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This page contains products liability expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on products liability and related issues. Products liability expert witnesses and consultants on this page may form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts. The issues and subjects these products liability expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Products Liability, Failure Analysis, Slip Trip & Fall, Manufacturing, Premises Liability, Human Factors, Construction, Fire, Intellectual Property, OSHA, Plumbing, Safety, Warnings & Labels, Accident Reconstruction, and Biomechanics.

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

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

Timothy C Behrens, PE, DFE, CFI, CFEI, CVFI EFI Global, Inc.

Tolleson, Arizona
Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering - Accident Reconstruction, Failure Analysis, Fire, Explosions, Plumbing, Premises Liability, Slip-Trip & Fall, Bicycle, Motorcycle, Products Liability, Transportation, Recreational Vehicles, Heavy Equipment, Industrial Equipment & Machinery
Mr. Behrens has over 38 years of experience in mechanical engineering, with the last 34 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. In addition, Mr. Behrens provides engineering expert evaluations for slip/trip & fall accidents and premises liability issues. He also has some experience in the investigation of water intrusion, foundation and roof damage on commerci...

Bill Miko American Motorcycle Forensics

Scottsdale, Arizona
Motorcycle, Products Liability - American Motorcycles, Motorcycle Braking and Stopping, Motorcycle Maneuverability, Motorcycle Movements and Inputs, Motorcycle Reconstruction, Motorcycle Speed, Motorcycle Safety, Motorcycle Properties and Characteristics, Repair Fraud, Motorcycle Tire Defect, O.E.M vs. Aftermarket Parts, Training
A certified expert in all aspects of motorcycle operation including Chassis Service, Electrical Diagnostics, Fuel Injection, Powertrain, Motorcycle Operation and Function. Pre-impact and Post-impact Velocities Vehicle Trajectory Cause Analysis Lamp Analysis Human Factors Motorcycle Inspection Component Failure Determination Motorcycle Handleability Testing and Analysis Motorcycle Safety Motorcycle Tire Defect Litigation Repair Fraud O.E.M vs. Aftermarket Parts Training

Randy L Phares Dr. Box Consulting, Inc.

Surprise, Arizona
Manufacturing, Products Liability - packaging, freight, load securement, pallets, boxes, packaging machines, cargo transportation, industrial injury, industrial safety, packaging design, packaging testing, corrugated, intellectual property, business ethics
Randy Phares is an expert in packaging, distribution, transportation and manufacturing, especially corrugated and folding carton packaging. He is also an expert on pallets, crating, warehousing and transporting products by semi-truck. He does forensic analysis of packaging failures that caused damage or injury. He has bought, sold operated, supervised, removed and installed packaging machinery. He has managed many warehouses and a fleet of trucks. He has run a packaging testing lab and held almost every job in a packaging operation over his 30 year career. He has completed Expert Reports on packaging failure, load securement, freight transportation, intellectual property, crating, packaging design, Lean Manufacturing, intellectual property and pallets. He has given Depositions, testified at Trial and consulted with attorneys in a variety of cases. He is an esteemed consultant in the packaging field and has done consulting projects all over the world. He was a Regional Safety Champio...

MARTIN M BALABAN, PhD, PE AR TECH

Encino, California
Accident Reconstruction, Premises Liability - Biomechanics, Building Codes, Construction & Industrial Accidents, Failure Analysis, Human Factors, Mechanical Engineering, OSHA, Products Liability, Safety, Slip Trip & Fall, Vehicle collisions
Vehicular:
 all vehicle types, multi-vehicle, bicycles, pedestrians, skidmark analysis. damage-matching, occupant biomechanics. visibility & line-of-sight analysis, traffic signal phasing, vehicular component defects, seatbelts. Premises Liability: Code Compliance, Slip, trip, floor friction testing, stairway & ramp accidents, glass injuries, guardrails; illumination issues; manual & electronic gates, door closing mechanisms, falling objects, structural failures. Occupancies include single- and multi-family residences, retail stores, office buildings, garages, sidewalks, parks and other public access. Industrial & Construction accidents: Walking-working surfaces including ramps, hoisting & conveying, powered lifts, work platforms, forklifts, construction vehicles, materials handling & storage, machine guarding, ladders, scaffolding, trenching & shoring, Cal-OSHA compliance, lockout/tagout, IIPP analysis, human factors & ergonomics issues. Products Liability: Liability regard...

Stephen M Casner, Ph.D.

San Francisco, California
Human Factors, Warnings & Labels - Motor Vehicle Accidents, Distracted Driving, Products Liability, Pedestrian/Cyclist Accidents, General Aviation Accidents, Workplace Safety, Scooters, Reaction Time, Risk Perception, Warnings, Driver Behavior, Slip/Trip/Fall
Dr. Steve Casner is a former career NASA human factors psychologist. Steve draws on a wide body of scientific research to help characterize the understandings, perceptions, and abilities of a reasonably prudent person. Steve is able to help identify the contributions of persons, places, circumstances, and things in a variety of accident situations. Steve is an experienced driver, motorcyclist, bicyclist, and airplane and helicopter pilot and flight instructor. Steve’s first book entitled Careful was published by Penguin Random House in 2017 and reviewed in the Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, and many others.

Kenneth Nemire, PhD, CPE HFE Consulting, LLC

Campbell, California
Human Factors, Warnings & Labels - Products Liability, Slip Trip, and Fall, Vehicle Accidents, Auto Accidents, Perception/Reaction Analysis, Driver Behavior, Distracted Driving, Motorcycle Accidents, Pedestrian/Bicycle Accidents, Night Vision and Lighting, Retail Safety, Workplace Safety
Expert in human factors and ergonomics with extensive experience testifying in motor vehicle accidents; product liability; and slip, trip, fall cases in state and federal courts. Retained by both plaintiff and defense attorneys. Specializes in forensic personal injury causation involving premises, product, vehicle, pedestrian, and workplace accidents. Human factors/ergonomics specialties include: Driver perception & behavior; Pedestrian perception & behavior; Perception response time; Night vision; Lighting, visibility & conspicuity; Slip, trip, misstep & fall (including falls from heights such as ladders & platforms); Product design & liability (including medical, consumer, industrial, agricultural); Human-machine interaction; Control/display layout; Warnings, signs & instructions. PhD in Experimental Psychology, Certified Professional Ergonomist, Certified XL Tribometrist, and OSHA authorized to teach 10 and 30 hr. courses in General Industry Safety. Designed and conducted human f...

Zal Phiroz, PhD UCSD, Harvard University, Pier Consulting Group

Los Angeles, California
Products Liability, Safety - Transportation, Logistics, 3PL, Product Manufacturing, Product Safety, Personal Injury, Storage, Warehouse, Manufacturing, Quality Control, Distribution, Supply Chain
In addition to faculty appointments at University of California San Diego, Harvard University, and University of Southern California, Dr. Phiroz's career includes senior management experience at Procter & Gamble, and supply chain consultation appointments for various firms including several fortune 500 companies. As an expert witness, Dr. Phiroz has opined on cases involving product liability and injury, product safety, manufacturing vulnerabilities, distribution failures, product damage/depreciation valuation, warehousing standards, and supply chain ownership. Dr. Phiroz has provided testimony in several cases involving fortune 100 companies, and has worked on both the defendant and plaintiff side. Dr. Phiroz has authored several peer reviewed publications on various areas of supply chain management. In addition to a PhD in Supply Chain Management (Hierarchical decision making patterns for the placement of physical supply chain entities), Dr. Phiroz holds an MBA, BS Hons (Comp...

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 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...

David R. Lenorovitz, PhD, CPE LENPRO Services, Inc.

Littleton, Colorado
Human Factors, Warnings & Labels - Human Factors Engineering, Ergonomics, Hazard Analysis, Safety Procedures, Warnings, Warnings Adequacy, Warning Systems, Product Liability, Perception-Memory-Cognition, User Distractions/Diverted Attention, Task Analysis, Industrial Accidents
Dr. Lenorovitz is a Board Certified Ergonomist / Human Factors Professional with extensive experience in developing and applying knowledge regarding the ways in which human capabilities and limitations can materially effect a user's performance (i.e., success or failure) when interacting with a variety of products or equipment. He has performed HF-related work evaluating, designing, developing, and testing user-interactive-systems for a wide range of industrial, governmental, and individual clients. His forensic experience has included applying HF scientific principles, preparing analysis reports, providing expert opinions, and testifying in cases involving: hazard analysis; evaluating safety systems; assessing the necessity for and adequacy of warnings, instructions, operator manuals, work practices, & organizational procedures; addressing product design and product liability issues; and investigating incidents involving user distractions or diverted attention situations.

Kristopher J. Seluga, M.S., PE Technology Associates, LLC

Stamford, Connecticut
Accident Reconstruction, Products Liability - Mechanical Engineering, Biomechanics, Automotive, Construction, Engineering, Failure Analysis, Forensic Science, Human Factors, Motorcycle, Premises Liability, Safety, Slip Trip & Fall
Our staff of experienced engineers are ready to apply established scientific and engineering knowledge and techniques to your case. Our staff has published hundreds of papers, served on national ANSI standards committees and assisted over 2,500 attorneys and insurance agents settle or try their cases. Because the laws of physics and principles of engineering are universal, we are able to investigate and opine on a wide range of topics including motor vehicle crashes, heavy machinery, consumer products, construction sites, falls and biomechanical analyses. In each case, we assist our clients by determining, in as much detail as possible, how and why an accident occurred and communicating those finding in a clear and concise manner.

Bradley T Cook, PE Kimley-Horn

Sarasota, Florida
Automotive, Accident Reconstruction - 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...

Edward S. George E & S Consulting, Inc.

Saint Augustine, Florida
Engineering, Failure Analysis - Metallurgy, Products Liability

Meyer R. Rosen, CFEI, FAIC, CPC, CChE Interactive Consulting, Inc.

Bonita Springs , Florida
Products Liability, Fire - Fires, Explosions, hazardous chemicals, 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, 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), Adjunct Professor Fire Science (15 years); Nationally Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator. Advanced Training (CFEI). Member: National Fire Protection Association, American Chemical Society, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Contributing Expert for Standards- Making Committees (American Society of Testing Materials), Peer Reviewer Professional Journals, Member:Center for Dermal Research, Rutgers University. Fellow: American College of Forensic Examiners, Fellow: American Institute of Chemists, Fellow: Royal ...

Stanley P. Stephenson, PhD Litigation Economics, LLC

Tampa, Florida
Intellectual Property, Economics - Damages Calculations, Lost Profits, Business Interruption, Intellectual Property Infringement, Products Liability, Earnings Loss, Lost Earnings, Patent Infringement, Trade Secrets, Trademark, Wrongful Death, Employment Disputes
Application of economic, accounting and statistical analysis tools to assess damages in products liability, contract breach, wrongful death, personal injury, business interruption, intellectual property, construction defects and employment disputes. Clients in high-tech manufacturing, software development, auto accessories, real estate, hotels, restaurants, retail, and agricultural processing industries. Specialty is damages assessments in complex litigation.

Adam K Aleksander, PhD, PE, CSP Aleksander & Associates P.A.

Boise, Idaho
Human Factors, Products Liability - 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...

Mike Senneff Product Safety Help LLC

Bettendorf, Iowa
Products Liability, Fire - Product Safety Training, Risk assessment, Safety sign development, Operator manual review, Accident investigation, Preparation of EU Technical Construction Files, Product compliance assessment, Equipment fire investigations, Assistance in litigation as an expert witness
In October of 2011 Mike Senneff retired from John Deere after completing 35 ½ years of service. Since 1993 Mike served John Deere in the Product Safety and Compliance area of product design for agricultural machinery involving harvesting and seeding equipment. For many years Mike has been involved in the development of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers and ISO safety standards for agricultural machinery. For 12 years he served as the Chairman of the ISO TC23/Sub-Committee 3 – ‘Operator Comfort and Safety’ for machinery and was directly involved in the development of most of the agricultural machinery international safety standards that are in use today. He is a lifetime member of ASABE and has served either as the chair, working group leader or working group member on many different ASABE standards committees. He is currently serving as a member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to ISO TC 199 – ‘Safety of Machinery’ and is a certified Fire and Explos...

Jason S. Kiddy, PhD, PE, CFEI Aither Forensic Engineering

Gambrills, Maryland
Mechanical Engineering, Products Liability - Plumbing, Construction Defects, Premises Liability, Industrial Accidents, Heavy Equipment, Hunting Equipment, Manufacturing, Aviation, Origin and Cause, Pressure Vessels, Intellectual Property, Fire and Explosion Investigation
Dr. Kiddy is a principle at Aither Forensics Engineering, LLC, a forensics consulting firm located in central Maryland. Dr. Kiddy spent over 20 years in various industries prior to becoming a full-time expert witness providing a broad industry experience base from which to draw extensive knowledge on a wide variety of topics. Dr. Kiddy's work experience includes the oil and gas industry, aircraft and helicopter design, marine structures, wind turbines, and telecommunications. From a technical perspective, Dr. Kiddy has expertise in mechanical design, engineering materials, plumbing/HVAC systems, corrosion, fire origin and cause, codes and standards, and warnings/instructions. From a product design standpoint, Dr. Kiddy's experience includes all aspects of a product life cycle such as early stage R&D, product development and qualification, manufacturing, quality control, and failure analysis. Dr. Kiddy is a registered professional engineer in five states, a certified fire and ex...

Alan Lipschultz, PE, CCE, CSP, CPPS, FACCE, FAAMI Healthcare Technology Consulting LLC

North Bethesda, Maryland
Medical Devices, Products Liability - Patient Safety, Biomedical Engineering, Clinical Engineering, Healthcare Technology, Medical Accident Investigation, Infusion Pumps, Defibrillators, Electrosurgical Units, Insulin Pumps, Joint Commission, Hospital Safety, Patient Safety, Patient Monitoring
37 years of hospital experience as Director of Clinical Engineering at two major hospitals; Responsible for managing all of the medical devices at those institutions; including overseeing the preventative maintenance, repairs, and incident investigation; Active member of Patient Safety Committee, Environment of Care Committee, Technology Management Committee, & Medical Product Implementation Committee. Professional Engineer (PE); Certified in Clinical Engineering (CCE); Certified Safety Professional (CSP); & Certified Professional In Patient Safety (CPPS) Fellow, Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Fellow, American College of Clinical Engineering (FACCE) 2006 Recipient, Clinical/Biomedical Engineering Achievement Award from Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Co-Chair, AAMI Standards Board (1993-2015) Chair, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Technical Committee on Medical Equipment (2007-2015), Me...

John H Murphy, BSc MHSc MBA PhD ROH CIH MACE Resource EHS America, Inc.

Boston, Massachusetts
Industrial Hygiene, Products Liability - Exposure, Legionnaires, Asbestos, Occupational Disease, Infection Control, COVID, Indoor Air Quality, Mold, Respirators, Carbon Monoxide, Chemical Product Liability, Pesticides
Adjunct Professor - Occupational & Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of Toronto Member, American College of Epidemiology Member, Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology Certified Industrial Hygienist (American Board of Industrial Hygiene) Registered Occupational Hygienist (Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists) Licensed Pesticide Applicator Licensed Asbestos Project Supervisor

R Craig Williams, PE, BSME, MSAE, PhD(abd), CFEI, CFII Canney Brook Forensic Engineers

Boston , Massachusetts
Mechanical Engineering, Fire - Origin and Cause, Legal, Failure Analysis, Electrical Engineering, Equipment and Machinery, Forensic Science, HVAC, Construction Defects, Construction, Forest, Slip, Trip, and Fall, Products Liability, Premises Liability, Laboratories & Testing, Plumbing, Manufacturing, Investigation, OSHA, IBC
R. Craig Williams, PE BSME MSAE PHD(abd) CFEI CFII Principal Professional Engineer Serving All New England, New York, New Jersey, and Midwest Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator Mechanical, Electrical, Materials, HVAC, Fires, Explosions, Injuries & Death Licensure in: MA, CT, RI, ME, NH, VT, NY, NJ, FL, MI, OH, MO Mr. Williams is a mechanical, electrical, materials engineer with 38 years’ of practice in consulting, research, manufacturing, operations, product design, business development, failure analysis and forensic engineering. Over his many years of licensed experience, he designed, specified, maintained, operated, and evaluated mechanical, electrical, HVAC, and mobile equipment. He is an outstanding forensic investigative expert. His extensive heat transfer. fluid dynamics, fire dynamics, and materials science background allows superior failure, incident, fire, and explosion analysis. Experience in professional engineering consulting, engineering research , construct...

Stephen A. Batzer, PhD, PE Batzer Engineering

Fife Lake, Michigan
Intellectual Property, Failure Analysis - 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.

Robert C Hoffman Jr, PE, CFEI Creative Product Solutions, LLC

Coloma, Michigan
Products Liability, Engineering - fire, shock, burns, fire investigation, appliances, design, testing, codes, safety, failure analysis, product liability, warnings & labels,
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 statistical blackbelt 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 development of the clothes dryer drum con...

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

St. Louis, Missouri
Safety, Premises Liability - 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.

Neal A. Growney, PE Neal A. Growney & Assoc., LLC

Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
Products Liability, Equipment & Machinery - Machine guarding: metalworking, woodworking, food, plastic and rubber, machinery: saws, press-brakes, oxy-acetylene torches, CNC machining, grinders, buffers, mills; printing presses; power tools; ladders; material handling: conveyors, forklifts, truck loading, palletizers; construction machinery.
Rubber/plastic mills, calendars and Banbury style mixers, 2 and 3-roll mills, extruders; vertical post mixers, blenders, power presses, hand tools, drill presses, doors and gates, railings, hoists, lifts, shaker screens, bucket elevators, scrap grinders, V-belt & chain drives, jacks, compressed gas containers, compressors, wire rope, log splitters, lawn mowers, packaging machinery, commercial & industrial washing machines and ironers, racks, flatbed truck unloading, exercise machines, personal protective equipment, strut, warnings, instructions, manuals, training, OSHA, ANSI, ASTM,NFPA, MSHA, BOCA, DOT drivers' logs.

C.J. Abraham, PhD, P.E., DPE, JD, FRSC, FTI, DEE, IH

Great Neck, New York
Products Liability, Slip Trip & Fall - Athletics & Recreation, Safety, Safety Engineering, Warnings & Labels, Industrial Hygiene, OSHA, Risk Analysis, Biomechanics, Engineering, Fires, Explosions, Human Factors, Brain Injuries, Personal Injury, Trampolines, Amusement Parks, Water Parks, Playground Accidents
Dr. Abraham is a licensed P.E. and a Senior Member and a Diplomat in The National Academy of Forensic Engineers. Over the last 45 years, C. J. Abraham has created warnings and instructions for many products and protocols applied and used worldwide. He has consulted to major news channels, NHTSA, OSHA, NIOSH, State of California (CaITrans), Microsoft, New York Transit, Queensborough Bridge Authority, Department of Agriculture, the Federal Government, State Attorney General's Offices, and municipalities throughout the United States, Canada and Europe in a variety of technical areas. His interests include head and brain protection in sports and recreation and personal injury accidents and litigations. In addition, he is also involved in the reconstruction of all types of sports injuries in a large variety of recreational and sports activities, amusement and trampoline facilities, as well as accidents involving a variety of products and vehicles. His background may be found at www...

John S. Morse, PhD, PE John S. Morse, PE

Brocton, New York
Accident Reconstruction, Products Liability - Ladders, scaffolds, shopping carts, fires & explosions, oil & gas industry, guarding, machine guarding, warnings, heavy trucks, brakes
Investigated over 575 ladder/climbing equipment accidents involving stepladders, fixed ladders, extension ladders, articulated ladders, combination ladders, rolling ladders, and telescoping ladders, folding attic stairways, fixed stairways and scaffolds. Co-authored three publications on ladder safety. Appeared on television three times to discuss shopping cart safety. Investigated fires and explosions, heavy truck accidents, industrial accidents, oil & gas industry, guarding, warnings, and plumbing failures.

Kristopher J. Seluga, M.S., PE Technology Associates, LLC

New York
Accident Reconstruction, Products Liability - Mechanical Engineering, Biomechanics, Automotive, Construction, Engineering, Failure Analysis, Forensic Science, Human Factors, Motorcycle, Premises Liability, Safety, Slip Trip & Fall
Our staff of experienced engineers are ready to apply established scientific and engineering knowledge and techniques to your case. Our staff has published hundreds of papers, served on national ANSI standards committees and assisted over 2,500 attorneys and insurance agents settle or try their cases. Because the laws of physics and principles of engineering are universal, we are able to investigate and opine on a wide range of topics including motor vehicle crashes, heavy machinery, consumer products, construction sites, falls and biomechanical analyses. In each case, we assist our clients by determining, in as much detail as possible, how and why an accident occurred and communicating those finding in a clear and concise manner.

R Craig Williams, PE, BSME, MSAE, PhD(abd), CFEI, CFII Canney Brook Forensic Engineers

New York
Mechanical Engineering, Fire - Origin and Cause, Legal, Failure Analysis, Electrical Engineering, Equipment and Machinery, Forensic Science, HVAC, Construction Defects, Construction, Forest, Slip, Trip, and Fall, Products Liability, Premises Liability, Laboratories & Testing, Plumbing, Manufacturing, Investigation, OSHA, IBC
R. Craig Williams, PE BSME MSAE PHD(abd) CFEI CFII Principal Professional Engineer Serving All New England, New York, New Jersey, and Midwest Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator Mechanical, Electrical, Materials, HVAC, Fires, Explosions, Injuries & Death Licensure in: MA, CT, RI, ME, NH, VT, NY, NJ, FL, MI, OH, MO Mr. Williams is a mechanical, electrical, materials engineer with 38 years’ of practice in consulting, research, manufacturing, operations, product design, business development, failure analysis and forensic engineering. Over his many years of licensed experience, he designed, specified, maintained, operated, and evaluated mechanical, electrical, HVAC, and mobile equipment. He is an outstanding forensic investigative expert. His extensive heat transfer. fluid dynamics, fire dynamics, and materials science background allows superior failure, incident, fire, and explosion analysis. Experience in professional engineering consulting, engineering research , construct...

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

Columbus, Ohio
Human Factors, Engineering - Distracted driving, Driving behavior, Reconstruction, Biomechanics, Maritime, Manufacturing, Mining, OSHA, Premises Liability, Products Liability, Safety, Slips, Trips, Falls, Transportation, Warnings, Conspicuity, Cell phones, Texting, Lighting, Perception, Visibility, Instructions, Human Factors
Dr. Kevin Rider is a human factors expert and owner of Forensic Human Factors, LLC, providing investigations, reports and expert testimony for personal injury cases – plaintiff and defense. His expertise involves investigating how people interact with other people, products and environments in predictable ways, and applying this understanding to effective, efficient and safe products, services and systems. He has been retained as an expert in more than 40 states (+ Puerto Rico). Dr. Rider’s expertise includes: • MVAs and pedestrian collisions, incl. trucks, trains, buses, motor/bicycles • Illumination, nighttime visibility, and conspicuity • DUI/DWIs, where intoxication was not a proximate cause of crash • Adequacy of product designs and warnings • The design and maintenance of safe civil and occupational environments • Premises liability, and slips, trips and falls • Workplace and construction safety Dr. Rider is a Professional Engineer (PE), a Certified Professional Ergonomi...

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

Jason S. Kiddy, PhD, PE, CFEI Aither Forensic Engineering

Pennsylvania
Mechanical Engineering, Products Liability - Plumbing, Construction Defects, Premises Liability, Industrial Accidents, Heavy Equipment, Hunting Equipment, Manufacturing, Aviation, Origin and Cause, Pressure Vessels, Intellectual Property, Fire and Explosion Investigation
Dr. Kiddy is a principle at Aither Forensics Engineering, LLC, a forensics consulting firm located in central Maryland. Dr. Kiddy spent over 20 years in various industries prior to becoming a full-time expert witness providing a broad industry experience base from which to draw extensive knowledge on a wide variety of topics. Dr. Kiddy's work experience includes the oil and gas industry, aircraft and helicopter design, marine structures, wind turbines, and telecommunications. From a technical perspective, Dr. Kiddy has expertise in mechanical design, engineering materials, plumbing/HVAC systems, corrosion, fire origin and cause, codes and standards, and warnings/instructions. From a product design standpoint, Dr. Kiddy's experience includes all aspects of a product life cycle such as early stage R&D, product development and qualification, manufacturing, quality control, and failure analysis. Dr. Kiddy is a registered professional engineer in five states, a certified fire and ex...

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

Lehighton, Pennsylvania
Fire, Products Liability - Origin and Cause, Fire, Explosion
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...

Scott J. Taylor, CDP Accident Reconstruction and Animations

South Carolina, South Carolina
Accident Reconstruction, Products Liability - 3D Trucking Accident Reconstruction Animations, Accident Reconstruction Animations, Night Lighting Accidents, 3D Crime Scene Reconstructions, Whiplash Accidents, Products Liability, Pedestrian Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Cranes Accidents, Dart Out Accidents, Slip and Fall, Fires Simulations
PLEASE EMAIL TO RECEIVE ANIMATIONS LIKE YOUR CASE 1. 96% of Mr. Taylor's animated cases settled favorably for his attorneys, of 230 cases in a 2010 study, 87% before trial, and 9% in trial 2- Scott's animations provide the opposition a quick jury view of the Accident Reconstructions the jury will see, justifying earlier settlement requests for more equitable amounts, and avoid trials. A Bar Study stated "The combination of verbal and visual delivery is remembered six times as effectively as verbal." 3- Scott's fee is 51% less than 2021 American Reconstructionists averages 4- Clients have received large financial savings for cases, because almost all attorneys postpone deposition costs until after the usual 87% which settle early (2010 study). His Reconstructions report or Affidavit explains case theory, how animations agree with evidence, technical Reconstructions references for numeric calculations, and why other theories are improbable. To save costs of surveys or visiti...

Jay H Daily JHD Product Liability Consulting

ROWLETT, Texas
Products Liability, Manufacturing - Testing, Failure Analysis, Ergonomics, Product Design, Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, Premises Liability, Structural Engineering, Warnings and Labels, Slip, Trip & Fall, Metallurgy, Machinery/Equipment
I have 34 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.

Randall King, PhD, PE King Professional Engineering, Inc.

DALLAS, Texas
Mechanical Engineering, Products Liability - 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 & 44 depositions ▪ 20 Patent, IPR, & PGR cases – 3 trials & 9 depositions ▪ 21 Patents ▪ Patent infringement & invalidity ▪ Products liability ▪ Design defects & manufacturing defects ▪ Failure analysis ▪ Oilfield, Industrial, Construction, & Agricultural accidents ▪ Pumps, valves, compressors, & piping ▪ Cranes, trucks, lifts ▪ Consumer products Dr. King has served as a forensic engineer for over 15 years, testifying at 10 trials and 44 depositions in state and federal courts for both plaintiff and defense. Dr. King has served on 20 patent cases, providing opinions on invalidity, infringement, IPR’s, PGR's, and claim construction, including li...

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

Lubbock, Texas
Engineering, Metallurgy - 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,...

Doug Rush, MSc., CIH, CSP, CHMM, SMS, OHST, REPA Scopus Consultants, Inc.

Cypress, Texas
Industrial Hygiene, Safety - Safety, Forensic Science, Industrial Hygiene, Indoor Air Quality, OSHA, Risk, Product Liability, Toxicology, Accident Reconstruction, Asbestos, Environmental, Hazmat, Chemical Exposure, Disaster Recovery, Ergonomics, Mold, Legionella, Products Liability, Pesticides, Covid Pandemic, Benzene
Summary of Experience I am a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), Safety Management Specialist (SMS), EPA Nationally Qualified Asbestos Consultant, Licensed Asbestos Consultant in Texas, and OSHA Hazmat Qualified. My experience encompasses the leadership and management of teams of Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) experts including industrial hygienists, safety professionals, environmental engineers, medical doctors, nurses, and technicians in workplace incidents and exposures to industrial chemicals and substances such as asbestos, benzene, welding fumes, lead, mold, pesticides, among others. My accomplishments include participation as an expert forensic HSE investigator in legal proceedings including written and oral depositions and product liability cases. I am a hands-on, result driven HSE leader with unified technical, business, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. I p...

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...

Scott W. Beckwith, PhD BTG Composites, Inc.

Taylorsville, Utah
Failure Analysis, Products Liability - 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).

Mark R Webster, PE, MSME, MBA Webster Engineering, LLC

Hubertus, Wisconsin
Mechanical Engineering, Equipment & Machinery - Conveyors, Elevators, Material Lifts, Industrial Controls, Dynamic Analysis, Animations, Forensic Engineering, Intellectual Property, Freight Lifts, ASME Safety Standards, Failure Analysis, Hydraulics, Manufacturing, Products Liability, Hydraulic Lifting Systems,Material Handling,Machinery Patents
Licensed Professional Engineer with more than 30 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, 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 lifting and other material handling applications, finite element analysis. Very active in ASME safety codes and standards.
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