery, and doing trial work, including five years as City Housing Inspector / Code Enforcement My experience and knowledge allow me to handle a range of cases, from simple to the most complex, only with the best expertise and attention, ultimately aiming for the most favorable resolution.
Areas of Expertise: Personal Injury • Premise Liability • Construction and Maintenance
• Habitability Issues • Repairs / Remodeling • Standards of Care
State Licensed Lead Inspector • FEMA Certified Disaster Housing Field Inspector
• Member ICBO / ICC • Housing Inspection Foundation • Better Business Bureau (past member)
• California Association of Code Enforcement Officers (past member).