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Primary Area of Expertise

Construction Defects

Expert Witness Profile

Derek Graham has four-decades' construction industry experience - from laborer, to executive, including eleven years as an expert. He has reported and been deposed, both nationally and Federally, in over thirty cases, and has neither been successfully rebutted, nor disqualified.

Mr. Graham's focuses pertain to: construction defects, construction damage, workmanship, safety, building product defects, architectural design errors & omissions, contractual disputes, change orders, warranties, labor disputes, delay/disruption, standard of care, and accidents.

His reports regularly induce opposing to make settlement, rather than risk depositions, for fear his testimony could potentially backfire and weaken their case. His background in British literature and rhetorical arguments give him a considerable leg up and make for a unique and resourceful asset to any attorney seeking a compelling expert.

Mr. Graham had been published with McGraw Hill, and on his own, since 2006. He has an active LinkedIn profile which contains 125 articles, where he excels as an industry leader. He has lectured on the topic of construction scheduling at Columbia Univ., NY, and hosts frequent seminars on construction management. He is available to serve as an expert for either plaintiff or defense.

Education & Licenses

1988-1991 Bachelor of Arts, British Literature, Hunter College, CUNY, NY; OSHA 30 Certified