Engineering Expert Witnesses
1106 N Outrigger Way
Anaheim, CA 92801
Providing Comprehensive Engineering Analysis
& Expert Witness Services
To Attorneys & Law Firms
Throughout the Western
United States & Nationwide


Engineering Expert Witnesses offers forensic engineering consulting and expert witness services in litigation, depositions, and preliminary investigations.  We provide attorneys, judges, juries, and other professionals with easy to understand testimony, illustrations, and technical documentation, and regularly create computer models to simulate and identify engineering problems and solutions.  We have worked with a wide range of building types and facilities, including:

  • Commercial Structures
  • Parking Structures
  • Amusement Parks
  • Aviation Facilities
  • Schools
  • Public Works
  • City Planning
  • Residential Complexes and Single Family homes

Firm founder Pierre Handl, P.E. is a certified professional engineer, with first-hand knowledge of a wide range of structural and civil engineering issues, including:


Engineering Expert Witnesses have testified for both defendants and plaintiffs on a wide range of construction defect issues.  We are experienced in analyzing buildings for seismic integrity, investigating fire damage, and designing, building, studying, and presenting simplified analyses on:

  • Type 5 construction, which includes light wood-frame structures
  • Building Code Violations, including public right-of-way encroachments
  • Permitting
  • Concrete Masonry
  • Earthquake Retrofitting
  • Steel Design
  • Retaining Walls
  • Seawalls
  • Waterproofing
  • Reinforcements

Public Works

Mr. Handl has extensive experience with public works, including:

  • Utilities, such as sewer, storm drain and water, or oil, coal, and gas
  • Commuter, Light, and Heavy rails
  • Bridges and Roadways

We use the latest computer programs to develop models in order to help clients better understand hydraulic networks and current and future water system conditions and distribution.  We also provide analysis to determine cost-effective options for mitigating damages to existing systems.

Property Assessments

We are adept at testifying in negligence cases regarding the required engineering and construction standards of care in cases and can testify as to violations.  We are also knowledgeable in:

  • Building Code Violations
  • Regulatory Requirements
  • Defective Specifications
  • Surveys
  • Licensing
  • Training

Environmental Assessments

In addition to property assessments, we are experienced in the variety of environmental issues which inevitably arise in construction and engineering cases.  We are able to provide consulting and testimony regarding:

  • Toxic Landfill Leachate
  • Soils Assessment
  • Drainage
  • Flooding
  • Storm Water Facilities
  • Sanitary Sewer Inspection
  • Hydrology and Landslide issues

If you or your firm is in need of an expert witness or engineering consultant, contact Engineering Expert Witnesses today for a free initial consultation.  Our areas of expertise include:

  • Civil Engineering Design and Construction
  • Fluid Mechanics and Dynamics
  • Hydraulics of fluids
  • Sewerage Facilities
  • Storm Drains and Engineering Hydrology
  • Roadway design and construction
  • Land Development Engineering
  • Site Grading
  • Site Drainage
  • Municipal Engineering and Public Works
  • Masonry Design and Construction
  • Concrete and Reinforced Concrete
  • Residential Building design and construction
  • Water System Distribution
  • Sewer Force Mains and Pump Station
  • Construction Quality Control
  • Timber Design
  • Dewatering
  • Forensic Engineering
  • Sewer and Water Master Plans
  • Land Development Due Diligence Investigations
  • California Map Act
  • Three story commercial building design and construction
  • California Building Codes
  • Construction Defects
  • Project Management
  • Design and Construction Scheduling
  • Inverted Siphon Design and construction
  • Piping
  • Pressure Sustaining and reducing facilities
  • Open Channel Flow
  • Groundwater Wells
  • Modeling water, sewer, and storm drain conveyance systems
  • Civil Engineering of commuter, freight, and transit rail systems
  • Earthquake Resistance Design and Construction
  • Construction Waterproofing
  • Roof structure design and construction
  • Foundation Engineering and pile design
  • Roadway and pavement design and construction
  • Engineering Design and Construction Specifications
  • Easements and ALTA mapping
  • Flooding
  • Wood Frame Shear Wall Design and Construction
  • Fluid Transients and Water Hammer
  • Light weight concrete and form fill
  • Retention and detention storm systems
  • Buried Pipe design and construction
  • ADA
  • Building Electrical Systems
  • Cross-Connection Control
  • Excavation Support Systems
  • Rigging
  • Earth retention systems and retaining walls
  • Facility Piping
  • Construction Surveys and staking
  • Highway engineering
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