Explosion Expert Witnesses

Explosion 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 explosion. The explosion expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Accident Reconstruction, Construction Defects, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Fire, Oil and Gas, Products Liability, and Safety.

Robert B. Rappaport, BS, CFI

Rappaport Consulting LLC

Santa Barbara, California
Fire - Fire origin and cause investigation, Arson, Explosion, Fire scene reconstruction, Bad faith claims, Fire prevention, Smoke alarm, Smoke detector, Fire alarm, Fire department procedures, Fire codes
I am an expert in fire origin and cause investigation, scene analysis, and reconstruction. My formal education includes a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California (USC). In addition, I completed post graduate work at the National Fire Academy in the Executive Fire Officer (EFO) Program. I hold certifications as a Chief Fire Officer (CFO) with The Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) as well as Chief Officer and Executive Chief Fire Officer through the California State Fire Marshal. I have attended numerous initial, advanced, and continuing education courses and seminars in various aspects of fire investigation. I have over 30 years of experience in the fire service, 23 years as a Fire Investigator, and have investigated more than 2,500 fires. I was previously a Task Force Officer with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE) and am currently a California State Fire Marshal instructor for beginning and adv...

Curtis E Falany, PE

J.B. Shepherd & Co., Inc.

Plant City, Florida
Electrical Engineering, Construction Defects - Electrical Contact,Shock,Electricity,Electrocution,Construction Defect,Construction Dispute,Fire of Electrical Origin,Explosion, Wildland Fire of Electrical Origin,Failure,Lightning,Electric Utility,Transmission,Distribution,Forensic Engineer,Expert,Witness,Opinion,Testimony,NEC,NESC
Curtis E. Falany has been a forensic electrical engineer and expert witness for more than twenty five years. Previously, he was the CEO of an electrical design-build firm and a principal in a consortium of companies serving the electrical, computer, and communications industries worldwide. He has served as a member of the Florida Electrical Contractors Licensing Board and as the author of the Hillsborough County Florida Electrical Code. Curtis is Board Certified as a Forensic Engineer. He has assisted clients in the investigation and resolution of more than 600 cases in State and Federal Courts both in the US and overseas.

Dale R Wheeler

Systech Fire Protection LLC

PALOS PARK, Illinois
Fire, Safety - Fire Protection Engineering, Arson, Smoke Detectors, Fire Alarm, Fire System Failure, Fire Detectors, Carbon Monoxide, Fire Cause and Origin, Fire Resistance, Building and Fire Code, Explosion, Fire Safety, Means of Egress, Life Safety, Fire Sprinklers, Forensic Fire Analysis, Fire Sprinkler Leakage
Mr. Wheeler has practiced in Fire Protection Engineering, Fire Investigation, Fire Safety, and Building and Fire Codes for 46 years. His roles have included Insurance Risk Analyst, Building Commissioner, Building Inspector, Fire Protection and Building Code Consultant, Fire Protection System Designer, System Failure Analyst, and Forensic Fire Investigator. Mr. Wheeler's Expert Witness work includes analysis of events, written reports if requested, litigation support, mediation and arbitration support, depositions, and trail testimony. Mr. Wheeler's career experience includes approximately 220 cases, 65 depositions, and 32 trial testimony's. Mr. Wheeler works nationally and worldwide.

Michael A. Pollock, P.E.

Cogent Experts, LLC

New Jersey
Engineering, Construction Defects - Standard of care, construction defect, construction delay, engineering, mechanical engineering, HVAC, project management, construction schedule analysis, manufacturing, product liability, power, refrigeration, fire, explosion, automotive, forensics, failure analysis, engineering standard of care
Registrations • Professional Engineer: PA (PE075410) • American Bar Association (ABA) – Construction Forum • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Air Act Certification – Universal (includes Chillers, HVAC & Refrigeration) • United States Patent & Trademark Office Registered (USPTO) Professional Affiliations • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) • American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, Air Conditioning Engineering (ASHRAE) • American Arbitration Association (AAA) • Certified Energy Manager (CEM) • Product Developers and the Manufacturers Association PDMA Supermarket Heating Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVACR) Matter – Florida - Provided expert witness field inspection and investigation of relevant HVACR and mechanical systems causing wet conditions via condensation. Guided counsel in deposition questions and developed the case strengths and weaknesses yielding a negotiated settlement favorable to our client. Warehouse Distribut...

David B. Klitsch, B.S.,IAAI-CFI(V), IAAI-ECT, NAFI-CFEI

Technical Fire Analysis, LLC

Lehighton, Pennsylvania
Fire, Products Liability - Origin and Cause, Fire, Explosion, Marine fires
Mr. Klitsch is a well-respected fire & explosion investigator in the industry, having been in the field for 25+ years. He has offered expert opinions in local, state, and federal courts, in both civil & criminal courts. His attention to detail and compliance with NFPA 921 and NFPA 1033 resulting in fact-based, solid opinions. Mr. Klitsch retired from the Pennsylvania State Police in 2012, after 20 years of honorable service to the citizens of the Commonwealth. Mr. Klitsch spent most of his public sector career investigating fire & explosion incidents. He has taught fire investigation-related classes to other investigators on a local, state, and national level. Mr. Klitsch is a former contract instructor at the National Fire Academy as well as for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for their fire/arson-related curriculum. Mr. Klitsch is a Certified Fire Investigator and an Evidence Collection Technician through the International Association of Arson Investi...

Michael A. Pollock, P.E.

Cogent Experts, LLC

Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Engineering, Construction Defects - Standard of care, construction defect, construction delay, engineering, mechanical engineering, HVAC, project management, construction schedule analysis, manufacturing, product liability, power, refrigeration, fire, explosion, automotive, forensics, failure analysis, engineering standard of care
Registrations • Professional Engineer: PA (PE075410) • American Bar Association (ABA) – Construction Forum • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Air Act Certification – Universal (includes Chillers, HVAC & Refrigeration) • United States Patent & Trademark Office Registered (USPTO) Professional Affiliations • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) • American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, Air Conditioning Engineering (ASHRAE) • American Arbitration Association (AAA) • Certified Energy Manager (CEM) • Product Developers and the Manufacturers Association PDMA Supermarket Heating Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVACR) Matter – Florida - Provided expert witness field inspection and investigation of relevant HVACR and mechanical systems causing wet conditions via condensation. Guided counsel in deposition questions and developed the case strengths and weaknesses yielding a negotiated settlement favorable to our client. Warehouse Distribut...

Scott J. Taylor, CDP

Accident Reconstruction and Animations

South Carolina, South Carolina
Accident Reconstruction, Products Liability - Truck, Vehicle, Animations, Night Lighting, Crime Scene Reconstructions, Whiplash, Product Liability, Pedestrians, Motorcycle, Fork lift , Crane, Dart Out Accident, Slip and Fall, Fires Simulations, Explosion, Rain, Fog, Snow, Train, Crane, Lift, Vault, medical malpractice, Patent, Sun glare
PLEASE EMAIL [email protected] with your phone number, to receive a call to discuss your case. 1. 96% of Scott's cases settled favorably for his hiring attorneys, of 230 animated cases in a 2010 study. 87% were before trial (if finished 1 month before trial), and 9% in trial 2- His animations provide the opposing attorney a quick view of the Accident Reconstructions the jury will see, justifying earlier settlement requests, for more equitable amounts, and before trials. A Bar Study stated "The combination of verbal and visual delivery is remembered six times as effectively as verbal" 3. He was the pioneer who wrote the admissibility paper suggesting American Judge's qualifying animations questions, based on 12 Law books of "Federal Evidence Rules" precedents, for Attorney Kendall Few, Greenville, SC, to present live to the National Institute For Trial Advocacy (NITA) meeting in Keystone, Colorado. This enabled first animations jury viewing nationwide. Kendall was ...

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...