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Brian Russell

PE, JD

Lead Forensic Engineer

Areas of Expertise

Code Review + Compliance
Water Intrusion
Premises Liability Investigations
Structural Failure Analysis
Concrete Consulting + Testing
Foundation + Soil Failure
Building Damage Assessment, Construction Defect + Remediation Design

Brian Russell, PE, JD is a Lead Forensic Engineer with experience in forensic engineering investigations, structural engineering and project management. Mr. Russell received his JD from the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from California State University Fullerton. He is licensed as a Professional Engineer in 6 states.


As the Engineer of Record for over 150 projects and experience as the project engineer on several hundred others, Mr. Russell possesses professional expertise in the design of wood, steel, concrete, masonry and post-tensioned structures. He has meaningful experience designing buildings for sizeable snow, wind and seismic loading conditions and is also versed in the attachment and anchorage of mechanical units and solar panel systems. He also has experience in the seismic retrofitting of existing buildings.

Education / Certifications
  • Registered PE: CA, CO, FL, NV, PA, WA
  • Doctor of Juris Prudence, Pennsylvania State University
  • MS, Civil Engineering, California State University, Fullerton
  • BS, Mathematics, Chapman University

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