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

Contact Information

  • Phone: (720) 239-1355
  • Cell: (303) 514-7672
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Hydrology and Civil Engineering

Specialty Focus: Water Resources, Hydrology, Hydraulics, Floodplain, Flood Forensics, Hydrologist, 2-D and 3-D Hydraulic Modeling, Transportation Drainage, Roadway Drainage, Rainfall, Runoff, Design Storms, Sedimentation, Sediment Transport, Stormwater, Urban Hydrology, Urban Flooding, Construction.

Education: BS - Civil Engineering, University of Colorado Denver; MS - Civil Engineering, University of Colorado Denver; PhD - Civil Engineering in Hydrology and Hydraulics, University of Colorado Boulder/Denver

Years in Practice: 16

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 3


Additional Information

Dr. Blackler is an expert in hydrology, hydraulics, the engineering of drainage systems, floodplain management, transportation hydraulics, and water resources. He routinely produces technical evidence that is hard to dispute and easy to understand. Dr. Blackler has an innate ability to produce convincing and accurate information in a format that is easy to digest, such as video files, and images that explain the complicated physical interactions of hydraulics. Some of his past litigation work produced evidence that was not disputed by opposing experts. Dr. Blackler's professional accomplishments include multiple peer reviewed publications, board certification in water resources, professional engineering licenses in multiple states, and lead instructor roles for professional development courses. He has worked as a consulting engineer, an engineer for the federal government, and as a soldier. He is a honorably discharged veteran of foreign wars from combat tours for OIF and OEF. 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, Dr. Blackler's expertise will help your case.