John M. Newell

Consultant / P.E. / New Orleans


Mr. Newell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Louisiana State University and is a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Louisiana, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina. He has experience in multiple industries, including oil & gas, construction, and forensics.

 Mr. Newell has sized and designed oil & gas pipelines, pumps, vessels, and pressure safety valves.  As a forensic engineer, 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 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 phenomenon’s, as well as the analysis of residential and commercial building structures and their relative compliance with the local governing building code(s).  Mr. Newell has determined the structural salvageability of structures damaged by the aforementioned causes, determined the requisite scope of repair and restoration of those damages to both residential and commercial properties, and managed subcontractors of varying disciplines in the preparation of line-item cost estimates for the remediation of those damages.

Education and Certifications

BS Civil Engineering, Louisiana State University
Registered Professional Engineer – Florida, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas