Mr. Robert A Tucknott

Robert A. Tucknott and Assoc. Inc.
186 Airway Boulevard
Livermore , CA 94551
Office: 925-931-0800
Fax: 925-931-0817

I am an electrical expert with over 50 years of experience in the electrical construction and maintenance industry. I have extensive experience in fire and impact damage repairs and have worked cases involving shocks with both claimed permanent damages as well as electrocutions. I have been called in by multiple insurance companies to evaluate claims and elimination of electrical as a fire starting heat source. I have extensive deposition experience as well as trial experience however most of my expert witness cases are settled pre-trial and I would like to think based upon my depositions. I stay with the truth and advise my clients what our chances are of winning cases so we can get out of it with the least damages if we have weaknesses or to plow forward and get the correct settlement for our client. I have had favorable outcomes in every jury trial I have testified at. I am the past President of Forensic Expert Witness Association San Francisco. I have been testifying for over 10 years. See CV for Experience.

Areas of Expertise
  • Building Codes
  • Construction
  • Construction Damages
  • Electrical
  • Fire
  • Lighting & Illumination
  • Scheduling Delay & Analysis

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: AA Degree from Laney College, Licensed Electrical Contractor C-10 CA, Licensed B-1, A, ASB and HAZ Contractor, Board Certified Forensic Litigation Consultant, Licensed Electrical Contractor C-2 NV, 1 year Business at San Jose State University
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: President NorCal Forensic Expert Witness Association, Associated Builders and Contractors Past Board Member, Past President East Bay Claims Association
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: I taught electrical apprentices for the merit shop training center in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. I taught electrical estimating 101 for the merit shop training center in the mid 1990’s.
A Major Presenter at National Claims Conference.
I have extensive speaking experience through Rotary in many clubs inside of District 5170 and other Districts. Primarily I speak about Angel Flights and charitable public benefit flying.
I am past President of many organizations, please see my CV attached. I am currently the President of the Forensic Expert Witness Association of Northern California as well as I am on the National Board of Directors. I get to speak once a month in front of that group leading meetings.
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: 45
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Construction Defects, Electrical Burns and Shocks, HOA Defects, On Site Wire Thefts, Electrical Fires, Wildland Fires, Electrical Construction Overbilling, Electrocution, Personal Injury, Utility Negligence
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: 20
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: 2017
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 20
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 6
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 12
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, Construction Defect and Personal Injury, Expert Consulting, Expert Testifying, Site Inspection, Testing, Electrical Contractor, Fire Causation, Electrical Injury, Electrocution, Claims Evaluation
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: See Current Rate Sheet
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: See Current Rate Sheet
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: See Current Rate Sheet
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: See Current Rate Sheet
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: See Current Rate Sheet


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