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




MPGroup is a collaboration of architects, engineers, contractors and other technical experts specializing in consulting, forensic expert witness and litigation support services for the legal, insurance and business communities since 1962. With more than 50 years of construction experience as a General Building Contractor, Construction Manager and Construction Inspector Mr. Poles can provide you and your clients with formidable, court qualified construction expertise with compelling litigation support with the following issues:

• Accessibility
• Americans With Disabilities Act (A.D.A.)
• Fair Housing Act
• Accident Reconstruction
• Architectural Design
• Architectural Planning
• Asbestos
• Building Codes
• Building Code Compliance
• Building Code Standards
• Building Inspection
• Claims Analysis and Mitigation
• Complex Claims
• Construction Administration
• Construction Defects
• Construction Delays
• Construction Negligence
• Construction Safety
• Contract Analysis
• Contract Compliance
• Contractors State License Board (SCLB)
• Cost Estimating
• Customs and Practices
• Design and Implementation
• Due Diligence
• Earthquake Hazard
• Electrical
• Fireproofing
• Fire Sprinkler Systems
• Flooring and Floor Covering
• Forensic Photography
• Framing (Wood and Steel)
• Geotechnical and Hydrological
• Ground Water
• Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning
• Ladders
• Personal Injury
• Plumbing
• Project Management
• Quality Control
• Quality of Workmanship
• Reinforced Concrete
• Reinforced Masonry
• Risk Analysis
• Risk Management
• Roofing and Waterproofing
• Safety and OSHA Standards
• Scaffolding
• Scheduling and Delays
• Slips, Trips and Falls
• Steps, Stairs and Railings
• Standards of Care
• Standards of Practice
• Structural Failure
• Structural Steel and Welding
• Swimming Pools and Spas
• Water Intrusion and Mold


Michael Poles trained at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law and the Institute for Mediation studies. Michael has served as a member of the court A.D.R.Panel of Mediators with the Los Angeles County Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Program and is providing both court ordered and private mediation. With more than 50 years of construction experience Mr. Poles brings extensive knowledge of complex and highly technical issues to the mediation process ... with the ability to get right to the heart of the dispute and reach a successful resolution.

MEDIATION PRACTICE AREAS: Construction, Construction Accidents, Premises Liability and Real Estate.

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Disputes can often be readily resolved by timely and skillful mediation at the project site before they get out of control. When disagreements erupt on the job site between the General Contractor and/or Subcontractors, they can quickly turn into full-blown disputes that can result in costly schedule delays, defective work or even shut down the project itself. This can result in expensive and time consuming litigation between the disputing parties, which can often be avoided by early intervention.


• American Bar Association
• Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Engineering and Technology
• American College of Forensic Examiners International
• American Society for Testing and Materials
• American Institute of Architects/Los Angeles
• Beverly Hills Bar Association
• California Dispute Resolution Council
• Consumer Attorneys of California
• Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
• Construction Specifications Institute
• Forensic Expert Witness Association
• International Conference of Building Officials/International Code Council
• Los Angeles County Bar Association
• Los Angeles Construction Inspectors Association
• National Fire Protection Association
• National Forensic Center
• Southern California Mediation Association
• Structural Engineers Association of California
• West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce

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
  • 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


References upon request.