Geotechnical Engineering Expert Witnesses

The SEAK Expert Witness Directory contains a comprehensive list of geotechnical engineering expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on geotechnical engineering and related issues. Geotechnical engineering expert witnesses and consultants on this page may form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, and provide expert witness testimony at deposition and trial. The issues and subjects these geotechnical engineering expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Geotechnical Engineering, Materials Testing, Civil Engineering, Construction, Earthwork, Environmental Engineering, Foundations, Ground Subsidence, Karst Geology, Mechanical Engineering, OSHA, Soil Liquefaction, Accident Reconstruction, Aggregate Piers, and Americans With Disabilities Act (Ada) Accessibility.

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Lamar T. Hawkins, PE, JD PEG, Inc.

Birmingham, Alabama
Engineering, Premises Liability - Civil Engineering, Fall Protection, Construction, Analysis, Industrial Safety including OSHA and NFPA. See www.peginc.biz for Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geo technical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering.
PEG, Inc. offers consultation and expert testimony in many specialized areas, such as the following: Accident Reconstruction & Investigations Building Codes Concrete Failures Construction & Environmental Construction Equipment Accidents Construction Safety & Related Codes Cooling Towers & Hydraulics Electrical Engineering Excavation, Blasting & Trenching Exhibit Reconstruction & Investigations Fall Protection Highway & Transportation Problems Mechanical Engineering Metallurgy & Welding / Failure Studies OSHA Issues Paints, Coatings & Lead Abatement Premise Liability Product Failure & Liability Issues Safety Issues (Construction, Industrial & Product) Slips, Trips & Falls Software Engineering Studies Structural Steel & Building Failure Studies

Hayden Fischer, M.S., P.E., P.G. Bryant Consultants

Englewood, Colorado
Geotechnical Engineering, Hydrology - Construction Defects, Engineering - Civil, Environmental Engineering, Geology
Mr. Fischer’s areas of expertise include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following areas: - Hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, including watershed delineation, flood event simulation, and drainage design review. - Drainage and flatwork analysis, such as sloping, clearance, drainage configuration, and code compliance. - Expansive and collapsible soils analysis and mitigation, including foundation performance. - Geophysical modeling and analysis, including electrical resistivity, ground-penetrating radar, electromagnetic methods, and seismic reflection/refraction. - Groundwater monitoring, sampling, and modeling. - Geospatial analysis and remote sensing. - Slope stability monitoring and modeling. - Automated remote monitoring, including vibration, tilt, settlement, and groundwater. - Mining material volume and quantity estimation and visualization.

Hesham Ali, PhD, PE, CPM Sustainable Road Engineering

Sunrise, Florida
Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering - asphalt, pavement, construction inspection, materials testing, emulsion, road construction, maintenance of traffic, concrete, earthwork, traffic control plans, materials testing, materials laboratory, road failure, geotechnical engineering, deficiencies, construction safety, pavement engineering
Academic • 64 Publications • 3 Patents • $ 3+ Million in research funding • Principal Investigator in 10 federally-, state- and privately funded research projects • 3 year member in Faculty Senate • 4 years ASCE Student Chapter Faculty Advisor • Inventor of 3D Paving • Promoted to Professor rank in 2021. • Editorial Manager International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology • Host of 2 annual Infrastructure Sustainability seminars • 10 years full time position with Florida International University Technical • PhD in Civil Engineering • Professional Engineering license in the states of Florida and Maryland • Licensed Contractor (Broward County) • 30 years of progressive experience as an engineer, consultant and contractor in a variety of design and construction projects in Florida, New York, New Jersey, Georgia, Maryland, Texas and Qatar. • Prequalified by FDOT for Construction and Engineering Inspection, Geotechnical Engineering, Materials Testing and Design. • FDOT approv...

Edward J. Garbin, Jr., PhD, PE, DGE Garbin GeoStructural Group, LLC

Saint Johns, Florida
Geotechnical Engineering, Geology - construction, construction engineering, engineer, foundations, sinkholes, piles, drainage, shoring, earthquake, ground, slope, slide, aggregate piers, stone columns, rigid inclusions, vibrations, ground subsidence, ground modification/improvement, karst geology, soil liquefaction
Dr. Ed Garbin was a contractor in NJ prior to becoming an engineer, and therefore understands the construction process thoroughly. First licensed as a Professional Engineer in Florida in 2003, he now holds PE licenses in 31 states in total (AL, AR, AZ, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV, and WI). He primarily serves the commercial/heavy-civil construction industry, but also handles residential cases. Dr. Garbin is an ASCE-AGP Board-Certified Expert in Geotechnical Engineering. A former Adjunct Professor of Civil Engineering, he is an exceptional communicator, highly skilled at explaining complex construction and engineering topics in easy-to-understand language. He has prevailed against a Daubert motion (PA, 2021). Please visit www.GarbinGeo.com for more information and to contact Dr. Garbin.

David Wilshaw, MS, PG Britannia Solutions LLC

Winter Garden, Florida
Geology, Geotechnical Engineering - 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
David Wilshaw holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology awarded by the University of London in 1984 and a Master of Science (Engineering) Degree in Foundation Engineering, awarded by the University of Birmingham in 1987. He has almost 40 years of professional experience in engineering geology, geotechnics, geophysics, 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. • California Licensed Professional Geologist since 2022 • Fellow of the Geological Society of London since 1989; Chartered Geologist since 1992 • Certified as a State of Florida Neutral Evaluator of Disputed Sinkhole Insurance Claims since 2011 • Florida Board of Professional Engineers Licensed Continuing Education Provider since 2019 Mr. Wilshaw is currently profe...

Jeremiah R Cole, PE Cole Engineering Solutions

Cold Spring, Kentucky
Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering - investigative engineering, forensic engineering

Lamar T. Hawkins, PE, JD PEG, Inc.

Mississippi
Engineering, Premises Liability - Civil Engineering, Fall Protection, Construction, Analysis, Industrial Safety including OSHA and NFPA. See www.peginc.biz for Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geo technical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering.
PEG, Inc. offers consultation and expert testimony in many specialized areas, such as the following: Accident Reconstruction & Investigations Building Codes Concrete Failures Construction & Environmental Construction Equipment Accidents Construction Safety & Related Codes Cooling Towers & Hydraulics Electrical Engineering Excavation, Blasting & Trenching Exhibit Reconstruction & Investigations Fall Protection Highway & Transportation Problems Mechanical Engineering Metallurgy & Welding / Failure Studies OSHA Issues Paints, Coatings & Lead Abatement Premise Liability Product Failure & Liability Issues Safety Issues (Construction, Industrial & Product) Slips, Trips & Falls Software Engineering Studies Structural Steel & Building Failure Studies

David H Williams E911-LBS Consulting

Saint Louis, Missouri
Telecommunications, Geotechnical Engineering - GPS, Cellular Forensics, Criminal Forensics, Mobile Location, Location-Based Services, LBS, Patents, Intellectual Property, Accident Reconstruction, Internet of Things, Data Privacy, Facial Recognition, Phone location; Cell phones
David H. Williams is an internationally-known expert in the wireless/mobile location field and President of E911-LBS Consulting. He specializes in mobile/wireless location forensics litigation services and Intellectual Property/patents involving location technologies such as Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) systems, Network-based location systems, IoT, Wireless 911 (E911), and Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS), plus many others. Mr. Williams has successfully provided expert witness services in well over 150 patent, criminal, civil, anti-trust, trade secrets, product liability, fraud, class-action, and ITC cases. His credentials in mobile location goes back to the early 1980s. He has testified successfully in (U.S.) federal district court and other venues, 7 times and been deposed 15 times. Mr. Williams is expert in the full range of location-based services (LBS) applications enabled by these location technologies, including safety, security, and intruder detection/monitoring, ...

Michael Sheleheda, P.E. Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.

Monroeville, Pennsylvania
Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering - Stormwater, Erosion and Sediment Control, Hydrology, Landslides and Slope Stability, Foundations, Settlement, Retaining Walls, Geohazards, Pavement Evaluation and Remediation, Earthwork, Construction and Materials Testing, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility.
Mr. Sheleheda specializes in geotechnical and civil engineering. His experience includes providing geotechnical engineering design/expertise for all aspects of land development and construction. Projects have included establishing procedures for subsurface explorations, boring layout, soil sampling, and laboratory testing programs. Michael has authored geotechnical reports regarding deep, shallow, and specialty foundation construction for projects in the real estate, natural gas, manufacturing, mining and public client sectors. Also, he has investigated and provided remedial recommendations for landslides, carbonaceous (expansive) shale, retaining walls, karst, geohazards, and mine grouting/subsidence. His responsibilities have included preparing bid packages, authoring specifications, and construction level drawings, as well as preparing expert reports for the legal and insurance industries. In addition, Michael has experience in the preparation of erosion and sediment control pla...

Julian M. Toneatto, PhD, PE, PP Adler Engineers, zinc.

Lafayette Hill , Pennsylvania
Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering - Civil Engineering, Expert Witness, Geotechnical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Oil & Gas Industry, Traffic Engineering, Construction Management, OSHA, Health & Safety, Planning, Design, Stormwater Management, Wetlands, Bridge Construction, Materials Testing, Geosciences,
President of Engineering Firm, US Army Corps of Engineers; Disabled Vietnam Veteran, Retired Army, Expert Witness, Operated a rock quarry and Soils Testing Laboratory, Fully insured. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in 7 States including PA IL TX DE NJ FL and MD.

Michelle L Macauley, PE, LEG Macauley Expert Services

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Geotechnical Engineering, Construction - Trenchless Engineering, Differing Site Condition Claims, Risk Analysis, Microtunneling, Horizontal Directional Drilling, Auger Boring, Pipe Ramming, Trenchless Technologies, Value Engineering, Constructability Review, Trenchless and Geotechnical Claims Analysis
Michelle has over 24 years of experience in geotechnical engineering, trenchless engineering, alternatives analysis, and constructability review. Her expertise includes trenchless feasibility review, construction risk analysis, risk mitigation through review of construction documents, trenchless design, and construction support. She has provided geotechnical and trenchless support for claims prevention during construction, bid document preparation, claims review and preparation, and rebuttal contributions during the mediation process for differing site conditions claims. As an active member, former Board of Directors member of the North American Society for Trenchless Technologies (NASTT), and frequent presenter at national conferences, she keeps abreast of cutting edge technologies and approaches. Michelle is a member of the American Society for Civil Engineering (ASCE) committee for updating the Manual of Practice (MOP) for Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD), the Trenchless ...
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