Peter Petrovsky, PE, has provided services as a consultant and an expert witness in applied civil and mechanical engineering science, building, infrastructure, and earthwork contracting. His strength and experience is to successfully combine engineering and applied mechanics with the field experience and contracting skills. His shirtsleeve approach to problem solving gives him the ability to distill complex technical issues to a palatable presentation in the appropriate forum. He has served in over 500 plaintiff and defense cases. Assisted counsel on cases in California, New York, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Hawaii, Kentucky, and Nevada. His word of advice to attorneys and carriers is to consult with an expert at the onset of a dispute rather than to wait for time to designate. A seasoned expert will give you focus and bearing that will save you time and money.
PETROVSKY’S INDUSTRY RECOGNIZED ATTRIBUTES:
• INVALUABLE ASSISTANCE AND PROFESSIONALISM
• DEDICATED AND SUPERB WORK
• EXCELLENT WORK ETHIC
• REAL EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE
• TIMELY, INSIGHTFUL AND VERY PROFESSIONAL
EXPERTISE IN ENGINEERING AND CONTRACTING INCLUDES BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
* Heavy equipment accidents
* Lifts & Cranes
* Construction Disputes / Insurance claims
* Thermography services and analysis
* Three dimensional animated court exhibits
* Design of Buildings
* Residential, industrial, commercial site plans
* Land development / site-work
* Roadways, sidewalks, ramps, parking lots, lighting
* Septic systems, sewers
* Scaffolds & scaffolding
* Retaining walls
* Foundation failure / structural damage
* Plumbing leaks, water intrusion
* Earthquake Assessment and Remediation
* Stucco and pigmentation
Mechanical Engineering and Mechanical Design:
* Machine safety, heavy equipment accidents, design and failure analysis
* Strength of materials, wood, metals, plastics
Materials Issues and Failure Analysis:
* Mechanisms, components and machinery, equipment guarding
* Materials selections, castings, steel, plastics and elastomers
* Laboratory testing for strength, fatigue, spring rate and vibration
* Microscopic investigation of welds and fractures
* Environmental Impact Reports
* Asbestos use in the industry, historical and current
* Job site fire protection standards
BackgroundQ: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Registered/Licensed Professional Engineer - Civil
Registered/Licensed Professional Engineer - Mechanical
Licensed General Engineering Contractor A Industry Expert
Licensed General Building Contractor B Industry Expert
Licensed HAZ Hazardous Waste Contractor Industry Expert
Additional Classifications C-12 Industry Expert, Subject Matter Expert
Served as Contractor State License Board Subject Matter Expert for Earthwork and Paving
Thermographer - Level 1
Served as Contractor State License Board Industry Expert in Engineering and Building Contracting
Registered Environmental Assessor (REA)(License Inactive)
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: American Society of Civil Engineers (past member)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (past member)
American Scaffold Industry Association (past member)
National Wood Flooring Association (past member)
Society of Automotive Engineers (past member)
Society of Military Engineers (past member)
Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (past member)
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Toastmasters Bronze
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Over 600
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Mechanical Engineering and Mechanical Design:
• Machine safety and guarding
• Strength of materials, wood, metals, plastics
Materials Issues and Failure Analysis:
• Mechanisms, components and machinery
• Pressure testing, fatigue analysis
• Heavy equipment accidents, bulldozers, backhoes, excavators
• Cranes, lifts, manipulators
Air conditioning and Refrigeration
• Thermography services and analysis
Design of Buildings
Residential, industrial, commercial site plans
Land development, site preparation and paving, drilling and boring
Public and private roadways, sidewalks, ramps, parking lots, lighting
Septic systems, sewers, public sewer blockage and stoppage
Scaffolds & scaffolding erection and accidents
Retaining walls and retaining wall failure
Foundation failure / structural damage
Plumbing leaks, water intrusion, explosions
Earthquake Damage Assessment and Remediation
Construction Disputes / Insurance claims
Stucco defects and failures
Job site fire prevention industry standards
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Over 200 times
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: About a 3 months ago
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Abour 100 time
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: About 100 times
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: About 25 plus years
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Develop technical and factual evidence foundation development in the case. Hands on, shirt-sleeve, field investigation and data acquisition. Testing and analysis. Trial preparation case analysis, deposition review and expert summary, evidence presentation, consulting, report writing, court exhibits, static and computer depictions, construction and engineering contract analysis, accident reconstruction, interpretation of administrative regulations for design and development, Earthquake Damage Assessment and Remediation, etc. I package civil, mechanical engineering, as well as, general, engineering, earthwork and paving and hazardous waste contracting into one package for the use of my clients. Construction job site safety in fire prevention and personnel protection. I will take whatever steps necessary to address any foreseeable issues in the case in order to inform clients and prevent surprises at depositions and at trial.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Cost plus 38%
ReferencesINVALUABLE ASSISTANCE AND PROFESSIONALISM
"As you know, the jury in the above-entitled trial returned a unanimous defense verdict after only one hour of deliberation last Friday. Afterward, I received substantial jury feedback complimenting the strength and quality of your testimony as well as your demeanor on the stand.
…, I want to take this opportunity to thank you again for your invaluable assistance and professionalism in this matter. I enjoyed working with you and hope to have the opportunity to do so again soon…"
J. R. Esq.
LAW OFFICES OF JAMES R. ROSEN
DEDICATED AND SUPERB WORK
"..I take this opportunity to thank you personally on the behalf of myself, Gary Wollberg, Kevin Wheeler and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, for your dedication, consummate professionalism, and superb work. I appreciated greatly the way you responded to every challenge from dealing with the complexity and scope of the issues confronting us to the unfailing courtesy you showed me. Thank you. It was a joy to work with and learn from the best."
MUSICK, PEELER & GARRETT LLP
EXCELLENT WORK ETHIC
"I will advise the other members of my firm as well as the carrier that in the event that we need any additional experts in terms of engineering or on other matters, they should keep you in mind, as well as any other engineers at Diversified Engineering….I will be certain to make sure that you are at the forefront of our expert list and that our personal injury and litigation department is aware of what appears to be your excellent work ethic.
SIEGEL, MORENO & STETTLER, APC
REAL EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE
"Peter's expertise and experience, and, equally important, his ability to explain technical matters in plain English, were invaluable to my understanding of the complex engineering questions central to the case."
A. M. Esq.
LAW OFFICES OF ALEXANDER MAGHADDAM, PC