FIRE DAMAGE EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-083301
This expert on Electrical Engineering has over 28 years of experience. He is experienced in lighting, power, fire alarm and communication design for institutional, medical, commercial and design/build projects. He has performed analysis of electrical systems for hospitals, military and industrial facilities. His background in electrical engineering provided a solid platform for performing Forensic Services. Over the past fifteen years, he has given testimony at ...
Expert Witness: E-062791
This expert is currently a fire and explosion investigator and analyst at a top forensic firm in the Southeast. He is a highly qualified fire and explosion expert and has extensive credentials, including: multiple certifications, fire and explosion research, many published articles and papers, presentations, teaching, years of experience including hundreds of fire and explosion investigations, analyses, and testimony on numerous cases.
Expert Witness: E-142214
This highly qualified expert has extensive experience in the field of fire protection engineering. He received his bachelors and masters from the University of San Diego, both in mechanical engineering. His PhD in mechanical engineering was also granted from UCSD. He is on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Wildland Fire as well as the NFPA Technical Committee on Wildlife and Rural Fire Protection. Currently he serves as an associate editor for a ...
Expert Witness: E-095084
This expert has over 20 years of experience in wildland fire investigation, suppression, prescribed fire, and training. He is currently the President/Owner of a private wildfire investigation, consulting, and training firm. Previously, he served as a Special Agent with the US Forest Service, specializing in wildland fire investigation and performing as the national wildland fire investigation expert, as well as, detailing as the Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge. He was ...
Expert Witness: E-082058
This former Chief California State Fire Marshal is a consummate expert in fire protection, building codes, and window safety. He has over 40 years of hands-on expertise and currently serves as Executive Director of the National Code Services Association. He also served as the Chair of California‟s Special Arson Task Force and has extensive experience in the investigation of fire origin, cause and spread and also negligence of fire department operations and management. ...
Expert Witness: E-142219
This highly qualified expert received his BS in Mechanical engineering, an MS in mechanical engineering and a second in aerospace engineering. His PhD in aerospace engineering was granted by the the University of Michigan. Formerly he served as as a senior fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in their fire research division. Currently he serves as professor and director of undergraduate studies for the department of fire protection at a major MD ...
Expert Witness: E-143683
This fire analysis expert received his PhD in engineering mechanics from Virginia Tech. He is a licensed fire protection engineer. He has been involved in research for over 17 years and is currently an associate professor in fire safety engineering technology at an elite university.
Expert Witness: E-078517
This fire protection and construction codes expert has been active in his field for over 33 years. He earned his B.S. in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland and is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of New York. The expert began his career with fire protection and alarm system companies before becoming a Consulting Engineer with Lehr Associates, where he prepared code reviews. From 2000 until 2009, the expert was the Director of the ...
Expert Witness: E-074336
This electrical expert has nearly forty years of experience in the electrical industry, having been a licensed Master Electrician for a quarter century. He currently serves as a faculty member in the electrical apprenticeship program at a technical college in Wisconsin. He is a member of the National Fire Protection Association and the International Association of Electrical Inspectors.
Expert Witness: E-071724
This expert specializes in electrical engineering issues, and has performed numerous investigations into fires caused/allegedly caused by electrical issues. His experience includes evaluation of electronics products and their failure modes to determine whether they adhered to relevant safety standards, including those established by Underwriters Laboratories and the Canadian Standards Association. He has also evaluated products and components for structural wiring ...
Expert Witness: E-004462
This expert is a member of the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, California Council of EMS Educators, California Fire Chiefs, California EMS Educator/QI Group, and National Association of EMS Educators. He is currently the President and Education Program Director of a private EMT training center. He has 26 years of experience in Emergency Medical Services and 20+ years as an Educator. This expert also has extensive expert witness experience.
Expert Witness: E-007427
This expert has over 24 years experience in the fire, water, and storm damage restoration industry and currently serves as President of a property restoration company. He holds various certifications and designations from the Restoration Industry Association, National Association of Homebuilders, and the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification such as Certified Restorer, Water Damage Restoration, and Graduate Master Remodeler. He specializes in ...

FIRE DAMAGE EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Defective Electrical Wiring Allegedly Causes Yacht Fire FIRE DAMAGE Expert Case

…  Fed. Appx. 850 Facts This case involves a yacht caught fire. The plaintiffs, the insurer and the owner, sued the boat’s manufacturer, …  that was corroded and exhibited signs of electrical damage consistent with that of water intrusion. The expert performed a …

Electrical Utility Provider Allegedly Causes Widespread Fire FIRE DAMAGE Expert Case

Electrical Utility Provider Allegedly Causes Widespread Fire

…  case involves an expansive wildfire in Texas that destroyed more than 3,000 structures and resulted in …  Investigations have concluded that the majority of the fire was caused by equipment and infrastructure maintained by a major …  As part of the growing set of legal cases surrounding the fire, a team of electrical utility experts familiar with fire risk mitigation, …

Yacht Explodes Following Negligent Inspection FIRE DAMAGE Expert Case

Yacht Explodes Following Negligent Inspection

…  line in the boat that the inspector missed. An expert in fire cause and origin with experience investigating boat fires was sought to review the matter and address causation and …

Oil Industry Expert Investigates Cause Of Pump Explosion FIRE DAMAGE Expert Case

Oil Industry Expert Investigates Cause Of Pump Explosion

…  on an initial investigation, the defendants state that the fire was caused by a transfer pump which was used to move oil between temporary …  frac tanks. An expert to help determine the cause of the fire, determine liability for the defect which caused the blast and opine as to …

Negligence by Road Crew Allegedly Causes Wildfire FIRE DAMAGE Expert Case

Negligence by Road Crew Allegedly Causes Wildfire

…  case involves a fire which was allegedly sparked by a power line that came into contact with a tree, resulting in a wildfire that spread across numerous ranches and homes in Montana. After an investigation, it was determined that the fire started near a site where a municipal crew was trimming tree limbs away …

Fireplace Explosion is Linked to Defective Gas System FIRE DAMAGE Expert Case

Fireplace Explosion is Linked to Defective Gas System

…  from Oklahoma who was severely injured when an open gas fireplace with a glass guard on its perimeter exploded. The gas fireplace was located at a home owned by the plaintiff’s colleague, whom she …  pieces at the plaintiff’s face and causing extensive fire damage to the …

Massive Explosion Linked to Corroded Gas Line FIRE DAMAGE Expert Case

Massive Explosion Linked to Corroded Gas Line

…  completely destroyed the plaintiff’s house and seriously damaged that of her neighbor. An investigation into the explosion after the …

Fire Safety Expert Advises on Lack of Smoke Alarms in Fatal Apartment Fire FIRE DAMAGE Expert Case

…  case involves a fire that occurred in a large apartment building in a built-up, urban area. The fire allegedly began in a utility closet in the building’s basement, where …  and clothes dryer laundry machines short-circuited. The fire began to spread to the area around the utility closet, and despite the …