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Geotechnical Engineering Expert Witnesses

As an offshoot of civil engineering, geotechnical engineering can be applied across multiple engineering disciplines, as well as within the areas of mining, petroleum, and the military. Geotechnical engineering experts are often retained to consult and testify on a wide range of issues that include earthquakes, landslides, production trucks, roads, dams, mining, and more. Our geotechnical engineering experts have worked as engineers, safety managers, consultants, structural analysts, hazardous waste professionals, professors, to name a few. These experts specialize in:

  • Computer modeling
  • Civil engineering materials
  • Retaining wall and slope design
  • Water resources
  • Hydrogeology
  • Foundation design
  • Underground construction
  • Structural engineering
  • Soil mechanics
  • Grading
  • Landfills
  • Quality assurance manuals
  • Failure investigation
  • Geophysics
  • Sinkholes
  • Earthquakes
With hundreds of years of experience, our geotechnical engineering experts have successfully testified for both plaintiffs and defense in a variety of cases, and are prolific international authors and lecturers. Their published works span topics that include micromechanics of heterogeneous materials, structural modeling, quarry impacts, GIS technology, dam safety, auger cast pile failure, deep foundation design and construction, wave propagation, and predicting vibrations.

Here are a few of our favorite Geotechnical Engineering Expert Witnesses:

California Geotechnical Engineering Expert #15287

I have 36 years of experience and specialize in the field of geotechnical engineering with specific knowledge in the areas of soil mechanics, foundation engineering and forensic studies. I have published on such topics as deep mat foundation, soil improvement and settlement control. I have testified on excavation slope failure, grading and landslides.

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California Geotechnical Engineering Expert #15661

I have 35 years of experience in the field of geotechnical engineering, with specific knowledge of foundation engineering, geology and structural engineering. I have published on such topics as combating landslides, diagnosing soil, foundation and drainage problems, and retaining walls forming interior space. I have testified 50 times on topics such as slope failures, groundwater…

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Massachusetts Geotechnical Engineering Expert #25840

I have 45 years of experience and specialize in the field of geotechnical and underground construction with specific knowledge in the areas of tunneling, microtunneling and dredging. I have published on such topics as tunneling, microtunneling and dredging. I have testified 30 times on topics such as geotechnical assessments, underground construction and differing site conditions.

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Massachusetts Geotechnical Engineering Expert #33609

I have 30 years of experience in the field of geotechnical engineering with specific knowledge of hydrogeology, foundation design and cost estimating. I have published on such topics as drainage, water resources and foundations. I have testified 25 times on topics such as dam safety, irrigation and foundations.

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South Carolina Geotechnical Engineering Expert #35226

I have 20 years of experience, and specialize in the field of civil and construction engineering with specific knowledge in the areas of water reources, geotechnical engineering, and retaining wall and slope design. I have published on such topics as geosynthetic reinforcement, pavement technology, mining and quarry impacts, and groundwater and GIS technology. I have…

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Iowa Geotechnical Engineering Expert #36640

I have 16 years of experience and specialize in the field of civil engineering, with specific knowledge of geotechnical engineering, civil engineering materials and computer modeling. I have published on such topics as structural modeling and optimization, soil properties and slope failures, and micromechanics of heterogeneous materials. I have testified on improper soil compaction beneath…

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Kentucky Geotechnical Engineering Expert #41665

I have 30 years of experience and specialize in the field of geotechnical engineering with specific knowledge of settlement, landslides and sinkholes. I have published on such topics as landfill cover performance. I have testified on auger cast pile failure.

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Massachusetts Geotechnical Engineering Expert #46552

I have 35 years of experience, and specialize in the field of civil engineering with specific knowledge in the areas of geotechnical engineering, foundation engineering, and soil mechanics and geotechnical earthquake engineering. I have published on such topics as soil behavior, deep foundation design and construction, geotechnical earthquake engineering and ground improvement. I have testified…

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Ohio Geotechnical Engineering Expert #48220

I have 44 years of experience and specialize in the field of civil engineering with specific knowledge in the areas of geotechnical engineering, mechanics and failure investigation. I have published on such topics as earthquakes, wave propagation, construction solutions in difficult ground conditions and effective investigation of construction claims. I have testified 16 times on…

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Kentucky Geotechnical Engineering Expert #50491

I have 30 years of experience, and specialize in the field of geotechnical engineering with specific knowledge in the areas of engineering geophysics, earthquake engineering and vibrations. I have published on such topics as applications of engineering geophysics, dynamic behavior of soil and predicting vibrations. I have testified on vibration-induced damage, construction contracting and wrongful…

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Colorado Geotechnical Engineering Expert #51820

I have 48 years of experience and specialize in the field of geotechnical engineering with specific knowledge in the areas of selling soils, construction materials testing and quality assurance manuals. I have testified 30 times on topics such as the geotechnical standard of care, geological hazard reports and causation of structure distress.

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California Geotechnical Engineering Expert #921

I have 20 years of experience and specialize in the field of geotechnical engineering with specific knowledge in the areas of landslides, landfills and retaining walls. I have testified 10 times on topics such as landslides, retaining walls and landfills.

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California Geotechnical Engineering Expert #9780

I have 30 years of experience, and specialize in the field of geotechnical engineering with specific knowledge in the areas of grading, foundations and landslides.

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