Mr. J. David Hucker

J. David Hucker, Consulting
2225 White Horse Road
Berwyn, PA 19312
Web Site
Phone: (610) 251-2200

Highly skilled arborist with over thirty years experience in the diagnosis and evaluation of trees. Keen ability to assess tree longevity, potential risk, monetary value, and ability to tolerate environmental changes or mechanical injuries. Excellent communication skills including letter or formal report writing.
Expertise includes monetary appraisal, risk assessment, utility Right-Of-Way maintenance, arboriculture, and urban forestry.

Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Chairman of the Council of the Tree and Landscape Appraisers

Representative to the Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers for the Tree Care Industry Association

Registered Consulting Arborist #388

38th Cerftified Arborist, Pennsylvania/Delaware

Past Board of Directors, American Society of Consulting Arboricultre

Chair, Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers

Utility Arborists Association

Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: American Society of Consulting Arborists ASCA
International Society of Arboriculture ISA
Tree Care Industry Association TCIA
Council of Tree and Landscape Appraiser CTLA

Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Several National and Local presentations on the Monetary Value of Trees
Extensive instruction of arboriculture and safety at company level.
ASCA Academy speaker, Ethics. National level.
ASCA Academy speaker, Public Speaking. National level.
Trial and Deposition experience.

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: 100 +

Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Monetary Valuation
Risk assessment.
Utility Right-Of-Way management, standards.
Appraisal
Arboricultural policy/industry standards.
Standards of tree care.

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: 8 - 10

Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 5 - 8

Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 3 - 5

Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 25

Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting
Investigation
Diagnosis
Valuation
Appraisal
Letter and formal reports
Risk assessment

Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $195

Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $195

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $295

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $295

Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Administrative assistant $45
Travel expenses may vary.

References

Vincent DiFabio, Esquire
Pratt, DiGiorgio & DiFabio
1800 East Lancaster Avenue
Paoli, Pa.
610-647-7500
Kenneth Berkowitz, Esquire
Blume, Goldfaden, Berkowitz
One Main Street Chatham, New Jersey 17928
(973) 635-5400

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