Bonneau Dickson

Mr. Bonneau Dickson

Bonneau Dickson, PE
2428 McGee Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94703
Mobile: 510-910-3420
Office: 510-845-8625
Fax: 510-845-4606

Bonneau Dickson, P.E. is a sanitary engineer with forty years of experience in all aspects of potable water, wastewater and stormwater design and construction management. He has provided forensic sanitary engineering expertise and served as an expert witness for 25 years. He has been deposed approximately 100 times and has testified in trials, arbitrations or mediations more than a dozen times.

Areas of Expertise
  • Chemicals
  • Environmental
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Hydrology & Groundwater
  • Pollution
  • Sanitary Engineering/Waste Management
  • Stormwater Retention Pond
  • Utilities
  • Water Utility
  • Water/Sewage Treatment Engineering

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Registration:

Civil Engineer -- California # 19491


Georgia Institute of Technology
B.S. Civil Engineering -- 1960
M.S. Sanitary Engineering -- 1964
Harvard University
M.A. Sanitary Engineering -- 1965
Master of Business Administration -- 1975
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Water Environment Federation
California Water Environment Association
American Water Works Association
National Onsite Wastewater Association
California Onsite Wastewater Association
Pipe Users Group of Northern California
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Presentations

"What To Ask For In The Design Of A New Or Rehabilitated Pump Station (If You Don’t Ask, You Won’t Get)," California Water Environment Association Collection System Workshop
"The Evolution Of Wastewater Pump Station Design," Pipe Users Group Of Northern California
"One Design Engineer’s Favorite Wastewater Pump Station Design Features (And Some Things To Avoid)," California Water Environment Association Annual Conference
"What A Good Wastewater Pump Station Looks Like (And How To Get One)," Pipe Users Group (PUG)
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: Over 100
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Areas of sanitary engineering in which Mr. Dickson has provided professional expertise and/or expert witness opinions include:

Water treatment, distribution, and storage facilities.


Wastewater collection, pumping and treatment systems.

Stormwater and drainage facilities.

Onsite septic systems including leach fields.

Sewage spills and overflows into structures.

Backwater valves.

Coliform contamination.

Disinfection of water.

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 50
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 50
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Approximately 100
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: December, 2018
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Approximately 12.
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Approximately 12.
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 25.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $250-$325/Hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $250-$325/Hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $250-$325/Hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $250-$325/Hour
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Long distance travel expenses.


References upon request.