Thomas Collier, Jr Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact this Expert Witness

  • Additional States: Florida and North Carolina
  • Company: Collier Consultants
  • Phone: 770-401-8033
  • Cell: 770-401-8033
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Construction and Premises Liability

Keywords/Search Terms:

Defects, personal injury, insurance, codes, commercial, residential, accidents, falls, asbestos, ADA, sewer, water, liability, damages, general contractor, fire, flood, contracts, subcontractors, engineer


BA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Years in Practice:


Additional Information

Highly experienced construction and premises expert. Specializes in large commercial and multi-residential construction disputes and serious bodily injury claims. Has served on over 300 cases as an expert witness and dozens of cases as an arbitrator. 30+ years’ experience as a general contractor and owner/developer focusing on condominiums, roads, sewers, subdivisions, offices and other major construction. Summa Cum Laude/Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina. Consultant (2008-Present): Georgia, North Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Cases include commercial defects and delays, serious personal injuries, multifamily, sewers, roads and drainage, retail, insurance, professional liability, and construction business practices. Approximately equal representation of plaintiffs and defendants. General Contractor - President of Buckhead Classic (2006 – presen): Projects include defective construction repair, new construction, fire and floods, structural defects, water damage, offices, demolition, sewer, water, drainage, and historic structures. Owner/Developer and General Contractor – President, MilbCorp. (1984 – 2014): Projects include condominiums, roads and drainage, zoning, subdivisions, sewer, outfalls, water, drainage, for-sale homes, energy compliance, and professional offices, with cradle-to-grave responsibility for all projects. Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Economics and English, Summa Cum Laude Johnston Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa - 1983. Thesis on Disintermediation and Economic Cycles received Highest Honors The Westminster Schools – 1979. Cum Laude, recipient of Special Award for Service, awarded only in select years. Professional Associations: American Arbitration Association Board of Neutrals, Current Mediator, State of Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution, 2015-2018 Licensed Contractor State of Georgia, Current Arbitrator - Construction Dispute Resolution Services, Current Developers Association of Georgia (HBA) – Former Director, State Board of Directors, 1997-1998 Experience areas also include (but are not limited to): • Contracts • Business practices • Partnerships • Accounting • Codes • Property and Casualty insurance • General Liability insurance • Historical Construction • Water and gas • Fire and flood • Retail structures and lability • Falls (both on surfaces and through) • Mobile homes • Zoning • Compliance • Parking, streets and ADA • Asbestos and lead remediation • Pools and decks • Stairs • Accident causation • Abandonment • Fiduciary liability • Real estate sales • Architectural and engineering responsibility • Surety claims • Manufactured construction • Subcontracting • Supervision • Best practices • Condominiums • Construction accidents