Consulting Expert Update, September 2020

September 15, 2020

For more than 35 years, Rimkus Consulting Group has assisted clients in the legal and insurance industries in resolving a wide range of claims and disputes.

In order to meet today’s complex challenges, we provide more than 500 professional engineers, scientists, and consulting experts who offer real-world expertise that spans a broad spectrum of public and private environments.

Today we’re highlighting a few consultants from offices across our company. Read below to learn about the forensic consulting services these experts provide to Rimkus clients both locally and around the world.

David A. Roberts, P.E.
Principal Consultant
Tampa, FL

David Roberts has more than 20 years of experience in civil and structural engineering consulting, design, and evaluation, with expertise in construction defect evaluations, construction resolution, vibration damage evaluations, structural building damage assessments, building component failures, collapses, and moisture intrusion investigations. Mr. Roberts also provides consultations for and assessments of building code compliance issues and premises liability cases. View his full profile to learn more.

J. Kent Higgins, P.E.
Senior Consultant
Kansas City, KS

J. Kent Higgins is a Senior Consultant in the Rimkus Property Practice Group and a professional engineer with more than 25 years of industry experience including, project management of engineering design and construction. He provides engineering investigations and failure analyses for civil and structural matters related to structural damage and failures, highway and railroad bridge damage, construction defects, foundation issues, moisture intrusion, and more. View his full profile for more on his professional background.

John M. Newell, P.E.
New Orleans, LA

John Newell is a Rimkus Property Consultant and a professional engineer registered in seven states. He investigates damages to residential and commercial properties resulting from a variety of causes, including catastrophic weather events and construction and design defects. Mr. Newell also determines the structural salvageability of damaged properties and the requisite scope of repair and restoration. Visit his full profile to learn more about his professional background and the services he provides.

Mario DiNicola, P.E.
District Manager
Los Angeles/Irvine, CA

Mario DiNicola is the District Manager of the Rimkus Los Angeles, Irvine, Riverside, and San Diego offices and a professional engineer registered in California and Nevada. He provides analysis and causation of foundation failures, landslides, and settlement-related distress for commercial and residential structures, including soils stabilization and mitigation measures. Visit his full profile to learn more about his extensive experience in geotechnical design.

Mark A. Webber, BCMA, C.P.H., LTE, MArborA, OCMNT, R.C.A., TPAQ, TRAQ
Principal Consultant
Columbus, OH

Mark Webber, Principal Consultant in the Rimkus Property Practice Group, is a Registered Consulting Arborist, Board Certified Master Arborist, and Certified Professional Horticulturist with more than 45 years of professional experience. His expertise includes the management of nursery, arboricultural, agricultural, and landscaping operations. Mark’s practice includes cases involving safe work practices, pesticide use, appraisals of crops, tree failures and plant damage, and an assortment of agricultural, arboricultural, and horticultural issues. Visit his full profile to learn more about his experience and qualifications.

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