Ethical Issues in the Retention, Use and Presentation of Expert Witnesses

Holland & Knight Institute
May 5, 2008
Bua Conference Room and 30th Floor Reception Area

Moderator: Gregory R. Meeder is a Partner with the National Construction Industry Practice Group and is the Regional Construction Practice Group Leader for the Midwest. He served on the Municipal Board of the Village of Palos Park from 1995-2003 as the elected Public Works Commissioner. Mr. Meeder has authored legislation on behalf of the Underground Contractors Association and the Illinois Construction Industry Committee requiring differing site condition clauses in public construction contracts in excess of $75,000. See 30 ILCS 557/1 et seq.

Special Guest Presenter:

Theodore J. Trauner, Jr., P.E., P.P. is the Chief Executive Officer and a Principal of Trauner Consulting Services. He is a nationally recognized expert in scheduling, construction management, and delay and inefficiency analysis, and he has developed and presented training programs on construction claims, specification writing, partnering, and construction management to thousands of construction professionals throughout the world.

Holland & Knight Presenters:

Peter F. Herzog practices in the area of litigation with a focus on construction law. He has extensive experience representing contractors, owners, prime subcontractors and design professionals on both a national and international level. His practice also includes representation of clients in State and Federal litigation, arbitration and several other forms of alternative dispute resolution methods.

David Mann is a Panel Chair of the Inquiry Board of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Illinois Supreme Court. In addition to his work as a transactional lawyer at Holland & Knight, he is an adjunct professor at Northwestern University School of Law.

James P. Chivilo concentrates his practice in construction law, insurance law, mechanic lien law and general commercial litigation. He represents private and public owners, property developers, municipalities, governmental entities, construction companies, material suppliers, corporations, title insurance companies, partnerships and individuals in complex litigation and dispute resolution.

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