Bryan S Finley

Mr. Bryan S Finley

California Property Inspections Inc.
633 Hillhaven Dr
San Marcos , CA 92078
Mobile: 619-315-3550
Office: 619-315-3550

I am the owner and founder of California Property Inspections Inc. I have been inspecting buildings in Southern California since 2014 and have personally inspected over 6000 buildings. I perform building inspections for buyer and sellers of residential homes and commercial buildings. I perform inspections for renovations companies prior to purchase and post renovation sale for contractor compliance and safety. I provide commercial construction build out oversight for owner interfacing with city officials during construction.I have advised on several dozen cases in a non professional manner to personal friends who are real estate attorneys, one case in an official capacity. I produce a detailed comprehensive report outlining the property to any depth needed, accuracy is key and paramount. I have personally performed over 3500 inspections on a variety of building and have been exposed to thousands of conditions relevant to buildings. I I have thermal cameras for moisture scans and the latest equipment for forensic inspections. I run the day to day operations of the business.

Areas of Expertise
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Architect Liability
  • Architecture
  • Building Codes
  • Building Contractor Liability
  • Construction
  • Electrical
  • Manufactured Homes
  • Materials
  • Windows

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: 10 years building inspector business licenses, former member of ASHI.
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Member of the International Code Council
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: I have performed dozens of classes to realtors and brokers on the topic of commercial residential and forensic inspections for buyers, sellers, owners and litigation cases.
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: 1, I have assisted with dozens of cases that ended prior to expert retention. I focus on finding the correct perspective and settlements are reached.
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Building codes in a gross negligence/ wrongful death case against a major city. The city allowed the architect use less stricter codes and a death occurred. In two weeks I unlocked their four year stalemate by finding and outlining for the attorneys the administrative codes the city missed. We will win as this is currently active and ongoing.
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: We have never gotten that far on the cases I have worked they have all settled except for one that is active. We are currently prepping for deposition.
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: 3 years ago
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 5
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: I am proficient in inspections and code applications for commercial and residential properties. I am a active inspector and can provide a simple report all the way up to a full forensic report for onsite inspections. I am an active consultant for construction of residential and commercial properties. I can provide consultation services for any area of construction from construction time lines to the finished building safety. I am able to read and interpret building prints and apply the applicable codes. I can provide detailed insight as to how the city should interpret the code and apply them to the prints.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Free initial consultation.

Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $250/hr
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Strategic Planning and Depositions are $400/hr (5hr min for depositions)
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $450/hr (5hr min)
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel Time: $100/hr (5 hr min)
Hotel expenses up to: $500/night
Meals while out of the area: Up to $75/meal


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