Thursday, May 30, 2019

11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Louisville Bar Center
  • Government/Non-Profi Membert $40.00
  • Judge $0.00
  • LBA YLS Member $15.00
  • Member $80.00
  • Non-Member $160.00
  • Paralegal Member $20.00
  • Sustaining Member $72.00

May 29, 2019 11:00 PM

  • Regular Lunch $8.50
  • Veggie Lunch $8.50

The objective of this presentation is to provide attendees an understanding of all the components of expert forensic engineering investigations from an expert’s perspective. With such an understanding, attorneys involved in cases will have better control and efficiency in processing such cases. The presentation will include review of the various elements of how an engineering failure can occur and how to proceed in investigating and prosecuting such cases. Key case examples which the author was intimately involved in will be introduced to illustrate and provide clarity to important concepts. Although the focus of the cases presented here is geotechnical engineering in nature, many of the concepts or principles disseminated through these cases would be applicable to prosecuting other expert engineering or forensic cases. Also, at the end of the presentation, some advices are provided from an expert’s perspective.


Speaker: Gennaro G. Marino, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE has been a forensic engineer specializing in a wide range of geotechnical cases for over 30 years and provided expert witness services for over 100 cases. During that time, he has been an expert engineer on a wide variety of complex engineering projects ranging from high profile cases involving catastrophic hurricane damage and disastrous mine subsidence to minor earthquake damage evaluation and litigation involving numerous other forensic events. Dr. Marino is also an Associate Member of the American Bar Association and he is the Chairman of the Civil Engineering Subcommittee of the ABA’s Expert Witness Committee. In addition, he has written extensively on geoforensic topics and has over 100 published professional papers and a book titled Earthquake Damage and Repair. He is also a member of the ASCE Forensic Division Committee on Practices to Reduce Failures. Dr. Marino received a 2015 Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Illinois. In 2011, Dr. Marino was selected as the Central Illinois, ASCE Civil Engineer of the Year. As president of Marino Engineering Associates, Inc., MEA was chosen as 1st runner-up for the Central Illinois, ASCE Civil Engineering Project of the Year for 2010. In 2013, The Academy of Geo-Professionals (AGP) of ASCE recognized Dr. Marino as a Diplomate Geotechnical Engineer (D.GE) for his superior expertise and experience, strong ethics, commitment to life-long learning and continued professional development in the field of Geotechnical Engineering.


All handout materials are via electronic download. Paper copy may be purchased for an additional cost.


Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be received by the LBA 24 hours in advance to receive a credit or refund. Substitutes will be allowed.

Credit Status: Approved
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