Thomas H Burtness, PE
Burtness Engineering Services
White Heath, Illinois
Electrical Engineering Expert Witness, Equipment & Machinery Expert Witness
Illumination, Lighting, Fire Cause & Origin, Equipment Injury Investigation, Electrical Construction, Electrical Construction Defects, Control Systems, SCADA, Industrial Accidents & Injuries, Street & Area Lighting, Construction Defects Electrical, Construction Contract Disputes
Professional Engineer, investigator, consultant, detective, writer, teacher, expert. The breadth and depth of my technical knowledge as a Licensed Professional Engineer in 14 states and my hands-on experience as a former contractor and licensed electrician, as well as my helpful interpersonal skills, allow me to meticulously examine the numerous details of any case, to determine the pertinent root causes, and then to communicate complex technical issues on a practical level so that lay people, attorneys, judges, and juries can easily understand the relevant facts.
Since 1983, I have provided expert witness and forensic engineering services to insurance companies and attorneys including accident and failure investigations, determination of fire cause and origin, litigation support, expert opinions, reports, and testimony in cases involving industrial accidents, electrocution, personal injury, fire, street and area lighting, equipment and machinery failure, safety circuitry failure, ...