Dr. Gerald Blackler

3373 S Dallas Ct
Denver , CO 80231
Mobile: 303-514-7672
Office: 303-514-7672
Introduction

Dr. Blacker is a board certified, licensed, and experienced water resources engineer specializing in flood recovery, applied hydraulics, hydrology, the engineering of stormwater systems, and open channel hydraulics for urban, rural, and flood prone areas. Dr. Blackler brings practical and theoretical experience to any project or classroom. He is a consultant who manages many technically challenging projects, he has six (6) peer reviewed publications in ASCE’s journals of hydrology, hydraulics, and irrigation and drainage. Dr. Blackler is an instructor at UC Denver’s College of Engineering Design and Computing for the Hydrologic, Environmental, and Sustainability Engineering Program (HESE). Additionally, Dr. Blackler is an honorably discharged veteran of foreign wars and served with the US Army Corps of Engineers under the 4th Infantry Division for OIF and OEF combat tours.


Areas of Expertise
  • Civil Engineering
  • Hydraulic Engineering
  • Hydrology & Groundwater
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Utilities
  • Water Utility
  • Water/Sewage Treatment Engineering

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: BS-Civil Engineering (2005)
MS-Civil Engineering (2007) Emphasis on Hydraulics
PhD-Civil Engineering (2013) Emphasis on Hydrology and Hydraulics and Stormwater Design
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: AWWA, CASFM, ASCE, AAWRE
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Instructor at CU Denver College of Engineering Design and Computing.
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: Approximately eight.
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Hydrology, hydraulics, flood forensics, construction defect, standard of care.
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Approximately 10 times
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: Sep 2021
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Twice
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Four times (Trial, a hearing, and two arbitrations)
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting, Engineering Design, flood forensics, hydrologic and hydraulic analysis, design review and opinions.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: 275
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: 275
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: 3500/day
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: 3500/day
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Retainer for first 20 hours of work.

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