Investigated the geological engineering and geotechnical engineering causes of a major landslide that threatened the tailings dam at the Golden Cross gold mine near Waihi, North Island of New Zealand. Testified at deposition for plaintiff; case settled prior to trial.
Investigated several landslides and debris flows caused by heavy rainfalls during the El Niño winter of 1997/1998 that damaged private and public property in Oakland, Santa Cruz, and San Bruno, California.
Investigated the Las Flores landslide in Malibu, California, and its effect and interaction with private property adjacent Las Flores Creek. Testified at deposition for defendant; case settled prior to trial.
Investigated a landslide in Laguna Beach, California that damaged private property. Testified before Court-Appointed Technical Reviewers.
Investigated claim from apartment owners at a building in San Francisco that rock falls from adjacent steep and high rock slopes had, and could, damage their property. Testified at deposition for defendant; case settled prior to trial.
Investigated cause of injurious collapse of Aggregate Base Course stockpile at limestone quarry in North Carolina. Testified at deposition for defendant; case settled prior to trial.
Over 20 years of experience investigating causes of landslides and debris flows and their effects on private and public property in the Santa Cruz Mts, California.