Steve Owens: Curriculum Vitae
With over 40 years of construction management experience, Steve Owens brings real world experience to legal proceedings. Unlike many academic court experts whose construction experience relies on theory and who may never have directed a real world building project from beginning to end, Steve Owens’ experience is firmly grounded in the successful completion of over $50 million of real estate properties.
To date, Steve has directed the construction and renovation of over 150 residential and commercial properties, and his construction business continues to build for clients throughout St. Tammany Parish and its environs. It is this ability to finish a project within time and budget that shows Steve Owens' ability to estimate accurately and understand the real world dynamics of building.
Court Expert Work
Steve Owens has served as a court expert witness in 25 cases in the past few years. Whether providing written reports, interviews or oral testimony, Steve Owens brings a level of expertise to legal proceedings that is persuasive and straightforward.
Based in part upon his work and expert reporting, twenty of these cases have been settled outside of court and the remainder were decided favorably in court. Steve Owens' consulting and expert witness work has been formative in helping all parties in these cases come to a faster resolution.
Mr. Owens has been recognized in Iberia 16th JDC, St. Tammany 22nd JDC, Ascension 23rd JDC, Jefferson 24th JDC, and the Civil District Court of New Orleans.
Licenses & Education
Steve Owens studied physics, engineering and ultimately construction studies at Louisiana Northwestern State College and then Maryville College in Tennessee. He achieved a GPA of 3.8 and was awarded multiple college grants in experimental construction studies and a prestigious summer construction internship that led directly to the founding of his construction and building company.
Mr. Owens is licensed with the state of Louisiana as a Residential Building Contractor and also is licensed for Commercial Building Construction and Electrical Work. In addition, Mr. Owens is licensed as a building adjuster in both Louisiana and Texas and is certified AWCI. Throughout his career, Mr. Owens participates regularly in continuing professional education at construction industry seminars and trade shows and through ongoing certification.
•State of Louisiana License # 80236, 33327 •Mold Remediation License #250436 •AWCI Industry Professional certificate # 554804 •State of Texas Adjuster License # 1369228