March Bar Luncheon & CLE
Use of Expert Forensic Engineering Investigations
Friday, March 5, 2021
Noon - 2:00 PM
Join us for our Virtual March Bar Luncheon & CLE
Approved for 2.0 hours of CLE credit in KS & MO.
CLE: The objective of this presentation is to provide attendees an understanding of all the components of expert forensic engineering investigations from an expert’s vast experience in resolution proceedings involving engineering related matters. With such an understanding, attorneys involved in such cases will have better control and efficiency in processing such cases. The presentation will include review of the various elements of how an engineering failure can occur and how to proceed in investigating and prosecuting such cases. Key case examples which the author was intimately involved in will be introduced to illustrate and provide clarity to important concepts. Although the focus of the cases presented here is geotechnical engineering in nature, many of the concepts or principles disseminated through these cases would be applicable and beneficial in resolving other expert forensic engineering cases. Also, at the end of the presentation, some procedural advice is provided from the expert’s perspective.
Presenter: Gennaro G. Marino, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE
Gennaro G. Marino, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE has been a forensic engineer specializing in a wide range of geotechnical cases for almost 40 years and provided expert witness services for over 100 cases. During that time, he has been an expert engineer on a wide variety of complex engineering projects ranging from high profile cases involving catastrophic hurricane damage and disastrous mine subsidence to minor earthquake damage evaluation and litigation involving numerous other forensic events.
Dr. Marino is also an Associate Member of the American Bar Association and he is the Chairman of the Civil Engineering Subcommittee of the ABA’s Expert Witness Committee. In addition, he has written extensively on geoforensic topics and has over 100 published professional papers and a book titled Earthquake Damage and Repair. He is also a member of the ASCE Forensic Division Committee on Practices to Reduce Failures.
In 2015, Dr. Marino received Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Association of the University of Illinois. In 2013, The Academy of Geo-Professionals (AGP) of ASCE recognized Dr. Marino as a Diplomate Geotechnical Engineer (D.GE) for his superior expertise and experience, strong ethics, commitment to life-long learning and continued professional development in the field of Geotechnical Engineering. In 2011, Dr. Marino was selected as the Central Illinois, ASCE Civil Engineer of the Year. Marino Engineering Associates, Inc. was chosen as 1st runner-up for the Central Illinois, ASCE Civil Engineering Project of the Year for 2010.
Program Sponsored by:
The Law Office of Roger Fincher