Expertise DescriptionI 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
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.
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.
|PhD||Engineering (Soil Mechanics)||University of California||Los Angeles|
|MS||Geology||University of California||Los Angeles|
|BS||Geology||California State University||Northridge|
|California Professional Geologist|
|California Certified Engineering Geologist|
Awards & Affiliation
Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG)
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases