Litigation Support and Expert Witness Testimony

YAES has assembled a team of expert engineers and architects – most of whom have advanced degrees, are licensed in multiple states and have at least 15 to 20 years of experience in the evaluation and repair of existing buildings and structures. Experts such as President, Richard A. Dethlefs, PE, SE who has provided litigation support on over 100 projects over the course of 25 years of practice including construction defects, water leakage and decay, bridge failures, builder’s risk claims, crane collapses and damaged buildings. Vice President Owen Rosenboom, PhD, PE, SE, an expert in earthquake and lateral forces analysis, static and dynamic finite element modeling, and failure analysis. Senior Regional Supervisor, Kip S. Gatto, PE, SE, an expert in failure analysis, reinforced and prestressed concrete analysis and repair, and finite element modeling. Senior Regional Supervisor, Michelle Couture, AIA, an expert in building envelope evaluations and roofing systems. Senior Regional Supervisor, Vincent Fratinardo, PE, SE, a structural engineer and expert in roofing systems, evaluation of hail damage and hurricane damage assessment. Together, YAES engineers and architects bring hundreds of years of experience in evaluation of building and structural systems of all types.

YAES personnel are uniquely qualified to provide litigation support services on all manner of projects including major structural collapses, delay claims, construction defect claims, water leakage, damage from natural disasters, builder’s risk and surety claims. With our roster of experienced professionals, background in litigation support and expert witness testimony, and our background in forensic analysis, clients can be assured that YAES will assign the appropriate level of expertise to their project.

YAES services include:

  • Consulting and Litigation Support
  • Expert Testimony
  • Presentation at Mediations, Arbitrations and Dispute Review Boards
  • Preparation of Exhibits
  • Structural Analysis
  • Building Code Review and Analysis