Slip Trip & Fall Expert Witnesses

Slip trip & fall 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 slip trip & fall. The slip trip & fall expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Accident Reconstruction, Architecture, Biomechanics, Biomedical Engineering, Building Inspection, Construction, Construction Defects, Dispute Resolution, Emergency Medicine, Engineering, Equipment & Machinery, Failure Analysis, Hotel & Restaurant, Human Factors, and Land Surveying.

Richard Arlington, III, CSP, CLP

Rich Arlington & Associates

Slip Trip & Fall, Premises Liability - Snow and Ice Management, Snow Plow Safety, Snow and Ice Operations, Ice Related Slip and Fall, Snow Related Slip and Fall, Snow Science, Ice Control, Snow Response Plan, Certified Snow Professional Snow Risk and Liability, Snow Storage, Snow Clearing for Parking Garages
Rich Arlington is a Certified Snow Professional (CSP) and Landscape Industry Certified Manager (LICM). There are less than 250 CSPs in the United States. Rich possesses over 25 years of experience providing landscape and snow and ice maintenance services; he is still actively involved in snow and landscape operations. For over three decades he has owned and operated a viable Landscape Snow and Ice Management Company. For over two decades he is the National Director and CFO for a National Exterior Services Company with operations in multiple states dealing with snow and ice issues. Examples of snow & ice management cases: Salt usage for ice control Site plan to establish best snow storage areas Data provided to establish possible liability for accidents Contractor safety and training procedures as compared to industry standards Contractor practices and methods as compared to industry standards Was the contract proper for the snow and ice industry Weather patterns to establish corr...

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

Safewit, Inc.

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

Timothy C Behrens, PE, DFE, CFI, CFEI, CVFI

Charles Taylor Engineering Technical Services

Phoenix, Arizona
Mechanical Engineering, Failure Analysis - Accident Reconstruction, Automotive Engineering, Fire, Explosions, Plumbing, Premises Liability, Slip-Trip & Fall, Bicycle, Motorcycle, Products Liability, Transportation, Recreational Vehicles, Heavy Equipment, Industrial Equipment & Machinery, HVAC
Mr. Behrens has 40 years of experience in mechanical engineering, with the last 36 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. Mr. Behrens is a Certified Fire Investigator (CFI) and Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator (CVFI) by the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) and a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) by the National Associat...

David J. Brotman, FAIA

Sunset Consultants

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

Jonathan S. Lee-Confer, PhD

Verum Biomechanics

All Cities, Arizona
Biomechanics, Premises Liability - Slip, Trips, and Falls Analyses, Slip-Resistance Testing (tribometers), OSHA/ADA/ASTM Pertaining to Walkway Safety, Vehicular/Pedestrian Accident Reconstruction and Injury Biomechanics (bones, tissues, causation).
Dr. Jonathan S. Lee-Confer: A Pinnacle of Biomechanical Expertise for Legal Insights Academic & Professional Eminence: As an Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona and Director of Biomechanics at Verum Biomechanics, Dr. Lee-Confer embodies a blend of academic rigor and practical application. His scholarly works are not just theoretical but have found meaningful application in legal and safety standards. Please download the research articles that are uploaded to SEAK. Research and Standards Pioneer: His publications in leading biomechanical journals have set benchmarks in the field. Notably, he co-authored the groundbreaking research that shaped the ASTM F2508-16e standard for tribometers, a critical tool in understanding and measuring floor friction – a key factor in slip-and-fall cases. Legislative Impact: Dr. Lee-Confer’s expertise extends beyond academia into the legislative arena. He played a pivotal role in the biomechanical development and implementation for Arizo...

Michael A. Steingart, DO

Steingart Orthopedics, PC

Phoenix, Arizona
Orthopedic Surgery, Pain Management - Medicine - Laser Surgery, Spine, Ankle, Pain Management, Sports Medicine, Hand, Hip, Elbow, Wrists, Arthroscopic Surgery, Joints, Impairment Ratings, Shoulder, Fractures, Slip and Fall Injury, Auto accidents, Knees, Foot, Back Pain and Strains, Workman's Compensation Injuries
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon Fellow of the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians Fellowship in Sports Medicine from the University of Arizona Medical School Fellow of the American Academy of Minimally Invasive Spinal Medicne and Surgery Associate Professor of Midwestern University Medical School Adjunct Professor of A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine Arizona

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 & ...

Susan M Bowley, Ph.D.

Bowley Inc.

California
Biomechanics, Medical Devices - Injury Causation Biomechanics & Personal Injury, Consumer & Medical Product Liability, Premises Liability, Slip, Trip & Falls, Accident Reconstruction, Animations and Illustrations, 3D Laser Scanning, Drone Aerial Mapping, Criminal and Shooting Reconstruction
Dr. Bowley started her own engineering consulting firm in 2008 and has been a testifying expert since 2006. Corporate offices are located in Connecticut (HQ), Maryland, and Northern California. Additionally, Dr. Bowley teaches Engineering courses at local Universities. Susan M. Bowley, Ph.D. has been a practicing engineer since 1988. Dr. Bowley grew up in Ashford, CT and completed her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Connecticut. She then started her professional engineering career at NASA Ames Research Center in Northern California where she worked in various capacities for over 13 years. While at NASA, Dr. Bowley earned her M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University with a concentration in Thermosciences, including completion of an independent research study on Transpired Epidermal Water Loss in Premature Infants. After competitive selection for a NASA Full-time Graduate Study Fellowship, Dr. Bowley earned her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at ...

Dick Bridy, PhD

DBI Group Expert Witness

Solana Beach, California
Real Estate - Personal Injury, Slip, Trip, Fall, Reconstruction-Photo/Video, Title 24 Part 2 - California Building Code, Title 24, Part 3 NFPA 70, National Electrical Code (NEC), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Permits/ Construction Docs, Realtor Disclosure, Misrepresentation, Negligence, Affirmative Duty
DBI Expert Witness is a commercial real estate Consulting Firm that offers services, including workplace safety and health standards of care and OSHA compliance services. • Litigation consultation services and trial testimony • Expert consultation on public safety, building compliance and personal injury • Building Code violations and property owner negligence • California Building Standards Code (Title 24) • Application, interpretations, compliance and industry consensus standards of the OSH ACT of 1970 • Lease obligations and Landlord/Tenant default Extensive experience in asset and property management issues related to management operations, leasing, Landlord/Tenant disputes, slip & falls, property inspection and maintenance, security, fiduciary and affirmative duties, plus standards of care for commercial facilities. Dr. Dick Bridy as over 45 years of experience as an owner/developer/redeveloper, asset/property manager, Realtor, investment syndicator and lender for commercial ...

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.

Kenneth Nemire, PhD, CPE

HFE Consulting, LLC

Campbell, California
Human Factors, Warnings & Labels - Products Liability, Slip Trip, and Fall, Vehicle Accidents, Auto Accidents, Perception/Reaction Analysis, Driver Behavior, Distracted Driving, Motorcycle Accidents, Pedestrian/Bicycle Accidents, Night Vision and Lighting, Retail Safety, Workplace Safety
Expert in human factors and ergonomics with extensive experience testifying in motor vehicle accidents; product liability; and slip, trip, fall cases in state and federal courts. Retained by both plaintiff and defense attorneys. Specializes in forensic personal injury causation involving premises, product, vehicle, pedestrian, and workplace accidents. Human factors/ergonomics specialties include: Driver perception & behavior; Pedestrian perception & behavior; Perception response time; Night vision; Lighting, visibility & conspicuity; Slip, trip, misstep & fall (including falls from heights such as ladders & platforms); Product design & liability (including medical, consumer, industrial, agricultural); Human-machine interaction; Control/display layout; Warnings, signs & instructions. PhD in Experimental Psychology, Certified Professional Ergonomist, Certified XL Tribometrist, and OSHA authorized to teach 10 and 30 hr. courses in General Industry Safety. Designed and conducted human f...

John J Rohosky, AIA

San Francisco, California
Architecture, Construction - Failure Analysis, Slip, Trip & Fall, Accident Reconstruction, Building Codes, ADA, Construction Defects, Water Intrusion, Cost to Repair, Standard of Care (architects, contractors), Construction Administration, Remedial Construction Documents, Life Safety Issues
Construction litigation consulting; court appearance, testimony and detailed site investigations, remedial cost estimates, detailed reports, deposition and declarations (MSJ), construction scenario reconstruction, damage assessment due to fire, flood, wind or earthquake, visual presentation, models and videos. Construction documents and contract administration services for any remedial work upon request.

Michael D. Smith, M.D.

Southern California Center for Occupational Orthopedics

Los Angeles, California
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - Non-Surgical - Medical Billing, Slip, Trip & Fall, Gaming, Gambling

Mingxi Zheng, MS, PE

BEAR INC.

Berkeley, California
Products Liability, Mechanical Engineering - Accident Reconstruction, Failure Analysis, FMEA, Material Characterization and Testing, Material Properties, Metallurgy, Manufacturing, Aviation & Aerospace, 3D printing, Automotive, Slip Trip & Fall, Warnings & Labels, Oil and Gas, Product Development, Laboratories & Testing
Mingxi is a Licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer in the state of California with expertise in materials development and mechanical engineering across a broad range of industries. With a specialty in metallurgy, fracture mechanics and failure analysis, she has experience in materials testing and process development in the aerospace and manufacturing industries, Prior to joining Berkeley Engineering And Research, Inc., she held engineering roles at SpaceX, Virgin Orbit, and Carbon 3D, where she worked on integrating Mil, ASTM, ISO, and NASA specifications into the product development process during transitions from R&D to production. In addition to knowledge of traditional materials and processing methods, she has developed characterization methods for additive manufacturing of metallic and polymeric materials. Her skills take a big picture approach, centering on the intersection of materials science and mechanical design, among other fields. Projects have included reusability...

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

Fiebig Architecture

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

Susan M Bowley, Ph.D.

Bowley Inc.

Mansfield, Connecticut
Biomechanics, Medical Devices - Injury Causation Biomechanics & Personal Injury, Consumer & Medical Product Liability, Premises Liability, Slip, Trip & Falls, Accident Reconstruction, Animations and Illustrations, 3D Laser Scanning, Drone Aerial Mapping, Criminal and Shooting Reconstruction
Dr. Bowley started her own engineering consulting firm in 2008 and has been a testifying expert since 2006. Corporate offices are located in Connecticut (HQ), Maryland, and Northern California. Additionally, Dr. Bowley teaches Engineering courses at local Universities. Susan M. Bowley, Ph.D. has been a practicing engineer since 1988. Dr. Bowley grew up in Ashford, CT and completed her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Connecticut. She then started her professional engineering career at NASA Ames Research Center in Northern California where she worked in various capacities for over 13 years. While at NASA, Dr. Bowley earned her M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University with a concentration in Thermosciences, including completion of an independent research study on Transpired Epidermal Water Loss in Premature Infants. After competitive selection for a NASA Full-time Graduate Study Fellowship, Dr. Bowley earned her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at ...

David R. Mullaney, Esq.

D. R. Mullaney P.C.

Connecticut
Construction, Construction Defects - Construction Delays, Construction Breach Of Contract, Substandard Workmanship, Architectural Negligence, Design-Engineering Defects, Cost Dispute Analysis & Reconciliation, Building Inspection, Risk Management, Schedule Delay Responsibility, Slips, Trips & Falls, Job Site Failures
David R. Mullaney, Esq. is a detail-oriented licensed Attorney At Law and Construction Expert with 2 plus decades of experience in all facets of the low to mid rise construction industry where his former firm constructed numerous new buildings and building additions from institutional academic buildings to athletic centers, theatrical venues, and numerous academic residential housing developments. Having founded and served for 24 years as CEO of Mullaney Corporation, former Construction Manager's at Risk, Mr. Mullaney understands the vertical construction business, and particularly the demands of private clients, including the unwavering and unrelenting August and December building completion dates for private school client services, notwithstanding labor shortages, strikes, weather, material supply issues, and design documents issues and conflicts between the multiple design disciplines. Serving New England and New York, his company constructed on average 11 major building proj...

Kristopher J. Seluga, M.S., PE

Technology Associates, LLC

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

Carl Berkowitz, PhD, PE

Forensic Engineering Institute

Delray Beach, Florida
Transportation, Safety - Slip Trip & Fall, Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety, Railroad Safety, Bus Safety, Biomechanics & Human Factors, FELA & OSHA, Elevators & Escalators, Traffic Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Transportation Safety, Transportation Rules & Regulations, Transportation Expert Witness
Dr. Carl Berkowitz has held various managerial and administrative positions in the transportation industry, government, private and academic sectors. Dr. Berkowitz has extensive multi-modal experience in planning, design, engineering, safety, security, construction, maintenance, operations and management. Dr. Berkowitz has written and edited numerous reports, studies, articles and columns for major publications, journals, newspapers and scholarly periodicals. He is a Professional Engineer in New York and New Jersey, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners; American Planning Association; American Society of Civil Engineers (Fellow, Transportation Education and Safety Committees); Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals; Institute of Transportation Engineers; American Society of Safety Engineers; National Association of Railroad Safety Consultants and Investigators; American Society of Transportation and Logistics; American Railway Engineering and Main...

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

Fiebig Architecture

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

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

Advanced Building Consultants

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

Daniel J. Hartwig, CSP, CIH

General Health & Safety Services Corp.

Punta Gorda, Florida
Safety, Premises Liability - Slip, Trip & Fall, Personal Injury, Sidewalks and Speed Bumps, Stairs, Chemical Exposure, Noise, Product Liability, Machine Safety, Human Factors, Indoor Air Quality, Industrial Hygiene, Mold
Daniel Hartwig, CSP, CIH is President of General Health & Safety Services Corp. and has provided safety counsel and expert witness testimony throughout the United States for over 40 years from offices in Wisconsin and Florida. Because of the wide variety of clients served, he has experience in many environments including retail stores, hotels, homes, restaurants, manufacturing facilities, construction sites, hospitals and nursing homes, auto dealerships and many more. Being a premises safety expert, Mr. Hartwig performs investigations related to construction, operation, and maintenance of commercial premises, residential structures, and industrial facilities. The investigations involve site inspections and review of applicable standards. Based on the above information and review of the discovery material, he performs a root cause analysis of the accident, enabling him to provide a strong basis for his opinions. For product liability cases, he provides analysis of possible defects...

William Henry, PhD, NCARB

RGA Design Forensics LLC

Tampa, Florida
Premises Liability, Construction Defects - Accident Investigation, Building Codes, ADA, Accessibility, Slip Trip & Fall, Forensic, Architecture, Engineering, E&O, Errors and Omissions, Construction Defects, Mold, Cruise Ship, Maintenance, Building Inspection, Insurance Claims, Disaster Recovery, Failure Analysis, Property Insurance
As forensic architects and engineers, we strive to provide our clients with superior expert witness services by combining the latest in technological advances with our staff’s decades of experience. Our continued practice in architecture enables us to build a customized team of experts from multiple disciplines to find an optimized solution for your case. Dr. Henry, our lead expert, utilizes three components in his case development: (1) a detailed timeline, (2) an analysis of the governing codes and documentation, and (3) the application of the facts to those governing codes. His reports and testimony are presented in a simple, clear manner that is easily understood. This approach has had a proven impact on the outcomes of past matters, whether in settlement, mediation, arbitration, or at trial. RGA Design Forensics’ main areas of expertise are premises liability, property insurance litigation, and architectural errors and omissions (E&O) claims. Premises Liability - Whethe...

H John Miller, Ph.D., PE

Miller Biomechanical Forensics, LLC

Plant City, Florida
Biomechanics, Biomedical Engineering - Accident Investigation, Seatbelts, Airbags, Injury Causation, Vehicle Crashworthiness, Impact Biomechanics, Amusement Rides, Crash Testing, Workplace Safety, Failure Analysis, Slip Trip Falls, Motorcycle Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, Personal Watercraft Accidents, Heavy Truck Accidents
Dr. Miller, a Biomedical, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Engineer, has worked in the areas of crashworthiness, occupant safety, injury causation, product design, and manufacturing processes for 30 years. He holds 35 patents and has several peer reviewed publications in the safety and occupant injury field. He has provided research, expert analysis and testimony in product litigation involving General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota and others, and also in general negligence claims for both plaintiff and defense including major insurance companies. His product expertise includes impact biomechanics and injury causation, seat, seatbelt and airbag performance, as well as mechanical systems design and manufacture.

Maureen L Davis, PE, DFE

Haight Davis & Associates, Inc.

Davisboro, Georgia
Engineering, Construction - Civil, structural and construction engineering consultant, specializing in the evaluation of construction defects. Provides expert witness testimony for defects, building foundations, roofing systems, drainage concerns, building envelope leaks, structural systems, ADA, trip and fall cases.
Ms. Davis is a Registered Professional Engineer in Georgia and has been practicing engineering since 1993. She provides expert witness testimony for all clients to include both plaintiffs and defendants. Her background includes 17 years with the US Army and extensive, hands-on construction experience. She is a member of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, Society of American Military Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers, Georgia Society of Professional Engineers, Institute of Roofing, ASTM International, Order of the Engineer and Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society.

William Henry, PhD, NCARB

RGA Design Forensics LLC

Georgia
Premises Liability, Construction Defects - Accident Investigation, Building Codes, ADA, Accessibility, Slip Trip & Fall, Forensic, Architecture, Engineering, E&O, Errors and Omissions, Construction Defects, Mold, Cruise Ship, Maintenance, Building Inspection, Insurance Claims, Disaster Recovery, Failure Analysis, Property Insurance
As forensic architects and engineers, we strive to provide our clients with superior expert witness services by combining the latest in technological advances with our staff’s decades of experience. Our continued practice in architecture enables us to build a customized team of experts from multiple disciplines to find an optimized solution for your case. Dr. Henry, our lead expert, utilizes three components in his case development: (1) a detailed timeline, (2) an analysis of the governing codes and documentation, and (3) the application of the facts to those governing codes. His reports and testimony are presented in a simple, clear manner that is easily understood. This approach has had a proven impact on the outcomes of past matters, whether in settlement, mediation, arbitration, or at trial. RGA Design Forensics’ main areas of expertise are premises liability, property insurance litigation, and architectural errors and omissions (E&O) claims. Premises Liability - Whethe...

David G. Curry, Ph.D., CIIFP,CSP

Solution Engineering Group

Montgomery, Illinois
Human Factors, Safety - Applied Human Performance, Ergonomics, Human Behavior, Human Capabilities, Human Limitations, Air-and-Surface Vehicle Control, Slips, trips, and falls, Safety Evaluations, Instructions and Warnings, Human/Machine Interface, Expert Testimony, Accident Investigation
Dr. Dave Curry is the Chief Scientist and Principal Consultant for the Human Factors and Safety practice area of the Solution Engineering Group. He consults on all aspects of human factors, applied human performance, ergonomics, and safety. Areas of particular expertise include: human-machine interface design and evaluation, human capabilities and limitations in applied environments, industrial ergonomics, instructions and warnings, perception/vision/visibility, slips/trips/falls, the evaluation of equipment/facilities/structures from a human use standpoint, and safety-related issues in general. He is recognized as an expert in operator-vehicle interaction and is a Certified Human Factors Professional. He is the author of over fifty technical papers dealing with various issues relating to applied human performance, safety, and accident investigation. He holds several patents and has or does serve as a member of national standards-making committees for a variety of organizations (...

David G Curry, PhD, CHFP, CSP

Curry Human Factors & Safety LLC

Oswego, Illinois
Human Factors, Safety - Human Capabilities & Limitations, Human-Machine Interface, Ergonomics, Driver Behavior & Capabilities, Warnings & Instructions, Perception, Vision & Visibility, Ergonomics, Accident Investigation, Machine Design, Slips, Trips & Falls, Operator-Vehicle Interaction, Surface Transportation
Dr. Dave Curry is the Principal Consultant for Curry Human Factors & Safety LLC. He consults on all aspects of human factors, applied human performance, ergonomics, and safety. Areas of particular expertise include: human-machine interface design and evaluation, human capabilities and limitations in applied environments, industrial ergonomics, instructions and warnings, perception/vision/visibility, slips/trips/falls, the evaluation of equipment/facilities/structures from a human use standpoint, and safety-related issues in general. He is recognized as an expert in operator-vehicle interaction and is both a Certified Human Factors Professional and a Certified Safety Professional. He is the author of over sixty technical papers dealing with various issues relating to applied human performance, safety, and accident investigation. He holds several U.S. patents and design awards and has or does serve as a member of national standards-making committees for a variety of organizations (...

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

Safewit, Inc.

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

William G Switalski, PE

Switalski Engineering

Des Plaines, Illinois
Mechanical Engineering, Equipment & Machinery - Cranes & Hoists, Printing & Packaging Equip, Bowling Machinery, Agricultural Equip, OSHA, Machinery Maintenance Practices, Conveyors, Hand & Power Tools, Ladders, Workplace Safety, Slip Trip & Fall, Premises Liability, Safety, Warnings & Label Evaluation, Metalworking Equip, Aerial Work Platforms
I have served on the ANSI A14 Ladder Safety Committee since 1995 and currently Chair the Mobile Ladder Stands and Mobile Ladder Stand Platforms Sub-committee. In addition, I serve on the Executive committee which reviews and votes on all ladder-related standards in the A14 family, the A14 Steering Committee, the Labeling Task Force and the Ladder Accessories Sub-committee. I have an extensive background in the Bowling Industry having served my Mechanical Engineering internship with the Brunswick Corp. Automatic Pinsetter division. I have also had ownership interest in two Chicagoland bowling centers. I have performed mechanical and electrical maintenance on Automatic Pinsetters since 1974 in addition to having provided instruction to several dozen apprentice mechanics in the operation of the Pinsetter and related bowling equipment and continue to do so today. I continue to provide expert witness and consulting services to both major bowling equipment manufacturers including Bru...

Adam Birchfield, CSP, CHST

A & A Safety Consulting

Hanover, Indiana
Safety - Fall Protection, EM385-1.1, OSHA and ANSI Standards, Scaffolds, Accident Investigation, General Contractor requirements , Crane Accidents, Steel Erection, Multi-employer Worksites, Excavations & Trenching, Slips, trips, and Falls, Effective Safety training, failure to train, and Inadequate training
Seasoned Safety and Health Professional with experience in managing complex safety operations across diverse industries, including construction, general industry, chemical plants, military, and federal projects. My career spans roles as a Safety Specialist with the US Army Corps of Engineers, where I managed safety program elements, conducted hazard assessments, and provided critical training to personnel at all levels. Contributions also extend to the EM385.1.1 update for the Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters, highlighting my technical decision-making abilities and leadership skills. Qualifications: • In-Depth Expertise: I have comprehensive knowledge of OSHA regulations, standards, and policies, honed through years of practical experience and continuous professional development. • Versatility: My background encompasses diverse safety areas, including fall protection, scaffolding, crane safety, excavation, accident investigation, and more. • Proven Record: I have been retained a...

Randy Gray, CHST, CSHM, GSP, OHST, BS, MS

Grayhawk Advantage, Inc., dba. Grayhawk Safety & Health Consulting Company

Benton, Kentucky
OSHA, Safety - OSHA, Industrial Accidents, Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Loss Control, Risk Management, Slip Trip & Fall, Construction Accidents, Manufacturing Accidents, Insurance, Investigations
Mr. Gray provides expert witness services in defense and plaintiff litigation matters, safety and health on-site audits, customized OSHA safety and health training, OSHA 10 and 30-hour construction and general industry training, and assistance for employers who have been issued citations that they need assistance with obtaining better citation settlement agreements and working in conjunction with legal counsel with litigation assistance contesting OSHA citations. Highly-experienced OSHA Forensic Expert Witness with 75 separate fatality and more than 150 non-fatal work-related accidents. 25+ years of OSHA compliance with 29 CFR regulations related to construction and general industry. 8 years of private Safety and Health Consulting specializing in Defense and Plaintiff's occupational injuries, conducting safety and health audits, Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer for construction and general industry, and employer assistance with settlement of OSHA citations, and testifying in O...

Susan M Bowley, Ph.D.

Bowley Inc.

Maryland
Biomechanics, Medical Devices - Injury Causation Biomechanics & Personal Injury, Consumer & Medical Product Liability, Premises Liability, Slip, Trip & Falls, Accident Reconstruction, Animations and Illustrations, 3D Laser Scanning, Drone Aerial Mapping, Criminal and Shooting Reconstruction
Dr. Bowley started her own engineering consulting firm in 2008 and has been a testifying expert since 2006. Corporate offices are located in Connecticut (HQ), Maryland, and Northern California. Additionally, Dr. Bowley teaches Engineering courses at local Universities. Susan M. Bowley, Ph.D. has been a practicing engineer since 1988. Dr. Bowley grew up in Ashford, CT and completed her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Connecticut. She then started her professional engineering career at NASA Ames Research Center in Northern California where she worked in various capacities for over 13 years. While at NASA, Dr. Bowley earned her M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University with a concentration in Thermosciences, including completion of an independent research study on Transpired Epidermal Water Loss in Premature Infants. After competitive selection for a NASA Full-time Graduate Study Fellowship, Dr. Bowley earned her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at ...

Charles A. Budnick, PLS, CSE, M.ASCE

CABCO Consult, Inc.

Clinton, Massachusetts
Engineering, Land Surveying - Land Surveying, Survey Measurements, Construction Surveys, Accident Mapping, Boundary Disputes, Adverse Possession, Easements, Rights of Way, Slip & Fall, Site Engineering, Land Development, Septic Systems, Sewer Systems, Drainage, Earthwork, Soils, Wetlands, Flooding.
Expert Witness & Consulting Experience; Accident Site Mapping, Boundary Disputes, Adverse Possession, Right of Way and Easement Disputes, Right of Way Taking Issues, Construction Lay-Out Claims, Earthwork & Soils Issues, Septic System Issues, Wetland & Flood Plain Filling Issues, Land Development & Professional Negligence Issues.

Mark Franklin

Cove Acre Corp

Somerset, Massachusetts
Safety, OSHA - Construction Safety, General Industry Safety, Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response, Confined Space Entry, Fall Protection, Slips, Trips, and Falls, Hazard Communication (Chemical), Fork Lift, Respiratory Protection, Machine Guarding, Aerial Lift Safety, Roofing Safety
Highly experienced workplace safety professional and trainer. Over 6,000 hours of teaching experience - covering more than 40 topics related to job safety. Investigated over 150 incidents including serious injuries, chemical spills, and equipment and facility damage. Twenty-five years of experience as an Environmental, Health, and Safety Manager in manufacturing, chemical, and construction industries. OSHA Training Institute (OTI) authorized trainer since 2005. Training topics include OSHA safety topics, chemical emergency response, shipping hazardous materials, powered industrial trucks, and aerial lifts. Experienced in industrial and construction incident investigation conducting initial investigation and root cause analyses for over 150 incidents including worker injuries, chemical spills, and equipment and facility damage.

David R. Mullaney, Esq.

D. R. Mullaney P.C.

Concord, Massachusetts
Construction, Construction Defects - Construction Delays, Construction Breach Of Contract, Substandard Workmanship, Architectural Negligence, Design-Engineering Defects, Cost Dispute Analysis & Reconciliation, Building Inspection, Risk Management, Schedule Delay Responsibility, Slips, Trips & Falls, Job Site Failures
David R. Mullaney, Esq. is a detail-oriented licensed Attorney At Law and Construction Expert with 2 plus decades of experience in all facets of the low to mid rise construction industry where his former firm constructed numerous new buildings and building additions from institutional academic buildings to athletic centers, theatrical venues, and numerous academic residential housing developments. Having founded and served for 24 years as CEO of Mullaney Corporation, former Construction Manager's at Risk, Mr. Mullaney understands the vertical construction business, and particularly the demands of private clients, including the unwavering and unrelenting August and December building completion dates for private school client services, notwithstanding labor shortages, strikes, weather, material supply issues, and design documents issues and conflicts between the multiple design disciplines. Serving New England and New York, his company constructed on average 11 major building proj...

Ronald K. Tyson

Tyson Enterprises, LLC

Ortonville, Michigan
Building Inspection, Construction - Construction Defects, Demolition, Failure Analysis, OSHA, Plumbing, Premises Liability, Products Liability, Safety, Slip, Trip & Fall

troy galloway

ASHI

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

Christopher E. Janson, MS, CSP, CHMM

Haines, Janson & Associates LLC

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

Bradley E Layton, PhD PE MLE

Human Powered Future PLLC

Missoula, Montana
Accident Reconstruction, Biomedical Engineering - accidents, biomechanics, diabetes, dynamics, energy, engineering, failure, forensics, imaging, injury, materials, mechanics, nanotechnology, neurology, neuropathy, patents, personal injury, physics, proteins, slip trip & fall, soft tissue, solar, spine, statics, statistics, vehicle
American Concrete Institute Member ASME member IEEE-EMBS Editor Author - Molecular and Cellular Biomechanics Associate Teaching Professor - Drexel University Associate Professor - University of Montana Elite Athlete - United States Rowing Team 1995 & 1997 Fire Protection Engineer - US Department of Energy - Savannah River Site Founding Member - Insurance Engineering Blockchain Consortium International Code Council Member Inventor - AFM Nanomanipulation & Surgical Patents Licensed Professional Engineer - CO, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, MI, MT, NV, PA, UT Lunar Scientist - US Department of Energy - Office of Space Machinist - Merlin Metalworks - titanium bicycle design & Stillwater - Kevlar boat design Model Law Engineer Oath of the Engineer - Engineer's equivalent of Hippocratic Oath National Society of Professional Engineers Post-doctoral Fellow - University of Michigan MRI laboratory Recipient - Montana Governor's Innovator Award Scientist - 100+ papers and abstracts

David R. Mullaney, Esq.

D. R. Mullaney P.C.

New Hampshire
Construction, Construction Defects - Construction Delays, Construction Breach Of Contract, Substandard Workmanship, Architectural Negligence, Design-Engineering Defects, Cost Dispute Analysis & Reconciliation, Building Inspection, Risk Management, Schedule Delay Responsibility, Slips, Trips & Falls, Job Site Failures
David R. Mullaney, Esq. is a detail-oriented licensed Attorney At Law and Construction Expert with 2 plus decades of experience in all facets of the low to mid rise construction industry where his former firm constructed numerous new buildings and building additions from institutional academic buildings to athletic centers, theatrical venues, and numerous academic residential housing developments. Having founded and served for 24 years as CEO of Mullaney Corporation, former Construction Manager's at Risk, Mr. Mullaney understands the vertical construction business, and particularly the demands of private clients, including the unwavering and unrelenting August and December building completion dates for private school client services, notwithstanding labor shortages, strikes, weather, material supply issues, and design documents issues and conflicts between the multiple design disciplines. Serving New England and New York, his company constructed on average 11 major building proj...

Skip Stearns

THE HOTEL EXPERTS, LLC

Stratham, New Hampshire
Hotel & Restaurant, Premises Liability - Hotels, Motels, Resorts, Hospitality, Food, Franchising, Gaming, Gambling, Casino Hotels, Hotel & Restaurant, Restaurants, Alcohol Service, Hotel Operations, Hotel Premises Liability, Safety, Hotel Security, Hotels/Hospitality, Lodging, Management, Risk Management, Slip, Trip & Fall, Wrongful Death
Safety, Security, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Personal Injury, Slip, Trip & Fall, Scalding, Drowning, Other Personal Injuries, Franchise and Management Contract Disputes, Industry Operating Standards & Product Standards, Safety & Security Standards, Emergency Procedures, Integrity Standards, Human Resources, Employee Qualifications & Hiring Practices, Standards for Employee, Wrongful Termination, Training, Sales & Marketing Practices, Casino & Gaming Operations, Food & Beverage Service, Alcohol Service

Chuck Graziano, CPM, PCAM

Halcyon Management Services

Ramsey, New Jersey
Property Management, Premises Liability - condominium, homeowners, cooperatives, apartments, commercial, Real Estate, industrial parks, safety, slips, trips, falls, OSHA, landlord, tenants, financial, property management, premises liability, townhomes, townhouse, manager
Engaged in the property management industry for over 42 years. Independent consultant serving owners and managers of real estate of various types (commercial and residential) and providing services as an expert witness in related matters. Current (2017 to present) engagement includes working with a management firm with accountability for training its property managers in industry standards and best practices, overseeing the firm’s program to ensure that all managers are certified with industry credentials, and assisting managers in managing risk at client properties. A Certified Property Manager (CPM®) as awarded by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) since 1987 (Key number 11420) and past (1998) President of the New Jersey Chapter (No. 1) of IREM. Certified in 1990 as a Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) by the Community Associations Institute (Pin Number 186) and has been (previously) certified as a Certified Manager of Community Associations by the Na...

David R. Mullaney, Esq.

D. R. Mullaney P.C.

New Jersey
Construction, Construction Defects - Construction Delays, Construction Breach Of Contract, Substandard Workmanship, Architectural Negligence, Design-Engineering Defects, Cost Dispute Analysis & Reconciliation, Building Inspection, Risk Management, Schedule Delay Responsibility, Slips, Trips & Falls, Job Site Failures
David R. Mullaney, Esq. is a detail-oriented licensed Attorney At Law and Construction Expert with 2 plus decades of experience in all facets of the low to mid rise construction industry where his former firm constructed numerous new buildings and building additions from institutional academic buildings to athletic centers, theatrical venues, and numerous academic residential housing developments. Having founded and served for 24 years as CEO of Mullaney Corporation, former Construction Manager's at Risk, Mr. Mullaney understands the vertical construction business, and particularly the demands of private clients, including the unwavering and unrelenting August and December building completion dates for private school client services, notwithstanding labor shortages, strikes, weather, material supply issues, and design documents issues and conflicts between the multiple design disciplines. Serving New England and New York, his company constructed on average 11 major building proj...

Peter Vander Heide, RA, LEED AP

G. Peter Vander Heide, AIA

New Jersey
Construction Defects, Architecture - stucco, building envelope, architecture, ADA, moisture intrusion, WUFI analysis, space frames, stairways, windows, building codes, roofing, delay claims, vapor barriers, air barriers, slip trip & fall, OSHA
Mr. Vander Heide is a practicing architect, registered in MI, PA & NJ. First registration was in MI in 1974. His career has included: full time work for a structural systems (space-frames) manufacturer, doing project engineering and later management; management of a hundred person architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, interior design firm; capital budgeting and owner led improvements of city government buildings; and the independent practice of architecture. Direct hands on experience includes construction inspections across North America, CADD contract documents, 3D computer modeling and animations. Management experience includes capital budgeting, project management and firm management. He is a voting member of ASTM Committee E:06 Performance of Buildings. He can bring building sciences to the table, as he has attended many WUFI advanced seminars and RCI conventions.. He started expert witness work in 2004 and has been a player in cases from ADA to trip and fall...

Dennis W. Eckstine

Eckstine & Associates, Inc.

New York
Construction, Equipment & Machinery - Construction Vehicles, Construction Equipment, Cranes, Forklifts, Aerial Lifts, Mobile Elevating Work Platforms, MEWPs, Construction Accidents, Accident Reconstruction, Electrocution, Machinery, OSHA, Safety, Slips, Trips & Falls, Cranes, Aerial Lifts, Fork lifts
Eckstine & Associates, Inc. (E & A) provides litigation support, safety consulting, safety training, and engineering consulting services relating to safe and design of cranes, aerial work platforms, mobile elevating work platforms, MEWPs, lifts and other construction, industrial, and agricultural equipment. Our expertise regarding lifting equipment is unparalleled.

David R. Mullaney, Esq.

D. R. Mullaney P.C.

New York
Construction, Construction Defects - Construction Delays, Construction Breach Of Contract, Substandard Workmanship, Architectural Negligence, Design-Engineering Defects, Cost Dispute Analysis & Reconciliation, Building Inspection, Risk Management, Schedule Delay Responsibility, Slips, Trips & Falls, Job Site Failures
David R. Mullaney, Esq. is a detail-oriented licensed Attorney At Law and Construction Expert with 2 plus decades of experience in all facets of the low to mid rise construction industry where his former firm constructed numerous new buildings and building additions from institutional academic buildings to athletic centers, theatrical venues, and numerous academic residential housing developments. Having founded and served for 24 years as CEO of Mullaney Corporation, former Construction Manager's at Risk, Mr. Mullaney understands the vertical construction business, and particularly the demands of private clients, including the unwavering and unrelenting August and December building completion dates for private school client services, notwithstanding labor shortages, strikes, weather, material supply issues, and design documents issues and conflicts between the multiple design disciplines. Serving New England and New York, his company constructed on average 11 major building proj...

Kristopher J. Seluga, M.S., PE

Technology Associates, LLC

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

Joe DeFranco, CSP

Safety Consulting Specialists, Inc.

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

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...

George J. Shaw, MD, PhD

Shaw Biomedical Consulting, LLC

Cincinnati, Ohio
Biomechanics, Emergency Medicine - Biomedical Engineering, Mechanism of Injury, Injury Causation, Brain Injury, TBI, Concussion, Slip Trip & Fall, MVA, Motor Vehicle Accident, patents, intellectual property, battery, assault, physics, low speed impact, helmet, seatbelt, airbag, diving, ATV, bike, IME, independent medical examinations
Biomechanics expert. Active emergency medicine clinical practice. Holder of a PhD in physics. University of Cincinnati medical school and biomedical engineering faculty. Patented inventor of a device to detect and monitor intracranial injuries. Well published. Significant teaching experience. Certified Independent Medical Examiner. Highly experienced expert witness.

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.

Dennis W. Eckstine

Eckstine & Associates, Inc.

Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
Construction, Equipment & Machinery - Construction Vehicles, Construction Equipment, Cranes, Forklifts, Aerial Lifts, Mobile Elevating Work Platforms, MEWPs, Construction Accidents, Accident Reconstruction, Electrocution, Machinery, OSHA, Safety, Slips, Trips & Falls, Cranes, Aerial Lifts, Fork lifts
Eckstine & Associates, Inc. (E & A) provides litigation support, safety consulting, safety training, and engineering consulting services relating to safe and design of cranes, aerial work platforms, mobile elevating work platforms, MEWPs, lifts and other construction, industrial, and agricultural equipment. Our expertise regarding lifting equipment is unparalleled.

Peter Vander Heide, RA, LEED AP

G. Peter Vander Heide, AIA

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Construction Defects, Architecture - stucco, building envelope, architecture, ADA, moisture intrusion, WUFI analysis, space frames, stairways, windows, building codes, roofing, delay claims, vapor barriers, air barriers, slip trip & fall, OSHA
Mr. Vander Heide is a practicing architect, registered in MI, PA & NJ. First registration was in MI in 1974. His career has included: full time work for a structural systems (space-frames) manufacturer, doing project engineering and later management; management of a hundred person architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, interior design firm; capital budgeting and owner led improvements of city government buildings; and the independent practice of architecture. Direct hands on experience includes construction inspections across North America, CADD contract documents, 3D computer modeling and animations. Management experience includes capital budgeting, project management and firm management. He is a voting member of ASTM Committee E:06 Performance of Buildings. He can bring building sciences to the table, as he has attended many WUFI advanced seminars and RCI conventions.. He started expert witness work in 2004 and has been a player in cases from ADA to trip and fall...

David R. Mullaney, Esq.

D. R. Mullaney P.C.

Rhode Island
Construction, Construction Defects - Construction Delays, Construction Breach Of Contract, Substandard Workmanship, Architectural Negligence, Design-Engineering Defects, Cost Dispute Analysis & Reconciliation, Building Inspection, Risk Management, Schedule Delay Responsibility, Slips, Trips & Falls, Job Site Failures
David R. Mullaney, Esq. is a detail-oriented licensed Attorney At Law and Construction Expert with 2 plus decades of experience in all facets of the low to mid rise construction industry where his former firm constructed numerous new buildings and building additions from institutional academic buildings to athletic centers, theatrical venues, and numerous academic residential housing developments. Having founded and served for 24 years as CEO of Mullaney Corporation, former Construction Manager's at Risk, Mr. Mullaney understands the vertical construction business, and particularly the demands of private clients, including the unwavering and unrelenting August and December building completion dates for private school client services, notwithstanding labor shortages, strikes, weather, material supply issues, and design documents issues and conflicts between the multiple design disciplines. Serving New England and New York, his company constructed on average 11 major building proj...

George M. Blackburn, B.Arch., M.Arch., Emeritus AIA, BETEC, ABAA

Blackburn Architecture

Maryville, Tennessee
Architecture, Construction Defects - Architectual Errors & Omissions, Construction Defects, Building Inspection, Building Condition & Damage, Property Damage Cause, Dispute Resolution, Arbitration & Mediation, Disaster Recovery & Restoration, Environmental, Expert Witness, Slip, Trip, & Fall Injury, Forensics
Currently independently working as an Emeritus Architect consulting for building enclosure forensic & diagnostic of existing building enclosure condition assessments & documentation, building damage analysis with cause, origin, & extent of damage opinions, estimates of costs to repair or replace, building design & construction document reviews, construction quality assurance inspections, effective performance verification test recommendations, provide legal question & issue consulting, depositions & trial testimony for numerous lawsuits and insurance claims for both plaintiff or claimant & defense. Legal issues include building construction & material defects, design errors & omissions, personal injury, and property damage from wind & other weather causes, tidal surge & rising water, and fire. He has Bachelor and Master of Architecture degrees from the Tulane University School of Architecture. As an Emeritus Architect, with over fifty years’ experience, he provides building con...

Jeffrey S. Lapin, CPM, ARM, DREI

Spring City, Tennessee
Real Estate, Property Management - property management expert, standard of care, maintenance, inspection, CPM, landlord duty of care, property injury, residential, commercial, instructor, author, parking lot, slip, trip, fall, policies, procedures, training, IREM, BOMA, balcony, balconies, safety, operations, premises liability
An expert in real estate management, maintenance, and reasonable standards of care for commercial and residential properties, including inspection and maintenance policies and procedures, landlord premises liability, financial reporting and fiduciary duties. As an expert witness since 2015, I have been engaged on a multitude of cases involving reasonable standards of care for landlords and property managers, fiduciary duties and related topics for commercial and residential properties by attorneys representing both plaintiffs and defendants. My area of focus pertains to a landlord’s/property manager’s duty to perform regular, documented property inspections, to diligently act on the findings of such inspections and to maintain a reasonably safe and secure property at all times. I have been actively and directly involved in the management of all types of real estate since 1984, first as a property manager and later as a property management supervisor, management company co-owner an...

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 37 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.

Dennis W. Eckstine

Eckstine & Associates, Inc.

Texas
Construction, Equipment & Machinery - Construction Vehicles, Construction Equipment, Cranes, Forklifts, Aerial Lifts, Mobile Elevating Work Platforms, MEWPs, Construction Accidents, Accident Reconstruction, Electrocution, Machinery, OSHA, Safety, Slips, Trips & Falls, Cranes, Aerial Lifts, Fork lifts
Eckstine & Associates, Inc. (E & A) provides litigation support, safety consulting, safety training, and engineering consulting services relating to safe and design of cranes, aerial work platforms, mobile elevating work platforms, MEWPs, lifts and other construction, industrial, and agricultural equipment. Our expertise regarding lifting equipment is unparalleled.

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

Fiebig Architecture

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

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,...

Steven Wilcox

Seattle, Washington
Premises Liability, Dispute Resolution - Building construction, litigation, apartment, fire, damage, stair, starway, slip, fall, injury, public, private, accessibility, ADA, trip, ramp, sidewalk, forensic, government, inspection, investigation, dispute resolution, asbestos, lead, swimming pool, condominium, site development, case support.
Company Principle Steven Wilcox has a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction from the University of Washington (1984) with minor studies in architecture, civil engineering and drafting. He trains regularly with professional and trade organizations. Council of American Building Officials Certified Building Official and International Council of Building Official Certified Building Inspector (since 1994). General Studies, drafting and emergency management certifications. Steve is a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children in King County, WA. Over 25 years as a premises and construction defect consultant, 30 years as a municipal building official, and 38 years of building inspections and related management experience. Skilled in: -Premises liability -Building construction and site development defects -Forensic research and technical analysis -Communication of complex topics in simple terms -Residential, commerical and government ...