Premises Liability Expert Witnesses

Premises liability 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 premises liability. The premises liability expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Accident Reconstruction, Architecture, Athletics & Recreation, Biomedical Engineering, Building Inspection, Business Operations, Chemistry & Chemicals, Construction, Construction Defects, Education & Schools, Engineering, Environmental, Failure Analysis, Fire, and Gaming & Gambling.

William J. Birks, Jr., CPP, CSC, CHS-III William J. Birks, Jr. & Associates

Premises Liability, Security - Security guard operation/performance, Bars/nightclubs, Retail/Malls, Restaurants, Parking facilities, Garages, Hotel/Motel, Apartment buildings, Warehouses, Gaming/Casinos, Alarm Systems/Schedules of Protection. Crime Foreseeability, Crowd control. Murders, Wrongful Death, Rapes, Assaults
William J. Birks Jr. & Associates, LLC, is an independent security consultancy practice dedicated to delivering objective and quality results to clients operating in Business, Industry and Law firm environments. We provide an assortment of forensic and security management consulting services on a nationwide basis. We assist both Plaintiff and Defense bars with litigation support and expert witness services in the areas of Premises Liability, Security Adequacy, Negligent Security and Crime Foreseeability. Principal William Birks is certified, by examination, in security management (CPP) and has been since 1985. He has over 38 years of experience as a security professional and he is a certified security consultant (CSC) by examination through the IAPSC.

Timothy C Behrens, PE, DFE, CFI, CFEI, CVFI Charles Taylor Engineering Technical Services

Phoenix, Arizona
Mechanical Engineering, Failure Analysis - Accident Reconstruction, Failure Analysis, Fire, Explosions, Plumbing, Premises Liability, Slip-Trip & Fall, Bicycle, Motorcycle, Products Liability, Transportation, Recreational Vehicles, Heavy Equipment, Industrial Equipment & Machinery
Mr. Behrens has over 38 years of experience in mechanical engineering, with the last 34 years primarily devoted to failure analysis and forensic engineering. His forensic engineering practice is diverse and has included conducting over a thousand engineering investigations involving a wide range of fires, explosions, accidents, and product failures. Mr. Behrens has conducted hundreds of full-scale vehicle crash, fire and component-level tests, which has provided a practical basis for his extensive knowledge and expertise in the analysis of automotive fires, failures and accidents. Mr. Behrens also has expertise in fire and failure analysis involving appliances, plumbing systems, fire sprinkler systems, HVAC, and commercial/industrial equipment. In addition, Mr. Behrens provides engineering expert evaluations for slip/trip & fall accidents and premises liability issues. He also has some experience in the investigation of water intrusion, foundation and roof damage on commerci...

Mark Clinton, MBA, ARM Decisive MGMT

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas
Risk Management, Premises Liability - Zip-line, Slip Trip & Fall, Roofing, Electrical, OSHA, Risk Management, Amusement Ride Safety & Governance, Premises Liability, Life Safety, NFPA, ASSP, Worker's Compensation.
Mark Clinton, MBA, ARM, entering Colleges of Law MLS program (2018). Workplace accidents, Premises, General Liability. Qualitative Risk Management (1985-date), P & C Insurance loss control (1989-date), Arkansas Insurance Department, Risk Management Division, 1985-1989. Zipline Safety - Association of Challenge Course Technology (member) & Professional Ropes Course Association (member), familiar with ANSI & ASTM application and changes on waiver language using Kuchta v. Opco. OSHA authorized outreach trainer for construction & general industry since 2000. General contractor safety director, 2014-2016; experience in construction from general contractors to all subs. ASSE 25-year member & former chapter president. Highly experienced, educated, trained practitioner. Completed estimated 7,500 surveys & assessments for insurers including AIG, AmRisc, AmTrust, Berkshire Hathaway, CNA, Liberty Mutual, Berkley & XL Catlin. Assesses for range of risk using NFPA & OSHA standards & ...

Gary R. Coburn Restaurant Concept Innovations

San Juan Capistrano, California
Hotel & Restaurant, Business Operations - slip, trip & fall, burning, choking, food safety, dram shop, alcohol, negligent security, employee safety, commercial kitchen, customer injuries, operations, management, franchise, ownership, permitting, training, investing, accounting, premises liability, OSHA, ADA, construction, equipment design
Award-winning restaurant executive. Helped create, open, run, and advise hundreds of full service restaurants, limited service, quick-service, bars and nightclubs. Additional expertise in restaurant franchising and commercial kitchen design/build from remodels to ground up including conceptual development, viability and business interruption. Over 40 years in the restaurant industry as owner, operator, franchisor, consultant, President, Chief Operating Officer, and General Manager of numerous restaurant and food service establishments. Experienced restaurant investor and developer. Active consulting business developing restaurant concepts and turning around existing establishments. Concepts worked on include: Cask ‘n Cleaver, Lord Charlie’s, El Gato Gordo, Pizza Pronto, Safari Bar Restaurant, Shark Club, Bull Dog Grill, Stronghouse, Pangea , The Ballroom, Juarez Grill, Dickerson’s Club 29, Yucatan Liquor Stand, Zepp’s Atomic Tex Mex, Cabo Grill, Angel Stadium, In Cahoots, The ...

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.

Steven Edrington, CCIM, CPM, CFLC Edrington and Associates

Oakland, California
Real Estate, Premises Liability - Property management, broker, agent, landlord/tenant, apartment, residential, commercial, HOA, wrongful eviction, habitability, standard of care, premises liability, slip/trip/fall, inspection, building codes, electrical codes, health and safety, maintenance, personal injury, rent control, damages
Edrington and Associates are residential investment property specialists. We maximize value and solve complex real estate challenges for our clients, who are owners, developers, and buyers/sellers of rental housing. We are active practitioners in the field in addition to our expert witness work where we primarily serve landlord/tenant and insurance defense attorneys. Steven Edrington is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), Certified Property Manager (CPM), Certified Forensic Litigation Consultant (CFLC), and an ICC Residential Building Inspector. Philip Barthman is an ICC Combination Inspector, electrician, and former Alameda County Building Inspector. We are frequent presenters to the Bar Association of San Francisco, Alameda County Bar Association, Bridge Association of Realtors, San Francisco Apartment Association, and East Bay Rental Housing Association on topic including Issues of Habitability, Adding/Legalizing Units, and Oakland Rent and Eviction Controls.

James (Jim) McMahon, CPP, CISSP McMahon & Associates

California
Security, Law Enf & Criminal Justice - Intellectual Property, Physical /Personal/ Information/Network Security, Criminal Investigations, POLICE, CCTV, Computer Forensics, evidence collection,Standard of Care,Training, Fraud, Premises liability, Use of Force
CPP (Certified Protection Professional) # 172947/8564 12-31-2020 by the American Society of Industrial Security International (25 years) CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) #304827 12-31-2020 by (ISC)2 Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc (14 yrs) National Association of Corporate Directors, Leadership Fellow Honorably retired US Navy Reserve veteran, Intel Officer, Commanding Officer, Executive Officer, Leader. Accomplished professional with comprehensive international investigative skills, information security, and regulatory compliance background and success in achieving and exceeding organizational goals and objectives. Set goals, priorities, manage resources and develop safety plans. Leads by supporting team members, train & expand their capabilities to develop \individuals. Successful multiple international projects. Research & evaluate industry trends, using findings to design & execute strategies. Excels at interacting wit...

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."

Mark Withrow, CFC, CFLC, CMI, CHPP Golden State Security Consulting

Pleasanton, California
Premises Liability, Hotel & Restaurant - Premises Liability, Safety, Hotel and Restaurant, Crime Foreseeability, Negligence & Liability, Use of Force, Security Best Practices, Emergency Preparedness, Risk Management, Wrongful Death, Property Management
Over 30 years law enforcement and Security Management Experienced in complex trial preparation, report writing, and legal research Exceptional case management and communication skills Qualified expert in Alameda and San Joaquin counties. Diligent at conducting safety-security audits and vulnerability assessments Frequently evaluate Negligence and Liability, Standards of Care, Use of Force, Crime Foreseeability, and Vulnerability Risk Assessments A detail-oriented critical and analytical thinker who understands the discovery process and stages of litigation Have attained the CFLC designation (Certified Forensic Litigation Consultant)

Andrew R. Zimbaldi, MBA Kidder Mathews

Irvine, California
Real Estate, Premises Liability - Property management, brokerage, agent, apartment, commercial, HOA, slip and fall, premises liability, maintenance, standards of care, disclosure, owner and broker disclosure, personal injury, mold, bedbugs, water intrusion, health and safety, personal injury, fiduciary duty, fraud, receivership.
Currently active as the Senior Vice President of Asset Management Services for Kidder Mathews: one of the largest commercial and property management brokerage firms in the western United States. In excess of seventy million square feet of assets under management. Serves as an expert witness in property management, standards of care, brokerage, owner and agent disclosure, premises liability, water intrusion, mold, bedbugs, personal injury, health and safety, fiduciary duty, and most all aspects of the real estate industry.

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

Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Construction Defects, Architecture - 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...

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, 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.

Bradley T Cook, PE, MSE, CXLT Kimley-Horn

Sarasota, Florida
Accident Reconstruction, Biomedical Engineering - Auto Accident, Accident Reconstruction, Biomedical, Biomechanical, Collision Analysis, Crash Data Retrieval, Human Factors, Motorcycle, Occupational Safety, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Slip Trip & Fall
Bradley is a Biomedical and Mechanical engineer with extensive experience in accident reconstruction. Bradley is a licensed professional engineer (PE) in Michigan and Florida. He specializes in vehicular accident reconstruction and has investigated hundreds of vehicle accidents involving cars, trucks, pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcycles, etc. The investigations have involved issues of nighttime visibility, downloading of crash data (black box data), reaction time, and blind spots. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Masters of Science in Engineering with a concentration in Biomedical from Purdue University. Bradley has co-authored a chapter in Forensic Human Factors and Ergonomics: Case Studies and Analysis and Occupational Health and Safety Management in the Handbook of Human Factors & Ergonomics. He is also currently a committee member of the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Standards Technical Panel (STP) 2201: Engi...

Michael S. D'Angelo, CPP, CSC, CHPA Secure Direction Consulting, LLC

Cutler Bay, Florida
Security, Premises Liability - Premises Liability, Negligent Security, Violent Crimes, Workplace Violence, Healthcare Security, Guard Services, Risk Assessment, Hospital Security, Incident Reporting, Security Training, Security Systems Design, Active Shooter
Highly credentialed, Board Certified Expert. Michael S. D'Angelo, is the Principal & Lead Consultant for Secure Direction Consulting, LLC. He provides case review, expert testimony and consultation on security standards and best practices in cases involving premises liability, negligent security, and related civil litigation, with a special focus on healthcare security and workplace violence. D'Angelo has been in the public safety and private security industries for nearly 30 years. He retired as a Police Captain with the South Miami Police Department, having served 23 years In a variety of positions; including supervision and senior management. Upon transitioning to the private sector, he was hired as the corporate security leader for Baptist Health South Florida, where he served as an internal consultant for security and emergency preparedness to six hospitals and a multitude of outpatient facilities. He now provides risk assessments, security plans, guard force planning and...

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

Florida
Construction Defects, Architecture - 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, Environmental - Appraisal & Valuation, Arbitration/Mediation, Building Inspection, Construction, Construction Defects, Environmental, Indoor Air Quality, Mold, OSHA, Premises Liability, Safety, Slip Trip & Fall
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 IAUA Certified Property Appraiser & Umpire (CPAU) Xactimate Estimating Software user since 2004 Construction: National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), since 2020 State of Florida Certified General Contractor CGC 020554 since 1981 State of Florida Certified Roofing Contractor CCC 056639 since 1992 State of Florida Certified Home Inspector #HI1006 Equivalent Certification to Design Professional for Engineering of One or Two-Family Structures under FS 489.115(4) (b) & Florida Building Code 104.2.2.1 EPA Certified Lead Renovator Certification No. R-I-8865-10-10166 by the Environmental Management Institute, Inc. OSHA Construction Safety & Health Cert...

Susan Brown Foster, PhD, CRSS Sport Business Consulting, LLC

Saint Augustine, Florida
Athletics & Recreation, Education & Schools - Negligence, sport, personal injury, premises liability, sports officiating, softball, basketball, goalball, volunteers, coaching, risk management in sport, physical education, athletics, waivers, Fair Labor Standards Act & Interns
Dr. Foster has a 30+ year career involving sport. Before starting her consulting business, she was the founding chair of the Department of Sport Management at Saint Leo University in Florida. Prior to this role, she had professional roles as a softball, volleyball, and goalball official, high school softball and volleyball coach, and college intramural administrator. Risk management in sport and development/evaluation of risk management plans for small to mid-size sport facilities/organizations is a strength. Professional Affiliations (Current) - Sport and Recreation Law Association - Sports Lawyers Association - National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association - North American Society for Sport Management Scholarship Authored 17 professional journal/newsletter articles with 10 of these covering legal issues tied to internships & the law (specifically the FLSA, waivers, & risk management). Publications appear in leading sport publications & the law 60+ Presentations

Kevin Marajh, PE, CXLT, HAAG HCI, NAFE-DFE, ACTAR, CFEI, CVFI kimley-horn

Jacksonville, Florida
Accident Reconstruction, Fire - premises liability, slip and fall, photometrics, product defect, roofing inspections, cause and origin, acoustic studies, black box download, evidence preservation
Mr. Marajh’s experience includes mechanical engineering positions in industry and with consulting firms. He conducts vehicle accident and mechanical component investigations for insurance companies, attorneys, and engineering firms. He has hands-on operational and troubleshooting experience with the full line of heavy construction equipment as well as passenger vehicles. Mr. Marajh has investigated vehicle and building fires for cause and origin analysis. As a consultant, Mr. Marajh applies the principles of design, analysis, testing, and safety to forensic evaluations involving industrial and consumer products, traffic accident investigation, and reconstruction. He has received specialized training in forensic mapping, fire cause and origin investigations, coefficient of friction testing, commercial roof inspections and maintenance of traffic design. Mr. Marajh has offered testimony via depositions and trials in state and federal matters. He has been recognized as a diplomat o...

Andres Navarro, P.E., DFE, ACTAR, CXLT Kimley-Horn

Plantation, Florida
Accident Reconstruction, Premises Liability - Automobile Accidents, EDR Data (Black Box) Download, Commercial Vehicle (Truck) Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Construction Accidents, Maintenance of Traffic (M.O.T.), Premises Liability, Slip Resistance Testing (Slip and Fall), Product Defect, Forklift Accidents, Failure Analysis, OSHA Regulation
Mr. Navarro is a licensed Professional Engineer and Board-Certified Forensic Engineer who practices in the field of Accident Reconstruction. He has nearly a decade of experience of investigating and reconstructing various accidents and incidents, including automobile accidents, construction accidents, slip/trip and fall incidents, product defects, workplace accidents, and a variety of premises liability incidents. Mr. Navarro is a Fully Accredited Traffic Accident Reconstructionist and has reconstructed hundreds of motor vehicle accidents involving passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, buses, recreational vehicles, motorcycles, industrial vehicles, forklifts, bicyclists, and pedestrians. He has advanced training in human factors related to vehicle drivers, work zone traffic control, imaging “black box” data from vehicle Event Data Recorders, and collection/preservation of evidence and holds a motorcycle endorsement and forklift operator certification. He has previous experience...

Silvio S. Reyes, Ph.D MTBM Global Rehabilitation

Decatur, Georgia
Vocational Rehabilitation, Life Care Planning - Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Workers Compensation, Long Term Disability, ERISA, Matrimonial/ Divorce, Veterans Disability, TDIU, Wrongful Death, Product Liability, Premises Liability, Automobile Accidents, Soft Tissue Injuries, Medical Cost Projections

John Villines, MS, ICPS, CPP, PCI, PSP John C. Villines, LLC

Cleveland, Georgia
Security, Premises Liability - Crime Prevention, Security, Premises Liability, Mall Security, Crime Foreseeability, Training, Security Procedures, Investigation, Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, Parking Lots, Hotel/Motel, Security Services
John Villines has dedicated his adult life to security, investigations and crime prevention, having been retained in hundreds of cases since 1982 - testifying in cases as an expert in security management and crime prevention. He maintained a company license (Security and Investigations) in Georgia for approximately 25 years. Academics: • BS in Urban Studies - field of concentration in criminal justice; • MS in Security Management; and • Post-grad course work in Statistics (Harvard) Designations: • ASIS International Board Certifications o CPP: Certified Protection Professional (Security Management) o PCI: Professional Certified Investigator (Investigations) o PSP: Physical Security Professional (Physical Security) • International Crime Prevention Specialist (ICPS) - International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners • National Crime Prevention Specialist (NCPS, Level II; Advanced Certification) - National Crime Prevention Association Appointed by three succe...

James (Jim) McMahon, CPP, CISSP McMahon & Associates

Eagle, Idaho
Security, Law Enf & Criminal Justice - Intellectual Property, Physical /Personal/ Information/Network Security, Criminal Investigations, POLICE, CCTV, Computer Forensics, evidence collection,Standard of Care,Training, Fraud, Premises liability, Use of Force
CPP (Certified Protection Professional) # 172947/8564 12-31-2020 by the American Society of Industrial Security International (25 years) CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) #304827 12-31-2020 by (ISC)2 Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc (14 yrs) National Association of Corporate Directors, Leadership Fellow Honorably retired US Navy Reserve veteran, Intel Officer, Commanding Officer, Executive Officer, Leader. Accomplished professional with comprehensive international investigative skills, information security, and regulatory compliance background and success in achieving and exceeding organizational goals and objectives. Set goals, priorities, manage resources and develop safety plans. Leads by supporting team members, train & expand their capabilities to develop \individuals. Successful multiple international projects. Research & evaluate industry trends, using findings to design & execute strategies. Excels at interacting wit...

Sean A Ahrens, M.A, CPP, CSC, FSyl, BSCP Ahrens Security, LLC

Chicago, Illinois
Security, Premises Liability - Premises liability, workplace violence, armed assailant "active shooter", training, operations, alarm, surveillance, access control, intrusion detection, locking, crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED), lighting, apartments, hospitality, parking, commercial, retail and many others.
Mr. Sean A. Ahrens is a well-known security/resilience leader who has been providing security consulting for over 22+ years. He has been instrumental in the assessment/analysis, design, implementation of security programs for a wide array of commercial, hospitality businesses and a myriad of other entities. He is well versed in best practices and has documented thousands of vulnerabilities to organizational assets. He has deposition and case experience, and leverages visualizations and data to make powerful impressions regarding foreseeability. He holds a number of certifications. He is a former Crisis Prevention Instructor, Board Certified in security management as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), a Board Member with the International Association of Professional Security Consultants and holds their Certified Security Consultant (CSC) designation. He is also a Fellow with the Security Institute and former Building Certified Security Professional. **He has conducted hu...

M. Gordon Brown, DTech, FRICS Space Analytics, LLC

Wauconda, Illinois
Real Estate, Architecture - Premises liability, Pedestrian-vehicle accidents, Problem property, Design satisfaction, Public space, Public forum, Architectural copyright, Trade dress, Human factors - perception and cognition,
Doctor Brown's work on the effects of built environments on human movement has resulted in favorable outcomes for his clients in over 90% of the more than 50 cases on which he has been involved. His spatial network methodology addresses how human cognition handles spatial complexity to reveal and quantify underlying spatial patterns. The American Real Estate Society gave him awards for his manuscripts showing its research applications. It's been successfully reviewed in court for Daubert compliance. He's provided expert witness services on First Amendment public forum disputes, eminent domain access takings, premises liability cases into eight figures and the largest architectural copyright infringement cases in the US. His consulting services focus on reviving problem malls, main street redevelopment, problem urban public space and parks, peddling and vending, historic public buildings and places, office and health care workplaces, architectural design competitions and regenerati...

Kenneth H Brown, PhD KHB CONSULTING SERVICES

Evanston, Illinois
Chemistry & Chemicals, Warnings & Labels - Paint & Coatings, Premises Liability, Household Chemical Products, Hazardous Materials, Labels & Warnings, Aerosols & Spray Products, Laboratory Testing & Analysis, Accident Reconstruction, Failure Analysis, Patent Infringement, Chemical Exposure, Chemical Fires & Explosions, Chemical Accidents
Dr. Brown is an experienced expert witness who provides file review, research, site visits, evidence gathering, failure analysis, laboratory testing & analysis, verbal reports, written reports of opinion, testifying at deposition, and testifying at trial. We act as your translator of technical jargon into easy-to-understand language for attorney and juries. Dr. Brown has published in the fields of organic chemistry, polymers, resins, paint & coatings and ultraviolet light curing of coatings; he also has several patents in these fields. Dr. Brown is a former Assistant Professor, Instructor and Adjunct Faculty Member at Loyola University, Roosevelt University and Elmhurst College.

Gerard Busnuk, MPA Roland Park Security Consulting

Baltimore, Maryland
Security, Police Practices & Procedures - police, law of arrest, use of force, police procedures, security officers, premises liability, bars/nightclubs, apartments, shopping centers, religious institiutions.
Jerry "Buz" Busnuk, has been involved with police and security work for more than 30 years. He retired at the rank of Captain from the Baltimore Police Department after more than 29 years of service. He is an expert in police work. Since his retirement he has worked for a local Business Improvement District as director of field operations, managing community safety and sanitation programs. He also has worked at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in supervisory security positions. He has become an independent security consultant and was previously certified as a CPP certified protection professional, the gold standard in security management. He has consulted with nonprofits, including a charter school, a church and the Muslim community, as well a medium manufacturing/distribution company, and a high rise for the elderly. He has seen security from a number of perspectives. As part of his practice he engages in expert witness consulti...

Jason S. Kiddy, PhD, PE, CFEI Aither Forensic Engineering

Gambrills, Maryland
Mechanical Engineering, Products Liability - Plumbing, Construction Defects, Premises Liability, Industrial Accidents, Heavy Equipment, Hunting Equipment, Manufacturing, Aviation, Origin and Cause, Pressure Vessels, Intellectual Property, Fire and Explosion Investigation
Dr. Kiddy is a principle at Aither Forensics Engineering, LLC, a forensics consulting firm located in central Maryland. Dr. Kiddy spent over 20 years in various industries prior to becoming a full-time expert witness providing a broad industry experience base from which to draw extensive knowledge on a wide variety of topics. Dr. Kiddy's work experience includes the oil and gas industry, aircraft and helicopter design, marine structures, wind turbines, and telecommunications. From a technical perspective, Dr. Kiddy has expertise in mechanical design, engineering materials, plumbing/HVAC systems, corrosion, fire origin and cause, codes and standards, and warnings/instructions. From a product design standpoint, Dr. Kiddy's experience includes all aspects of a product life cycle such as early stage R&D, product development and qualification, manufacturing, quality control, and failure analysis. Dr. Kiddy is a registered professional engineer in five states, a certified fire and ex...

K. David Meit, CPM®, ARM®, GRI® Oculus Realty, LLC

Gaithersburg, Maryland
Real Estate, Premises Liability - property management, real estate management, subrogation, risk management, maintenance, property operations, facilities management, premises liability, insurance, apartments, multifamily, slip, fall, property damage, building management, HOA, condominium, co-op, risk management, property loss
An accomplished and qualified expert witness. Provides unbiased assessments and expert testimony for both Plaintiff and Defense in property management standard of care, premises liability, real estate partnerships and related legal disputes. Expert opinions are based on professional experience, academic training, research and the facts of each case. An award winning real estate executive with over thirty years experience managing portfolios of conventional and rent regulated multifamily, mixed-use and retail properties in both suburban and urban markets. Experienced manager of all class of property from tax credit to ultra luxury. Skilled at developing best-in-class residential property management operating teams and preserving and enhancing value through operations. Institute of Real Estate Management accredited Certified Property Manager®, Accredited Residential Manager®, and Graduate, Real Estate Institute through National Association of Realtors®. Founder and Principal of Ocu...

R Craig Williams, PE, BSME, MSAE, PhD(abd), CFEI, CFII Canney Brook Forensic Engineers

Boston , Massachusetts
Mechanical Engineering, Fire - Origin and Cause, Legal, Failure Analysis, Electrical Engineering, Equipment and Machinery, Forensic Science, HVAC, Construction Defects, Construction, Forest, Slip, Trip, and Fall, Products Liability, Premises Liability, Laboratories & Testing, Plumbing, Manufacturing, Investigation, OSHA, IBC
R. Craig Williams, PE BSME MSAE PHD(abd) CFEI CFII Principal Professional Engineer Serving All New England, New York, New Jersey, and Midwest Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator Mechanical, Electrical, Materials, HVAC, Fires, Explosions, Injuries & Death Licensure in: MA, CT, RI, ME, NH, VT, NY, NJ, FL, MI, OH, MO Mr. Williams is a mechanical, electrical, materials engineer with 38 years’ of practice in consulting, research, manufacturing, operations, product design, business development, failure analysis and forensic engineering. Over his many years of licensed experience, he designed, specified, maintained, operated, and evaluated mechanical, electrical, HVAC, and mobile equipment. He is an outstanding forensic investigative expert. His extensive heat transfer. fluid dynamics, fire dynamics, and materials science background allows superior failure, incident, fire, and explosion analysis. Experience in professional engineering consulting, engineering research , construct...

Jeffrey E Bartrem, C.B.I. Professional Inspection Consultants, Inc.

Williamston, Michigan
Building Inspection, Construction - Premises Liability, Property Litigation,Negligence Actions, Building Code, Wrongful Death,Residential & Commercial Structures,Fire,Electrical,Mechanical, Plumbing,Zoning,Slip & Fall,Workmanship,Water Testing,Building Inspection, Maintenance, Safety,Code Research, Cost Estimating
Tens of Thousands of Building Inspections performed. Certified Building Inspector, I.C.B.O - International Code Council Registered Building Inspector, State of MI Registered Building Official, State of Michigan Registered Plan Reviewer, State of MI 2009 International Accreditation Service Lead Evaluator Training 1998 Professional Development Committee, International Conference of Building Officials 1987 Rehabilitation Construction Specialist, National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials 1983 Licensed Residential Builder, State of MI 2010 International Accreditation Service, International Code Council, Building Department Evaluator, Construction Practices Assessment Team, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 2009 Faculty, Michigan State Univ., School of Planning, Design and Construction, Construction Management Program, Adjunct Instructor, Commercial and Residential Building Codes 1984 President, Professional Inspection Consultants, Inc. Premises Liability, Const...

Charles H. Barry, CSP Charles H. Barry and Associates, LLC

Las Vegas, Nevada
Gaming & Gambling, Security - Premises Liability, Casino Surveillance, Casino Security, Inadequate Security, Hotel Security, Corporate Investigations, Investigations-Criminal Matters, Investigations-Civil Matters, Compliance Investigations, Due Diligence Investigations, International Investigations, Gaming Regulatory Compliance
Charles H. Barry is the managing member of Charles H. Barry and Associates LLC. He has over 30 years of experience in casino security and surveillance operations. In addition to his consulting services, he has served in senior management positions with four publicly traded casino and hotel corporations. As the senior security executive, he was responsible for developing, implementing and managing corporate security, guest and premises security programs for multiple property operations, including CCTV surveillance and security systems. He has consulted on domestic and international investigations and security matters. Investigations included, but were not limited to, compliance investigations of individuals, corporations and companies, violations of local, state and federal laws, violations of gaming regulatory compliance, and civil matters. He has conducted operational audits of gaming security and casino surveillance operations and assisted clients with installation of CCTV survei...

Derk Boss, CFE, CPP, CSP DJ Boss Assoc

Las Vegas, Nevada
Gaming & Gambling, Security - Surveillance, Gaming, Casinos, Internal Theft & Fraud, Gaming Regulatory Compliance, Loss Prevention, Investigations, Premises Liability, Security, Risk Management, Retail, Restaurant, Hotel, Bars/Lounges/Nightclubs, Safety/Slip, Trip & Fall.
Derk is an independent consultant with over 36 years of gaming surveillance, security and loss prevention experience. He has served in executive positions in security, surveillance and compliance capacities for both commercial and tribal gaming. Derk is Board Certified as a security professional and possesses knowledge and proficiency in security principles and practices, business principles and practices, legal aspects of security, personnel security, physical security, information security, crisis management and investigation. He has earned professional certification as a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and as a Certified Surveillance Professional (CSP). He is currently the President of the International Association of Certified Surveillance Professionals (IACSP) and is one of its founding members.

RW Rosenblum RW Rosenblum, CFE, CFCS

Washington, New Jersey
Real Estate, Slip Trip & Fall - Realtor, Broker, Premises Liability, Slip Trip and Fall, Mold, Water Penetration, Standard of Care, Agent Duties, Mortgage, Property Value, Residential Real Estate, Realtor Malpractice, Fraud, Covid-19, Identity Theft, structural issues, material defects.
Nationwide services. Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Financial Crime Specialist, and former Federal Agent, providing complete expert witness and litigation support . As a practicing Real Estate Agent and Broker (in several states) for over 29 years, Mr. Rosenblum is a real estate expert on matters of Realtor Standard of Care, fiduciary responsibility, agency representation, breach of contract matters, mortgages, Mold, Water Penetration, structural issues, material defects. premises liability, and slip, trip and fall. The discipline of his daily work is that of an active Real Estate Broker overseeing agents and transactions. Expertise in matters of mortgage fraud, contractual disputes, seller's disclosure, agency relationship, and employment relationship breaches. These areas are approached with professionalism and expertise. Additional expertise in valuations, diminution of value, property salability evaluations, and ethics matters. C.V. and References available upo...

William N. Bernstein, AIA, NCARB, [email protected] Bernstein & Associates, Architects / Empire Projects, Inc.

New York, New York
Architecture, Construction - Architect, Architecture, Design, Interior Design, Construction, Healthcare Design, Healthcare Construction, Hospital Design, Hospital Construction, Laboratory Design, Laboratory Construction, Residential Construction, Coop Construction, Condo Construction, Apartment Construction, Premises Liability
Mr. Bernstein is a Yale-trained and registered architect, LEED accredited, with over 35 years of experience in the industry. He is the Founder/President of an architecture firm (Bernstein & Associates, Architects, 1990-present) and a project management firm (Empire Projects, Inc., 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 above him over 50 articles on architecture and construction. He has provided expert witness services on (21) cases, and is an intelligent, articulate, and well-spoken professional. His expert witness experience covers a wide range of project types and cases, including: architecture, architect, architects’ liability, architects standard of care, architectural design, behavioral healthcare, be...

RW Rosenblum RW Rosenblum, CFE, CFCS

New York
Real Estate, Slip Trip & Fall - Realtor, Broker, Premises Liability, Slip Trip and Fall, Mold, Water Penetration, Standard of Care, Agent Duties, Mortgage, Property Value, Residential Real Estate, Realtor Malpractice, Fraud, Covid-19, Identity Theft, structural issues, material defects.
Nationwide services. Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Financial Crime Specialist, and former Federal Agent, providing complete expert witness and litigation support . As a practicing Real Estate Agent and Broker (in several states) for over 29 years, Mr. Rosenblum is a real estate expert on matters of Realtor Standard of Care, fiduciary responsibility, agency representation, breach of contract matters, mortgages, Mold, Water Penetration, structural issues, material defects. premises liability, and slip, trip and fall. The discipline of his daily work is that of an active Real Estate Broker overseeing agents and transactions. Expertise in matters of mortgage fraud, contractual disputes, seller's disclosure, agency relationship, and employment relationship breaches. These areas are approached with professionalism and expertise. Additional expertise in valuations, diminution of value, property salability evaluations, and ethics matters. C.V. and References available upo...

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, 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.

R Craig Williams, PE, BSME, MSAE, PhD(abd), CFEI, CFII Canney Brook Forensic Engineers

New York
Mechanical Engineering, Fire - Origin and Cause, Legal, Failure Analysis, Electrical Engineering, Equipment and Machinery, Forensic Science, HVAC, Construction Defects, Construction, Forest, Slip, Trip, and Fall, Products Liability, Premises Liability, Laboratories & Testing, Plumbing, Manufacturing, Investigation, OSHA, IBC
R. Craig Williams, PE BSME MSAE PHD(abd) CFEI CFII Principal Professional Engineer Serving All New England, New York, New Jersey, and Midwest Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator Mechanical, Electrical, Materials, HVAC, Fires, Explosions, Injuries & Death Licensure in: MA, CT, RI, ME, NH, VT, NY, NJ, FL, MI, OH, MO Mr. Williams is a mechanical, electrical, materials engineer with 38 years’ of practice in consulting, research, manufacturing, operations, product design, business development, failure analysis and forensic engineering. Over his many years of licensed experience, he designed, specified, maintained, operated, and evaluated mechanical, electrical, HVAC, and mobile equipment. He is an outstanding forensic investigative expert. His extensive heat transfer. fluid dynamics, fire dynamics, and materials science background allows superior failure, incident, fire, and explosion analysis. Experience in professional engineering consulting, engineering research , construct...

Kevin A Rider, PhD, PE, CPE Forensic Human Factors, LLC

Columbus, Ohio
Human Factors, Engineering - Distracted driving, Driving behavior, Reconstruction, Biomechanics, Maritime, Manufacturing, Mining, OSHA, Premises Liability, Products Liability, Safety, Slips, Trips, Falls, Transportation, Warnings, Conspicuity, Cell phones, Texting, Lighting, Perception, Visibility, Instructions, Human Factors
Dr. Kevin Rider is a human factors expert and owner of Forensic Human Factors, LLC, providing investigations, reports and expert testimony for personal injury cases – plaintiff and defense. His expertise involves investigating how people interact with other people, products and environments in predictable ways, and applying this understanding to effective, efficient and safe products, services and systems. He has been retained as an expert in more than 40 states (+ Puerto Rico). Dr. Rider’s expertise includes: • MVAs and pedestrian collisions, incl. trucks, trains, buses, motor/bicycles • Illumination, nighttime visibility, and conspicuity • DUI/DWIs, where intoxication was not a proximate cause of crash • Adequacy of product designs and warnings • The design and maintenance of safe civil and occupational environments • Premises liability, and slips, trips and falls • Workplace and construction safety Dr. Rider is a Professional Engineer (PE), a Certified Professional Ergonomi...

Jason A. Young, B.E.Sc., M.A.Sc., P.Eng. Advantage Forensics Inc.

Toronto, Ontario
Accident Reconstruction, Human Factors - Biomechanics, Bicycles, Aquatics Safety, Fraud, Intellectual Property, Premises Liability, Mechanical Engineering, Products Liability, Snow Sports, Slip Trip & Fall, Waterparks, Warnings & Labels, Zipline, Segway, Nighttime Visibility, Playground Accidents, Winter Maintenance, Trampoline, Waterslide
Full complement of forensic, academic, research & courtroom experience: - 2500 investigations, 1500 reports for trial, 22 publications, over 20 trials, extensive teaching to academia & law conferences, 10 media appearances as forensic expert - outstanding trial record for both civil & criminal cases - VOTED #1 EXPERT WITNESS firm for Accident Investigation & Reconstruction in Canada Additional niche specialty areas of expertise: wheelchair, scooter, Segway, snowmobile, waterpark, trampoline, ladder & sports accidents Coursework in Human Factors, Dynamics, Biomechanics, Mechanics of Materials, Mechanical Design & Physiology Qualified at Court as an expert in: - Human Factors - Collision Reconstruction - Collision Avoidance - Nighttime Visibility - Biomechanics - Signage & Warnings - Waterslide Design - Slips, Trips & Falls - Bicycle Collisions - Mechanical Engineering Personally trained over 50 forensic investigators to date Certified Level 2 Zipline Inspector from 2013 to 2021 ...

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.

Jason S. Kiddy, PhD, PE, CFEI Aither Forensic Engineering

Pennsylvania
Mechanical Engineering, Products Liability - Plumbing, Construction Defects, Premises Liability, Industrial Accidents, Heavy Equipment, Hunting Equipment, Manufacturing, Aviation, Origin and Cause, Pressure Vessels, Intellectual Property, Fire and Explosion Investigation
Dr. Kiddy is a principle at Aither Forensics Engineering, LLC, a forensics consulting firm located in central Maryland. Dr. Kiddy spent over 20 years in various industries prior to becoming a full-time expert witness providing a broad industry experience base from which to draw extensive knowledge on a wide variety of topics. Dr. Kiddy's work experience includes the oil and gas industry, aircraft and helicopter design, marine structures, wind turbines, and telecommunications. From a technical perspective, Dr. Kiddy has expertise in mechanical design, engineering materials, plumbing/HVAC systems, corrosion, fire origin and cause, codes and standards, and warnings/instructions. From a product design standpoint, Dr. Kiddy's experience includes all aspects of a product life cycle such as early stage R&D, product development and qualification, manufacturing, quality control, and failure analysis. Dr. Kiddy is a registered professional engineer in five states, a certified fire and ex...

RW Rosenblum RW Rosenblum, CFE, CFCS

Pennsylvania
Real Estate, Slip Trip & Fall - Realtor, Broker, Premises Liability, Slip Trip and Fall, Mold, Water Penetration, Standard of Care, Agent Duties, Mortgage, Property Value, Residential Real Estate, Realtor Malpractice, Fraud, Covid-19, Identity Theft, structural issues, material defects.
Nationwide services. Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Financial Crime Specialist, and former Federal Agent, providing complete expert witness and litigation support . As a practicing Real Estate Agent and Broker (in several states) for over 29 years, Mr. Rosenblum is a real estate expert on matters of Realtor Standard of Care, fiduciary responsibility, agency representation, breach of contract matters, mortgages, Mold, Water Penetration, structural issues, material defects. premises liability, and slip, trip and fall. The discipline of his daily work is that of an active Real Estate Broker overseeing agents and transactions. Expertise in matters of mortgage fraud, contractual disputes, seller's disclosure, agency relationship, and employment relationship breaches. These areas are approached with professionalism and expertise. Additional expertise in valuations, diminution of value, property salability evaluations, and ethics matters. C.V. and References available upo...

Jay H Daily JHD Product Liability Consulting

ROWLETT, Texas
Products Liability, Manufacturing - Testing, Failure Analysis, Ergonomics, Product Design, Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, Premises Liability, Structural Engineering, Warnings and Labels, Slip, Trip & Fall, Metallurgy, Machinery/Equipment
I have 34 years of engineering design experience in multiple industries. I have developed designs for aerospace, consumer products, industrial machinery and products for use in retail environments. Strong manufacturing background and familiarity with all types of manufacturing equipment and processes. These include CNC cutting equipment, roll forming, stamping and progressive dies, Mig, Tig, and high frequency welding, robotics and automated manufacturing processes, assembly, finishing and packaging systems. I have the ability and resources to do physical testing of products, materials, including destructive and non-destructive testing. Strong analytical skills to assess product design and performance empirically and theoretically relative to specific industry standards. I am well versed in safety warnings and labels, and the responsibilities these requirements place on manufacturers of products and equipment.

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

Texas
Construction Defects, Architecture - 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...

Stephen Melia S. Melia Consulting, LLC

Roanoke, Texas
Security, Safety - Retail safety, retail security, premises liability, slip and fall accidents, trip and fall accidents, retail safety policy, false arrest, retail falling merchandise accidents, negligent security claims, workplace violence, parking lot security, bodily injury claims
Stephen Melia has over 35 years of experience in safety and security management. He spent over 31 years of his career with Walmart Stores, Inc. where he led positive change within the safety and security field by directing and guiding teams to achieve initiatives that further benefited the productivity and reputation of the business. Stephen continued his career as security director for one of the largest churches in the nation affording him the opportunity to lead the armed security team and establish policy and procedure designed to improve safety and security initiatives. In 2015, Stephen Melia established S. Melia Consulting, LLC. As an expert witness, he is conveniently located in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area to service your needs nationwide. Stephen provides attorneys with professional reports, evidence reviews, depositions and court testimony that support his fact-based analysis and conclusions. ​His working knowledge concerning operations and procedures are considered s...

Jahan Rasty, PhD, PE, MBA Real-World Forensic Engineering, LLC

Lubbock, Texas
Engineering, Metallurgy - Failure Analysis, Accident Reconstruction, Slip, Trip & Fall, Products Liability, Human Factors, Intellectual Property, Forensic Science, Fire, Equipment & Machinery, Electricity, Biomechanics, Premises Liability
Jahan Rasty, PhD, PE, MBA is a tenured full professor of Mechanical Engineering at Texas Tech University (since 1988) where he also serves as the Director of newly established post-graduate Forensic Engineering Certificate Program, as well as the director of Materials Performance Characterization and Failure Analysis Laboratory. Dr. Rasty is also the founding president of Real-World Forensic Engineering, LLC, which is a boutique-style engineering consulting firm. He is an experienced engineering expert and has successfully testified in more than 250 cases and has conducted over 1,000 engineering investigations in the areas of consumer products and industrial machinery failures involving design, manufacturing and marketing defect issues. Professor Rasty is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Texas, and holds various forensic certifications in the fields of fire and explosion investigation (CFEI, CFII), as well as vehicle Crash Data Retrieval (CDR). He received his BS,...

Deborah E Dickerson, PhD CIH CSP Dickerson Consulting LLC

Blacksburg, Virginia
Safety, Industrial Hygiene - Occupational injury, Occupational Illness, Product Liability, Premises Liability, OSHA, Worker's Compensation, Human Factors, Equipment Design, Respiratory Protection, Respiratory Illness, Chemical Exposures, Dust, Asbestos, Silica, Lead
I am an associate professor of safety engineering and human factors engineering and the Director of the Healthy Work Design Laboratory in the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. I hold MS and PhD degrees in human factors/safety engineering and the certified safety professional (CSP) and certified industrial hygienist (CIH) credentials. I have over 25 years of experience in the fields of industrial hygiene and safety engineering: conducting incident investigations and designing safe work systems. From 1996 to 2007, I led a compliance organization responsible for conducting investigations and ensuring compliance with safety and health standards. I have 21 years of university teaching experience and have taught courses on occupational safety, industrial hygiene, designing for hazard control, risk control, and human factors engineering. My expertise is in the control of occupational health hazards and Prevention through Desi...

Jeffrey A Goldshine, CPM Goldshine Management Consulting, LLC

Dumfries, Virginia
Real Estate, Property Management - multifamily property management and real estate, property management operations, standards of care, life/safety, risk and security issues, fair housing, leasing and marketing, resident screening, property inspections, partnership disputes, property valuation, premises liability
Jeff Goldshine, Principal of Goldshine Management Consulting, LLC is a Certified Property Manager, (CPM) and an accomplished multifamily executive who has led and created property management companies over the last 30 years. Throughout his career, he has managed over 70,000 units and worked with owners, developers, property management providers, REITs, and others on a wide range of management issues. He has achieved a successful track record of the creation and enhancement of start-up property management companies resulting in exceeding financial expectations and the creation of positive work cultures. He specializes in maximizing the value of real estate and its people, and is known in the industry as a proactive visionary and proponent of new multifamily products and solutions. Jeff brings a perspective based on facts, industry norms, and experience to his role as an expert witness. As a hands-on senior executive, he provides a unique "both sides of the desk" outlook as a result...

Michael J. Canaan, CPP CFLC Trident Investigative Service, Inc.

Kent, Washington
Security, Premises Liability - Premises Liability,Security,Security Negligence,Security Training,Security Supervision,Use of Force,Bar Security,Nightclub Security,Policies Procedures,Standard of Care,Foreseeability,Investigations,Voyeurism,Employment,Screening,Background Checks,pre-employment,Surveillance,Workplace Violence,
FORENSIC SECURITY PREMISES LIABILITY EXPERT with nearly forty-five years of experience in professional security, investigative, military, and law enforcement fields. That BACKGROUND AND TRAINING have allowed me to become familiar with security industry standards and best practices. Quarter Century member and BOARD CERTIFIED IN SECURITY MANAGEMENT by the American Society for Industrial Security, International. This credential is the security profession's highest recognition of practitioners. ASIS is the world's largest membership of security management professionals, with 35,000 members and is the premier source for learning, board certification, networking, and standards. CERTIFIED FORENSIC LITIGATION CONSULTANT from the Forensic Expert Witness Association. HONORABLY SERVED in the United States Marine Corps, supporting the Presidential Helicopter Mission as security aboard Marine One, the Presidential helicopter. Also served as a Military Police Watch Commander, Military Workin...

Mark J Lawless, CSMI

Seattle, Washington
Construction, Safety - Construction Defects, Premises Liability, Changed Conditions, Engineering (Field), Risk Management, Scope of Work, Insurance Coverage, Scheduling, Subcontracting, Estimating, Alternate Dispute Resolution, Standard Practices

Michael Linde

Woodinville, Washington
Slip Trip & Fall, Premises Liability - Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Premises Liability, Building Inspection, Slip Trip & Fall, Accessibility, ADA
After gaining 14 years of experience in almost every aspect of residential and commercial construction, which included framing and supervising crews for large residential developments, owning and operating a framing, siding, and finish carpentry company specializing in high-end custom homes, and supervising the construction of large commercial projects, including schools in the remote reaches of the Arctic Circle, Mr. Linde decided it was time to channel the knowledge he had gained during those years into what is now Northwest Building Inspections, Inc. Since the company’s inception in 2002 (formerly known as National Property Inspections), Mr. Linde has performed thousands of inspections in the Greater Seattle area and all-around Washington State. Residential properties inspected range from condos to multi-million dollar luxury single-family residences. Commercial properties inspected include strip malls, large hotels, 100,000+ sqft industrial buildings, office buildings, 300+ unit...

Marjean K. Pountain, CPM Pountain Partners, LLC

Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
Real Estate, Property Management - Slip, Trip & Fall, Risk Management, Litigation Support, Landlord/Tenant, Property Maintenance, Security, Standards of Care, Premises Liability, Condominium Management/Maintenance, Senior Housing, Commercial Real Estate, Fair Housing, Real Estate Ethics, Parking Lot Maintenance, Safety Regulations
Pountain Partners provides expert witness testimonies for attorneys and real estate developers. Services include market studies, feasibility analysis, deposition, mediation, arbitration, litigation support and trial testimony. We have the knowledge and experience as to the standards of real estate management and all landlord/tenant issues. Pountain Partners will review the documentation, do the research, offer opinions and provide written reports as to what are customary and reasonable standards of care. Topics Pountain Partners excels in include: Property Management Safety Regulations Tenant and Landlord Rights Standards of Care Premises Liability Slips, Trips and Falls Security and Lighting Negligence in Hiring, Supervision, and On-site Practices Landlord Tenant and Vendor Disputes Property Maintenance Best Practices and Responsibilities Security Deposits Common Area Maintenance Charges (CAM) Fair Housing Ethics HUD Housing (Section 8) Tax Credit Housing (Section 42)