MPGroup

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

CONSTRUCTION CONSULTANTS + FORENSIC EXPERT WITNESSES + MEDIATION

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 56 years of construction experience as a General Building Contractor, Construction Manager and Construction Inspector Mr. Poles and his professional associates can provide you and your clients with formidable, court qualified construction expertise with compelling litigation support for 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 (CSLB)
• 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
• OSHPD and DSA
• 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

MEDIATION:
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 six years as a member of the court A.D.R.Panel of Mediators with the Los Angeles County Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Program and has mediated more than 100 cases for the Court. With 56 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.

CONSTRUCTION JOB SITE DISPUTE RESOLUTION:
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.

MEDIATION PRACTICE AREAS:
Construction Delays, Construction Defects, Construction Change Orders, Construction Accidents, Premises Liability and much more.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:
• 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
  • 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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