Legal Case Work

Some of the world’s best attorneys and insurance providers turn to Clark Engineering when they need an expert’s opinion to assist in legal or insurance cases.

 

our expertise helps you make your case

Our experts are practicing engineers supported by other engineers and technicians with a wide variety of experience to arrive at sound technical opinions. These team members are not only experienced in their area of expertise but also have provided expert legal opinions, depositions, and testimony to inform others and support their opinions. Our emergency response and forensic engineering experience provides a clear understanding of why and how things have failed and the combination of causes that led up to the failure.

broad experience to respond to your challenges

Clark Engineering’s expert witness team has a combined total of more than 120 years of structural engineering experience. Specific facility types and experience include:

  • Restoration practices, historic buildings
  • Sports structures
  • Vessels, storage tanks, and bins
  • Towers
  • Agricultural buildings and equipment
  • Cranes, hoists, winches, lifts, and elevators
  • Bridges
  • Ramps, pits, mezzanines, and equipment support structures
  • Piping design and support
  • Vibration
  • Pressure relief systems, explosion/blast
  • Construction materials, approaches, techniques, and contracts
  • Construction safety practices, OSHA requirements
  • Construction inspection, observation, and QA/QC
  • Local, state, national, and international building codes
  • Moisture intrusion, building envelope failures, foundation failures and settlement issues
  • Forensic analysis
  • Evidentiary protocols and chain of custody, spoliation
  • Awareness of Daubert challenges
  • Mediations, arbitrations, depositions, and court testimony
  • Hazardous material certifications and confined space certification
  • SAP (Structural Assessment Program) Evaluator trained (certification is pending);
  • Lead and asbestos awareness certification
  • SEER (Structural Engineer Emergency Response) plan handbook awareness
  • National Incident Management System (NIMS) familiarity
  • Applied Technology Council Field manuals for safety evaluation of buildings after wind-storms and floods (ATC 45) and post-earthquake safety evaluation of buildings (ATC 20-1) familiarity
  • Experience interfacing with various governmental agencies, including but not limited to ATF, CSB, OSHA, and state and local authorities
  • Experience in coordinating with Emergency Operation Centers (EOCs)

Team

Dr. Abi Assadi, PE

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Dr. Abi Assadi, PE

CEO
President, CEO/President, Structural Engineer, Legal Case Group Member

Expertise:

Structural Engineering, Vibrations, Industrial Structures, Tanks, Vessels, Bins, Cranes/Hoists/Winches, Blast Structures, Energy Structures, Piping

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Doug Fell, PE

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Doug Fell, PE

Executive Vice President
COO, Structural Engineer, Emergency Response Group Leader, Legal Case Group Leader, Insurance Case Group Member

Expertise:

Structural Engineering; Construction Practices; Emergency Site Safety; Building Codes; Unique Structures; Sports Structures; Industrial Structures; Testing/Inspections/Site Observation Building Materials and Assembly; Moisture Intrusion; Restoration; Historic Buildings; Emergency Response; Legal/Insurance Cases; Forensic Investigation

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Kurt Berglund, PE

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Kurt Berglund, PE

Associate
Senior Restoration Engineer, Restoration Group Leader, Structural Engineer, Legal Case Group Member, Insurance Case Group Member

Expertise:

Structural Engineering; Restoration; Historic Structures; Moisture Intrusion; Building Envelopes; Facades; Construction Practices; Emergency Site Safety; Building Codes; Testing/Inspections/Site Observation; Emergency Response

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Timothy LaBissoniere, PE

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Timothy LaBissoniere, PE

Principal, Vice President of Structural Engineering, Structural Engineer, Emergency Response Group Coordinator, Legal Case Group Member, Insurance Case Group Member

Expertise:

Structural Engineering; Unique and Complex Structures; Post Tensioned Concrete; Multi-Story Structures; Construction Practices; Emergency Site Safety; Building Codes; Emergency Response; Testing/Inspections/Site Observation; Forensic Investigation

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