Runoff Expert Witnesses

Runoff expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on runoff. The runoff expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Civil Engineering, Environmental, Hydrology, and Insurance.

Gerald Blackler, Ph.D, P.E., D.WRE

Denver, Colorado
Hydrology, Civil Engineering - Water Resources, Hydraulics, Floodplain, Flood Forensics, Hydrologist, Hydraulic Modeling, Transportation Drainage, Roadway Drainage, Rainfall, Runoff, Design Storms, Sedimentation, Sediment Transport, Stormwater, Culvert, Stormsewer, Urban Hydrology, Urban Flooding, Construction
Water flows downhill, sometimes water is a resource, sometimes it is an enemy, sometimes it is both. If your case involves the impact of water, my expertise is available for your case. I am an expert in hydrology, hydraulics, the engineering of drainage systems, including culverts, transportation drainage, bridge scour, bridge hydraulics, floodplain management, transportation hydraulics, water resources, and accidental death or drowning near hydraulic structures. My work routinely produces technical evidence that is hard to dispute and easy to understand. My background and experience in consulting and teaching allows me to produce complicated information in a format that is easy to digest, such as video files, and images that explain the complicated physical interactions of hydrology and hydraulics. Some of my past litigation work produced evidence that was not disputed by opposing experts. My approach is to first understand the case, then to discuss one on one what technica...

Henry T French, JD Bifrost LLC

Farmington, Connecticut
Insurance - Bad Faith, Claims Handling, Bermuda Form, Casualty, Liability, Property, Directors and Officers, Errors and Omissions, environmental liability, reinsurance, Runoff, legacy, loss portfolio transfer, adverse development cover, compliance, governance, data privacy, Lloyds, underwriting support; wording
Senior executive in a global insurance/reinsurance Fortune 500 company with reporting lines to the General Counsel and the Audit Committee; providing guidance to professionals in Legal, Compliance, Underwriting, Claims, Risk Management, and Data; managed in-house lawyers, compliance professionals, claims lawyers, and data privacy officers; • Corporate insurance team co-leader for purchase of corporate Directors and Officers, Errors and Omission, and Cyber liability insurance, including strategy, negotiation, terms, and conditions, claims management, and Board reporting General Counsel for Global Litigation of global insurance and reinsurance group of companies • Reported to Audit Committee on major litigation, large losses, group exposures • Oversaw all major non-claims litigation against group companies • To ensure consistency across group companies, provided overall guidance and strategy on large loss events, including 9/11, 2008 Recession, Deepwater Horizon • As senior lawyer sup...

Craig R. Brown

Merrimack, New Hampshire
Insurance, Environmental - Bad Faith, Liability Insurance, Reinsurance, D&O, Claims Made and Occurrence Policies, Runoff, Insurance Fraud, Workers Compensation, Risk Management, Claims Adjusting, Opioids, Construction Defect, Asbestos, Talc, Glyphosate, Sports Injury, Sexual Abuse, Lead Paint, Mold, MTBE, Implants, Silica.
As in-house counsel at a third-party administrator testified numerous times as a fact witness and designated PMK regarding insurance and reinsurance issues. In 2021, testified as expert in successful multi-million dollar D&O arbitration and worked as independent consultant to runoff investors. Formerly Vice President of seven insurance companies. Over the past 36 years, litigated or arbitrated insurance, reinsurance and/or bad faith in over 30 states and four countries. Partner in two prominent national law firms representing various insurers and reinsurers as national counsel. Presented at numerous seminars in US and UK put on by DRI, Perrin, PLRB/LIRB. AIRROC, American Conference Institute, International Association of Defense Counsel, Practicing Law Institute, Mealey's, CPCU Society, and home builders' associations regarding insurance, reinsurance, torts and related issues.

Gerald Blackler, Ph.D, P.E., D.WRE

Texas
Hydrology, Civil Engineering - Water Resources, Hydraulics, Floodplain, Flood Forensics, Hydrologist, Hydraulic Modeling, Transportation Drainage, Roadway Drainage, Rainfall, Runoff, Design Storms, Sedimentation, Sediment Transport, Stormwater, Culvert, Stormsewer, Urban Hydrology, Urban Flooding, Construction
Water flows downhill, sometimes water is a resource, sometimes it is an enemy, sometimes it is both. If your case involves the impact of water, my expertise is available for your case. I am an expert in hydrology, hydraulics, the engineering of drainage systems, including culverts, transportation drainage, bridge scour, bridge hydraulics, floodplain management, transportation hydraulics, water resources, and accidental death or drowning near hydraulic structures. My work routinely produces technical evidence that is hard to dispute and easy to understand. My background and experience in consulting and teaching allows me to produce complicated information in a format that is easy to digest, such as video files, and images that explain the complicated physical interactions of hydrology and hydraulics. Some of my past litigation work produced evidence that was not disputed by opposing experts. My approach is to first understand the case, then to discuss one on one what technica...

L. David Givler, MSCE, PE Givler Engineering, Inc.

San Antonio, Texas
Civil Engineering, Hydrology - flood, drainage, storm, water, floodplain, dam, hydraulics, FEMA, municipal, stormwater regulation, flood plain analysis, dam construction and maintenance, road construction and repair, water resources, runoff, flow, pipe, street, utility
Registration Professional Engineer, 1990 (PA No. PE 040565 E), 1993 (TX No. 73842) Experience Experienced in hydrology and hydraulics. Performed numerous flood studies for rivers and creeks, bridge hydraulic studies, reservoir analyses, drainage designs and storm water pollution prevention plan designs. Experienced with dams. Designed new dams, performed inspections, analyzed seepage conditions, developed rehabilitation programs, developed Emergency Action Plans, developed foundation-grouting programs and constructed and operated physical models. Experienced city engineer, having served in multiple cities. Designed public street, drainage, and utility improvements. Reviewed subdivision plats, proposed utility modifications and ordinances. Experienced in site development and subdivisions. Designed roads, utilities, lot layouts, grading plans, detention ponds and drainage systems for residential and commercial subdivisions. Experienced in public presentations and teachin...

Michael F Myers, PE, CFM 30 Scale, LLC

Palmyra, Virginia
Civil Engineering, Hydrology - Drainage, Hydrology, Hydraulics, Floodplain Mapping, Storm Sewer, Stormwater Management, Flooding, Storm Drainage, FEMA, Grading, Erosion and Sediment Control, Runoff
Mr. Myers has over 25 years of experience as a civil engineer in Virginia as the engineer-of-record on projects involving hydrologic/hydraulic analysis for land development projects. A Professional Engineer in Virginia since 1999 and a Certified Floodplain Manager since 2012, Mr. Myers is experienced in commercial and residential stormwater management design, floodplain management, erosion and sediment control design, and assessing drainage issues through field investigation and written report.