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David J. Brotman, FAIA Sunset Consultants

Scottsdale, Arizona
Architecture Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness - Standard of Care, Construction Document, Real Estate, Slip, Trip & Fall, Delay, Defect, Change Order, Building, Design, Coordination, Code Compliance, Contract Document, Management, Contract Administration, Architectural Detailing, Commercial, Retail, Hotel, Office, Institutional, Construction
Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, with over forty-five years of experience. Twenty-five years with RTKL Associates Inc., one of the World’s largest Architect and Engineering Firms, and served as its Vice Chairman. Past Planning Commissioner on the City of Malibu Planning Commission. Skills include all facets of Architectural Practice. Worldwide, multi-million dollar project experience includes retail, office, hotel, institutional, and mixed-use. Recently, qualified and served as Standard of Care, Coordination, and Delay Expert in a case involving a major retail project. This included deposition and trial testimony.
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James Caylor, PE Caylor Engineering & Associates, PLLC

West Fork, Arkansas
OSHA Expert Witness, Refrigeration Expert Witness - Industrial process refrigeration, cold storage, ammonia, carbon dioxide, piping, insulation, design, design review, OSHA, EPA, mechanical code analysis.
I have 15 years' experience as a refrigeration contractor, followed by 18 years' experience as a graduate engineer in industrial refrigeration ammonia and CO2 applications up to 5,000 TR. My engineering experience includes design and project management positions with a D/B contractor, a large food processor, an A&E firm (Deputy Director of the Food & Beverage Group) and my current consulting business. I'm registered as a PE in 11 states and have an NCEES Record. Current committee service includes the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (Standards-CM and Government Relations-VM) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (Std 15, TC 10.1, TC 10.3 and TC 10.5; VM on all). I have revised portions of chapter 2 in the 2014 and 2018 editions of the ASHRAE Refrigeration Handbook and am completing calculations of CO2 piping capacities in chapter 3. My work with the Refrigerating Engineers and Technicians Association includes vice pres...
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Joel Delman Informed Innovation Inc.

Los Angeles, California
Industrial Design Expert Witness, Intellectual Property Expert Witness - Design, Design Patent Infringement, Design Patent Validity, Utility Patent Infringement, Utility Patent Validity, Patent Litigation, Trade Dress Infringement, Trade Dress, Secondary Meaning, Functionality, Likelihood of Confusion, Product Design, Industrial Design
Formerly a corporate and intellectual property lawyer, I graduated Harvard Law School and later earned a Master's in Industrial Design at Pratt Institute. From toys to complex medical devices, I've spent the past 26 years guiding innovation through strategic product development, and have helped hundreds of clients bridge the elusive gap between creative insight and commercial success. As design consultant to a broad range of markets and industries, I keep my finger on the pulse of critical trends in consumer electronics, medical devices, transportation, IOT, toys, and a host of other product categories. With clients including LG Electronics, Swingline, Kimberly Clark, Olympus, Qualcomm, Novartis, Fisher Price, Blackberry, Dell, Intel, Disney and Hallmark, I bring that foundation of understanding to my work as design expert witness, and it has proven invaluable to developing effective litigation strategies and legal arguments. Designers think in such a unique way that it's been coi...
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Scott Friesen, P.E. Ivey Engineering, Inc.

San Diego, California
Engineering Expert Witness, Plumbing Expert Witness - HVAC, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing, piping, fire sprinkler, construction defects, claims, injury, mechanical, design, energy management, design errors, failure analysis
Ivey Engineering, Inc. (IEI) is an HVAC, plumbing, process piping, fire sprinkler and energy management consulting firm. The firm performs design work, forensic analysis, expert witness consulting, product liability, and construction claims consulting. The staff is comprised of professional engineers, former construction executives and service and repair professionals. We are licensed engineers and licensed contractors. We know what it takes to design, bid and construct projects. Contact Rush Porter, Director of Business Development, for information.
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Nicholas S. Drivas The Drivas Group,LLC

Orlando, Florida
Aviation & Aerospace Expert Witness, Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness - Airline Operations, Airworthiness, Regulations, Design, FAA, Engineering, Supplemental Type Certificates, Maintenance and Flight Operations, Investigation Analysis, Manufacturing, Certification, Aircraft
Nicholas Drivas is a well-known and respected member of the commercial air transport community. He has held high-level management positions with a number of domestic and foreign air carriers including Southwest Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines and AirTran Airways. He has also worked for engine manufacturer General Electric (GE) in positions focused on engineering, maintenance, reliability, quality and operations. His experience includes the areas of design, certification, production, operations and maintenance. Mr. Drivas is also knowledgeable about the interfaces between and among these various disciplines and regulatory agencies. Mr. Drivas holds both Commercial Instrument Pilot and Airframe & Power Plant technician licenses. He is also a FAA Designated Airworthiness Representative. He has been quoted as an expert in numerous periodicals devoted to the aviation industry. He was invited to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to “benchmark” best practices by review...
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Robert Hoekstra, Ph.D., M.Des. Hoekstra Design Group. LLC

Oviedo, Florida
Intellectual Property Expert Witness, Products Liability Expert Witness - Patents, Patent Infringement, Automation Safety, Design Defects, Design, Design Flaws/Defects/Failures, Manufacturing, Safety, Trade Secrets, Product Defects, Product Design, Product Liability
Dr. Hoekstra has broad expertise in intellectual property,including patent infringement, trade secrets and trade dress. He also has substantial expertise in product design, product liability and safety from the perspective of consumer products, commercial products and system design. He has over 30 years' experience in manufacturing, design and engineering, for multiple enterprises including as a NASCAR engine researcher and designer with Penske Racing. Bob is a published author of a robotics text and appears in numerous journals and conference papers that include automation systems, alternative fuels and automotive engine design. He has a Master's Degree in Design and a PhD in engineering with course work that spanned product design, safety, industrial systems design, robotics, kinematics and mechanical engineering. He is the holder of six US patents that include alternative automotive fuels and furniture design. He is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Central...
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Louis Vanacore, PE, PMP, CxP, CMRP J.B. Shepherd and Company

Marianna, Florida
Construction Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Management, Causal Analysis, Quality, Reliability, Safety, Design, Project Execution, Commissioning
LICENSES / CERTIFICATION: Florida Registered Professional Engineer License 14569 Project Management Professional (PMP) 1360434 Building Commissioning Professional Certification (BCxP) 8257201 Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) 151868 Florida General Contractors License CGC004831 (not active) Louis Vanacore is a Senior Associate Engineer with J.B. Shepherd and Company. Louis practices in the intersection of quality processes, design requirements, and management controls. Using a combination of awareness of system methodologies, human motivations, causal examination; a root cause for operational accidents, or product failures can be established. Louis’ broad and diverse experiences enable him to relate disparate information to establish the sequence of decisions, conditions, and actions which precipitate incidents. Louis’ experiences range from significant Federal government energy, military, and civil programs, industrial manufacturing, industrial proc...
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Richard D Curtis, PE Curtis Engineering Consulting Services, Inc.

Munster, Indiana
Engineering Expert Witness, Transportation Expert Witness - Railroad, Transit, Freight, Passenger, Vehicle, Design, Railcar, Patent, Management, Accident, Derailment, Breach
Professional Engineer, Consultant and Expert Witness with 40 years of significant contributions in the railroad and rail transit industries. Experience includes design, development, procurement, leasing, operation and maintenance of locomotives, freight cars and rail passenger cars (intercity, commuter, transit & light rail). As an expert witness with both BS and MS degrees in engineering, my years of experience and diversified background have provided a unique background to offer my clients.
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Mari S Truman, MS, PE OrthoBioMech LLC

Warsaw, Indiana
Biomechanics Expert Witness, Medical Devices Expert Witness - Occupant Motion, Injury Biomechanics, Orthopedics, Medical Product Liability, Duties of Manufacturer, Design, Testing, Manufacturing, Warnings, Instructions for Use, Injury Event Reconstruction, Failure Analysis, Injury Pattern, Soft Tissue Injury, Low Speed Collisions, Falls, Impacts, Sports
Licensed Professional Engineer Medical Device Design & Development  38+ years orthopaedic device development  12 patents Testified in State and Federal Courts , Injury Biomechanics and Medical Device Litigation  20+ trials  100+ depositions 38 years of experience in the biomechanics and orthopedics fields, 16 years forensic case analyses. I routinely deal with forces that are applied to the human body during many activities, including impact and injury scenarios. To assure the safety and efficacy of new medical devices, we define clinically relevant performance requirements for their installation and use, and then test to define the product specific performance characteristics. The physical principles and methods used in orthopedic biomechanics are the same as those used to reconstruct injury events. I am familiar with forces and loads applied to the hips, knees, wrist, shoulder, head, neck, lower back and skeleton in many typical activities, including sitting, walking, jumpin...
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David Alley, PE ANNA Inc.

Annapolis, Maryland
Electrical Engineering Expert Witness, Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness - electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, power plant, nuclear, gas, oil, coal, marine, design, commissioning
SUMMARY Electrical Power Plant Consulting Engineer and Project Manager experienced in • Switchgear, protection and control systems design, installation, startup, 
commissioning, performance testing and troubleshooting for • cogeneration, hydroelectric, geothermal, combustion turbine, steam 
turbine, diesel, gasoline and gas fired reciprocating engines and nuclear 
power plants and related equipment and systems for • power plant owners, facility owners, utilities, U. S. Navy, U. S. Air Force, 
US Coast Guard, MSC, environmental engineers, power system component manufacturers and switchgear & control systems manufacturers • Forensic expert witness and consultancy related to electrical engineering in electric power systems. 
 EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS • MBA, Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 1983-1985. • BSEE, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 1968-1972 LICENSES Registered Professional Electrical Engineer, in as ...
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Ole E Haaland, PE ANNA Inc.

Annapolis, Maryland
Electrical Engineering Expert Witness, Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness - electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, power plant, nuclear, gas turbine, generator, engineering, relays, design, contractor, commissioning, marine, Electrical Power, Utility, Power, Electrical Generation, Generation
SUMMARY Mr. Haaland has thirty four years experience in power production, design, construction, and commissioning, with 27 years managing people and projects. He is a registered professional engineer in Maryland and held a Senior Reactor Operator’s license at Indian Point #3 Nuclear Power Plant. Experience is in conventional, nuclear, and alternate fuel power plant mechanical and electrical systems management, design, construction, plant outage management, start-up, performance testing, and operation. He has performed as Project Manager, Construction Manager, and Commissioning Manager for several Greenfield power projects. He has successfully engineered, estimated, planned, executed work, and provided troubleshooting services for power plants of varied prime movers. His has been instrumental in meeting contractual and schedule requirements. EDUCATION AND COMMITTIES BSME, New York Institute of Technology, 1980 IEEE-45.1 Shipboard Power Systems – Design Committee ASSOCIATIONS...
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Robert C Hoffman Jr, PE Creative Product Solutions

Coloma, Michigan
Safety Expert Witness, Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness - warnings & labels, statistics, consumer goods, fire, electric shock, burns, appliances, forensics, design, testing, failure analysis, product liability
Registered professional engineer in the state of Michigan. I worked in the consumer goods industry (appliances) for over (28) years, which gave me the opportunity to serve on the dryer safety committee for the American Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), as well as work extensively with Underwriters Laboratory (UL). Recognized as a prominent knowledge source in the US on dryer fires and their causes, I was instrumental in the development of the clothes dryer drum containment standard recently implemented by all US codes agencies. I am certified to run both the UL and ANSI dryer drum fire containment test as well as the dryer base fire containment test. The training received to obtain master certifications in design for safety and force failure testing / analysis gives me broad experience in electric shock, over heated connections, arc tracking, contact burns, and codes standards. Design knowledge / experience includes the following: 1) Computer aided design (CAD), 2) Simul...
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Lester H Weitman Lester Weitman Consulting, L.L.C.

Royal Oak, Michigan
Automotive Expert Witness, Electricity Expert Witness - Wiring, EDS, fire, design, defect, FMEA, software, battery, module, display, distraction, stall
40 years at Ford Motor conceiving and implementing several industry 1st / high tech electronic features (i.e. Lamp Outage, Electronic Fuel Injection Module, and Touch Screen display). Education includes MIT electrical and mechanical engineering (BSEE), Master’s degree in Product Development (Systems Engineering/MBA) from University of Detroit-Mercy, as well as completing Doctoral curriculum in Engineering (ABD) from UDM. Past 17 years were spent teaching and coaching engineers in the proper engineering process disciplines and pointing out failure mechanisms in time to avoid them. One example was the attempt to release the Heated Windshield Washer module that was already in production at General Motors (GM). I saw the design was weak and would likely cause a fire and forced the supplier to re-design it. By the time Ford was ready to put it into production, GM announced a recall for the module catching on fire! Taught classes on Industry Standard Failure Mode Avoidance. Intern...
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