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: email@example.com 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.
James A. JacobsForensic Geologist / Environmental Scientist
Clearwater Group229 Tewksbury Avenue
Point Richmond, CA 94801 Phone: (510) 590-1098 Alternate: (510) 307-9943 Fax: (510) 232-2823 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.clearwatergroup.com
Forensic Studies to identify sources of chemicals or Biological Toxins, Groundwater, Hydrogeology, Cost Recovery, Impairment Assessments, Environmental Compliance, Groundwater and Soil Sampling, Remediation, Stormwater, Erosion Control, Wastewater, Fracking, Sewer Spills
PG; CHG; CPG; CPetG; ToR QISP-QSD-QSP
MA Geology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1981;
BA Geology/English, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, 1978
Registration and Licenses
Geologist (CA, AK, AZ, ID, OR, PA, TX, WY, WA); Certified Hydrogeologist (CA, WA); Trainer of Record for Stormwater (QISP-QSD-QSP), Certified Professional Geologist (AIPG), Certified Petroleum Geologist (AAPG).
Principal Geologist, Clearwater Group (1990- present); Project Geologist; HLA; Senior Geologist, Petrofina; Geologist, Sohio; Geology Technician U.S. Bureau of Mines.
Fulbright Scholar (4 teaching awards); Fellow, National Groundwater Assoc.; Virtual Fellow (U.S. State Department); Martin Van Couvering Award (AIPG); CalEPA Peer-Review of PG&E Cr(VI) Background Study (Hinkley, CA site); Fulbright Peer Review Committee (5 years); Publicly Elected to Community Svc. District (18 years); Elected Sewerage Board (18 years).
Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA), ASTM International, National Groundwater Association (NGWA); American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG); American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG); Association for the Environment, Health and Sciences (AEHS); California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA); Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council (ITRC); Groundwater Resources Association of California (GRAC).
200+ Publications, 5 books, including: Environmental Considerations of Hydraulic Fracturing (Wiley, 2019), Oil Spills and Gas Leaks (McGraw-Hill, 2014); and Acid Mine Drainage (Wiley, 2014).
Over 35 years of experience. Testimony at 8 trials; 9 depositions; 4 settlement conferences; Northern and Southern California, Texas, Nevada, Colorado and Alabama. Cases relate to forensic identification of sources of chemical and biological toxins, hydrogeology, oil & gas, and mine properties, industrial facilities, agricultural, public, commercial and residential properties.