John M. Newell

Consultant / P.E. / New Orleans


A graduate of Louisiana State University, Mr. Newell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and is a registered professional engineer in Louisiana, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, and Mississippi.

Mr. Newell has in-depth knowledge and experience spanning multiple industries, including oil & gas, construction, and forensics. Mr. Newell has managed, inspected, investigated, and analyzed numerous simultaneous damage claims, engineering failures, and consulting projects for the legal industry, insurance carriers and independent adjusters, contractors, large-scale civil municipal projects, government organizations, and other private parties and institutions. He has performed forensic investigations and analyses within specialized areas including, but not limited to, single- and multi-family dwellings, warehouses, office buildings, shopping centers, and schools, as well as apartment and condominium complexes.

Mr. Newell has investigated damages to residential and commercial properties resulting from various causes, including catastrophic weather events such as floods, hail, hurricanes, and tornadoes, construction defects, engineering design defects, construction projects, construction-induced ground vibrations, failure of sewerage and drainage structures, slope failures and deflection of temporary retaining structures, and other geotechnical phenomena, as well as the analysis of residential and commercial building structures and their relative compliance with the local governing building code(s). He has performed cause and origin investigations of water/moisture intrusion, rot and decay to structural framing members, differential foundation movement, and structural collapses. Mr. Newell has determined the structural salvageability of residential and commercial properties damaged by the aforementioned causes, determined the requisite scope of repair and restoration, and managed subcontractors of varying disciplines in the preparation of line-item cost estimates for the remediation of those damages.

Education and Certifications

• Civil Engineering, B.S.: Louisiana State University
• Registered Professional Engineer: Alabama (License No. 38566), Florida (License No. 86017), Louisiana (License No. 42855), Mississippi (License No. 30332), North Carolina (License No. 047470), South Carolina (License No. 36053), and Texas (License No. 132050)