Acoustics and Noise Control Expert Witness Experience

Expert Witness ImageLisa Schott, Principal Acoustical Consultant, has provided expert witness services to assist her clients in legal matters for more than 15 years.  The vast majority of noise compliance cases can be avoided by using solid up-front design practices and establishment of realistic performance expectations.  However, when litigation does occur, her expertise in codes and ordinances related to noise issues and her ability to explain acoustical test results and terminology in real world, plain language has resulted in positive outcomes for many clients.  Following are some examples of cases that Ms. Schott has been involved with, as the acoustics expert witness.


  1. 2015, Expert witness for defendant (hotel general contractor), Orlando, Florida, Topic: Acoustical design and construction of partitions.
  2. 2014-15, Expert witness for defendant (hotel owner), Winter Park, Florida, Topic: HVAC equipment impacting condominiums.
  3. 2012 – 2013, Expert witness for plaintiff (property owner), DOT Eminent Domain case, Altamonte Springs, Florida, Topic: Property taking due to roadway expansion.
  4. 2012, Expert witness for applicant (developer), Site plan approval process, Sumter County, Florida, Topic: Proposed mud bog facility.
  5. 2012, Expert witness for defendant (local government), Code Enforcement complaint, Lake Mary, Florida, Topic: Special events center impacting nearby residence.
  6. 2012, Expert witness for defendant (resort owner), Lawsuit, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Topic: Outdoor special events area impacting nearby condominiums.
  7. 2012, Expert witness for defendant (contractor), Lawsuit, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Topic: Floor-to-floor noise transmission between condominiums.
  8. 2011, Expert witness for plaintiff (homeowner), Lawsuit, Riviera Beach, Florida, Topic: Floor-to-floor noise transmission between condominiums.
  9. 2011, Expert witness for plaintiff (resort owner), Code Enforcement complaint, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, HVAC equipment impacting condominiums and hotel rooms.
  10. 2011, Expert witness for defendant (property owner), Code Enforcement complaint, Oviedo, Florida, Topic: Mulch facility noise impacting nearby residence.
  11. 2011, Expert witness for defendant (restaurant owner), Code Enforcement complaint, Oviedo, Florida, Topic: Outdoor entertainment impact nearby residence.
  12. 2010 – 2012, Expert witness for defendant (developer), Lawsuit, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Topic: Floor-to-floor noise transmission between condominiums.
  13. 2010 – 2011, Expert witness for defendant (resort owner), Lawsuit, Sarasota, Florida, Topic: Unit-to-unit noise transmission between condominiums.
  14. 2010, Expert witness for defendant (homeowner), Lawsuit, Boca Raton, Florida, Topic: Floor-to-floor noise transmission between condominiums.
  15. 2010, Expert witness for project developer, Application for approval, Marion County, Florida County Commission, Topic: Noise from a mud bog recreational facility.
  16. 2010, Expert witness for defendant (developer), Lawsuit, Charlotte, North Carolina, Topic: Unit-to-unit noise transmission between townhomes.
  17. 2010, Expert witness for defendant (hotel owner), Code Enforcement complaint, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Topic: Cooling tower noise impacting nearby restaurant.
  18. 2010, Expert witness for defendant (developer), Lawsuit, St. Petersburg, Florida, Topic: Trash chute noise transmission to adjacent condominium.
  19. 2010, Expert witness for defendant (building owner), Lawsuit, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Topic: Building HVAC equipment impacting condominiums.
  20. 2010, Expert witness for defendant (architect), Lawsuit, Charleston, South Carolina, Topic: Floor-to-floor noise transmission between condominiums.
  21. 2010, Expert witness for defendant (developer), Lawsuit, Charlotte, North Carolina, Topic: Rooftop restaurant exhaust fans and refrigeration units impacting top floor condominiums.
  22. 2009 – 2011, Expert witness for defendant (developer), Lawsuit, Coconut Creek, Florida (Broward County), Topic: Floor-to-floor noise transmission between condominiums.
  23. 2009 – 2010 – Expert witness for defendant (architect), Lawsuit, Raleigh, North Carolina, Topic: Floor-to-floor noise transmission between condominiums.

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