Steve Greene & Associates provides forensic, commercial and Federal consulting for elevators, escalators, moving walks, dumbwaiters and personnel hoists. We are not generalists. We are vertical transportation experts who do nothing else. We have pursued this specialty for almost 30 years. Aproximately 40% of our business is for the resolution of litigation or insurance claims. Case history is approximately 50% Plaintiff / 50% Defense. The 60% portion of our work includes Code required Safety Inspections, maintenance and modernization evaluations, design work, specifications and project management.
BackgroundQ: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: ASME / NAESA Qualified Elevator Inspector
City of New York Licienced Elevator Inspector
State of Texas Licienced Elevator Inspector
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: ASME Code Committee for Maintenance, Repair and Replacement of Elevators and Escalators.
National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities.
International Association of Elevator Engineers
National Elevator and Escalator Safety Foundation
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Maintenance for Elevators and Escalators Seminars for Property Managers and Cheif Engineers of Equity Office Properties
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: About 150
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Elevators, Escalators, Personnel Hoists, Moving Walks
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: About 40
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: January 2006
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
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.)
A: Consulting, Field Testing, Site Investigations, Failure Analysis, Document Review, Maintenance Evaluations, Safety Evaluations
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: Travel time is billed one-way only to a 5 hour maximum. Other travel expenses at cost.
ReferencesRichard S. Diestel
Beldose, Cathcart, Diestel & Pederson
601 California Street, 16th Floor
San Francisco, California 94108
David A. Carroll
3773 Howard Hughes Parkway
Third Floor South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89169