Steven P. Viani, P.E., brings more than 43 years of hands-on engineering experience and integrity to his expert witness testimony and reports. He has provided technical construction and engineering litigation support in mediations, arbitrations, and courtroom trials. He owns and operates a direct hire construction company with annual revenue of about $1 million, which keeps him actively involved in the profession he loves.
Engineering Expert Witness Highlights
2022 | Deposition and trial testimony, Arza Trust v. Engelberg. SF Superior Court – plaintiff
2022 | Deposition regarding soil and structural conditions, MacGuinness v. 246 Carl St., San Francisco, Case No. CGC-20-586159, SF Superior court – plaintiff
2022 | Deposition, Diana Lui, et al. v. Artemis Investments, Inc., et al., Alameda County Superior Court – plaintiff
2020 | Expert testimony and technical reports, Ammari v. Temurian, LA County Superior Court. BC608980
2019 | Deposition, City of Los Angeles, Acting By And Through Harbor Commissioners, Case NC061384
2018 | Deposition, Kaplan v. Biltmore Hotel, Case Name: O-028248, LA Superior Court
2018 | Deposition, Waldorf v. Schultz, San Mateo Superior Court
2018 | Scope of damages and repair methodology, testimony in San Mateo County Superior Court, Peters v. Montgomery Sansome
2017 | Technical reports for mediation in Orange County Superior Court, Eng v. Milan Construction, 30-2016-00861627
2017 | Declaration against AMCO expert, NKD v. AMCO, Stanislaus County Superior Court, 679681
2017 | Declaration, Butte County Superior Court, Thomas Fogarty, et al. v. Glenn A. Rick Engineering, et al., deposition in August 2018
2016 | Deposition, Vardanyan v. AMCO, Fresno Superior Court, 11CECGO2112
2015 | Deposition, homeowner claim against design engineer and contractor. Gini v. Dixon, Placer County Superior Court, SCV0032617, 2015-2017
2014 | Deposition and trial testimony, Lovco v. War. Dispute involving loss of business from unlicensed recycling facility, Los Angeles County Superior Court
2014 | Deposition, City of Alhambra v. Tait Environmental. City claim of exterior damage from neighboring pile driving operation. Found damage to City building caused by improper design/construction, 2009-2014
2013 | Deposition in San Mateo County Superior Court, Chang v. Farmers Insurance. Dispute involving insurance coverage, cost to rebuild and toxic contamination
2012 | Mediation involving vibration damage caused by pile driving, City of SF v. Foundation Constructors, Inc.
Insurance Investigations & Claims
Steve’s provided expert investigation and reporting for approximately 500 insurance claims involving causation, origin, scope of damage and cost to repair for files involving structural damage, water intrusion, earth movement, fire, accidents, tree and auto impact, flooding, wind, mold, construction defects and other causes. View insurance expertise cases.
Need an Expert Civil Engineer to Testify in Your Case?
Steve Viani, PE, is an experienced engineer expert witness who is actively involved in construction and engineering projects. View recent cases where Steve has testified as an engineering expert witness.
Engineering and Construction Expertise
- Engineering expert and construction expert witness testimony
- Construction contract resolution
- Insurance investigations and appraisals
- Water damage investigations
- Superfund sites and hazardous waste remediation
- Insurance and subrogation claims
- Landslide repair and soils testing
- Construction defects and cost analysis cases