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Jeremy Rappoport
Jeremy Rappoport
Jeremy Rappoport, President of Rappoport Development Consulting Services LLC, provides arborist, landscape, horticulture and land development expert witness consulting services and commercial consulting and sub-consultant to landscape architects, civil engineers and environmental consultants.
 
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An Expert Witness for Defendants or Plaintiffs?

Jul. 27, 2010 7:57 pm

As a landscape, horticulture, arboriculture, site construction and development forensic expert witness, I receive calls from attorneys and paralegals representing defendant and plaintiff cases.

While some experts specialize for defendant or plaintiff cases only, I do not make a distinction because my expert opinions are impartial, rooted in industry knowledge, experience, and expertise. Therefore, when contacted for expert witness forensic services, active listening, questioning and screening is mandatory to help me determine if I can render an impartial expert opinion for the client based on discovery and due diligence.

I write a monthly expert article and post it to my website, below is an excerpt from a recent article concerning this issue:

"When I began offering landscape, horticulture, arboriculture and site development forensic expert witness consulting services throughout California, a business associate asked which “side” I worked for, the defendant or plaintiff. He did not want to refer the incorrect potential client to me. My answer to him then remains the same now, it does not matter whether a defendant or plaintiff client, I provide impartial expert opinions based on discovery, due diligence and the technical knowledge and experience I bring to the case.

Of course, impartial cuts both ways, and if discovery information leads me to an impartial opinion not in the best interest of my client, my professional integrity requires I inform the client why my opinion does NOT support their position. Fortunately, that difficult situation has not occurred; one of the reasons is careful screening of incoming requests by attorneys and paralegals." To continue

Jeremy Rappoport, President and founder of RDCS LLC provides landscape, horticulture, arboriculture, site construction and land development expert witness consulting services for the legal, insurance, and real estate industries as well as commercial and residential clients.

Mr. Rappoport is a C-27 licensed landscape contractor, #436000, a certified arborist, #WE-9083A and professional horticulturist. Jeremy Rappoport holds a B.S. degree in Ornamental Horticulture for California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California. In his three decades of professional experience, Mr. Rappoport has held positions as landscape, grading and offsite superintendent, purchasing agent, director of bidding, purchasing and marketing, director of operations and director of land development for private and public master community development and homebuilding companies.

To learn more about Jeremy Rappoport call 858-205-4748

 
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