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Experts in the investigation and reenactment of accidents, including analysis of vehicle mechanical failure, industrial accidents, damage and product liability. Failure Analysis experts serve as expert witnesses and forensic consultants in Maryland legal matters, and provide expert reports and testimony for judges, attorneys, lawyers, law firms, insurance companies and government agencies in Federal and state court trials and arbitrations in Maryland.
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Reza A. Mirshams, PhD, PEMaterials Engineering Services, LLC
Reza A. Mirshams, PhD, PE
Frisco, TX
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Through multidisciplinary, systematic analysis, inspection and testing we determine the failure holistically, examining related systems, material characteristics, individual parts, maintenance, environment, product specs, history, design, existing conditions, or a combination of such factors. We determine how and why the failure occurred, focusing on the mode and the root cause, whether it be the material itself, or environmental interactions or degradation.

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James G. Robertson MSc, P.E.Robertson Consulting
James G. Robertson MSc, P.E.
Silver Spring, MD
Mr. Robertson analyzed the local controls and SCADA equipment of Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) for their role in the 2010 natural gas explosion and fire. This culminated in a $2.25 billion penalty case brought by the State of California against the utility PG&E;

Lester EngelEngel Metallurgical Ltd.
Lester Engel
Sauk Rapids, MN
Engel Metallurgical specializes in product failure analysis materials evaluations and general materials engineering consulting. Our customers include large and small industrial clients insurance companies and attorneys. The industries represented by our industrial clients are quite diverse.

Michael C. Head, PE, LEED AP BD+CHead Of Engineering, LLC
Michael C. Head, PE, LEED AP BD+C
Atlanta, GA
Mr. Head has more than 35 years of structural engineering analysis design and project/construction management experience throughout Saudi Arabia and the United States. His investigation design and construction experience make him highly qualified to engage in forensic investigations and to assist the design construction and legal communities.

Michael PlunkettEngineering Associate Services
Michael Plunkett
South Kingston, RI
Thirty five years experience in the design analysis, inspection and auditing of piping, pipe supports structural and other mechanical components. Extensive experience performing design reviews, safety and hazards & engineering risk analyses. Office: Homosassa, Florida Office: Wakefield, Rhode Island

Griffith Engineering & Consulting, Inc.Roger W. Griffith, P.E.
Griffith Engineering & Consulting, Inc.
Jefferson City, TN
Roger Griffith, P.E. provides engineering design, forensic analysis, and expert witness consulting in plumbing, fuel gas systems, HVAC, and fire protection. Specialty areas include hot water systems, scalding, legionella, carbon monoxide poisoning related to venting of gas appliances, and fuel gas fires and explosions. He has provided expert witness services, including deposition and trial testimony for over fourteen years.

Bill GreeneAdvantagement, LLC
Bill Greene
Palm Beach, FL
We measure objects to millionths of an inch, then perform comparisons and analysis to find the cause of physical product failure, using 21st century 3D scanning technologies. Metallurgical & Mechanical Engineers.

Jahan RastyReal-World Forensic Engineering, LLC
Jahan Rasty
Lubbock, TX
As the founding president of RWFE, Dr. Rasty is assisted by a staff of Masters and PhD-level Mechanical & Electrical Engineers. Dr. Rasty has 30+ years of experience in investigating over 750 accidents, and testifying as an expert witness in over 250 depositions and 12 court appearances on behalf of both Plaintiffs (60%) and Defendants (40%). As a full-time professor of mechanical engineering, as well as the director of the post-graduate forensic engineering program at Texas Tech University, Dr. Rasty has taught over 25 upper level and graduate courses in the areas of Failure Analysis, Metallurgy, Design, Safety Engineering, Materials Science, Dynamics of Motion, and Stress Analysis. Dr. Rasty's expertise areas have been effectively utilized in Products and Premises Liability cases involving design, manufacturing, or marketing defects. Dr. Rasty has successfully served as a technical expert in cases involving Fire & Explosion, Safety Engineering, Warning/Marketing Defects, Slip & Fall Incidents, Boilers and Pressure Vessels, Fasteners,Ladders, Tree Stands, Chairs, Medical Devices ..... and much more.

John Kalis, P.E.J.W. Kalis Engineering, LLC
John Kalis, P.E.
Medford, NJ
Mr. Kalis, a Forensic Engineer, has served Legal for more than 20 years as an Expert Witness or Consultant. He has testified Nationally, in Quebec and France, and assisted Legal Firms in Hawaii and Austrilia. References are available. He was employed by a Major Chemical Company for more than 29 years as a Consultant Engineer, requiring world travel to facilities resolving issues with fires, system, equipment, material failures, poor workmanship and unsafe practices (injuries). In addition, Mr. Kalis has been an active member in the ASTM by developing material safety standards. He has been a speaker at numerous national and regional contracting and engineering association symposiums. Mr. Kalis served in the United States Army in a construction / engineering battalion designing hospitals and school facilities in Europe.

Steven BradleyBradley Consulting Services
Steven Bradley
Arlington Heights, IL
He is a recently retired licensed PhD materials engineer with over 40 years of experience in performing failure analyses and identifying the root cause. Areas of expertise include refinery chemical and petrochemical failures. He is a Fellow of ASM and ASTM and a board member of the Failure Analysis Society with over 60 technical publications.

Joseph QuinnJoseph Quinn
Joseph Quinn
El Segundo, CA
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Joseph Quinn, MS, PE, is a Registered Professional Engineer in Metallurgical Engineering in 5 states and has provided over 1,000 investigations on metallic and non-metallic (glass, plastic, rubber, and composite) materials or products in products liability litigation, subrogation cases, insurance claims and industrial incidents. Mr. Quinn has received awards in the International Metallographic Contest; has conducted several presentations on metallurgical engineering and failure analysis subjects at universities, ASM meetings, and industry events; and is active in technical societies and committees.

Fari Barzegar, PhD, PEHabitat Engineering & Forensics, Inc.
Fari Barzegar, PhD, PE
Oakland, CA
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Over 30 years of experience; Structural/Civil Engineering; Construction Defects/Accidents & Disputes; Buildings, Bridges, Silos, Public Works; Vibration, Explosion, Earthquake, Wind, Fire, Flood & Demolition-Related Damage; Failure Investigations/Analysis, Errors/Omissions, Code Compliance, Standard of Care; Slip, Trip & Fall Injuries; Inspection & Report; Expert Consultant/Witness in Over 60 Cases; Testimony & Trial Experience

John IzuchukwuCore Devices Inc.
John Izuchukwu
Saint Louis, MO
Dr. Izuchukwu is an expert in product liability and patent infringement cases. His areas of expertise include endoscopic surgical staplers, skin staplers, ligation devices, clip appliers, linear and circular cutters, graspers, suturing devices, respiratory devices, anesthesia machines, drug delivery devices, compressed gas containers, pressure regulators, oxygen conservers, oxygen concentrators, cryogenic oxygen devices, breathing circuits, sleep diagnosis and monitoring devices, sleep apnea products, sleep masks and sleep therapy devices, such as CPAP machines, BPAP machines, and portable ventilators. During his industry career, he designed more than two dozen commercially successful medical devices, manufacturing process and quality control procedures, in compliance with FDA and CE Quality Systems Regulations. With 19 utility patents issued to him, Dr. Izuchukwu has successfully testified as an expert witness on product liability prosecution and defense cases, and has served as a consultant as well as expert on patent litigation cases. His forensic skills includes ability to pin-point causes of device and equipment failures, whether attributable to design or manufacturing defects, operator misuse or error. Attorneys have found Dr. Izuchukwus unique educational, professional and life experience to be useful, when arguing their cases. In fact his expert testimony has led to several uncontested positive conclusions.

Thomas L. Read, PhDRead Consulting
Thomas L. Read, PhD
Santa Rosa, CA
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Experienced manufacturing engineers with a laboratory providing Failure Analysis in Material Failures (glass, grinding wheels, corrosion, fatigue, welds, and structural failures). Patent and Factory Safety expertise.

Gary E. Kilpatrick, PE, DFEThe Kilpatrick Group, PA
Gary E. Kilpatrick, PE, DFE
Jamestown, NC
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Since 2003, Gary E. Kilpatrick, PE, DFE at The Kilpatrick Group, PA has been a service provider of accident reconstruction to our legal and insurance clients. Gary is a board certified Forensic Engineer through the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) and is a Diplomat Forensic Engineer (DFE). He has extensive engineering education, training and experience in accident reconstruction and product defect and failure analyses. Gary has a forensic engineering practice in six major areas namely: (1) Motor Vehicle Products Defects and Failure Analyse which includes school buses and heavy commercial articulated vehicles; (2) Motorcycles and All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV) Accidents and Products Defects and Failure Analyse; (3) Cranes Accidents and Products Defects and Failure Analyse including load charts, rigging and crane data recorders; (4) Forklift Accidents and Products Defects and Failure Analyse; and (5) Amusement Park Ride Products Defects and Failure Analyse and (6) General Industrial Accidents including OSHA Regulations. Gary is a certified Industrial OSHA expert in General Industry and Construction Equipment. Gary has a Class-A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). He has driven commercial tractor trailer trucks and has tanker, hazardous materials, triples, passenger bus and school bus endorsements and is a commercial tractor trailer expert. Gary is also a member of the North Carolina Truckers Association. He holds certifications through Northwestern University’s Center For Public Safety in motor vehicle crash reconstruction and commercial tractor trailer truck crash reconstruction. Gary is also a part-time NC School Bus driver and School Bus Safety Expert. He has also been an avid motorcycle rider for 30 years and is a motorcycle and ATV/ROV expert. Gary travels throughout the United States to investigate motor vehicle crashes, product defect and failure claims resulting in personal injury or wrongful death.

Richard Collins, Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Sc.Biomechanics International
Richard Collins, Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Sc.
Cranberry Township, PA
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Accurate research & scientific analysis in mechanical and biomedical engineering & regulatory assessments. Litigation support in: Accident reconstruction, Injury biomechanics and Medical device product liability. Consultation in Biomedical & Human Factors Engineering; Former Professor of Medicine; Professor of Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering.

Edward S. GeorgeE&S Consulting, Inc.
Edward S. George
St. Augustine, FL
Court-Qualified Professional Engineering Experts, Forensic Science and Engineering, Products Liability, Metallurgical/Material Failure Analysis, Certified Welding Inspection, Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, 25+ Yrs Experience