John Chip Corbin

Technical Expert Witness

Crestron/Lutron Litigation

Construction Defect Litigation

Forty+ Years of Professional Experience with Luxury Home & Commercial Construction including Crestron, Lutron, AMX, Control4, LiteTouch, Vantage, Elan, Phast, Panja, ADA, Savant, Electrical, Lighting, Corporate Conference Rooms, Home Theater, Automation, Integration, Security, Personal Injury and MORE…

WE CAN HELP YOU MAKE YOUR BEST CASE!

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John Chip Corbin

Technical Expert Witness

Crestron/Lutron Litigation

Construction Defect Litigation

Forty+ Years of Professional Experience with Luxury Home & Commercial Construction including Crestron, Lutron, AMX, Control4, LiteTouch, Vantage, Elan, Phast, Panja, ADA, Savant, Electrical, Lighting, Corporate Conference Rooms, Home Theater, Automation, Integration, Security, Personal Injury and MORE…

WE CAN HELP YOU MAKE YOUR BEST CASE!

Contact us for a free consultation

Practice Areas

We have experience across a wide range of industries and technologies, including residential and commercial.

Crestron

Thirty plus years as an authorized Crestron dealer and certified programmer – We know these systems inside and out and can help you make your case.

Lutron

Thirty plus years as an authorized Lutron dealer and certified programmer – We can diagnose any Lutron problem and explain it to your jury.

Lighting & Home Automation

AMX, Savant, LiteTouch, Vantage, Control4, ELAN, Phast, Panja – They all break.  We make understanding these problems simple.

Construction Defect – Electrical

Over forty years in luxury home construction as a Licensed Electrical Contractor, over five years as a certified building inspector & city official – We have seen it all and can diagnose what went wrong.

Personal Injury from Technology

Moving mechanisms like TV lifts and loose equipment can maim and kill – we have worked the cases and can pinpoint the fault or responsible party.

 

Litigation Support

Custom Courtroom Exhibits and Evidence Presentation Systems can help you present your best case.  We can make complex subjects simple to understand for litigants & juries.

 

Over 40 Years Experience With Luxury Home Construction

Forty+ Years of Professional Experience with Luxury Home & Commrcial Construction including Crestron, Lutron, AMX, Control4, Lite-Touch, Vantage, ELAN, Phast, Panja, Electrical, Lighting, Corporate Conference Rooms, Home Theater, Automation, Security, Personal Injury and MORE…

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Over 40 Years Experience With Luxury Home Construction

Forty+ Years of Professional Experience with Luxury Home & Commrcial Construction including Crestron, Lutron, AMX, Control4, Lite-Touch, Vantage, ELAN, Phast, Panja, Electrical, Lighting, Corporate Conference Rooms, Home Theater, Automation, Security, Personal Injury and MORE…

Contact us for a free consultation

About/CV/Rates

John Chip Corbin

Mr. Corbin has over forty years of professional experience as an electronic systems Designer, Builder, Dealer and Contractor.

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FAQ

Q: What Expert Witness services can you provide?

A: We offer a range of expert witness and consulting services related to the technical systems found in custom & luxury homes and commercial settings like offices and conference rooms, also private aircraft and yachts. See our “Practice Areas” and “Gallery” pages for details. We also provide litigation support in the form of custom courtroom exhibits and evidence presentation systems to help you win your case.

Q: How does it work? What is the process?

A: After the initial interview (the free consultation), if you choose to engage us, we’ll sign a simple agreement, get a retainer, then create a strategy to diagnose and/or document the problem. We’ll also determine a budget and timeframe, then decide if reports are required and what level of detail is necessary.

​We’re easy to work with and know how to do our end of the process so you don’t have to. Also – our specialty is making complex technical subjects simple to understand for litigants, opposing counsel and juries. Cases can often be made clear, such that a settlement is possible without litigation.

Q: Are you local? What areas do you cover?

A: We are located in Los Angeles but have projects across the U.S. and in Europe. We are happy and in many cases need to travel to the actual problem site for a detailed inspection, take measurements, photos, etc.

Q: What are your rates, experience and qualifications?

A: Rates depend on the type of service we provide and whether you book us directly or through an agency. We can charge hourly or by the project and are happy to work with you. We like to charge based on value received and we don’t “nickel and dime” you. Please see our “About/CV/Rates” page for detailed information and download our CV. And do not hesitate to request a quote.

Q: What is your turnaround time?

A: This depends on the size and nature of the project but we will turn your case around as rapidly as you need it done.

Q: Can I get a free consultation and evaluation of my case?

A: Of course! In fact we have resolved several cases during the initial consultation and no fee was charged.

Q: Do you offer a guarantee?

A: Yes, to a point. Obviously we can’t guarantee the outcome of your case. But if you are genuinely dissatisfied with our work (which has never happened), we offer a full refund of all fees paid, less the initial deposit and any used travel, expenses, etc.

Due to the nature of this business which can be highly subjective, we encourage you to decide in advance if our experience, qualifications and services suit your requirements.

FAQ

Q: What Expert Witness services can you provide?

A: We offer a range of expert witness and consulting services related to the technical systems found in custom & luxury homes and commercial settings like offices and conference rooms, also private aircraft and yachts. See our “Practice Areas” and “Gallery” pages for details. We also provide litigation support in the form of custom courtroom exhibits and evidence presentation systems to help you win your case.

Q: How does it work? What is the process?

A: After the initial interview (the free consultation), if you choose to engage us, we’ll sign a simple agreement, get a retainer, then create a strategy to diagnose and/or document the problem. We’ll also determine a budget and timeframe, then decide if reports are required and what level of detail is necessary.

​We’re easy to work with and know how to do our end of the process so you don’t have to. Also – our specialty is making complex technical subjects simple to understand for litigants, opposing counsel and juries. Cases can often be made clear, such that a settlement is possible without litigation.

Q: Are you local? What areas do you cover?

A: We are located in Los Angeles but have projects across the U.S. and in Europe. We are happy and in many cases need to travel to the actual problem site for a detailed inspection, take measurements, photos, etc.

Q: What are your rates, experience and qualifications?

A: Rates depend on the type of service we provide and whether you book us directly or through an agency. We can charge hourly or by the project and are happy to work with you. We like to charge based on value received and we don’t “nickel and dime” you. Please see our “About/CV/Rates” page for detailed information and download our CV. And do not hesitate to request a quote.

Q: What is your turnaround time?

A: This depends on the size and nature of the project but we will turn your case around as rapidly as you need it done.

Q: Can I get a free consultation and evaluation of my case?

A: Of course! In fact we have resolved several cases during the initial consultation and no fee was charged.

Q: Do you offer a guarantee?

A: Yes, to a point. Obviously we can’t guarantee the outcome of your case. But if you are genuinely dissatisfied with our work (which has never happened), we offer a full refund of all fees paid, less the initial deposit and any used travel, expenses, etc.

Due to the nature of this business which can be highly subjective, we encourage you to decide in advance if our experience, qualifications and services suit your requirements.

Cases

See Some of our Previous Cases

$1MM in Crestron (not) Damaged – Tiberon, CA

We helped defend a roofing contractor who was sued for a roof leak which the homeowner claimed damaged over one million dollars’ worth of Crestron control system and other equipment. We clearly showed this was not true and the case was settled out of court for less than ten percent of the claim. Settled on the steps of the courthouse.

Wrongful Death by TV – Santa Barbara, CA

A wrongful death case where we identified the actual problem components involved in a TV lift system that killed an unsuspecting handyman.

Lux Condo Fire – Philadelphia, PA

We identified the actual cause of a fire related to low-voltage equipment contained inside a piece of custom furniture. Settled out of court.

Decimator Trademark Case, FL

We helped an equipment manufacturer prevail in a trademark case where there was a conflict between similar product names. Settled privately.

Lightning Damage, Philadelphia, PA

We had to give the bad news to the low voltage vendor’s insurance company that because the vendor failed to add lightning protection that had been agreed upon, that they were liable for at least some of the damage. Note that sometimes our job is to help the parties understand the extent of their damages.

Mangled Finger – San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department

When an on-duty sheriff’s deputy was injured by an improperly installed gate access keypad, our experience helped the plaintiff/victim recover personal injury damages.

$500k in Crestron, Lutron & TVs and it Never Worked! – Newport Beach, CA

A well-designed but poorly installed high end home entertainment, lighting & automation system in a $7.5MM home was thwarted when the Crestron program that runs the system had 7,500 error messages and never worked properly.  The homeowner got the entire system replaced under the vendor’s insurance policy. Settled out of court.

Noisy Gym in West Los Angeles

We helped settle a landlord-tenant dispute when the building our client was in allowed a private workout gym to move in above their quiet design firm. Case involved acoustical analysis and noise masking systems. Settled privately in favor of the client.

Orange County Public Library PA System Feedback

We showed a public library client that the sound system they had installed could never work properly because of improper design.

Naples, FL Lightning Damage

We analyzed and explained $500k in Lutron lighting and ADA music system damage due to electrical surge that insurer said didn’t happen – ongoing.

Cases

See Some of our Previous Cases

$1MM in Crestron (not) Damaged – Tiberon, CA

We helped defend a roofing contractor who was sued for a roof leak which the homeowner claimed damaged over one million dollars’ worth of Crestron control system and other equipment. We clearly showed this was not true and the case was settled out of court for less than ten percent of the claim. Settled on the steps of the courthouse.

Wrongful Death by TV – Santa Barbara, CA

A wrongful death case where we identified the actual problem components involved in a TV lift system that killed an unsuspecting handyman.

Lux Condo Fire – Philadelphia, PA

We identified the actual cause of a fire related to low-voltage equipment contained inside a piece of custom furniture. Settled out of court.

Decimator Trademark Case, FL

We helped an equipment manufacturer prevail in a trademark case where there was a conflict between similar product names. Settled privately.

Lightning Damage, Philadelphia, PA

We had to give the bad news to the low voltage vendor’s insurance company that because the vendor failed to add lightning protection that had been agreed upon, that they were liable for at least some of the damage. Note that sometimes our job is to help the parties understand the extent of their damages.

Mangled Finger – San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department

When an on-duty sheriff’s deputy was injured by an improperly installed gate access keypad, our experience helped the plaintiff/victim recover personal injury damages.

$500k in Crestron, Lutron & TVs and it Never Worked! – Newport Beach, CA

A well-designed but poorly installed high end home entertainment, lighting & automation system in a $7.5MM home was thwarted when the Crestron program that runs the system had 7,500 error messages and never worked properly.  The homeowner got the entire system replaced under the vendor’s insurance policy. Settled out of court.

Noisy Gym in West Los Angeles

We helped settle a landlord-tenant dispute when the building our client was in allowed a private workout gym to move in above their quiet design firm. Case involved acoustical analysis and noise masking systems. Settled privately in favor of the client.

Orange County Public Library PA System Feedback

We showed a public library client that the sound system they had installed could never work properly because of improper design.

Naples, FL Lightning Damage

We analyzed and explained $500k in Lutron lighting and ADA music system damage due to electrical surge that insurer said didn’t happen – ongoing.

Contact Us

Contact us for a Free consultation

Thank you for visiting. If you have any questions or need help with a case, please drop us a line with the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

If you would like to get in touch with us faster, please give us a call or email us directly at (310) 846-0600 and Chip@CorbinXW.com

Contact Us

Contact us for a Free consultation

Thank you for visiting. If you have any questions or need help with a case, please drop us a line with the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

If you would like to get in touch with us faster, please give us a call or email us directly at (310) 846-0600 and Chip@CorbinXW.com