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Mediation and Expert Witness

Expert Testimony In Construction Defect Cases

I bring thorough knowledge of every aspect of the building process, from luxury homes to retail commercial buildings. In my career I have always sought to build architecturally significant structures, often with an environmental responsibility. The creation of these buildings often required innovative and complex approaches.

As an experienced residential construction manager in Marin, Sonoma, Napa and beyond, I work with attorneys to:


  • Give expert opinions on the value of work performed
  • Examine all contractor billings and change orders for legitimacy
  • Validate cost of materials, and in some cases, determine if charged materials were actually used on the site in question or taken to another project.

    “I am told I am an excellent expert witness testifier”.

    As a residential general contractor building close to 230 architecturally challenging structures from Marin County on the West Coast to the Rocky Mountains I have mediated disputes between highly invested, sometimes highly emotional individuals. I have worked out very interesting and complex solutions between owners and contractors.

    I am certified by CDR Associates in Boulder, CO after an intensive course in mediation.

    Speaking Spanish fluently is invaluable in facilitating communications at construction sites.

    “Yo soy un mediador quien habla español con confianza“

    Client Feedback

    {Thanks so much for being here for us during this tumultuous time with our Sonoma construction project. I appreciate your level headed and fair minded approach to the situation.
    Ralph, Sonoma
    {You have been invaluable! Thank you. We are grateful for all your work. We have appreciated every bit of your knowledge. The meeting yesterday was fantastic!
    Mill Valley, WCPM Client,
    {My husband and I both feel we owe Richard a deserving review for all that he’s done to help us with our home renovation project. Richard, in his very calm and systematic way, asked us to trust him which we agreed. We are in a much happier place now and would have NEVER gotten to this point had we not hired Richard.
    WCPM Client
    Mill Valley, WCPM Client,
    {Polsky Perlstein Architects worked closely with Richard Wodehouse to construct substantial improvements to a home that involved transforming it into a beautiful contemporary residence. Richard was adept in providing the level of care necessary to ensure a beautiful finished product. We recommend Richard as a highly skilled project manager and problem-solver.
    Polsky Perlstein Architects
    Mill Valley, WCPM Client,
    {As we wind down, I must say that it has been a pleasure to work with you. You are detailed and precise (as I am, for better or worse) and very efficient. I would be happy to serve as a reference.
    Scott, Belvedere
    Mill Valley, WCPM Client,
    {As mentioned, I am very happy to have you on board to assist me through this construction process. My main goal is to have you confirm that the information I receive from the contractor is accurate and that the charges he presents to me are legitimate.
    Sara, Attorney executor for apartment buildings in San Rafael
    Mill Valley, WCPM Client,

    about richard wodehouse

    My role as the Owner’s Project Manager’s is to provide guidance and information to eliminate uncertainties, and ensure the owner’s best interests are at the heart of every decision made.





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