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About Our Firm.

The engineers at Berkeley Engineering and Research are some of the best specialists in their fields. With over 85 years of combined experience, our team brings a unique scientific perspective to investigate and analyze complex failures.

From product and mechanical failures to class action lawsuits, BEAR utilizes multiple engineering disciplines and scientific methods to deliver the perfect solution to your specific situation. 


Since 1998, we have specialized in litigation as expert witnesses and have significant experience, working both domestically and internationally.  Our engineers understand how important it is to communicate the science behind the findings and effectively and clearly share the information for trial.


We are proud to work on exceptional projects with exceptional people. The Golden Gate Bridge, Deepwater Horizon, and the San Bruno Pipeline failure are just a few of our projects that helped solve significant problems. In fact, BEAR Engineers were awarded the Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award for 2007 by The American Society of Civil Engineers for their participation in the Golden Gate Bridge Seismic Retrofit Project. Furthermore, we are always learning and growing our knowledge base from such extraordinary cases. 


We look forward to serving you on your next project.

Professional Affiliations.

BEAR engineers are affiliated with:

  • NSPE: National Society of Professional Engineers

  • ASME: American Society of Mechanical Engineers

  • VIBRATION INSTITUTE: an organization dedicated to the exchange of practical information about vibration and condition monitoring

  • NACE: National Association of Corrosion Engineers International

  • ASM-International: The Materials Information Society

  • SFPE: Society of Fire Protection Engineers

Our experts have testified in hundreds of legal cases and developed thousands of testing procedures and experiments.

  • BEAR Metallurgists and Materials Engineers can tackle any material science problem with state of the art laboratory equipment.

  • BEAR's diverse group of licensed Engineers are available for site inspections to investigate commercial and residential damages. With specialties in oil spills, environmental pollution, industrial accidents, including marine and wildfires, our team can find the answers to complex questions.

  • BEAR's valuable visuals and animations for court displays and testimony help tell the story to explain what happened and our conclusions.

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