James Albert Ebert


E-Mail: james@eas2.com

California Office of Real Estate Appraisers

Certification # AR 011888

Curriculum Vitae


- 20+ Years appraising Southern California, 6,000 Appraisals, 100,000 Comparables

- Accepted as Expert in over 100 litigation assignments, regional & state courts

- Admitted Expert to Her Majesty’s Court Services, London, Great Britain

- Featured Speaker at 20+ realty offices, Instructing the appraisal process to 1,000 agents

- Recently assisted client with purchase of $25,000,000 residence

- Selected to value the estate of world famous architectural photographer, Julius Shulman

- Clients include Attorneys, CPA’s, Realtors, Architects, Historic Homeowners, Banks, Trusts.

- Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Orange, San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside, Mono Counties

- Consultant to Clients Nationwide, including Chicago, Texas, Denver, Puerto Rico



Admitted as expert witness, including Judge Pro Tem, out- of-court settlements, IRS & Probate Courts.

Accepted as Expert Appraiser before the following partial list:

Honorable Frederick C. Shaller

Honorable Norman P. Tarle

Commissioner Michael J. Convey

Judge Andrea Richey

Judge Elizabeth Ann White – Dept 48

Judge Candace Beason – Pasadena

Judge Pro Tem - Judge Jill S Robbins


Litigation, Expert Witness, Trial Preparation, Estate Valuation, Dissolutions, IRS Audits, Dispute Resolution, Property Tax, Divorce, Property Presentations


  • Trope & Trope
  • Silberberg & Ross
  • Quinlivan Wexler, LLP
  • Gumport, Reitman & Montgomery
  • Tangalakis & Tangalakis
  • Buter, Buzard, Dunaetz & Fishbein LLC
  • California Family Law Institute
  • J Michael Kelly & Assoc
  • John C Torjesen & Assoc
  • Weston Benshoof Rochefort Rubalcava .
  • Hornberger & Brewer, LLP.
  • Sampson & Associates
  • Eugene J. Vierra
  • M. Marciela Alvarez, Attorney At Law
  • Mary E. Saltzburg, Attorney At Law
  • Mr. Joseph Lechman, Esq.
  • Joseph P. Wohrle, Attorney
  • Shelley M. Mandell, APLC


Sample Architectural Experience – Appraised or Inspected

1. John Lautner

a. Stevens Home, Malibu (2x)

b. Schaeffer Home, Glendale

c. Sheats-Goldstein home, Bel Air

d. Garcia House, Hollywood Hills

e. Wolf Home, Hollywood Hills

f. Gantvoort Home, La Canada

g. Walstrom Home, Hollywood

2. Gregory Ain

a. 5 Private Homes, Modernique, Mar Vista

b. 2 Private Homes, Park Planned Homes, Alta Dena

c. Avenel Condominiums

d. Buffalo Ave Home, Van Nuys

3. Richard Neutra

a. Sanders House, Palos Verdes

b. Strathmore Apts, Westwood

c. Lovell Health House, Los Feliz

4. Marmol Radziner, W Los Angeles

a. Marmol Modular, Venice

b. Edwards 4 Plex, Echo Park

5. Lee & Mundwiler, Santa Monica

a. Private Home, Culver City

b. Private Home, Silverlake

6. Steve Kent, Malibu

a. 4 custom Homes, Malibu

7. Lorcan O’Herlihy

a. JAI Home, Calabasas

b. Mulholland Home, Malibu

8. Griffin Enright

a. Cartier Home, Mammoth

9. Joseph Eichler

a. 6 Private Homes, Thousand Oaks

b. Private Home, Balboa Highlands

10. Harwell Hamilton Harris

a. Entenza House, Santa Monica Canyon

9. Rudolf Schindler

a. Private Home, Sherman Oaks

b. Van Dekker, Woodland Hills

c. Apartment, La Jolla

10. John Lloyd Wright, Son of FLW

a. Smith Home, San Diego

11. Lloyd Wright, Son of FLW

a. Private Home, Westwood

12. Greene & Greene

a. Private Home, Sierra Madre

13. Neil M Johnson, Los Feliz

14. Steven Kanner, Malibu

15. Cliff May, Pacific Palisades

16. A. Quincy Jones

a. 6 homes in Crestwood Hills, Brentwood

b. The Barn, Westwood

17. agps.architecture

a. Hubenette home,Topanga

18. Andrew Rebori

a.Fisher Apartments, Chicago


Steven Kanner, Moule & Polyzoides, Jonathan Segal, FAIA, Melinda Grey, Jerrold Lomax, FAIA, Joseph Eichler, Greene & Greene, , Jeffery Daniels, Steve Kent, A.Quincy Jones, Raymond Kappe, Cliff May, Wallace Neff, Paul R Williams, and dozens of others.

- Consultant to Chicago clients with 1930’s Moderne architectural /historical property

- Consultant to Denver clients and appraisers, for local architectural property purchase



- Estate & Historic Appraisal Techniques

- Historical & High Value Estates

- Litigation & Courtroom Presentations

- Litigation & Expert Witness Testimony

- Courtroom Strategies And Defense

- FHA Appraisals & FHA 203K Properties

- Special Purpose Property Appraisals

- Right Of Way Seminars (Eminent Domain)

-Difficult & Unusual Properties

-Appraisal Institute Litigation Seminars


EBERT APPRAISAL SERVICE, INC., Westlake Village, CA 1993 - Present

Approved By Mostl Major National Lenders

Historical, Architectural, Estate, Residential Valuations

Expert Witness and Litigation Research

Desk and Field Reviews of Appraisals


KIRSHNER & ROHDE APPRAISALS., Los Angeles, CA 1993 - 1996

Residential, Architectural, and Investment Valuations

Desk and Field Reviews of Appraisals


APPRAISALS UNLIMITED., Culver City, CA 1990 - 1993

Residential and Investment Properties


Appraisal Institute - Continuing Studies In Real Estate

Woodbury University - MBA Studies, Economics, Marketing

Scored in top 2% world wide in GMET entrance exams

University of Illinois - Bachelor Degree, Sociology, Urban Planning, Marketing


Associate Member: Malibu Board Of Realtors

Associate Member: Conejo Valley Board Of Realtors

Member: West LA MLS

Member: San Fernando Valley MLS

Association of Architectural Historians
Los Angeles Office of Historic Resources