Geotechnical Engineering 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.


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