Rhodes Engineering Overview

Rhodes Engineering, located in Pleasanton, CA, near San Francisco is owned and operated by Dr. Mark A. Rhodes.  Established in 1992, Rhodes Engineering provides engineering consulting services. While we specialize in electrical matters, many cases involve a multidisciplinary approach. It is not uncommon for our analysis to include aspects of physics, mechanical engineering, material science, and human factors. Most of our clients are attorneys with open litigations related to incidents that resulted in property damage, injury, or death. We also work with insurance adjusters interested in evaluating claims with technical engineering aspects that are pre-litigation. A third dimension of our clientele involves patents disputes and related aspects of Intellectual Property.

Case types we handle

Shocks, arcs,  electrical injury, and electrocution

Cases involving injuries and property damage from electrical shocks and arcs are one of our core areas of expertise. It is no mystery that people can be injured or killed by electric shock. However, in actual shock incidents, the exact cause and nature of the shock is often complex and not obvious. Sometimes, there is no shock. Rather, the person involved is injured by radiant heat from an arc. Whatever, the situation, Rhodes Engineering will sort out the exact cause and nature of the injury or damage in your case.


Wildland and  Forest Fires (Electrical causation)

While  wildland and forest fires have many causes, two common causes are  electrical in nature: lightning and power utility equipment. Rhodes Engineering has worked on numerous forest fire cases involving downed power lines, exploding transformers, and other electrical causes. CAL Fire and the US Department of Justice are two of our major clients in this area.

Injuries involving equipment and machinery including:  cranes, scissor lifts, man lifts, hoists, electric doors, and gates

Industrial equipment control and power systems


Electrical fires and explosions in structures

Electric power systems (transformers, switch-gear,  power distribution)

High voltage

Excessive power consumption

Electrical interference (EMI, RFI)

Lasers, fiber optics, microfluidics, microwaves, radar, plasma, high-vacuum

Patents and intellectual property

Supporting litigation and insurance claims

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