Peyman Tabatabaei joins HKA’s Forensic Technical Services practice as a Director

HKA, a leading global consultancy in risk mitigation, dispute resolution, expert witness, and litigation support services, announces that Peyman Tabatabaei has joined HKA’s Forensic Technical Services (FTS) practice as a Director based in Los Angeles, California.

Peyman brings more than twenty years of civil/geotechnical experience and has worked on a wide range of infrastructure, residential and commercial developments, transportation, and road projects, including natural and man-made slopes, shallow and deep foundations, earth dam design, and safety reviews. He has completed geotechnical investigation reports and performed detailed liquefication analyses, slope stability modeling, monitoring and assessments, limit equilibrium modeling, and deformation analysis for numerous high-profile civil infrastructure projects. At HKA, Peyman will analyze and evaluate geotechnical engineering issues and develop expert opinions on the factors that lead to a deficiency or failure and the parties responsible. He will also develop forensic engineering reports summarizing the facts, analyses, and tests performed to present expert findings and opinions.

“Peyman’s geotechnical engineering experience and expertise in the United States, Canada, and overseas is a welcome addition to our growing Forensic Technical Services (FTS) practice as we expand capabilities with new and existing clients.”

Michael Griffin, Partner, Forensic Technical Services Lead, Americas

“I am thrilled to embark on this journey with HKA. Joining this innovative team is not just a career move; it’s a step into a world of exciting challenges, endless possibilities, and the chance to contribute to cutting-edge solutions,”

Peyman Tabatabaei, Director

Peyman is a licensed Professional Engineer in California, Iowa, Alberta, and British Columbia and has held several geotechnical engineering positions throughout the world, including Kleinfelder, Atkins/SNC-Lavalin, Flour Canada, and E2K Engineering, Ltd. He is a member of the Calgary Geotechnical Society (CyGS), fluent in Farsi, and earned a Master’s Degree in soil mechanics and foundation (geotechnical) engineering and a Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) in civil engineering.


HKA is the leading global consultancy in risk mitigation, dispute resolution, expert witness, and litigation support services.

HKA brings a proud record of excellent service and high achievement to bear on today’s challenges. As trusted independent consultants, experts, and advisors, we help clients manage disputes, risk, and uncertainty on complex contracts and challenging projects. Our advice is impartial, incisive, and authoritative.

We work with government agencies, local authorities, contractors, legal firms, and other professional service providers, as well as owners and operators, financial institutions, and insurers. HKA’s global portfolio includes some of the world’s largest and most prestigious commissions across a wide range of industries, including aerospace and defense, buildings, energy and natural resources, environment and climate change, financial services, healthcare and life sciences, industrial and manufacturing, marine and shipping, mining and metals, oil and gas, power and utilities, real estate and tourism, sports and entertainment, technology, media and telecoms and transportation infrastructure.

HKA has in excess of 1,000 experts, consultants, and advisors across 45+ offices in 17 countries with the skills and experience that are essential to get to the heart of even the most complex issues. Our people have vast first-hand experience spanning all major industries and the world’s most complex megaprojects, as well as an international track record of achieving successful outcomes.

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NameAndrew J. Katz, CPSM
TitleAmericas Marketing and Communications Director
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