Expert Witness Biography
Gerry Traverso is a civil engineer with extensive experience involving highways, roadways, and municipal infrastructure. He applies his expertise to forensic casework involving roadway design, construction, and maintenance as they pertain to motor vehicle crashes. He also extends his expertise to construction disputes involving transportation and municipal infrastructure projects as well as eminent domain cases.
Gerry worked for the Department of Transportation for the States of Tennessee and Illinois. In these roles, Gerry was tasked with providing field investigations, analysis, reports, depositions and court testimony for several land acquisition and Eminent Domain cases in the greater Chicago area. He also has broad private sector experience in engineering and planning of highways, freeways, parking lots, intersections, bike lane, pavement design and sidewalk projects as well as maintenance of traffic design and traffic control plans for roadway construction projects.
Gerry is a Professional Engineer (P.E.) licensed in more multiple states and a certified Project Manager Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI). He is fluent in both English and Spanish and is an active member in many professional organizations, including the American Society of Highway Engineers, the National Society of Professional Engineers, and the Florida Engineering Society. Gerry is certified by the Florida Department of Transportation in Advance Work Zone Traffic Control required for the preparation of Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) plans and Traffic Control Plans (TCP). Gerry is also an Adjunct Professor of Highway and Transportation Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, Orlando Campus, where he teaches courses on geometric roadway design, capacity, and safety.