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Design Engineering Group
Redondo Beach, California
P.O. Box 2417, 90278


Contact:  Peter J. Weller, PE
www.peterjweller.com
310-937-9389 Or Toll Free
pj902@aol.com
P.O. Box 2417
Redondo Beach, California 90278

Contact:  Peter J. Weller, PE
www.peterjweller.com
310-937-9389
pj902@aol.com
Peter J. Weller, PE of Design Engineering Group is a Registered Professional Engineer with 40 years professional and industrial experience and 10 years experience in Expert Testimony.
Information:  
Engineering,  Forensic Engineering,  Hydraulics,  Mechanical Engineering,  Product Liability, 


Peter J. Weller, PE of Design Engineering Group is a Registered Professional Engineer with 40 years professional and industrial experience and 10 years experience in Expert Testimony.

Fire/Reconstruction Consultants, Inc.
Cape Canaveral, Florida
P.O. Drawer 307 , 32920-0307


Contact:  Walter P Godfrey
www.fireexpert.com
321-868-7890 Or Toll Free
fireexpert@fireexpert.com
P.O. Drawer 307
Cape Canaveral, Florida 32920-0307

Contact:  Walter P Godfrey
www.fireexpert.com
321-868-7890
fireexpert@fireexpert.com
Mission Statement: Fire/Reconstruction Consultants, Inc. is in the business of providing Accurate, non-biased Technical Independent Investigations to determine the Origin & Cause of Fires & Explosions in Structures, Vessels & Vehicles for our clients. Our diverse team of Fire & Explosion Investigators, Analysts, Experts, & Forensic Engineers provide; fast mobilization, accurate, thorough, integrity based results along with complete litigation support to Marine, Property, Casualty Insurers, Manufacturers & the Legal Profession Worldwide.

The focus of our final delivered product/service is two-fold:
1st)
We are retained in order to technically determine what occurred, how the loss, injury or wrongful death could have been avoided and who or what was at fault and
2nd) by what is expressed in our Mission Statement. On a more minor point, we would like to say that while complex claims or lawsuits cannot be made completely simple due to the legal terminology or technical explanation required, they can be made clear for the jury to thoroughly understand.
Information:  
Civil Litigation,  Combustion and Incineration,  Earthquake Damage,  Electrical Engineering,  Engineering,  Failure Analysis,  Fire and Explosions,  Fire Forensics,  Fire Origin and Cause,  Fire Protection Investigations,  Forensic Engineering,  Forensic Photography,  Forensic Safety,  Industrial Accidents,  Industrial Engineering,  Manufacturing Accidents,  Mechanical Engineering,  Ships,  Tape Analysis,  Yachts, 


Mission Statement: Fire/Reconstruction Consultants, Inc. is in the business of providing Accurate, non-biased Technical Independent Investigations to determine the Origin & Cause of Fires & Explosions in Structures, Vessels & Vehicles for our clients. Our diverse team of Fire & Explosion Investigators, Analysts, Experts, & Forensic Engineers provide; fast mobilization, accurate, thorough, integrity based results along with complete litigation support to Marine, Property, Casualty Insurers, Manufacturers & the Legal Profession Worldwide.

The focus of our final delivered product/service is two-fold:
1st)
We are retained in order to technically determine what occurred, how the loss, injury or wrongful death could have been avoided and who or what was at fault and
2nd) by what is expressed in our Mission Statement. On a more minor point, we would like to say that while complex claims or lawsuits cannot be made completely simple due to the legal terminology or technical explanation required, they can be made clear for the jury to thoroughly understand.

Garrett Forensics
Long Beach, California
4201 Long Beach Blvd, Ste 220, 90807


Contact:  Robert Dean
www.garrett-engineers.com
562-997-3013 Or Toll Free 800-229-3647
assignments@garrett-engineers.com
4201 Long Beach Blvd, Ste 220
Long Beach, California 90807

Contact:  Robert Dean
www.garrett-engineers.com
562-997-3013 Or Toll Free 800-229-3647
assignments@garrett-engineers.com
For over 49 years, Garretts’ team of experts have successfully provided, and continue to provide, superior forensic investigations and analysis for our clients. We have connected our clients with experts in a variety of different scientific disciplines and pride ourselves on offering independent and objective analysis which may be utilized by our clients to help settle claims, disputes, and/or prevail in litigated matters requiring expert witness testimony.
Whether you need a professional engineer (P.E.), accident reconstructionist, and/or a cause and origin expert, you can always find the right specialist at Garrett. Our experts can provide you with a reliable analysis to better understand the scientific and/or technical issues affecting your matter. Their investigation, analysis, and, if needed, testimony can give you the confidence of knowing exactly what happened and how to help you effectively resolve any possible disputes over the incident.

Whether your problem is simple, complex or somewhere in between, our experts can help.
Information:  
Accident Analysis,  Accident Investigations,  Accident Reconstruction,  Automobile Accidents,  Automotive,  Biomechanics,  Civil Engineering,  Code Compliance,  Construction Claims,  Construction Defects,  Cranes,  Earthquake Damage,  Electrical Engineering,  Fire and Explosions,  Fire Forensics,  Fire Origin and Cause,  Firearms Safety,  Forensic Accounting,  Geotechnical Engineering,  Manufacturing Accidents,  Mechanical Engineering,  Metallurgy,  Premises Liability,  Product Liability,  Slip, Trip, and Fall,  Structural Engineering,  Toxicology,  Traffic Engineering,  Transportation,  Workplace Injury, 


For over 49 years, Garretts’ team of experts have successfully provided, and continue to provide, superior forensic investigations and analysis for our clients. We have connected our clients with experts in a variety of different scientific disciplines and pride ourselves on offering independent and objective analysis which may be utilized by our clients to help settle claims, disputes, and/or prevail in litigated matters requiring expert witness testimony.
Whether you need a professional engineer (P.E.), accident reconstructionist, and/or a cause and origin expert, you can always find the right specialist at Garrett. Our experts can provide you with a reliable analysis to better understand the scientific and/or technical issues affecting your matter. Their investigation, analysis, and, if needed, testimony can give you the confidence of knowing exactly what happened and how to help you effectively resolve any possible disputes over the incident.

Whether your problem is simple, complex or somewhere in between, our experts can help.

PEG, Inc. Experts Professional Engineering Group
Birmingham, Alabama
950 22nd Street North, Suite 632, 35203


Contact:  Lamar T. Hawkins, J.D., P.E.
peginc.biz
205-458-8516 Or Toll Free
lthpc@aol.com
Experts Professional Engineering Group
950 22nd Street North, Suite 632
Birmingham, Alabama 35203

Contact:  Lamar T. Hawkins, J.D., P.E.
peginc.biz
205-458-8516
lthpc@aol.com
"Free telephone conference call about your case." ---------- Serving the Southeast Region.
Information:  
Accident Reconstruction,  Building Code Compliance,  Civil Construction and Engineering,  Civil Engineering,  Concrete and Masonry,  Construction Accidents,  Construction Safety,  Cooling Towers,  Electrical Engineering,  Fall Protection,  Mechanical Engineering,  Metallurgy,  Motor Vehicles,  OSHA,  Paint and Coatings,  Premises Liability,  Safety,  Safety Engineering,  Slip, Trip, and Fall,  Structural Engineering,  Trucking, 


"Free telephone conference call about your case." ---------- Serving the Southeast Region.

Peterson Engineering, Inc.
Merrifield, Minnesota
P.O. Box 664, 56465


Contact:  Donn N. Peterson, PE, D-IBFES, President
www.donnnpeterson.com
218-765-3556 Or Toll Free
DonnNPeterson@aol.com
P.O. Box 664
Merrifield, Minnesota 56465

Contact:  Donn N. Peterson, PE, D-IBFES, President
www.donnnpeterson.com
218-765-3556
DonnNPeterson@aol.com
Donn N. Peterson, PE, D-IBFES, President
Peterson Engineering, Inc.
evaluates the engineering sciences aspects of incidents and artifacts that may become subjects of litigation. We help clients evaluate the merits of their case. We also help identify and develop relevant issues. Much of our work relates to civil litigation cases. We have also given expert witness testimonies in several criminal cases.
Eyewitness testimonies are often incomplete, inaccurate in certain details, and sometimes contradictory. We can help fill missing gaps and resolve conflicts in eyewitness accounts.
Information:  
Accident Reconstruction,  Forensic Engineering,  Mechanical Engineering,  Product Liability,  Slip, Trip, and Fall, 


Donn N. Peterson, PE, D-IBFES, President
Peterson Engineering, Inc.
evaluates the engineering sciences aspects of incidents and artifacts that may become subjects of litigation. We help clients evaluate the merits of their case. We also help identify and develop relevant issues. Much of our work relates to civil litigation cases. We have also given expert witness testimonies in several criminal cases.
Eyewitness testimonies are often incomplete, inaccurate in certain details, and sometimes contradictory. We can help fill missing gaps and resolve conflicts in eyewitness accounts.

Steven B. Kushnick, P.E., Inc.
Marietta, Georgia
P.O. Box 670084, 30066


Contact:  Steve Kushnick
www.sbkushnick.com
770-591-1720 Or Toll Free
sbk@sbkushnick.com
P.O. Box 670084
Marietta, Georgia 30066

Contact:  Steve Kushnick
www.sbkushnick.com
770-591-1720
sbk@sbkushnick.com
Skilled and experienced in the design, analysis, troubleshooting and failure analysis of turbomachinery and ancillary equipment. Design turbine hardware, compressor hardware, combustors, fuel nozzles, fluid film bearings, rolling element bearings, oil-film dampers, lube systems, plumbing, heat transfer equipment, and test equipment. Analyze internal flow, heat transfer, structures and strength, dynamics and vibration, fatigue and fracture, equipment failures and test results. Use ANSYS finite element analysis code, CAD software, and develop specialized computer utility programs for design, analysis, and problem solving. Procure hardware. Provide economic and engineering analyses of proposed equipment modifications. Provide inspection procedures, repair procedures, and process specifications. Provide independent third-party consultation and litigation support. Access to metallurgical laboratory. Two patents in the field of jet engines. Expert witness.
Information:  
Aviation,  Engineering,  Failure Analysis,  Mechanical Engineering,  Metallurgy,  Power Generation,  Turbomachinery, 


Skilled and experienced in the design, analysis, troubleshooting and failure analysis of turbomachinery and ancillary equipment. Design turbine hardware, compressor hardware, combustors, fuel nozzles, fluid film bearings, rolling element bearings, oil-film dampers, lube systems, plumbing, heat transfer equipment, and test equipment. Analyze internal flow, heat transfer, structures and strength, dynamics and vibration, fatigue and fracture, equipment failures and test results. Use ANSYS finite element analysis code, CAD software, and develop specialized computer utility programs for design, analysis, and problem solving. Procure hardware. Provide economic and engineering analyses of proposed equipment modifications. Provide inspection procedures, repair procedures, and process specifications. Provide independent third-party consultation and litigation support. Access to metallurgical laboratory. Two patents in the field of jet engines. Expert witness.

Automotive Design Analysis
South Lyon, Michigan
10945 Stoney Point, 48178


Contact:  Michael Nranian
www.trialexpertwitness.com
248-376-0338 Or Toll Free
mnranian@charter.net
10945 Stoney Point
South Lyon, Michigan 48178

Contact:  Michael Nranian
www.trialexpertwitness.com
248-376-0338
mnranian@charter.net

Michael Nranian's CV

 

Michael Nranian has over 30 years of experience focusing in Product Development, Intellectual Property, Patent Litigation, Legal and Technical Compliance, & Product Liability Litigation. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt, Professional Engineer, & Certified Project Management Professional. He has an in-depth background and education in Law, Intellectual Property, Electrical, Chemical, & Computer Engineering, Product Liability, & Business. He has testified extensively as an expert witness in depositions, hearings, and trials in state & federal courts. He is also a licensed attorney in Michigan, Texas, & the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He provides and conducts Technical Product and Engineering Analysis, Patentability & Prior Art Research, and provides the Technical, Scientific, & Litigation Support for Intellectual Property. His litigation experience includes patent infringement / non-infringement under literal infringement and the doctrine of equivalents, patent validity / invalidity, prior art, & file-wrapper estoppel, for ITC & Federal cases, including Inter Partes reviews. He conducts analysis of all aspects of intellectual property, including patents and products, prepares claim charts, & expert witness reports. This includes testimony and document preparation for cases before state, and federal court jurisdictions, and the International Trade Commission, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. He performs analysis under the America Invents Act, and all 101, 102, 103, 112, and other arguments. His experience includes Technology Standards Boards and Licensing Authorities, Antitrust / DOJ, Technology Development and Transfer, Patents, Trademarks, Trade Secrets, Copyrights, Licensing, Unfair Competition/Trade, False/Deceptive Advertising, & Lanham Act Actions, and Class Actions. His Product Liability Expert Witness litigation background includes all types of Safety Systems, Electrical Systems, Fires, Accident Reconstruction (certified through Northwestern University), and Evaluation of Alternative Designs for Automotive, Medical, Manufacturing, and other industries. He has extensive Testifying Experience. He has over 30 years of experience in Automotive and Safety Systems, Sensors, Seatbelts, Airbags / Curtains, Seats, Electrical/Electronic/Electromechanical Systems and Architecture, Warning & Diagnostic Systems, Sensors and Sensor Fusion, Vision and Camera Optical/Image, Forward Collision/Lane Departure Warning, GPS, Navigation, Telematics, Powertrain, Engine, Cellular/Radio/Wireless/Satellite Communication, Information and Data Transmission, Data & Parameter storage & retrieval, Human Machine Interface, Controls, Crash Recorders, Crash Pulse Analysis, System Diagnostic, Fault Codes, Structure (including roof-crush and door) and Front, Side & Roll-over systems (including sensing and algorithm development), Occupant sensing, computer/microprocessor, software/source code analyses, Monitoring & Surveillance, Automotive & Recreational Vehicles, Trucks/Commercial Vehicles, Fleet Management Systems, Construction & Excavation Vehicles/Equipment, Manufacturing and Product Development for domestic and international corporations. He is thoroughly familiar with all regulatory (including ECE & FMVSS), and corporate due-care & SAE requirements, and preemption arguments, safety standards, occupant kinematics, biomechanics & injury causation as well as OSHA, ANSI, Fall Protection. Complete Forensic Investigations and Analyses.
Information:  
Accident Investigations,  Accident Photo Analysis,  Automotive,  Chemicals,  Chemistry,  Copyright Infringement,  Electrical,  Electrical Engineering,  Electronics,  Engineering,  Failure Analysis,  Forensic Engineering,  Intellectual Properties,  Licensing,  Litigation Support,  Materials Science,  Mechanical Engineering,  Motor Vehicles,  Patents,  Product Liability,  Safety,  Scientific and Engineering,  Telecommunications,  Trademark,  Transportation,  Trucking, 


Michael Nranian's CV

 

Michael Nranian has over 30 years of experience focusing in Product Development, Intellectual Property, Patent Litigation, Legal and Technical Compliance, & Product Liability Litigation. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt, Professional Engineer, & Certified Project Management Professional. He has an in-depth background and education in Law, Intellectual Property, Electrical, Chemical, & Computer Engineering, Product Liability, & Business. He has testified extensively as an expert witness in depositions, hearings, and trials in state & federal courts. He is also a licensed attorney in Michigan, Texas, & the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He provides and conducts Technical Product and Engineering Analysis, Patentability & Prior Art Research, and provides the Technical, Scientific, & Litigation Support for Intellectual Property. His litigation experience includes patent infringement / non-infringement under literal infringement and the doctrine of equivalents, patent validity / invalidity, prior art, & file-wrapper estoppel, for ITC & Federal cases, including Inter Partes reviews. He conducts analysis of all aspects of intellectual property, including patents and products, prepares claim charts, & expert witness reports. This includes testimony and document preparation for cases before state, and federal court jurisdictions, and the International Trade Commission, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. He performs analysis under the America Invents Act, and all 101, 102, 103, 112, and other arguments. His experience includes Technology Standards Boards and Licensing Authorities, Antitrust / DOJ, Technology Development and Transfer, Patents, Trademarks, Trade Secrets, Copyrights, Licensing, Unfair Competition/Trade, False/Deceptive Advertising, & Lanham Act Actions, and Class Actions. His Product Liability Expert Witness litigation background includes all types of Safety Systems, Electrical Systems, Fires, Accident Reconstruction (certified through Northwestern University), and Evaluation of Alternative Designs for Automotive, Medical, Manufacturing, and other industries. He has extensive Testifying Experience. He has over 30 years of experience in Automotive and Safety Systems, Sensors, Seatbelts, Airbags / Curtains, Seats, Electrical/Electronic/Electromechanical Systems and Architecture, Warning & Diagnostic Systems, Sensors and Sensor Fusion, Vision and Camera Optical/Image, Forward Collision/Lane Departure Warning, GPS, Navigation, Telematics, Powertrain, Engine, Cellular/Radio/Wireless/Satellite Communication, Information and Data Transmission, Data & Parameter storage & retrieval, Human Machine Interface, Controls, Crash Recorders, Crash Pulse Analysis, System Diagnostic, Fault Codes, Structure (including roof-crush and door) and Front, Side & Roll-over systems (including sensing and algorithm development), Occupant sensing, computer/microprocessor, software/source code analyses, Monitoring & Surveillance, Automotive & Recreational Vehicles, Trucks/Commercial Vehicles, Fleet Management Systems, Construction & Excavation Vehicles/Equipment, Manufacturing and Product Development for domestic and international corporations. He is thoroughly familiar with all regulatory (including ECE & FMVSS), and corporate due-care & SAE requirements, and preemption arguments, safety standards, occupant kinematics, biomechanics & injury causation as well as OSHA, ANSI, Fall Protection. Complete Forensic Investigations and Analyses.

Global Solutions
El Dorado Hills, California
P.O. Box 5586, 95762


Contact:  Russell E. Darnell, PH.D. EDD, MDA, BSE, CAI
http://www.jvra.com/expert/default.aspx?ref=1603
916-825-5592 Or Toll Free
globalcto@att.net
P.O. Box 5586
El Dorado Hills, California 95762

Contact:  Russell E. Darnell, PH.D. EDD, MDA, BSE, CAI
http://www.jvra.com/expert/default.aspx?ref=1603
916-825-5592
globalcto@att.net
Project engineer, mechanical engineer, international engineering consultant with experience in eighty countries. Forty + years experience with motorcycles. American Hall of Fame motorcycle racer. Testifying in state, federal, and foreign courts for over 35 years; court qualified in 30 disciplines with 228 trial appearances. Author of 400+ technical articles and 3 books. Both defense and plaintiff cases are accepted. We handle cases involving towing accidents, cars, trucks, buses, motorhomes, motorcycles, trailers, bicycles, scooters, boats, ships, personal watercraft, ATV's, tire failures, fires (cause and origin), heavy equipment, race track design and safety, tools and equipment design and safety, accident psychology, and engineering management issues. Worldwide references available. We work efficiently with the most up-to-date resources and equipment to keep your costs down.
Information:  
Accident Reconstruction,  Automobile Accidents,  Fire Origin and Cause,  Maritime,  Mechanical Engineering,  Motorcycle Accident Reconstruction,  Product Liability, 


Project engineer, mechanical engineer, international engineering consultant with experience in eighty countries. Forty + years experience with motorcycles. American Hall of Fame motorcycle racer. Testifying in state, federal, and foreign courts for over 35 years; court qualified in 30 disciplines with 228 trial appearances. Author of 400+ technical articles and 3 books. Both defense and plaintiff cases are accepted. We handle cases involving towing accidents, cars, trucks, buses, motorhomes, motorcycles, trailers, bicycles, scooters, boats, ships, personal watercraft, ATV's, tire failures, fires (cause and origin), heavy equipment, race track design and safety, tools and equipment design and safety, accident psychology, and engineering management issues. Worldwide references available. We work efficiently with the most up-to-date resources and equipment to keep your costs down.

J.M. Miller Engineering, Inc.
Ann Arbor, Michigan
2392 Fuller Court, 48105


Contact:  J.M. Miller
www.millerengineering.com
734-662-6822 Or Toll Free
miller@millerengineering.com
2392 Fuller Court
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105

Contact:  J.M. Miller
www.millerengineering.com
734-662-6822
miller@millerengineering.com
Dr. Miller is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Michigan College of Engineering and a registered professional engineer and consultant with over 30 years of experience as an engineering expert witness. He specializes in warnings, labeling and instruction manuals, consumer product design, machine guarding, process safety, fire science, vehicle visibility, tractor egress/ingress, pedestrian and worker slip and fall prevention, COF testing, recreational vehicle safety (boats, ATVs and personal watercraft), compliance with occupational safety and consumer safety standards (OSHA, MSDS, ANSI, ASTM, UL, CPSC).
Miller Engineering has a staff of engineers and experts in the Mechanical, Chemical, Agriculture, Industrial, and Human Factors Engineering.
Dr. Miller has recently authored a chapter titled Hazard Communication Compliance in the Safety Engineering Handbook for ASSE. Dr. Miller has authored five books on the topic of Warnings and Safety Instructions and hundreds of journal articles. He is also currently a committee member of the ASTM Technical Committee F15 on Consumer Products.
Dr. Miller’s experience includes the following: Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (1963), M.B.A. (1965), and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering (1971), Ohio State University. Owens-Corning Fiberglass (1964-1967): Corporate Methods Engineer. The University of Michigan (1970-present): Industrial and Operations Engineering (IOE) Professor, teaching courses in human factors/ergonomics, safety, engineering law, and labor relations. U.S. Department of Labor (1975-1977): Special Assistant for Safety, Assistant Secretary of Labor.
Information:  
Accident Investigations,  Accident Reconstruction,  Agricultural Engineering,  Construction Safety,  Consumer Products,  Ergonomics,  Fire and Explosions,  Forklifts,  Human Factors,  Industrial Accidents,  Labels and Warnings,  Mechanical Engineering,  OSHA,  Personal Injury,  Product Warnings,  Slip, Trip, and Fall,  Toxic Exposures,  Toy Safety Design,  Transportation,  Work Zone and Flagger Safety, 


Dr. Miller is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Michigan College of Engineering and a registered professional engineer and consultant with over 30 years of experience as an engineering expert witness. He specializes in warnings, labeling and instruction manuals, consumer product design, machine guarding, process safety, fire science, vehicle visibility, tractor egress/ingress, pedestrian and worker slip and fall prevention, COF testing, recreational vehicle safety (boats, ATVs and personal watercraft), compliance with occupational safety and consumer safety standards (OSHA, MSDS, ANSI, ASTM, UL, CPSC).
Miller Engineering has a staff of engineers and experts in the Mechanical, Chemical, Agriculture, Industrial, and Human Factors Engineering.
Dr. Miller has recently authored a chapter titled Hazard Communication Compliance in the Safety Engineering Handbook for ASSE. Dr. Miller has authored five books on the topic of Warnings and Safety Instructions and hundreds of journal articles. He is also currently a committee member of the ASTM Technical Committee F15 on Consumer Products.
Dr. Miller’s experience includes the following: Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (1963), M.B.A. (1965), and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering (1971), Ohio State University. Owens-Corning Fiberglass (1964-1967): Corporate Methods Engineer. The University of Michigan (1970-present): Industrial and Operations Engineering (IOE) Professor, teaching courses in human factors/ergonomics, safety, engineering law, and labor relations. U.S. Department of Labor (1975-1977): Special Assistant for Safety, Assistant Secretary of Labor.

James G. Rice, PhD
Keswick, Virginia
3255 Avebury Lane , 22947


Contact:  James G. Rice, PhD
www.mechexpert.com
434-326-0148 Or Toll Free
jrice@mechexpert.com
3255 Avebury Lane
Keswick, Virginia 22947

Contact:  James G. Rice, PhD
www.mechexpert.com
434-326-0148
jrice@mechexpert.com
Strong Patent Litigation Experience
Information:  
Automotive,  Mechanical Engineering,  Patents,  Turbomachinery, 


Strong Patent Litigation Experience

Talex, Inc. Engineers
Austin, Texas
, 78752


Contact:  Thomas R. Alexander, P.E.
http://talexinc.com/
512-451-6579 Or Toll Free
tomalex@talexinc.com

Austin, Texas 78752

Contact:  Thomas R. Alexander, P.E.
http://talexinc.com/
512-451-6579
tomalex@talexinc.com
Thomas R. Alexander is an expert witness with over 40 years experience. His technical expertise along with his sincere honest appearance, his spontaneity, his forthright manner, his ability to present simplified explanations to complex issues, and his convincing arguments in support of his positions are hard to equal. As the Engineer of Record responsible for Design Construction, HVAC, Electrical, and/or Plumbing projects his credentials as an expert witness in the mechanical and electrical engineering fields are impeccable.
Information:  
Construction Defects,  Electrical Engineering,  HVAC Investigations,  Mechanical Engineering,  Plumbing, 


Thomas R. Alexander is an expert witness with over 40 years experience. His technical expertise along with his sincere honest appearance, his spontaneity, his forthright manner, his ability to present simplified explanations to complex issues, and his convincing arguments in support of his positions are hard to equal. As the Engineer of Record responsible for Design Construction, HVAC, Electrical, and/or Plumbing projects his credentials as an expert witness in the mechanical and electrical engineering fields are impeccable.

Alpine Engineering & Design, Inc.
Alpine, Utah
111 West Canyon Crest Road , 84004


Contact:  David Smith
www.alpineeng.com
801-763-8484 Or Toll Free
hsmith@alpineeng.com
111 West Canyon Crest Road
Alpine, Utah 84004

Contact:  David Smith
www.alpineeng.com
801-763-8484
hsmith@alpineeng.com
Experienced mechanical engineer (MS, PE) with six issued patents and multiple patents pending. Award winning inventor. Vice President of Alpine Engineering and Design, a mechanical engineering consulting company with clients around the United States ranging from individual inventors to Fortune 500 companies. Worked on the development of multiple successful products including among other things: aerial lifts, garbage trucks, specialty and custom trailers, exercise equipment and manufacturing equipment.

Graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. Completed a master's of science degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA with an emphasis in product development. Licensed professional engineer (PE) and a certified safety professional in comprehensive practice (CSP). Certified trainer for boom lifts, scissor lifts, rough terrain and counterbalanced forklifts. Over 10 years’ experience in product development, patents, safe equipment design, and design safety reviews.

Experienced expert witness having drafted over 200 reports/declarations in patent cases as well as catastrophic injury and death cases. Design and built multiple custom testing devices obtain data and evaluate opinions. Created multiple demonstratives to explain the mechanics and circumstances of accident sequences and patented devices. Testified in deposition 10 + times.
Information:  
Accident Investigations,  Amusement Parks,  Exercise Equipment,  Industrial Equipment,  Intellectual Properties,  Mechanical Engineering,  Patents,  Product Liability, 


Experienced mechanical engineer (MS, PE) with six issued patents and multiple patents pending. Award winning inventor. Vice President of Alpine Engineering and Design, a mechanical engineering consulting company with clients around the United States ranging from individual inventors to Fortune 500 companies. Worked on the development of multiple successful products including among other things: aerial lifts, garbage trucks, specialty and custom trailers, exercise equipment and manufacturing equipment.

Graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. Completed a master's of science degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA with an emphasis in product development. Licensed professional engineer (PE) and a certified safety professional in comprehensive practice (CSP). Certified trainer for boom lifts, scissor lifts, rough terrain and counterbalanced forklifts. Over 10 years’ experience in product development, patents, safe equipment design, and design safety reviews.

Experienced expert witness having drafted over 200 reports/declarations in patent cases as well as catastrophic injury and death cases. Design and built multiple custom testing devices obtain data and evaluate opinions. Created multiple demonstratives to explain the mechanics and circumstances of accident sequences and patented devices. Testified in deposition 10 + times.

C L Sandberg Associates LLC Chet Sandberg
Palo Alto, California
758 Torreya Ct, 94303


Contact:  Chet Sandberg

650-493-2770 Or Toll Free
chetsandberg@ieee.org
Chet Sandberg
758 Torreya Ct
Palo Alto, California 94303

Contact:  Chet Sandberg

650-493-2770
chetsandberg@ieee.org
Mr. Sandberg joined the Chemelex Division of Raychem Corporation where he managed technology projects for 30 years. He held various positions at Raychem including Engineer, Product Manager, Consumer Products Division Manager, and Chief Engineer. For the next 6 years, Mr. Sandberg managed the development of a downhole, self-regulating electrical heater technology for Shell Oil. In 2009, he founded C L Sandberg & Associates, a consultancy specializing in Energy Projects.

Mr. Sandberg is now associated with Electrical Energy Storage EPRI, ESA, Sandia, and PNNL, as well as providing due diligence expertise for venture capital and private equity companies on their technical prospective investments. He has been granted 30 United States Patents and has authored over 70 technical papers on energy usage, electric heat tracing, ground fault technology, fiber optics, sensor technology, and personal computers as design tools.

Litigation Support - Mr. Sandberg is a Heat Transfer Expert with successful litigation in Steam and Electrical Heat Tracing. He has written papers on thermal insulation, LNG tank protection, heavy oil production, and appliance heat transfer. He has court room experience, including testifying before the ITC in Washington DC. Mr. Sandberg is available to attorneys for both plaintiff and defendant.
Information:  
Electrical Engineering,  Mechanical Engineering, 


Mr. Sandberg joined the Chemelex Division of Raychem Corporation where he managed technology projects for 30 years. He held various positions at Raychem including Engineer, Product Manager, Consumer Products Division Manager, and Chief Engineer. For the next 6 years, Mr. Sandberg managed the development of a downhole, self-regulating electrical heater technology for Shell Oil. In 2009, he founded C L Sandberg & Associates, a consultancy specializing in Energy Projects.

Mr. Sandberg is now associated with Electrical Energy Storage EPRI, ESA, Sandia, and PNNL, as well as providing due diligence expertise for venture capital and private equity companies on their technical prospective investments. He has been granted 30 United States Patents and has authored over 70 technical papers on energy usage, electric heat tracing, ground fault technology, fiber optics, sensor technology, and personal computers as design tools.

Litigation Support - Mr. Sandberg is a Heat Transfer Expert with successful litigation in Steam and Electrical Heat Tracing. He has written papers on thermal insulation, LNG tank protection, heavy oil production, and appliance heat transfer. He has court room experience, including testifying before the ITC in Washington DC. Mr. Sandberg is available to attorneys for both plaintiff and defendant.

Reedy Engineering, Inc.
Campbell, California
3425 South Bascom Ave., Suite E, 95008


Contact:  Roger F. Reedy, PE
http://www.reedyeng.com/
408-558-0330 Or Toll Free
ras@reedyeng.com
3425 South Bascom Ave., Suite E
Campbell, California 95008

Contact:  Roger F. Reedy, PE
http://www.reedyeng.com/
408-558-0330
ras@reedyeng.com
Roger F. Reedy has extensive experience working on the design and construction of pressure vessels, piping, and nuclear power components. His experience includes design, analysis, fabrication, and erection of pressure vessels and piping components for petroleum, chemical, nuclear, fossil fuel, and other industries, including development and implementation of applicable quality systems. His background encompasses nuclear reactors and containment vessels, as well as pressure vessels and storage tanks for petroleum, chemical, and other energy industries. Mr. Reedy is an acknowledged expert in the construction of pressure vessels and nuclear components, including nuclear waste transportation casks and storage canisters, meeting the requirements of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section III, Divisions 1, 2 and 3, Section VIII, Divisions 1 and 2, and Sections I, II, V, IX, and XI, and piping to the requirements of ASME B31.1 and B31.3. He is also an expert in implementation of practical quality programs for designers, fabricators, installers, and owners of industrial equipment and plants.
Information:  
Engineering,  Mechanical Engineering,  Metallurgy,  Pipeline Pressure Vessels Failure,  Structural Engineering, 


Roger F. Reedy has extensive experience working on the design and construction of pressure vessels, piping, and nuclear power components. His experience includes design, analysis, fabrication, and erection of pressure vessels and piping components for petroleum, chemical, nuclear, fossil fuel, and other industries, including development and implementation of applicable quality systems. His background encompasses nuclear reactors and containment vessels, as well as pressure vessels and storage tanks for petroleum, chemical, and other energy industries. Mr. Reedy is an acknowledged expert in the construction of pressure vessels and nuclear components, including nuclear waste transportation casks and storage canisters, meeting the requirements of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section III, Divisions 1, 2 and 3, Section VIII, Divisions 1 and 2, and Sections I, II, V, IX, and XI, and piping to the requirements of ASME B31.1 and B31.3. He is also an expert in implementation of practical quality programs for designers, fabricators, installers, and owners of industrial equipment and plants.

4x Forensic Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Huntington Beach, California
5262 Oceanus Drive, 92649


Contact:  Phil Van Herle, P.E.
www.4xforensic.com
714-450-8500 Or Toll Free
phil@4xforensic.com
5262 Oceanus Drive
Huntington Beach, California 92649

Contact:  Phil Van Herle, P.E.
www.4xforensic.com
714-450-8500
phil@4xforensic.com
Mr. Van Herle is a registered professional engineer. He has a wide array of experience in fire & explosion, product defect, accident investigation and failure analysis. His engineering career started in 1992 within the automotive industry conducting power supply and charging component thermal analysis, temperature, environmental & mechanical wear testing for the General Motors EV-1 electric car project. His career design and testing experience includes the areas of electromagnetic, electrical power systems, control systems and machine design of products. Mr. Van Herle has a wide range of computer simulation expertise in the areas of thermal heat transfer analysis, fire modeling, accident reconstruction and multi-physics Finite Element Analysis for stress, fluid flow and heat transfer. Since the year 2000 while working as a forensic engineering expert witness he has conducted several thousand fire & explosion, product defect and accident related case investigations. He has testified over 30 times in deposition and trial and has drafted several Federal trial reports. He has been involved with several Consumer Product Safety Commission product recall investigations. He holds two U.S. patents for products which he designed, prototyped and personally prepared and filed the patent documents.
Information:  
Corrosion Engineering,  Electrical Engineering,  Fire and Explosions,  Mechanical Engineering,  Metallurgy, 


Mr. Van Herle is a registered professional engineer. He has a wide array of experience in fire & explosion, product defect, accident investigation and failure analysis. His engineering career started in 1992 within the automotive industry conducting power supply and charging component thermal analysis, temperature, environmental & mechanical wear testing for the General Motors EV-1 electric car project. His career design and testing experience includes the areas of electromagnetic, electrical power systems, control systems and machine design of products. Mr. Van Herle has a wide range of computer simulation expertise in the areas of thermal heat transfer analysis, fire modeling, accident reconstruction and multi-physics Finite Element Analysis for stress, fluid flow and heat transfer. Since the year 2000 while working as a forensic engineering expert witness he has conducted several thousand fire & explosion, product defect and accident related case investigations. He has testified over 30 times in deposition and trial and has drafted several Federal trial reports. He has been involved with several Consumer Product Safety Commission product recall investigations. He holds two U.S. patents for products which he designed, prototyped and personally prepared and filed the patent documents.

Robertson Engineering Investigations LLC
Mesilla Park, New Mexico
P.O. Box 820, 88047


Contact:  Cale Robertson, MSME, PE, CFI-IAAI, ACTAR
http://www.reifire.net
575-644-9595 Or Toll Free
rei@reifire.net
P.O. Box 820
Mesilla Park, New Mexico 88047

Contact:  Cale Robertson, MSME, PE, CFI-IAAI, ACTAR
http://www.reifire.net
575-644-9595
rei@reifire.net
Robertson Engineering Investigations, LLC (REI) is a private forensic engineering firm that provides forensic engineering services to both the insurance and legal communities. REI experts are court qualified Licensed Professional Engineers with extensive training, experience and certifications related to fire investigation, fire science, accident investigation and reconstruction, and general product failure analysis. REI investigators hold the distinguished Certified Fire Investigator (CFI-IAAI) certification and are also certified accident reconstructionists through the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR). REI is dedicated to providing accurate, complete and timely investigations that are based on scientific principles. Identifying the root origin and cause of incidents, which have significant cost in terms of either pain and suffering or monetary loss, is the only way for society to correct, improve and/or remove defective products from harms way. This is why REI is dedicated to identifying the facts and the root cause of such incidents and will not become an advocate for one party or another. REI Location Google Maps Zoomed Out REI's regular service areas include New Mexico, Texas and Arizona, including Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Cruces, El Paso, Dallas, Phoenix, and Tucson. REI staff are fluent in Spanish.
Information:  
Accident Investigations,  Accident Reconstruction,  Commercial Vehicle Accident Reconstruction,  Construction Accidents,  Construction Claims,  Construction Defects,  Electrical Engineering,  Engineering,  Failure Analysis,  Fire and Explosions,  Fire Origin and Cause,  Fire Protection Investigations,  Forensic,  Forensic Engineering,  Hail Damages,  Lab Testing and Analysis,  Mechanical Engineering,  Motorcycle Accident Reconstruction,  Product Failure,  Reconstruction,  Roofing,  Roofing and Waterproofing,  Slip, Trip, and Fall,  Structural Engineering,  Structural Failure,  Stucco, 


Robertson Engineering Investigations, LLC (REI) is a private forensic engineering firm that provides forensic engineering services to both the insurance and legal communities. REI experts are court qualified Licensed Professional Engineers with extensive training, experience and certifications related to fire investigation, fire science, accident investigation and reconstruction, and general product failure analysis. REI investigators hold the distinguished Certified Fire Investigator (CFI-IAAI) certification and are also certified accident reconstructionists through the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR). REI is dedicated to providing accurate, complete and timely investigations that are based on scientific principles. Identifying the root origin and cause of incidents, which have significant cost in terms of either pain and suffering or monetary loss, is the only way for society to correct, improve and/or remove defective products from harms way. This is why REI is dedicated to identifying the facts and the root cause of such incidents and will not become an advocate for one party or another. REI Location Google Maps Zoomed Out REI's regular service areas include New Mexico, Texas and Arizona, including Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Cruces, El Paso, Dallas, Phoenix, and Tucson. REI staff are fluent in Spanish.

Engineering Associate Services
Wakefield, Rhode Island
58 Briarwood Drive, 02879


Contact:  Michael B. Plunkett, PE
www.engineeringassociateservices.com
401-935-6557 Or Toll Free
mikeb.plunkett@gmail.com
58 Briarwood Drive
Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879

Contact:  Michael B. Plunkett, PE
www.engineeringassociateservices.com
401-935-6557
mikeb.plunkett@gmail.com
Offices in Rhode Island & Florida

Michael B. Plunkett, PE has been performing engineering consultant and expert witness services for over thirty years. He is recognized as one of the few experts in the Energy Industry. He founded his mechanical/structural engineering consultant firm in 1974. Mr. Plunkett has ongoing consulting activities with most of the major utilities and architectural engineering firms in the United States, including the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the Department of Energy (DOE). During Mr. Plunkett's thirty year career he has been involved in numerous engineering consultant activities within the United States, Europe and Asia. He has extensive experience in nuclear, fossil, waste/water treatment plants. His professional experience entails performing design reviews, safety and hazard analysis, engineering risk assessments, inspections, auditing, failure analysis as well as rate case reviews and expert witness testimony. Mr. Plunkett also has had extensive hands-on working experience in design, analysis, maintenance and field engineering including performance enhancement of piping systems, high energy steam, vacuum air systems for sludge removal, air and vacuum handling systems, buried piping and seismic qualification.

Alternate E-mail: info@engineeringassociateservices.com
Information:  
Building Code Compliance,  Failure Analysis,  Mechanical Engineering,  Pipeline Pressure Vessels Failure,  Structural Engineering, 


Offices in Rhode Island & Florida

Michael B. Plunkett, PE has been performing engineering consultant and expert witness services for over thirty years. He is recognized as one of the few experts in the Energy Industry. He founded his mechanical/structural engineering consultant firm in 1974. Mr. Plunkett has ongoing consulting activities with most of the major utilities and architectural engineering firms in the United States, including the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the Department of Energy (DOE). During Mr. Plunkett's thirty year career he has been involved in numerous engineering consultant activities within the United States, Europe and Asia. He has extensive experience in nuclear, fossil, waste/water treatment plants. His professional experience entails performing design reviews, safety and hazard analysis, engineering risk assessments, inspections, auditing, failure analysis as well as rate case reviews and expert witness testimony. Mr. Plunkett also has had extensive hands-on working experience in design, analysis, maintenance and field engineering including performance enhancement of piping systems, high energy steam, vacuum air systems for sludge removal, air and vacuum handling systems, buried piping and seismic qualification.

Alternate E-mail: info@engineeringassociateservices.com

Applied Mechanics International, LLC
Prospect, Kentucky
P.O. Box 709, 40059


Contact:  Richard T. Hallman, PE

502-228-9007 Or Toll Free
info@apmechco.com
P.O. Box 709
Prospect, Kentucky 40059

Contact:  Richard T. Hallman, PE

502-228-9007
info@apmechco.com
Applied Mechanics provides advanced analytical expertise to clients throughout the world. Experienced in the analysis and manufacturing of both machinery and heavy equipment, we can help identify and solve equipment problems in any industrial setting. Well accomplished in both diagnostics and design, 20% of our workload is related to failure analysis.

Stress analysis of new and existing pressure vessels approximately 60% of the business. Linear and nonlinear finite element analysis (FEA), including static, dynamic, and thermal analysis using general purpose FEA codes.

Assist in confidential product and process development.

Stress analysis & Fracture Mechanics in support of ASME/API FFS-1 Fitness for Service.

Currently Licensed in California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
Information:  
Failure Analysis,  Machinery and Equipment Appraisal and Valuation,  Mechanical Engineering, 


Applied Mechanics provides advanced analytical expertise to clients throughout the world. Experienced in the analysis and manufacturing of both machinery and heavy equipment, we can help identify and solve equipment problems in any industrial setting. Well accomplished in both diagnostics and design, 20% of our workload is related to failure analysis.

Stress analysis of new and existing pressure vessels approximately 60% of the business. Linear and nonlinear finite element analysis (FEA), including static, dynamic, and thermal analysis using general purpose FEA codes.

Assist in confidential product and process development.

Stress analysis & Fracture Mechanics in support of ASME/API FFS-1 Fitness for Service.

Currently Licensed in California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

Gilbeaux Associates
Voorhees, New Jersey
P.O. Box 782, 08043


Contact:  Jeffrey Gilbeaux PE
www.gilbeauxassociates.com
856-988-1890 Or Toll Free
info@gilbeauxassociates.com
P.O. Box 782
Voorhees, New Jersey 08043

Contact:  Jeffrey Gilbeaux PE
www.gilbeauxassociates.com
856-988-1890
info@gilbeauxassociates.com
I have extensive experience in the heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) design and construction industry, including as head of energy savings performance contracting for Johnson Controls, a building automation manufacturer; as department head for the Trane company in Baltimore, a major manufacturer of HVAC equipment; and more than ten years of experience as engineer and project manager for HVAC design build and energy conservation projects for Burns Mechanical, a large mechanical contracting company in Philadelphia.

My design experience includes hospitals and health care; pharmaceutical; data centers; restaurants; commercial office buildings; retail, refrigerated storage and hospitality and multifamily residential facilities..

I have experience with claims such as frozen sprinkler lines, furnace puffbacks, fire damage due to HVAC or electrical probems, boiler and chiller failures and engineering design errors and omissions related to HVAC and refrigeration claims..

I have extensive experience in the following: 1. Heating, ventilating and air conditioning system design and equipment failure in buildings 2. Electrical design including switchgear, distribution feeders, utility demand peak shaving, solar design 3. Plumbing domestic water design including cross connection review and certified backflow prevention testing 4. Sanitary systems design per local codes 5. Building Automation (BAS) also called Direct Digital Controls (DDC) systems and integration 6. Low voltage signal & alarm systems such as fire alarm systems, school clock/intercom system, nurses call, etc. 7. Refrigeration systems for pharmaceutical sample storage and for food storage. 8. Building commissioning 9. Special inspections such as smoke evacuation systems, elevators, etc..

I have testing and inspection equipment for HVAC, electrical systems, plumbing and sprinkler systems..

My education includes Bachelor of Science engineering degree from Drexel University and post graduate masters degree work at Penn State University. I am a licensed professional engineering in multiple states and a notary so I am a sworn member of the court..

My website www.gilbeauxassociates.com has further information. Please contact me for a current CV.
Information:  
Electrical Engineering,  Fire Sprinklers,  HVAC Investigations,  Mechanical Engineering,  Plumbing, 


I have extensive experience in the heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) design and construction industry, including as head of energy savings performance contracting for Johnson Controls, a building automation manufacturer; as department head for the Trane company in Baltimore, a major manufacturer of HVAC equipment; and more than ten years of experience as engineer and project manager for HVAC design build and energy conservation projects for Burns Mechanical, a large mechanical contracting company in Philadelphia.

My design experience includes hospitals and health care; pharmaceutical; data centers; restaurants; commercial office buildings; retail, refrigerated storage and hospitality and multifamily residential facilities..

I have experience with claims such as frozen sprinkler lines, furnace puffbacks, fire damage due to HVAC or electrical probems, boiler and chiller failures and engineering design errors and omissions related to HVAC and refrigeration claims..

I have extensive experience in the following: 1. Heating, ventilating and air conditioning system design and equipment failure in buildings 2. Electrical design including switchgear, distribution feeders, utility demand peak shaving, solar design 3. Plumbing domestic water design including cross connection review and certified backflow prevention testing 4. Sanitary systems design per local codes 5. Building Automation (BAS) also called Direct Digital Controls (DDC) systems and integration 6. Low voltage signal & alarm systems such as fire alarm systems, school clock/intercom system, nurses call, etc. 7. Refrigeration systems for pharmaceutical sample storage and for food storage. 8. Building commissioning 9. Special inspections such as smoke evacuation systems, elevators, etc..

I have testing and inspection equipment for HVAC, electrical systems, plumbing and sprinkler systems..

My education includes Bachelor of Science engineering degree from Drexel University and post graduate masters degree work at Penn State University. I am a licensed professional engineering in multiple states and a notary so I am a sworn member of the court..

My website www.gilbeauxassociates.com has further information. Please contact me for a current CV.

Switalski Engineering Inc
Glenview, Illinois
4228 Commercial Way, 60025


Contact:  William G. Switalski, P.E.
Switalski Engineering Inc WEBSITE
847-297-8447 Or Toll Free
billswit@earthlink.net
4228 Commercial Way
Glenview, Illinois 60025

Contact:  William G. Switalski, P.E.
Switalski Engineering Inc WEBSITE
847-297-8447
billswit@earthlink.net
Mr. Switalski has consulted in matters involving industrial and consumer products, industrial work practices, and premises liability since 1980. He has been retained on several hundred occasions by both Defense and Plaintiff attorneys, Workers Compensation law firms, Claims Investigators, Risk Management personnel and Product Manufacturers. Mr. Switalski is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1980 and earned a Master of Mechanical Engineering degree in 1989 from the same institution. He has consulted in several hundred personal injury and property loss incidents that have led to deposition testimony as an Expert Witness on approx. 125 occasions and trial testimony approx. 25 to 30 times. Mr. Switalski's loss investigation and consulting background includes product safety, consumer and industrial machinery & equipment design analysis, construction safety, premises liability, failure analysis, machine operator safety, maintenance practices, use of personal protective equipment and safety philosophy topics. As a result of over 40 years of personal experience in the commercial/industrial maintenance field, Mr. Switalski is uniquely qualified to address issues involving industrial maintenance practices, machine repair techniques, use of hand and power tools and safety device reliance. Mr. Switalski has also been active on ANSI A14 Ladder Safety committees since 1995. He is the current Chairman of the Mobile Ladder Stands and Mobile Ladder Stand Platforms (A14.7) standard in addition to serving as a member on the Ladder Accessories (A14.8) standard, the ladder Labeling Task Force and Steering Committee.
Information:  
Aerial Lifts,  Construction Safety,  Conveyors,  Cranes,  Equipment and Machinery,  Failure Analysis,  Industrial Accidents,  Industrial Equipment,  Ladders and Manlifts,  Machine Safety,  Mechanical Engineering,  Product Liability,  Slip, Trip, and Fall, 


Mr. Switalski has consulted in matters involving industrial and consumer products, industrial work practices, and premises liability since 1980. He has been retained on several hundred occasions by both Defense and Plaintiff attorneys, Workers Compensation law firms, Claims Investigators, Risk Management personnel and Product Manufacturers. Mr. Switalski is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1980 and earned a Master of Mechanical Engineering degree in 1989 from the same institution. He has consulted in several hundred personal injury and property loss incidents that have led to deposition testimony as an Expert Witness on approx. 125 occasions and trial testimony approx. 25 to 30 times. Mr. Switalski's loss investigation and consulting background includes product safety, consumer and industrial machinery & equipment design analysis, construction safety, premises liability, failure analysis, machine operator safety, maintenance practices, use of personal protective equipment and safety philosophy topics. As a result of over 40 years of personal experience in the commercial/industrial maintenance field, Mr. Switalski is uniquely qualified to address issues involving industrial maintenance practices, machine repair techniques, use of hand and power tools and safety device reliance. Mr. Switalski has also been active on ANSI A14 Ladder Safety committees since 1995. He is the current Chairman of the Mobile Ladder Stands and Mobile Ladder Stand Platforms (A14.7) standard in addition to serving as a member on the Ladder Accessories (A14.8) standard, the ladder Labeling Task Force and Steering Committee.