Walter S Laird, PE, CFEI, CFII, CMI, CFI Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Additional States: Maryland
  • Company: Forcon International
  • Phone: 804-230-4820
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Maritime and Mechanical Engineering

Specialty Focus: Metallurgy, Plastics, Equipment, Machinery, Products, Vehicles, Boat Crash, Fuel Gases, Plumbing, Lifts, Fire Cause & Origin, Marine Engineering

Education: B.S. Naval Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.S. Ocean Systems and Ship Building, Mgmt, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.S. Materials Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

Years in Practice: 30

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 12

Additional Information

Received his education from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Johns Hopkins University. He obtained his B.S. and M.S. in Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, and Materials Engineering. Walter is a Certified Marine Investigator and a Certified Fire Investigator with over thirty years of experience conducting complex investigations. He has been Lead Engineer for FORCON International in charge of the Mid-Atlantic region for over 20 years, conducting marine accident, personal injury, property damage, and product failure analysis and providing expert testimony in areas of noted expertise.