Mr. Franklin Fong, G.E.

Franklin Fong, G.E.
3253 Falcon Ridge Rd.
Diamond Bar, CA 91765-3836
Web Site
Phone: 909-860-7515
Fax: 909-859-3448

Franklin Fong, G.E., is a Registered Civil Engineer and Geotechnical Engineer with over 40 years of extensive experience and practice. He provides geotechnical engineering consulting services to individual clients with specific needs and requirements. Mr. Fong provides case review, consultation, supportive evidences, and expert witness testimony for both plaintiff and defense attorneys involved in legal dispute resolutions, and to insurance companies on insurance claim assessments.

Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: M. Engr., 1972, Geotechnical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley;


B.S., 1971, Civil Engineering, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona;


A.A., 1968, Engineering Technology, Merritt Jr. College, Oakland, California

Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers;

Member, International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering;

Member, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute

Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: February 2005 - Geotechnical Engineer expert on KCAL 9 News on landslide issues;

June 2002 - Presentation on ‚ÄúPavement Rehabilitation - Design Considerations‚ÄĚ for seminar on Street Rehabilitation Projects in Southern California, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Irvine;

Spring 1999 - Instructor for CE 327L Soil Mechanics Laboratory, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California.

Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No

Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Served on over 30 cases as expert witness and as a consultant on legal dispute matters.

Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Primarily within field of geotechnical and civil engineering relating to expansive soil, retaining walls and shoring, grading issues, flooding, erosion, building settlement, ground subsidence, slope instability, slab and foundation distress, faulting, issues regarding professional standard of care of work by others.

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: Approximately 70%.

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: Approximately 30%.

Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Two

Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: 2008

Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Over 10 years as expert witness and consultant.

Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Soil and foundation engineering studies; field exploration and soil testing; forensic studies relating to ground subsidence, foundation distress, slope instability, expansive soils, fill compaction, groundwater seepage and seismic ground failure; analyses and recommendations for foundation repair and site stabilization; consultation assistance during construction repairs; and preparation of geotechnical engineering reports. Geotechnical engineering consultation and expert witness testimony for legal dispute resolutions to both plaintiff and defense attorneys, and professional services and opinions for insurance claim assessments.

Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Fee schedule available upon request.

Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Fee schedule available upon request.

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Fee schedule available upon request.

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Fee schedule available upon request.

Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Fee schedule available upon request.

References

References available upon request.

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