Jimmy D. Dunham, Expert Witness, Corrosion Control & Water Tank Engineer

Jim D. Dunham, P.E.

Jim Dunham has over 49 years of general engineering experience, including 21 years with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. His specialty is steel structures and protective coatings for corrosion control, including water tanks. He has designed and supervised over 500 water tank construction and rehabilitation projects. Jim founded Dunham Engineering in 1992 and grew the company into one of the premier structural engineering specialty firms in the region. Learn More

Professional Associations

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE)
American Welding Society (AWS)
National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE)
The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC)
American Water Works Association (AWWA)
Texas Rural Water Association (TRWA)
Oklahoma Rural Water Association (ORWA)

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Expert Witness Services:

Based on my education, training, and experience, I will provide a professional opinion to:

1: Review and interpret the evidence that has been or will be presented for mediation, arbitration or litigation.

2: Furnish an expert witness report providing objective expert opinions as to the engineering issues involved.

3: Participate in mediation or testify in court as needed.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your qualifications?

BS in Architectural Construction -
Texas A&M University in 1970

ME in Civil Engineering -
Texas A&M University in 1980

Licensed as a Professional Engineer (PE) in 1980 in Texas – The engineering profession’s highest standard of competence, a symbol of achievement and assurance of quality.

Certifications in:


Lead Paint Abatement C3

Certified NACE Coating Inspector Level 2

Certified Welding Inspector

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How many cases have you testified in?

From 1995 to 2019, a total of 9 litigated cases.

What is your area of specialty as an Expert Witness?

Steel structures and protective coatings for corrosion control including water tanks.

What is your role as an Expert Witness?

My role of an expert witness is to assist the court and jurors in reaching objective decisions by furnishing independent expert analysis and expert opinions as to the engineering issues relevant to the mediation, arbitration or litigation.

What sets you apart from other engineering expert witnesses?

In addition to academic knowledge, over 49 years of experience in general engineering including 21 years with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and 28 years with my company, Dunham Engineering, which I built into one of the top structural and corrosion engineering specialty firms in the region.

As a seasoned expert witness with extensive technical and courtroom experience, I will anticipate and avoid intimidation and attempts by opposing counsel to confuse the court and jury during cross-examination.

Why do I need a Structural and Corrosion Engineering Expert Witness?

In most cases, the complexities of a case involving elevated structures is difficult for most jurors and even judges to understand.

As an expert in the field of water tank engineering, an expert witness can assist fact finders in understanding the complex engineering issues and all the data that has been presented. In addition, an expert witness is able to offer a professional expert opinion based on his or her years of experience with structural and corrosion engineering issues.

In what states are you licensed?

Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

Where are you located?

College Station, Texas

How do I contact you?

Call 979-820-1648 – leave a message if necessary.