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Real Estate Expert Witness

Donell Expert Witness, Inc. provides 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 real estate expert witnesses in California can help you:

Donell Expert Services provides real estate expert witness services related to a variety of issues.

  • Commercial and Residential Real Estate

    Property types include apartments, single family homes, condos, raw land, industrial, retail, office and medical office.

  • Leasehold Issues

    Lease disputes for residential or commercial leases are analyzed and opinions are provided.

  • Partnership Fiduciary Duty

    Managing members/partners owe a duty to their partners/investors regarding maintenance, reporting and financial affairs, pursuant to contract, custom & practice and the standard of care.

  • Maintenance and Habitability

    Both landlords and tenants have respective duties regarding maintenance. The standard of care applies.

  • Environmental

    Landlords and tenants have obligations regarding environmetnal issues.

  • Safety

    Landlords must use reasonable/ordinary care to provide for a reasonably safe property.

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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

Services are primarly provided for property in the western United States.

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

Las Vegas, Reno, Carson City, Laughlin

Phoenix, Tucson, Yuma, Flagstaff, Prescott

California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon

Who needs a real estate expert witness?

Plaintiffs and defense attorneys engaged in litigation related to the applicable standard of care in real estate management need the assistance of a real estate expert witness.

Premises Liability

Injuries, accidents and criminal acts of 3rd parties.


From mold, to roaches, bedbugs, dangerous conditions, lead based paint and more – Stephen Donell has the expertiese to assist.

Criminal Acts of 3rd Parties

Assault, murder, crime committed by 3rd parties involve issues related to actual/constructive knowledge and foreseeability.

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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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