Forensic Analysis & Expert Witness Consulting Services

Expert Witness Consulting Services

Marlin E. Buckley has an established reputation among attorneys as a professional investigator and construction expert witness in PA. Specific areas of expertise include plumbing, HVAC, electric, carpentry, and many other general construction trades. Construction claims are complicated and often require the explanation of various construction practices. Expert witness consulting services provide explanation of the relevant facts in a construction dispute to the judge, lawyers, and the jury. At Marlin E. Buckley, P.C., as construction expert witnesses, we provide testimony to the jury that is easy to understand so they can make a well-informed decision when returning a verdict. Testimony provided by construction expert witnesses provided by Marlin E. Buckley, P.C. is an important piece that can be used to strengthen legal arguments in a construction dispute. Whether you are an owner, contractor, subcontractor, construction manager, or attorney, expert witness consulting services from Marlin E. Buckley, P.C. will provide the expertise needed for successful litigation.

Expert witness consulting services from Marlin Buckley, P.C. includes a thorough review of all documents related to your construction dispute. Through our forensic investigation of contracts, schedules, bid estimates, design documents, change orders, and all other correspondence, our expert witness consulting services will thoroughly evaluate the issues surrounding your litigation.

We provide our clients with superior expert witness consulting services with our proven analytical track record and comprehensive construction industry experience spanning decades, including general construction and many related trades. Marlin E. Buckley, P.C. is experienced and respected as a PA expert witness.

Marlin Buckley, P.C. Provides Forensic Analysis of:

  • Costs
  • Delays
  • Inefficiencies
  • Design deficiencies
  • Construction deficiencies
  • Personal Injuries

Types of Disputes handled by Construction Expert Witnesses

Construction Standards

Often, the focus of a legal dispute is the assignment of responsibility for an accident or mistake made on a construction site. In these cases, a construction expert witness testifies about accepted industry standards in construction. The construction expert witness testifies on the explicit and implicit language of the contract and project plan.
A construction expert witness can also discuss construction industry standard procedures, such as attainment of all necessary licenses, the quality and completeness of the construction project, quality of workmanship, and the final result of the structure. In construction disputes like these, construction expert witnesses provide testimony weighing in on whether the party in question met the responsibilities as described in the construction contract.

Construction-Site Accidents

Because construction sites are inherently dangerous, understanding industry standards for construction site safety is important for assigning liability in a construction site accident case. Injuries on construction sites result from falling from heights, like scaffolding, ladders, or rooftops, or from the malfunctioning of workplace equipment, not to mention hazards caused by weather conditions. A construction expert witness can testify about acceptable workplace conditions and equipment. The testimony of the construction expert witness will help the jury decide which party was at fault for the construction site accident.

Scheduling Delays

Many construction disputes that end up in a court of law are based on delays in the construction process, resulting in a project that is not completed on time. Delays in construction projects cost the parties involved money, especially where delays prevent a new business from opening on time. These delays might stem from any number of issues, which the construction expert witness will help the court sort out.


One of the more contentious construction issues that ends up in court is the price to pay for a given construction project. Because these projects are incredibly lucrative for the developer, contractor, manager, and all other workers employed on the project, the bidding process and the paperwork and contracts that stem from it are very important. A construction expert witness will help the court sort it out in a court of law.

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