Event Design Services

43 Hillshire Drive Lake Oswego, OR 97034

About the Expert

Mr. McClain has over 40 years of professional hands-on experience in virtually all aspects of the entertainment industry. Tom specializes in special events, industrial shows, and ​theme attractions. Experiences include production design, technical direction, site coordination, CAD drafting, labor management, venue relations, rigging & staging design, vendor management, and emergency event planning.

Areas of Expertise

  • Theater

Personal Achievements


  • Long Beach State University, Long Beach, CA. Industrial design


  • Member and Union Officer, Local 504 I.A.T.S.E.
  • Member, PLASA, the lead international membership body for
  • those who supply technologies and services to the event,
  • entertainment and installation industries
  • Founding Member, Event Safety Alliance, a volunteer
  • organization dedicated to promoting “life safety first”
  • throughout all phases of event production and execution.


  • Contributor, ESA Event Safety Guide 2013
  • Presenter, PLSN Event Convention 2011, 2012
  • Speaker, Event Live
  • Contributor, PLASA technical standards on theatrical rigging

Prior assignments

  • Expert Witness for litigations concerning theatrical events and working environments.
  • Indianapolis State Fair Stage Collapse
  • An audience member injured by falling off a stage during a performance
  • A dancer injured by a cryogenic special effect
  • A stagehand injured during a load out
  • A dancer injured by stage machinery on a cruise ship
  • A patent infringement case concerning a theatrical rigging system
  • An audience member injured by falling off a stage during a performance

Percentage of time spent as expert

  • 15%

Number of expert assignments / year

  • 2

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Listed in the Following States

Event Design Services is listed with ExpertPages in the following jurisdictions: All US Regions and States, Canada (all Provinces).