Expert Witness Services

For property owners dealing with construction defects, litigation is rarely the first choice, but it is sometimes unavoidable.  Criterium-Dotson Engineers will provide the expert building analysis needed to verify whether a structural or building flaw exists or not.  We can advise building owners and their attorneys on the strength or weakness of the structural evidence supporting a defect claim.  And if litigation proceeds,  we can provide the expert witness testimony that will present the evidence in court, in mediation or in pre-trial negotiations.  No single engineer knows everything about every building.  But Criterium-Dotson Engineers’ national network of affiliated companies creates a large pool of highly qualified professional engineers with wide-ranging expertise.  We have experts capable of testifying knowledgably about virtually any component in any type of building.

Engineers are not known for their communications skill.  Criterium-Dotson Engineers insists on it.  We select our engineers based in part on their ability to communicate effectively with clients and on their behalf.  The engineers who provide expert witness testimony have years of experience doing so.  They know how to present complex, technical information clearly, credibly and persuasively, both in court and in the pre-trial depositions that may lead to an out-of-court resolution of the dispute.

If you are pursuing a construction defect suit or considering one, contact Criterium-Dotson Engineers.  We can provide the expert structural analysis and the expert witness testimony you need.