Michael Pollock

Michael Pollock

Cogent Experts, LLC
405 Barbara Lane
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Mobile: 610-955-4811
Office: 610-955-4811
Introduction

Mr. Pollock has 25 years of engineering experience working on regional, national and global projects in designing, consulting, project and construction management, construction defects, operations, maintenance, facilities and real estate, contract administration, engineering finance and economics. He has provided subject matter expertise in engineering, facility design and operations, manufacturing, equipment and systems technology, product and raw material deficiencies, defect identification and elimination. As a problem solver, he has worked on insurance and legal claims, supporting original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), numerous businesses and facility operations, consumers, and other stakeholders.


Areas of Expertise
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Design Engineering
  • Facility Engineering
  • Fire & Life Safety
  • Forensic Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Plumbing & HVAC
  • Scheduling Delay & Analysis
  • Utilities

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Graduated Drexel University, B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Cum Laude June 1998 - Mechanical Systems, Machinery, Thermodynamics, HVACR with electives in psychology. Also completed Drexel University’s E4 Program, Technology with Practical Applications
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: • Professional Engineer: PA (PE075410)
• American Bar Association (ABA) – Construction Forum
• Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Air Act Certification – Universal (includes Chillers, HVAC & Refrigeration)
• United States Patent & Trademark Office Registered (USPTO)
• Certified Energy Manager (CEM)
• American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, Air Conditioning Engineering (ASHRAE)
• American Arbitration Association (AAA)
• American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
• Product Developers and the Manufacturers Association PDMA

Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Mr. Pollock has developed expertise and provided training on investment engineering, engineering, design, engineering standards, chillers, coatings, refrigeration, combustion, fire safety, ergonomics, thermodynamics, water treatment, steam systems and boilers, power and utilities, energy conservation, environmental, safety, HVAC, project management and product development.
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: Estimated at 14 occasions.
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Mechanical engineering, project management, construction, construction defects, construction delay, schedule analysis, failure analysis, forensics engineering, building collapse, HVAC and refrigeration matters, hospital construction, municipal building construction, roadway construction, structural steel coatings, etc.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: Estimated at 40%.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: Estimated at 60%.
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Never, all matters settled in mediation and arbitration. Some current expert matters I am working on may require deposition or court testimony.
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Never, all matters settled in mediation. Some current expert matters I am working on may require deposition or court testimony.
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Never, all matters I have been involved with have settled in mediation. Some current expert matters I am working on may require deposition or court testimony.
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: For approximately 4 years.
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Inspections, consulting, expert witness, forensics engineering, expert opinions, expert reports, mediations, arbitrations and court testimony.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Hourly rate is $325.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Hourly rate is $325.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $330 per hour.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $340 per hour.
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel is generally billed at $100 hour.


References

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