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  • Rexford Upp PhD
    Geotechnical Expert

    P.O. Box 725
    Campbell, CA 95009-0725

    Phone: (408) 590-5587

    Soil Engineering and Engineering Geology; Drainage (including foundation and basement moisture intrusion); earth movement (including Landslides, soil creep, expansive soil, fill settlement, erosion); geologic hazard evaluation (faults, earthquakes, liquifaction); distressed foundations/structures (residential, industrial, commercial).
    MSCE, PhD, PG, CEG, HG, PE, GE.
    Formal Education
    BS, Mechanical Engineering, UC Berkeley, 1966; AB, Geology, Humboldt State Univ., 1975; BS, Environmental Engineering, Humboldt State Univ., 1975; MS, Watershed Management, Humboldt State Univ., 1975; MS, Soil Engineering, Stanford Univ., 1977; PhD, Engineering Geology, Stanford Univ., 1982.
    Registered Geologist; Certified Engineering Geologist; Certified Hydrogeologist; Registered Civil Engineer; Registered Geotechnical Engineer.
    Previous/Current Position
    Geotechnical Expert (2012), Principal Engineer/Geologist at Upp Geotechnology, Inc. (1983-2012); Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey (1978-1980); Lecturer in Soil Engineering and rock mechanics, San Jose State University (1985-1987).
    CalGeo 2008 and 2010 Outstanding Project Award.
    Prof. Affil.
    CalGeo - The California Geotechnical Engineering Association (Past President); Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, (Past President and past San Francisco Section Chairman); American Society of Civil Engineers (Life Member); Geologic Society of America (Senior Member); Forensic Expert Witness Association.
    Over 30 professional publications and conference papers on landslides (e.g. "Scenic Drive Landslide, San Mateo County, Triggered by El Niño"), erosion (e.g. "Coastal bluff stabilization in Santa Cruz"), active faulting, Loma Prieta earthquake, distressed structures, ground water, and grading (e.g. "Grade a Road: Go to Jail - A Saga of California Criminal Justice").
    Prior Expert
    Testimony at over 20 trials; 75 depositions for both plaintiffs/defense in civil cases relating to wrongful deaths, landslides, foundation settlement, grading, fill compaction, and standard-of-care; and a criminal case relating to grading/erosion.
  • Patrick O. Shires PE
    President/Principal Geotech. Engr./Principal Geophysicist
    Cotton, Shires and Associates, Inc.

    330 Village Lane
    Los Gatos, CA 95030-7218

    Phone: (408) 354-5542
    Fax: (408) 354-1852

    Geotechnical (soils) engineering; Earthquake engineering; Hydrology; Flood engineering; Earth Movement; Principal Geotechnical Engineer, Principal Geophysicist, Construction Defects, Grading and Drainage, Landslides, Tunneling, Civil engineering, Foundations, Retaining walls, Excavations, Air Photos.
    BS, MS/GE, PE, GPh.
    Formal Education
    BS, Stanford University; MS, Civil Engineering, Stanford University.
    Registered Professional Engineer (CA, CO, OR, WA, ID, HI); Registered Geotechnical Engineer (CA); Registered Geophysicist (CA).
    Previous/Current Position
    Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer and Geophysicist.
    Industrial Research Associate, USGS; Technical Experts Panel, City of Rancho Palos Verdes.
    Prof. Affil.
    American Society of Civil Engineers; Earthquake Engineering Research Institute; CA Geotechnical Engineers Association; Consulting Engineers of CA; American Society of Testing and Materials; Society of Exploration Geophysicists.
    ASCE Journal of Geotechnical Engineering and conference papers.
    Prior Expert
    Over 44 years experience, Testimony at 87+ trials (Municipal, Superior and Federal and binding arbitrations); 207+ depositions; 250+ settlement conferences; Northern and Southern California and Hawaii.
  • Sabrina Ma
    Director Business Development
    Roux Associates, Inc

    555 12th Street
    Suite 1725
    Oakland, CA 94607-

    Phone: (415) 967-6011
    Alternate: (415) 531-4480
    Fax: (415) 967-6001

    Roux Associates team of experts has evaluated complex technical issues in dispute during litigation and formulated expert opinions for presentation in reports, depositions and trials. Team members have provided expert witness testimony over a broad range of issues including the source and timing of chemical releases, groundwater contamination fate and transport, site cleanup cost and allocation among responsible parties, risk assessment, data validity and compliance with Federal and State regulators.
    Class A, Haz Contractors; Professional Engineer; Profesional Geologist; Professional Hydrogeologist

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