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Merrie Turner Lightner, Esq.

Opine Experts, LLC

San Francisco, California

Real Estate Expert Witness, Premises Liability Expert Witness Habitability, Fair Housing, Landlord/Tenant, Mediation, Landlord/Tenant, Commercial and Residential Property Management Standard of Care, Resident Manager Employment, Resident Screening, Wrongful Eviction, Rent Control, Legislative Lobbying, Wrongful Death
Additional Information Ms. Lightner, Esq., who’s influenced landlord/tenant law as a former Rent Board Commissioner and President of the California and San Francisco Apartment Associations, has managed larger residential and commercial income properties since 1984. Ms. Lightner combines a lawyer’s mind with decades’ experience as an income property manager, twelve years as a Rent Control Commissioner and over 15 years as a forensic consultant. She adds practical wisdom to case strategy sessions. She brings a knowledgeable, fully informed perspective to the settlement table, having saved litigants from being blinded by their emotions; and is very skilled at depositions and trial testimony. Ms. Lightner is a court-qualified expert who has earned respect from both landlords and tenants for her thoughtful, unbiased positions. Judges have complimented Merrie for her thorough and cogent presentations. She is an accomplished writer, teacher and public speaker.