MPGroup

Michael S. Poles, GC, CM, RCI, DABFET, ACFE
1202 Greenacre Avenue
West Hollywood , CA 90046-5708
Mobile: 323-874-8973
Office: 800-684-9100
Fax: 323-874-8948
Introduction

Los Angeles Construction Experts Working Closely With California Lawyers = CONSTRUCTION CONSULTANTS + CONSTRUCTION FORENSIC EXPERT WITNESSES + CONSTRUCTION MEDIATION ~

WHO WE ARE: MPGroup was created in 1962 by Michael S. Poles and is a Los Angeles county-based collaboration of architects, engineers, contractors, and other construction technical experts skilled in the design, management, and construction of all types of buildings for human occupancy.

WHAT WE DO: Utilizing more than 50 years of experience we have built, managed, and consulted in a multitude of construction projects and testified in litigated matters ranging from SAFETY to CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS for all types of projects including:
• APARTMENTS
• COMMERCIAL
• CONDOMINIUMS
• CUSTOM HOMES
• FIRE STATIONS
• HOSPITALS
• HOTELS
• INDUSTRIAL
• OFFICE BUILDINGS
• POLICE STATIONS
• PUBLIC SCHOOLS
• PUBLIC WORKS
• SHOPPING CENTERS
• SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL
• SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES
• TENANT IMPROVEMENT
• THEME PARKS
• TRACT HOUSING

COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE: Moving forward into 2020, our seasoned team of experts continue to utilize their many years of experience in construction litigation support and courtroom testimony. We effectively educate the triers of fact in the technical aspects of the case and are committed to the highest professional and ethical standards to assist legal counsel and their clients realize positive results. While serving both plaintiff and defense sides of the aisle, we follow the material facts. Our expert team understands the technical and legal challenges while working very closely with our clients to convey all construction-related technical aspects of their case ensuring they are fully prepared for trial.

WE HAVE MORE THAN 50 YEARS EXPERIENCE SPECIALIZING IN THE FOLLOWING DISCIPLINES:
• Accessibility & The Fair Housing Act
• Accident Reconstruction
• Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
• Architectural Design and Planning
• Asbestos
• Building Code Standards
• Building Codes
• Change Orders
• Claims Analysis and Mitigation
• Construction Administration
• Construction Defects
• Contract Compliance
• Cost Estimating
• CSLB - Contractors State License Board
• Customs and Practices
• Design and Implementation
• Division of the State Architect (DSA)
• Earthquake Hazard Mitigation
• Electrical
• Fire Sprinkler Systems
• Fireproofing
• Flooring and Floor Covering
• Forensic Photography
• Framing (Wood and Steel)
• Geotechnical and Hydrological
• Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
• Ladder Safety
• Office of Statewide Health Planning & Development (OSHPD)
• Personal Injury
• Plumbing
• Premises Liability
• Project Management
• Quality of Workmanship
• Reinforced Concrete
• Reinforced Masonry
• Roofing and Waterproofing
• Safety and OSHA Standards
• Scaffolding
• Scheduling and Delays
• Slips, Trips and Falls
• Standards of Care and Practice
• Steps, Stairs and Railings
• Structural Failure
• Structural Steel and Welding
• Swimming Pools and Spas
• Water Intrusion and Mold

FOR MUCH MORE INFORMATION ABOUT US, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEB SITE AT: www.mpgroup.com


Areas of Expertise
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Amusement Parks
  • Architecture
  • Brick & Stone
  • Building Codes
  • Building Contractor Liability
  • Carpet
  • Civil Engineering
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Concrete/Cement
  • Construction
  • Construction Damages
  • Construction Safety
  • Demonstrative Evidence/Exhibits
  • Disabled Access
  • Doors
  • Electrical
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Fire
  • Fire Sprinkler Systems
  • Flooring
  • Forensic Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Glass
  • Home Inspections
  • Hospital Design
  • Hydraulic Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial Hygiene & Mold
  • Interior Design
  • Labels & Warnings
  • Ladders & Scaffolds
  • Lath & Plaster
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgy
  • Mining
  • OSHA
  • Paint & Coatings
  • Personal Injury
  • Pipelines
  • Plumbing & HVAC
  • Premises Liability
  • Property Management
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Roofing
  • Safety Engineering
  • Scheduling Delay & Analysis
  • Slip, Trip & Fall
  • Structural Engineering
  • Tile
  • Waterproofing
  • Windows

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Michael S. Poles: Unique Among Construction Experts

Founder of MPGroup, Michael S. Poles is a construction consultant, forensic expert witness and mediator with 56 years of hands-on construction experience since 1962:

• General Building Contractor: Licensed by the California Contractors State License Board May 25, 1970, No. 263193-B

• Special Inspector: Registered by the Building and Safety Division of the County of Los Angeles, for the Specialties of Reinforced Concrete and Reinforced Masonry No. 0628, issued in 1979

• Deputy Building Inspector: Licensed by the Department of Building and Safety, City of Los Angeles, for the Specialties of Reinforced Concrete License No. N79-1253 issued in 1979 and Reinforced Masonry License No. N79-1238 issued in 1979

• Construction Inspector: Registered by the Department of Consumer Affairs, California State Board of Registered Construction Inspectors for the Specialties of Reinforced Concrete and Reinforced Masonry, No. 230 issued September 1, 1980

• School Construction Inspector: Approved by the Division of the State Architect (DSA) 1982

• Hospital Construction Inspector: Registered (Class "A"), by the Office of Statewide Health, Planning and Development (OSHPD) No. A-10211 issued July 1, 1985

• Special Inspector: Certified by the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO) for the Specialties of Reinforced Concrete, No. 36455 issued November 4, 1989, and Structural Masonry, issued January 13, 1990, No. 3645

• Construction Inspector: Certified by the Division of the State Architect (DSA), 1993

• Construction Manager: Certified by the Division of the State Architect (DSA) 1993
Mr. Poles is a mediator trained at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law and the Institute for Mediation Studies. Michael has served six years as a member of the Court ADR Panel of Mediators with the Los Angeles County Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Program and has mediated more than 100 cases for the Court.

Michael Poles is committed to the highest professional and ethical standards to help lawyers and their clients realize positive results, and he leads our team of experts, offering comprehensive and personalized services to meet your varied and specific needs.

Michael understands the technical challenges and he works very closely with our clients to convey all technical aspects of their case and ensure they are fully prepared for trial.

PLAINTIFF and DEFENSE
“We Follow The Facts”

Construction Consultants + Forensic Expert Witnesses + Mediation
1202 Greenacre Avenue | West Hollywood, California 90046-5708
TEL: 800-684-9100 323-874-8973 FAX: 323-874-8948
www.mpgroup.com | Email: mpoles@mpgroup.com
California Contractor’s License No. 263193-B


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