James N. Pyatt

Senior Property Practice Leader / P.E. / St. Louis


Mr. Pyatt holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering with a Geotechnical Engineering emphasis and is a licensed professional engineer in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas. He has over 30 years of experience in the geotechnical engineering, construction material testing, and forensic evaluation fields.

Over the past seven years, Mr. Pyatt has focused much of his expertise on investigating cause and origin of damage to various properties. He has performed hundreds of engineering investigations on residential, commercial and industrial properties evaluating site issues, including foundation settlement investigations, grading and erosion evaluations, construction vibration damage, mine subsidence damage, slope stability and retaining wall evaluations, moisture intrusion/water damage, tornado and storm damage, structural damage, fire damage, vehicle impact and tree impact damage, and construction defect determinations.

Education and Certifications

  • BS Civil Engineering, University of Missouri – Rolla
  • MS Civil Engineering, University of Missouri – Rolla
  • Registered Professional Engineer in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Mississippi, and Texas