Patrick O. ShiresPresident/Principal Geotech. Engr./Principal Geophysicist
Cotton, Shires and Associates, Inc.330 Village Lane
Los Gatos, CA 95030-7218 Phone: (408) 354-5542 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.cottonshires.com
Geotechnical (soils) Engineering; Earthquake Engineering; Geology; Design & Construction Deficiencies; Landslides (earth movement); Expansive Soil. Drainage. Trials; More than 30 trials in Los Angeles area; more than 90 trials in California & Hawaii.
BS, MS/GE, PE, GPh.
BS, Stanford University; MS, Civil Engineering, Stanford University.
Registration and Licenses
Registered Professional Engineer (CA, CO, OR, WA, ID, HI); Registered Geotechnical Engineer (CA); Registered Geophysicist (CA).
Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer and Geophysicist.
Industrial Research Associate, USGS; Technical Experts Panel, City of Rancho Palos Verdes.
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.
Over 47 years experience, Testimony at 90+ trials (Municipal, Superior and Federal and binding arbitrations); 230+ depositions; 300+ settlement conferences; Northern and Southern California and Hawaii.