2023 Annual Conference - Steamboat Springs CO. July 23-25 - 07/23/2023 to 07/25/2023
Knowing When to Ask for Help: Early, Effective Use of Expert Witnesses in Construction Defect Disputes
Ryan A Williams
With construction practices in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region growing increasingly complex, expert witnesses are more important than ever in preparing for an effective defense in the event of a claim. This presentation will focus on identifying construction defect issues early for which expert testimony may be necessary, selecting the appropriate expert for the subject matter, and effectively utilizing expert involvement at early stages to maximize benefit. Specific attention will be given to how to best use expert review in early resolution efforts, including mediations and negotiated settlements.