Industry-Respected Forensic Investigations With Consistent Results


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Timely, Precise and Complete Results

When your property is affected by an event, responsiveness is key. With 120+ forensic engineers, construction consultants and experts on staff in key regions around the country, we are poised to respond to your request in a timely manner. We are up to date on the latest building technology and codes, provide unbiased property condition reports, and possess in-house expertise to prepare engineer-stamped repair design documents that support our conclusions.


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Forensic Investigations for Nearly Every Type of Building Structure


Property Loss

We work with insurance companies and building owners to analyze pre- and post-loss risk, damage and property claims resulting from natural or human-made events to ensure your real estate is covered. 

  • Construction Consulting
  • Forensic Engineering
  • Roof Consulting
  • Appraisals & Umpiring
  • Damage Cost Estimating
  • Restoration Project Monitoring
  • Building Collapses
  • Expert Witness
  • Subrogation Analysis
  • Builder’s Risk
  • Repair Design
  • Construction Administration
  • Code Analysis



Expert Witness

Our engineers, architects and consultants provide expert witness services in cases of construction defect disputes, property loss litigation defense and building system failures.

  • Litigation Consulting
  • Construction Defect
  • Expert Testimony
  • Building System Failures
  • Plaintiff and Defense
  • Property Loss Appraisals

“Lerch Bates’ staff was very responsive to our needs following a recent tornado event. They quickly contacted the insureds, scheduled site observations, and continually communicated to us the status of their investigations. Lerch Bates was instrumental in handling claims for clients in a way that made a very difficult situation surprisingly manageable.”