Dan Bawden, CAPS, CGP, CGR, GMB, GMR, CFLC, JD. Expert Witness
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General Specialties:

Construction and Construction Defects

Keywords/Search Terms:

Construction Defects, Repair Cost Estimates, Roof and flashing failures, Duty of Care, Damage causation, Code compliance, Project Management, Materials and Methods, Building, Remodeling, Performance standards, cost estimating, Construction Performance Standards, New Construction, Water Damage


Graduate Master Builder, NAHB; Graduate Master Remodeler, NAHB; Certified Graduate Remodeler, NAHB; Certified Forensic Ltitgation Consultant, Forensic Expert

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Mr. Dan Bawden has an outstanding reputation for winning cases, and over 45 years of residential construction experience. He possesses a unique combination of being a practicing attorney and an accomplished, award-winning builder/remodeler with numerous professional certifications in construction. This makes him a highly credible witness in all facets of residential and light commercial construction. Just as importantly, Mr. Bawden has a musical theatre background, so he thinks fast on his feet, is a clear and charming communicator, and understands the legal aspects of litigation better than other construction experts. Mr. Bawden helped write the NAHB "Residential Construction Performance Guidelines" (6th edition, published August 24, 2022) which is a nationally recognized source for construction performance standards. With experience assisting both homeowners and builders, Mr. Bawden is very effective an excellent and clear communicator, extremely likable and effective before arbitrators, judges, and juries alike. In 2000, Mr. Bawden rose to the rank of Chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodeling Industry Division (NAHBR), the top leadership position in the nation. In 2003, Mr. Bawden was inducted into the NAHBR Hall of Fame for having a nationwide impact on homebuilding in America. This is the highest honor one can achieve from the National Association of Home Builders. As a further testament to his strong public speaking abilities, Mr. Bawden won the first national "Instructor of the Year" award from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in Washington DC. He also regularly writes and is quoted in articles for national consumer and construction industry magazines. (See his Resume for details) Specific areas of construction expertise include: • Duty of Care • Construction Defects • Roofing & Flashings • Water intrusion • Premises Liability • Concrete • Structural & Framing issues • Code Compliance • Contract Disputes • Cost of Repairs Estimates • Project Management • Proper Repair Protocols • Materials and Methods • Construction Performance Standards • Damage Causation and more