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Jim's position as the 2008-2012 Chair of ASCE'S Committee for Engineering Codes and Standards is one reason why attorneys and their clients can rely on his expert opinions and testimony.  Jim has worked on a wide variety of utility-related cases involving death, injury, property damage, environmental release claims, construction claims, and design standards of care ranging from thousands to tens of millions of dollars. He has represented utility owners, contract locators, project owners, engineers, and constructors.  Services include forensic analysis, reports, testimony, and investigations.

Representative Sample of Expert Witness Cases:

FNF Construction vs. Alto Lakes Water & Sewer District and Miller Engineers, Inc. d/b/a Souder, Miller & Associates

    Case No. 2:12-cv-00606-SMV-LAM, United States District Court for the District of New Mexico (Report)

Amatel v. PSE&G et.al. (consulting).  Case No. MID-L 553512, Superior Court of New Jersey

Bolinder v. USIC.  Lake Mary, FL. (consulting)

Stacey & Witbeck v. Level 3 Communications.  Superior Court of Washington, King County, WA. (Report and Deposition)

Neese et.al. v. Enterprise Products Operating et.al. v. Survey and Mapping Inc. et.al. (consulting)

    Dallas County, TX

Colorado Interstate Gas Company et.al. v. National Union Insurance.  (Report, Deposition, and Testimony)

    Case No. 2008cv4157, District Court, Denver County, CO

Iasis Healthcare Corporation vs. E. K. Bailey Construction, et al. (Report and Deposition)

    Case No. 2:07CV00638, United States District Court for the District of Utah, Central Division

TW Telecomm v. Locating, Inc. (Report)

    District Court, Eastern District of the State of Washington. # CV-08-229-FVS

Nautilus v. SCI Infrastructure et.al. (Report)

    Superior Court of Washington, King County.  # 08-2-11336-1

Carpenter v. Central Locating Service, LTD. (Report and Court Testimony)

    Superior Court of Washington, King County. # 07-2-33296-1SEA

George & Lynch, Inc. v. Cereza et al. (Report and Deposition)

    Superior Court of the State of Delaware, New Castle County.

State Farm & Casualty Co., Subrogee of Leethel Neal v Corby Energy Services, Inc. et al (Report and Deposition)

    Oakland County Circuit Court Case No. 04-057675 NZ

Se-Kan Asphalt, Inc. v. City of Iola et al. (Report)

    District Court of Allen County, Kansas, Case No. 03CV35

Dorian Thompson, et.al. v. PECO, et.al.  and related cases (Report)

    Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, July 2001 Term, Case Numbers 2107, 4084, 4179  

Carl J Arbes et.al. v. OSP Consultants, Inc, and Mid-Atlantic Pipeliners, Inc. (Consulting)

    Virginia, circuit Court for Fairfax County, At Law No. 19470

Alder Siesta, Inc. v. Central Locating Service, Ltd., Seattle Washington. 

    Wilson Smith Cochran Dickerson, counsel.  (Consulting)

Herzog v. Sound Transit.  King County, WA. (Consulting)

USDOE  v. Bell Atlantic, Savanna River Site, GA. (Consulting and Testimony)