Fire Expert Witnesses

The SEAK Expert Witness Directory contains a comprehensive list of fire expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on fire and related issues. Fire expert witnesses and consultants on this page may form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, and provide expert witness testimony at deposition and trial. The issues and subjects these fire expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Fire, Fire Alarm, Fire Codes, Hvac, Plumbing, Asbestos, Electrical, Explosion, Explosions, Fire Protection Engineering, Mold, Products Liability, Water, Ada, and Arson.

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Christopher Courville, CFSC, CMC, CIAQM, MSRA, REP, Insurance Appraisal Umpire Interior Environmental Consulting

Clanton, Alabama
Indoor Air Quality, Fire - Indoor Air Quality, Insurance Documentation, Interior Environmental Analysis, Mitigation Protocol Production, Expert Peer Review, Expert Witness Testimonials. Expert in the Fire, Water, Mold ,Asbestos documentation sector, and Insurance Appraisal Umpire.
• American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) – CMC Council Certified Microbial Consultant • American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) – CFSC Council Certified Fire & Smoke Damage Consultant • State of Florida Certified Mold Assessor MRSA 3332 • State of Florida Certified Mold Remediator MRSR 3510 • State of Louisiana Certified Mold Remediator #250768 • State of Texas Mold Remediation Contractor MRC • State of Texas Mold Assessment Consultant MAC • AHERA Certified Asbestos Building Inspector • AHERA Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor #183700 • NREP REP – Registered Environmental Professional #17004027760230430 • NREP MAS – Mold Awareness Specialist #17004027758230430 • NREP CIAQM – Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager #17004027759230430 • PITI – Level 1 Thermographer #44754 • MICRO Certified Mold Remediator CMRC 83571 • MICRO Certified Mold Inspector CMI 83568 • NET Certified Mold Remediator #439703 • NAERMC Certified Water Damage Assessor • NAERMC M...

Timothy C Behrens, PE, DFE, CFI, CFEI, CVFI Charles Taylor Engineering Technical Services

Phoenix, Arizona
Mechanical Engineering, Failure Analysis - Accident Reconstruction, Automotive Engineering, Fire, Explosions, Plumbing, Premises Liability, Slip-Trip & Fall, Bicycle, Motorcycle, Products Liability, Transportation, Recreational Vehicles, Heavy Equipment, Industrial Equipment & Machinery, HVAC
Mr. Behrens has 40 years of experience in mechanical engineering, with the last 36 years primarily devoted to failure analysis and forensic engineering. His forensic engineering practice is diverse and has included conducting over a thousand engineering investigations involving a wide range of fires, explosions, accidents, and product failures. Mr. Behrens has conducted hundreds of full-scale vehicle crash, fire and component-level tests, which has provided a practical basis for his extensive knowledge and expertise in the analysis of automotive fires, failures and accidents. Mr. Behrens also has expertise in fire and failure analysis involving appliances, plumbing systems, fire sprinkler systems, HVAC, and commercial/industrial equipment. Mr. Behrens is a Certified Fire Investigator (CFI) and Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator (CVFI) by the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) and a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) by the National Associat...

Kier G Cotton

Livermore, California
Construction, Construction Defects - General Construction, Framing, Building Envelope, Waterproofing, Electrical, HVAC, Concrete, Residential Construction, Multi Family Dwelling, Single Family Dwelling, Commercial Construction, Finish , Contract Scope, Cost to Repair, Site development, Architectural Design, Utility , Gas, Solar, Fire
Mr. Cotton has a diverse, comprehensive, and practical knowledge of construction methodologies, with equivalent experience in the science of sequencing projects. His intellectual understanding is paired with first-hand experience over years of practical application. Mr. Cotton holds several active licenses from the state of California, specifically plumbing, electrical, and carpentry. For each of these credentials, Mr. Cotton accrued qualifying time under the guidance of licensed experts in each trade and passed all required testing. He has been in construction since the early 2000’s, solidly grounding his vast knowledge and expertise. Mr. Cotton serves as an expert witness in many construction-related matters. As VP of Reconstruction and Senior Consultant at Blackstone Global based in Walnut Creek CA, Mr. Cotton performs construction defect and litigation services with a team of highly qualified experts. Services focused on include: Testing and analysis of construction defects. D...

Daniel . Gottuk, PhD Gottuk Engineering

California
Fire, Engineering - 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, Consumer products, Failure Analysis, Modeling
Dr. Dan Gottuk is the President of Gottuk Engineering after a 30 year career with Jensen Hughes, with which he still maintains a relationship with a team of over 100 experts providing expert witness and failure analysis services for a range of specialties associated with fires and explosions, mechanical, electrical, construction, codes and standards, materials, chemical, metallurgical, process safety and concrete. Other specific service areas include: Arson Investigation, Origin & Cause Investigations; Fire Spread Analysis; Fire Modeling; Fire Testing; 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. Dr. Gottuk is a recognized expert in fire detection, fire dynamics and fo...

Grant M Mogford, CFPS Mogford Fire Consulting Group, Inc

ROLLING HILLS ESTATES, California
Fire, Hotel & Restaurant - commercial kitchen, grease fire, standard of care, subject matter expert, hood & duct cleaning, grease exhaust system, automatic fire system, restaurant kitchen fire, grease duct fire, IKECA, I.K.E.C.A., NFPA 96
With over 32 years of experience in the commercial kitchen grease exhaust system industry, I am a certified fire protection specialist and exhaust system inspector who provides service, education, and litigation support to the hospitality, fire service, and insurance sectors. My mission is to help kitchen exhaust companies, facility managers, and food service operators comply with the NFPA 96 standards and the California Mechanical Code, and to prevent and mitigate fire hazards in commercial cooking operations. I also specialize in providing expert witness and litigation support in kitchen exhaust system fire legal disputes, drawing on my extensive knowledge and experience in the field. Past member of the Board of Directors for the International Kitchen Exhaust Cleaners Association. National Fire Protection Association Certified Fire Protection Specialist. IKECA Certified Exhaust System Inspector. IKECA Certified Exhaust Cleaning Specialist. California Fire Inspector 1A - 2D htt...

Sandra Moriarty, CPCU, AIC, API, AIS, AINS Resolved SF, LLC

San Francisco, California
Insurance - Claims, Claims Handling, Standards and Practice, Property, Casualty, Restoration, Fire, Water, Mold, IICRC
With extensive experience across a broad sector of the property and casualty insurance industry, Sandra has unique insight and perspective into the challenges that arise in the insurance claims process. She has successfully guided both plaintiffs and defendants through hundreds of complex claims; both first and third party, litigated and non- litigated. With her extensive background in the fire and water restoration industry, combined with her outstanding communication and negotiation skills, Sandra excels in helping her clients get their cases RESOLVED.

Joseph Quinn, M.S., P.E. Materials FACT

Los Angeles, California
Failure Analysis, Metallurgy - Automobile, Aviation & Aerospace, Motorcycle,Appliance, Engineering, Construction, Construction Defects, Corrosion, Maritime, Equipment & Machinery, Mining, Bicycles, Transportation, Medical Devices, Manufacturing, Plumbing, Products Liability, Fire, Electricity, Pipe, HVAC, CPVC, Oil & Gas, Welding
Joseph Quinn, MS, PE, is a Forensic Metallurgy and Metallurgical Engineering consultant. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Metallurgical Engineering and is registered in 7 states (CA, PA, UT, NV, AZ, CO, WA). He 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 is President of the National Society of Professional Engineers in California (NSPE-CA) and is active in several technical societies. He has taught metallurgical engineering course topics in Principals and Applications of ...

Robert B. Rappaport, BS, CFI Rappaport Consulting LLC

Santa Barbara, California
Fire - Fire origin and cause investigation, Arson, Explosion, Fire scene reconstruction, Bad faith claims, Fire prevention, Smoke alarm, Smoke detector, Fire alarm, Fire department procedures, Fire codes
I am an expert in fire origin and cause investigation, scene analysis, and reconstruction. My formal education includes a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California (USC). In addition, I completed post graduate work at the National Fire Academy in the Executive Fire Officer (EFO) Program. I hold certifications as a Chief Fire Officer (CFO) with The Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) as well as Chief Officer and Executive Chief Fire Officer through the California State Fire Marshal. I have attended numerous initial, advanced, and continuing education courses and seminars in various aspects of fire investigation. I have over 30 years of experience in the fire service, 23 years as a Fire Investigator, and have investigated more than 2,500 fires. I was previously a Task Force Officer with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE) and am currently a California State Fire Marshal instructor for beginning and adv...

Joe F Scerbo

Livermore, California
Construction Defects, Electrical Engineering - General Construction, Framing, Building Envelope, Waterproofing, Electrical, HVAC, NFPA, Generators, Design, Solar, Fire, Gas, Hybrid Water Heaters, Contract Scope, Cost to Repair, Fire, Industrial Controls, Electrocutions, Shocks, Electrical Fires
Mr. Scerbo has over 3 decades of experience in the construction industry, including 23 years as a licensed General, Electrical & HVAC Contractor in the state of CA. Mr. Scerbo's diverse background serves as a well-balanced platform with extensive expertise in Building Envelope, Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing (MEP) disciplines. He has dedicated his professional career to providing accurate, impartial and credible work, including testimony to support legal proceedings. He serves as a construction consultant and expert for construction defect litigation. Experiences include cost evaluations and coverage determination, project management, construction defect analysis, code and industry standards review and analysis, litigation support, along with consulting and peer review for single family, multifamily, hospitality and commercial construction. Mr. Scerbo serves as an expert witness in many construction-related matters. As a Senior Construction Consultant at Blackstone Global bas...

Susan M. Thibeault, DNAP, CRNA

Branford, Connecticut
Nurse Anesthetist, Anesthesiology - CRNA, hospital liability, airway, fire, aspiration, awareness, EMR/EHR Audit trails, capnography, dental, endoscopy, colonoscopy, intubation, non-OR anesthesia, monitored anesthesia care (MAC), overdose, oversedation, positioning, post anesthesia care unit, PACU, central line, propofol, sedation
Yale-trained nurse anesthetist leader in active clinical practice. Clinical experience includes both operating room and non-operating room procedures. Head of CRNA quality and safety for Yale New Haven Hospital – a 1,500+ bed level 1 trauma center. Has reviewed numerous adverse events for deviations from standard of care. Extensive public speaking experience.

Gregory J Cahanin, CP Cahanin Fire & Code Consulting

St. Petersburg, Florida
Fire, Failure Analysis - 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 only one 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 systems. Fire and Building Code construction defect findings are supported by 45+ years of working with national codes and standards. Gregory Cahanin also performs code compliance and development for property owners and manufacturers. Working on staff at the National Fire Protection Association...

Thomas Collier, Jr Collier Consultants

Florida
Construction, Premises Liability - Defects, personal injury, insurance, codes, commercial, residential, accidents, falls, asbestos, ADA, sewer, water, liability, damages, general contractor, fire, flood, contracts, subcontractors, engineer
Highly experienced construction and premises expert. Specializes in large commercial and multi-residential construction disputes and serious bodily injury claims. Has served on over 300 cases as an expert witness and dozens of cases as an arbitrator. 30+ years’ experience as a general contractor and owner/developer focusing on condominiums, roads, sewers, subdivisions, offices and other major construction. Summa Cum Laude/Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina. Consultant (2008-Present): Georgia, North Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Cases include commercial defects and delays, serious personal injuries, multifamily, sewers, roads and drainage, retail, insurance, professional liability, and construction business practices. Approximately equal representation of plaintiffs and defendants. General Contractor - President of Buckhead Classic (2006 – presen): Projects include defective construction repair, new construction, fire and flood...

Daniel . Gottuk, PhD Gottuk Engineering

Florida
Fire, Engineering - 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, Consumer products, Failure Analysis, Modeling
Dr. Dan Gottuk is the President of Gottuk Engineering after a 30 year career with Jensen Hughes, with which he still maintains a relationship with a team of over 100 experts providing expert witness and failure analysis services for a range of specialties associated with fires and explosions, mechanical, electrical, construction, codes and standards, materials, chemical, metallurgical, process safety and concrete. Other specific service areas include: Arson Investigation, Origin & Cause Investigations; Fire Spread Analysis; Fire Modeling; Fire Testing; 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. Dr. Gottuk is a recognized expert in fire detection, fire dynamics and fo...

Angelo Pisani, Ph.D Fire Investigation, LLC

Lady Lake, Florida
Fire, Fire - Fire Investigation, Fire Origin and Cause, Fire Liability,
Qualifications: Fire Fighter, NYC Fire Dept. Fire Marshal/Investigator, NYC Fire Dept. Coordinator (CEO), NYC Arson Strike Force Tenured Professor, St. John's University, Queens NY (Currently teaching Forensic Fire Investigation Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI) Former Member of the Board of Directors (NAFI) Member International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) Keynote Speaker at the FBI's International Symposium on Arson Evidence, George Mason University Consultant for NYS Fire and Prevention and Control Presented numerous papers at Universities and Professional Organizations Former Member of the Training and Education Committee of the International Association of Arson Investigators Assoc. Testified as an Expert Testimony in: NY, NJ, PA, Fl, Featured on CNN re: Fatal Fire in Brazil Featured on CNN Re: PA v. Dougherty

Meyer R. Rosen, FAIC, FRSC, CPC, CChE, DABFET Interactive Consulting, Inc.

Bonita Springs , Florida
Products Liability, Fire - Fires, Explosions, chemical accidents, Chemical burns,Toxic exposures, chemistry, chemical engineering, consumer products, industrial products, industrial accidents, materials science, cosmetics, hair relaxers, warnings & instructions, OSHA Codes, Standards, SDS, Patent Infringement, Trade Secrets
Experienced Consulting and Testifying Forensic Litigation Expert Witness. Products Liability and Personal Injury. Plaintiff or Defense; Federal and State. Incident Reconstruction, Complex Litigation, Early case consultation, International Experience. 25 years Industrial Experience. Consumer & industrial product development. Evaluation of hazardous chemicals & safety issues; Chief Scientific Advisor and Director of Technical & Regulatory Symposia for HBA (Health & Beauty, America), Academic Experience: Adjunct Professor Fire Science (15 years); Fire and Explosion Investigator (E-CFEI); Advanced Training (CFEI). Affiliate member National Academy of Forensic Engineers. National Association of Fire Investigators, International. Life Member Member: National Fire Protection Association, American Chemical Society, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Contributing Expert for ASTM Standards- Making Committees (American Society of Testing Materials), Peer Reviewer Professional Jou...

Lester Weitman Lester Weitman Consulting, LLC

Coral Springs, Florida
Automotive, Products Liability - wiring, electrical, fire, defect, design, failure, electronics, battery, motor, module, engineering, connector, instrument, cluster, speedometer, HVAC, charging, alternator, starter, validation, vehicle, automotive, forensic,
Providing Expert Witness and Failure Analysis services for design, manufacturing or assembly defects and preventable errors. Will uncover root cause(s) of product defects to identify culpable party. My credible and clear Expert Reports and depositions have been key in achieving successful out-of-court settlements for my fire subrogation clients. Expert in Failure Analysis and Forensic Engineering of automotive electrical fires and accidents caused by electrical, wiring or electronics due to defects, design flaws or assembly errors. M.I.T. BSEE (ME minor), UD Mercy (MIT curriculum) MS in Product Development and Systems Engineering, and UD Mercy EngD Doctoral coursework completed. Over forty years of automotive electronic and mechanical product design, development, manufacturing and field failure analysis experiences. A Six-Sigma Black belt trained strategic and systems thinker, achieved millions of dollars in cost and quality improvements by designing and launching various elect...

Thomas Collier, Jr Collier Consultants

Atlanta, Georgia
Construction, Premises Liability - Defects, personal injury, insurance, codes, commercial, residential, accidents, falls, asbestos, ADA, sewer, water, liability, damages, general contractor, fire, flood, contracts, subcontractors, engineer
Highly experienced construction and premises expert. Specializes in large commercial and multi-residential construction disputes and serious bodily injury claims. Has served on over 300 cases as an expert witness and dozens of cases as an arbitrator. 30+ years’ experience as a general contractor and owner/developer focusing on condominiums, roads, sewers, subdivisions, offices and other major construction. Summa Cum Laude/Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina. Consultant (2008-Present): Georgia, North Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Cases include commercial defects and delays, serious personal injuries, multifamily, sewers, roads and drainage, retail, insurance, professional liability, and construction business practices. Approximately equal representation of plaintiffs and defendants. General Contractor - President of Buckhead Classic (2006 – presen): Projects include defective construction repair, new construction, fire and flood...

James V Hanna, II, AIA, NCARB Hanna Design Alliance

DECATUR, Georgia
Construction Defects, Architecture - Envelope , Construction, Commercial, Residential, Stucco, Water Intrusion, Roofing, Accessibility, Windows, Sound, Fire, Balcony, Waterproofing, Brick, Siding, Codes, ADA, Air Barrier, Wood, Zoning
Expert Profile: Jim Hanna has more than 35 years of experience practicing architecture, interior architecture, corporate leadership, quality assurance, and quality control. Hanna has provided consultation, arbitration, mediation, and expert witness services. Jim is the founder of Hanna Design Alliance, LLC. hannada.com and his career has spanned building types including multifamily apartment, condominium, resort, hotel, office, medical, and recreational design. With a focus on the technical aspects of architecture and the built environment, he has been responsible for waterproofing detailing, contractual agreements, and design management including specialty consultants. Mr. Hanna is a member of the American Institute of Architecture, NCARB, International Code Council, and the National Fire Protection Association.

JOHN AGOSTI Agosti Fire Investigations

wauconda, Illinois
Fire, Investigation - arson defense, explosions, fire codes, smoke alarm codes, life safety codes, fire prevention, fire department procedures, insurance claim denial; spoliation; firefighter injuries; firefighter fatalities.
As a past member of the Skokie, Illinois Fire Department for twenty-eight years, Mr. Agosti progressed from a Firefighter/Paramedic to the position of Deputy Fire Chief. Mr. Agosti has extensive experience in fire and arson investigation; fire prevention and life safety codes; fire department management, operations and safety; and firefighter fatalities and injuries . He has responded to hundreds of major fire and crime scenes and has testified in court on the conclusions of his investigations. Mr. Agosti’s fire department responsibilities included the review of all construction plans for compliance to fire and building codes. His expertise in building construction and fire code compliance, coupled with his knowledge of firefighting techniques and fire spread, lends a unique blend to his fire investigation capabilities. In addition to his fire department exposure to hundreds of fire investigations, Mr. Agosti has extensive experience in the private sector also. Over the past eight...

Daniel . Gottuk, PhD Gottuk Engineering

Illinois
Fire, Engineering - 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, Consumer products, Failure Analysis, Modeling
Dr. Dan Gottuk is the President of Gottuk Engineering after a 30 year career with Jensen Hughes, with which he still maintains a relationship with a team of over 100 experts providing expert witness and failure analysis services for a range of specialties associated with fires and explosions, mechanical, electrical, construction, codes and standards, materials, chemical, metallurgical, process safety and concrete. Other specific service areas include: Arson Investigation, Origin & Cause Investigations; Fire Spread Analysis; Fire Modeling; Fire Testing; 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. Dr. Gottuk is a recognized expert in fire detection, fire dynamics and fo...

Dale R Wheeler Systech Fire Protection LLC

PALOS PARK, Illinois
Fire, Safety - Fire Protection Engineering, Arson, Smoke Detectors, Fire Alarm, Fire System Failure, Fire Detectors, Carbon Monoxide, Fire Cause and Origin, Fire Resistance, Building and Fire Code, Explosion, Fire Safety, Means of Egress, Life Safety, Fire Sprinklers, Forensic Fire Analysis, Fire Sprinkler Leakage
Mr. Wheeler has practiced in Fire Protection Engineering, Fire Investigation, Fire Safety, and Building and Fire Codes for 46 years. His roles have included Insurance Risk Analyst, Building Commissioner, Building Inspector, Fire Protection and Building Code Consultant, Fire Protection System Designer, System Failure Analyst, and Forensic Fire Investigator. Mr. Wheeler's Expert Witness work includes analysis of events, written reports if requested, litigation support, mediation and arbitration support, depositions, and trail testimony. Mr. Wheeler's career experience includes approximately 220 cases, 65 depositions, and 32 trial testimony's. Mr. Wheeler works nationally and worldwide.

Daniel . Gottuk, PhD Gottuk Engineering

Ellicott CIty, Maryland
Fire, Engineering - 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, Consumer products, Failure Analysis, Modeling
Dr. Dan Gottuk is the President of Gottuk Engineering after a 30 year career with Jensen Hughes, with which he still maintains a relationship with a team of over 100 experts providing expert witness and failure analysis services for a range of specialties associated with fires and explosions, mechanical, electrical, construction, codes and standards, materials, chemical, metallurgical, process safety and concrete. Other specific service areas include: Arson Investigation, Origin & Cause Investigations; Fire Spread Analysis; Fire Modeling; Fire Testing; 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. Dr. Gottuk is a recognized expert in fire detection, fire dynamics and fo...

Jeffery P McBride, PE EBL Fire Engineering

Baltimore, Maryland
Fire, Engineering - 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

Jeffrey E Bartrem, C.B.I. Professional Inspection Consultants, Inc.

Williamston, Michigan
Building Inspection, Construction - Premises Liability, Property Litigation,Negligence Actions, Building Code, Wrongful Death,Residential & Commercial Structures,Fire,Electrical,Mechanical, Plumbing,Zoning,Slip & Fall,Workmanship,Water Testing,Building Inspection, Maintenance, Safety,Code Research, Cost Estimating
Tens of Thousands of Building Inspections performed. Certified Building Inspector, I.C.B.O - International Code Council Registered Building Inspector, State of MI Registered Building Official, State of Michigan Registered Plan Reviewer, State of MI 2009 International Accreditation Service, International Code Council, Lead Evaluator Training 1998 Professional Development Committee, International Conference of Building Officials 1987 Rehabilitation Construction Specialist, National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials 1983 Licensed Residential Builder, State of MI 2010 International Accreditation Service, International Code Council, Building Department Evaluator, Construction Practices Assessment Team, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 2009 Faculty, Michigan State Univ., School of Planning, Design and Construction, Construction Management Program, Adjunct Instructor, Commercial, Fire and Residential Building Codes 1984 President, Professional Inspection Consultant...

Robert (Rob) C Hoffman Jr, PE, CFEI Creative Product Solutions, LLC

Coloma, Michigan
Engineering, Safety - fire, shock, burn, appliance, product, design, test, code, safety, failure, analysis, warning, instruction, literature, product safety, containment, inspection, litigation, product liability, expert
Specialize in design for safety, force failure testing, and product litigation support for the consumer goods industry. Knowledge source in the US on appliance fires, with specific detailed knowledge on dryer fires and their causes. Qualifications: Registered professional engineer in the state of Michigan Certified fire and explosion investigator (CFEI) Master certified in design for safety Master certified in force failure testing Certified in experimental statistics and statistical process control Member of the UL Standards Technical Panel for appliance codes related to clothes washers and dryers I worked in the consumer goods industry in 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) and CSA. Recognized as a significant knowledge source in the US on dryer fires and their causes, I was instrumental in the deve...

Gary Gustafson G-Force Consulting Inc

Clear Lake, Minnesota
Motorcycle, Failure Analysis - Accident Reconstruction, All Terrain Vehicle, UTV, Side by Side, Electrical Engineer, Throttle Design, Dealership, Snowmobile, Power Steering, Consultant, Fire, Electronics, Accessory, Rollover, Polaris, Ranger, Speed Sensor, Root Cause Analysis, Trade Practices, Patent, Arctic Cat, Trademark, ATV
30+ years with an exceptionally broad and deep range of experience with ATVs, UTVs, Side-by-Sides, snowmobiles and motorcycles including: Off-road vehicle product failure and root cause analysis, accident reconstruction, product design, dealership vs OEM vs consumer liability, competitive analysis, intellectual property development, vehicle diagnostics, market research in vehicles, components, technology and accessories for global brands and startups. 11 years of employment at Polaris working on the Ranger UTV and Sportsman ATV platforms. A founding contributor to the Polaris Development Process. One of the original inventors of the Ride Command and Active Descent Control systems as well as making contributions to electronics at Yamaha, BRP and Arctic Cat. Consulting and Expert Witness defense clients have included Mahindra, Robert Bosch Corp, Textron, Arctic Cat, General Dynamics, Johnson Controls and Yamaha. Plaintiff experience in many rollover and fire cases. Active consulting...

Julie Rogers, MD, PhD, MA, D.ABA Expert Anesthesia, LLC

Duluth, Minnesota
Anesthesiology - trauma, orthopedic, regional, epidural, obstetric, ENT, neuro, pediatric, endoscopy, MRI, infection, fire, general anesthesia, outpatient, airway, ECT, ethics, consent, capacity, rural medicine, difficult airway, stroke, STEMI, ICU, nerve injury, acute pain, aspiration, awareness, cardiac arrest
Mayo Clinic educated and trained, Julie Rogers is a board certified anesthesiologist practicing at a community hospital. She is an expert in obstetric, ENT, pediatric, ambulatory, orthopedic, cardiothoracic, plastic, neurosurgical, vascular, regional and monitored anesthesia care (MAC) anesthesia. Her current anesthesia practice is diverse, including all of these disciplines. She also teaches airway management to medical residents. Her background includes a PhD in science/pharmacology and a MA in ethics. Her PhD work involved studying the mechanisms of drug molecules, which is integral to understanding anesthesiology. Her ethics specialties include informed consent, capacity determination and patient advocacy. She has published several peer reviewed papers as well as developed and taught courses in these areas. She has won awards for her many presentations. She has extensive writing experience, including writing press releases and abstracts for a major medical journal....

James “Jim” P. Begley, PE, FSFPE TERPconsulting

Las Vegas, Nevada
Fire, Safety - Fire Protection Engineering, Fire Suppression Systems, Fire Alarm Systems, Fire Spread Analysis, Fire Sprinkler, Fire System Failure, Fire Sprinkler Water Loss, Fire Codes, Life Safety Codes, Fire Investigation, Water Supply Evaluations
With a career spanning several decades specializing in the complex field of fire protection engineering, Jim Begley, PE, FSFPE, possesses experience in fire safety equipment, fire sprinkler systems, smoke control systems, fire alarm systems, specialty suppression systems, forensic engineering examinations, and consulting on various occupancies' life safety and building code issues. The in-depth knowledge of these aspects of fire and life safety is critical to the specialized field of expert witness and loss consulting litigation because each step of the building process, starting with construction and installation to system performance and user error, may be subject to legal disputes as it pertains to fire protection cases. As an expert witness trained in fire protection, fire control, smoke control, and other life safety measures, Jim’s broad knowledge and varied experience in this field have made him sought after in high-stakes legal cases related to fire safety and protection. J...

Michael A. Pollock, P.E. Cogent Experts, LLC

New Jersey
Engineering, Construction Defects - Standard of care, construction defect, construction delay, engineering, mechanical engineering, HVAC, project management, construction schedule analysis, manufacturing, product liability, power, refrigeration, fire, explosion, automotive, forensics, failure analysis, engineering standard of care
Registrations • Professional Engineer: PA (PE075410) • American Bar Association (ABA) – Construction Forum • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Air Act Certification – Universal (includes Chillers, HVAC & Refrigeration) • United States Patent & Trademark Office Registered (USPTO) Professional Affiliations • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) • American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, Air Conditioning Engineering (ASHRAE) • American Arbitration Association (AAA) • Certified Energy Manager (CEM) • Product Developers and the Manufacturers Association PDMA Supermarket Heating Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVACR) Matter – Florida - Provided expert witness field inspection and investigation of relevant HVACR and mechanical systems causing wet conditions via condensation. Guided counsel in deposition questions and developed the case strengths and weaknesses yielding a negotiated settlement favorable to our client. Warehouse Distribut...

Jeffrey D. Zwirn, CPP, CFPS, CFE, SET, FASI&T, CHPA-IV, MBAT, SSI HALL OF FAME IDS Research & Development, Incorporated

Tenafly, New Jersey
Security, Fire - Burglar Alarm, Alarm System, Security System, Alarm & Security, Central Station, Telephone Line Security, Fire Alarm, Smoke Detection, Carbon Monoxide, Panic & Holdup, Physical Security, Access Control, Video Surveillance Systems, Manufacturer Specifications, UL & NFPA Standards, Industry Standards.
A Master Alarm Technician, Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Board Certified in Security Management, Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Senior Engineering Technician, Level IV Certified (SET) in Fire Protection Engineering Technology/Fire Alarm Systems, Certificate Number 111275 from NICET, Level I and II Certified Engineering Technician, Fire Protection Engineering Technology/Inspection and Testing of Fire Alarm Systems (FASI&T) from NICET, Certified Homeland Security Protection Associate Level IV (CHPA-IV)by The National Sheriffs’ Association in partnership with The Global Society of Homeland and National Security Professionals. Appointed and Serves on twenty-two (UL) Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. Standard Technical Panels (STP) and is a former Principal Technical Committee Panel Member, Appointed by NFPA 72®, in the Special Expert Category, for The National Fire Alarm Code And The National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code. As an ac...

Daniel . Gottuk, PhD Gottuk Engineering

New York
Fire, Engineering - 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, Consumer products, Failure Analysis, Modeling
Dr. Dan Gottuk is the President of Gottuk Engineering after a 30 year career with Jensen Hughes, with which he still maintains a relationship with a team of over 100 experts providing expert witness and failure analysis services for a range of specialties associated with fires and explosions, mechanical, electrical, construction, codes and standards, materials, chemical, metallurgical, process safety and concrete. Other specific service areas include: Arson Investigation, Origin & Cause Investigations; Fire Spread Analysis; Fire Modeling; Fire Testing; 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. Dr. Gottuk is a recognized expert in fire detection, fire dynamics and fo...

ZYGMUNT STASZEWSKI, M.Sc. PE FSFPE ZS Engineering DPC Fire Protection Engineers

FLORAL PARK, New York
Fire, Electrical Engineering - Fire Protection, Fire Protection Engineering, Fire Alarm, Fire Sprinklers, Smoke Control, Evacuation, Special Hazard Systems, Fire Rating, Fire Sprinkler Water, Fire Suppression Systems, Fire System Failure, Fire Walls, Fire Hazard, Fires and Explosions, Fire Prevention, Fire Codes, Fire Protection
Licensed Professional Engineer (NY, CT, CO). M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering. "Fellow" (the highest honorary rank) of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers. NICET III Technician in Fire Alarm Technology. Licensed Electrician up to 1,000 Volts (in Europe). Zygmunt "Ziggy" Staszewski M.Sc. PE, FSFPE has been the Principal at ZS Engineering DPC in Floral Park NY since 1989. Designed and inspected thousands of fire alarm, sprinkler, smoke control and other fire protection systems in the United States. Designed multiple fire sprinkler systems for the US Department of Defense AEGIS ON LAND Missile Defence System in Redzikowo, Poland. He also served his clients as an Expert Witness in several fire cases. Past President of the Society of Fire Protection Enbgineers - NY Metro Chapter. Longtime member of the NYC Fire Department Industry Advisory Board, actively involved in code-writing. Longtime member of the NYC Department of Buildings Fire Alarm Code Sub-Committee, actively invo...

CAPT Sean P. Tortora, MS, USMS Long Island Maritime, LLC

Long Island, New York
Maritime, Fire - Maritime / Marine Casualties, Admiralty, Maritime / Marine Collisions, Allisions, and/or Groundings, Marine fire / Marine fires / Marine Firefighting, Towing, Navigation Law, Underway Replenishment , Maritime Accident Investigations / Analysis / Consultation, Cargo Claims, Seaman Claims
CAPT Sean P. Tortora, M.S., U.S.M.S., is a Master Mariner with twenty-five years at sea. He is also an unlimited Master of towing vessels and Master and Commander of U.S Naval underway replenishment vessels. During his career at sea, CAPT Tortora had command of many different classes of vessels, including tankers, dry cargo, break bulk, ammunition, ocean towing, and salvage, special mission, as well as underway replenishment vessels. CAPT Tortora is a native of Long Island, New York. He is a graduate of Chaminade High School and holds a BS in Marine Transportation and MS, with honors, in International Transportation Management, both from the State University of New York Maritime College at Ft. Schuyler. He has served in the first Gulf War 1991-1992, Operation Noble Eagle—the response to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, and Operation Iraqi Freedom—the second Gulf War from 2002-2010. CAPT Tortora’s decorations include U.S. Navy MSC-Command-at-Sea Designato...

Thomas Collier, Jr Collier Consultants

North Carolina
Construction, Premises Liability - Defects, personal injury, insurance, codes, commercial, residential, accidents, falls, asbestos, ADA, sewer, water, liability, damages, general contractor, fire, flood, contracts, subcontractors, engineer
Highly experienced construction and premises expert. Specializes in large commercial and multi-residential construction disputes and serious bodily injury claims. Has served on over 300 cases as an expert witness and dozens of cases as an arbitrator. 30+ years’ experience as a general contractor and owner/developer focusing on condominiums, roads, sewers, subdivisions, offices and other major construction. Summa Cum Laude/Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina. Consultant (2008-Present): Georgia, North Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Cases include commercial defects and delays, serious personal injuries, multifamily, sewers, roads and drainage, retail, insurance, professional liability, and construction business practices. Approximately equal representation of plaintiffs and defendants. General Contractor - President of Buckhead Classic (2006 – presen): Projects include defective construction repair, new construction, fire and flood...

John R. Puskar, PE Prescient Technical Services

Hinckley, Ohio
Fire, Oil and Gas - Mechanical Engineering, Boilers, Natural Gas, Furnaces, Carbon Monoxide, NFPA Codes, gas piping, steam, explosions, fires, ovens, OSHA, heaters, flue piping, NFPA 54, NFPA 85, ASME CSD-1, NFPA 86, NFPA 59A, NFPA 820, Methane, NFPA 56, Purging, Boiler Safety, Steam piping, Gas piping
Mr. Puskar is currently the President of Prescient Technical Services in Cleveland, Ohio. His firm provides strategic safety solutions related to flammable gas safety and the prevention of fires and explosions related to piping systems and combustion equipment in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Puskar is a licensed professional engineer in Ohio and 6 other states. Mr. Puskar holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Youngstown State University and an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Puskar is the 2015 National American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Uzgiris Barnett medal winner for a lifetime of safety contributions to the industry. Mr. Puskar has served on several National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards and code committees including NFPA 54 (National Fuel Gas Code), 86 (ovens and furnaces), 85 (boilers), 820 (wastewater treatment plants), and 56 (flammable gas piping safety, 8...

Robert A Durham, PhD, PE THEWAY Labs

Tulsa, Oklahoma
Failure Analysis, Engineering - Fire, Engineering Mechanical, Engineering Electrical, Building Inspection, Construction, Electricity, Electronics, Laboratories & Testing, Investigation, Products Liability, Plumbing, Forensic Science
Dr. Durham has been providing forensic and failure analysis services to clients for over 20 years. He has testified as an expert witness in multiple states, in federal jurisdictions, before FERC and state utility commissions. He is a certified fire and explosion investigator. He has been involved in over 2,500 failure analysis projects including: power systems, lightning, electrocutions, oil & gas, tank batteries, industrial, commercial, residential, lighting appliances, utility systems, utility regulation, fire, equipment damage, switchgear, construction equipment, electronics, overhead lines, underground lines and fire protection equipment. Licensed PE in 11 States; BS EE, ME, PhD

David B. Klitsch, B.S.,IAAI-CFI(V), IAAI-ECT, NAFI-CFEI Technical Fire Analysis, LLC

Lehighton, Pennsylvania
Fire, Products Liability - Origin and Cause, Fire, Explosion, Marine fires
Mr. Klitsch is a well-respected fire & explosion investigator in the industry, having been in the field for 25+ years. He has offered expert opinions in local, state, and federal courts, in both civil & criminal courts. His attention to detail and compliance with NFPA 921 and NFPA 1033 resulting in fact-based, solid opinions. Mr. Klitsch retired from the Pennsylvania State Police in 2012, after 20 years of honorable service to the citizens of the Commonwealth. Mr. Klitsch spent most of his public sector career investigating fire & explosion incidents. He has taught fire investigation-related classes to other investigators on a local, state, and national level. Mr. Klitsch is a former contract instructor at the National Fire Academy as well as for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for their fire/arson-related curriculum. Mr. Klitsch is a Certified Fire Investigator and an Evidence Collection Technician through the International Association of Arson Investi...

Jeffery P McBride, PE EBL Fire Engineering

Pennsylvania
Fire, Engineering - 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

Michael A. Pollock, P.E. Cogent Experts, LLC

Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Engineering, Construction Defects - Standard of care, construction defect, construction delay, engineering, mechanical engineering, HVAC, project management, construction schedule analysis, manufacturing, product liability, power, refrigeration, fire, explosion, automotive, forensics, failure analysis, engineering standard of care
Registrations • Professional Engineer: PA (PE075410) • American Bar Association (ABA) – Construction Forum • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Air Act Certification – Universal (includes Chillers, HVAC & Refrigeration) • United States Patent & Trademark Office Registered (USPTO) Professional Affiliations • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) • American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, Air Conditioning Engineering (ASHRAE) • American Arbitration Association (AAA) • Certified Energy Manager (CEM) • Product Developers and the Manufacturers Association PDMA Supermarket Heating Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVACR) Matter – Florida - Provided expert witness field inspection and investigation of relevant HVACR and mechanical systems causing wet conditions via condensation. Guided counsel in deposition questions and developed the case strengths and weaknesses yielding a negotiated settlement favorable to our client. Warehouse Distribut...

Amy S. Anderson, BSChE, P.E., CFEI The Warren Group

Irmo, South Carolina
Fire, Forensic Science - Fire Sprinkler Systems, Fire Protection Engineer, CFEI, Commercial Kitchen Fires, Dust Explosions, Fires & Explosions Analysis: Origin & Cause, Fire Suppression Systems, Industrial Process Hazards, Property Damage Claims, deflagration,
Senior Consulting Engineer Amy Anderson has over 20 years of property loss prevention engineering and experience specializing in fire protection. Amy graduated from Clemson University with a degree in Chemical Engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Fire Protection, as well as a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator. Amy has an extensive engineering background with experience evaluating a variety of buildings and occupancies, and advising clients on the prevention of property and business loss. While specialized in the evaluation of diverse chemical facilities, Amy is equally confident in textile plants, plastic production plants, warehouses, metal working facilities, commercial kitchens, offices and hospitals. Amy regularly investigates property damage claims involving fire protection systems and their potential failures. She consults with representatives of property owners, fire protection system installers, and fire protection inspection and service com...

Jennifer T. Morningstar, BSChE, PE, CFEI The Warren Group

Irmo, South Carolina
Chemical Engineering, Fire - Process Safety Management, Chemical Release & Exposure, Chemical Fires & Explosions, Boiler Fires & Explosions, Energy Management, Refrigeration, Cooling Towers, Chillers, Ammonia Based Refrigeration Systems, Saturated Steam and Super-heated Steam for Cogeneration
Jennifer Morningstar is a licensed professional engineer in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma and West Virginia, and an NCEES Model Law Engineer. She has over 20 years of engineering experience. Her emphasis includes chemical release & exposure, OSHA compliance, boiler systems, industrial accident investigation, fires & explosions, product liability and scope of damage/cost to repair. She has provided deposition and trial testimony in both state and federal court. She spent 16 years working at a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) manufacturer where she gained experience with distributed control systems (DCS) and programmable logic controllers (PLC). She is an OSHA-trained Process Hazard Analysis study leader and completed Root Cause Failure Analysis training to become an Incident Investigator. Jennifer authored procedures for lockout/tagout and confined space entry. She also managed capital expansion projects in excess of $1M. Jennifer then ...

Robin D. Franks, MS, PG, CHMM, RSO TGE Resources, Inc.

Houston, Texas
Environmental, Industrial Hygiene - asbestos, mold, soil, groundwater, remediation, indoor air quality, industrial hygiene, chemical spills, fire, hazardous, waste, mold, lead, vapor, industrial, hygiene, disaster response, oil & gas, storage tanks, radiation, geology, Phase I ESA, construction, OSHA, RCRA, PG, RSO, CHMM, ASTM, NORM
35+ yrs. diverse experience, education, credentials & licensing in geology, biology, remediation, & hazardous materials management. For the built environment, I hold multiple credentials in asbestos, lead, indoor air quality, industrial hygiene, mold & bioaerosols, sick buildings, vapor intrusion, OSHA worker & evaluation of operational compliance & occupant hazards. I lecture & teach for UT Systems, JLL, Wal-Mart, major lenders & underwriters. I practice environmental & industrial hygiene at TGE Resources, Inc., (Houston, TX), the firm I founded 30+ years ago. I am routinely retained across my diverse field - over 70 times with near equal defense & plaintiff representation. I have large case experience, I've served in class action litigation, & public and private sector suits. I am an expert in environmental geoscience & hazardous materials releases & spills within the transportation, bulk fuel, lube, and chemical industries. I plan remediation strategies, actively cleanup & ove...

Daniel . Gottuk, PhD Gottuk Engineering

Texas
Fire, Engineering - 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, Consumer products, Failure Analysis, Modeling
Dr. Dan Gottuk is the President of Gottuk Engineering after a 30 year career with Jensen Hughes, with which he still maintains a relationship with a team of over 100 experts providing expert witness and failure analysis services for a range of specialties associated with fires and explosions, mechanical, electrical, construction, codes and standards, materials, chemical, metallurgical, process safety and concrete. Other specific service areas include: Arson Investigation, Origin & Cause Investigations; Fire Spread Analysis; Fire Modeling; Fire Testing; 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. Dr. Gottuk is a recognized expert in fire detection, fire dynamics and fo...

Omeed Khodaparast, MD FASA

Dallas, Texas
Anesthesiology - Regional anesthesia, airway management, difficult intubation, hypotension, positioning, nerve injury, recovery room, nerve blocks, hypoxia, sedation, propofol , postoperative care, code, obstructive sleep apnea, fire
Dr. Omeed Khodaparast is a distinguished, board-certified anesthesiologist renowned for his exemplary career in Dallas, Texas. With over 15 years of experience, Dr. Khodaparast is an expert in multiple facets of general anesthesia. His proficiency extends to advanced techniques such as ultrasound regional anesthesia, including peripheral nerve blocks for acute pain management, as well as propofol sedation and total IV anesthesia. In addition to his clinical devotion, Dr. Khodaparast holds pivotal leadership positions as the medical director and anesthesia chairman at a prestigious community hospital in Dallas. His influence further extends as an esteemed expert panelist for the Texas Medical Board, showcasing his commitment to clinical standards and best practices. Recognized for his integrity and comprehensive knowledge, Dr. Khodaparast offers his services for both plaintiff and defense cases.

Michael J Ogden, CGC, HCI All Disaster Claims, Inc

San Antlnio, Texas
Construction, Insurance - Appraisal, Appraiser, Umpire, Property Loss Cost, Property Loss Causation, Estimator, Fire, Mitigation, Windstorm, Residential, Hail, Commercial, Tornado, Multifamily, Roofing, IICRC, Restoration, Mold, Remediation, General Contractor
An OSHA and Haag Certified, State of Texas and Florida Licensed Public Adjuster and State of Florida Certified General Contractor with more than 22 years of experience directly related to the renovation and consulting of losses from disaster afflicted homes and businesses. Haag Certified Roof Inspector, IICRC and BESI Certified General Contractor, Appraiser, Umpire, Estimator, Renovator, Remediator and Expert Witness / Consultant. State of Florida Certified (Licensed) General Contractor CGC1509420 BESI Certified Defective Drywall Remediator (CDDR) BESI Certified Defective Drywall Consultant (CDDC) NuAire Windows and Doors Certified Installer Dryvit E.I.F.S. Certified Installer IICRC Certified Water Restoration Technician (WRT) IICRC Certified Advanced Structural Drying (ASD) State of Texas Licensed Public Adjuster TDI#1840149 State of Florida Licensed Public Adjuster Haag Certified Roof Inspector OSHA 10 Certified

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

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

Marcor G. Platt, SE, PE, PMP, PMI-ACP MarcorSEN Engineering

South Jordan, Utah
Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering - Forensic engineering, construction defects, structural failure and retrofits, bridge engineering, fall protection, building codes, project management, fire, water, wind, snow, hurricane, impact, damage analysis, hydrologic and hydraulic flood studies, electrical power line structures
Mr. Marcor Platt is a licensed civil and/or structural engineer (PE/SE) in 21 US states or territories - namely Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, the US Virgin Islands, and Washington. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP). He provides expert opinion reports and testimony for structural and civil projects involving both forensic engineering, design engineering, and project management. He has conducted over 600 forensic investigations involving roof failures, wall failures, foundation issues, corrosion, or other forms of damage resulting from rain, hail, wind, snow, tornado, hurricane, earthquake, lightning, fire, volcano, tropical storm, vehicle impact, construction defect, or other natural or man-made events. He has testified at depositions and trials regarding economic feas...

Steven Wilcox

Seattle, Washington
Premises Liability, Dispute Resolution - Building construction, litigation, apartment, fire, damage, stair, starway, slip, fall, injury, public, private, accessibility, ADA, trip, ramp, sidewalk, forensic, government, inspection, investigation, dispute resolution, asbestos, lead, swimming pool, condominium, site development, case support.
Company Principle Steven Wilcox has a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction from the University of Washington (1984) with minor studies in architecture, civil engineering and drafting. He trains regularly with professional and trade organizations. Council of American Building Officials Certified Building Official and International Council of Building Official Certified Building Inspector (since 1994). General Studies, drafting and emergency management certifications. Steve is a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children in King County, WA. Over 25 years as a premises and construction defect consultant, 30 years as a municipal building official, and 38 years of building inspections and related management experience. Skilled in: -Premises liability -Building construction and site development defects -Forensic research and technical analysis -Communication of complex topics in simple terms -Residential, commerical and government ...

Jeffery P McBride, PE EBL Fire Engineering

West Virginia
Fire, Engineering - 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
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