Alex J. Balian, MBA

Balian & Associates
6520 Platt Avenue, #807
West Hills, CA 91307-3218
Web Site
Phone: (818) 702-0025
Fax: (818) 702-0439

Evaluation in the retail environment regarding slip/trip and falls, security, customer safety, employee training, food service, and product merchandising. Over 50 years experience in the retail industry as an owner, operator and consultant.

Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Bachelor of Science Degree - Business Administration specializing in Marketing; UCLA 1965
Master of Business Administration; Pepperdine Univ. 1978

Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Member: California Grocer's Association
Consumer Attorneys Association
Food Market Institute Risk Mgnt

Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Speaker: Mexican American Grocer's Association
Consumer Attorney's Association

Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No

Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: More than 1000 times

Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: All areas of retail store operation, management, safety

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 50

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 50

Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: I have had over 600 to 700 taken

Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: May 2005

Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 400

Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 100

Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 15 years

Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting, reports, site inspections, policy & procedure review, store operation evaluations. Determine policy & procedures of retail establishments in light of the retail industry. Determine adequacy and implementation of such policies and procedures in the retail establishment.

Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: 300

Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: 300

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: 400

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: 400

Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel time at $100/hr. All out-of-pocket expenses incurred will be changed at my cost.

References

Greg Vorwerck, Esq.
BRADY VORWERCK & RYDER
790 The City Drive, Suite 450
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 703-2111


Edward Deason, Esq.
Del Amo Financial Center
21515 Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 1000
Torrance, CA 90503
(310) 792-2175

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