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Habitability Expert Witness

Donell Expert Witness, Inc. provides habitability expert witness testimony related to property management standard of care, real estate fiduciary duty and receivership matters.

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Here’s how our habitability expert in California can help you:

With a wide range of expertise in residential and commercial property management, Stephen Donell provides expert witness services for plaintiffs and defendants.

  • Roaches

    The standard of care related to roaches including German Roach treatment and Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

  • Mold

    The standard of care related to mold, including inspecting, testing, remediation, air sampling and closure reports.

  • Lead Based Paint

    The standard of care related to lead based paint – EPA licensed LBP Renovator, including pre-1978 building requirements, tenant notices, abatement, testing and overall safety standards/requirements.

  • Bedbugs

    The standard of care related to bedbugs including inspection, identification, chemical, heat treatment and canine use.

  • Deferred maintenance

    The standard of care related to deferred maintenance including inspections, notice, warnings and repairs.

  • California Civil Code Section 1941.1 and Health and Safety Code 17920.3

    The standard of care related to California Civil Code Section 1941.1 and Health and Safety Code 17920.3

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Clients Who Trusted Us

Mr. Donell demonstrated his knowledge and skill related to slum-like conditions and the applicable standard of care. His testimony was instrumental in our firm achieving a very positive result. I would highly recommend the services of Mr. Donell.

Plaintiff’s Attorney, San Francisco CA
San Francisco, CA

Stephen Donell was retained by our firm in connection with a personal injury case. His analysis and involvement in the case assisted us in achieving our goals and objectives in the defense of the case.

Defense Attorney, Los Angeles CA
Los Angeles, CA

We utilized the services of Stephen Donell and relied on his vast knowledge in the area of receivership administration to assist us with our case.

Attorney, San Diego CA
San Diego, CA

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Locations Served

We provide services for cases primarily filed in California.

Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Bernardino, Sacramento, Ventura, San Diego, Orange County


Who needs a property management habitability expert in California?

Stephen Donell works with both plaintiff and defense counsel in cases related to property management habitability standard of care matters.

Personal Injury Attorneys

We work with plaintiffs’ counsel.

Insurance Defense Counsel

We work with defense counsel.

Deposition/Trial Testimony

Extensive deposition/trial experience is offered.

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How we work together

Stephen Donell is a property management standard of care expert witness.

Reach out

Reach out to us via our contact page or call our office.

Set an Appointment

An initial call will allow for an initial assessment of the proposed case.

Conflict Clearance

Conflicts are cleared.


We offer excellent references with local and national law firms.

Deposition and Trial Testimony

Stephen Donell has testified at deposition and trial in matters filed throughout the state of California and the western United States.

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Decades of Experience and Industry Leader

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As an experienced property manager, with certified property manager (CPM), Accredited Residential Manager (ARM), Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and Accredited Management Organization (AMO) professional designations, a licensed real estate broker and experienced expert including trial testimony on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants, Stephen Donell provides property management standard of care expert witness services.


Los Angeles

Wilshire Bundy Plaza 12121 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 1120
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: 310.207.8481

Review the chapter authored by Mr. Donell

Reviving the financially distressed business book by written by Receiver Stephen Donell, CCIM, CPM

Reviving the Financially Distressed Business

Reviving The Financially Distressed Business is the essential guide for business owners and corporate leaders whose companies are under—or anticipating—financial difficulties. See Chapter 11, Receiverships, written by Court Receiver Stephen Donell, CCIM, CPM

Steve Donell’s contribution to the book “Reviving a Financially Distressed Business” reflects not only his expertise as a receiver, but his sound judgment on how receivership can be used to effectively advance a financially troubled business.” 

– Brian Davidoff, Esq. Author and Editor

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