Energy Expert Witnesses

The SEAK Expert Witness Directory contains a comprehensive list of energy expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on energy and related issues. Energy expert witnesses and consultants on this page may form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, and provide expert witness testimony at deposition and trial. The issues and subjects these energy expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Energy, Plumbing, Safety, Engineering, Failure Analysis, Hvac, Oil & Gas, Renewable Energy, Boiler, Climate Change, Construction, Construction Defects, Construction Engineering, Drilling, and Electrical Engineering.

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John E Averrett, PE Highline Electrical Services

Montgomery, Alabama
Electrical Engineering, Energy - Electrocution, Lightning, Utility, Lightning Protection, Arc Flash, Electrical Safety, Building Analysis, Grounding, Shock, Electric Shock Drowning, Breaker Coordination, Electrical Distribution, Swimming Pools, Equipotential Bonds, Parallel Conductors, Energy, Electrical Construction, Sub-station,
A Licensed Professional Engineer in 13 states, John Averrett specializes in Electrocution, Lightning, Utility, Lightning Protection, Arc Flash, Electrical Safety, Building Analysis, Grounding, Shock, Electric Shock Drowning, Breaker Coordination, and Electrical Distribution cases involving death, personal injury, industrial equipment failure, vehicular accidents, electrical fire cause/origin, contract, and construction disputes. Areas of practice include: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Texas; other states by comity. John Averrett is Executive Vice President of Goodwyn Mills & Cawood headquartered in Montgomery, AL. He has more than 25 years' experience in plan development for governmental, municipal, industrial and commercial clients and is currently coordinating a group of twelve other electrical engineers and designers. In addition to his design efforts, Mr. Averrett's...

Kevin Hastings, P.E., C.F.P.S Ivey Engineering, Inc.

San Diego, California
Plumbing, HVAC - HVAC, plumbing, fire sprinkler, construction defects, construction engineering, energy, failure analysis, engineering, refrigeration
Ivey Engineering, Inc. (IEI) is an HVAC, plumbing, process piping, fire sprinkler and energy management consulting firm. The firm performs building system design work, forensic analysis, expert witness consulting, product liability consulting, construction cost analysis and construction claims consulting. The staff is comprised of professional engineers and former construction executives. We are licensed engineers and licensed contractors and have performed consulting work in over 30 states. Our clients include contractors, homeowner associations, commercial building owners, tenants, hotels, casinos, design professionals, manufacturers, law firms, insurance companies and individuals. We know what it takes to design, bid and construct projects. IEI was founded in 1994 in San Diego, California. We have offices in San Diego and Richmond, Virginia and provide consulting and expert witness services nationwide. Each of our engineers are licensed as professional engineers in multiple stat...

Tara Parhizkar

Los Angeles, California
Failure Analysis, Energy - Power Grid, Energy Infrastructures, Marine Industry, Accident Investigation, Power Tools, Patent Litigation, Construction Safety, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Wildfire, Public Safety, Root Cause Analysis, Failure, Accident, Energy, Climate Change, Renewable Energy, Disaster, Catastrophic Injury, Safety.
Dr. Parhizkar is a distinguished expert witness renowned for her profound expertise in root cause analysis and quantitative risk assessment of complex systems. With over 16 years of professional experience, Dr. Parhizkar has emerged as a leading authority in the fields of safety assessments, fault tree analysis, failure mode and effect analysis, and common cause failure assessment. Her career trajectory reflects a profound commitment to unraveling the complexities of various industries, including energy, transportation, and environmental safety, through meticulous research and innovative methodologies. With a wealth of experience and a meticulous approach, she has established herself as a go-to expert witness in litigation and consulting contexts necessitating profound expertise in accident reconstruction, root cause assessment, and patent litigation analysis. Dr. Parhizkar's renown extends beyond these domains, encompassing mechanical and environmental engineering, as well as spec...

David Shreve, PE Ivey Engineering

San Diego, California
HVAC, Plumbing - HVAC, plumbing, construction defects, construction engineering, energy, failure analysis, engineering, refrigeration
Ivey Engineering, Inc. (IEI) is an HVAC, plumbing, process piping, fire sprinkler and energy management consulting firm. The firm performs building system design work, forensic analysis, expert witness consulting, product liability consulting, construction cost analysis and construction claims consulting. The staff is comprised of professional engineers and former construction executives. We are licensed engineers and licensed contractors and have performed consulting work in over 30 states. Our clients include contractors, homeowner associations, commercial building owners, tenants, hotels, casinos, design professionals, manufacturers, law firms, insurance companies and individuals. We know what it takes to design, bid and construct projects. IEI was founded in 1994 in San Diego, California. We have offices in San Diego and Richmond, Virginia, and provide consulting and expert witness services nationwide. Each of our engineers are licensed as professional engineers in multiple stat...

Joshua Weiner, NABCEP SepiSolar, Inc

Menlo Park, California
Energy, Engineering - Solar,PV,Photovoltaics,Energy,Batteries,Construction,Electric Utility,Intellectual Property,Patent,Project Development,Electrical Engineering,Asset Management,Contracts,Electricity,Generation,Renewable Energy,Solar Energy,Solar Power,Solar Installation
Professional Expertise: As a solar PV expert witness, Weiner brings knowledge of law, policy, technology, contracts, finance, permits and entitlements, project development and construction, data acquisition and analysis that commonly apply to renewable energy and distributed energy projects. Specific areas of expertise, listed below, include energy technologies, markets, policy, finance, project development, planning and execution, project management, and codes and standards. Weiner is adept at unpacking complex topics into simple language that all parties can understand. Since 2007, Weiner is a certified member of the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) in good standing. Weiner has also taught advanced solar system design and project management at UC Berkeley. Areas of Expertise: Energy Technologies Solar Batteries & Energy Storage Microgrids Markets Utility-Scale Commercial & Industrial Agricultural Residential Policy Tariff Rates Net Energy Mete...

Joseph J Jaskulski, PE Project Performance Group LLC

Evanston, Illinois
Mechanical Engineering, Energy - Power, generation, power plant, operation, maintenance, commissioning, testing, performance, insurance, construction, defect, efficiency, turbine, boiler, contractor, design build, EPC, infrastructure, gas, coal, steam, failure, wind, solar, boiler, turbine, wood, waste, root cause, cost, estimate
Expert witness on multiple technical and commercial issues in arbitration, state and federal court, and in front of regulatory commission environments. Deep expertise in power plant development, construction, operating and maintenance, and asset management. Numerous evaluations and audits of generating portfolios, including review of business processes and identifying/quantifying improvement opportunities/potential threats. Technologies include coal, oil, natural gas, wood, and waste-fueled facilities, simple and combined cycle power stations, and spark and diesel reciprocating engine-based power plants. Green energy experience, including, wind energy construction, smart grid implementation, building energy conservation measures, battery storage, and both concentrated and photo-voltaic solar generation. Experienced in all aspects of infrastructure projects and programs in both the public and private sectors: development, financing, construction, operations, maintenance, asset man...

John A Williams, PhD, PE, ASA, MBA, CFEI, AIChE Fellow EPS, Inc.

South Bend, Indiana
Energy, Intellectual Property - Intellectual Property, Appraisals & Valuations, Commercial Damages, Renewable Energy, Biogas, Biofuels, Wind, Solar, Geothermal, Biomass, Waste-to-Energy, Oil & Gas, Oil Refining, Fires, Explosions, Chemical Release, Product Contamination, Electricity, Coal Technologies, Chemistry & Chemicals
John A. Williams, PhD, PE, CFEI, MBA, ASA, AIChE Fellow. Dr. Williams is a recognized expert in the engineering analysis and financial appraisals of energy, electricity, and process technologies; and intellectual property (patents, trade secrets, proprietary technology), licensing, royalty structures, market analysis, infringement, invalidity, pricing economics, and lost profit damages. Dr. Williams provides expert engineering, detailed technical and financial appraisals, licensing and royalties analysis, quantification of damages, litigation support, due diligence, and understandable testimony involving renewable energies including biogas, ethanol and butanol biofuels, wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and waste-to-energy; oil and gas, petroleum refining, and storage; electrical power generation, trading, and storage; and coal, char, steel and metals, agricultural and chemicals technologies. Dr. Williams analyzes the complex and expresses it in understandable technical, environment...

Thomas Bowman, PE Bowman Engineering, Inc.

Greenfield, Massachusetts
HVAC, Plumbing - Mechanical, HVAC, Heating, Plumbing, Building Systems, Freeze Losses, Pipe Failures, Water Heating, Appliance Failures, Water Leaks, Combustion Equipment, Building Assessments, Damage Assessments, Cost Estimates, Energy, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Cooling, Process Systems, Product Liability
Licensed Professional Engineer: MA, CT, RI, ME, NH, VT, PA. Provided Forensic Engineering Services on hundreds of cases with a specific focus in the areas of Building Systems and Equipment, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Failure Analysis of Mechanical Systems and Components, Failure Modes & Effects Analysis, Energy Systems, Industrial Process Systems. Substantial experience in the Design and Manufacturing of Mechanical Systems and Components. Design and Operation of Energy Systems and Power Plants, including Nuclear, Fossil and Renewable Energy. Also provide services in the areas of Project Management and Construction Administration for the entire duration of a project or on an interim basis, or for the purposes of Claim Damage Mitigation. Detailed knowledge of Construction Management Processes and Organizational Structure. U.S. Patent: 7,631,820 B2 Experienced Arbitrator for FINRA and Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation.

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

C Martin Nowland, PE, CEM Nowland Services, PLLC

Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
Electrical Engineering, Energy - Electrical engineering & design, industrial automation & control systems, instrumentation, integration, process control, programmable logic controllers hardware & software, electrically hazardous areas, code evaluations, safety, electric power generation & distribution systems, power plants design
Electrical engineering, automation and process control systems design, instrumentation integration, process control, intrinsically safe (IS) circuits, surge protection, installation, programming & commissioning. Energy efficient systems, energy audits, prototype technologies design. Electrical design specifications & drawings, equipment and systems specifications including large machinery, for skids, containers, buildings, or entire campuses. Electrically hazardous areas. Code and/or safety evaluations. Electrical power generation & distribution, power plants, motors, motor control centers (MCC), variable frequency drives (VFD), transformers, switchgear, uninterruptible powers supplies (UPS). Commissioning and startup. Flammable gas facilities including natural gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG), compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), liquid nitrogen, propane and hydrogen.

Bill Cline GaffneyCline

Houston, Texas
Oil and Gas, Economics - Valuation of petroleum assets, international oil and gas, petroleum contracts development and negotiation support; petroleum sector resource management and fiscal reform, petroleum engineering, energy, geology
Mr. Cline has acted in the capacity of expert witness particularly with respect to valuation of petroleum properties and/or petroleum industry practices in numerous arbitration, mediation and litigation proceedings including: ExxonMobil vs. Venezuela (ICSID); ExxonMobil vs. Petróleos de Venezuela (ICC); Anadarko Petroleum/Maersk vs. Sonatrach (UNCITRAL); Maersk vs. Algeria (ICSID); Sonatrach vs. Duke (UNCITRAL); Texaco vs. Apache (AAA); Vanco vs. Ukraine (Stockholm Chamber of Commerce); Occidental vs. Ecuador (mediation); CNOOC vs. Talisman (mediation); a series of arbitrations related to Egypt’s natural gas sector (ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL and CRCICA); Midland Resources vs. Shtaif et al. (Ontario Superior Court); Total/ExxonMobil/Chevron/Nexen vs. NNPC (Nigerian arbitration); Repsol vs. Chevron (Spanish litigation); Niko vs. Bangladesh (ICSID and Bangladesh litigation); First National Petroleum vs. TNG (Stockholm Chamber of Commerce); Nexen/Occidental et al. vs. Yemen and multiple case...

William (Bill) Crenshaw

Cat Spring, Texas
Energy, Engineering - Oil & Gas, Upstream, Reserves, Reservoir Engineer, Field Development, Failure to Develop, Prudent Operator, Damage Models

EJ Janik, CPA, CFF, CFE, CFLC, MS Janik Forensics PC

Dallas, Texas
Business Damages, Accounting - Damages Lost Profits, Forensic Accounting, Construction Claims, Business Interruption , Insurance Claims, Product liability claims , Theft of Trade Secrets , Whistle blower cases, Antitrust/Pricing issues, Business valuations, Contract disputes, Dispute Resolution, Energy, Oli & Gas , M & A
EXPERIENCE • Over 60 trial/hearing testimonies in 8 states: 11 Federal, 23 State, 25 Arbitration • Over 90 total expert testimony matters • Over 790 business dispute and consulting matters • 150 financial audits (Public Accounting – 7 years) • Significant engineering & construction experience EJ JANIK, CPA, CFF, CFE, CFLC, MS CPA = Certified Public Accountant CFF = Certified in Financial Forensics CFE = Certified Fraud Examiner CFLC = Certified Forensic Litigation Consultant FIRM SERVICES Business and Dispute Consulting Construction and Contract Claims Damage Analysis / Critiques Fact Finding / Graphic Analytics Opinions / Reports Accounting / Financial / Economic Modeling Contract Accounting Projections and Trend Analysis Color Graphic Damage Modeling Trial Exhibits and Expert Testimony OVERALL EXPERIENCE Antitrust/Pricing Issues Audits Bankruptcy Analyses Business Interruption Business Valuations Construction Claims Contract Disputes Cost Determinations...

Johnie P. Spruiell, P.E. Integrity Forensics and Engineering, LLC

Sanger, Texas
Mechanical Engineering, Forensic Science - Electrical Engineering, Energy, Equipment & Machinery, Failure Analysis, Fire, Laboratories & Testing, Oil and Gas, Products Liability, Product, Plumbing, Leak, Warnings & Labels, Guarding, CSST, Gas Explosions, Natural Gas, Propane, LPG, Forensic Engineering, Expert Witness
LICENSURE: -Texas Professional Engineer License #57023 -Colorado Professional Engineer License #24555 -Mississippi Professional Engineer License #17888 -Alabama Professional Engineer License #35693 -North Carolina Professional Engineer License #049314 -South Carolina Professional Engineer License #37169 -Virginia Professional Engineer License #0402061315 -Michigan Professional Engineer License #6201069726 -Minnesota Professional Engineer License #58020 EDUCATION: -BSME, University of Texas at Arlington, 1978 AFFILIATIONS: -MEMBER, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) -SENIOR MEMBER, National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) -MEMBER, National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) -MEMBER, National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) -MEMBER, Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) -Pi Tau Sigma -Tau Beta Pi PRIMARY AREAS OF EXPERTISE: -Fire and Explosion Analysis Fuel Gas Fires and Explosions Residential, Commercial, Ind...

Gary L. Trotter, PE New Tech Global

Boerne, Texas
Energy, Engineering - Drilling, completion, production, oil/gas facilities, secondary and teriary recovery, project management, workovers, safety, hydrogen sulfide effects, acid gas injection wells, onshore, inland waters, offshore, petroleum operations
Domestic and international exploration and production experience both onshore and offshore with major, independent, and private oil and gas companies. Career began with operational engineering assignments, transitioning into supervisory and executive management prior to founding a project management business which sold to Schlumberger. Strengths include experience in all phases of upstream exploration and production business management and operations execution. Strong written, verbal and leadership skills and ability to create and sustain solid interpersonal relationships. Numerous successful oil and gas expert witness assignments throughout career.

Morris D. Argyle, PhD, PE

Provo, Utah
Chemical Engineering, Safety - Petroleum Refining, Heterogenous Catalysis, Process Safety Management, Risk Management, Hazard Analysis, Fluid Catalytic Cracking, Oil and Gas, Energy, Catalyst Deactivation
Professional Engineer registered in Texas. Eight years' petroleum refining experience in process design, economics, fluid catalytic cracking operation and supervision, hydrodesulfurization and catalytic reforming supervision, technical and operations supervision. Prior expert witness in cases involving chemical engineering safety (heat transfer and pressure relief) and attempted arson. Twenty years' experience teaching undergraduate and graduate chemical engineering courses. 61 peer-reviewed journal publications in areas of heterogenous catalysis, catalyst deactivation, energy, hydrogen generation and purification, and CO2 capture, Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Guerry L Grune, PhD, PA Former IBM, ABB, Mitsubishi Chemical, and Linde

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Chemistry & Chemicals, Intellectual Property - Fuels/Biofuels, Firearms, Energy , Electrophotography , Sunscreen , Nutraceuticals , Wind Turbines , Medical Devices , Oil/Gas Exploration, Patents/Valuation , Semiconductors , Encryption/Security, Toys/Games , Chem/Materials , Adhesives , Polymers , Wire/Cable, Radiation , Personal Care , Robotics
Guerry Grune, Ph.D., PA - Duke University Professor/Registered US Patent Agent Dr. Grune is a chemical, mechanical, materials science engineer, and chemist with expertise in chemical, mechanical, electrical, and medical products. His combined experience includes assisting clients in the pursuit of intellectual property protection for the last 35+ years. His industrial expertise extends to extrusion and molding of thermoset and thermoplastics, rubbers, textiles, metals, lubricants, surfactants, emulsifiers, fiber optics and associated connecting peripherals, ceramics, liquid gases, and composite materials and systems. He has direct experience in chemical processes, formulation chemistries, polymers and composites, service life prediction, and risk analysis including risk reduction technologies. His passion involves the development of food grade edible personal care products including sunscreen, food grade edible alternatives to petroleum-based products such as Vaseline® and Neospo...

Harry H Kelso, Esq. Harry H. Kelso, Esq., PLLC

Henrico, Virginia
Legal, Environmental - energy, utilities, drinking water, groundwater, redevelopment, contaminated industrial plants & military bases, airports, arsenals, shipyards, superfund, hazardous waste cleanup, PFAS, toxic substances, climate change, flooding, military accidents, investigations, mediation, enforcement, litigation
Harry H. Kelso, through alternating private and government law and consulting practice, is an expert on the range of complex, federal and state regulatory issues and enforcement related to current and former (dating to World War I) private and public industrial facilities. These encompass military bases, airfields, shipyards, arsenals, and training ranges, as well as private sector, Defense contractor-managed industrial plants; toxic chemicals, e.g. PFAS; and investigations conducted by Congress, DoD Inspectors General, and military accident investigators.. Served as the Department of Defense’s award-winning head lawyer (with a TS-SCI security clearance) for issues concerning domestic and foreign military installations, their complicated infrastructure and host communities, often including other government agencies and Defense contractors; toxic chemicals; and military accident investigations. Previously served in senior environmental leadership in the Justice Department and a...

Christopher K Lane, PE POWERPLANT SPECIALISTS, LLC

SAMMAMISH, Washington
Engineering, Energy - power, refinery, turbine, diesel, boiler, asbestos, marine, propulsion, controls, lockout - tagout, LOTO, OSHA, engineering economics, alternative energy, digester gas, landfill gas, geothermal, cogeneration, combined cycle, microturbines, plant operations, aeroderivative gas turbines
45 years experience as power plant and marine propulsion engineer. Extensive expert witness experience (over 100 cases). International arbitration experience in England, Mexico, Australia and Mexico. Forensic analysis using multi-disciplinary "systems" approach to ferret out what happened or "who dunnit". Registered Professional Engineer (CA, AZ & WA), 30 years experience as General Engineering Contractor for new construction and heavy maintenance work at power plants and similar facilities. Special experience in critical standby power systems at Data Centers, hospitals and telecommunications facilities.

Randall M Albert, PE Shale Advisory Group, LLC

Bluefield, West Virginia
Energy, Oil and Gas - Leases, JOA, Safety, Drilling, Completions, Operations, Project Management, M&A, Midstream, Upstream, Damages, Mining
I have over 40 years experience in the Energy sector with the last 20 at the C-Suite level. I have extensive experience as an expert witness for both defendant and plaintiff. I have worked with large national law firms and small regional law firms. I have provided both deposition and trial testimony.
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