Mr. Michael Panish
P.O. Box 725
Woodland Hills, CA 91365
Office: 888-902-4272
Fax: 818-888-7302

Mike Panish is a legal expert witness and consultant specializing in most construction trades (defects & injuries), automatic door systems, doors, door hardware, door sensors, gates, cabinetry, architectural millwork, and woodwork. Mr. Panish is the nation's leading and most frequently retained expert witness for over 2000 cases for any kind of door or gate related injury or wrongful death claim, automatic door injury, door & door hardware injuries, and door defects. Construction defects, safety codes (all trades). Extensive experience working for plaintiff, defense, and co-defendants. Mike has been proven to provide highly credible and solid testimony during deposition and court appearances, been influential and beneficial to his clients. Over 40 years hands-on experience in the field of construction. Local to California and New England. Nationwide Inspection & Testimony (all states).

Areas of Expertise
  • Acoustics
  • Adhesives
  • Admiralty & Maritime
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Architect Liability
  • Architecture
  • Automobile Dealerships
  • Bars/Lounges/Night Clubs
  • Building Codes
  • Building Contractor Liability
  • Casino & Gaming Industry
  • Chemicals
  • Concrete/Cement
  • Construction
  • Construction Damages
  • Construction Insurance
  • Contracts
  • Crime Scene Analysis
  • Cruise Lines
  • Demonstrative Evidence/Exhibits
  • Design Engineering
  • Facility Engineering
  • Health Care Litigation
  • Home Inspections
  • Homeowner's Insurance
  • Hospital Design
  • Hospital Security
  • Hotel & Hospitality
  • Hotel Security
  • Jail Suicide
  • Jails & Prisons
  • Ladders & Scaffolds
  • Liability Insurance
  • Long Term Care
  • Nursing Homes
  • Parking Lots/Garages
  • Personal Injury
  • Polymers
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Property & Casualty Insurance
  • Real Estate Valuation
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Restaurant Valuation
  • Restaurants
  • Retail Real Estate
  • Retail Store Design & Operations
  • Risk Management
  • Safety
  • Slip, Trip & Fall
  • Tourism & Travel Industry
  • Wood Products & Lumber
  • Workers Compensation Insurance
  • Wrongful Death

Expert Background
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Over 1500 cases since the year 2000
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Automatic door & gate expert for personal injury and wrongful death;
Door and door hardware expert for personal injury, wrongful death, and defects;
Gate expert witness for personal injury and wrongful death;
Cabinetry, Architectural Millwork & Furniture expert for personal injury & defects;
Slip, Trip, Fall / Railings / ADA Expert
General Construction Expert for most construction trades;
Elder abuse expert witness relating to premises security;
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: Approximately 50%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: Approximately 50%
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 20 years
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Site Inspection, consultation, testing, reports, testimony
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Contact Sharon at 888-902-4272
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Contact Sharon at 888-902-4272
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Contact Sharon at 888-902-4272
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Contact Sharon at 888-902-4272


References upon request.

Michael Panish, Door & Gate Expert Witness Expert Witness for all types of Doors & Gates - Michael Panish