|Habitat Engineering & Forensics
446 - 17th Street, Suite 300
Oakland, CA 94612
Tel. (510) 8 9 1- 0 3 0 0
|Expert Witness, Insurance Claim & Legal Support Consulting
Fari Barzegar, Ph.D., P.E., CPEng
Practical experience, advanced training/education and demonstration skills, including several years of
university teaching & research, enable Dr. Barzegar to address a broad range of issues in his areas of
expertise and present them to lay audience.
The following is a partial list of cases for which Dr. Barzegar has assisted the client and/or their legal
counsel as an expert consultant/witness. Expert witness consulting has ranged from small to multi-million
dollar claims, including both plaintiff and defendant cases.
Partial Case/Project List Partial Client List
Caesars Palace (Las Vegas) v. Interstate Fire and Casualty/Fireman’s Fund
Southwest Post-Tension Systems, Inc. Insurance Companies
Pacific Bell Telephone Company v. Vogl & Meredith, LLP, and
Beliveau Engineering Contractors & City of Oakland Zurich American Insurance Company
Armstrong v. United States United States Attorney’s Office - Northern District of
Kingsway Cathedral v. City of Des Moines (Iowa), et al. Kingsway Cathedral, Inc.
Structural Investigation after Fire Capital Insurance Group
Sheldon United Terminals v. Industrial Specialists Cox, Wootton, Griffin, Hansen & Poulos, LLP,
Zurich American Insurance, and NACIC
Nationwide Mutual Insurance v. McCarthy & Rubright, LLP
Pneumatic Conveying & Manufacturing, et al.
Department of the Army v. Bar Cal Steel Company Interstate Fire and Casualty/Fireman’s Fund
Fregoso v. Pacific Gas & Electric Company, et al. Law Offices of Van Blois & Associates
Structural Investigation of Foundation Damage & Fair Anselm Plaza
Evaluation of Seismic Retrofit Options
The Regents of the University of California at Berkeley McMillan & Shureen LLP, and CNA Insurance
v. Stern-Williams, et al.
Illinois River Energy v. Fagen, et al. Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman, and
Colony Insurance Group
Resendiz v. Pinnacle Builders, Inc. Law Offices of Bradford & Barthel, LLP, and
Employers Compensation Insurance Company
Fong v. Mesa Development, et al. Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, and
ACE Westchester Specialty Claims
Zavala Mini-Storage Facility Chubb Insurance
Lei v. AAC Funding Clinton & Clinton, and CNA Insurance
Kraus v. The Grubb Company, et al. Stromberg Law Firm
Devolder v. DPR Construction and Law Offices of John N. Frye
Johnson Western Gunite
Nelson v. Sequoyah Country Club Downing Law Firm
Cutrufelli v. The Macerich Company, et al. Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP, and
Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.
Shah v. Chabra Law Offices of Valerian, Patterson & Stratman, and
Yen v. De Wolf Inspection Services, et al. Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, LLP, and
Liberty Surplus Insurance
Granite Construction v. Carter & Burgess and Wood & Bender, LLP
M. Arthur Gensler & Associates, Inc.
Hetrick v. Nibbi Construction, et al. Carlson, Calladine & Peterson LLP
Wittsack Residence Law Offices of James G. Schwartz
Clemente v. Campos Law Offices of Ewing & Associates
Gizzarelli v. Hakimi Stoddard, Berquist, Wood & Anderson, LLP
Berger v. Mirov Construction & Telesis Engineers, et al. The Schinner Law Group
Sollars Construction et al. v. Clayton Johnson, Inc., et al. Law Offices of James G. Schwartz
Panoramic Hill Association v. Law Office of Michael Lozeau
The Regents of the University of California at Berkeley
Bustamante v. Vu, et al. Calendo, Puckett, Sheedy & DiCorrado, LLP, and
Allstate Insurance Company
Shayesteh v. Norwalk Home Owners' Association The Law Offices of Friedland, Rivas & Associates
Andrews v. The City of Livermore Law Office of Victor M. Castro
Albert v. Frontline Inspection Services Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, LLP, and
Liberty Surplus Insurance
Ireland v. San Francisco Municipal Railway Sheppard-Rosen Law Firm, LLC
Charleston Place v. Bron Concrete Warda & Yonano, LLP
Ewrudje v. City of Berkeley, et al. Law Offices of George Holland
Coakley v. Kreger, et al. Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, LLP, and
STAR Insurance Company
Gresham v. City of San Jose O'Brien & Kelleher, LLP
Dwivedi v. Corrie Development Veres Reed & Veres
Crane v. Brenlar Investments Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, LLP
Town of Woodside v. Bridgman McCracken, Byers & Haesloop, LLP
Mohsanian v. Mahalati Sweeney, Mason, Wilson & Bosomworth
ACACIA Bank v. Chan Law Offices of Cary L. Dictor
Great American Insurance Company v. Ellison, Nielsen, Knibbs, Zehe & Antas, P.C.
Diablo Valley Masonry, Inc.
Besharati v. Marin County Public Works Department Kesten, Colton, Bogaards & Brandt
Lombardini Residence Law Offices of Peter J. Zouras
Goodin v. Selig Law Office of James R. Nicholas, Jr.
Tham v. Carona Engineers Peter Tham
Creekside Gardens Apartments JCM Partners, LLC