Construction Expert Witnesses

Construction expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on construction. The construction expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Accident Reconstruction, Accounting, Agriculture Engineering, Appraisal & Valuation, Architecture, Blasting and Explosives, Building Inspection, Business Damages, Business Valuation, Civil Engineering, Construction, Construction Defects, Construction Engineering, Electricity, and Energy.

Paul L. Johnson

Gryphon Consulting

Construction Defects, Construction - Residential, commercial, leaks, tenant fit-outs, kitchens, baths, remodels, construction related slip-fall & personal injury, historic buildings, restaurants, roofs, siding, critical path, luxury construction, high-end construction, wine cellars, cabinetry, Schluter Systems, tile, stone, masonry
Award-Winning construction professional. 45 years of hands-on experience. Founder/operator of two highly-successful construction firms. Experience includes all aspects of residential and high-end residential construction, new builds and remodeling, light commercial construction and tenant build-out - multiple new builds, over 60 whole home remodels, over 500 kitchen remodels, approximately 400 master bath remodels, numerous tenant fit out projects, restaurants, and a historic landmark complete renovation. Extensive consulting experience as an Owner's Representative. Patented inventor of a cabinet installation assembly. Author of the book Residential Building & Remodeling, On Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CJ7GMDJM. I work to stay current on construction processes, materials, technique's, industry changes and codes through construction of investment properties. Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to: • Construction Defects • Personal Injury resulting from Cons...

Mohamed E. Hassan, PhD, PE

Hassan Consulting Group, LLC

Construction, Construction Defects - Engineering Design, Building Codes, construction management, structural engineering, infrastructure engineering, reinforced concrete, steel structures, bridges, Structure engineer, foundations, piers, abutments, and soil analysis.
- 45 years construction design and management of commercial and residential projects. - 15 years Construction Expert Witness - 10 years of teaching experience in George Mason University, DeVry University and NVCC - 15 years of mediation and conflict resolution Mohamed Hassan, PhD, PE has 45 years of diversified experience in the construction industry for commercial and residential projects. He is the principal of Hassan Consulting Group, LLC specializing in designing and building a variety of projects. He was an adjunct professor at George Mason University, DeVry University, and Northern Virginia Community College. LICENSES: He is a licensed professional engineer in the states of Virginia and Texas. He is also licensed contractor in the state of Virginia and District of Colombia (Washington DC). He is certified by the Supreme Court of Virginia as a Mediator. He is admitted in Virginia, West Virginia and Washington DC Court Systems. CONSTRUCTION EXPERT: Experienced in const...

Thomas Collier, Jr

Collier Consultants

Construction, Premises Liability - Defects, personal injury, insurance, codes, commercial, residential, accidents, falls, asbestos, ADA, sewer, water, liability, damages, general contractor, fire, flood, contracts, subcontractors, engineer
Highly experienced construction and premises expert. Specializes in large commercial and multi-residential construction disputes and serious bodily injury claims. Has served on over 300 cases as an expert witness and dozens of cases as an arbitrator. 30+ years’ experience as a general contractor and owner/developer focusing on condominiums, roads, sewers, subdivisions, offices and other major construction. Summa Cum Laude/Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina. Consultant (2008-Present): Georgia, North Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Cases include commercial defects and delays, serious personal injuries, multifamily, sewers, roads and drainage, retail, insurance, professional liability, and construction business practices. Approximately equal representation of plaintiffs and defendants. General Contractor - President of Buckhead Classic (2006 – presen): Projects include defective construction repair, new construction, fire and flood...

Lamar T. Hawkins, PE, JD

PEG, Inc.

Birmingham, Alabama
Engineering, Premises Liability - Civil Engineering, Fall Protection, Construction, Analysis, Industrial Safety including OSHA and NFPA. See www.peginc.biz for Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geo technical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering.
PEG, Inc. offers consultation and expert testimony in many specialized areas, such as the following: Accident Reconstruction & Investigations Building Codes Concrete Failures Construction & Environmental Construction Equipment Accidents Construction Safety & Related Codes Cooling Towers & Hydraulics Electrical Engineering Excavation, Blasting & Trenching Exhibit Reconstruction & Investigations Fall Protection Highway & Transportation Problems Mechanical Engineering Metallurgy & Welding / Failure Studies OSHA Issues Paints, Coatings & Lead Abatement Premise Liability Product Failure & Liability Issues Safety Issues (Construction, Industrial & Product) Slips, Trips & Falls Software Engineering Studies Structural Steel & Building Failure Studies

Justin Hall, MAS, PE

Hall Engineering Group, Ltd

Little Rock, Arkansas
Engineering, Construction Defects - Civil Engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering, construction, construction fault, forensic engineering, structural failure, structural inspection. Licensed in AR, TX, OK, MO, KS, MS.
Expert consultant/witness in over 50 cases with trial experience across the South including AR, MO, OK, TX, TN, LA and MS. Justin Hall, PE is a licensed professional engineer providing a broad range of services in forensic engineering to insurance companies and law firms, construction, energy, mining, and technology, engineering and architectural firms, governmental and educational institutions, property owners, builders and individuals. With over 20 years of experience in engineering and forensic consulting, design, construction assessments, international codes and research, Justin Hall, PE has provided clients with structural analysis and design, condition assessment, damage investigations, failure analysis, construction consulting & management, and expert testimony. States include Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana and Mississippi. SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE - Engineering & Construction Forensics — Expert Consulting/Witness; Structural; Insurance...

Advisors / Experts @MCS Associates

National Expert Witness/Consulting Group

Tustin, California
Real Estate, Insurance - Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Construction, SBA, Lending, Appraisal, RESPA/TIL, Broker standards, Escrow, Title insurance, Leasing, Property management, Foreclosure, Agent/Broker duties, Insurance underwriting, Claims, Bad faith, Life, Health, Disability, Property/Casualty, Reinsurance, etc.
MCS Associates (established 1973) is a nationwide specialist expert witness and litigation consulting group that concentrates in seven key areas:  Banking and Lending  Securities & Investments  Investment Banking & Finance  Financial Services  Insurance  Real Estate  Damages, Economic Analysis & Forensic Accounting Our company takes greater pride and care in identifying and selecting the right experts with the specific specialized expertise needed for each assignment, and we undertake expert witness assignments throughout the United States. Our clients include several thousand leading national and regional law firms, as well as many smaller and specialized boutique practices, and we also work extensively with numerous regulatory and government agencies Real Estate, Insurance - Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Construction, SBA, Lending, Appraisal, RESPA/TIL, Broker standards, Escrow, Title insurance, Leasing, Property management, Foreclosure, Agent/Broker duties, ...

Stanford R Brown, B.Sc., CSP, CSHP, CRSP, CHSC

Raising the Standard Consulting Inc.

California
Safety, OSHA - Construction, Mining, Workplace Inspections, Crane, Rigging, EM 385-1-1, First Aid/CPR/AED, General Industry, Accident Investigation, Safety Training, Compliance, Workplace Conditions, Fall Protection, Powered Industrial Trucks, Machine Guarding, Excavation, Trenching, Scaffolds, Multi-Employer
Stanford R. Brown, B.Sc., CSP, CSHP, CRSP, CHSC, has over 30 years of experience managing safety and health for various projects. He has been involved with multiple construction safety/OSHA cases as an expert witness. A sampling of the expert witness cases he has been involved with include: • Workplace injury at refinery construction project. • Worker fatally electrocuted during a paving incident. • Construction training and safety standards for power tool injury. Safety and Slip Trip & Fall, EM 385-1-1, OSHA, (SSHO), Competent Person, First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Trainer, Certified Safety Professionals (CSP) designation with the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, Certified Safety and Health Professional (CSHP) in the State of Hawaii. Construction and General Industry, Accident Investigation, Fall Protection, Forklift, Aerial Lift, Boom Lift, Scissor Lift, Machine Guarding, Amputation, Struck By, Caught Between, Scaffold, Ladder, Roofing Safety, Amputation, Excavation/T...

Scott Cohen

The Green Scene

Chatsworth, California
Construction Defects, Landscape Design - Pool Expert, Construction Defects, Construction Expert, Concrete patios, Landscaping, Vanishing Edge, Landscape Design, Concrete Contractor, Swimming Pools, Outdoor Fireplace, California Contractors, spas, Ponds and Waterfalls, Hardscape, Masonry, Fire Pits, Safety, Swimming Pool Tile Delamination
Cohen has provided professional forensic services as a member of the industry expert program for the contractors state license board since 2002. His forensic services are less than 10% of his professional services, offered equally for plaintiffs and defendants. Cohen’s forensic Practices Assurances: - Cohen will formulate and articulate his opinions with truthfulness and clarity - Cohen will provide opinions only on subjects where he is qualified and which are based on known facts that can be proven. - Cohen will accurately track and report time and services provided - Cohen’s opinions may be subject to modification as a result of new information - Cohen will examine all documents supplied by client in a timely manner. - Cohen will work overtime if case is urgent - Cohen is under no duty to provide opinions if given insufficient time or compensation to complete a thoughtful examination of the case - Cohen will provide opinions that are not inevitable and may be different than the...

Dennis Gemberling

Perry Group International

San Francisco, California
Hotel & Restaurant, Real Estate - Hospitality Industry, Management, Operations, Maintenance, Upkeep, Safety, Security, Employment, Wages, Harassment, Discrimination, Income and Economic Impact, Business Interruption Issues, Alcohol Service Handling, Food Safety, Construction, Equipment, Standard of Care, Customs and Trade Practices
– Over 35 years experience managing, operating and consulting on full-service, limited-service, extended-stay, all-suite, branded and franchised, condo and timeshare hotels and resorts, casual, fine-dining and quick-service restaurants, bars and nightclubs, catering and special event facilities, casinos, and mixed-use real estate. Held prior positions for different owners, operators and chains as Senior Vice President, General Manager, Director of Food & Beverage and Restaurant Unit Manager. – Retained over 400 projects including brands, franchises and independents across the United States, Mexico and Canada. - Earned Certificates in Hotel Real Estate Investments and Asset Management from Cornell University and Receiverships Administration, Procedures, and Law from Loyola Law School – Member of Foodservice Consultants Society International, Forensic Expert Witness Association, and Turnaround Management Association. - Over 10 years as A.M. Best’s “Recommended Expert Services Prov...

Chris Larson

High Voltage Safety and Training

Poway, California
Electricity, Safety - Electric Expert, OSHA, Construction, Electrical Contact, Shock, Electrocution, Fatality, Incident Investigation, Lineman Expert Witness, Cranes Tips and Contact, Arc Flash, Occupational Injury,Personal Injury, Burns, Excavation, Electric Vaults, Rigging, Falls, Helicopter, Underground Utility Strike
Summary of Electrical Utility Construction, Training, and Safety Expertise As a high-voltage electric utility expert witness, I offer a unique perspective from over 35 years of expansive experience in this specialized industry. The breadth of my experience spans from working in the field as a certified Journeyman Lineman through upper-level field leadership, to upper-level operational management, and as Director of Safety and Training. I know the work, and I know the workforce. This diverse background allows me to understand the circumstances of a case and formulate expert opinions by looking at facts from varying viewpoints. My expertise has been utilized by counsel as a subject matter expert and depositions, multiple times, in multiple states. My expertise is high-voltage electric construction, workplace safety, safe work methods, federal and state OSHA compliance, technical instruction, and training. I have vast experience completing incident and accident investigations, root-...

Gregory M. Libby, MBA

Libby Consulting, LLC

San Diego, California
Real Estate, Property Management - commercial real estate, lease, REIT, real estate investment trust, triple net, NNN, retail, industrial, office, multifamily, asset management, property management, portfolio, leasing, CoStar, disaster, due diligence, construction, roof, pavement, asphalt, lease administration, corporate real estate
Mr. Libby has had a 30-year career in commercial real estate and is currently the Principal of Libby Consullting, LLC. He has held senior leadership positions with Hughes Marino, Realty Income Corporation, Islands Restaurants, and Wall Street Property Company. Greg has experience with retail, industrial, office, and agricultural real estate. Mr. Libby is a licensed Real Estate Broker in California (DRE #011252760), holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Economics, and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA). Greg is qualified to consult or serve as an expert witness on a wide variety of commercial real estate and facilities matters including but not limited to the REIT industry and practices, asset management, budgeting, capital expense planning/management, construction, corporate real estate, development/redevelopment, disaster planning and response, due diligence, facilities management, financial modeling, lease abstraction, lease administration, lease agreements, leasing, NNN ...

Barbara C. Luna, PhD, CPA, CFE, ASA, CVA, ABV, CFF, MAFF, CGREA, CREA, CMC

White, Zuckerman, Warsavsky, Luna, & Hunt, LLP

Sherman Oaks, California
Business Damages, Accounting - Forensic Accounting, Damages, Lost Profits, Lost Earnings, Lost Value of Businesses and Real Estate, Fraud. Extensive Expert Testimony in breach of contract, business interruption, dissolutions, intellectual property, construction, fraud, securities, personal injury, wrongful termination matters.
Barbara Luna is a Senior Partner in the accounting and litigation services firm of White, Zuckerman, Warsavsky, Luna & Hunt. She has served as a forensic accounting, damages and valuation expert witness for over forty years in business and personal injury litigation and bankruptcy matters. She analyzes financial, accounting, economic, business, real estate and valuation issues relating to liability and damages in litigation matters and reorganization of businesses. She has testified on numerous occasions in U.S. District Court, Superior Court, Bankruptcy Court, arbitrations and depositions.

Tracy Myers, AIA

Myers Consulting

California
Architecture, Construction Defects - Standard of care, general construction, personal injury, trip and fall, stairs, accessibility, ADA, construction, defect analysis, roofing, waterproofing, fenestration, building enclosure, building envelope, accident, contracts, architect, general contractor, NCARB, RRO, architecture
Tracy Myers is an architect and general contractor with 33 years of broad experience in architectural design, project management, property condition evaluation, construction administration, general construction, forensics, and property loss consulting. She specializes in expert witness testimony related to architectural and general construction issues, personal injury defect and accident investigation, building enclosure investigation and repair including waterproofing, roofing and fenestration, forensic architecture, litigation support, property loss evaluation, code upgrade review, peer review and quality assurance services. Prior to opening her own consulting practice in 2019, she worked for privately-owned architectural and forensic architectural firms, a corporate development department at a privately-owned restaurant company, a roofing manufacturer as a member of their Building and Roofing Science team, and a construction consulting firm. Ms. Myers has worked in the fore...

Pro/Consul Technical & Medical Experts

Long Beach, California
Engineering, Orthopedic Surgery - Accident Reconstruction, Biomechanics, Premises Liability, Construction, Safety, Equipment & Machinery, Education & Schools, Medical, Dental, Materials Failure
Nationwide Service - over 15,000 Experts. Call (800) 392-1119 or email us with your Technical and Medical expert needs. Our full-time research staff locates qualified experts quickly - new experts are added every day. Pro/Consul is listed and recommended by the A.M. Best Company. "We have been very impressed with the timely responses whenever we have had a request and also with the professional manner in which your company is managed."

Joseph Quinn, M.S., P.E.

Materials FACT

Los Angeles, California
Failure Analysis, Metallurgy - Automobile, Aviation & Aerospace, Motorcycle,Appliance, Engineering, Construction, Construction Defects, Corrosion, Maritime, Equipment & Machinery, Mining, Bicycles, Transportation, Medical Devices, Manufacturing, Plumbing, Products Liability, Fire, Electricity, Pipe, HVAC, CPVC, Oil & Gas, Welding
Joseph Quinn, MS, PE, is a Forensic Metallurgy and Metallurgical Engineering consultant. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Metallurgical Engineering and is registered in 7 states (CA, PA, UT, NV, AZ, CO, WA). He has provided over 1,000 Failure Analysis investigations on metallic and non-metallic (glass, plastic, rubber, and composite) materials or products. Mr. Quinn provides metallurgical and materials consultation, expert witness testimony, and forensic failure analysis for civil litigation with retentions by defendants and plaintiffs. He has received awards in the International Metallographic Contest and has conducted several presentations on metallurgical engineering and failure analysis subjects at universities, ASM meetings, and industry events. He is President of the National Society of Professional Engineers in California (NSPE-CA) and is active in several technical societies. He has taught metallurgical engineering course topics in Principals and Applications of ...

Daniel R Robles, PE, MBA

Community Engineering Services, PLLC

California
Mechanical Engineering, Real Estate - plumbing, pipe, re-pipe, leaks, failures, Inspection, construction, water damage, feasibility, epoxy liner, CPVC, Aquatherm, PEX, Galvanized, copper, risk assessment, machinery, insurance, defect, standard of care, Blockchain, smart contract adjudication.
Thirty-five years of practical engineering experience across the aerospace, building construction, and technology industries. Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Masters degree in International Business Administration. Expert Witness at the intersection of mechanical engineering, business practices, and standard of care.  Technical specialties include plumbing systems (failures, leaks, defects and corrosion), building envelope failures resulting in mold or water damage, Real Estate transactions, mechanical failures due to improper maintenance or operation, Investigation, testing, and report writing. Excellent public speaking skills with the ability to explain complex matters in simple and accessible terms. Knowledgable in recent technologies such as blockchain, digital twin, and digital twin applications for the engineering professions. Experienced in cross border and international engineering practices. Registered professional engineer in California and Washingt...

Justin D. Watts

ICC Certified Building Inspector

Rancho Santa Margarita , California
Building Inspection, Construction Defects - home inspection, landlord tenant disputes, substandard housing, construction, building code violations, building inspection, code violations, fire safety, property maintenance, code violations, standards of care, code enforcement, housing inspection, commercial inspection, residential inspection,
Justin D. Watts has a diverse inspection background performing thousands of residential, commercial and industrial inspections in evaluation of all construction trades including structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing code compliance and construction defects. Mr. Watts has been employed by two government agencies as a Certified Building Inspector and Code Enforcement Officer. As the owner of American Dream Home Inspection, performed thousands of property inspections for home buyers in real estate transactions. Since 2007, he has provided litigation support for dozens of cases for law firms with an approximate 50/50 plaintiff and defendant client ratio. Mr. Watts has testified numerous times in depositions and court trials. Certifications: International Code Council – ICC California Commercial Building Inspector International Code Council – ICC California Residential Building Inspector State of California – Safety Assessment Program – CA DSW local ID#63255 National Asso...

Joshua Weiner, NABCEP

SepiSolar, Inc

Menlo Park, California
Energy, Engineering - Solar,PV,Photovoltaics,Energy,Batteries,Construction,Electric Utility,Intellectual Property,Patent,Project Development,Electrical Engineering,Asset Management,Contracts,Electricity,Generation,Renewable Energy,Solar Energy,Solar Power,Solar Installation
Professional Expertise: As a solar PV expert witness, Weiner brings knowledge of law, policy, technology, contracts, finance, permits and entitlements, project development and construction, data acquisition and analysis that commonly apply to renewable energy and distributed energy projects. Specific areas of expertise, listed below, include energy technologies, markets, policy, finance, project development, planning and execution, project management, and codes and standards. Weiner is adept at unpacking complex topics into simple language that all parties can understand. Since 2007, Weiner is a certified member of the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) in good standing. Weiner has also taught advanced solar system design and project management at UC Berkeley. Areas of Expertise: Energy Technologies Solar Batteries & Energy Storage Microgrids Markets Utility-Scale Commercial & Industrial Agricultural Residential Policy Tariff Rates Net Energy Mete...

Gerald Blackler, Ph.D, P.E., D.WRE

Denver, Colorado
Hydrology, Civil Engineering - Water Resources, Hydraulics, Floodplain, Flood Forensics, Hydrologist, Hydraulic Modeling, Transportation Drainage, Roadway Drainage, Rainfall, Runoff, Design Storms, Sedimentation, Sediment Transport, Stormwater, Culvert, Stormsewer, Urban Hydrology, Urban Flooding, Construction
Water flows downhill, sometimes water is a resource, sometimes it is an enemy, sometimes it is both. If your case involves the impact of water, my expertise is available for your case. I am an expert in hydrology, hydraulics, the engineering of drainage systems, including culverts, transportation drainage, bridge scour, bridge hydraulics, floodplain management, transportation hydraulics, water resources, and accidental death or drowning near hydraulic structures. My work routinely produces technical evidence that is hard to dispute and easy to understand. My background and experience in consulting and teaching allows me to produce complicated information in a format that is easy to digest, such as video files, and images that explain the complicated physical interactions of hydrology and hydraulics. Some of my past litigation work produced evidence that was not disputed by opposing experts. My approach is to first understand the case, then to discuss one on one what technica...

Michael Fiebig, RA, AIA, NCARB, LEED GA, CFPS, CEP

Fiebig Architecture

Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Construction Defects, Premises Liability - Architecture, Construction, Construction Defect, Fire Protection, Fire Suppression, Fire-Resistive Assemblies, Residential Construction, Commercial Construction, Building Codes, Premises Liability, Slip & Fall, Trip & Fall.
Registered architect with NCARB certificate in twenty states (licensed in more states than are listed in this directory), with an active design and forensic practice. As a forensic architect, his experience includes among other things, performing analysis of standard of care in building design and construction projects; performing analyses of building systems including roofing systems, window and door systems, exterior wall cladding systems, waterproofing and foundation systems, with a specialization in fire-resistive assemblies and active fire-protection systems. His experience includes premises liability investigation and analysis of accident sites relating to the built environment, both indoors and outdoors. As a design architect, his practice includes traditional architectural practice including building design, building code analysis & application, and services during construction. Michael is a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS), credentialed under the authority of th...

Craig L Moskowitz, PE, MBA, MS

CLM Engineering Associates, LLC

Stamford, Connecticut
Premises Liability, Construction Defects - OSHA, construction, slips/trips/falls, storm damage, water intrusion, roofing systems, warranty inspections, civil engineering, structural engineering, building collapse, property condition assessment, building codes, forensic engineering, engineering expert, construction accidents, personal injury
Since 2010, the President and Managing Member of CLM Engineering Associates, LLC, which concentrates its focus on forensic engineering/expert witness work for the insurance industry and legal community. In addition, we offer construction management, civil engineering and building inspection services. Prior experience includes extensive construction management work on both commercial and residential projects. Performed safety inspections on both civilian and military projects through application of OSHA regulations. Designed drainage systems for the government while an officer with the United States military. Cost estimating for various projects exceeding $500 million. Design document creation and management of high-rise construction in Manhattan. marketplace. Management of telecommunications projects for Verizon in Manhattan including CPM schedule creation and updating. Directed and managed all water distribution system and sewer system work while working as a contractor to th...

Kristopher J. Seluga, M.S., PE

Technology Associates, LLC

Stratford, Connecticut
Accident Reconstruction, Products Liability - Mechanical Engineering, Biomechanics, Automotive, Construction, Engineering, Failure Analysis, Forensic Science, Golf Carts, Human Factors, Motorcycle, Premises Liability, Safety, Slip Trip & Fall
Our staff of experienced engineers are ready to apply established scientific and engineering knowledge and techniques to your case. Our staff has published hundreds of papers, served on national ANSI standards committees and assisted over 2,600 attorneys and insurance agents settle or try their cases. Because the laws of physics and principles of engineering are universal, we are able to investigate and opine on a wide range of topics including motor vehicle crashes, heavy machinery, consumer products, construction sites, falls and biomechanical analyses. In each case, we assist our clients by determining, in as much detail as possible, how and why an accident occurred and communicating those finding in a clear and concise manner.

Janine McCartney, Ph.D, MBA, CSP, CHST

HHC Safety Engineering Services, Inc.//HHC Safety Consulting Services, Corp.

Wilmington, Delaware
Safety, Oil and Gas - Oil & Gas, Pipeline, Electrical, Safety Engineering, Arc Flash/NFPA 70E, OSHA, Accident Investigation, Falls, Equipment, Machinery, Accident Reconstruction, Construction, Industrial Plants, Refinery, Worker's Compensation, Safety Inspection, Safety Management, Training, Employee, Workplace Safety,
Dr. Janine McCartney is a Safety Engineer with designation as a Certified Safety Professional, Construction Safety and Health Technician. Dr. McCartney has held Management safety positions and a Safety Officer II position with OSHA Consultation. She worked for 11 years in the oil & gas industry and pipeline industry on large multi-state pipeline construction projects and as an exploration geologist (onshore and offshore). Dr. McCartney has taught for Texas A&M-Texas Engineering Extension as Adjunct Faculty and teaches the OSHA 10 and 30 hour General Industry and Construction courses for OTI. Her career spans 40 years. Please see her four AM Best podcasts and August 2024 AM Best Magazine article How Litigation Funders are Affecting Settlements. Awards: 2024-2017 AM Best Service Provider, Editorial Staff of Science of the Total Environment, Helyion, and Data in Brief. 2024-2017 Safety Engineer Expert of the Year-Lawyer Monthly. 2018 Keynote Speech World Safety Organization. Dr. ...

Brian K Bramel, SE, PE, Ph.D.

Bramel Engineering

District Of Columbia
Structural Engineering, Construction Defects - Construction, construction site safety, concrete, open web joist, light gage steel, underpinning, mechanical engineering, product defects, failure analysis, finite elements, design build
Dr. Bramel has over 30 years of broad Engineering experience in all aspects of the construction process: from design through construction and service. Dr. Bramel has effectively served as an Expert Witness and a litigation advisor on hundreds of cases in the past 10 years. He has advised in Construction Defect, Building and Material Failures, Product Liability, Personal Injury, Construction Work Site Injuries, Multi-Employer Worksite Matters, as well as building code compliance and insurance claims throughout the mid-Atlantic region. His expertise in Civil, Mechanical, and Structural Engineering allows a broad perspective of potential matters beyond the traditional Engineering solutions. Dr. Bramel is a practicing Licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, and Delaware, a practicing Licensed Structural Engineer in Washington, D.C., and a Model PE NCEES record holder. He is a current member of the New York City Building Code R...

Michael Fiebig, RA, AIA, NCARB, LEED GA, CFPS, CEP

Fiebig Architecture

Florida
Construction Defects, Premises Liability - Architecture, Construction, Construction Defect, Fire Protection, Fire Suppression, Fire-Resistive Assemblies, Residential Construction, Commercial Construction, Building Codes, Premises Liability, Slip & Fall, Trip & Fall.
Registered architect with NCARB certificate in twenty states (licensed in more states than are listed in this directory), with an active design and forensic practice. As a forensic architect, his experience includes among other things, performing analysis of standard of care in building design and construction projects; performing analyses of building systems including roofing systems, window and door systems, exterior wall cladding systems, waterproofing and foundation systems, with a specialization in fire-resistive assemblies and active fire-protection systems. His experience includes premises liability investigation and analysis of accident sites relating to the built environment, both indoors and outdoors. As a design architect, his practice includes traditional architectural practice including building design, building code analysis & application, and services during construction. Michael is a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS), credentialed under the authority of th...

Clinton J. Ford, M. Sc. ACA, CGC, CIE, CMR, CRMI

Advanced Building Consultants

Alachua, Florida
Construction, Premises Liability - Appraisal & Valuation, Arbitration/Mediation, Building Inspection, Construction, Construction Defects, Environmental, Indoor Air Quality, Mold, OSHA, Premises Liability, Safety, Slip Trip & Fall
Clinton J. Ford M.S… is the President and founder of Advanced Building Consultants. Having been in the industry for over 30 years, he is a recognized expert in all forms of Premise Liability (including Walkway Safety analysis & Tribometry), Construction, and Environmental issues. Ford’s exemplary casework displays his investigative prowess in a vast variety of claim topics. Using up-to-date technology combined with his elite knowledge of building codes, standards, and statutes, Ford is consistently able to present analysis and witnessing that can be described as nothing but expert. Ford’s additional services and certifications are displayed below: Insurance: ACA - All Lines Independent Claims Adjuster Florida 520 Licenses #087209 since 2004 Florida Unaffiliated General Lines Property & Casualty Insurance Agent 2-20 License #A087209 since 2011 National Flood Insurance Program Claims Adjuster – Cert. Number 30003330 Georgia Insurance Non-Resident Casualty & Property Adjuster #763839...

Edward J. Garbin, Jr., PhD, PE, DGE

Garbin GeoStructural Group, LLC

Saint Johns, Florida
Geotechnical Engineering, Geology - construction, construction engineering, engineer, foundations, sinkholes, piles, shoring, earthquake, ground, slope, slide, aggregate piers, stone columns, rigid inclusions, vibrations, subsidence, ground improvement, karst, liquefaction, differential, settlement, expansive, clay
Dr. Ed Garbin: Your Trusted Expert in Construction and Engineering With a background as a contractor in New Jersey before becoming an engineer, Dr. Ed Garbin brings a comprehensive understanding of the construction process to the table. Licensed as a Professional Engineer in Florida since 2003, he now holds PE licenses in an impressive 39 states across the US. Specializing in the commercial and heavy-civil construction industry, Dr. Garbin is your go-to expert for all things construction-related. He is an ASCE-AGP Board Certified Expert in Geotechnical Engineering, with extensive experience and knowledge in his field. As a former Adjunct Professor of Civil Engineering, Dr. Garbin excels in communication, making complex construction and engineering topics easily understandable for all parties involved. His expertise was recently upheld in a notable legal case, where he successfully defeated a Daubert motion in Pennsylvania in 2021. At 54 years old, Dr. Garbin boasts over 30 years...

Scott Harvey-Lewis, PE, LEED AP

Building Mavens

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Structural Engineering, Construction Defects - Building Inspection, construction, civil engineering, milestone inspections, structural integrity inspections, Building Enclosures, Exterior Walls and Cladding Systems, Waterproofing Systems, Roofing Systems, Water Intrusion Investigations
Mr. Harvey-Lewis has more than 19 years of experience providing structural engineering design, construction administration, and forensic services to public and private-sector clients on various projects. As a forensic engineer, Scott investigates structural failures, building construction defects, and code compliance on behalf of attorneys, owners, developers, and insurance companies. Scott’s design portfolio includes significant phases of project development, from conceptual design and plan preparation through construction and final inspection. His expertise includes building envelope systems, cast-in-place concrete, steel, masonry, and timber design for commercial and residential structures, telecommunication and educational facilities, marinas, industrial plants, warehouses, storage and containment, and land development.

Michael C Head, PE

HEAD of Engineering, LLC

Florida
Construction Defects, Structural Engineering - Building Construction, Building Envelope, Building Forensics, Concrete, Construction, Construction Accident, Foundations Building, High-rise Building Construction Analysis, Hurricane Damage, Parking Decks, Personal Injury Building, Structural Steel, Construction Contract Administration
Mr. Head has more than 40 years of structural engineering analysis, design and project/construction management experience throughout Saudi Arabia and the United States ranging from the design of new facilities, strengthening, renovation, retrofitting and repair of existing structures in the GMP, Design/Bid and Design/Bid/Build delivery method and conducting forensic investigations as an Expert Witness. He has been primarily engaged in the design and construction of building structures. During that time he has seen the good and the bad, what works and what doesn't and has seen the design and the construction processes change dramatically. Mr. Head is available to assist attorneys, insurance companies, contractors, architects, engineers, owners, developers and real estate professionals in determining the reasons that the structural systems failed or under-performed, how to efficiently return the facility to fulfill its intended function and the assessment of existing facilities for ...

Tracy Myers, AIA

Myers Consulting

Altamonte Springs, Florida
Architecture, Construction Defects - Standard of care, general construction, personal injury, trip and fall, stairs, accessibility, ADA, construction, defect analysis, roofing, waterproofing, fenestration, building enclosure, building envelope, accident, contracts, architect, general contractor, NCARB, RRO, architecture
Tracy Myers is an architect and general contractor with 33 years of broad experience in architectural design, project management, property condition evaluation, construction administration, general construction, forensics, and property loss consulting. She specializes in expert witness testimony related to architectural and general construction issues, personal injury defect and accident investigation, building enclosure investigation and repair including waterproofing, roofing and fenestration, forensic architecture, litigation support, property loss evaluation, code upgrade review, peer review and quality assurance services. Prior to opening her own consulting practice in 2019, she worked for privately-owned architectural and forensic architectural firms, a corporate development department at a privately-owned restaurant company, a roofing manufacturer as a member of their Building and Roofing Science team, and a construction consulting firm. Ms. Myers has worked in the fore...

Aaron Penn

Cameron Claims Management Corp

Palm City, Florida
Appraisal & Valuation, Business Damages - Insurance Claim, First Party Property, Cost, Insurance Appraisal, Insurance Umpire, Hurricane, Flood, General Contractor, Damage Appraiser, Insurance Adjuster, Construction, Roofing
Certified Florida General Contractor (Lic# 1265835), WIND Network and IAUA Certified Umpire & Appraiser and party-appointed Arbitrator. Licensed (6-20) Florida-Resident Independent Insurance Adjuster. Certified by IICRC with WRT & AMRT designations. Expertise include(s): Property Damage Appraisal; Scope and Pricing analyses, Claim Handling, Field-adjustments, Interviewing, Subrotarget identification. Positions previously held include Claims Manager; Litigation/ADR Examiner; Field Adjuster Trainer; All-Lines Field Adjuster; National Catastrophe Team Field Adjuster.

Michael R. Spreckelmeier

Fort Myers, Florida
Construction, Building Inspection - Residential construction consultant, Construction consultant, Construction consultant for homeowners, Homeowner consultant, Construction consulting services, General contractor consulting, Building construction consultants, Attorney Consultation, Residential attorney consultation
Michael Spreckelmeier has high standards with a trained eye for imperfections or subpar craftsmanship. He is a state-certified building inspector and general contractor who also owned and operated a reputable design-build remodeling firm in SWFL for 30 years. As such, he offers expertise in a variety of disciplines, drawing upon his many years of personal, hands-on construction experiences and a thorough working knowledge of his craft. Driven by excellence and honor, Spreck Construction Consulting enjoys helping legal professionals by preventing, identifying, and mitigating construction risk. He supports attorneys in numerous ways, including: • Building code, permits, and other municipal legal reviews • Industry standard benchmarking and comparisons • Damage assessments and accountability determinations • Quality control oversights and other detailed examinations

James V Hanna, II, AIA, NCARB

Hanna Design Alliance

DECATUR, Georgia
Construction Defects, Architecture - Envelope , Construction, Commercial, Residential, Stucco, Water Intrusion, Roofing, Accessibility, Windows, Sound, Fire, Balcony, Waterproofing, Brick, Siding, Codes, ADA, Air Barrier, Wood, Zoning
Expert Profile: Jim Hanna has more than 35 years of experience practicing architecture, interior architecture, corporate leadership, quality assurance, and quality control. Hanna has provided consultation, arbitration, mediation, and expert witness services. Jim is the founder of Hanna Design Alliance, LLC. hannada.com and his career has spanned building types including multifamily apartment, condominium, resort, hotel, office, medical, and recreational design. With a focus on the technical aspects of architecture and the built environment, he has been responsible for waterproofing detailing, contractual agreements, and design management including specialty consultants. Mr. Hanna is a member of the American Institute of Architecture, NCARB, International Code Council, and the National Fire Protection Association.

Michael C Head, PE

HEAD of Engineering, LLC

Atlanta, Georgia
Construction Defects, Structural Engineering - Building Construction, Building Envelope, Building Forensics, Concrete, Construction, Construction Accident, Foundations Building, High-rise Building Construction Analysis, Hurricane Damage, Parking Decks, Personal Injury Building, Structural Steel, Construction Contract Administration
Mr. Head has more than 40 years of structural engineering analysis, design and project/construction management experience throughout Saudi Arabia and the United States ranging from the design of new facilities, strengthening, renovation, retrofitting and repair of existing structures in the GMP, Design/Bid and Design/Bid/Build delivery method and conducting forensic investigations as an Expert Witness. He has been primarily engaged in the design and construction of building structures. During that time he has seen the good and the bad, what works and what doesn't and has seen the design and the construction processes change dramatically. Mr. Head is available to assist attorneys, insurance companies, contractors, architects, engineers, owners, developers and real estate professionals in determining the reasons that the structural systems failed or under-performed, how to efficiently return the facility to fulfill its intended function and the assessment of existing facilities for ...

Stanford R Brown, B.Sc., CSP, CSHP, CRSP, CHSC

Raising the Standard Consulting Inc.

Honolulu, Hawaii
Safety, OSHA - Construction, Mining, Workplace Inspections, Crane, Rigging, EM 385-1-1, First Aid/CPR/AED, General Industry, Accident Investigation, Safety Training, Compliance, Workplace Conditions, Fall Protection, Powered Industrial Trucks, Machine Guarding, Excavation, Trenching, Scaffolds, Multi-Employer
Stanford R. Brown, B.Sc., CSP, CSHP, CRSP, CHSC, has over 30 years of experience managing safety and health for various projects. He has been involved with multiple construction safety/OSHA cases as an expert witness. A sampling of the expert witness cases he has been involved with include: • Workplace injury at refinery construction project. • Worker fatally electrocuted during a paving incident. • Construction training and safety standards for power tool injury. Safety and Slip Trip & Fall, EM 385-1-1, OSHA, (SSHO), Competent Person, First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Trainer, Certified Safety Professionals (CSP) designation with the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, Certified Safety and Health Professional (CSHP) in the State of Hawaii. Construction and General Industry, Accident Investigation, Fall Protection, Forklift, Aerial Lift, Boom Lift, Scissor Lift, Machine Guarding, Amputation, Struck By, Caught Between, Scaffold, Ladder, Roofing Safety, Amputation, Excavation/T...

Adam K Aleksander, PhD, PE, CSP

Aleksander & Associates P.A.

Boise, Idaho
Human Factors, Products Liability - Mechanical, Industrial, Safety Engineering, Forensic Engineering, Human Factors, Product Liability, Warnings, Labels, Defects, Visibility, Reconstruction, Failure Analysis, OSHA, Construction, Equipment Failures, Industrial Accidents, Power Utility Accidents, Insurance Claims, Photogrammetry,
Dr. Aleksander has a diversified Engineering background with specific experience (50 years) in Manufacturing, Cost Analysis, Consulting Engineering, Engineering Sales, Project Management, Product Development, Research, Lecturing, and Technical / Litigation Forensic Engineering Investigations of accidents and equipment failures. He has worked extensively in heavy industry (conveyors, biomass boilers, electric utilities) as well as the Forensic Engineering practice. Dr. Aleksander was the founding chair of the ASTM committee E58 on Forensic Engineering. He worked overseas on some 40 occasions in multiple South East Asia locations, and was involved in innovative efforts in international plastics mitigation. His academic credentials (Ph.D. Human Factors and Safety Engineering) bring a solid foundation to issues regarding product liability, warnings, labels, and use, based on a decades of development and research, and standards. This training also compliments Dr. Aleksander's experience...

Joseph J Jaskulski, PE

Project Performance Group LLC

Evanston, Illinois
Mechanical Engineering, Energy - Power, generation, power plant, operation, maintenance, commissioning, testing, performance, insurance, construction, defect, efficiency, turbine, boiler, contractor, design build, EPC, infrastructure, gas, coal, steam, failure, wind, solar, boiler, turbine, wood, waste, root cause, cost, estimate
Expert witness on multiple technical and commercial issues in arbitration, state and federal court, and in front of regulatory commission environments. Deep expertise in power plant development, construction, operating and maintenance, and asset management. Numerous evaluations and audits of generating portfolios, including review of business processes and identifying/quantifying improvement opportunities/potential threats. Technologies include coal, oil, natural gas, wood, and waste-fueled facilities, simple and combined cycle power stations, and spark and diesel reciprocating engine-based power plants. Green energy experience, including, wind energy construction, smart grid implementation, building energy conservation measures, battery storage, and both concentrated and photo-voltaic solar generation. Experienced in all aspects of infrastructure projects and programs in both the public and private sectors: development, financing, construction, operations, maintenance, asset man...

Michael P. Lawler, MS, CSP, ASP, CHST

Safewit, Inc.

Orland Park, Illinois
OSHA, Construction - OSHA, Construction, Fall Protection, Multi-Emplyer, Fall Prevention, Slips, Trips, Falls, Scaffold, Work Zone, MUTCD, Crane, Steel Erection, Excavation, Silica, Lead, Tunnel, Confined Space, MEWP, scissor lift, aerial lift, Struck by Equipment, back over, catastrophic injury, amputation, crush
Over 30 years as a safety executive and OSHA compliance manager, trainer, advisor, and leader on major construction projects throughout the USA. Expert at applying OSH Act of 1970 standards, regulations, policies, and Letter of Interpretation. Experience includes over 50 OSHA inspections and associated negotiation and defense preparation related to OSHA citations. Expert at incident investigation, accident reconstruction, and injury management and investigation. Extensive experience and expertise in MUTCD Traffic Controls and rules. AREAS OF EXPERTISES INCLUDES: • Liability Assessment & Contractor Duty of Care • Accident Investigation & Root Cause • Aerial Lifts, MEWP • Construction Safety/Accidents • COVID Safety & Pandemic Management • Crane Safety, Critical Pick Planning, & Rigging • Disaster & Emergency Management • Dive/Underwater Operations • EM-385 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers • Excavation, Trenching, & Soil Mechanics • Slip, Trip, Falls, Stirs & Floor Safety Certi...

KURT E GLEASON

Rock Management Services, LLC

RAMSEY, Indiana
Blasting and Explosives, Mining - Construction, Mining, Blasting, Explosives, Drilling,
PROFESSION: Mining/Construction Blasting; Explosive Engineering; Blasting Consulting; Claims Investigation; Expert Witness EDUCATION: BS Construction Engineering (Civil) 1985, Purdue University Associates in Applied Science Building Construction Technology 1983, Purdue University LICENSES/PERMITS: ATF License Number (18 U.S.C. Chapter 40) 4-IN-061-33-0C-00812 KY Permit to Purchase or Receive Explosives (Renewed Annually) IN Regulated Explosive Use - Operator PSID # 8186-6097 IN Regulated Explosive Use - Blaster PSID # 8186-6097 DMRE Explosives and Blasting Branch - KY Blasters License #9869 CERTIFICATION: MSHA Miner ID: MIIN – M70515220 Office of Surface Mining Blaster Certificate# OSM-942-0066 IN Dept. of Natural Resources Certification #660 Seismograph Operation Certification - Nomis Digital Seismogra...

John D. Lavin, CCM

AccuWeather for Business

Wichita, Kansas
Meteorology, Slip Trip & Fall - Expert Witness Testimony, Insurance, Construction, Wrongful Death, Slip and Fall, Accident Reconstruction, Wildfires, Hail, High Wind, Tornadoes, Fog, Visibility, Rainfall, Flooding, Roof Damage, Lightning, Insurance Claims, Snow, Ice, Weather
John Lavin is the Director of Forensic Services and a Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM) at AccuWeather. John leads a team of highly qualified expert meteorologists practicing forensic meteorology for over 40 years. AccuWeather is a recognized global leader in the weather industry and has been operating since 1962. It is likely a jury already has a positive relationship using AccuWeather as their trusted source for weather information through our mobile application, accuweather.com, and the AccuWeather Network John has over ten years of professional meteorology experience working directly with many Fortune 500 companies on critical weather-related decisions. John has worked on many forensic cases involving hail and wind verification, slip and falls, auto accidents, and wrongful death suits. John's experience working directly with businesses translates well as an expert witness, communicating complex meteorological topics to non-scientists.

John Hlinka, PE, M. ASCE

Benton, Kentucky
Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering - civil, railroad, accident, cranes, failures, foundations, structures, drainage, culverts, washouts, hydrology, concrete pump trucks, corrosion, chemical, industrial, building codes, inspections, construction, OSHA Compliance, swimming pools, structural, tornado, earthquake, railroad, highway, stone
Mr. Hlinka has worked over 40 years in the Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management market with experience in numerous industries: Chemical, Oil Refinery, Pulp & Paper, Adhesives, Nuclear Power Generation, Nuclear Feed Stock, and Steel. His work has overlapped with residential and commercial industries. Throughout his career he has engineered and managed a myriad of projects in these industries and has provided leadership to the various companies in the capacities of: Site Manager, Design Manager, Project Manager, Construction Supervisor, and currently as President. Design engineering, analysis, and inspection experience includes structural steel, reinforced concrete, stone, masonry, wood, and stormwater drainage.

Bart J Leist, CSP

Triad Safety

Louisville, Kentucky
Safety, OSHA - Accident Investigation, Safety Programs, Lockout, tagout, Machine Guarding, Fall Protection, Fall Prevention, Respiratory Protection, Personal Protective Equipment, Powered Industrial Trucks, Forklifts, Aerial Lifts, Scissor Lifts, General Industry, Construction, and Manufacturing.
SEAK Certificate of Completion for Running an Expert Witness Practice. Certified Safety Professional. 35 years in safety & health management. 24 years in safety consulting. Authorized OSHA Construction Outreach Trainer. United States Marine Corps Reserve, Retired, Rank of Major. Marine Corps Infantry Officer. Safety Director at Colgate-Palmolive. Safety Specialist at Phillip Morris. Year 2000, started Compass Safety. Providing safety consulting services to General Industry and Construction companies. Duties included evaluating, improving, and implementing safety & health programs. Experienced in conducting OSHA compliance audits, hazard assessments, accident investigations, safety inspections, employee safety training, lockout / tagout procedures, and Safety Director duties and responsibilities.

Brian K Bramel, SE, PE, Ph.D.

Bramel Engineering

Tracys Landing, Maryland
Structural Engineering, Construction Defects - Construction, construction site safety, concrete, open web joist, light gage steel, underpinning, mechanical engineering, product defects, failure analysis, finite elements, design build
Dr. Bramel has over 30 years of broad Engineering experience in all aspects of the construction process: from design through construction and service. Dr. Bramel has effectively served as an Expert Witness and a litigation advisor on hundreds of cases in the past 10 years. He has advised in Construction Defect, Building and Material Failures, Product Liability, Personal Injury, Construction Work Site Injuries, Multi-Employer Worksite Matters, as well as building code compliance and insurance claims throughout the mid-Atlantic region. His expertise in Civil, Mechanical, and Structural Engineering allows a broad perspective of potential matters beyond the traditional Engineering solutions. Dr. Bramel is a practicing Licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, and Delaware, a practicing Licensed Structural Engineer in Washington, D.C., and a Model PE NCEES record holder. He is a current member of the New York City Building Code R...

Tara L Pase

Bramel Engineering, LLC

Tracys Landing, Maryland
Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering - Construction Defect, Concrete, Seismic, Retaining Walls, OSHA, Building Codes, Steel, Earthquake, Stormwater Management, Civil Engineering, Failure Analysis, Wood, Wind, Construction, Structural Engineering, Strength of Materials, Masonry, Foundations, Construction Accident, Design and Analysis
Civil/Structural Engineering Construction Defects Building Codes OSHA Failure Analysis Strength of Materials Concrete/Steel/Wood/Masonry Design Concrete/Steel/Wood/Masonry Analysis Seismic Design and Analysis Wind Design and Analysis Foundations and Retaining Structures Grading and Soil Properties Field Repair Designs Stormwater Management Component/Connection Design and Analysis Construction Cost Estimates Building Envelope (Moisture Barriers) Construction Management Registered Professional Engineer, State of New York, License No.087752 Registered Professional Engineer, State of Maryland, License No.42640 Registered Professional Engineer, Commonwealth of Virginia, License No.051210 Registered Professional Engineer, State of New Jersey, License No.24GE05239300

Timothy J. Mayotte, Ph.D., CPG, P.E.

Mayotte Design & Engineering

East Lansing, Michigan
Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering - Groundwater, Wastewater, Remediation, Bioremediation, Modeling, Stormwater, Hydrogeology, Hydrology, Geotechnical, Microbiology, Contamination, Geochemistry, Construction, Demolition, Home Inspection
Dr. TImothy Mayotte is President and CEO of Mayotte Design & Engineering, PC, a civil and environmental engineering design firm based in East Lansing, Michigan. Since 2003, MD&E has proved itself a highly responsive design, advocate and risk management partner for clients in the energy, automotive, commercial printing, textile, pharmaceutical, chemical, real estate, and legal industries. MD&E offers a variety of services, specializing in the design and engineering of treatment solutions for wastewater, groundwater, stormwater and contaminated soil, sediment and air. Dr. Mayotte has assisted clientele across globe, having completed projects in: Alabama; Arizona; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas, Massachusetts; Michigan; Missouri, Mississippi; Nevada; New Jersey; New York; Ohio; Oregon; Tennessee; Texas; Vermont; Virginia; West Virginia; Washington, Wisconsin; Wyoming; British Columbia; Ontario; Quebec; Brazil; China; Czech Republic; Italy; and Mex...

James M. Miller, PE, PhD

J.M. Miller Engineering, Inc.

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Safety, Agriculture Engineering - Accidents, Auto ADAS, Agriculture, Battery Fires, Cannabis Processing, Chemical Exposure, Child Safety, Construction, Electrocution, Ergonomics, Fitness Equip, Fires/Explosions, HazCom, Human Factors, HVAC, Mechatronics/Nano, Medical Devices, OSHA, Recalls, RV/ATV, Slip/Fall, Vapes, Warnings/Label
There are four PhD and registered Professional Engineers at Miller Engineering who are celebrating 40 years of Professorships at three universities along with providing services to Government, Insurance, and Industry—through research, publications, presentations, and expert testimony. These co-founders and associates are James M. Miller, PE, PhD; Mark R. Lehto, PhD; David R. Clark, PE, PhD; Adam M. Olshove, PE, MSE; and Jeffrey D. Rupp, MSE. Miller Engineering has a dedicated office with a full-time staff of engineers, researchers, and technical writers. The span of our collective academic and experiential expertise includes the Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, Agricultural, Industrial, Human Factors, Ergonomic and Safety fields of engineering. Miller Engineering’s principle engineers wrote the original books on warnings and instructions, have published in several other areas, have participated in product designs and patents, and have analyzed, reconstructed and/or animated numerou...

Gregory G. Zigulis, BSCE, MBA, CIH, CSP

Sixth Sense Safety Solutions

Rogers City, Michigan
Safety, OSHA - Multiple industry safety experience, OSHA, safety & health, serious injury and fatal injury prevention, occupational fatalities, falls, machine guarding, ladder, multi-employer worksite, construction, training, silica, industrial hygiene, respiratory protection, safety management systems, auditing
38 years of occupational safety, health (including industrial hygiene), and environmental management experience within several industries. This includes roles as an Air Force Bioenvironmental Engineering officer (final rank of Captain, with industrial hygiene and environmental responsibilities), regional Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) management for a hazardous waste cleanup company, OHS management for a Prime Contractor to the Department of Energy (Oak Ridge, TN), construction safety and construction fatality research for the University of Tennessee under contract to the Department of Labor/Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), OHS management for a consumable dental supplies and metals related manufacturing/machining company, OHS management for an international gas engine manufacturer within a global automotive manufacturer, regional environmental, health and safety (EHS) management and global safety team member for a Tier 1 auto parts manufacturer, regulatory...

Michael G. Nelson

Anez Consulting, Inc.

Willmar, Minnesota
Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering - drainage, hydrology, hydraulics, project management, construction management, design, specifications, materials testing, construction, staking, failures, Construction Management Issues, Construction Design Failures, Excavation and Embankment, pipe installation.
Michael Nelson is a Civil Engineer for Anez Consulting, Inc. He consults on all aspects of construction management and design; Utility rehabilitation, design, and construction, highway rehabilitation and construction; highway/roadway design; and conducts expert inspections for roadway, pipe infrastructure, storm water, and construction matters. Some practice areas include pipe design, hydrology, excavation and embankment, bituminous and concrete pavement, and drainage, Mr. Nelson has over thirty years of experience with construction management, project management, field inspections, materials testing, and engineering design. Leveraging his experiences, he is capable of reviewing projects that encompass complex technical issues with the goal of determining why an event happened the way it did. Michael is skillful about communicating with people who come from different backgrounds and technical competencies. He excels in making complex subjects understandable to a non-technical aud...

troy galloway

ASHI

Ellisville, Missouri
Construction Defects, Building Inspection - Arbitration/Mediation, Construction, Slip trip & Fall, Safety, Mold, Commercial Building Inspections, Construction Consultant, Building Manager, Concrete, Roofing, Siding, Deck/patios, Landscaping defects, Construction Superintendent, Property Safety, Doors, Windows, Water Leakage, ConstructionEd
Education 76-78 University of Southern California General Requirements 78- 82 Quincy College University of Springfield BS Building Engineering 04-06 University of Missouri/School of Metaphysics Metaphysics Ordained Minister Certifications Construction Superintendent Union Master Carpenter Union Journeyman Millwright National Home Inspector Association (NHIE) American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Commercial Building Inspections Missouri Real Estate Board School of Education (Construction classes) STL Community College Instructor (Construction Classes) Construction Consultant Building Manager Missouri State Lead Risk Assessor EPA/RRP Lead Contractor Certified Boardroom Director ...

Christopher E. Janson, MS, CSP, CHMM

Haines, Janson & Associates LLC

St. Louis, Missouri
Safety, Premises Liability - Slip, Trip & Fall, Retail Safety, Equipment & Machinery, Human Factors, Slip Resistance, Accident Investigation/Reconstruction, OSHA, Guarding, Failure Analysis, Construction, Industrial & Premises Accidents
Haines, Janson & Associates provides safety and risk management consulting services. Christopher E. Janson, Board Certified Safety Professional (CSP); Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM); Certified User of the English XL slip resistance measuring device (CXLT). Mr. Janson has held safety management positions with several Fortune 500 companies. He has also worked with a variety of firms as a consultant for the insurance industry. Mr. Janson is a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers.

Marianne Santarelli

Marianne Santarelli, Safety, Industrial Hygiene and Environmental Consulting Services LLC

Basking Ridge, New Jersey
Safety, Industrial Hygiene - Construction, Research and Development, Environmental, Occupational Health, Noise, Accident Investigations, Risk Management, Fatality Investigations, ISO Management Systems, Insurance, Emergency Management, Drug/Alcohol Use Management, Behavioral Management, Training, Contractor Safety, Owners Rep.
A highly experienced, Environmental, Health and Safety professional, Certified Industrial Hygienist and Certified Safety Professional, with applied comprehensive skills, a strong commitment to excellence and progressive functional managerial experience with a specialization in the arena of Global EH&S Management Systems. Technical proficiencies in industrial hygiene, safety and environmental disciplines, regulatory compliance analyses, product EH&S program development, permitting, training, ergonomics, EH&S audit and gap analysis, corrective action development, risk management analysis, workers compensation claims management and wellness programs and construction EH&S within a multitude of manufacturing, construction, research and development, governmental and administrative environments. Owner/President – 2021-present- Marianne Santarelli Safety, Industrial Hygiene and Environmental Consulting Services, LLC • A full-service Safety, Occupational Health and Environmental Consultin...

Cheryl Scanlon-Zinner, CSP

Safety Research, Inc.

Audubon, New Jersey
OSHA, Safety - Fall Protection, Construction, Construction Safety, Industrial Safety, Slip/Trip/Fall, Construction Accidents, Scaffold safety, Ladders, Ladder Safety, Trenching & Excavation, Excavation Safety, Trench Safety, Power Tools, Forklifts, Powered Industrial Trucks, Standard of Care, Machine Guarding
Cheryl Scanlon-Zinner is a board-certified safety professional with over twenty-five years of experience developing and implementing occupational safety programs in construction and general industry for employers, corporations and government agencies. She has trained thousands of management representatives, supervisors, and competent persons on the principles and practices of safety management, hazard identification, hazard evaluation and the implementation of the hierarchy of controls. She specializes in hazards that are likely to cause serious injuries and fatalities (SIFs), including falls from elevation, and other construction hazards, machinery hazards, forklifts, and ladders. She was the technical editor of Nigel's Ellis's textbook Introduction to Fall Protection. Cheryl is a member of several professional safety organizations. She was the president of the Philadelphia chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals and is active in that organization. She was award...

Philip A Tenorio

Missions Construction LLC

Edgewood, New Mexico
Construction, Construction Engineering - Construction, Construction Engineering, Construction Failures, Construction Investigations, Construction Litigation, Construction Management, Construction Materials, Construction operations, Construction repairs, Construction Scheduling, Construction Simulation and Modeling, Water Harvesting systems
An EMBA graduate and Construction Engineering undergrad with over 30 years of general management, construction management, estimating, owner’s representative, project management, and operations manager experience, with extensive experience in disaster response. Expertise in managing over 3 billion in deliverables and contracts. Effective in managing large and diverse technical project teams, procurement, proposal writing, estimating, controlling budget, meeting project milestones. Trained in building strong partnerships with owners, vendors, community members and stakeholders. Have extensive knowledge in building and MEP design with the ability to manage complex projects simultaneously. A LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, Accredited Professional) with prior military experience.

Paul J. Angelides, PE

Paul J. Angelides, P.E., P.C.

Melville, New York
Engineering, Forensic Science - Forensic Engineering, Building Structures and Systems, Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Foundations, HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Construction, Construction Defects, Investigations, Fires, Floods, Insurance, Property Casualty, Disaster Recovery, Premises Liability.
Expert Engineering Staff with Interdisciplinary Experience Client base consists of Insurance Professionals, Building Owners, and Attorneys representing Plaintiff's and Defendants. Retained as Experts in Over 10,000 cases. National Academy of Forensic Engineers Certified Safety Professional Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator National Society of Professional Engineers American Society of Civil Engineers American Society of Mechanical Engineers OSHA and Suspended Scaffold Certifications New York City Special Inspection Agency Licensed in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Florida, US Virgin Islands Qualified as Experts in State Supreme and Federal Courts FAA Certified Drone Pilot

William N. Bernstein, AIA, NCARB, Leed@AP

Empire Projects, Inc. / Bernstein & Associates, Architects

New York, New York
Architecture, Construction - ADA, Architect, Architectural Design, Architecture, Construction, Doctors’ Offices, Healthcare Architecture, Healthcare Design, Healthcare Construction, Hospital Architecture, Hospital Design, Hospital Construction, Hotels, Laboratories, Medical Offices, Offices, Premises Liability, Residential
Mr. Bernstein is a Yale-trained and registered architect, LEED accredited, with over 40 years of experience in the industry. He is the Founder/President of an architecture firm (Bernstein & Associates, Architects, www.bernarch.com, 1990-present) and a project management firm (Empire Projects, Inc., www.empireprojects.com, 2003-present). Mr. Bernstein offers multi-faceted expertise in the areas of architecture, design and construction. He is a member of the American Institute of Architect, Construction Specifications Institute, and Project Management Institute. He is the author of two books on architecture and has written or had written about him over (50) articles on architecture and construction. He has provided expert witness services on (26) cases which includes (3) new cases (as of May 2023). These cases have been located across the United States as well as internationally. Mr. Bernstein is an intelligent, articulate, and well-spoken professional. His professional experience as ...

Brian K Bramel, SE, PE, Ph.D.

Bramel Engineering

New York
Structural Engineering, Construction Defects - Construction, construction site safety, concrete, open web joist, light gage steel, underpinning, mechanical engineering, product defects, failure analysis, finite elements, design build
Dr. Bramel has over 30 years of broad Engineering experience in all aspects of the construction process: from design through construction and service. Dr. Bramel has effectively served as an Expert Witness and a litigation advisor on hundreds of cases in the past 10 years. He has advised in Construction Defect, Building and Material Failures, Product Liability, Personal Injury, Construction Work Site Injuries, Multi-Employer Worksite Matters, as well as building code compliance and insurance claims throughout the mid-Atlantic region. His expertise in Civil, Mechanical, and Structural Engineering allows a broad perspective of potential matters beyond the traditional Engineering solutions. Dr. Bramel is a practicing Licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, and Delaware, a practicing Licensed Structural Engineer in Washington, D.C., and a Model PE NCEES record holder. He is a current member of the New York City Building Code R...

Steven Pietropaolo, MS, P.E., CFEI

LGI Forensic Engineering, PC

North White Plains, New York
Engineering, Forensic Science - Forensic Engineering, Explosions, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Product Liability, Fires, Fire Protection, Appliances, Construction, Building Defects, Failure Analysis, Laboratories & Testing, Building Defects, Plumbing
Steven Pietropaolo has a Bachelor Degree of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Manhattan College. Mr. Pietropaolo is a Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of New York, amongst many others. He is a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, a Certified Fire Investigator Instructor, a Certified Forensic Consultant and Certified Forensic Professional Engineer. He is a Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute. He is Board Certified in Forensic Engineering by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers. He has 30+ years of hands on engineering experience including electrical, mechanical, materials, safety, human factors, fire protection, and construction. He has knowledge of codes and standards used in construction and industry including building codes and safety codes. He is an expert in investigating and opining on New York State Labor Law cases (§200, §240(1) and §241(6)) involving ...

Kristopher J. Seluga, M.S., PE

Technology Associates, LLC

New York
Accident Reconstruction, Products Liability - Mechanical Engineering, Biomechanics, Automotive, Construction, Engineering, Failure Analysis, Forensic Science, Golf Carts, Human Factors, Motorcycle, Premises Liability, Safety, Slip Trip & Fall
Our staff of experienced engineers are ready to apply established scientific and engineering knowledge and techniques to your case. Our staff has published hundreds of papers, served on national ANSI standards committees and assisted over 2,600 attorneys and insurance agents settle or try their cases. Because the laws of physics and principles of engineering are universal, we are able to investigate and opine on a wide range of topics including motor vehicle crashes, heavy machinery, consumer products, construction sites, falls and biomechanical analyses. In each case, we assist our clients by determining, in as much detail as possible, how and why an accident occurred and communicating those finding in a clear and concise manner.

Joe DeFranco, CSP

Safety Consulting Specialists, Inc.

Raleigh, North Carolina
Safety, OSHA - Construction, General Industry, Equipment & Machinery, Forklifts, Slip, Trip & Fall, Lockout/Tagout, Scaffold, Aerial Lift, Crane, Rigging & Signaling, MSHA, Accident Investigation, Construction Safety, Forklifts, Ladders, Machine Guarding, Dropped Objects, Struck-by, Crush Hazards, Personal Injury
25+ years of experience in construction, industrial, and crane safety consulting. Retained in over 50 cases for both OSHA 1926 Construction and OSHA 1910 General Industry. Board Certified Safety Professional since 2001. OSHA 500 course in Construction Safety-Outreach Trainer NCCCO Certified Crane Operator NCCCO Certified Crane Inspector MSHA Certified Instructor Supervisor Training in Accident Reduction Techniques (S.T.A.R.T.) Certified Independent STAR Assessor American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Member Experienced in: -Occupational safety and health policies & standards -Personal injury, catastrophic injury, and fatality cases -Multi-employer worksites -Crane accidents -Crane safety -Mobile and overhead cranes -Rigging & Signalperson -Trenching and excavation -Confined space -MSHA Part 48 & 46 -Contractor safety -Chemical safety including lead, silica, hexavalent chromium, and ammonia safety -Noise -Fall protection -Scaffolding -Forklift, Aerial lift -Accident inve...

John E. Nain, MS, CSP

Nain & Associates, LLC

Hickory, North Carolina
Safety, OSHA - Permit Required Confined Space, Confined Space, Policy, Lockout, Control of Hazardous Energy, HAZWOPER, HAZCOM, Hazard Commuication, Impalement, Struck By, Caught between / In, Emergency Action Plans, Management systems, General Safety and Health Provisions, Construction, General Industry, Church
John Nain, MS, CSP - Bio John Nain, MS, CSP has worked with Safety and Loss Prevention processes for over thirty-five years. He has a Master’s Degree in this field of expertise and is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). He is authorized by the U.S. Department of Labor to teach the 10 Hour and 30 Hour General Industry and Construction Industry Courses. As the founder of a successful consultancy, John has enjoyed 19 successful years of leading the business. John has expertise in analyzing businesses to determine overall OSHA compliance and hazards that may affect the business from a regulatory and liability perspective. He has guided multi-billion dollar companies with over 30,000 employees to some of the lowest injury and illness rates in the United States. This has resulted in saving millions of dollars in operating costs for these companies. In addition to experience throughout the United States, he has worked internationally in safety; his business primarily focuses on U.S....

Robert A Durham, PhD, PE

THEWAY Labs

Tulsa, Oklahoma
Failure Analysis, Engineering - Fire, Engineering Mechanical, Engineering Electrical, Building Inspection, Construction, Electricity, Electronics, Laboratories & Testing, Investigation, Products Liability, Plumbing, Forensic Science
Dr. Durham has been providing forensic and failure analysis services to clients for over 20 years. He has testified as an expert witness in multiple states, in federal jurisdictions, before FERC and state utility commissions. He is a certified fire and explosion investigator. He has been involved in over 2,500 failure analysis projects including: power systems, lightning, electrocutions, oil & gas, tank batteries, industrial, commercial, residential, lighting appliances, utility systems, utility regulation, fire, equipment damage, switchgear, construction equipment, electronics, overhead lines, underground lines and fire protection equipment. Licensed PE in 11 States; BS EE, ME, PhD

Timothy D Bechtel, PhD, PG

Franklin and Marshall College

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Environmental, Hydrology - sinkhole, groundwater, landslide, drilling, hydrogeology, rockfall, karst, vibration, blast, earthquake, contamination, pipeline, fracking, water, erosion, construction, stormwater, physics, leak, cave
Dr. Bechtel is geophysicist/geologist, and a world-renowned expert on sinkholes. But not just sinkholes; bedrock conditions, caves, water pollution, and all issues related to karst terranes. Dr. Bechtel has 25+ years of experience in the engineering/environmental industry, as well as faculty positions at Franklin & Marshall College, the University of Memphis and the University of Pennsylvania, and is an appointed member of the International Karst Commission. Dr. Bechtel has been an expert in dozens of sinkole or karst-related cases - often related to causes of sinkholes and/or water problems. Dr. Bechtel also has expertise and courtroom experience in Unconventional Oil & Gas, hydraulic fracturing (fracking), and fracking-industry-related earthquakes, horizontal directional drilling (HDD), as well as all fields of seismology, seismic hazards, vibration monitoring and analysis, subsidence, soil creep, landslides, rockfalls, non-destructive evaluation of earthen dams and levees, subsu...

Keith A. Bergman, PE

Bergman Engineering, LLC

Harleysville, Pennsylvania
Premises Liability, Traffic Engineering - Accident Reconstruction, Civil Engineering, Codes and Standards, Construction, Highway and Street Design, Job-Site Safety, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Premises Liability, Slip Trip and Fall, Transportation, Traffic Engineering, Walkway Surface and Pavement Evaluation
Our mission: Bringing clarity to complexity. Bergman Engineering is a forensic engineering firm that provides objective investigative analysis and consulting services as well as expert witness testimony. Hired for our expertise, we utilize our knowledge and experience to evaluate cases and claims with regard to civil engineering concepts. This can extend to a number of different practice areas for both plaintiff and defense counsel. Our case experience ranges from small private claims to large civil claims. We have consulted in complex claims and litigation on behalf of corporations, attorneys, insurance companies, and municipal/government agencies. Certified Professional Engineer: California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Edward J. Garbin, Jr., PhD, PE, DGE

Garbin GeoStructural Group, LLC

Pennsylvania
Geotechnical Engineering, Geology - construction, construction engineering, engineer, foundations, sinkholes, piles, shoring, earthquake, ground, slope, slide, aggregate piers, stone columns, rigid inclusions, vibrations, subsidence, ground improvement, karst, liquefaction, differential, settlement, expansive, clay
Dr. Ed Garbin: Your Trusted Expert in Construction and Engineering With a background as a contractor in New Jersey before becoming an engineer, Dr. Ed Garbin brings a comprehensive understanding of the construction process to the table. Licensed as a Professional Engineer in Florida since 2003, he now holds PE licenses in an impressive 39 states across the US. Specializing in the commercial and heavy-civil construction industry, Dr. Garbin is your go-to expert for all things construction-related. He is an ASCE-AGP Board Certified Expert in Geotechnical Engineering, with extensive experience and knowledge in his field. As a former Adjunct Professor of Civil Engineering, Dr. Garbin excels in communication, making complex construction and engineering topics easily understandable for all parties involved. His expertise was recently upheld in a notable legal case, where he successfully defeated a Daubert motion in Pennsylvania in 2021. At 54 years old, Dr. Garbin boasts over 30 years...

John E Poole, P.E.

CNX Forensics and Consulting

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Civil Engineering, Construction - Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Building Codes, Civil Engineering, Construction, Stucco, OSHA Ramp & Stairs, Scheduling Delay & Analysis, Structural Engineering, Waterproofing, Storm water
A construction and engineering expert with over 20 years of construction industry experience as a civil engineer, forensic engineer, CPM scheduler, cost estimator, general contractor, subcontractor, and project management consultant. Strong expertise gained through projects that ranged from $100,000 to over $1 Billion and have included commercial, residential, government, and institutional markets. Mr. Poole has been retained as an expert witness on litigation cases and testified at deposition, arbitration, and trial. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, and Florida.

James Rappoport, AIA-NCARB

Daroff Design

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Architecture, Slip Trip & Fall - Architecture,Site Planning,Zoning, Codes,Development,Standard of Care,Liability,ADA Accessibility,Construction,Copyright,Facility Programming, Feasibility,Furniture,Finishes & Equipment,Hotels,Restaurants, Resort, Interior Design & Planning,Slip-Trip-Falls,Owner-Architect & Consultant Disputes.
James Rappoport is Principal at Daroff Design, a full service Planning, Architectural & Interior Design practice founded in 1973. The firm specializes in ground-up, renovation, and historic adaptive reuse projects for office facilities, hotels, resorts, retail and shopping facilities, restaurants, meeting, conference and training facilities, aviation terminals and entertainment projects throughout the USA and Internationally. Mr. Rappoport has provided technical consultation analysis, expert witness reports, opinions, affidavits, certificates of merit, depositions, mediation and alternative dispute resolution presentations, testimony and pre-trial support in more than 250 legal cases, for both defendants’ and plaintiffs’ legal teams. Each of the matters Mr. Rappoport has collaborated on have settled before trial. Mr. Rappoport is the author of several professional text books and trade journal articles. He has been awarded multiple copy rights and is an active member of the Amer...

Gerald Blackler, Ph.D, P.E., D.WRE

Texas
Hydrology, Civil Engineering - Water Resources, Hydraulics, Floodplain, Flood Forensics, Hydrologist, Hydraulic Modeling, Transportation Drainage, Roadway Drainage, Rainfall, Runoff, Design Storms, Sedimentation, Sediment Transport, Stormwater, Culvert, Stormsewer, Urban Hydrology, Urban Flooding, Construction
Water flows downhill, sometimes water is a resource, sometimes it is an enemy, sometimes it is both. If your case involves the impact of water, my expertise is available for your case. I am an expert in hydrology, hydraulics, the engineering of drainage systems, including culverts, transportation drainage, bridge scour, bridge hydraulics, floodplain management, transportation hydraulics, water resources, and accidental death or drowning near hydraulic structures. My work routinely produces technical evidence that is hard to dispute and easy to understand. My background and experience in consulting and teaching allows me to produce complicated information in a format that is easy to digest, such as video files, and images that explain the complicated physical interactions of hydrology and hydraulics. Some of my past litigation work produced evidence that was not disputed by opposing experts. My approach is to first understand the case, then to discuss one on one what technica...

Stanford R Brown, B.Sc., CSP, CSHP, CRSP, CHSC

Raising the Standard Consulting Inc.

Texas
Safety, OSHA - Construction, Mining, Workplace Inspections, Crane, Rigging, EM 385-1-1, First Aid/CPR/AED, General Industry, Accident Investigation, Safety Training, Compliance, Workplace Conditions, Fall Protection, Powered Industrial Trucks, Machine Guarding, Excavation, Trenching, Scaffolds, Multi-Employer
Stanford R. Brown, B.Sc., CSP, CSHP, CRSP, CHSC, has over 30 years of experience managing safety and health for various projects. He has been involved with multiple construction safety/OSHA cases as an expert witness. A sampling of the expert witness cases he has been involved with include: • Workplace injury at refinery construction project. • Worker fatally electrocuted during a paving incident. • Construction training and safety standards for power tool injury. Safety and Slip Trip & Fall, EM 385-1-1, OSHA, (SSHO), Competent Person, First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Trainer, Certified Safety Professionals (CSP) designation with the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, Certified Safety and Health Professional (CSHP) in the State of Hawaii. Construction and General Industry, Accident Investigation, Fall Protection, Forklift, Aerial Lift, Boom Lift, Scissor Lift, Machine Guarding, Amputation, Struck By, Caught Between, Scaffold, Ladder, Roofing Safety, Amputation, Excavation/T...

Matthew C Deal

Deal Sikes

Houston, Texas
Real Estate Appraiser - Condemnation, Bankruptcy, Fraud, Construction
Holds the CRE designation from the Counselors of Real Estate

Michael Fiebig, RA, AIA, NCARB, LEED GA, CFPS, CEP

Fiebig Architecture

Texas
Construction Defects, Premises Liability - Architecture, Construction, Construction Defect, Fire Protection, Fire Suppression, Fire-Resistive Assemblies, Residential Construction, Commercial Construction, Building Codes, Premises Liability, Slip & Fall, Trip & Fall.
Registered architect with NCARB certificate in twenty states (licensed in more states than are listed in this directory), with an active design and forensic practice. As a forensic architect, his experience includes among other things, performing analysis of standard of care in building design and construction projects; performing analyses of building systems including roofing systems, window and door systems, exterior wall cladding systems, waterproofing and foundation systems, with a specialization in fire-resistive assemblies and active fire-protection systems. His experience includes premises liability investigation and analysis of accident sites relating to the built environment, both indoors and outdoors. As a design architect, his practice includes traditional architectural practice including building design, building code analysis & application, and services during construction. Michael is a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS), credentialed under the authority of th...

Edward J. Garbin, Jr., PhD, PE, DGE

Garbin GeoStructural Group, LLC

Texas
Geotechnical Engineering, Geology - construction, construction engineering, engineer, foundations, sinkholes, piles, shoring, earthquake, ground, slope, slide, aggregate piers, stone columns, rigid inclusions, vibrations, subsidence, ground improvement, karst, liquefaction, differential, settlement, expansive, clay
Dr. Ed Garbin: Your Trusted Expert in Construction and Engineering With a background as a contractor in New Jersey before becoming an engineer, Dr. Ed Garbin brings a comprehensive understanding of the construction process to the table. Licensed as a Professional Engineer in Florida since 2003, he now holds PE licenses in an impressive 39 states across the US. Specializing in the commercial and heavy-civil construction industry, Dr. Garbin is your go-to expert for all things construction-related. He is an ASCE-AGP Board Certified Expert in Geotechnical Engineering, with extensive experience and knowledge in his field. As a former Adjunct Professor of Civil Engineering, Dr. Garbin excels in communication, making complex construction and engineering topics easily understandable for all parties involved. His expertise was recently upheld in a notable legal case, where he successfully defeated a Daubert motion in Pennsylvania in 2021. At 54 years old, Dr. Garbin boasts over 30 years...

Allen W Griffin, GMB, CGR, CAPS, CGP

Construction Claims Experts

Houston, Texas
Construction, Construction Defects - Real-world Hands-on Construction Experience, Building inspections, Construction, Construction Defects, Construction engineering, Construction accidents, Demolition, Disaster Recovery, Dispute Resolution, Construction document examination, Indoor air quality, Insurance, Construction investigations
Allen is a trusted resource for your, Insurance Claims - Construction Defects - Construction Contracts and Project claims. A Construction Expert Witness with Real-world Hands-on construction experience and 30 years of Construction Business Operations. Allen's business operations include: Gryphon Builders is a twenty-year-old company servicing the custom home building and high-end remodeling market in affluent areas of Houston. Gryphon Property Services was formed to facilitate the immediate upkeep, as well as anticipate and execute the long-term planning of maintenance needs of large townhome communities and apartment complexes. Viewpoint Designs is the internal company that services the Design/Build segment of Gryphon Builders. In 2016 we started servicing builders and remodelers in and around the Houston market. Areas of specialty knowledge; Home Building, Home Remodeling, Design/Build, Multi-family Buildings & Architectural Design services. Allen is easily understandable, yet hi...

Justin Hall, MAS, PE

Hall Engineering Group, Ltd

Texas
Engineering, Construction Defects - Civil Engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering, construction, construction fault, forensic engineering, structural failure, structural inspection. Licensed in AR, TX, OK, MO, KS, MS.
Expert consultant/witness in over 50 cases with trial experience across the South including AR, MO, OK, TX, TN, LA and MS. Justin Hall, PE is a licensed professional engineer providing a broad range of services in forensic engineering to insurance companies and law firms, construction, energy, mining, and technology, engineering and architectural firms, governmental and educational institutions, property owners, builders and individuals. With over 20 years of experience in engineering and forensic consulting, design, construction assessments, international codes and research, Justin Hall, PE has provided clients with structural analysis and design, condition assessment, damage investigations, failure analysis, construction consulting & management, and expert testimony. States include Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana and Mississippi. SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE - Engineering & Construction Forensics — Expert Consulting/Witness; Structural; Insurance...

Rance Herren, CFPSD, AI

Hydraulic Fluid Power Subject Matter Expert

Houston, Texas
Engineering, Equipment & Machinery - Hydraulic Consultant, Hydraulic Systems, Pneumatic Systems, Hydraulic Pumps, Hydraulic Cylinders, Hydraulic Motors, Valves, Hydraulic Hoses, Hydraulic Manifolds, Motion Control, Design, Accumulators, Compressors, Schematics, Seals, Filtration, Pressure, Construction, Mining, Oil & Gas
Nearly four decades of experience in the design, application, implementation, troubleshooting and service of complex hydraulic and pneumatic systems and related control components, including: • The use of standard and electrohydraulic components and circuitry in machine control • Integration of electronic devices for actuator control, including feedback and diagnostics • Manifold design, 3D solid modeling, and hydraulic circuit and component simulation and analysis • Hydraulic power unit (HPU) and closed-circuit hydrostatic transmission system design • Efficiency and throughput improvements for underperforming systems • Troubleshooting and repair of hydraulic/pneumatic machine control components and systems • Interpretation and implementation of ISO/SAE/ANSI/ASME fluid power standards • International Fluid Power Society Credentials: - Certified Fluid Power Systems Designer (CFPSD), February 2012 - Certified Fluid Power Accredited Instructor (CFPAI), August 2013 ...

Aaron D. Miller, RCI, ACI

Texas Inspector Expert

Garland, Texas
Construction Defects, Building Inspection - Deck Construction and Safety, Residential Construction, Residential Building Codes, Construction, Residential Construction Defects, Home Inspector Malpractice, Code-Related Premises Liability, Contractor Standard of Care, Texas Residential Construction Liability Act
I have been in the residential construction profession since 1975. Currently I work full-time as a licensed home inspector in the DFW, Texas area. I specialize in oversight of new home building for the buyers of the homes. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 22 years as a general residential and light commercial remodeling and building contractor. 24 years as a full-time residential inspector. 21 years as an American Society of Home Inspectors Certified Inspector. 15 years as an International Code Council-certified Residential Combination Inspector. Texas Residential Construction Commission Registered Builder from 2004 - 2009. Texas Residential Construction Commission Dispute Resolution Inspector 2004 - 2009. I have inspected over 12,000 properties, have been hired by attorneys and their clients 60 times for consultation, and have been deposed 25 times. Areas of expertise include:  Residential Construction  Residential Construction Defects  Residential Building Codes  Residential En...

Cassandra K Moody, M.S., P.E.

Time For Change, LLC.

Houston, Texas
Oil and Gas, Safety - Pipeline, PHMSA, Safety, Integrity Management, Gas, Oil, Distribution, Transmission, Gathering, Residential, Procedure, Explosion, Spill, Environmental, Mechanical, Professional Engineer, Construction, 49 CFR 192, 195, Project, Contract, Hazard, Threat, Risk, Pigging, Failure, Inspection, Workplace
Cassandra K. Moody, M.S., P.E., is different from other experts in that she actively works as a mechanical engineer with vast hands-on experience who understands the unique challenges legal matters present. She communicates effectively and provides results for the projects she works on. Mrs. Moody is passionate about engineering risk-informed solutions to safely optimize ROI: Return on INTEGRITY. She conveys visionary leadership, technical competency, and distinctive communication cultivated over fifteen years of midstream operations and integrity engineering experience with a mid-size oil and gas operator. As a proficient expert in the midstream pipeline industry, Mrs. Moody has represented both plaintiffs and defendants on a variety of cases both in the courtroom and through expert opinion reports. Mrs. Moody’s retained engagements as an independent Engineering Expert have resulted in favorable resolutions for 100% of her clients. Mrs. Moody is an effective communicator who ex...

Amy Patrick, PE

Apollo BBC, Inc.

Houston, Texas
Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering - Engineering Design, Consulting Engineering, Structural Analysis, Infrastructure, Concrete, Steel Structures, Engineering, Construction, Grading, Drainage, Steel, Concrete, Foundation, Brick, Building, Structure, Frame, Masonry, Flooding, Flood, Damage, Pool, Leaking, Roof, EIFS, Stucco
Ms. Patrick is a Technical Consultant at Apollo BBC and a licensed professional engineer with over 15 years of experience. Ms. Patrick has a background in structural and civil engineering, including civil site development, structural design, structural forensics, highway and associated structure analysis and evaluation, retaining wall evaluation, flood mitigation and floodproofing, building envelope consulting, and finite element analysis of structural systems. Amy is a licensed professional engineer in Texas and California and has been an adjunct professor at the University of Houston-Downtown's Structural Analysis and Design program since 2013. She is an experienced expert witness in construction defect litigation.

Homer R. Peterson, II, P.E., CSP, CFLC

Peterson Construction Consulting, Inc.

Houston, Texas
Construction, Safety - Construction, falls from elevation, fall protection, fatalities, occupational health & safety management systems, OSHA matters, personal injury, precast erection, safety, standards of care, steel erection, termination for cause or for convenience, wrongful death
Homer R. Peterson II, P.E., CSP, CFLC provides consulting services to attorneys, insurance carriers, construction companies, and companies engaged in general industry. Services are offered as a subject matter expert, expert witness, and safety consultant. He has over 40 years of construction and safety experience (17 years union, 23 years non-union), including airports, bridges, casinos, convention centers, convocation centers, distribution centers, hospitals, hotels, manufacturing facilities, office buildings, paper mills, pharmaceutical plants, power plants, prisons, refineries, schools, shopping malls, sports arenas, steel mills, stores, and warehouses. See www.homerpeterson.com for photographs of representative projects. His experience includes 40 years in construction in various positions such as president, senior vice president, vice president, project manager, and timekeeper. His responsibilities have included estimating, sales, project management, scheduling, troublesho...

Joseph Phelon, ASA-M&E, CBA, CVA, BCA, MBA

Hyde Valuations, Inc.

Cottonwood Heights, Utah
Business Valuation, Machinery & Technical Appraiser - Appraisal & Valuation, Marital Dissolution, Divorce, Family Law, Business Operations, Personal Property, Tangible Assets, Dental, Agriculture, Construction, Medical, Transportation, Equipment Appraiser, Acquisitions, Dispute Resolution, Party & Event Rental, Equipment Rental, Truck Rental, Reviewer
Joseph has 19 years of experience appraising businesses and professional practices for marital dissolution, shareholder disputes, SBA loans, ownership transfer, merger & acquisition, estate planning, estate tax, and regulatory compliance. He is also an accredited senior appraiser in machinery and technical specialties. He has performed machinery and equipment appraisals for marital dissolution and financing purposes. He owned and operated an equipment rental company with a party and event division and a truck rental company for 22 years. He was the Chairman of the Board for the American Fork, Utah Chamber of Commerce from 2017-2018 and the Chairman of the Accreditation Board for the Institute of Business Appraisers from 2011- 2012.

Tara L Pase

Bramel Engineering, LLC

Virginia
Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering - Construction Defect, Concrete, Seismic, Retaining Walls, OSHA, Building Codes, Steel, Earthquake, Stormwater Management, Civil Engineering, Failure Analysis, Wood, Wind, Construction, Structural Engineering, Strength of Materials, Masonry, Foundations, Construction Accident, Design and Analysis
Civil/Structural Engineering Construction Defects Building Codes OSHA Failure Analysis Strength of Materials Concrete/Steel/Wood/Masonry Design Concrete/Steel/Wood/Masonry Analysis Seismic Design and Analysis Wind Design and Analysis Foundations and Retaining Structures Grading and Soil Properties Field Repair Designs Stormwater Management Component/Connection Design and Analysis Construction Cost Estimates Building Envelope (Moisture Barriers) Construction Management Registered Professional Engineer, State of New York, License No.087752 Registered Professional Engineer, State of Maryland, License No.42640 Registered Professional Engineer, Commonwealth of Virginia, License No.051210 Registered Professional Engineer, State of New Jersey, License No.24GE05239300

Daniel R Robles, PE, MBA

Community Engineering Services, PLLC

EDMONDS, Washington
Mechanical Engineering, Real Estate - plumbing, pipe, re-pipe, leaks, failures, Inspection, construction, water damage, feasibility, epoxy liner, CPVC, Aquatherm, PEX, Galvanized, copper, risk assessment, machinery, insurance, defect, standard of care, Blockchain, smart contract adjudication.
Thirty-five years of practical engineering experience across the aerospace, building construction, and technology industries. Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Masters degree in International Business Administration. Expert Witness at the intersection of mechanical engineering, business practices, and standard of care.  Technical specialties include plumbing systems (failures, leaks, defects and corrosion), building envelope failures resulting in mold or water damage, Real Estate transactions, mechanical failures due to improper maintenance or operation, Investigation, testing, and report writing. Excellent public speaking skills with the ability to explain complex matters in simple and accessible terms. Knowledgable in recent technologies such as blockchain, digital twin, and digital twin applications for the engineering professions. Experienced in cross border and international engineering practices. Registered professional engineer in California and Washingt...

David Princeton, CPCU, AMIM, AIC, JD

Muskego, Wisconsin
Insurance - Good Faith, Bad Faith, Practices, Claim, Adjuster, Commercial, Insurance, Residential, ISO, Construction, defect, broker, agent, coverage, HO3, damage, property, settlement, unfair, casualty
David Princeton is a distinguished insurance professional with a career spanning several facets of the industry. His 20-year career includes pivotal roles at National Insurance Carriers, A Top 50 Broker, and in Private Equity. Currently the Principal Consultant of Advocate Risk Network Inc., David provides professional guidance to corporations and prominent individuals in both the risk management and claims disciplines. Additionally, David consults with insurance companies, provides expert witness testimony, is an author, a speaker, and holds multiple insurance designations and licenses. CPCU - Charter Property Casualty Underwriter AMIM- Associates in Marine Insurance Management AIC - Associates in Claims CSRP - Certified Subrogation Recovery Professional Obtained his Juris Doctorate in January 2024

Paul A Rodrigues

Trace Forensic Experts LLC

North Lake, Wisconsin
Accounting, Intellectual Property - Economic, Intellectual Property & Commercial Damages, Infringement, Lost Profits, Royalty, Forensic Accounting, Breach of Contract, Fiduciary Duty, Fraud Investigations, Embezzlement, Construction, Bankruptcy, Malpractice, Analytics, ediscovery, special master, Ponzi schemes, Theft of Trade Secrets
Paul Rodrigues is a Managing Member of Trace Forensic Experts LLC. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Global Management Accountant with a Master's Degree in Taxation and is Certified in Financial Forensics. Paul has more than 30 years of experience in the accounting profession. He began his practice with a big four public accounting firm and has served as an expert witness or consultant in numerous forensic, fraud, and litigation engagements with damage claims ranging from $1 million to $250 million. He has testified in Federal and State courts, arbitrations and mediations. Paul has been involved with civil and criminal litigation (on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants) including but not limited to: accounting & auditing standards; improper accounting entries, the determination of lost profits, income, assets, or damages; internal investigations and fraud investigations, securities, civil RICO; bribery and other litigation claims requiring ac...