Casey K. Hemmatyar, SE, is a Forensic Structural Engineer with over 30 years of diversified experience in the field of Structural, civil, and forensic engineering in design, investigation, evaluation, research, building code and standards development and construction supervision. His experience includes new buildings, special structures, as well as modifications, alterations, seismic / wind retrofits, and upgrades. Mr. Hemmatyar has provided failure analysis, expert consultation, structural forensic investigation, damage assessment services for many litigation and insurance related matters. He has been principal structural engineer on projects for clients such as NASA and several other high profile agencies.
Litigation Support - Mr. Hemmatyar has provided extensive services for defendants and plaintiff attorneys on construction litigation matters in single and Class-Action both on State and Federal lawsuits. His understanding of core legal concepts and engineering principles has enabled him to assist his attorney clients in the most efficient manner. His services include on-site inspection, written reports, depositions, and trial testimony as needed.
Carl H. Josephson, PE, SE and Dan R. Werdowatz PE, SE are licensed in 30 states and have over 44 years and 39 years of Structural Engineering experience respectively. They are active and have served in leadership roles in numerous local, state, and national professional structural engineering societies. They have testified in deposition, trial, and arbitration in over 500 matters throughout the United States and abroad.
Messrs. Josephson and Werdowatz and their team provide structural assessment and evaluation on a wide variety of matters including construction defects, insurance claims, professional liability claims, standard of care analyses, among others. Work involves a wide variety of materials and may include vertical, seismic, and wind design and analysis; code review; and construction evaluation. JW&A is highly experienced in foundations, underpinning, tie-backs, retaining walls, and various geotechnical structures. JW&A has extensive graphics and animation capabilities in order to make difficult engineering concepts understandable to lay people.
Litigation Support - JW&A has been retained as structural engineering experts by plaintiff, defense, and cross-defendant clients on over 1,500 matters across the United States and abroad. Designated as experts for homeowner associations, developers, and subcontractor cross-defendants, they strive to provide balanced, well-reasoned and practical solutions to construction litigation problems. They have also been retained as court-appointed neutral experts on several cases.
SE Licenses: CA, AZ, HI, NV, UT, WA, IL, MA, LA, OR PE Licenses: CO, CT, FL, ID, IN, KS, KY, MD, MI, MO, MS, NM, NY, NJ, ND, OH, SC, TX, WV, WI
Areas of Expertise:
Professional Liability Claims
Seismic / Wind Design
Standard of Care Analysis
Josephson-Werdowatz & Associates, Inc. Office Locations:
San Diego Office 10815 Rancho Bernardo Rd, Suite 310 San Diego, CA 92127-2189 Telephone: 858-558-2181 Facsimile: 858-558-2188
Scottsdale Office 14362 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Suite 1000 Scottsdale, Arizona 85260-8847 Telephone: 480-945-5337
Dr. Fari Barzegar is a Licensed Engineer with 37 years of experience in Civil and Structural Engineering & Construction Forensics, Construction Project Management, university teaching/research. He has been an Expert Consultant / Witness in over 80-cases.
Litigation Consulting Expert Witness with testimony and trial experience. Has been retained by insurance companies, law firms, construction, energy, mining, technology & manufacturing industries, governmental & educational institutions, engineering and architectural firms, property owners and individuals. Consultant in both plaintiff and defendant cases.