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HOA Expert Witness

Donell Expert Witness, Inc. provides HOA expert witness testimony related to property management standard of care, real estate fiduciary duty and receivership matters including commercial and residential owners associations.

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Here’s how our HOA expert witness can help you:

From habitability, to premises liability and fiduciary duty-related issues, Stephen Donell provided expert witness services related to owners’ associations.

  • Safety

    An HOA owes a duty of care to tenants, owners, guests and invitees to provide for a reasonably safe premisis.

  • Financial Reporting

    Owners’ Associations owe a duty of care/loyalty to the members of the association and, as such, must use reasonable care related to the finances of the association.

  • Compliance with the Rules of the Road

    Applicable statutes, codes, ordinances and laws must be followed in order to comply with the standard of care.

  • Board Member Conduct

    A board member owes a duty to the association and not to his/her own self interests.

  • Conflicts of Interest

    A board member should take prudent steps to avoid conflicts of interest.

  • Risk

    An association should not expose the association to unreasonable financial risk.

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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

Serving California

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

Las Vegas, Reno, Carson City, Laughlin

Phoenix, Tucson, Yuma, Flagstaff, Prescott


Who needs an HOA Expert Witness in California?

We provide plaintiff and defense work in connection with litigaiton involving owners’ associations.

Plaintiffs' Attorneys

You are a plaintiffs’ attorney seeking an HOA expert witness regarding an injury in a common area of HOA property.

Defense Attorney

You are a defense attorney representing a board member regarding allegations of a breach of fiduciary duty/standard of care.

Habitability Case

You are an attorney needing the sevices of an HOA expert witness due to plumbing problems leading to mold inside condo units.

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How we work together

Matching the experience/skill set with the facts of the case.

Reach out

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

Conflicts Check

Verify that there are no conflicts.

Availability and Suitability

Discuss timing, availability and whether the areas of expertise are a good fit for the case.


Support or oppose motions for summary judgment.

Deposition and Trial Testimony

Decades of experience in depositions/trial testimony.

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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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