Investigation Expert Witnesses

Investigation 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 investigation. The investigation expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Architecture, Cybersecurity, Employment, Engineering, Failure Analysis, Forensic Science, Information Technology, Insurance, Investigation, Legal, Management, Maritime, Police Practices & Procedures, Safety, and Slip Trip & Fall.

Scott Greene Evidence Solutions, Inc.

Tucson, Arizona
Technology, Telecommunications - Cell Phone Forensics, Digital Forensics, Technology, EDR, ECM, Triangulation, Black Boxes, Electronic Medical Records, EHR,Investigation, Email, Cell phone apps, information Technology, intellectual property, internet, electronics, cyber security, Documents, hacking, data retrieval, Digital evidence
• Accounting Systems • Black Boxes • ECU, EDR, ECM, Etc. • Cell Phones • Call Data Records (CDRs) • Computer Systems • Databases • Digital Cameras • Digital Fraud • Digital Media • Digital Security • Documents • Electronic Logging Devices • Electronic Medical Records (EMR / EHR) • Email / E-mail • Fax Machines • Google Data • GPS Systems • GPS Records • Hacking Events • iCloud data • Intellectual Property • Internet Browsing History • Intrusions • Medical Systems • Other Electronic Devices • Password Cracking • Photo Copiers • Photos and Images • Printers & Fax Machines • Software Applications Custom & Commercial • Software Design & Development • Social Media • Source Code Analysis • Spreadsheets • Telematics Systems • Websites • And More TESTIFYING EXPERIENCE • Civil & Criminal • Special Master • Plaintiff and Defense • Insurance, Corporate, Family Law • Justice, Superior & District Courts as well as Arbitration Hearing CASE BREAKDOWN • Civil Defendants-30%• Civil Plaintiffs-50%•...

Capt. David G. Bacon

Santa Barbara, California
Maritime, Slip Trip & Fall - Personal injuries, boating accidents, collisions/allisions, investigation, ship, yachts, seaworthiness, captain responsibilities, crew, passenger safety, Rules of the Road, equipment failure, sinking, drowning, vessel operation, safety, sport fishing, charter boat, jet ski, kayak, SUP, marina safety
Captain David G. Bacon, a U.S. Coast Guard licensed vessel captain available as an expert witness on cases involving; boating accidents, slip & falls, personal injuries, collisions and allisions, issues of responsibilities and liabilities aboard vessels and on gangways and docks and piers, drowning and vessel grounding or sinking. I am available to travel for investigations and inspections. Passenger/crew interaction, training and safety orientation are areas where many liabilities are created due to negligent actions, and I have experience opining on those issues based on Rules of the Road and other regulations, standard duty of care and safety protocols. I have served as a vessel charter captain for 30+ years, specializing in; crew training, safety procedures, crew drills and practice, passenger safety orientation. During that lengthy career I have had no accident or injury claims because I am a diligent seafaring professional and I know what dangers to look for and remedy befor...

Maureen A. Clark, M. Ed, SPHR-CA Three Sixty HR, Inc.

Menlo Park, California
Employment, Management - HR, human resources, employment, investigation, policies, hiring, negligent, termination, wrongful, discrimination, harassment, retaliation
I have been consulting with organizations of all sizes and types for more than three decades. My deep understanding of employment issues and track record of developing practical, workable HR solutions makes me invaluable to our clients and a rich resource for counsel. Each aspect of my work informs and continually improves the others. As a consultant, I create HR infrastructure and provide day-to-day guidance to keep our clients running smoothly. When called to investigate a workplace dispute, I also assess what could have avoided the problem or resolved it at a much lower level. What I learn informs my consulting. Expert case consultation and testimony offer the most in-depth analysis of when and how a situation went wrong, as well as missed opportunities for setting it right. I am active in professional associations and have numerous HR certifications, as well as a CA private investigator's license. I have been retained many times to evaluate the adequacy of a workplace H...

David S. Easton, JD, CPCU Easton Insurance Consulting

San Diego, California
Insurance - Insurance Claims Handling Best Practices, Insurance Claims Investigation, Construction Defect, Commercial Insurance, Adjuster Standard of Care, Bad Faith, Investigation, Insurance Coverage, Mediation, Duty to Defend, Premises Liability, Certificates of Insurance, Litigation Best Practices
I offer over 30 years of experience in litigated commercial and personal lines claims handling and case management. I am a former Senior Litigation Specialist with thorough knowledge of carrier best practices and their specific application to the duty to investigate, the duty to defend, and the duty to indemnify. For the last 15 years I have specialized in commercial casualty insurance coverage and how appropriate insurance best practices relate to construction defect claims as well as commercial premises liability claims. I have personally attended over 1000 mediations and settlement conferences in litigated matters as a carrier representative. I have experience and training in giving deposition and trial testimony.

Brian H Kleiner, PhD Brian H. Kleiner, Ph.D.

FULLERTON, California
Employment, Safety - ADA, Compensation, Discrimination, FMLA/CFRA, Harassment, Hiring, Human Resources Management, Investigation, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Workplace Violence, Wrongful Termination
Brian H. Kleiner is a Professor (Emeritus) of Human Resource Management at a prestigious California University following his having earned a MBA degree and PhD in Management degree, each from UCLA. He has over 40 years of human resource management experience and has served as a human resource management expert witness in over 1,000 cases, for both plaintiffs and defendants. Dr. Kleiner was a former human resource manager for Ford Motor Company and has provided consulting services to over 100 business and government clients. He has trained thousands of managers and taught three 36-hour courses on KLCS TV. Dr. Kleiner has over 500 publications and has given trial or arbitration testimony over 80 times. He has been favorably featured in Employment Law Verdicts and Bender’s California Labor & Employment Bulletin. Dr. Kleiner has received many honors, awards, and commendations as a result of his numerous achievements. Additional employment-related topics for which Dr. Kleiner has provi...

Bobby R Williams, GCFE iDiscovery Solutions

Washington, District Of Columbia
Information Technology, Forensic Science - Data Science, Digital Forensics, Analysis, Examination, Investigation, Collection, Preservation, eDiscovery, Discovery, Aggregate, Presentation, Communication, Education, Legal Technology, Litigation Support, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, DEI
EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS Current: • GCFE – (Global Information Assurance Certification) Certified Forensic Examiner Legacy: • EnCE – EnCase Certified Forensic Examiner • AA in Graphic Design, University of the District of Columbia • A+ CompTia Certification • Network+ CompTia Certification PUBLICATIONS • The Art of Consultation: Creativity in Forensic Investigations (July 2021) • The Main Event: Windows Event Logs are Tools for Investigators – Issue #6 of the Finely Tuned Series – Corporate Counsel Business Journal (November 2020) • Upward Mobility: The Important of Mobile Device Management – Issue #5 of the Finely Tuned Series – Corporate Counsel Business Journal (November 2020) • Retention Attention – Issue #4 of the Finely Tuned Series – Corporate Counsel Business Journal (November 2020) • Deploy the Asset – Issue #3 of the Finely Tuned Series – iDS Blog (September 2020) • Puzzle Pieces – Issue #2 of the Finely Tuned Series – Corporate Counsel Business Journal (...

David Bano Enterprise Associates LLC

Sarasota, Florida
Insurance, Legal - Customs/Standards/Practices. Claims/Sales/Underwriting/Agency. P/C operations. 48-states. Bad faith, coverage, exclusions, denials, extracontractual, automotive, E & O, denials, UI & UIM, class actions, homeowner, commercial, catastrophe, excess surplus, fraud, SIU, investigation, flood, disaster.
Chief Claims Officer - Nationwide Insurance [2007-2019]. Vice President- Home Office Claims [2004-2007]. Vice President -Field Claims Operations [2000-2004]. State Officer / Regional Vice President - Michigan [1998-2000]. General Manager - Philadelphia Operations [1997-1998]. State Claims Manager - Pennsylvania [1995-1998]. International Chief Claims Officer Roundtable [2007-2019]. National Insurance Crime Bureau - Board of Governors. Chairman & Founding Director - Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud Authority. Automotive hobbyist and collector. Insurance industry advisor/technical consultant for Scale AI, a San Francisco technology firm. I began my insurance career as an adjuster trainee and worked through every operating level within Claims to eventually become Nationwide's first Chief Claims Officer. As a hands-on leader with strong experience in both P/C general management [i.e., sales, agency operations, underwriting] as well as claims, I offer expertise across the entire Pro...

Jean L. Seawright, CMC Seawright & Associates

Maitland, Florida
Employment, Management - Negligent hiring, negligent retention, discrimination, harassment, termination, HR practices, HR policies & procedures, Title VII, background checks, compensation, ADA, ADAAA, FMLA, overtime, FLSA, EEOC, investigations, employee handbooks, employment regulations, & HR practices.
As a highly professional and credible human resource consultant; since 1987, Jean Seawright has offered expert consultation to employers in multiple industries nationwide. She is available to provide case analysis and expert witness services in cases involving negligent hiring, negligent retention, discrimination, ADA, harassment (all types), terminations, Title VII/EEOC compliance, HR practices, investigations, wage and hour/FLSA/overtime matters, policies and procedures, and state/federal employment laws/regulations. Ms. Seawright is also a highly regarded speaker at state/national conferences and has published numerous articles in the field of human resources. She is a Certified Management Consultant, a designation credentialed by the Institute of Management Consultants. The CMC designation is the preeminent mark of achievement obtained by less than one percent of all consultants.

Dan C. Weekes, AIA, BECxP The Veridus Group

Indianapolis, Indiana
Architecture, Engineering - Construction Defects, Building Enclosure Failure, Investigation, Water Infiltration, Roof Failure, Window Failure, Microbial Growth/Mold, Failure Analysis, Slip, Trip & Fall, Moisture/ Condensation Issues, Flood Damage, Building Inspection

David Bano Enterprise Associates LLC

Ohio
Insurance, Legal - Customs/Standards/Practices. Claims/Sales/Underwriting/Agency. P/C operations. 48-states. Bad faith, coverage, exclusions, denials, extracontractual, automotive, E & O, denials, UI & UIM, class actions, homeowner, commercial, catastrophe, excess surplus, fraud, SIU, investigation, flood, disaster.
Chief Claims Officer - Nationwide Insurance [2007-2019]. Vice President- Home Office Claims [2004-2007]. Vice President -Field Claims Operations [2000-2004]. State Officer / Regional Vice President - Michigan [1998-2000]. General Manager - Philadelphia Operations [1997-1998]. State Claims Manager - Pennsylvania [1995-1998]. International Chief Claims Officer Roundtable [2007-2019]. National Insurance Crime Bureau - Board of Governors. Chairman & Founding Director - Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud Authority. Automotive hobbyist and collector. Insurance industry advisor/technical consultant for Scale AI, a San Francisco technology firm. I began my insurance career as an adjuster trainee and worked through every operating level within Claims to eventually become Nationwide's first Chief Claims Officer. As a hands-on leader with strong experience in both P/C general management [i.e., sales, agency operations, underwriting] as well as claims, I offer expertise across the entire Pro...

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

David Bano Enterprise Associates LLC

Pennsylvania
Insurance, Legal - Customs/Standards/Practices. Claims/Sales/Underwriting/Agency. P/C operations. 48-states. Bad faith, coverage, exclusions, denials, extracontractual, automotive, E & O, denials, UI & UIM, class actions, homeowner, commercial, catastrophe, excess surplus, fraud, SIU, investigation, flood, disaster.
Chief Claims Officer - Nationwide Insurance [2007-2019]. Vice President- Home Office Claims [2004-2007]. Vice President -Field Claims Operations [2000-2004]. State Officer / Regional Vice President - Michigan [1998-2000]. General Manager - Philadelphia Operations [1997-1998]. State Claims Manager - Pennsylvania [1995-1998]. International Chief Claims Officer Roundtable [2007-2019]. National Insurance Crime Bureau - Board of Governors. Chairman & Founding Director - Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud Authority. Automotive hobbyist and collector. Insurance industry advisor/technical consultant for Scale AI, a San Francisco technology firm. I began my insurance career as an adjuster trainee and worked through every operating level within Claims to eventually become Nationwide's first Chief Claims Officer. As a hands-on leader with strong experience in both P/C general management [i.e., sales, agency operations, underwriting] as well as claims, I offer expertise across the entire Pro...

Steven Bergin Cybertek Forensics, Inc.

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Cybersecurity, Technology - Digital Forensics, Cell Phones, Call Data Records, Digital Security, Hacking, Intellectual Property, Password Cracking, Mobile Forensics, E-Discovery, Cyber Security, Investigation, Computer Hacking
Experienced military veteran and IT Specialist in Digital Forensics, Network Administration and Management, with a demonstrated history of working in the U.S. defense industry, Federal law enforcement, military and the financial industry. Skilled in network management, Digital Forensics, Blacklight forensic software, AccessData AD lab forensics software, Internet Evidence Finder (IEF), Griffeye modular digital investigation platform, Cellibrite UFED 4PC mobile device forensics, evidence collection and chain of custody procedures, write-blocking forensic imaging hardware tools. Strong professional currently enrolled in a M.S in Digital Forensics program at Champlain College. Holds a B.S. in Communications from Liberty University and a A.S. focused on Information Systems Technology from Community College of the United States Air Force. Certificates & Training & Navy Awards o AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE), 2016 o CompTIA Security + certification, 2009 o Cyber Systems Operation...

Frank R. Vanecek

Oak Harbor, Washington
Police Practices & Procedures, Investigation - Fingerprints, Homicide, Gangs, Narcotics, RICO, False arrest, False Conviction, Use of Force, Biometrics, Identification, Crime Scene, Investigation, Policy and Procedure, Incident Management, Firearms, Firearms Instruction, Workplace Investigations, Terrorism, K-9
Available Nationwide Police Practices Expert with over 38 years of law enforcement experience at city, county, state and federal level. Assignments worked included Patrol, K-9, Detectives, Narcotics/Task Force (DEA), Special Investigations and Internal Affairs, Organized Crime, Gaming, Metro Fugitive, Metro Gang, Major Crimes/Homicide, Dignitary Protection, Security Manager, Latent Fingerprint Examiner, Identification and NICS Manager, Investigations in Indian Country, Officer Involved Shooting Team Coordinator, Joint Terrorism Task Force (FBI), Crime Scenes. Have testified as an expert in Gang Homicide/False Conviction Case in Chicago area, and previously as an expert in several areas while working for the government. Adjunct Professor (Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA) since 2014 teaching Criminal Investigation, Investigative Report Writing, Legal Aspects of Evidence and Introduction to Criminal Justice.