Forensic Engineering, Expert Witness

& Product Development Services

Berkeley Engineering And Research, Inc., is one of California's leading scientific experts, serving law firms, insurance companies, government agencies, and other corporations.

cause analysis of failures of all kinds + environmental + industrial +

product + prototyping + mechanical + fires + explosions +  complex events + catastrophic losses

consulting + testing + accident reconstruction + litigation support + design + prototyping


Our 10,000 square foot, state-of-the-art laboratory, and industry-leading team of Forensic Engineering Experts are able to provide expert design and engineering services for a wide range of industries. BEAR experts have extensive deposition and trail testimony experience across the country.


Founded in 1986, our engineers have consulted on hundreds of critical, high-profile projects including the Alaskan Pipeline, the Golden Gate Bridge, the BP Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the Milwaukee Brewers Stadium roof collapse, the Lan Chile airplane fire at the Miami airport, and the San Bruno pipeline explosion, among many others. 

BEAR engineers also develop a wide range of specialized products, from cauterizing forceps for surgery that prevent tissue burning to powerline detectors for cranes and lifts to high strength frame and body components for automobiles and trucks. 

Our investigative approach as problem solvers covers every angle. We seek to find out what happened, why it happened, who or what caused it, and all possible preventative solutions - communicating our findings to our clients in a comprehensive and meaningful way.

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Berkeley Engineering And Research, Inc, was founded by Philip Alei, Ph.D., P.E, and Glen Stevick, Ph.D., P.E., and together with David Rondinone, Ph.D., PE., have over 50 years of combined experience, and have successfully worked on hundreds of cases and research projects related to mechanical, electrical, civil, and materials engineering. 








Consumer Product

Energy + Power 




Maritime, Offshore + Inland

Medical Equipment

Military + Defense


Oil + Gas



Accident Reconstruction

Auto + Bus + Airline+ Railroad Failures

Battery Analysis

Biomechanics Analysis

Building Systems, Elevators, Escalators

Catastrophic Forensic Services

Computer Animation,Trial Graphics, Video Services

Construction Claims and Disputes

Courtroom Support

Design Services & Prototypes

Electrical Engineering Expert Services

Environmental + Health-Related Consulting

Evidence Storage

Expert Testimony

Explosion Testing + Analysis

Failure Analysis

FMEA (Failure Mode & Effect Analysis)

FEA + Stress Analysis

Fire + Water Cause & Origin

Geotechnical/Structural Damage Assessments

Inspection Services + 3D Scanning

Lab Services

Medical Device and Equipment Failures

Metallurgical + Materials Testing

Patent Analysis and IPRs

Premises Liability

Product Development

Product Liability + Testing 

Property Loss Consultants

Scanning + Monitoring Systems


Berkeley Engineering And Research, Inc's Labs and Offices in Berkeley, CA