Expert 27725 - CA(S)


Expertise Description

I have over 45 years experience in geological issues. My areas of expertise include: geotechnical engineering, earthquakes, geology, subsidence, foundation distress, landslides, seismology, and grading geotechnical studies. I have more than 30 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise


Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes: Analysis of damage to engineered structures due to earthquake, blasting, and pile driving vibrations; Analysis of foundation damage due to differential settlement and/or expansive soil; Analysis of structure and lifeline damage due to slope creep and landslides; Analysis of structure and lifeline damage due to improper grading for roads and residential and commercial development; Analysis of damage to coastal facilities due to subsidence.


Consulting Experience

My consulting services include: Forensic site inspection; Fracture analysis; Analysis of cause(s) of landslides; Post-earthquake site inspections; Analysis of suspected damage do to blasting and pile driving; Aerial photo analysis; Third party review of geotechnical/geographical reports.


Professional Experiences




Education

DegreeSubjectInstitution
PhDEngineering (Soil Mechanics)University of California Los Angeles
MSGeologyUniversity of California Los Angeles
BSGeologyCalifornia State University Northridge

Licenses Certifications

California Professional Geologist
California Certified Engineering Geologist

Awards & Affiliation

Primary Affiliation

Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG)


Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases



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