DIRT Expert, earthwork and site development. Expertise in cost estimating, standard of care for contractors, inspectors and construction managers. 35 years experience as a general engineering contractor, construction manager and expert witness. 200+ retentions, 55 depositions, 25 Trials, 100+ mediations.
Areas of Expertise
- Civil Engineering
- Construction Damages
- Construction Safety
- Construction Site
- Contractor's Licensing
- Geotechnical Engineering
- Traffic/Highway Safety
- Transportation Construction
- Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
- A: California Contractors License, A659969
- Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
- A: Forensic Expert Witness Association, National President
American Society of Professional Estimators, Orange County Chapter 3 President
CMAA, SCCA, ECA, BIA Orange County, CGA, CSI, AACE
- Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
- A: Orange Coast College (each semester) - Intro to Construction, Construction Management
- 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: 200+ retentions, 55 depositions, 25 Trials, 100+ mediations.
- Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
- A: Mass Grading and Site Development, Contractor and Owner contract and change order issues, Quantity disputes, Standard of Care of general engineering contractors, inspectors and construction managers
- 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: 100+
- Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
- A: Early 2013
- Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
- A: 18
- Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
- A: 18
- Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
- A: 10
- Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
- A: Expert consulting, expert witness, site investigations, earthwork modeling and quantification, cost/budget analysis
- Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
- A: $275.00
- Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
- A: $275.00
- Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
- A: $350.00
- Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
- A: $450.00
- Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
- A: Travel at half rate, airfare and hotel at cost +10%, copying of documents and plans at cost
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