Bernard M. Telatovich, P.E., Esq.  -  Engineer Of the Year 2008




Bernard M. Telatovich, P.E., Esq. is a partner and Vice President of Land Development at Benchmark Civil Engineering Services, Inc., a Land Development, Transportation and Surveying firm in Allentown, Pennsylvania.  He is also the President of Consulting Services & Investigations, LLC (CSI) a Forensic and Investigative Engineering firm in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

A graduate of Hazleton Area High School, Mr. Telatovich received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University in 1985.  In 1993, he obtained a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Florida.

His career as an engineer has taken him from Florida where he worked his way from project engineer to Vice President of a medium size engineering firm, and to the Lehigh Valley where he has worked with Benchmark since 2004.  In between, he has worked for contractors in New York City and as an Assistant County Attorney for Pasco County, Florida.  His forensic work, which includes accident reconstruction and premises liability, is ever expanding and has taken him from New York, to Florida, and as far west as Wyoming as a consultant on numerous related forensic engineering matters.  He also provides marketing services in Metropolitan New York City area for Cabot Creamery and Green Mountain Coffee.


Bernard M. Telatovich, P.E., Esq.


Mr. Telatovich is a registered professional engineer in three states (PA, NY, and FL) and a licensed attorney in two states (PA and FL.)  He remains active on the local scene with numerous societies and organizations.  He is the President-Elect of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the immediate Past Chairperson at the Lehigh Valley Engineering Council, a member of the engineering academic advisory board at Lehigh Career Technical Institute, a diplomat for the American College of Forensic Examiners, a member of the Bar Association of Lehigh County, and a member of several National Engineering Honor Societies.


Over his career, he has lectured before numerous groups including Florida Contractor, Professional Societies, and schools.  He has been an adjunct professor at the college level for more than ten years in the engineering, technology and legal departments.  He writes articles for his forensic newsletter for CSI, and has been a contributing author for many articles in the East Penn Business Journal.


Mr. Telatovich remains active within the community.  He has coached basketball on all levels from eight year old children to high school.  He is also a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem.  He and his wife, Michele, along with their children, reside in Bethlehem.