Mediation Expert Witnesses

Mediation expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on mediation. The mediation expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Construction, Construction Defects, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Environmental, Financial, Insurance, Legal, Neuropsychology, Psychology, and Vocational Rehabilitation.

Beth B. De Lima, MBA, SPHR-CA, SHRM-SCP, ADA Accommodation Specialist

HRM Consulting, Inc.

Murphys, California
Employment, Vocational Rehabilitation - FMLA, CFRA, ADA, Sexual Harassment Retaliation, Discrimination Policies, FEHA, Labor Market Workers Comp, Job Analysis, Mediation, Human Resources
Ms. De Lima is a nationally certified Senior Professional in Human Resources, with California State specific certification, and was appointed to the International Employee Health, Safety and Security Special Expertise Panel. Areas of expertise include ADA/FEHA, FMLA/CFRA and PDL compliance, sexual harassment, matching performance to standards and reasonable accommodation. She has done extensive work on Wrongful Termination, Workers' Compensation, Vocational Assessment and Rehabilitation, and Retaliation cases. Ms. De Lima has experience in both plaintiff and defense cases.

David S. Easton, JD, CPCU

Easton Insurance Consulting

San Diego, California
Insurance - Insurance Claims Handling Best Practices, Insurance Claims Investigation, Construction Defect, Commercial Insurance, Adjuster Standard of Care, Bad Faith, Investigation, Insurance Coverage, Mediation, Duty to Defend, Premises Liability, Certificates of Insurance, Litigation Best Practices
I offer over 30 years of experience in litigated commercial and personal lines claims handling and case management. I am a former Senior Litigation Specialist with thorough knowledge of carrier best practices and their specific application to the duty to investigate, the duty to defend, and the duty to indemnify. For the last 15 years I have specialized in commercial casualty insurance coverage and how appropriate insurance best practices relate to construction defect claims as well as commercial premises liability claims. I have personally attended over 1000 mediations and settlement conferences in litigated matters as a carrier representative. I have experience and training in giving deposition and trial testimony.

Craig B. Grether, Ph.D., Q.M.E.

Craig B. Grether Ph.D., Q.M.E.

Carlsbad, California
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Forensic Psychology, Geropsychology, Clinical Psychology, Behavioral Medicine, Mediation, Workers Compensation, Traumatic Brain Injury
Craig B. Grether Ph.D., Q.M.E. is a licensed clinical psychologist working in the San Diego area. Dr. Grether's work over the past 50 years has resulted in the development of an experience base in clinical psychology, neuropsychology, geropsychology, behavioral medicine, forensic psychology and mediation. He is an accomplished diagnostician, therapist, consultant, researcher, and author having worked in outpatient rehabilitation, private practice, long-term care and inpatient settings.

Jerod Allen, PA, CC, XCT, CGA, AINS

Allen Claims, Inc.

Kansas
Insurance, Dispute Resolution - Claim Consultant, Public Adjuster, Insurance, Estimation, Valuation, Building Loss Consultants, Xactimate, Insurances Losses, Umpire, ADR, Independent Adjuster, Hurricane, Mediation, Appraisal, Commercial Property, Residential Property, Hail Claims, Freeze Water Claims, Complex Claims, Fire Claims,
Insurance Claims and Building Estimate Expert Certified General Adjuster, Xactimate Certified Trainer, Building Loss Consultant, Claims Expert and Claims Trainer. * Experienced Retained Expert Witness with Trial & Deposition Experience * 15 years+ in field inspecting, adjusting and/or estimating losses for insurance claims, build back, and liability. documenting, overwatch of claims, claim review, reconciliation to move claims forward towards indemnification, utilizing policy interpretation for proper claims settlement. * Rebuild loss locations for partial & total losses providing perspective as to the value of the scope and claim amount. * Umpire for claims losses providing a professionalism non-biased discipline goaled toward accurate & comprehensive settlement via Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). * Expert witness – Provided opinion about scope, build back, construction scheduling, damages sustained vs pre-existing, estimate review, & analysis for cause of loss determination...

JOHN W. HARTLEIN

JW HARTLEIN

JACKSON, Mississippi
Construction, Construction Defects - REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT, SITE & BUILDING CONSTRUCTION OVER THE PAST 40 YEARS I HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN NUMEROUS ARBITRATIONS, MEDIATION, AND LAWSUIT SETTLEMENTS AND HAVE GIVEN LEGAL DEPOSITIONS IN ALL CASES.
MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE AS A GENERAL CONTRACTOR INCLUDE OVER 125 COMPLETED PROJECTS THROUGHOUT THE SOUTHEAST. FOR A COMPLETE BIO, VISIT MY WEBSITE AT johnhartlein.com. AREAS OF EXPERTISE AIA GENERAL CONDITIONS CONTRACT INTERPRETATION SCOPE OF WORK DISPUTES ERRORS AND OMISSIONS CLAIMS IMPLIED WARRANTIES OWNER/CONTRACTOR DISPUTES CONTRACTOR/VENDOR DISPUTES CONTRACTOR/SUBCONTRACTOR DISPUTES LATENT CONDITIONS NEGLIGENCE GENERAL LIABILITY CLAIMS WEATHER/OWNER/ARCHITECT/SUBCONTRACTOR DELAYS OSHA BUILDING CODE COMPLIANCE INSURANCE CLAIMS DEFECTIVE WORK CLAIMS CHANGE ORDER CLAIMS OWNER INTERFERENCE CLAIMS PAST ATTORNEY REFERENCES CAN BE PROVIDED UPON REQUEST

Jerod Allen, PA, CC, XCT, CGA, AINS

Allen Claims, Inc.

Kansas City, Missouri
Insurance, Dispute Resolution - Claim Consultant, Public Adjuster, Insurance, Estimation, Valuation, Building Loss Consultants, Xactimate, Insurances Losses, Umpire, ADR, Independent Adjuster, Hurricane, Mediation, Appraisal, Commercial Property, Residential Property, Hail Claims, Freeze Water Claims, Complex Claims, Fire Claims,
Insurance Claims and Building Estimate Expert Certified General Adjuster, Xactimate Certified Trainer, Building Loss Consultant, Claims Expert and Claims Trainer. * Experienced Retained Expert Witness with Trial & Deposition Experience * 15 years+ in field inspecting, adjusting and/or estimating losses for insurance claims, build back, and liability. documenting, overwatch of claims, claim review, reconciliation to move claims forward towards indemnification, utilizing policy interpretation for proper claims settlement. * Rebuild loss locations for partial & total losses providing perspective as to the value of the scope and claim amount. * Umpire for claims losses providing a professionalism non-biased discipline goaled toward accurate & comprehensive settlement via Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). * Expert witness – Provided opinion about scope, build back, construction scheduling, damages sustained vs pre-existing, estimate review, & analysis for cause of loss determination...

Frank Seigel, CPCU

Insurance Agent/Broker Expert Witness

Ringwood Consulting Group, Inc.

Allamuchy, New Jersey
Insurance, Financial - Agent/Broker, Broker Duties, Agent/Broker Duties & Responsibilities, Agent/Company Relations, Bad Faith, Coverage, Errors & Omissions, E&O, Coverage Disputes, Excess/Surplus, Surplus Lines, Casualty, Property, Life, Health, Disability, Contractual Disputes, Arbitration, Mediation, Standards of Care
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES • Past President, New Jersey Chapter Society of CPCU • Current and Past President, Independent Insurance Agents of Essex County, Inc. • Past President, Surplus Lines Association of New Jersey, Inc. (NJSLA) • Former Member, New Jersey Department of Insurance Committee Education • Former Member, Grading Panel for the Insurance Institute of America • Former Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association. • Panelist, ABA Conference on Banking and Insurance • Attendee, New Jersey Conference on ECRA • Guest Speaker and Presenter for various professional, academic, and civic groups including New Jersey Chapter CPCU, Independent Insurance Agents, Seton Hall University Continuing Education Department, National Association of Insurance Women (NAIW), Local Rotaries, and Insurance Service Office (ISO) • NJ State Approved Volunteer Mediator for Municipal Court Matters • Member, Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) • Member, National Association of Prof...

Frank Seigel, CPCU

Insurance Agent/Broker Expert Witness

Ringwood Consulting Group, Inc.

Pennsylvania
Insurance, Financial - Agent/Broker, Broker Duties, Agent/Broker Duties & Responsibilities, Agent/Company Relations, Bad Faith, Coverage, Errors & Omissions, E&O, Coverage Disputes, Excess/Surplus, Surplus Lines, Casualty, Property, Life, Health, Disability, Contractual Disputes, Arbitration, Mediation, Standards of Care
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES • Past President, New Jersey Chapter Society of CPCU • Current and Past President, Independent Insurance Agents of Essex County, Inc. • Past President, Surplus Lines Association of New Jersey, Inc. (NJSLA) • Former Member, New Jersey Department of Insurance Committee Education • Former Member, Grading Panel for the Insurance Institute of America • Former Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association. • Panelist, ABA Conference on Banking and Insurance • Attendee, New Jersey Conference on ECRA • Guest Speaker and Presenter for various professional, academic, and civic groups including New Jersey Chapter CPCU, Independent Insurance Agents, Seton Hall University Continuing Education Department, National Association of Insurance Women (NAIW), Local Rotaries, and Insurance Service Office (ISO) • NJ State Approved Volunteer Mediator for Municipal Court Matters • Member, Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) • Member, National Association of Prof...

Jeff Hunt, MBA, CGR, GMR, GMB, CAPS, CGP, HCI-R, HCI-W, CFLC

Jeff Hunt Construction

Houston, Texas
Construction, Construction Defects - Contract disputes,defects, insurance claims, storm damage, product defects, construction accidents, duty of care, fire damage, wind damage, hail damage, termite damage, cost to repair, estimating, project management, scheduling, safety, green building, remodeling, mediation, arbitration
Jeff is the founder and President of Jeff Hunt Construction, a residential design-build firm in Houston Texas. His construction experience includes commercial projects up to $125 million such as luxury hotels, hospitals, schools, airports, and office buildings. His residential construction experience includes custom home building and remodeling on projects up to $750,000, including major additions, upscale kitchen and baths, fire & flood restoration, and whole house renovations. In addition to his construction experience, Jeff has over 10 years of experience as a strategic and information technology consultant, beginning with a career at Andersen Consulting (now known as Accenture). Backed by a strong background in both business and construction, he is regarded as an accomplished speaker and instructor, and a credible expert. His experience as an expert witness includes testifying in state and federal courts on matters including contract disputes, duty of care, construction defects,...

Harry H Kelso, Esq.

Harry H. Kelso, Esq., PLLC

Henrico, Virginia
Legal, Environmental - energy, utilities, drinking water, groundwater, redevelopment, contaminated industrial plants & military bases, airports, arsenals, shipyards, superfund, hazardous waste cleanup, PFAS, toxic substances, climate change, flooding, military accidents, investigations, mediation, enforcement, litigation
Harry H. Kelso, through alternating private and government law and consulting practice, is an expert on the range of complex, federal and state regulatory issues and enforcement related to current and former (dating to World War I) private and public industrial facilities. These encompass military bases, airfields, shipyards, arsenals, and training ranges, as well as private sector, Defense contractor-managed industrial plants; toxic chemicals, e.g. PFAS; and investigations conducted by Congress, DoD Inspectors General, and military accident investigators.. Served as the Department of Defense’s award-winning head lawyer (with a TS-SCI security clearance) for issues concerning domestic and foreign military installations, their complicated infrastructure and host communities, often including other government agencies and Defense contractors; toxic chemicals; and military accident investigations. Previously served in senior environmental leadership in the Justice Department and a...