Mr. Joseph A Perry P.E.

Joseph Perry P.E., LLC
3141 Stevens Creek Blvd; Suite 40259
San Jose, CA 95117
Mobile: 707-477-3862
Office: 707-477-3862

With over 42 years’ experience; Joseph A Perry P.E. is both a licensed Professional Electrical Engineer in California and Hawaii, and an Electrical Contractor in California. His multiple licenses require design, installation experience, and extensive knowledge of the National Electrical Code and Electrical Construction. This practical foundation of electrical knowledge was primarily gained through working in the Electrical Trade and owning/operating a Design Build Electrical Contracting business. Joseph’s hands on background in electrical design, project management, cost estimating, and field construction work, gives him a diversified and unique perspective that few engineers have.

Being both an Electrical Engineer and Electrical Contractor brings a unique perspective to the investigation of your cases. As an Electrical Engineer, he is interested in the forensics of the design and details of the plans and specifications as to how the contractor was required to build the system. As an Electrical Contractor, he is interested in the materials, and the quality of the installation.

As an Experienced Electrical Engineering Expert, Joseph serves in cases regarding Electrical Construction Defects, Personal Injury due to Electrical Accidents, Shock, Electrocution, Electric Arc Flash, Lock Out-Tag Out violations, Standards of Care by Electrical Engineers, Contractors and their workmen, Electricity Theft, Change order cost estimating, Fire Analysis when the fire is suspected to be caused by Electricity, Photovoltaic Solar Systems design and installation, Underground Utility location accidents, Electrical Power and Controls for Water\Wastewater, Pump Station, Tank, or Treatment Plant and related causes of Sewage Spills or Tank over filling causing flooding. During Joseph’s career, he has been both Consulting and Testifying Expert Witness on cases for plaintiffs and defendants.
Licensed as an Electrical Engineer in CA and HI and Electrical Contractor in CA
Mr. Perry is located in Northern California, and is willing to travel as required to serve your needs.

Areas of Expertise
  • Building Codes
  • Construction
  • Construction Damages
  • Construction Site
  • Electrical
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Equipment & Machinery
  • Fire
  • Industrial Design
  • Scheduling Delay & Analysis
  • Water/Sewage Treatment Engineering

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering with an emphasis on Power and Industrial Controls, Licensed Electrical Engineer in CA & HI, Licensed Electrical Contractor C-10 CA
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA) Professional Member, Certified Forensic Litigation Consultant; Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Senior Member, Life Member, International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), Associate Member.
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: I have presented at two Society of Forensic Engineers and Scientists Bi-Annual meetings.
a. Electrical Analysis of Loads and Inaccurate Billing Practices
b. Customer Receives Shock from Lighting Fixture Display
In 2017-18 I was the chapter president of the Northern California chapter of the Forensic Witness Association.
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: Fifty - one (51)
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Sewage Flood/Spill after a storm caused a power outage and the Generator failed to start for two separate cases, Industrial Electrical Equipment verification, Personal Injury when a Crosswalk warning sign failed to light, Electrical Construction Defect Case 285 Unit Condominium Project
Electrical Construction Defect Case $19 Million dollar home in Tiburon, CA
Winery Electrical Construction Defect, Flooding caused by a sump pump failure
4- Electrocution and 5-Electric Shock. 2- Electricity Theft Case, Equipment misappropriation and billing case. Electrical Estimating Case of High Voltage Transformers, Electronic Display Case Fire, Home Fire attributed to wiring failure
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: Three
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: 2021
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Two
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Five
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Twelve
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Electrical Design,Estimating and Project Administration, Expert Witness work related to Electrical Failure and Analysis, Electric Shock and Electrocution, Construction Defect and Personal Injury. Consulting Expert, Testifying Expert, Electrical Site Inspection, Testing, Professional Electrical Engineer (P.E.), Electrical Contractor C-1. Electrical Fire investigation, Electrical Equipment Failures, Contractor Liability, High Voltage utility Distribution, Electrical Service Requirements.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: See Current Rate Sheet, available on request.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: See Current Rate Sheet, available on request.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: See Current Rate Sheet, available on request.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: See Current Rate Sheet, available on request.
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: See Current Rate Sheet, available on request.


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