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.
I have 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.
State law 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 refunded.
Please feel free to call me if you have any questions.
DANIEL S. MERRICK,
17350 RINGEL DRIVE
MORGAN HILL, CALIFORNIA 95037
(408) 778-9272 FAX: (408) 778-9168