Steven M Murow

Steven M Murow

DIRTONU, Inc.
1151 Duryea Ave.
Irvine , CA 92614
Office: 949-988-3871
Introduction

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
  • Construction Damages
  • Construction Safety
  • Construction Site
  • Contractor's Licensing
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Pipelines
  • Traffic/Highway Safety
  • Transportation Construction

Expert Background
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

References

Jeffrey Carvalho
Ryan Carvalho LLP
Rio Vista Plaza
8989 Rio San Diego Drive, Suite 368
San Diego, California 92108
858-455-8700
jcarvalho@ryanlitigators.com

Gerald Mouzis
Mouzis Law
335 Centennial Way, Suite 260
Tustin, CA 92780
714.602.2200
gmouzis@mouzislaw.com