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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 highly skilled team of

Forensic Engineering Experts are able to provide comprehensive design and engineering services for a wide range of industries. BEAR experts have extensive

multi-state trial and deposition experience.


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.


Our founders, Philip Alei, Ph.D., P.E,

and Glen Stevick, Ph.D., P.E., together

with David Rondinone, Ph.D., PE.,

have over 50 years of combined experience, successfully working on cases and research projects, from

failure analysis and product defects

to patent litigation and prototyping.

Our team's expertise in mechanical, electrical, civil, and materials

engineering provides unique solutions.








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 and 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
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