Construction Site Expert Witness
William Gulya, Jr. provides services related to:
-Excavation & Construction Site Preparation
-Earthwork and Grading
-Trenching, Shoring, Trench Collapse
-Underground Utilities - Storm Sewer, Sanitary Sewer, Water Mains
-Concrete Curbs, Sidewalks, Parking Lots, and OSHA Safety Compliance
Litigation Support Services
William Gulya Jr., provides litigation support as a Contractor Consultant in Litigation Prevention and as a Construction Expert Witness.
Areas of Expertise
William Gulya, Jr., is a member of the third generation of his family to work in the construction industry. His grandfather was a builder who constructed area homes out of old Army crates after World War II, because there was no wood in the area. Gulya's father, William, Sr., founded Middlesex Trenching Company in 1952 with a rubber-tired backhoe, one of the first hydraulically operated rubber-tire backhoes available.
When Gulya graduated from Union Technical Institute in 1972, he joined the business, which consisted of a dump truck, two backhoes and five employees meeting in a deli that had a payphone on the wall.
In addition, Mr. Gulya now provides contractor consulting - litigation prevention and expert consulting and expert witness testimony for attorneys, plaintiff and defense; contractors; general contractors; and government agencies.
All States. Locations in New Jersey, New York, and North Carolina.
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President & CEO, Middlesex Trenching Company, 1972 – Present
Excavation & Construction Site Preparation – earthwork and grading, water mains, sewer installation, trenching, containment, underground utilities, dike repair, heavy equipment rentals
Legal Experience & Services
Mr. Gulya has provided consulting, dispute resolution, and expert witness testimony in issues concerning: Construction Contract Disputes; Scheduling; Delay Claims; Differing Site Condition Claims; Change Order Justification, Support and Processing; Nonpayment Issues, Back Charges, construction safety, accidents heavy equipment and Lien Filings.
“Your professionalism, preparation, documentation and supporting backup for a case are some of the best I have ever seen.”
“You lay out the case facts so well it allows me to be more effective.”
“I retained Bill as a site work expert in a litigated case. He quickly understood the issues we needed to address and offered his perspective in a helpful and thorough manner. We relied heavily on Bill's opinions in settling the matter. Bill is very knowledgeable about his subject area and what lawyers need out of experts, including litigation and work product protocols. I would retain him again without reservation. Top qualities: Expert, On Time, High Integrity.”
Alternative Dispute Resolution UNC
OSHA 40 hour
OSHA Competent person
MSHA Certified Training
NJBIA New Jersey Business & Industry Association
Building Trades Association
UTCA Utility & Transportation Contractors Association
Quest Construction Estimating Institute
Hard Dollar Estimating
Articles in the Binder Machinery Spotlight magazine
Article in Construction magazine for Kerr Concrete Pipe
Articles in Middlesex Trenching Company Site-Lines publication
Book The Straight Truth- The Life of An Expert Witness
Union Technical Institute, 1972
University of North Carolina, Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2006
Ashford University BA 2013, major Communications, minor Criminal Justice
Articles Published by William Gulya, Jr.
Expert Witness Retainer Practices
Recently while being interviewed for a case by an attorney, after discussing the basic issue involved the attorney naturally asked about my fee structure. I outlined my fees in detail, and informed her that I hold the retainer until the end of the engagement and apply it to the last invoice I generate for the case and/or any unpaid invoices. However, the retainer is nonrefundable if I work on the case less than 10 hours.Read Article
Construction Trench Collapse Cases Require Knowledge and Experience with OSHA
Trench collapses (a.k.a. cave-ins) are one of the most feared construction accidents in the underground utility and site-work construction industry. The very thought of being buried alive and crushed by the soil is horrifying and often results in death or serious injury. Construction Trench Collapse Cases Require Knowledge and Experience with OSHA Trench collapses.Read Article
Expert Witness - A Valuable Asset
Are attorneys overlooking a valuable asset? Many indeed are. As in any field of expertise, there are good and bad expert witnesses. A slogan I once read said, “The right attorney can make the difference.” So too can the right expert witness.Read Article
Citations and Your Credibility
Whether you have been an expert witness for years or are just starting out, accurate research, proper formatting of citations and clarity will make your written report accurate, impressive and, most of all, credible. As you gain more experience in utilizing proper techniques you will become more comfortable and confident.Read Article