Geotechnical Engineering Expert Witnesses
What is a geotechnical engineering expert witness?
Geotechnical engineering expert witness candidates are typically professional engineers with extensive experience in geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, hydrology, civil engineering, hydrogeology, or as a geologist. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request a professional with prior expert witness testimony experience.
What types of cases require a geotechnical engineering expert witness?
Geotechnical engineering studies the behavior of earth materials. In addition soil mechanics and rock mechanics, it relies on knowledge of geology, hydrology, and geophysics. Geotechnical (rock) engineering is a subdiscipline of geological engineering. Expert witness services by a geotechnical professional could include cases involving geotechnical investigations, forensic engineering, arbitration, expert opinion, depositions, and courtroom testimony. In addition, clients may seek an expert for pre-litigation environmental consulting and support services.
Geotechnical engineering expert witness case examples
Cahn Litigation Services has many years of experience searching for expert witnesses in the geotechnical engineering field, providing candidates for each case to the specifications provided by the law firm. Example matters that Cahn Litigation Services has searched for experts for have involved:
- Alabama groundwater aquifers,
- subsurface seismic tests,
- forensic analysis of retaining wall construction defects,
- geotechnical instrumentation measurements,
- land development,
- landfill earthwork,
- real estate development foundation design,
- asbestos remediation in Connecticut,
- forensic investigation involving slope stability and rock falls,
- materials testing,
- sinkhole mitigation, and
- re-construction after New Jersey landslides.
Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for an expert witness around quickly.
Geotechnical Engineering Expert Witness - Representative Bios
Please Note: All Cahn Litigation expert witness searches are customized to attorneys' precise specifications and preferences. Attorneys are encouraged to discuss search parameters with a Cahn search specialist.
The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Geotechnical Engineering experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Geotechnical Engineering landscape.