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.
BackgroundQ: 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)
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
Utility Right-Of-Way management, standards.
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?
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
Letter and formal reports
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
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.
ReferencesVincent DiFabio, Esquire
Pratt, DiGiorgio & DiFabio
1800 East Lancaster Avenue
Kenneth Berkowitz, Esquire
Blume, Goldfaden, Berkowitz
One Main Street Chatham, New Jersey 17928