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Hal K. Cain, PE Cain and Associates Engineers and Constructors, Inc.

Mobile, Alabama
Construction Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Forensic Engineering, Construction Defects, Construction Claims, Structural Engineer, Roof Consultant, Construction Delay, Foundation Engineer, Building Envelope Specialist, EIFS Expert, Scheduling Engineer, Planning Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Construction Management
Experienced forensic engineer and construction claims expert with residential, commercial, and industrial experience. Capable of evaluating structural failures, construction defects and delay claims by contractors. Has firm with experts in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, plumbing, HVAC, roofing and EIFS. Testify experience in depositions and courtroom.

JOHN E COCHRAN, PhD, JD, PE Eaglemark, Inc.

Auburn, Alabama
Aviation & Aerospace Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Intellectual Property, Dynamics, Stability and Control, Helicopters, Airplanes, Products Liability, Accident Reconstruction, Technology, Segways, Spacecraft, Missiles
President and CEO, Eaglemark, Inc, Professor and Head)Emeritus of Aerospace Engineering, Auburn University, Professional Engineer, Attorney at Law (Alabama). Thirty plus years experience in aircraft (airplanes and helicopters) accident reconstruction, products liability, Segways,and intellectual property.

Lamar T. Hawkins, PE, JD PEG, Inc.

Birmingham, Alabama
Engineering Expert Witness, Premises Liability Expert Witness - Civil Engineering, Fall Protection, Construction, Analysis, Industrial Safety including OSHA and NFPA. See www.peginc.biz for Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geo technical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering.
PEG, Inc. offers consultation and expert testimony in many specialized areas, such as the following: Accident Reconstruction & Investigations Building Codes Concrete Failures Construction & Environmental Construction Equipment Accidents Construction Safety & Related Codes Cooling Towers & Hydraulics Electrical Engineering Excavation, Blasting & Trenching Exhibit Reconstruction & Investigations Fall Protection Highway & Transportation Problems Mechanical Engineering Metallurgy & Welding / Failure Studies OSHA Issues Paints, Coatings & Lead Abatement Premise Liability Product Failure & Liability Issues Safety Issues (Construction, Industrial & Product) Slips, Trips & Falls Software Engineering Studies Structural Steel & Building Failure Studies

William R. Acorn, PE, FASHRAE Acorn Consulting Services

Scottsdale, Arizona
Engineering Expert Witness, HVAC Expert Witness - HVAC and Refrigeration, Process and Power Piping, Plumbing Systems, Standard of Care in Design and Construction, Chemical Exposures in the Workplace, Cleanroom Design and Performance, Codes and Standards, Patent and Trade Secret Disputes, Data Centers
William R. Acorn is founder of Acorn Consulting Services, LLC, an engineering firm. As a consulting mechanical engineer, Bill provides project analysis, forensic reconstructions and litigation support services relating to the design, delivery and functioning of high-tech manufacturing facilities, semiconductor fabrication facilities, institutional laboratories, data centers, health care facilities and a variety of commercial buildings. He is a recognized expert in the evaluation of deficiencies in HVAC systems, cleanrooms, piping systems, refrigeration systems, construction defects and building and fire code compliance. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants. Bill has more than 40 years of experience as a professional engineer and owner's agent and is a recognized expert in assessing, evaluating, remediating and providing testimony on complex project design, construction and operational matters. His consulting expertise has been influential in shaping approaches to code compli...

Justin Hall, MAS, PE Hall Engineering Group, Ltd

Little Rock, Arkansas
Structural Engineering Expert Witness, Construction Defects Expert Witness - Civil Engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering, construction, construction fault, forensic engineering, structural failure, structural inspection. Licensed in AR, TX, OK & MO.
Expert consultant/witness in over 50 cases with trial experience across the South including AR, MO, OK, TX, TN, LA and MS. Justin Hall, PE is a licensed professional engineer providing a broad range of services in civil/structural engineering to insurance companies and law firms, construction, energy, mining, and technology, engineering and architectural firms, governmental and educational institutions, property owners, builders and individuals. With over 18 years of experience in engineering and forensic consulting, structural design, construction project management, international codes and research, Justin Hall, PE has provided clients with structural analysis and design, condition assessment, damage investigations, failure analysis, construction consulting & management, and expert testimony. States include Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana and Mississippi. SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE - Civil/Structural Engineering & Construction Forensics — Exper...

Pro/Consul Technical & Medical Experts

Long Beach, California
Engineering Expert Witness, Orthopedic Surgery Expert Witness - Accident Reconstruction, Biomechanics, Premises Liability, Construction, Safety, Equipment & Machinery, Education & Schools, Medical, Dental, Materials Failure
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Robert N. Anderson, PhD, PE, PI RNA Consulting, Inc.

Los Altos Hills, California
Metallurgy Expert Witness, Failure Analysis Expert Witness - Metallurgy, Materials, Failure Analysis, Engineering, Sciences, Accident Analysis, Thermodynamics, Corrosion, Design Failures, Asbestos, Industrial, Welds, Medical Device Failures, Electrical Fire Source, Firearms, Ballistics, Metals, Composites, Polymers, Wood, Ceramics, Building Materials, Pipes.
Dr. Anderson is president of RNA Consulting, Inc., a forensic engineering consulting corporation that specializes in materials and metallurgical engineering and sciences. Dr. Anderson is a testifying expert in materials and metallurgical engineering, with 35+ years of experience serving courts in the U.S. and Canada. His specialties include failure analysis, corrosion, thermodynamics, engineering design failure, electrical fires, ballistics, and accident analysis. His expertise is the analysis of the behavior of materials, such as metals, plastics, glass, wood, and ceramics, in their related environments. Case areas include: • Failure of materials - metals, wood, glass, ceramic, rubber, composites, plastics. • Systems and product design failure analysis, and reliability evaluation. • Investigations involving paint, adhesives, chemicals, and asbestos. • Failures due to construction accidents or building materials failures including system design, materials selection, m...

Rod W Bergen, PE Rod Bergen and Associaes

Calabasas, California
Horses Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Equine, Solar Energy, Electrical Contracting, Solar Installations, Solar Design, Equestrian Facilities, Police Horses, Horse Rider Instructor Certification, Horse Accident Reconstruction, Solar Incident Reconstruction, Horse Mounted Patrol, Electrical Construction

Christopher Curtis, PLS, Geomatics Engineer CBC Geospatial Consulting, Inc.

Sacramento, California
Land Surveying Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Aerial Photo Analysis, Mapping, Explosions, Fire Origin & Cause Investigations, Forensic Engineering, Geographic Information Systems - GIS, High Definition Surveying (HDS), Highway Sight Distance, 3D Laser Scanning, LiDAR, Geomatics, Photogrammetry, Visibility Studies, Wildfires, Wildland Fires
Mr. Curtis has more than 25 years of experience in land surveying and geomatics engineering. For more than 10 years, Mr. Curtis has been retained by law firms, insurance companies, the California Office of the Attorney General, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office to provide professional surveying and mapping, expert witness, and litigation consultant in civil and criminal matters related to wildfires, wildland fire origin and cause investigations (75+), explosions, highway sight distance incidents, workplace injury, catastrophic injury, and wrongful death. As a geomatics engineer, Mr. Curtis has provided project delivery support (GPS control, conventional surveying, photogrammetric mapping, raster imaging, landnet boundary resolution, right of way engineering, and GIS) on projects domestically and abroad. Mr. Curtis’ responsibilities include the supervision and direction of production staff and subconsultants on a project/task basis, cost estimating and scoping, collection, processi...

Herbert H. DeFriez, P.E. Innovative Design Eng. Inc.

Carpinteria, California
Engineering Expert Witness, Failure Analysis Expert Witness - Corrosion evaluation, Environmental testing, Industrial Hygiene, Origin & cause investigations, Construction defects, Instrument design, Test Equip. manufacturing, Patent assistance, Design of eng. experiments, Effective expert testimony
Mr. DeFriez is president of IDE, Inc. a company that developed testing equipment. He also consults in corrosion and engineering failures as a court tested expert witness. He has a Cal P.E. in corrosion (CR462) His most noticeable attribute is his ability to connect diverse data to reveal causes of failure not anticipated through normal thinking. Since this is simply the scientific method, he evaluates the raw failure data, researches and applies the collected facts to the problem and devises a cause that matches the available information. Typically, he then experimentally reproduces the failure, thus removing need for “expert opinion”, allowing the collected test data alone to prove his case. Case areas include: • Plating, painting, coatin...

Bonneau Dickson, PE

Berkeley, California
Engineering Expert Witness, Environmental Expert Witness - backwater valve, coliform contamination, leach fields, PCE, sanitary engineer, septic systems, sewage, sewage spills, sewers, stormwater, wastewater, water
Over thirty years experience in all aspects of studying, designing and constructing water, wastewater, and stormwater facilities, both in the United States and abroad. Education Georgia Institute of Technology B.S. Civil Engineering — 1960 M.S. Sanitary Engineering — 1964 Harvard University M.A. Sanitary Engineering — 1965 Master of Business Administration — 1975 Registration Civil Engineer — California # 19491 Professional Water Environment Federation Affiliations American Water Works Association WateReuse National Onsite Wastewater Association California Onsite Wastewater Association Pipe Users Group Design Experience Has participated in the design of approximately 300 water, wastewater and stormwater projects, ranging in size from a single septic tank or well to a 120 MGD pure oxygen wastewater treatment plant. Was the project manager on many of these projects. Construction Management Experience Has been resident engineer or otherwise participated in the construction phase...

Scott Friesen, P.E. Ivey Engineering, Inc.

San Diego, California
Engineering Expert Witness, Plumbing Expert Witness - HVAC, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing, piping, fire sprinkler, fire alarms, defects, claims, injury, mechanical, design, construction, energy management, HVAC, design, plumbing design, construction defects, design errors, failure analysis, design, fire suppression, life safety.
Ivey Engineering, Inc. (IEI) is an HVAC, plumbing, process piping, fire sprinkler and energy management consulting firm. The firm performs design work, forensic analysis, expert witness consulting, product liability, and construction claims consulting. The staff is comprised of professional engineers, former construction executives and service and repair professionals. We are licensed engineers and licensed contractors. We know what it takes to design, bid and construct projects. Contact Rush Porter, Director of Business Development, for information.

Jose J. Granda, PhD, PE Cadsim Engineering

Sacramento, California
Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Mechanical Engineering, Auto Accidents, Accident Biomechanics, Occupational Accidents, Failure Analysis, Computer Simulation, Finite Element Modeling (FEA), Motorcycle Accidents, Truck Accidents, Human Factors, Work Place Accidents, Vehicle Dynamics, Heavy Vehicles
Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the California State University in Sacramento, CA with 35+ yrs. experience. Professional Registered Mechanical Engineer (PE License, CA). An expert in accident reconstruction using computer simulations of accidents involving vehicles, trucks, motorcycles, biomechanics, occupational, workplace, failure analysis impact forces & industrial accidents. EDR (Event Data Recorder) analysis, patents. EW Experience: Written reports, depositions & trial experience. Specialized training: Vehicle Dynamics and Design, Vehicle Safety & Crash Reconstruction, Accident Biomechanics, Finite Element Modeling in Computer Aided Design, Advanced Mechanical Design and Failure Analysis, CSUS. Motorcycle Accident reconstruction, Northwestern University; EDR Certification, Tech 1, Tech II, EDR Analysis Certification, Collision Safety Institute; Applying Automotive EDR Data to Traffic Crash Reconstruction, SAE Society of Automotive Engineers International; Expert...

Geoffrey Hichborn, Sr., PE Building Forensics International

Anaheim, California
Engineering Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness - Concrete, Foundations, Civil, Failure Analysis, Forensics, Experts, Building, Materials, Cement
Forensic investigations of concrete work and concrete products, concrete, cement and related materials evaluation, repair recommendations, construction observation, public works/residential/commercial/industrial, specially designed tests of distressed materials

Robert E Holmer, PE, GE Neil O. Anderson & Assoc.

Sacramento, California
Engineering Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness - Swimming Pool Engineer, Geotechnical Engineer, Materials Testing, Construction Defects, Foundations, Retaining Walls, Concrete, Soils
Thank you for considering my qualifications as your expert forensic consultant in the field of swimming pool engineering. I always strive to perform impartial and thorough expert forensics analysis and base my opinions on professional standards and sound professional practices and techniques. I am fully committed to the advancement and betterment of the swimming pool construction industry. I am licensed (or have previously been licensed) in 9 states and currently provide engineering services to over 300 architects and contractors. I have been retained as the engineer of record for over 30,000 residential and 500 commercial swimming pool projects. My swimming pool engineering services include; structural, geotechnical, hydraulics, piping, water treatment, mechanical systems and materials testing for a wide breadth of both commercial and residential swimming pool projects. In addition to my engineering practice, I enjoy the opportunity to serve as an expert forensic consultant. I hav...

Jason M. Jazayeri, P.E. ACEC Consultants, Inc.

Irvine, California
Construction Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - schedule analysis, delays, disputed extra work, claim, standard of care, construction management, quality, bidding, budget, cost, change order, performance
Mr. Jazayeri holds a Master of Science Degree in Construction Engineering and Management from the University of California at Berkeley and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he graduated with honors. He is also a licensed professional engineer and a licensed contractor in California since 1983. In addition, he became a LEED AP accredited professional in 2009. I have more than 37 years experience in the construction industry as a general contractor, construction manager, and claims consultant. I have constructed many types of structures including office buildings, hospitals, tenant improvements, schools, hotels, custom homes, multifamily residential units, and public works projects. Since 1990, I have tetified as an expert witness on a diverse variety of projects in courts, arbitrations, and mediations. I have extensive experience in providing litigation support to attorneys during discovery and trial preparation. I ha...

James C. Jeffery, III, PE, PTOE

Los Gatos, California
Traffic Engineering Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Transportation, Roadway design, Design immunity, Construction zone collisions, bicycles, traffic control devices and systems
Roadway design defect review of public, private roadway with determination of possible dangerous condition and liability; Design immunity; Compliance with standards of care; Construction zone collisions; Investigation of collision site – all roadway types, all land use types, all jurisdictions, all types of vehicles including bicycles, pedestrians. Largest settlement $5,000,000. Traffic Engineer (CA Reg. #1179), Civil Engineer (CA Lic. #36644), Transportation Engineer, General Engineering Contractor (CA Lic. #391026), Consulting City Traffic Engineer, Regional Traffic Engineer. Plaintiff/ Defense, Public/Private Sector Clients, Superior and Federal Courts across US and in Canada. ITE Life Fellow

Tim Johnston, PE Acorn Onsite, Inc.

LIVERMORE, California
Civil Engineering Expert Witness, Environmental Expert Witness - Septic systems, septic tank, leach fields, onsite wastewater treatment system, onsite wastewater, wastewater disposal, advanced wastewater treatment, engineering, construction, installation
Acorn Onsite, Inc.’s Civil Engineer Mr. Tim Johnston, PE is actively seeking opportunity to share his extensive septic system knowledge with others on complex litigation related to onsite wastewater. His primary role is working in industry solving septic system and onsite wastewater projects. Mr. Johnston has been involved with thousands of septic system related projects over the course of his 30+ year career. He has actively worked at all stages and levels of septic system projects including: preliminary feasibility determination, soil observation & testing, engineering design, permitting, installation & construction, maintenance & pumping, inspections, problem deficiency diagnostics, and all other matters. He has used his expertise on projects such as individual dwelling septic systems, commercial projects, industrial facilities, wineries, and event centers. Mr. Johnston takes pride in his ability to effectively communicate with all project parties. Mr. Johnston is a Registered ...

Carl H. Josephson, PE, SE Josephson-Werdowatz & Associates, Inc.

San Diego, California
Structural Engineering Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Wood, masonry, steel, concrete structures. Construction defect, insurance litigation, professional liability claims. Seismic/wind design, code review, standard of care analysis. Also foundations, underpinning, retaining walls, and tie-backs. Extensive graphics and animations capabilities.
Josephson-Werdowatz & Associates(JWA), founded in 1988 and with licences in thirteen states, has provided structural design and construction defect investigations/evaluations in ten states across the Western United States from Texas to Hawaii. Structural evaluations included wood, masonry, steel, and concrete structures, with particular emphasis on seismic and wind design. Evaluations also included code review and analysis, and standard of care analysis. JWA also has extensive experience with geotechnical structures such as special foundations, underpinning, retaining walls, tie-backs, and soil nails, among others. JWA strives for a reasoned, accurate, and practical solution to structural engineering problems and deficiencies. Principal Structural Engineers Carl H. Josephson, PE, SE and Dan R. Werdowatz PE, SE have been retained as expert witnesses in over 1,500 cases for plaintiff and defense clients, and have provided testimony in deposition or trails on hundreds of occasions. ...

Jeff Lewandowski, D. Eng., P.E. Advanced Hydro Engineering

Walnut Creek, California
Civil Engineering Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Water related system modeling and construction defect analyses, Design and PS&E, Drinking water flow and pressure, Wastewater and sewer backup, Storm water drainage and flooding, Groundwater and seepage, Tidal hydrodynamics, Water pumping and storage, Hydraulic and hydrologic analyses, Irrigation
Dr. Lewandowski is a registered professional engineer in the State of California, and has over 28 years of professional experience in water related systems analysis, modeling and construction defect review, including: Drinking Water Systems – Wide range of project size and experience, from analyzing low water pressure conditions in HOA water distribution systems potentially caused by construction defects to City wide water distribution system master planning of piping, pumping and storage facilities to maintain water pressure and quality. Wastewater Systems – District Engineer services for a Sanitary District, including Master Plan review and development, modeling of peak wet weather flows, and project management of design and construction. Identified causes and resolutions for sewer backup and overflow conditions. Storm Drain Systems – Master planning and water quality modeling studies for numerous agencies, cities and districts, including a tidal hydrodynamic model of a natural...

Michael C Monastra, Captain Monastra Maritime Expert Witness

San Diego , California
Maritime Expert Witness, Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness - Seamanship, Sailing Yachts, Motor Yachts, USCG Navigation Rules, Bareboat Charter contracts and disputes, Racing Rules of Sailing, Jones Act, Injuries, Accidents, Dismastings, Sinkings, Collisions, Allisions, Navigation, Engineering, Boatyard and Insurance Company repairs and disputes.
Professional Sailor since 1989. USCG Licensed Captain since 1990. STCW 95 endorsed for domestic service. World Sailing Group 3 (professional) Competitor since 2004. US Sailing Offshore Safety at Sea certification since 2004. ASA certified Advanced Sailing Instructor since 1992. ASA certified Coastal Navigation Instructor since 1991. ASA certified Bareboat Chartering Instructor since 1991. US Powerboating certified Advanced Powerboating Instructor since 2010. RBPA certified Twin Inboard Powerboating Instructor since 2009. RPBA certified Single Inboard Powerboating Instructor since 2009. RPBA certified Directed Thrust Powerboating Instructor since 2009. Owner San Diego Sailing Academy and San Diego Powerboating Academy established 1989. I am an expert in seamanship, navigation, boathandling, docking, anchoring, mooring, and man overboard recovery techniques as related to large and small sailing and motor yachts.

W Ross Stone, PhD, LFIEEE, FURSI, FCIE

San Diego, California
Telecommunications Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Antennas, Cellular and wireless communications and networks, GSM, UMTS, CMDA, WCDMA, LTE, 3GPP2, 4G, 5G, WiMAX, Wi-Fi, 802.11, UWB, Cell phones, Handsets, Base station, Mobile, RF, Microwave, Millimeter-wave, Propagation, Radar, Direction finding
Dr. Stone has 45+ years experience and is an internationally known expert in antennas, propagation, cellular and wireless communications (GSM, UMTS, CMDA, WCDMA, LTE, 3GPP2, 4G, 5G, WiMAX, Wi-Fi, 802.11, UWB), wireless and telecommunication networks, cell phones, handsets, base station, mobile, RF, HF, VHF, UHF, microwave, and millimeter-wave technologies. He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE, Fellow of URSI, Fellow of the Chinese Institute of Electronics, was Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine (30 years), Editor of URSI Radio Science Bulletin (10+ years), Adjunct Full Professor of Beijing Jiaotong University, author/editor of six books and over 100 journal and conference papers. He provides expert witness services, technical consulting, litigation support services, patent claims and infringement/non-infringement analysis, prior art research, background research, proactive patent analysis, and invention and design consulting in the above areas. He has been retained...

John Tyson, BS, MS, JD, P.E.

Encino, California
Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness, Slip Trip & Fall Expert Witness - 3D Computer Accident Animation and Simulation, Vehicle Accident Reconstruction (Car: Bus: Bicycle: Pedestrian : Truck), Product defect, SAFETY, Stairway and Building Code Analysis, Coefficient of Friction Measurement, Lighting, Machine Guarding, Industrial Accident, Falls, Engineering
Mr. Tyson has over twenty five years full time experience in Accident Reconstruction and Forensic Engineering. He has investigated, analyzed and reconstructed more than six thousand accidents during this period. He has supervised and trained many Engineers and Physicists in the field of Forensic Engineering. He has testified on several hundred occasions on a variety of aspects of accident reconstruction for both plaintiff and defense in depositions, arbitrations, civil and criminal, trials in Municipal and Superior Courts He has been a court appointed expert in numerous criminal trials ranging from traffic accident to First Degree Murder. He has testified for individuals, major insurance companies commercial and fleet businesses. He is a consultant to many Governmental and Municipal agencies including Cities of Los Angeles, Burbank Pasadena, Glendale, Ontario, Santa Monica ,San Gabriel, Ventura , Fountain Valley, Santa Barbara, Calexico, County of Orange and Stat...

Edward L. Fronapfel, MSCE, PE, CBIE, CFCC, EDI, CBCP - Owner of SBSA, Inc. SOLUTIONS BEFORE | SOLUTIONS AFTER

Golden, Colorado
Engineering Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness - Construction defects litigation, property analysis, rehabilitation, design review
Edward L. Fronapfel, MSCE, PE, CBIE, CFCC, EDI, CBCP has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in structural engineering. Ed's a Certified Level 2 Infrared Thermographer, Certified 3rd Party EIFS Inspector, Certified Forensic Claims Consultant, Board Certified Building Inspection Engineer, and Certified Building Commissioning Professional. He is a registered engineer in the States of AL, AZ, CO, FL, GA, KS, LA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NM, NC, ND, OK, OR, SC, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WY.

Matthew J Hartley, BS, LC, MIES Matt Hartley Lighting, LLC

Arvada, Colorado
Engineering Expert Witness, Architecture Expert Witness - Lighting, Illumination, Interior Lighting, Street and Area Lighting, Control Systems, Light Fixture Construction, Lighting Survey, Lighting Installations, Premises Liability Lighting, Security Lighting, Insufficient Lighting, Accident Investigation Lighting
My involvement in the lighting industry spans over 22 years. In this time I have been immersed myself in different facets of the industry including indoor and outdoor lighting, safety and security, lighting and human health, and lighting standards. Since 1999 I have been involved with several standard writing committees within the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America producing over six standard documents. Teaching has been a part of my career since I began in the industry in 1995, teaching to diverse groups from high school students to seasoned lighting professionals. Having a diverse background has allowed me to produce lighting designs, verify compliance, calculations, and photometric and equipment verification in the office. However I have also had field experience with commissioning, field survey and verification, and troubleshooting of field designs and equipment issues. I am available nationwide for your witness needs.

Craig L Moskowitz, PE, MBA, MS CLM Engineering Associates, LLC

Stamford, Connecticut
Premises Liability Expert Witness, Construction Defects Expert Witness - OSHA, construction, slips/trips/falls, storm damage, water intrusion, roofing systems, warranty inspections, civil engineering, structural engineering, building collapse, property condition assessment, building codes, forensic engineering, engineering expert
Since 2010, the President and Managing Member of CLM Engineering Associates, LLC, which concentrates its focus on forensic engineering/expert witness work for the insurance industry and legal community. In addition, we offer construction management, civil engineering and building inspection services. Prior experience includes extensive construction management work on both commercial and residential projects. Performed safety inspections on both civilian and military projects through application of OSHA regulations. Designed drainage systems for the government while an officer with the United States military. Cost estimating for various projects exceeding $500 million. Design document creation and management of high-rise construction in Manhattan. marketplace. Management of telecommunications projects for Verizon in Manhattan including CPM schedule creation and updating. Directed and managed all water distribution system and sewer system work while working as a contractor ...

Irving U. Ojalvo, ScD, PE Technology Associates, LLC

Stamford, Connecticut
Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness, Products Liability Expert Witness - Accident Reconstruction, Biomechanics, Human Factors, Engineering, Failure Analysis, Warnings & Labels, Slip, Trip, Falls, Safety, Automotive, Forensic Science
We maintain a full staff of mechanical, biomechanical, electrical, and civil engineers, allowing us to handle a large variety of cases for attorneys working for both Plaintiffs and Defendants. Most of our engineers have advanced degrees and are licensed professional engineers. To-date, we have helped over 2,000 attorneys and insurance agents settle or try their cases. Our staff has published hundreds of papers, and remains active in publications in the areas of accident reconstruction and safety. We also have engineering staff members serving on national ANSI standards committees, and several of our engineers are active in safety and accident prevention research.

Gerard J. Rauth, PE Landmark Facilities Group, Inc.

Norwalk, Connecticut
Engineering Expert Witness, Failure Analysis Expert Witness - Air Conditioning, Building Inspections, Building Code Analysis, Design Errors & Omissions, Damage Assessments, Fire Suppression Detection & Alarm, HVAC, Heating, Indoor Air Quality, Insurance Investigations, Plumbing, Ventilation
Mr. Rauth is a principal of Landmark Facilities Group, Inc., a Professional Engineering corporation in Connecticut. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in both Mechanical and Fire Protection Engineering and is registered in NY, NJ, CT, DE, PA, VT, ME, & NC. He has 25 years of consulting, design and construction administration experience in mechanical, HVAC, plumbing and fire protection systems for commercial, institutional and high end residential buildings. He is the author of system assessment, failure analysis and damage assessment investigation reports for property owners and insurance companies. He was a member of the NYC Department of Buildings Fire Protection Systems Technical Committee, writing the fire protection section (Chapter 9) of the 2014 NYC Building Code. He has a MS in Fire Protection Engineering with an emphasis in performance based design, forensic engineering, failure analysis, and fire origin and cause investigations using NFPA 921 – Guide for Fire and Explo...

Lawrence Dombrowski, PE Dombrowski Forensic Engineers, PA

Miami, Florida
Engineering Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness - Structural & Civil Engineering, Standard of Care, Construction Accident & Defects, Water Intrusion, Building Collapse, Shoring Failures, Construction Accidents, Trip & Slip & Fall, Coverage, Damages, Cost Evaluation, SCUBA Standards/Accidents, Premise Liability, Assessibility, Threshold Inspection.
Mr. Dombrowski provides investigations, analyses, evaluations, repair recommendations, and expert testimony for design and construction aspects of new and existing construction. Assignments include the analysis/evaluation/expert testimony regarding: Roof and building failures/collapses; shoring and falsework collapses; standard of care for civil and structural engineers; standard of care for threshold and special inspectors; building and infrastructure defects; building envelope water intrusion issues; building envelope materials (e.g., stucco, various siding, brick veneer), finishes, assemblies, and fenestrations; sinkholes, expansive clays, and other geotechnical and foundation (differential movement) issues; materials and products deterioration/failures; construction accidents and falls; construction safety standards; OSHA compliance during construction; premise liability accidents (trips/slips and falls, and other premise accidents); insurance coverage, including d...

Nicholas S. Drivas The Drivas Group,LLC

Orlando, Florida
Aviation & Aerospace Expert Witness, Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness - Airline Operations, Airworthiness, Regulations, Design, FAA, Engineering, Supplemental Type Certificates, Maintenance and Flight Operations, Investigation Analysis, Manufacturing, Certification, Aircraft
Nicholas Drivas is a well-known and respected member of the commercial air transport community. He has held high-level management positions with a number of domestic and foreign air carriers including Southwest Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines and AirTran Airways. He has also worked for engine manufacturer General Electric (GE) in positions focused on engineering, maintenance, reliability, quality and operations. His experience includes the areas of design, certification, production, operations and maintenance. Mr. Drivas is also knowledgeable about the interfaces between and among these various disciplines and regulatory agencies. Mr. Drivas holds both Commercial Instrument Pilot and Airframe & Power Plant technician licenses. He is also a FAA Designated Airworthiness Representative. He has been quoted as an expert in numerous periodicals devoted to the aviation industry. He was invited to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to “benchmark” best practices by re...

Miroslav Mladenovic, P.E. M2E Consulting Engineers

Miami, Florida
Engineering Expert Witness - Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Structural Engineering, and Forensic Engineering
M2E Consulting Engineers is a full service Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Structural Engineering Firm located in South Miami, Florida and services the tri-county area. The Firm specializes in design and forensic engineering services, thus our clients benefit from the combination of those two skill sets. Our constant exposure to construction and development problems in our forensics practice allows us to sharpen our design skills on a daily basis, and our design experience completes our problem solving tools in our forensics tasks. The overall benefit comes in the form of a quality, efficient, and effective design. M2E has a track record of successfully completed real estate projects. The Firm also provides real estate owners, developers, contractors, condominium associations, and management companies throughout the country with plan review, construction observations, due diligence inspections and reporting services. The Firm provides design engineering services to the con...

Rene Portieles II, PE, CEO Epic Forensics & Engineering, Inc.

Lake Worth, Florida
Engineering Expert Witness, Expert Witness Referral Expert Witness

Maureen L Davis, PE Haight Davis & Associates, Inc.

Lawrenceville, Georgia
Engineering Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness - Civil, structural and construction engineering consultant, specializing in the evaluation of construction defects and failures. Provides expert witness testimony for defects, building foundations, roofing systems, drainage concerns, building envelope leaks, structural systems, 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.

Stephen (Steve) T. Hopper, PE Inviscid Consulting, LLC

Marietta, Georgia
Business Operations Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - supply chain, warehouse, warehousing, distribution, logistics, material handling, productivity, automation, industrial engineering, warehouse management system, ecommerce fulfillment, capacity, WMS, TMS, warehouse accident, layout, material flow, labor, safety, software selection, inventory control
Stephen (Steve) T. Hopper, PE, Founder and Principal with Inviscid Consulting, is a supply chain professional with extensive experience planning and streamlining warehousing, logistics, and distribution operations. For more than 30 years, Steve has solved supply chain problems for numerous clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 corporations. He helps his clients drive down operating costs, boost capacity, improve customer service, reduce risk, implement effective supply chain solutions, and enhance the performance of their supply chain resources: people, processes, inventory, facilities, equipment, material handling systems, transportation assets, and supply chain information technology (IT). Steve earned a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering (BIE) degree from The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). He is past president of both the Atlanta chapter of the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE) and the Atlanta chapter of the Warehousing Educ...

Khalid Sorensen, PhD

Mableton, Georgia
Engineering Expert Witness, Intellectual Property Expert Witness - Dynamics, Motion Control, Vibration, Segway, Product Liability, Robotics, Machine Vision, Sensors, Traction, Tire Mechanics, Cranes, Warnings
Fifteen years experience in industrial controls engineering. Founder of industrial motion control and automation company that was acquired in 2013. Currently CTO at a world-class manufacturer of industrial material-handling and robotic systems. Responsible for ongoing product enhancement, developing state-of-the-art motion technology, providing technical oversight for critical projects, and managing intellectual property. Instructor at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Lecture on various mechanical and controls engineering topics including Dynamics, The Design Process, Advanced Motion Control, Mechatronics, Intellectual Property, Warnings. Given invited talks at premiere institutions including MIT, Kumoh National University of Technology, the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, and Hyung Hee University. Named inventor on 2 patents; published 22 refereed journal and conference articles pertaining to industrial motion control and human factors.

Art Palm Mencon LLC

Coeur d Alene, Idaho
Mining Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness - COAL, ENGINEERING, UNDERGROUND, SURFACE. LONGWALL, CONTINUOUS MINING, TRONA, HIGHWALL, MSHA, HARD ROCK, SAFETY, DUST
Registered Professional Engineer in 22 states, Certified Mine Safety Professional, Over 35 years of mine operations experience. Certified MSHA trainer, mine rescue experience, extensive underground and surface engineering, management, and safety background. Providing expert witness services for over 20 years - references are available upon request. Practice nationwide.

Richard D Curtis, PE Curtis Engineering Consulting Services, Inc.

Munster, Indiana
Engineering Expert Witness, Transportation Expert Witness - Railroad, Transit, Freight, Passenger, Vehicle, Design, Railcar, Patent, Management, Accident, Derailment, Breach
Professional Engineer, Consultant and Expert Witness with 40 years of significant contributions in the railroad and rail transit industries. Experience includes design, development, procurement, leasing, operation and maintenance of locomotives, freight cars and rail passenger cars (intercity, commuter, transit & light rail). As an expert witness with both BS and MS degrees in engineering, my years of experience and diversified background have provided a unique background to offer my clients.

Timothy J Dickson, PE, SE Dickson-Schaefer, Ltd.

Indianapolis, Indiana
Engineering Expert Witness, Failure Analysis Expert Witness - Construction defects, water infiltration, storm damage, fire damage, explosion damage, structural collapse, failure of temporary shoring, construction site accidents, roofing failure, windows, handrail failures, masonry, concrete, steel, failure analysis, façade failure
I strive to perform impartial forensic investigations in an efficient manner to help my Clients assess their issue. I prepare concise written reports that provide a solid understanding of the technical aspects of the issue so my Client can make informed decisions. My expert witness experience includes cases dealing with issues such as defective construction, water infiltration, storm/fire/explosion damage assessment, structural collapse, failure of temporary shoring, construction site accidents, roofing failure, improper design and manfacture of windows and handrail failures.

Jeffrey Gladstone, PhD, PE Gladstone Engineering, Inc.

Sioux Center, Iowa
Failure Analysis Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Finite element analysis (FEA), materials, failed hardware, metals, composites, rubber, elastomers, adhesives, marine, sporting goods, industrial products, defense, rockets, aerospace, spacecraft, mechanical structures, pressure vessels, joints, vibration, stress, metal fatigue, collapse, metallurgy
Award winning specialist in structural design development and failure analysis using finite element analysis (FEA). FEA is a computer-aided engineering tool which provides a powerful means to determine why a component or piece of hardware bent, broke, collapsed or otherwise failed. FEA also allows one to virtually stress test a component of a design without need of a physical prototype. 30 years of hands-on experience as a rocket scientist working with NASA on deep space probes, on Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo and on the Atlas V Solid Rocket Booster. Inventor of patented rocket component. Experience working with structures made from metals and non-metallics including composites, elastomers, and adhesives. Projects have involved aerospace hardware as well as the development of industrial, marine, electronics, and sporting goods products. Experienced public speaker.

John C. Pfeiffer, PE Pfeiffer Engineering Co., Inc.

Louisville, Kentucky
Electricity Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Electrical Engineering, Forensic Consulting, Electric Shock, Electrocution, Explosions, Fires, Arson, Machinery Accidents, Equipment Damage, Lightning Damage, Insurance Fraud, control system failures and Software Systems
John C. Pfeiffer, P.E. has a long history in accident investigation and forensic engineering service going back to before the company was founded. As principal engineer, has practiced in the field of forensic engineering since the early 70’s with over 150 investigations completed or still in process. Investigations cover a wide variety of causes from product failure, material properties, and software inadequacies to human errors. Besides assisting in investigations we can help in determining corrective action to prevent the re-occurrence of similar accidents and rebuilding systems afterwords

David C Flettrich, PE David C. Flettrich, A Professional Engineering Corporation

New Orleans, Louisiana
Engineering Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness - Mechanical engineering, Electrical engineering, Control systems engineering, Forensic engineering, Certified indoor environmentalist, Design errors and omissions, Construction defects, HVAC systems, HVAC control systems, Hydronic systems, Moisture intrusion, Mold growth
Mr. Flettrich has fifty-one years experience in (1) the design and retrofit of energy efficient mechanical, electrical, and control (MEC) systems for both new and existing residential, commercial, industrial and institutional facilities with particular emphasis on HVAC, refrigeration, hydronics, controls, energy conservation, and energy management systems (2) problem solving and (3) cause and origin investigations related to poorly performing or problematic building systems. He is a licensed PE in mechanical, electrical and control systems engineering in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. The combination of his multi-disciplined expertise and his extensive background in design and construction uniquely qualifies him as a forensic expert who is capable of performing comprehensive investigations and eliminates, in many instances, the need to retain multiple engineering experts on cases requiring a multi-disciplined investigation.

Ervin L Ritter, PE Ritter Consulting Engineers Ltd.

Lafayette, Louisiana
Engineering Expert Witness, Environmental Expert Witness - Building Mechanical Systems, HVAC Systems Design, HVAC Systems Installation, HVAC Systems Controls, Plumbing Systems Design and Installation, Building Fire Protection systems, Indoor Air Quality, Indoor Environmental Quality, Mechanical Codes , Plumbing Codes, National Fire Protection Codes
Consulting engineer in private practice since 1973 and owner of Ritter Consulting Engineers Ltd. since 1981. Registered to practice in Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia. Deposed and testified in both Federal and State courts. Member of the following professional organizations: ASHRAE AIHA LES NSPE NFPA AIA AEE IBC code IMC code IPC code

Daniel T Gottuk, PhD Jensen Hughes

Baltimore, Maryland
Fire Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Fire Protection Engineering, Arson, Smoke Detection, Fire Alarm, Fire detection, Smoke and CO alarms, forensic engineering, Fire spread analysis, Fire recreation, Origin and cause investigation
Dan Gottuk leads a team of several experts providing expert witness and fire investigation services for a range of specialties associated with fires and explosions. Service areas include: Arson Investigation, Origin & Cause Investigations; Fire Spread Analysis; Fire Modeling; Fire Testing; Building and Fire Code Analysis; Sprinkler Systems; Inadvertent Discharge; Corrosion; Fire Alarm Systems; Smoke Alarms; Carbon Monoxide; Kitchen Hood Suppression; Battery Fires (including Lithium and Lithium Ion); Building Insulation Fires; Spray-Applied Fire-Resistive Materials (SFRM); Structural Fire Protection; Combustible Dust Hazards; Dust Explosions; Laboratory & Evidence Examination. HAI’s professional staff includes fire protection, mechanical, electrical, environmental, systems and chemical engineers. Members of the staff have advanced technical degrees, professional licenses, specialty certifications, and are active in NFPA, SFPE, ICC and others.

Ole E Haaland, PE ANNA Inc.

Annapolis, Maryland
Electrical Engineering Expert Witness, Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness - electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, power plant, nuclear, gas turbine, generator, engineering, relays, design, contractor, commissioning, marine, Electrical Power, Utility, Power, Electrical Generation, Generation
SUMMARY Mr. Haaland has thirty four years experience in power production, design, construction, and commissioning, with 27 years managing people and projects. He is a registered professional engineer in Maryland and held a Senior Reactor Operator’s license at Indian Point #3 Nuclear Power Plant. Experience is in conventional, nuclear, and alternate fuel power plant mechanical and electrical systems management, design, construction, plant outage management, start-up, performance testing, and operation. He has performed as Project Manager, Construction Manager, and Commissioning Manager for several Greenfield power projects. He has successfully engineered, estimated, planned, executed work, and provided troubleshooting services for power plants of varied prime movers. His has been instrumental in meeting contractual and schedule requirements. EDUCATION AND COMMITTIES BSME, New York Institute of Technology, 1980 IEEE-45.1 Shipboard Power Systems – Design Committee ASSOCIATIONS...

Keith C. Madigan, MBA, PE K.C. Madigan & Associates, LLC

Towson, Maryland
Construction Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Construction Defects, Building Codes, Construction Management, Construction Scheduling, Construction Disputes, Green Building, Property Condition Assessments, Property Damage, Building Envelope/Water Intrusion, Standard of Care, Safety, Forensic Engineering, Cause & Origin, Building Inspection
Mr. Madigan has 30+ years experience in the design and construction industry including roles with consultants, contractors, developers, and building owners. He is a licensed professional engineer in NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, DC, VA, WV, NC, SC, GA, TX, IL, MI, FL, CT,and CO. Mr. Madigan also holds the following certifications: CSI-Construction Documents Technologist, ASHRAE-Building Energy Assessment Professional, ASHRAE-Commissioning Process Management Professional, LEED AP-BD+C, and LEED AP O+M. He also maintains industry memberships in NSPE, ASTM, ASCE, ASHRAE, USGBC, and AEE. Mr. Madigan's forensic and expert witness experience has included deposition and trial testimony for a variety of construction defect, property damage, and construction management claims. K.C. Madigan & Associates, LLC has provided specialized engineering, construction management, and facilities management services to design, construction, banking, and legal firms since 2010. Assignments are accepted on a regiona...

Jeffery P McBride, PE EBL Fire Engineering

Baltimore, Maryland
Fire Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Fire Codes, Fire Engineering, Fire and Building Codes, Fire Alarm, Fire Protection, Fire Suppression, Building Fire Protection Systems, Sprinkler System Failures, Building Egress, Fire Protection Codes, Life Safety Codes, Life/Safety

Linwood Scott, Jr., MSEE

Laurel, Maryland
Telecommunications Expert Witness, Technology Expert Witness - RF, Radio Frequency, Wireless, Telecommunications, RF Design, Optimization, Cellular, Geolocation, Engineering, Radio Communications

Frederick G. Aufiero, PE Aufiero Engineering & Consulting LLC

Bedford, Massachusetts
Engineering Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness - Infrastructure and construction industry engineering claims evaluation; Expert Witness Consulting including technical issues and standard of care assessments of engineer/architect performance in utility, roadway, water & sewerage system and building projects; and Project & Business Risk Management.
I have been a practicing consulting engineer since 1967 providing engineering design and construction oversight services to hundreds of public and private sector clients. I have managed hundreds of millions of dollars of construction projects. I have prepared technical specifications and contract documents, cost estimates and resolved claims issues. The expert witness consulting cases I have been retained for include; construction cost disputes, wrongful death vehicular accidents, infrastructure system failures, suits against engineers and architects for faulty design, and personal injury claims. My work has been for both plaintiff and defense attorneys. Typically my work on a case includes document review and analysis, strength and weakness assessment of both parties' positions, report writng and consultation with the case attorney to define my role. A particular area of strength is my ability to write clearly and make complex issues understandable to a reader.

Charles A. Budnick, PLS, CSE, M.ASCE CABCO Consult, Inc.

Clinton, Massachusetts
Engineering Expert Witness, Land Surveying Expert Witness - 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.

Curt M Freedman, PE, CEM, CEA, LEED AP CMF Engineering Inc

Longmeadow, Massachusetts
Engineering Expert Witness, HVAC Expert Witness - HVAC, Carbon-monoxide incidents, HVAC design, Winter Freeze-ups, Pipe failures, Industrial accidents, Appliance malfunctions, Fire sprinkler system malfunctions, Solar panel failures, Electrical equipment failures, Building assessments, Wind/flood damage, Fork lift/machine accident evaluations
Provide professional engineering consulting services for the residential, commercial, and industrial sector. Design, engineer, and construct HVAC systems, plumbing systems, and utility conservation products; boiler and chiller design. Evaluate building mechanical and structural infrastructure. Provide forensic engineering services for attorneys and the insurance industry. Advocate for utility conservation and more equitable electric, natural gas, water, and sewer tariffs. STATES OF ENGINEERING REGISTRATION Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Certified Energy Auditor (CEA), The Association of Energy Engineers. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED® AP), U.S. Green Building Council. Tau Beta Pi (τβπ) ~ Engineering honor society. PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFILIATIONS: ~ Association of Energy Engineers (AEE); ~ The Associati...

Steven W Opolski, MS Atlantic Engineering, Inc.

Ipswich, Massachusetts
Medical Devices Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Stent, Septal Occluder, Medical Devices, Vena Cava, Filter, heart, brain, colon, valve, mitral valve, finite element, FEA, AAA, disposables, nitinol, expert, percutaneous, inventor, failure analysis, surgical instrument, clip, aneurysm clip, stroke, ASTM, cable, strain relief, balloon, wire, EVAR

Robert P. Schifiliti, P.E., FSFPE R.P. Schifiliti Associates, Inc.

Reading, Massachusetts
Fire Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Fire, Smoke & Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detection, Alarms & Signaling Systems, Fire Protection Engineering, Life Safety, Failure Analysis, Fire Prevention, Litigation Support, Audibility, Central Station Reporting, Building & Fire Codes, NFPA Codes & Standards, Inspection, Testing, Maintenance.
Robert P. Schifiliti, P.E., FSFPE, is a licensed fire protection engineer, holds a Master of Science degree in Fire Protection Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and is Board Certified in Forensic Engineering by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE). He has worked in fire protection and prevention since 1979 and has developed expertise and focused his international practice on the design, analysis, and forensic investigation of fire detection, alarm, and signaling systems. Practice areas include: Fire investigation and failure analysis of fire protection systems; Analysis of existing or proposed buildings, sites and systems; Fire protection and prevention educational seminars and programs; Planning and design of fire prevention and protection systems and Emergency Communications Systems. Mr. Schifiliti is a current member and past chair (2006 – 2016) of the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code (NFPA 72) Signaling Systems for the Protection of Life and P...

Richard F Beaubien, PE, PTOE Beaubien Engineering

Troy, Michigan
Engineering Expert Witness, Transportation Expert Witness - Traffic Engineering, Traffic control, Road Safety, Roadway Design, Traffic Impacts, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Traffic Incident Management
Mr. Beaubien knows roads. His 44 years of professional experience include projects in both rural and urban settings: municipal traffic engineering, transportation planning, highway design, traffic system operations, right-of-way acquisition, and Intelligent Transportation Systems. In addition to his extensive project work, he has court testimony experience. Mr. Beaubien is a registered professional engineer in several jurisdictions. He has been certified as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) by the Transportation Professional Certification Board, Washington, D.C. He currently chairs the Metro Detroit Incident Management Coordinating Committee, is a Past-President of the Intelligent Transportation Society of Michigan, and is a past International President of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. As frequent public speaker on traffic safety topics, Mr. Beaubien takes high-level traffic engineering concepts and communicates those in layman’s terms. ...

Robert E. Burnham, PE Burnham Engineering Associates, LLC

Lathrup Village, Michigan
Engineering Expert Witness, Products Liability Expert Witness - Failure Analysis, Automotive Design Analysis, Hazard Communication, OSHA Compliance/Industry Standards, Warning Labels, Machine Guarding, Safety of Robotic Installations, Stamping Presses, Injection Molding Presses, Backhoes and Loaders, Industrial Accidents, Industrial and Appliance Fluid Leaks
Robert Burnham, MSE, PE, has 30+ yrs. experience in engineering analysis supporting more than 200 litigation cases. State Licensed Professional Engineer since 1980. Product Design senior engineer and senior manager for design and test of automotive body, electrical, and mechanical components and complete vehicles. In-plant quality manager, Senior Manufacturing Engineer and in-plant Senior Engineer of Manufacturing Process Analysis, including metal stamping presses, assembly processing and robotic welding equipment, injection molding presses, and plastic mold designs. 11 patents. 27 years Adjunct Professor in Manufacturing Engineering, Schoolcraft College. Investigation of mechanical design defects, product and design failure analysis, patent disputes, products liability, product defects. Vice President of Design and Manufacturing Engineering for 3 major corporations. Analysis of machine guarding provisions, operator safeguarding, OSHA compliance, compliance with industry-st...

James M. Miller, PE, PhD J.M. Miller Engineering, Inc.

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Engineering Expert Witness, Warnings & Labels Expert Witness - Accident Reconstruction, Agriculture, Automotive, Chemical Hazards (Asbestos, Diacetyl, etc.), Explosions, Electrical, Environmental, Hazard Communication, Human Factors, Instructions, Labels, Warnings, OSHA, Premise Liability, Product Liability, Vapes and E-cigarettes, Battery Fires, Child Safety
Dr. Miller is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Michigan and a registered professional engineer and consultant with over 35 years of experience as an expert witness. He specializes in warnings, labeling, and instruction manuals, consumer product design, process safety, explosions and fire science, chemical hazards (diacetyl, asbestos, benzene, etc.), machine guarding, vehicle visibility, tractor egress/ingress, slip and fall prevention, recreational vehicles (ATVs, boats, and personal watercraft), and compliance with safety standards (OSHA, MSDS, CPSC, ANSI, ASTM, UL, etc.) Miller Engineering also has a staff with degrees in the Mechanical, Chemical, Agricultural, Industrial, and Human Factors fields of engineering. Recently, Dr. Miller has been handling cases involving battery fires, particularly with respect to e-cigarettes, vaporizers, or "vapes". Dr. Miller has authored a chapter titled "Hazard Communication and Right-to-Know: Regulatory Issues" in the Safety E...

James J Valenta, PE, MSCE, FITE

Dexter, Michigan
Engineering Expert Witness, Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness - Highway Construction Zones, Hydroplaning Crashes, Crash Forensics, Roadway Design, Highway Clear Zones, Road Maintenance Defects, Traffic Safety, Traffic Controls, Pavement Markings, Guardrails, Pedestrians, Bicycles,
Over 43 years experience in highway safety research, highway design, roadway maintenance defects, traffic safety and accident reconstruction. Expert in over 90 lawsuits including hydroplane and wet weather crashes, construction zone and intersection collisions.

Philip Isaak, PE, P.Eng., DCDC, RCDD, SMIEEE Isaak Technologies, Inc.

Victoria, Minnesota
Information Technology Expert Witness, Telecommunications Expert Witness - Cloud Computing, Computer, Construction Claims, Contracts, Data Center, Engineering, Fiber Optic, Forensic Engineering, Internet, Intellectual Property, Life Safety, Network, Operations, Outsourcing, Project Management, Service Level Agreement, Systems Implementation, Telecom, Trade Secret
Professional Engineer, Certified Data Center Design Consultant & Registered Communications Distribution Designer with 20+ years as a design & operations consultant & training provider with a focus in the data center, telecommunications & networking industries. International expertise in 28 countries across 6 continents, encompassing data center facilities, power, cooling, networking infrastructure, fiber optic & copper network cabling, IT & Telecom systems and services, implementing enterprise, colocation & cloud service strategies. Publications & Awards ♦ANSI/BICSI 002, Data Center Design & Implementation Best Practices Standard, Author/Editor ♦ANSI/BICSI 009, Data Center Operations Standard, Chair/Author/Editor ♦Data Center Handbook, Wiley Publishing One of 50 Subject Matter Experts from around the world that authored the content, providing the fundamentals, technologies, and best practices in designing, constructing & managing mission critical, energy efficient data ...

Lamar T. Hawkins, PE, JD PEG, Inc.

Jackson, Mississippi
Engineering Expert Witness, Premises Liability Expert Witness - Civil Engineering, Fall Protection, Construction, Analysis, Industrial Safety including OSHA and NFPA. See www.peginc.biz for Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geo technical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering.
PEG, Inc. offers consultation and expert testimony in many specialized areas, such as the following: Accident Reconstruction & Investigations Building Codes Concrete Failures Construction & Environmental Construction Equipment Accidents Construction Safety & Related Codes Cooling Towers & Hydraulics Electrical Engineering Excavation, Blasting & Trenching Exhibit Reconstruction & Investigations Fall Protection Highway & Transportation Problems Mechanical Engineering Metallurgy & Welding / Failure Studies OSHA Issues Paints, Coatings & Lead Abatement Premise Liability Product Failure & Liability Issues Safety Issues (Construction, Industrial & Product) Slips, Trips & Falls Software Engineering Studies Structural Steel & Building Failure Studies

Christopher E. Janson, MS, CSP, CHMM Haines, Janson & Associates LLC

St. Louis, Missouri
Safety Expert Witness, Premises Liability Expert Witness - 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.

David J. Marne, PE Marne and Associates, Inc.

Missoula, Montana
Engineering Expert Witness, Electricity Expert Witness - NESC, National Electrical Safety Code, OSHA, Power, Power line, High voltage, High-voltage, voltage, substation, overhead, underground, line, transmission, distribution, work rule, code handbook, electrical code handbook, electrical codes, GO95, GO128, GO165, GO 95, GO 128, GO 165, electric utility
David J. Marne, P.E. is a registered professional electrical engineer. Mr. Marne is the author of McGraw-Hill’s National Electrical Safety Code® (NESC®) Handbook and is a nationally recognized speaker on the NESC®. He serves on NESC® Subcommittee 4, Overhead Lines – Clearances. He is company president and senior electrical engineer for Marne and Associates, Inc. in Missoula, Montana where he specializes in National Electrical Safety Code® (NESC®) training, OSHA training, engineering design training, and expert witness services related to the NESC®, OSHA, and California's Standards GO95, GO128, and GO165. Mr. Marne has over 30 years of experience in the utility industry engineering and managing transmission and distribution line projects, substation projects, electrical system planning studies, joint use (power and communication) projects, and providing training and expert witness services.

Thomas W. Caldwell, PE Summit Associates of Bedford, LLC

Bedford, New Hampshire
Metallurgy Expert Witness, Failure Analysis Expert Witness - Design Defects, Material Selection, Engineering, Manufacturing Defects, Manufacturing, Quality Control, Mechanical Failure, Corrosion, Fitness for Use, Equipment Operation, Equipment Maintenance, Trade Secrets
Testifying and consulting expert for both plaintiff and defense counsel. Cases have involved hand tools, recreational and exercise equipment, fire fighting apparatus, rotating machinery, construction hardware, fasteners, joints, piping, tubing, lighting fixtures. 40+ yrs designing, manufacturing and quality assurance of components for consumer & industrial products including safety and performance-critical applications for aircraft, automotive safety systems, medical products, construction machinery, defense arms and munitions. Mr. Caldwell has testified in patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation cases. He has lectured in the USA, Europe and India on manufacturing premium quality metal products. He has published in the areas of batteries, materials selection and materials processing. Licensed Professional Engineer, Ohio. US Patent holder.

Karl R Leinsing, PE ATech Designs, Inc.

Dover, New Hampshire
Medical Devices Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - intravenous, IV, SmartSite, needlefree, needleless, valves, mitral valve, finite element analysis, FEA, expert, disposables, AAA, nitinol, pumps, percutaneous, mitral valve repair, suture locker, stents, hernia, staplers, fasteners, plastics, polymers, inventor, failure analysis, knitting, textiles
Award winning nationally recognized medical device product development engineer. Experience in cardiovascular (AAA stents, mitral valve repair, heart remodeling, vascular assist devices), intravenous IV disposables & pumps, syringes, surgical instruments, minimally invasive instruments, RF endometrial ablation, medical textiles, knitting, weaving, percutaneous devices, endoluminal devices, hernia repair, implants, animal studies, laparoscopic staplers, laparoscopic devices, medical grade plastics, polymers, manufacturing, prototypes, clinical studies, testing, FDA, GMP, and inspection.

Richard F. Lynch, PhD Lynch & Associates, Inc.

Wyckoff, New Jersey
Metallurgy Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Metallurgical failure analysis & test interpretation for the legal profession. Expert witness/consultant on material failures, corrosion, product failure & specifications

Robert Malanga, PE Fire & Risk Engineering

Long Valley, New Jersey
Fire Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Fire protection engineering, forensic fire analysis, fire reconstruction, fire and building codes, fire, fire cause & origin, fire engineering, fires, fire investigations, fire safety, fire sprinklers, explosions.
Robert Malanga, P.E., President and CEO, holds degrees in Fire Protection Engineering as well as in Technology Management and the electrical/electronics field. Mr. Malanga is a licensed Professional Engineer in multiple jurisdictions, as well as a Board Certified Diplomate in Forensic Engineering, a Council of Engineering & Scientific Specialty Board (CESB) Member. For over 28 years, Mr. Malanga has dedicated his career to fire protection engineering, life safety and risk management. As a result, Mr. Malanga is a highly respected professional, who is well-experienced in analyzing the development and spread of fires/explosions as well as evaluating the design and performance of fire protection systems.

David H Darnel, CCE, JD MedProductsLaw, Inc.

Middletown, New York
Medical Devices Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Patient Safety, Medical Devices, Accident Investigations, Failure Analysis, Preventive Maintenance, Biomedical Engineering, Clinical Engineering, , Joint Commission Compliance, Medical Equipment Repair, Surgical Equipment, Patient Monitors, Defibrillators, Anesthesia Machines
30 years in-Hospital, hands-on, experience investigating medical device incidents in academic medical centers. Certified Clinical Engineer consulting in medical equipment management, patient safety, FDA, Joint Commission compliance audits. Perform accident investigations involving patient injuries, equipment defects, maintenance and operator error. Lectured at National Meetings. 20 years teaching experience. Expert Witness.

Irving U. Ojalvo, ScD, PE Technology Associates, LLC

New York, New York
Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness, Products Liability Expert Witness - Engineering, biomechanics, animation, automotive, human factors, accident reconstruction, low speed collisions, animation, machinery, safety, warnings, falls, ladders, construction, golf carts, parking lots
My staff of Mechanical, Civil and Electrical engineers have helped over 2,000 attorneys pursue their cases. All of our engineers hold advanced degrees from top-rated universities and are licensed professional engineers. Several members of our staff are current or retired university professors. We have engineers that are currently active on two ANSI national standards committees (A14/Ladders and Z130/Golf Carts), and several of our engineers are currently involved in research and publication in accident reconstruction and safety.

Steven Pietropaolo, MS, P.E., CFEI, CFII, FACFEI, CFC, CFPE LGI Forensic Engineering, PC

North White Plains, New York
Engineering Expert Witness, Forensic Science Expert Witness - Forensic Engineering, Explosions, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Product Liability, Fires, Fire Protection, Appliances, Construction, Building Defects, Failure Analysis, Laboratories & Testing, Building Defects, Plumbing
Steven Pietropaolo has a Bachelor Degree of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Manhattan College. Mr. Pietropaolo is a Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of New York, amongst many others. He is a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, a Certified Fire Investigator Instructor, a Certified Forensic Consultant and Certified Forensic Professional Engineer. He is a Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute. He is Board Certified in Forensic Engineering by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers. He has 29 years of hands on engineering experience including electrical, mechanical, materials, safety, human factors, fire protection, and construction. He has knowledge of codes and standards used in construction and industry including building codes and safety codes. He is an expert in investigating and opining on New York State Labor Law cases (§200, §240(1) and §241(6)) involvi...

John M Walker, CEng,CMarEng,FIMarEST, SAMS AMS Braemar Technical Services

New York, New York
Maritime Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Marine, Ship, Shipyard, Ship building, ship repair, maintenance, repair, Yacht, super yacht, Boilers, Turbines, Bunkers, Salvage, Hull, Machinery, Cruise Ship, Maritime, accident investigation, root cause analysis, bunkers, fuel, lubricants, failure analysis, ISM, SOLAS, classification society, product liability,
Has acted as an expert for shipowners, engine manufacturers and insurance Underwriters in several high profile marine and energy casualties, both in the United States and worldwide. • Experienced Marine Engineer and Chartered Engineer(CEng), Surveyor and Consultant with 24 years in the marine industry • In depth experience of project management, fleet maintenance and new construction; cruise ships, mega yachts and refrigerated cargo ships • Design and construction planning of marine power plants and propulsion systems • Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (FIMarEST) SPECIALIST KNOWLEDGE: • Cruise ships and super yachts; new building and repair management • Casualty Investigation • Root cause analysis of major incidents and failures • Diesel electric and pod propulsion • Gas turbines propulsion, large crosshead type diesel engines, medium and high speed diesels • Refrigerated cargo ships / cellular container ships • Pre purcha...

Neil Wexler, PhD, PE, NSPE Wexler Associates Consulting Engineers

New York, New York
Structural Engineering Expert Witness, Construction Defects Expert Witness - Building Inspections, Demolition, Access Agreements, Adjacent Construction Review, Property Protection, Catastrophe Response, Expert Witness Testimony, Fungal Origin, Property Damage Investigations, Seismic Vibration Analysis, Structural Damages Evaluation , Structural Analysis Review, Engineering
Neil Wexler PhD, PE is the president of Wexler Associates established in 1984. Mr. Wexler has over 34 years of experience and is licensed in 10 different states (NY, NJ, CT, OH,GA, PA, MD, FL, MI) Forensic Engineering Professional Competence: Civil/Structural Engineering and Construction Forensics - Expert Consulting, Witness; Insurance Claims (Analysis/Preparation) Peer Reviews Condition/Vulnerability/Damage Assessment & Failure Analysis - Buildings, Towers & Chimneys, Cranes, Earth-Retaining Structures, Foundations, Slabs & Pavements; Instrumentation & Monitoring Construction/Installation Defects/Accidents - Effect of Demolition, Pile Driving, and Trenching on Existing Facilities; Cracking and Settlement Damage; Water Intrusion; Contract Disputes Code Compliance; Errors and Omissions; Standards of Care Building & Support-Structure Analysis/Design/Construction - Residential, Commercial and Industrial, Blast & Fire-Resistant Installations, Equipment/Piping Support Structures, ...

Frederick G. Heath Heath and Associates

Asheville, North Carolina
Equipment & Machinery Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Lifts, hoists, jacks, cranes, hydraulics, fork lifts, scissors lifts, industrial machines, safety
Drawing on 40 years of engineering, manufacturing and management experience, Heath and Associates provides forensic engineering services and litigation support relating to lifting equipment (lifts, cranes, jacks and hoists) industrial machines, manufacturing tools, material handling equipment and rigging hardware.

Gary R Allen, PhD Gary Allen Consulting Inc

Euclid, Ohio
Engineering Expert Witness, Intellectual Property Expert Witness - Lighting, Patent, Infringement, Physics, Optics, Product, LED, Electronic, Light Bulb, Circadian, Color Science, Photometric
Dr. Gary Allen is an independent consultant available as an Expert Witness for Litigation; Consulting; Prior Art and IP Landscape analysis; Patent and Claim Strategy and Analysis. Upon retirement from GE Lighting in 2016, I had the most issued US Patents of any active employee - now 70 total, with many more pending. In addition to 10 years' experience in Nuclear Fusion research, I have 33 years' experience developing technology and products related to LED Lamps and Luminaires, Optics, Thermals, Electronics, Spectral Tailoring and Color-enhanced Lighting, Human-centric Lighting, and legacy lamp technologies, including: Metal Halide, CMH, LFL, Halogen, and Automotive. Since retirement, I'm also expert in Algae Cultivation with LEDs for Carbon Sequestration, Circadian Lighting for Alzheimer's, and Horticultural Lighting. Although I have only a single trial experience so far, my client-attorney, having served at 200 trials, praised me as a "natural" on the stand - reference available...

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

Columbus, Ohio
Human Factors Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - 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 25 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 Professio...

Scott A. Vura, PE Osborn Engineering

Cleveland, Ohio
Engineering Expert Witness, Civil Engineering Expert Witness - Civil Engineering, Storm Drainage, Site Development, Grading, Underground Utilities, Athletic Fields, Stadiums, Detention Basins, Construction Claims, Pavement, Roadway, Culverts
Mr. Vura has participated in over a dozen cases in the last 5 years. He is a Registered Professional Civil Engineer in AL, AZ, AR, CO, GA, FL, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, MI, MO, NE, NJ, NM, NY, NV, NC, OH, PA, RI, SC, TX, VA, WV, WI. Employed at Osborn Engineering since 1997. Responsibilities have included civil engineering management, design, plan and specification preparation, feasibility studies and construction inspection. Project experience includes utilities – waterlines, sanitary & storm sewers – site development, storm water analysis and detention/retention basin sizing and athletic fields.

Robert A Durham, PhD, PE THEWAY Labs

Tulsa, Oklahoma
Failure Analysis Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Fire, Engineering Mechanical, Engineering Electrical, Building Inspection, Construction, Electricity, Electronics, Laboratories & Testing, Investigation, Products Liability, Plumbing, Forensic Science

The TASA Group, Inc., Expert Referral Over 10,000 Categories of Technical and Medical Experts

Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
Expert Witness Referral Expert Witness - Accounting, Automotive, Biomechanics, Computers, Construction, Employment, Engineering, Intellectual Property, Medical, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Safety, Security. All relevant advanced degrees. Experts available locally and nationally.
The TASA Group's skilled referral advisors match your criteria with topflight local, regional, & national independent consulting and testifying experts. We offer over 11,000 expertise categories, including 1000+ medical specialties. TASA provides targeted referrals, forwards resumes, and arranges your initial expert phone interviews. Save valuable time. **You can also request one of our indispensable expert background research products: the Challenge History Report 2.0, which details the challenges to an expert's testimony or credentials; the Professional Sanction Search, which relays sanctions brought against experts by their professional associations and licensing boards; and the Expert Witness Profiler, the most comprehensive background report available, that includes references on social media, memberships, publications, education, challenged testimony, and much more. **The TASA Group also offers free expert witness-led webinars (CLE-eligible in certain states) relevant to you...

Chuck Dutill, PE, DFE Heritage Technical Services, Inc.

West Chester, Pennsylvania
Environmental Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Hydrology, Flooding, Wastewater Treatment, Septic Systems, Sewer Systems, Sanitary Sewage, Groundwater, Stormwater Management, Drainage, Runoff, Water Mains, Backups, Mold, Wells, Hydrogeology, Storm Sewers, Hydraulics, Erosion, Drinking Water, Air Quality, Water Quality, Detention, Maintenance
Nationwide experience as hydrologist, environmental engineer, and civil engineer, including for construction, operations, design, inspections, floodplains, contamination, toxicity, hazardous waste, spills, grading, remediation, pollution, sinkholes, health and safety, pumping, modeling, odors, soils, dams, regulations, combined sewers, overflows, aquifers, water distribution, water treatment, hydraulic fracturing, Standard of Care, sedimentation, hydroplaning, wetlands, landfills, monitoring, infiltration/inflow, and metering. Forensic cases for Mr. Dutill have comprised federal and state courts, and include damages from approximately $25,000 to approaching $1 billion, with most between $100,000 to $5M. As indicated in feedback from attorneys on expert witness cases, some of the strengths of Mr. Dutill include understandable guidance, responsiveness, timeliness, communication, effective report writing, strong testimony (including on cross), efficiency, organization, and assistance ...

Robert O Peruzzi, PhD, PE R. Peruzzi Consulting, Inc.

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Electronics Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Integrated Circuits (ICs), Patent Infringement, Mixed-Signal, Analog, Radio Frequency (RF), Signal-Processing, Analog-to-Digital (A/D), Digital-to-Analog (D/A), Control Systems, Semiconductor, System on Chip, SOC
My sub-specialty within the broad category of electrical engineering is with integrated circuits (or complete systems) used for signal-processing, which • Detect signals from a sensor (e.g. antenna, microphone etc. • Amplify, filter, then convert to digital • Process further in the digital domain • Convert the result back to the analog domain for further processing, and/or • Deliver the final output to an actuator (e.g. antenna, speaker, video display, heater control-switch etc.). Examples of these systems are • Mobile and cell phones • Recording and retrieving systems for disk drives or tape • Radio transmitters/receivers and their building blocks such as low noise amplifiers, filters, automatic gain control and frequency mixers (down-converters, up-converters) • Audio amplifiers • Audio recording/reproduction systems • Heat, ventilation and air conditioning controllers • Data transmitting/receiving systems such as serializer/de-serializers (SERDES)

Timothy J. McCoy, PhD, PE McCoy Consulting, LLC

Box Elder, South Dakota
Engineering Expert Witness, Maritime Expert Witness - Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, Ship, Boat, Systems Engineering, Control Systems, Electric Power, Propulsion, Shipyard, Shipbuilding, Failure Analysis, Intellectual Property
I provide technical expertise to the marine, naval and power systems industries. With over 33 years experience working in government, industry and academia, my knowledge includes ship design, shipbuilding, power systems, control systems, marine engineering, ship repair, ship operations, program management as well as education and training. I have worked on several shipbuilding programs in various stages from concept level design through detail design and lead ship construction. I am also experienced with technology development from academic research through prototyping, system integration and test, and fleet introduction. I have completed root cause analyses for failed equipment and ship damage events. I served in the US Navy for 22 years and was also on the faculty at MIT where I taught graduate courses in ship design and systems engineering. An honorably discharged disabled veteran, I am Fellow of the IEEE, member of ASNE, SNAME, a Licensed Professional Engineer and have pub...

James D. Wamble, PE, RLS Wamble & Associates, PLLC

Nashville, Tennessee
Engineering Expert Witness, Land Surveying Expert Witness - Civil Engineering, Land Surveying, Land Condemnation, Eminent Domain, Land Use Planning, Real Estate Development, Drainage, Site Design, Subdivision, Zoning, Highway Design, Concept Design
Over thirty years experience as a professional engineer serving as expert witness in condemnation, land use, survey and general civil engineering lawsuits. I specialize in land use planning, civil engineering and land surveying for development projects involving the design of roads, drainage, subdivisions, apartments, condominiums, shopping centers and all types of commercial site plans.

Isaac M. Aboulafia, PE MECX

Houston, Texas
Environmental Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Hazardous Waste, Contamination, Soil Remediation, Groundwater Remediation, Vapor Intrusion, Site Assessment, Environmental Engineering, Toxic Waste, Environmental Liability, Chlorinated Solvents, Solvents, Environmental Design
Specializing in environmental remediation feasibility evaluation, design, testing, cost estimating, implementation and construction of soil and groundwater remediation projects. He has expertise in soil and groundwater remediation projects utilizing innovative technologies such as in-situ chemical oxidation, enhanced soil vapor extraction, hydraulic removal/control and complex engineered excavations. Mr. Aboulafia has vast experience in performing environmental due diligence and compliance assessments/audits identifying and quantifying environmental liabilities at sites including chemical manufacturing facilities, manufacturing plants, governmental facilities, commercial shopping centers/restaurants/offices, multi-family residential properties and vacant land. He has designed and implemented scores of site characterization projects to quantify the extent of affected soil and groundwater. Mr. Aboulafia has vast experience in negotiating environmental issues with regulators and within...

Angela Chakravarti-Shah

Bellaire, Texas
Automotive Engineering Expert Witness, Manufacturing Expert Witness - Quality, Root Cause Analysis, Valves, Design, Engineering, Castings/Forgings, Welding, Quality Systems/ISO9001, Plastics, Toyota, Lean Manufacturing, CE/PED, CRN
Angela Shah has 19 years of experience in various manufacturing industries (stamping, welding, automotive assembly and parts, plastics/molding, castings/forgings, paint, and valves). She has been involved in Quality, Design, Supply Chain, Operations, New Product and Process Development, Safety/Ergonomics, and Process Engineering. She has over 12 years of automotive experience in Quality at Toyota Motor Manufacturing where she managed the launch of the Lexus RX 350 (the first Lexus made outside of Japan) from design concept to mass production. She has had success in accurate root cause analysis (design vs manufacturing) product/vehicle failures. The vehicle won JD Power Platinum award for quality within a year of mass production. She continued to practice TPS principles for successful root cause analysis of product failures in other industries (including manufacturing in China, India, Low Cost Countries).

John W Ely Ely and Associates Corp

Houston, Texas
Oil and Gas Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Well Completions, Hydraulic Fracturing, Technical Expertise, Fracturing Fluids, Cementing and Acidizing.
John holds more than a dozen patents and has more than 75 publications, including a book titled "Stimulation Treatment Handbook/ An Engineer's Guide to Quality Control". He is also a contributing author to the 1989 issue of the S.P.E. monograph on hydraulic fracturing (Recent Advances in Hydraulic Fracturing), writing chapters on hydraulic fracturing fluids and fracture fluid selection. The new SPE fracturing monograph, coming out soon, will have Ely's chapter on hydraulic fracturing fluids. His expertise is in fracture design, implementation and also extensive knowledge on equipment and rig-up. Ely testified and served as an expert witness for more than 31 years including state commision hearings, depositions, trial, and arbitration.

Ray G. Helmer, PE Helmer Engineering, Inc.

Houston, Texas
Engineering Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness - Civil engineering, traffic engineering, highways, hydroplaning, airports, hydrology, floods, water, sewer, construction defects, vehicular accidents, construction accidents, hurricanes, concrete floor slabs
Highway engineering, pavements, sight distance, traffic engineering, traffic control, signals, hydroplaning, accidents (automobile, train, pedestrian), airports, FAA standards, hydrology, flooding, sewers, overflows, water treatment, distribution, foundation failure, structural damage, plumbing, leaks, water intrusion, buildings, construction accidents, defects, delays, disputes, hurricanes, Katrina, Rita, tornado, tropical storms, erosion, landslides, storm water pollution

Craig Koehn, P.E. EBE/I-ENG-A

Houston, Texas
Engineering Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness - Mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, plumbing engineering, engineering design, fire investigation, fire protection, fire alarm.
Qualified and experienced MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing) engineer with expertise in design and construction. Member of the Investigative Engineers Association.

Morris J. Mach, CSP Powerline Safety & Training

Bastrop, Texas
Engineering Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness - Power Lines, Linemen, Power Line Training, High Voltage, Lineman Accidents, Power Line Safety, Electrical Burns, Electrocution, Electrical Contacts, High Voltage Flashes, Power Line Fires, Accident Reconstruction, Broken Poles, Electrical Accidents
Electrical lineman and supervisor with 20+ years experience in power line industry. Developed lineman safety and training programs.

Joseph B. Michels, Ph.D., P.E., C.P.L. Solomon Bruce Consulting LLC

Fort Worth, Texas
Business Operations Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Warehousing, Transportation, Sourcing, Logistics, Inventory Control, Aviation Logistics, Aviation, Military Logistics, Trucking, Business Operations
Dr. Michels is a licensed professional industrial engineer. He has led organizations in major metal manufacturing operations, responsible for over 1700 vehicles in fleets to include all types of vehicles-- long haul trucks, local delivery trucks and freight line trucks, watercraft. He has managed over 2 Million square feet of industrial and warehouse space in the Arctic, Pacific and the United States. He has testified in state and federal courts on supply chain matters. He was the Dean of the College of Business at Montana State University-Billings, as well as the Dean, School of Systems and Logistics, Air Force Institute of Technology, Dayton, Ohio. He is certified by SOLE, the International Society of Logistics as a Certified Professional Logistician. He is Defense Acquisition Worker Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level 3 certified in Acquisition Logistics. He is a board member of the Long Star Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association. He is the co-chair of the...

Charles A. Nettleman, III, PhD, Esq, PLS Nettleman Land Consultants, Inc.

Corpus Christi, Texas
Land Surveying Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - land survey, land surveying, Land Surveyor, Geomatics, Title, Boundary, Easement, Riparian, Littoral, Real Property, GIS, LIS, Surveyor, Geospatial, GIS, UAS, survey, negligence, engineer
Dr. Tony Nettleman, licensed surveyor and licensed attorney, has been teaching university courses, lecturing to surveyors, authoring textbooks, and helping land owners solve land-related disputes for almost 20 years. Tony has been helping real property owners, attorneys and surveyors resolve boundary, easement, title, riparian, negligence and fees issues for over 16 years with a consultation role in over 100 cases. Additionally, Tony teaches 10 university courses-per-year, lectures over 10 times per year for licensed surveyors and attorneys, publishes three surveying textbooks, authors various peer-review publications. He also volunteers at the international, national, state and university-level.

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

Lubbock, Texas
Engineering Expert Witness, Metallurgy Expert Witness - 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,...

Gerald Roy Spencer, PE Spencer Engineers, Inc.

Houston, Texas
Construction Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - EXPERT WITNESS AND FORENSIC ENGINEER HVAC, Electrical Power, Lighting, Medical Gases, Fuel and Plumbing Systems Engineering Expert Construction Contract Administration Expert Forensic Engineer for mechanical and electrical problems Final US Government Construction Cost Estimating Expert.
Mechanical Engineer of Record responsible for the design and the construction of HVAC, Laboratory Utilities, Natural Gas, Medical Gases & Plumbing Systems Electrical Engineer of Record responsible for the design and the construction of Interior and Exterior Lighting Design, Interior Electrical Power Distribution, Exterior Power Distribution to Class 35kV, Large Un-interruptible Power Systems, Large Emergency Parallel Power Generation Systems to 11.4 mVA, Electrical Power reliability and quality Analysis, Harmonic and other irregular electrical current analysis with remedial correction recommendations and designs for corrective modifications to eliminate operational problem occurrences caused by electrical power quality. Refer to: http://www.spencerae.com/expert%20witness.htm for additional information Gerald Spencer is very believable as an expert witness. His technical expertise along with his sincere honest appearance, his spontaneity, his forthright manner, his ab...

Brandon W. Erickson, PE, SE Erickson Structural Consulting Engineers, PC

Vancouver, Washington
Engineering Expert Witness, Failure Analysis Expert Witness - Structural engineering, Structural forensics, Construction defects evaluation/repair, Structural design errors assessment, Structural code review, Seismic evaluation/upgrades, Building collapse/failures, Structural repair design, Structural condition assessments, Fire & deterioration assessments
Mr. Erickson’s practice focuses upon: forensic investigations of building structures; assessment of structural construction defects and design errors; assessment and remediation design of distressed building structures; structural analyses of existing buildings; evaluation of insurance claims involving structural loss; design of structural renovations and modifications to existing buildings; seismic evaluation and rehabilitation of existing structures. Mr. Erickson also maintains an office in Kihei, Hawaii.

Dale M Gumz, PE Inductive Engineering

Cadott, Wisconsin
Engineering Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness - Accident Reconstruction, Products Liability, Slip, Trip & Fall, Agriculture, Human Factors
Over 40 years of engineering, safety, manufacturing and farm experience. Our firm is associated with several other engineering firms with a broad range of skills, with both practical and academic experience. My experience includes: equipment design, equipment use and misuse, safeguarding devices design, warnings design, work procedures and safety responsibilities.

Paul D Terpstra, PE Innalytical Solutions Inc.

Janesville, Wisconsin
Engineering Expert Witness, Manufacturing Expert Witness - Machine Design, Mechanical Engineering, Finite Element Analysis, FEA, Automation, Equipment, Assembly Processes, Electro-mechanical, Industrial Equipment, Machinery
Licensed in WI and IL. Trained in forensic engineering.
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