23 years as a trial experienced expert witness specializing in architecture, ADA compliance, construction, building codes, contract disputes, water intrusion and forensic reconstruction of personal injury locations when the only remaining evidence is photographs.
A Trial Experienced Expert Witness; Mr. Combs provides unbiased and impartial expert testimony and litigation support services split almost evenly between plaintiff and defense attorneys. He produces factual, clear and concise reports that are easy to understand and has the ability to convey complex technical concepts to a jury in layman's terms. He can assess stairs, ramps, windows, water intrusion problems, slip and falls, handrails, guardrails, curb ramps, skylights, drawings and much more.
Mr. Combs has been registered as an Architect in Georgia, Florida, Arizona, South Carolina, New York, Colorado, Alabama and Ohio. He has over 35 years of widely varied experience as a practicing architect as well as hands-on construction experience. This makes him uniquely qualified to analyze construction methods and drawings, to detect errors and omissions, to evaluate accident sites and determine if building codes or ADA regulations have been violated.
Some of the projects he has worked on include: a Hyatt Hotel in San Francisco, a merchandise mart in Brussels Belgium, a corporate headquarters for a manufacturing firm Alabama, a multifamily residential complex in Arizona, automobile dealerships, retail stores, shopping malls, residences, office buildings, restaurants, the Discovery School in Charleston SC, new offices for the Carter Presidential Center and a restaurant in Atlanta’s Woodruff Memorial Arts Center.
Mr. Combs works in all states.
Areas of Expertise
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Architect Liability
- Building Codes
- Construction Damages
- Disabled Access
- Ramp & Stairs
Many references can be provided for both Plaintiff and Defendant work.