David Wilshaw, MS, PG Expert Witness
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General Specialties: Geology and Geotechnical Engineering

Specialty Focus: Sinkhole, Ground Subsidence, Landslides, Mine Subsidence, Ground Movement, Landslip, Karst Geology, Limestone Cavities, Soil Liquefaction, Cliff Erosion, Landfill, Organic Soil, Expansive Soil, Collapsible Soil, Dam Failure, Rock Fall, Buried Debris, Groundwater Seepage, Backfill, Shrink/Swell Clay

Education: B.S. Geology, University of London, UK; M.S. Foundation Engineering, University of Birmingham, UK

Years in Practice: >35

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: >150


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David Wilshaw holds a B.Sc. Degree in Geology - University of London (1984) and a M.Sc. (Engineering) Degree in Foundation Engineering - University of Birmingham (1987). He has over 35 years of professional experience in engineering geology, geotechnics and geo-environmental assessments gained throughout the UK, Europe, the USA and the Caribbean. Licensure & Certifications: • State of Florida Professional Geologist since 2006. • State of Tennessee Professional Geologist since 2012. • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Professional Geologist since 2017. • Fellow of the Geological Society of London since 1989; Chartered Geologist since 1992 • Certified State of Florida Neutral Evaluator of Disputed Sinkhole Insurance Claims since 2011 Mr. Wilshaw is currently engaged in: geotechnical investigation and ground-risk management in the residential / commercial construction, transportation and mining sectors; soil & rock drilling and testing; Phase I Environmental Site Assessments; pre-suit expert opinions for defendants and plaintiffs; expert witness testimony at deposition and trial in circuit civil litigation; State of Florida mandated Neutral Evaluation of disputed sinkhole insurance claims; and forensic engineering geology. He is a great communicator (Science Channel, et al.) and is Adjunct Professor in Earth Science at Valencia College in Orlando, FL. Specialties: • International experience in geotechnical and geo-environmental exploration techniques, including interpretation of field and lab results, preparation of design recommendations, coordinating efforts of field, lab and office personnel and providing technical support to clients. • Recognized Expert in Geology in circuit civil litigation, testifying multiple times in deposition and over thirty-five times at jury trial. • Neutral Evaluator of disputed sinkhole insurance claims • Completed thousands of forensic engineering geological assessments throughout the UK, throughout Florida, also in CA, CO, MA and PA