I taught for 30 years at San Jose State University in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. When not teaching my time is spent consulting in forensic engineering, structural design and code compliance. I also provide testing and instrumentation services.
I have been
retained as an expert or consultant in over
1000 cases. In about half of these cases I
have been retained on behalf of the plaintiff
and about half for the defendant.
testified in court more than 40 times. I have
testified in regard to slip and fall
accidents, trip and fall accidents, automobile
accident reconstruction, construction defects,
structural design defects, et cetera. I have
testified in Santa Clara, Alameda, Santa Cruz,
San Francisco, Sacramento, Fresno, Monterey
and San Benito County Superior Courts.
requires licensed engineers to have a written
contract with new clients. My standard
contract requires a retainer. I will use the
retainer to compensate for my time until it is
expended and will invoice monthly after that
time. When the file is closed, the remaining
portion of the retainer, if any, will be
Please feel free to call me if you
have any questions.