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Experts in the manufacture, sale, and operation of automobiles, motorcycles, trucks, busses and components, such as engines and gas tanks. Topics may include auto auctions, class action, defect analysis, conformation to standards of the auto industry, dealership practices, diminished value, flood damage, leasing, lemon law, mechanical and body repair, manufacturer warranties, repossession, rebates, repair fraud, salvage issues and wholesaling.
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Michael NranianExpert In Intellectual Property And Product Liability
Michael Nranian
South Lyon, MI
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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 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.

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Roy Bent Jr.Houston Auto Appraisers
Roy Bent Jr.
Baytown, TX
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Roy Theophilus Bent, Jr. is an IACP Certified Auto Appraiser, Insurance Appraisal Clause Umpire, Certified Mediator / Arbitrator and Trial Court Expert Witness at Houston Auto Show. His services include detailed, court-approved written expert witness reports, IACP Certified Diminished Value and Total Loss Appraisals, Insurance Claims Disputes, ACV, FMV, State Value Policy appraisals, Classic Cars, Trucks, Luxury Cars, Commercial Vehicles, RV's, Motor Homes, Motorcycles, Heavy Equipment, Auto Collision Damage Estimates, Crash Data Retrieval CDR, Event Data Recorders EDR, Vehicle airbag control module imaging, vehicle black box download, Bus Accident Expert, HVEDR Black Box Extraction tools, Emergency Vehicle Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Bad Repairs, Auto Manufacturer Defects, DTPA, Lemon Laws, Auto Title Fraud, Salvage Title Fraud, Odometer Fraud, Car Dealer Fraud, and Divorce/Estate/Probate Asset Valuations for legal purposes.

Lewis R. Linet, Jr., Ph.D.American Auto Seminars
Lewis R. Linet, Jr., Ph.D.
Reseda, CA
Nationwide Expert Witness and Case Preparation Services provided for litigation involving Automobile Industry Standards & Practices, specializing in Dealership Operation relating to Sales, Leasing, Finance, New & Used Cars, Service & Parts. Auto Industry veteran since 1978. Resume & References upon request.

William Guentzler, PH.D.Forensics International
William Guentzler, PH.D.
La Quinta, CA
Automotive, ATV/ATC, Motorcycle, Golf Cart, RV Failure Analysis. Specialist in Vehicle Fires; Braking, Cooling, and Fuel Systems; Steering; and Suspension, incl. Gas, Diesel, Propane, CNG, LNG; and Electrical, Ignition, and Tires & Valves.

Ralph V. Wilhelm, Jr., Ph.D.Wilhelm Associates LLC
Ralph V. Wilhelm, Jr., Ph.D.
Carmel, IN
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Dr. Ralph Wilhelm has served as an automotive electronics expert witness since 2005. He has worked continuously in the area of automotive electronics since 1971 and continues to consult with automotive suppliers along with his expert witness work. Experience with IPRs, expert reports, depositions, Markman Hearings,& court testimony. Focus in expert work is in automotive systems, navigation, infotainment, safety, object detection, telematics, instrument clusters, displays, sensors, transducers, control systems. Two web sites: and also:

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 Automotive Engineering and has many years of experience in the automotive industry. Gary has a forensic engineering practice in Motor Vehicle Products Defects and Failure Analyse which includes school buses and heavy commercial articulated vehicles; Motorcycles and All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV) Accidents and Products Defects and Failure Analyse; Cranes Accidents and Products Defects and Failure Analyse including load charts, rigging and crane data recorders; Forklift Accidents and Products Defects and Failure Analyse. 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.

Douglas McIlwraithAVANTI Engineering
Douglas McIlwraith
Mountain View, CA
Automotive Product Failure & Fire Causation Analysis. Vehicle Defects: Steering, Brakes, Throttle/Cruise Control, Seatbelt and Air Bag Issues. Loss of Control & delta V's. Component & System Wide Testing. 30+ Years Experience & 2,500+ Cases.

Barry Bookman

Vaughn, WA
Expertise in Repairs & Maintenance, Shop and Labor Practices, Use of Solvents, Lubricants, other commonly found shops chemicals and fluids. EPA/OSHA Regulations, Failure Analysis, Training, and Standards. 28 years technical and managerial experience.

Mechanical Engineering, IP/Patent LitigationJames G. Rice, PhD
Mechanical Engineering, IP/Patent Litigation
Keswick, VA
Experienced expert witness working with top law firms on patent litigation in the area of mechanical engineering. Over 40 years experience in industry and academia. Has provided litigation support in over 75 patent cases over the last 18 years.Dr. Rice has been deposed more than 40 times and has testified at trial 9 times.

Ioannis KanellakopoulosOraton Consulting, LLC
Ioannis Kanellakopoulos
Redwood City, CA
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This expert is a technology leader in industry and academia (former UCLA Professor) with 25+ years of experience in R&D, operations, and management. He has designed and built prototype electric vehicles, as well as advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) such as adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, lane keeping, and vehicle collision avoidance.

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