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Robert A Durham, PhD, PE THEWAY Labs

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
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Paul Chen PC Squared Consultants

Bentonville, Arkansas
Laboratories & Testing Expert Witness, Products Liability Expert Witness - Consumer products, product liability, product safety, Consumer Product Safety Commission CPSC, regulatory compliance, quality control, quality assurance, product lab testing, Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act CPSIA, inspection, audits, failure analysis, physical mechanical, chemicals, retail
Paul Chen is a consumer product (non-food) safety, regulatory and retail compliance, quality assurance and control, 3rd party lab testing / inspection / auditing, CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission), CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act) consultant and expert. He is on-call 24/7 and speaks Chinese fluently. Mr. Chen has over 16 years of experience in the consumer products industry, most recently for the Product Safety & Compliance division at Walmart Stores, Inc. He was responsible for managing the regulatory compliance testing and auditing programs / policies / procedures / protocols / practices for general merchandise (non-food) items offered for sale in the Walmart, Walmart.com, Sam's Club, samsclub.com, and Puerto Rico formats. In addition to being employed with the world's largest retailer (and company), Mr. Chen was also previously employed with Intertek, a global 3rd party test lab and QA/QC service provider and various consumer product companies and manufa...
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Robert N. Anderson, PhD, PE, PI RNA Consulting, Inc.

Los Altos Hills, California
Failure Analysis Expert Witness, Metallurgy 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, manufacture...
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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, construction defects, claims, injury, mechanical, design, energy management, design errors, failure analysis
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.
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Christopher A. Gayner, MSME Expert Reconstruction Company LLC

Santa Barbara, California
Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness, Biomechanics Expert Witness - Human Factors, Occupant Dynamics, Automotive Safety, Seat Belts, Airbags, Failure Analysis, Restraint Systems, Crashworthiness, Collision Analysis, Accident Causation, Accident Avoidance, Transportation, Crash Data Retrieval, Total Station Surveys, Animation, Simulation, Transportation, Vehicle
Expert Reconstruction Company LLC offers complete traffic accident reconstruction consulting and expert witness services. High quality scientifically based accident analyses for the litigation community on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants throughout California and the United States. Consulting on matters involving automobiles, trucks, tractor-trailers, buses, trains, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians. We are retained for both civil and criminal matters. Our loyal client base banks on our 30+ years of professional experience to address a wide variety of technical accident issues. CEO and Senior Engineer, Christopher Gayner, holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and he is an ACTAR certified Accident Reconstructionist. Please Call 888-687-1334 for an initial consultation.
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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 wit...
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Geoffrey Hichborn, Sr., PE Building Forensics International

Anaheim, California
Construction Expert Witness, Engineering 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
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Anthony G Micale, Aerospace Engineer, BSME, MBA Micale Partners

Solvang, California
Automotive Expert Witness, Aviation & Aerospace Expert Witness - Aerospace Engineer, Aircraft Engineer, Failure Investigation, Failure Analysis, Aircraft Safety Risk Assessment, Flight controls systems design, Human Factors, Hazardous Operations, DOD Secret Top Secret eligible, Space Vehicle Design, Fact Finding Event Reconstruction, Throttle Control, ABS
Anthony Micale brings over 32 years of aerospace and automotive engineering experience, including rigorous failure analysis. He is part of the Micale Partners expert witness team. He is currently employed at a Federally Funded Research and Development Corporation where he contributes to US space flight mission assurance. He has specialized in aerospace design and operation of flight and space vehicles with an emphasis on flight safety and mission assurance. Anthony is a past technical leader of an aircraft accident and incident investigation board comprised of engineers, pilots and legal counsel for a major commercial aircraft manufacturer. In this role he has studied, understood, created reports and defined design changes to resolve aircraft safety issues. Over his career he has conducted numerous analyses for root cause to determine failures attributed to design flaws, human error, human workload, improper manufacturing and inadequate maintenance. He has designed aircraft sys...
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T. Kim Parnell, PhD, PE Parnell Engineering & Consulting (PEC)

Sunnyvale, California
Intellectual Property Expert Witness, Medical Devices Expert Witness - Mechanical Engineering, Forensic, Medical Device, Nitinol, Biomedical, Patent, IP, Consumer Products, Failure Analysis, Fracture, Fatigue, Truck Rollover, Crashworthiness, Finite Element, FEA, Reliability, Cell Phone, MDL, Mesh, IVC, Composite, Piping, Equipment, Machinery, Food Processing, Personal Injury
T. Kim Parnell, PhD, PE is Principal & Founder of Parnell Engineering & Consulting (PEC). Dr. Parnell holds PhD and MSME degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, a BES from Georgia Tech, and is a registered Professional Mechanical Engineer (PE) in the State of California. He is an ASME Fellow, an IEEE Senior Member, and a Member of ASM and SAE. Dr. Parnell is Past-Chair of the IEEE Santa Clara Valley Section (IEEE-SCV) (over 12,000 members) and Past-Chair/Board Member of the IEEE Consultants' Network of Silicon Valley (IEEE-CNSV). Dr.Parnell is an experienced Expert Witness, has provided testimony in both trial and deposition, and has authored numerous expert reports PGR and IPR declarations. He has worked extensively as an expert in medical devices, patents, product failure, product liability, and personal injury. Dr. Parnell has been retained in medical device litigation cases that are in the news and adjudicated in MDLs.  Products include IVC Filters (Inf...
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Joseph Quinn, M.S., P.E. Materials FACT

Los Angeles, California
Failure Analysis Expert Witness, Metallurgy Expert Witness - Automobile Components, Aircraft/Aerospace Components, Fasteners, Equipment & Machinery, Handheld Tools, Fire Sprinkler Systems, Household Appliances & Consumer Products, Plumbing Pipe & Valve Leaks, Fracture Surface Analysis, Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Corrosion/Environmental interaction
Joseph Quinn, M.S., P.E., is a Forensic Metallurgy and Metallurgical Engineering consultant. Mr. Quinn is a Registered Professional Engineer in 5 states and has provided over 1,000 Failure Analysis investigations on metallic and non-metallic (glass, plastic, rubber, and composite) materials or products. Mr. Quinn provides metallurgical and materials consultation, expert witness testimony, and forensic failure analysis for civil litigation with retentions by defendants and plaintiffs. He has received awards in the International Metallographic Contest and has conducted several presentations on metallurgical engineering and failure analysis subjects at universities, ASM meetings, and industry events. He has taught metallurgical engineering course topics in Principals and Applications of Steel Alloy Design at the University of Pittsburgh School of Engineering. He was awarded outstanding graduate, presidents’ list, graduate with distinction, and high honors; his education was focused i...
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John J Rohosky, AIA

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

St. Petersburg, Florida
Failure Analysis Expert Witness, Fire Expert Witness - Kitchen Fire Suppression Systems, Fire Sprinkler System Failure, CPVC sprinkler pipe failure, Fire Walls, Life Safety Egress, Fire Codes, Fire Hazard Analysis, Explosion Analysis and Cause, Fire Alarms, Walking Surface Slip Trip & Fall, Fire Origin and Cause Investigation, Fire Construction Defects
Fire expert witness performing origin and cause investigations nationally. Gregory J. Cahanin meets the professional qualifications of NFPA 1033, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator as documented in a Florida declaratory statement held by no other fire expert in the state. Investigations include the Station Nightclub Fire in 2003 with 100 fatalities. In Wyatt v. Security Alarms Co., Inc. key testimony on the failure of a Viking automatic fire sprinkler established a product liability that resulted in a $1.4M dollar jury award for Wyatt in Oklahoma. Specialty areas of forensic expertise include kitchen fire suppression systems, fire sprinklers, and fire alarm failures. Fire and Building Code construction defect findings are supported by 40 years of working with national codes and standards. Gregory Cahanin also performs code compliance and development for property owners and manufacturers. At the National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA, Mr. Caha...
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Bradley T Cook, PE Kimley-Horn

Sarasota, Florida
Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness, Automotive Expert Witness - Auto Accident, Accident Causation, Automotive Safety, Black Box Technology, Car Accident, Collision Analysis, Crash Data Retrieval, Failure Analysis, Forensic Engineering, Human Factors, Motorcycle, Occupational Safety, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Safety Engineering, Slip, Trip & Fall
Bradley is a registered professional engineer and consultant with extensive experience in accident reconstruction. He specializes in vehicular accident reconstruction and has investigated hundreds of vehicle accidents involving cars, trucks, pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcycles, etc. The investigations have involved issues of nighttime visibility, downloading of crash data (black box data), reaction time, and blind spots. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Engineering with a concentration in Biomedical from Purdue University. Bradley has recently co-authored a chapter in Forensic Human Factors and Ergonomics: Case Studies and Analysis and Occupational Health and Safety Management in the Handbook of Human Factors & Ergonomics. He is also currently a committee member of the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Standards Technical Panel (STP) 2201: Engine, Generator Requirements and t...
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Adam K Aleksander, PhD, PE, CSP Aleksander & Associates P.A.

Boise, Idaho
Human Factors Expert Witness, Products Liability Expert Witness - Warnings, Labels, Reconstruction, Visibility, Failure Analysis, Forensic Engineering, Defects, Photogrammetry, Metallurgy, Human Factors, Ergonomics, Construction, OSHA, Safety Engineering, Product Liability, Equipment Failures, Industrial Accidents, Power Utility Accidents, Insurance Claims
Specific Cases: Go cart nip point fatality, washing machine amputation, amputations in punch presses, hydro-pneumatic tank explosion, agricultural truck amputation, airport conveyors, biscuit cutter, amusement rides, water-jet fatality, slips & trips, lead rope snap, exercise machine failures and injuries, document burn injuries, folding chair collapse, concrete anchor system, nail gun injury, prosthesis bolt failure, steam iron electrocution, pool light burn, design of warnings and instructions, ATV rollover, automotive failures and crash related phenomena, measurement of ECDs (TASER®) Farm equipment, failed engines, mining conveyors, power plant systems, belt conveyors, potato processing system, sewer line, tire shredder processing analysis, failed brake die, failed conveyor bearing, RV axle repair failure, trailer suspension system failure, trailer separation, dump truck telescoping cylinder failure, brake system, headlight filament analysis, service station gasoline tank leak, b...
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Kenneth H Brown, PhD KHB CONSULTING SERVICES

Evanston, Illinois
Premises Liability Expert Witness, Products Liability Expert Witness - Paint & Coatings, Chemicals & Chemistry, Household Chemical Products, Hazardous Materials, Labels & Warnings, Aerosols & Spray Products, Laboratory Testing & Analysis, Accident Reconstruction, Failure Analysis, Intellectual Property, Chemical Exposure, Chemical Fires & Explosions, Chemical Accidents
Dr. Brown is an experienced expert witness that provides file review, research, site visits, evidence gathering, failure analysis, laboratory testing & analysis, verbal reports, written reports of opinion, testifying at deposition, and testifying at trial. We act as your translator of technical jargon into easy-to-understand language for attorney and juries. Dr. Brown has published in the fields of organic chemistry, polymers, resins, paint & coatings and ultraviolet light curing of coatings; he also has several patents in these fields. Dr. Brown is a former Assistant Professor, Instructor and Adjunct Faculty Member at Loyola University, Roosevelt University and Elmhurst College.
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Malcolm Lim MLim Consulting Inc.

Buffalo Grove, Illinois
Failure Analysis Expert Witness, Forensic Science Expert Witness - Laboratory Testing, Nondestructive Testing, Material Science, Forensic Science, Engineering Structure, Building Inspection, Construction Defects, Construction, Engineering, Fire Damage
Malcolm Lim is a nationally recognized expert in the evaluation of concrete structures with more than thirty years of on-site experience. He has evaluated concrete structures in over ten different countries and has performed over two thousand forensic structural assessments. Mr. Lim is well versed in all NDT techniques and utilized NDT as part of his Master’s Thesis research. He was first to successfully demonstrate the use of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) to evaluate inclusions in concrete pavements. Mr. Lim was part of the team that investigated the railroad/barrage incident in Alabama, and earthquake damage in California. To date, Mr. Lim has authored and co-authored twenty-two technical publications and has published a book on nuclear power plant assessment. Additionally, Mr. Lim holds two patents, one in the United States and one international patent. He has been invited to be the main speaker at seminars in the United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Switzer...
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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.
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Mari S Truman, MS, PE OrthoBioMech LLC

Warsaw, Indiana
Biomechanics Expert Witness, Medical Devices Expert Witness - Occupant Motion, Injury Biomechanics, Orthopedics, Medical Product Liability, Duties of Manufacturer, Design, Testing, Manufacturing, Warnings, Instructions for Use, Injury Event Reconstruction, Failure Analysis, Injury Pattern, Soft Tissue Injury, Low Speed Collisions, Falls, Impacts, Sports
Licensed Professional Engineer Medical Device Design & Development  38+ years orthopaedic device development  12 patents Testified in State and Federal Courts , Injury Biomechanics and Medical Device Litigation  20+ trials  100+ depositions 38 years of experience in the biomechanics and orthopedics fields, 16 years forensic case analyses. I routinely deal with forces that are applied to the human body during many activities, including impact and injury scenarios. To assure the safety and efficacy of new medical devices, we define clinically relevant performance requirements for their installation and use, and then test to define the product specific performance characteristics. The physical principles and methods used in orthopedic biomechanics are the same as those used to reconstruct injury events. I am familiar with forces and loads applied to the hips, knees, wrist, shoulder, head, neck, lower back and skeleton in many typical activities, including sitting, walking, jumpin...
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Jeffrey Gladstone, PhD, PE Gladstone Engineering, Inc.

Sioux Center, Iowa
Engineering Expert Witness, Failure Analysis 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.
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Elihu “Hugh” Hoagland e-Hazard

Louisville, Kentucky
Electricity Expert Witness, Risk Management Expert Witness - Electrical Safety, Arc Testing, Arc Flash, Electric Utilities, Fire, Electricity, Engineering- Electrical, Engineering- Chemical, OSHA, Laboratories & Testing, Investigation, Safety, Failure Analysis.
Hugh Hoagland is among the world’s foremost experts on arc testing and electrical safety. He is a senior partner and co-founder of e-Hazard, a leading electrical safety training and consulting firm, and the founder of ArcWear, which does 90% of the world’s arc flash testing of protective apparel. As an R & D Director at NASCO, he helped invent arc rated raingear and arc flash face shield materials, and he holds several patents related to arc flash protection. Hugh serves on many international standards committees including NFPA, ASTM, IEEE, IEC, and has helped develop electrical and flash fire safety legislation and standards in the U.S., Europe and internationally. He has trained over 50,000 line-workers, managers and electricians at large electric users and electric utilities, and is a featured speaker at safety conferences. He is an associate editor for the IEEE Electrical Safety Committee and a Senior Member of IEEE, and has published more than sixty articles and papers on arc ...
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Brian K Bramel, SE, PE, Ph.D. Bramel Engineering

Tracys Landing, Maryland
Construction Defects Expert Witness, Structural Engineering Expert Witness - Construction, construction site safety, concrete, open web joist, light gage steel, underpinning, mechanical engineering, product defects, failure analysis, finite elements, design build
Dr. Bramel has over 30 years of broad Engineering experience in all aspects of the construction process: from design through construction and service. Dr. Bramel has effectively served as an Expert Witness and a litigation advisor on hundreds of cases in the past 10 years. He has advised in Construction Defect, Building and Material Failures, Product Liability, Personal Injury, Construction Work Site Injuries, Multi-Employer Worksite Matters, as well as building code compliance and insurance claims throughout the mid-Atlantic region. His expertise in Civil, Mechanical, and Structural Engineering allows a broad perspective of potential matters beyond the traditional Engineering solutions. Dr. Bramel is a practicing Licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, and Delaware, a practicing Licensed Structural Engineer in Washington, D.C., and a Model PE NCEES record holder. He is a current member of the New York City Building Code R...
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Steven W Opolski, MS Atlantic Engineering, Inc.

Ipswich, Massachusetts
Engineering Expert Witness, Medical Devices 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
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Robert P. Schifiliti, P.E., FSFPE R.P. Schifiliti Associates, Inc.

Reading, Massachusetts
Engineering Expert Witness, Fire 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...
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Stephen A. Batzer, PhD, PE Batzer Engineering

Fife Lake, Michigan
Failure Analysis Expert Witness, Intellectual Property Expert Witness - Intellectual property, patent infringement, forensic engineering, material failure analysis, mechanical technology, manufacturing, product liability, firearms, expert witness standard of care.
Retired Lieutenant Colonel, US Army. Adjunct professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Arkansas. 65+ Peer reviewed publications. Dr. Batzer has given short courses and invited lectures at universities, private companies and internationally.
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Robert E. Burnham, PE Burnham Engineering Associates, LLC

Novi, 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 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. Member, National Society of Professional Engineers, Michigan Society of Professional Engineers, and Academy of Forensic Engineers. 11 patents. 27 years Adjunct Professor in Manufacturing Engineering, Schoolcraft College. Forensic Engineering, 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. ...
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Robert C Hoffman Jr, PE Creative Product Solutions

Coloma, Michigan
Safety Expert Witness, Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness - warnings & labels, statistics, consumer goods, fire, electric shock, burns, appliances, forensics, design, testing, failure analysis, product liability
Registered professional engineer in the state of Michigan. I worked in the consumer goods industry (appliances) for over (28) years, which gave me the opportunity to serve on the dryer safety committee for the American Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), as well as work extensively with Underwriters Laboratory (UL). Recognized as a prominent knowledge source in the US on dryer fires and their causes, I was instrumental in the development of the clothes dryer drum containment standard recently implemented by all US codes agencies. I am certified to run both the UL and ANSI dryer drum fire containment test as well as the dryer base fire containment test. The training received to obtain master certifications in design for safety and force failure testing / analysis gives me broad experience in electric shock, over heated connections, arc tracking, contact burns, and codes standards. Design knowledge / experience includes the following: 1) Computer aided design (CAD), 2) Simul...
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Andrew C Kolbert, PhD, MTM Avomeen Analytical Services

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Chemistry & Chemicals Expert Witness, Laboratories & Testing Expert Witness - Patent Infringement, Pharmaceuticals, Failure Analysis, Deformulation, Contaminant Analysis, Analytical Chemistry, Polymers, Supplements, Cosmetics, Material Characterization, Environmental, Intellectual Property
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David M Hallman, MS, PE Hallman Engineering LLC

Maple Grove, Minnesota
Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness, Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness - Automotive, Vehicle Fires, Crash Data, Failure Analysis, Water Loss, Metallurgy, Origin and Cause, Vehicle Mechanical, Farm Equipment, Expert Witness, CDR, EDR
David Hallman is a Licensed Professional Engineer in six states and has over twenty five years combined experience in materials research, mechanical engineering and design, crash testing research and crash investigation / reconstruction, vehicle fire research and investigation, automotive mechanics and forensic mechanical and materials investigation . He holds degrees in mechanical engineering and materials science. His extensive hands-on experience as a mechanic coupled with his two degrees makes him ideally suited for all types of failure investigations. These investigations have included but are not limited to an elevator failure involving materials and design issues, a personal injury involving a paper shredder, multiple cases involving farm equipment and personal injuries, machine guarding cases, chair collapse cases, bolted joint failures, patient lifter failures, vehicle hand control issues, and tipped telehandler and boom crane cases. David's automotive background coupled...
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Christopher E. Janson, MS, CSP, CHMM Haines, Janson & Associates LLC

St. Louis, Missouri
Premises Liability Expert Witness, Safety 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.
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Jay H Daily JHD Product Liability Consulting

Plattsmouth, Nebraska
Industrial Design Expert Witness, Products Liability Expert Witness - Testing, Failure Analysis, Ergonomics, Product Design, Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, Premises Liability, Structural Engineering, Warnings and Labels, Slip, Trip & Fall, Metallurgy, Machinery/Equipment
I have 32 years of engineering design experience in multiple industries. I have developed designs for aerospace, consumer products, industrial machinery and products for use in retail environments. Strong manufacturing background and familiarity with all types of manufacturing equipment and processes. These include CNC cutting equipment, roll forming, stamping and progressive dies, Mig, Tig, and high frequency welding, robotics and automated manufacturing processes, assembly, finishing and packaging systems. I have the ability and resources to do physical testing of products, materials, including destructive and non-destructive testing. Strong analytical skills to assess product design and performance empirically and theoretically relative to specific industry standards. I am well versed in safety warnings and labels, and the responsibilities these requirements place on manufacturers of products and equipment.
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Emil J Geiger, PhD, PE Geiger Engineering

Reno, Nevada
Technology Expert Witness, Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness - Product Defects, Microtechnology, Sensors, Microfluidics, MEMS, Product Design, Gas Sensors, Industrial Accidents, Failure Analysis, Laboratory Accidents, Injection Molding, Fluid Dynamics
With over 15 years of mechanical engineering experience, Emil has a broad range of skills that bridge many settings and applications. He draws from his broad background ranging from academic laboratories to technology startups to solve problems efficiently and effectively. As a former professor, he is a persuasive communicator and is able to explain difficult concepts crisply and accurately both orally and in text. His primary expertise is in microtechnology and has over a dozen published articles in this area. His research has been supported by National Science Foundation and NASA. He has extensively lectured on the mechanical design process and is able to provide objective analysis in the area of product design and product defects.
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Thomas W. Caldwell, PE Summit Associates of Bedford, LLC

Bedford, New Hampshire
Failure Analysis Expert Witness, Metallurgy 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.
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Daniel Foster, PhD, PE Expert Welding Engineering and Inspection

Swedesboro, New Jersey
Failure Analysis Expert Witness, Metallurgy Expert Witness - Welding Engineering, Weld Failures, Welding Design, Engineering Education, 3D Printing of Metals, Welding, Welding Safety, Inspection, Welding Metallurgy, Welding Defects, Welding Fabrication, Codes Compliance, Non-Destructive Testing, Manufacturing, Marine, Navy, Aerospace, Military, ASME, AWS
Dr. Daniel Foster is the Principal Engineer at Expert Welding Engineering and Inspection, where he focuses on welding engineering consulting, inspection, and the training of engineers and technicians. Dr. Foster is an expert in regard to the design, manufacture, testing, and safety associated with welded structures. In addition to Dr. Foster’s significant experience in the field of welding engineering in both academia and industry, Dr. Foster possesses a BS, MS, and PhD in Welding Engineering. Strongly dedicated to his craft, Dr. Foster has earned multiple certifications related to fields of welding engineering and inspection. These certifications include Certified Welding Inspector (CWI), Certified Welding Educator (CWE), Certified Welding Supervisor (CWS), Certified Welding Engineer (CWEng) and Licensed Professional Engineer (PE), all of which have prepared Dr. Foster exceptionally well to properly analyze failures and other welding problems that are the subject of litigation. D...
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David H Darnel, CCE, JD MedProductsLaw, Inc.

Middletown, New York
Engineering Expert Witness, Medical Devices 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.
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Barry Formisano Formisano & Associates, Inc.

Gardiner, New York
Failure Analysis Expert Witness, Metallurgy Expert Witness - Weld Failures, Welding Safety, Welding Processes, Weld Inspection and testing, Weld Engineering, Weld Metallurgy, Brazing and soldering, Manufacturing Weld Defects, Weld Structural Fabrication, Pipeline Weld Failures, Welding Codes Compliance, Construction Weld Failures, Welding Consulting
I have been an independent welding consultant since 1992, with 30+ years experience in the welding industry involving research and development and industrial applications of welding procedure qualifications of record, welding procedure specifications, welding fabrication, welder performance qualifications, nondestructive and destructive inspection and testing of welds, and weld failure analysis. As a consulting and testifying expert witness I have been qualified by Courts in several states; and have been retained by both plaintiffs and defendants for lawsuits involving product liability, manufacturing defects, personal injury and code compliance. I hold degrees in Welding Technology, Mathematics and Science; in addition to college level teaching credentials in the field of welding. Previous employment includes positions with the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Laboratory; these positions required a high level security "Q" clearance. I ha...
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Steven Pietropaolo, MS, P.E., CFEI 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)) involving f...
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Thomas A. Zimmerman, FAIA, CCS, NCARB Z2 Architecture, PLLC

Canandaigua, New York
Architecture Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness - Failure analysis, building forensics, design professional standard of care, construction contract documents
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Ryan Wackerly, PE Summit Engineering Group, LLC

Norton, Ohio
Failure Analysis Expert Witness, Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness - Product Liability, Design Review, Fluid Systems, Heat Transfer, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Pumps, Heat Exchangers, Process Piping, Pressure Vessels, Simulation, Steam Systems, Thermal Analysis
I am an experienced professional engineer with a background in product design, manufacturing, reliability, and maintenance. I have expertise in the analysis of thermal and hydraulic systems, through the use of analytical methods including hand calculations, numerical methods, and computer simulations. I am experienced in single phase and two phase fluid systems including pumps, process piping, condensers, heat exchangers, boilers, pressure vessels, separators, and high temperature furnaces. I have experience in experimental testing of two phase flow with a focus on product design and risk mitigation. I engage in problem solving and root cause failure analysis in critical shop floor and in the field scenarios. I provide cross-functional training and mentor engineers to ensure methodologies and requirements are learned and understood. I currently maintain a Department of Energy security clearance, and formerly held a Department of Defense security clearance.
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Robert A Durham, PhD, PE THEWAY Labs

Tulsa, Oklahoma
Engineering Expert Witness, Failure Analysis Expert Witness - Fire, Engineering Mechanical, Engineering Electrical, Building Inspection, Construction, Electricity, Electronics, Laboratories & Testing, Investigation, Products Liability, Plumbing, Forensic Science
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Ana E Diaz, BSE, MSE, MBA, PE

Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
Failure Analysis Expert Witness, Metallurgy Expert Witness - Failure Analysis, Metallurgy, RCFA, Root Cause Failure Analysis, FMEA, Failure Modes & Effects Analysis, Six Sigma, Statistical Analysis, Process Improvement, Welding, Product Liability, Fire Protection System, Microelectronic Device Failures, High Hazard Chemical Process, Safety
Ana E. Diaz, PE is an engineering consultant with over 37 years of experience performing failure analyses and process improvement. She is fluent in Spanish, certified as a Lean Six-Sigma Master Black Belt, & holds two patents. Ms. Diaz is a licensed Professional Engineer in DE & PA. Currently Ms. Diaz provides metallurgical, failure analysis, expert witness & process improvement consulting services. Ms. Diaz has held positions in the research and manufacturing units of DuPont’s Titanium Technologies, Fluorochemicals, Specialty Chemicals and Corporate Engineering. She was the principal investigator of an oxygen pre-heater failure that sent 11 people to the hospital. Her testimony was instrumental in dismissing claims of negligence against DuPont. In a $6 million property damage subrogation case, she identified fatal flaws in the plaintiff experts’ work, reviewed discovery materials, and developed questions for defense counsel. Ms. Diaz performed the failure analysis of a Dowtherm® ...
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Martin U Schlegel, Dr. rer.-nat. (Equivalent to PhD) chemneera LLC

Warrendale, Pennsylvania
Chemistry & Chemicals Expert Witness, Failure Analysis Expert Witness - Sports Surfaces, Synthetic Turf, Playgrounds, Running Tracks, Gymnasium Floors, Court Surfaces, Sports Technology, Construction Defects, Manufacturing, Recreational Coatings, Surface Coatings, Technical Textiles
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James J Shields, PE J&J Associates

Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
Equipment & Machinery Expert Witness, Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness - Fuels, Piping, Hose, Pumps, Compressors, Storage Tanks, Trucks (Fuel), Boilers, Concrete Handling, Fired Heaters, Controls, Appliances, Explosions, Failure Analysis
BIOGRAPHY ENGINEERING & CONSULTING SERVICES based on over 45 years experience in the design, startup, and trouble-shooting of: piping systems, fluid machinery and auxiliary equipment (pumps, compressors, storage tanks, heat exchangers, filters, separators, valves) instrumentation, & controls in utility and industrial power plants. EXPERT WITNESS Investigations/Reports/Testimony on: Gaseous & Liquid fuels; Fuel Delivery Trucks; Natural Gas & Propane Systems & Storage Tanks ; Residential/Commercial Oil & Gas-fired: Boilers, Furnaces, Heaters; Air Conditioning Plants; Electric Generators; Concrete Pumping Apparatus & Hoses; Domestic & Commercial Appliances. FAILURE ANALYSIS of: Natural Gas/Propane Explosions; Boilers; Furnaces; Hot Water Heaters; Pumps; Piping/Hoses/Plumbing; Automatic Control Devices; Appliances (Gas Ranges, Washers, Dryers, Water Chillers).
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Robert A Wanat, PhD innov8 chem llc

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Chemistry & Chemicals Expert Witness, Intellectual Property Expert Witness - Plastics, Polymer, Materials, Adhesives, Polymer Science, Composites, Laminate, Methacrylate, Polyurethane, Acrylic, Extrusion, Product Development, Patent, Nanotechnology, Research, Infringement, Inter partes, Failure Analysis, Injection Molding, Packaging, Aerosol, Polyester, Intellectual Property
With 30+ years of experience in the chemical industry and 9 personal patents plus over 25 additional patents granted to his group, Dr. Wanat has led research and development initiatives around the world. He served as global director of research and as CTO for large international chemical companies, specializing in chemicals, plastics, polymers, materials, and adhesives. He also has experience in scale-up, manufacturing, and marketing. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Adhesives and Sealants Council. Dr. Wanat is an expert in research leadership and management, new business development, business and commercialization strategy, litigation research, and innovations in chemistry focusing on polymers, plastics, materials, and adhesives. After graduating in 3 years Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Chemistry from the University of Scranton, Dr. Wanat earned his PhD in Organic/Organometallic Chemistry from Cornell University with the Tunis Wentink (graduate student of the year...
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Roger W. Griffith, P.E. Griffith Engineering & Consulting, Inc.

Jefferson City, Tennessee
Plumbing Expert Witness, HVAC Expert Witness - Plumbing, plumbing systems, plumbing codes, plumbing design, plumbing engineering, piping, hot water systems, scalding, Legionella, fuel gas systems, gas appliances, gas venting, carbon monoxide poisoning, HVAC, HVAC design, fire protection, sprinkler systems, construction defects, failure analysis
Roger W. Griffith, P.E. is a licensed, professional mechanical engineer in 18 states and has over 34 years of experience as a mechanical engineer. . He is the founder and principal of Griffith Engineering & Consulting. His experience includes plumbing, HVAC, and sprinkler system design, forensic analysis, and expert witness consulting. For the past 15 years, Mr. Griffith has provided expert witness services, including deposition and trial testimony. In addition to plumbing, HVAC and sprinkler systems, his areas of specialty include hot water system design, hot water scalding, legionella, and venting of gas appliances as it relates to carbon monoxide poisoning. Mr. Griffith is a Board Certified Diplomate Forensic Engineer (DFE) of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE). Prior to founding Griffith Engineering in 1997, Mr. Griffith worked at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), an electric utility, as a nuclear piping analyst, valve and heat exchanger specialist, mainten...
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Randall King, PhD, PE King Professional Engineering, Inc.

DALLAS, Texas
Products Liability Expert Witness, Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness - Patent infringement & invalidity, products liability, machinery design, failure analysis, design defects & manufacturing defects, 15 US patents + 6 foreign patents, Oilfield, industrial & agricultural accidents, pumps & compressors, valves & piping, consumer products, mechanical equipment failures
Dr. King is a licensed professional engineer with a Ph.D‭. ‬in mechanical engineering‭: 40+ ‬years experience in mechanical engineering‭, ‬product design‭, research and development of high-pressure oilfield fracturing pumps and automotive components, forensic investigation‭, ‬and litigation support‭. ▪ Testified at 10 trials & 38 depositions ▪ 17 Patent & IPR cases – 3 trials ▪ 21 Patents ▪ Patent infringement & invalidity ▪ Products liability ▪ Design defects & manufacturing defects ▪ Failure analysis ▪ Oilfield, Industrial, Construction, & Agricultural accidents ▪ Pumps, valves, compressors, & piping ▪ 21 Patents ▪ Cranes, trucks, lifts ▪ Consumer products Dr. King has served as a forensic engineer for over 15 years, testifying at 10 trials and 37 depositions in state and federal courts for both plaintiff and defense. Dr. King has served on 17 patent cases, providing opinions on invalidity, infringement, IPR’s, and claim construction, including live testimony at...
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Reza A Mirshams, PhD, PE Materials Engineering Solutions, LLC

Frisco, Texas
Metallurgy Expert Witness, Products Liability Expert Witness - Corrosion, Failure Analysis, Products Defect, Products Liability, Galvanized Steel, corrosion, Materials Selection for Design, Forensic Engineering, Accident Investigation, Manufacturing Proc, Tubular Products, Oil and Gas, Pipeline, Vehicle, Construction, Equipment and Machinery, Failure Inspection
Dr. Reza Mirshams has Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Industrial Metallurgy and Metallurgical Engineering and is a Licensed Professional Engineer with 40 years combined industrial and academic experience. Dr. Mirshams is a tenured full professor in engineering technology and has taught courses in the areas of mechanical metallurgy, manufacturing processes of materials, corrosion, galvanized steel, failure analysis of materials, fatigue, creep, engineering product design and development, materials selection in engineering design, and mechanical behavior and fracture mechanisms. His research interests include mechanical metallurgy, fracture analysis, corrosion assessment and mitigation for construction industry and energy industry, heat treatments of steel, mechanical behavior of materials-microstructure relations, fracture mechanics, fatigue and creep of metals, nano and micro scales properties, and the study of advanced materials for structural applications in design of mechanical systems...
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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,...
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Johnie P. Spruiell, P.E. Integrity Forensics and Engineering, LLC

Sanger, Texas
Forensic Science Expert Witness, Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness - Electrical Engineering, Energy, Equipment & Machinery, Failure Analysis, Fire, Laboratories & Testing, Oil and Gas, Products Liability, Product, Plumbing, Leak, Warnings & Labels, Guarding, CSST, Gas Explosions, Natural Gas, Propane, LPG, Forensic Engineering, Expert Witness
LICENSURE: -Texas Professional Engineer License #57023 -Colorado Professional Engineer License #24555 -Alabama Professional Engineer License #35693 -Mississippi Professional Engineer License #17888 EDUCATION: -BSME, University of Texas at Arlington, 1978 AFFILIATIONS: -MEMBER, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) -SENIOR MEMBER, NAFE, National Academy of Forensic Engineers -MEMBER, National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) -MEMBER, National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) -MEMBER, Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) -Pi Tau Sigma -Tau Beta Pi PRIMARY AREAS OF EXPERTISE: -Fire and Explosion Analysis Fuel Gas Fires and Explosions Residential, Commercial, Industrial Gas-Fired Equipment and Household Appliances Engineering Assistance for Fire Investigators -General Products and Equipment - Mechanical and Electrical Determination of Cause of Failure and Accidents Evaluation of Safety, Warnings, Guard...
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Scott W. Beckwith, PhD BTG Composites, Inc.

Taylorsville, Utah
Failure Analysis Expert Witness, Products Liability Expert Witness - Composite Materials, Plastic Materials, Composite Manufacturing, Composites Design & Analysis, Composites Test Methods, Impact Damage, Environmental Effects, Pressure Vessels, Adhesives/Joining Methods, Sports/Recreating Products, Structural Composites, Failure Criteria
Over 45 years technical experience with composites and plastic materials. Numerous technical publications (325+). Recognized international technology expert. Appointed to US Government, industry committees and professional society advisory boards. Experience in over 40 litigation and insurance cases. International Technical Director of SAMPE (Society for Advance of Material & Process Engineering).
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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; expert witness services related to these topics. Mr. Erickson also maintains an office in Kihei, Hawaii, from which he provides services throughout the state of Hawaii.
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Mark R Webster, PE, MSME, MBA Webster Engineering, LLC

Hubertus, Wisconsin
Equipment & Machinery Expert Witness, Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness - Conveyors, Elevators, Material Lifts, Industrial Controls, Dynamic Analysis, Animations, Forensic Engineering, Intellectual Property, Freight Lifts, ASME B20.1 Standard, ASME Safety Standards, Equipment and Machinery, Failure Analysis, Hydraulics, Manufacturing, Products Liability, Engineering
Licensed Professional Engineer with 32 years of experience with conveyors, and a wide range of industrial machinery and control systems. conveyor systems, material handling systems, elevators, material lifts, vertical conveyors, shopping cart conveyors (adjacent to escalators), automated car parking systems, custom engineered machinery and systems. Board Certified Forensic Engineer. Vice Chair of ASME B20.1 Safety Standards for Conveyors and Related Equipment, Vice Chair of ASME Board on Safety Codes and Standards, member of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers. Engineering specialties include machine design, dynamic system analysis and animation (multi-body physics, motion analysis), hydraulic lifts and systems, heavy mechanical drives for and lifting and other material handling applications, finite element analysis. Very active in ASME safety codes and standards.
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