James Rappoport, AIA-NCARB Expert Witness

Contact Information

  • Company: Daroff Design
  • Phone: (215) 636-9900
  • Cell: (215) 636-9900
  • Fax: (215) 636-9627
  • Website: Jamesrappoport.com
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Architecture and Slip Trip & Fall

Specialty Focus: Architecture,Site Planning,Zoning, Codes,Development,Standard of Care,Liability,ADA Accessibility,Construction,Copyright,Facility Programming, Feasibility,Furniture,Finishes & Equipment,Hotels,Restaurants, Resort, Interior Design & Planning,Slip-Trip-Falls,Owner-Architect & Consultant Disputes.

Education: B ARCH, Cornell; MS ARCH / Urban Design, Columbia

Years in Practice: 48

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 250+


Additional Information

James Rappoport is Principal at Daroff Design, a full service Planning, Architectural & Interior Design practice founded in 1973. The firm specializes in ground-up, renovation, and historic adaptive reuse projects for office facilities, hotels, resorts, retail and shopping facilities, restaurants, meeting, conference and training facilities, aviation terminals and entertainment projects throughout the USA and Internationally. Mr. Rappoport has provided technical consultation analysis, expert witness reports, opinions, affidavits, certificates of merit, depositions, mediation and alternative dispute resolution presentations, testimony and pre-trial support in more than 250 legal cases, for both defendants’ and plaintiffs’ legal teams. Each of the matters Mr. Rappoport has collaborated on have settled before trial. Mr. Rappoport is the author of several professional text books and trade journal articles. He has been awarded multiple copy rights and is an active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the US Green Building Council (USGBC), the International Code Council (ICC), and the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). He is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). Areas of Expertise Architecture Lending Practices – Development Financing Architectural Codes / Design & Standards Office Building Design & Planning Architectural Design Owner – Architect Agreements Architectural Practice Owner – Contractor Agreements ADA – Accessibility Compliance Professional Liability (Architecture & Design) ADA – Accessibility Design – Accessible Routes Project Planning & Zoning Disputes ADAAG 2010 Alleged Violation Complaints Restaurant Accessibility Planning Building Codes & Ordinances Restaurant Feasibility Studies, Budgets & Design Construction & Architectural Design