Providing litigation support and expert witness services on all aspects of land development improvements and public & private works.
Welcome to DIRTONU, INC.
After 22 years as a general engineering contractor and 12 years at The Moote Group providing consulting services to the land development industry Steve has launched DIRTONU, Inc. to focus his diverse expertise on litigation support and expert witness services. Steve has a perspective on general engineering contracting unmatched by opposing experts in the field having been involved in the bidding of over 2,000 projects since 1978 and managing over 300 of those projects in the mass grading and site development arena as a principal owner of the firm.
After spending 22 years in general engineering contracting Steve spent twelve years as a consultant providing services that included cost estimating and presentation of land development pro formas for landowners and builders; construction oversight services for massive grading projects; served as the Senior Project Manager of several large land development projects in southern California including the 1,097-acre Playa Vista development, the Starfield Sycamore Creek project in Riverside, The Campus in El Segundo by Thomas Partners and Boeing Realty’s Seal Beach Gateway project; and, provided expert witness services in excess of 300 matters.
During the past 10 years Steve has been deposed on 43 occasions as an expert witness and appeared in 21 trials. In early 2012 Steve sat on an Expert’s Panel and presented his opinion on standard of care of an underground contractor and inspector on a five mile long 42″ sewer line that had failed.
EXPERT LITIGATION SUPPORT
DIRTONU, Inc. provides litigation support and expert witness services on all aspects of land development improvements and public & private works street and underground improvements including cost to repair, quantity disputes, contract and contract change order discrepancies, standard of care issues for all parties, percentage of completion, delay and acceleration claims.
DIRTONU, Inc. will continue to provide contractors with claims avoidance and mitigation assistance including contract change order preparation, quantity verification and contract correspondence analysis.
DIRTONU, Inc. will also engage in select Surety takeover work where the project involves highly diversified public works engineering and building construction.
"Thanks again for being available and working hard through the close of evidence."
Thomas L. Vincent - Payne & Fears LLP
"The most critical witnesses were the experts who testified for the respective sides; Steven Murow for the Plaintiff and (...) for the Defendants. Mr. Murow was credible and experienced. He was also quite knowledgeable while (...) was not. The court ruled in favor of the Plaintiff, and bases its findings on the testimony of Mr. Murow."
Hon. Richard A. Stone - Neutral Arbitrator
"You obviously played a HUGE part in the verdict coming back the way it did - several of the jury members I spoke with were highly complementary of you and your testimony - we already knew we had the best man for the job."
Paul Manning - TriPacific Capital Advisors
"There is no question whatsoever that the amount of the settlement is credit to your hard work and expert analysis... You are a consummate professional."
Walter H. Root - http://www.ocemploymentlaw.org/
"This Neutral Arbitrator has never quite seen the total dissembling of a cost to repair expert as that accomplished at trial by Claimants expert, Mr. Steven Murow."