Expert Witness and Expert Consultation
for contractors licensing issues or problems

If you have an upcoming trial, arbitration, or client who needs expert consultation or an expert witness please call David Kalb at Riverview Consulting at 530-231-5015

David Kalb

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David Kalb, President of Riverview Consulting, is one of the foremost contractors licensing experts in California. He has been recognized as an Expert Witness on dozens of cases and has testified at trial.

David was president and principal consultant of Capitol Services Inc. for 30 years.

David is available for CONSULTATION and EXPERT WITNESS testimony on select civil matters related to:

  • Proper contractor's license classification
  • Whether a contractor's license was required for a particular project
  • Duties and responsibilities of a Responsible Managing Officer or Employee (RMO/RME)
  • Contractors Licensing Law including Business and Professions Code Section 7031
  • CSLB Rules and Procedures

David has assisted contractors, the construction industry and legal community for over 30 years in dealing the CSLB and other State agencies. Prior to starting Capitol Services in 1982, he worked for California’s Governor Jerry Brown as a Staff Liaison with the Contractors Board.

David is also widely known for Kalb’s Capitol Connection, a Q&A column which appeared weekly in industry trade publications and statewide Builder’s Exchange newsletters and websites. His column provided answers to contractors, attorneys and other professionals on a wide variety of contractors licensing issues.

David is the Author of "What Every Contractor Should Know: Answers to Real World Licensing Questions in California, Nevada & Arizona."

For more information on David’s Expert Witness qualifications please call 530-231-5015 or email davidkalb414@gmail.com

Michael Brown

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Michael Brown retired from the California Contractors State License Board in 2010 after 25 years of service. He was the Chief of the Licensing Division from 1997 through 2003, and served as Chief of Legislative Affairs from 2003 until his retirement.

Mr. Brown was promoted to Division Chief after serving 6 years as the Licensing Assistant responsible for reviewing plans and specifications for all public work projects submitted by the Division of the State Architect, Department of Transportation, Department of Corrections, and local government awarding authorities throughout the state.

Michael is available for CONSULTATION and EXPERT WITNESS testimony on select civil matters related to:



  • Proper contractor's license classification
  • Whether a contractor's license was required for a particular project
  • Code Section 7031 including Substantial Compliance
  • Contractors Licensing Law including Business and Professions Code Interpretation
  • CSLB Rules and Procedures

Michael's most prominent duties as Licensing Assistant included determining the proper contractor's license classification to handle a specified construction project and whether or not a contractor's license was required for a particular scope of work.

As Chief of Legislative Affairs, Mr. Brown gained considerable expertise with the California Contractors' State License Law, having participated in the drafting of numerous amendments to that body of law, and shepherding them through the legislative process.

If you have an upcoming trial, arbitration, or client who needs expert consultation on any number of contractor license issues or problems, please call Mike at Riverview Consulting Inc.

For assistance with contractors licensing in CA, NV and AZ, please call Capitol Services at 866-443-0657 or visit www.cutredtape.com.

Contact Us

davidkalb414@gmail.com

Phone: 530-231-5015
Fax: 530-756-7557

Address: P.O. Box 1173,
Davis, California 95617

Helping the Construction Industry since 1982

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