David G. Morrill

Pool Resolution Consulting
Walnut, CA 91789
Web Site
Phone: 626-252-0725
Fax: 626-609-0401

Mr. Morrill has over 45 years experience in every phases of the swimming pool business. Mr. Morrill had early experience in the pool construction process followed by several years in job scheduling, quality control, project supervision, design, sales, and company management. Morrill has served as a member of several state and national industry organizations and has participated in establishing industry standards. Mr. Morrill has held a Swimming Pool Contractors License since 1985. Mr. Morrill has managed the most respected and awarded company in the industry from which he retired in 2007 to form a consulting firm specifically for the swimming pool industry. Mr. Morrill is knowledgeable, has excellent communication skills and qualified as an industry expert.

Mr. Morrill has been involved in the construction of more than 50,000 swimming pools during his career in the swimming pool industry. He first entered the swimming pool business as a partner in Iransaf, Ltd., a company that pioneered the construction of modern swimming pools in Iran. He left that company to join the Army Corps of Engineers as a civilian employee, and later returned to the United States to gain substantial “hands-on” experience in the construction trades before accepting a project manager assignment for a growing swimming pool company in the San Gabriel Valley (near Los Angles). Construction experience led to further skill in sales and design, where Mr. Morrill excelled before moving into management positions.

For over 20 years, Mr. Morrill managed an office in San Diego for a highly respected swimming pool and spa business. In 1978, he relocated to the Los Angeles area to accept an appointment as vice-president of California Pools & Spas, and then was appointed as president in 1985. He lead the company through its most productive, exciting years of growth as it became the third largest swimming pool construction company in the world, and the most awarded and recognized company in Southern California. During this time, no other company won more design awards than California Pools.

Mr. Morrill was the qualifying officer for the company’s California contractor’s license and holds his own individual license #418811 (C-53 Swimming Pool Contractor). He retired from California Pools in 2007 to form and direct Pool Resolution Consulting.

Mr. Morrill served as the first vice-president of the San Diego County Association of Pool Builders, followed by three decades of leadership in both the local and national swimming pool and spa industry organization, APSP (Association of Pool and Spa Professionals). Mr. Morrill also served on the executive board of the California Swimming Pool Education Council (SPEC) and helped define and write construction standards which were adopted as guidelines by the California State Contractor’s Licensing Board.

During his years in the industry, Mr. Morrill has formed working relationships with experts in all phases of swimming pool construction, including design, engineering, product manufacture, surveying, pool maintenance, and legal issues. Mr. Morrill’s experience and resources ensure that Pool Resolution Consulting clients—both homeowners and businesses—have access to the assets they require for successful resolution of their concerns.

Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: California Contractors License #418811 (c-53 Swimming Pool)

Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Have served on various local, state and national committees for swimming pool industry. Member of executive board of SPEC (Spa & Pool Education Council). Have assisted in preparation of construction standards for the industry.

Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Have taught classes (staff, managers, executives)on all phases of the swimming pool business (ie sales, design, management, construction standards). Have made presentations to audiences in excess of 400 in both local and national venues. Comfortable with public speaking and/or presentations to large or small audiences.

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: 250 +

Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Swimming pool construction & design; Aquatic safety; Injury investigations; drowning investigations

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 60%

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 40%

Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 40 - 50

Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: April 2016

Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 10 - 15

Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 10 - 20

Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 10 - 15

Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting, site inspections, written reports, referral to appropriate experts (engineers, designers, attorneys, etc), dispute resolution, bid analysis and comparison, application of industry standards, construction phase inspections, aquatic safety, drowning or injury analysis.

Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: No charge for initial contacts to discuss case and determing if there are any conflicts. Consultation is at $255.00 per hour plus any expenses incurred.

Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $255.00 per hour

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $350.00 per hour. No charge for telephone conferencing to discuss case or exchange information.

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $350.00 per hour. No charge for telephone conferencing to discuss case or exchange information.

Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Any out-of-pocket expenses (Travel, Housing, Copying, Etc.)require reimbursemet.

References

E.Clark Coberly, Esq.
Law offices of Clark Coberly
clark@lawbycoberly.com
(626) 825-7123

Bill Thompson, Esq.
Law Offices of Bill Thompson
thompsonlaw@prodigy.net
(661) 222-2207

J Brian Watkins, Esq.
Law Office of Brian Watkins
(626) 335-4755
jbwatkins@gmail.com

Nolan Clark, Esq.
Law offices of Nolan Clark
(626) 914-2605
nolanclark@gmail.com

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