Lerch Bates Forensics’ highly qualified and experienced staff of engineers, architects, and consultants is consistently retained to provide expert witness services in cases of construction defect disputes, property loss appraisals, and builder’s risk claims.
Lerch Bates Forensics’ forensic engineering consultants routinely investigate complex failures of materials, assemblies, and systems to provide factual and unbiased opinions regarding causation, repair methodology, and liability. We pride ourselves on our well-rounded services such as BECx, Design, and Assessments, avoiding the stigma of “hired guns” too often associated with individuals or firms that focus solely on litigation or appraisals. This also assists Lerch Bates Forensics in determining realistic repair options that we would design ourselves.
“When requested we have recommended engineers at Lerch Bates Forensics as expert witnesses for our clients. They are one of the few experts we recommend.”
— Geri O’Brien Williams, Dworkin, Chambers, Williams, York, Benson & Evans