Coastal Land Development Expert 96942 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience in coastal engineering and coastal land development. My expertise includes: beach nourishment; coastal boardwalks; coastal processes / development; environmental engineering; erosion (bluff / coastal / shoreline); lagoon restoration; levees; longshore sand transport; marinas; seawalls; shore protection devices (construction, design, permitting); soils engineering; surfing reefs; tidal waves; uprush analysis; water elevation; and wave forces / shoring. I have 15 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes: Wake/Wave swamping of small boar; Seawall impacts on shoreline; Quarry stone seawall failure; Impact of dredging on shoreline erosion; Erosion.

Consulting Experience

My consulting experience includes: Coastal Engineering; Pile design, wave forces; Sediment transport; Shoreline erosion.


BAApplied Mathematics and EngineeringUCSD
MSOceanographyUniversity of California Scripps Institute of Oceanography

Licenses Certifications

Professional Civil Engineer

Awards & Affiliation

Magna Cum Laude UCSD
UC Regents Fellowship

Primary Affiliation

American Society of Civil Engineers

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases