Expert Witness Biography
Will investigates cases involving construction disputes and defects, workplace and construction site safety, premises safety, and architectural professional practice. He has more than thirty years experience as an architect and construction manager. He has developed and administered workplace safety plans, operations and maintenance manuals, and supervised construction jobsites.
Will can explain the practical applications of established codes and standards in cases involving unguarded edges and openings; building component and maintenance failures including stairs, balconies, walking surfaces, doorways, and egress; worker training; and jobsite and industrial housekeeping. As a registered architect and former licensed contractor, he understands and can communicate the proper construction and maintenance of schools, industrial and institutional facilities, single and multi-family housing, retail and restaurants, and site improvements. His expertise includes CPM schedules, estimates, specifications, and a wide variety of building materials and techniques in all phases of the construction process, starting with initial design and continuing through demolition, sitework, structural elements, envelope detailing, and interior finishes.
Will conducts casework for both plaintiff and defense counsel across the Western United States; dividing his time between area offices in Seattle, WA; Denver, CO; and Campbell, CA. Will’s regional practice provides a local solution for clients across a broad geographical area. He is a registered architect in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, California, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Texas, and Hawaii. Will is a Certified Playground Safety Inspector and is also a certified user of the English XL slip tester. His educational background includes a BA from Yale University and M.Arch and MBA degrees from the University of Washington.