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Michael J Slifka, PE
Middleton, Wisconsin
3221 Conservancy Lane, 53562


Contact:  Michael J Slifka PE
www.michaelslifka.com
608-827-5241 Or Toll Free
firepro1pe@aol.com
3221 Conservancy Lane
Middleton, Wisconsin 53562

Contact:  Michael J Slifka PE
www.michaelslifka.com
608-827-5241
firepro1pe@aol.com
Drawing on 50+ years of knowledge & experience.
Michael J Slifka,
is a dedicated and skilled expert with a highly successful record of accomplishments in litigation, fire investigation, fire testing, fire engineering design, building code & fire code consultation
Michael Slifka brings a multi-faceted array of capability and experience in fire protection consulting to your needs and the ability to guide you to the easiest approach to achieve the optimal solution.
Michael Slifka has been internationally recognized in litigation support and qualified as an expert witness consulting on cases in the United States and its Territories.
Michaels Slifka, ~ Cell Number 608-692-3096.
Information:  
Building Code Compliance,  Construction Accidents,  Fire and Explosions,  Fire Forensics,  Fire Origin and Cause,  Fire Protection Investigations,  Safety Engineering, 


Drawing on 50+ years of knowledge & experience.
Michael J Slifka,
is a dedicated and skilled expert with a highly successful record of accomplishments in litigation, fire investigation, fire testing, fire engineering design, building code & fire code consultation
Michael Slifka brings a multi-faceted array of capability and experience in fire protection consulting to your needs and the ability to guide you to the easiest approach to achieve the optimal solution.
Michael Slifka has been internationally recognized in litigation support and qualified as an expert witness consulting on cases in the United States and its Territories.
Michaels Slifka, ~ Cell Number 608-692-3096.

Rapperport Associates Inc
Lexington, Massachusetts
8 Wallis Ct, 02421


Contact:  Dan Rapperport
www.rapperport.com
781-862-9001 Or Toll Free
dan@rapperport.com
8 Wallis Ct
Lexington, Massachusetts 02421

Contact:  Dan Rapperport
www.rapperport.com
781-862-9001
dan@rapperport.com

Rapperport Associates, Inc. CV

CELL NUMBER ~ 339-222-2822
Dan Rapperport & Associates has provided failure analysis, fire and explosion investigation and accident reconstruction services for losses totaling billions of dollars since 1974. Rapperport & Associates’ engineers offer a level of expertise in failure analysis that is matched by few firms. Our success can be credited to an extraordinarily talented team – a team with impeccable credentials and a wealth of experience. Rapperport & Associates has earned the trust of over seventy five insurance companies and hundreds of law firms. Our team of engineers and scientists is drawn principally from Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of California Berkeley. Many of our engineers are nationally recognized experts in their fields and as a team we provide exceptional capability in all aspects of failure analysis. Our use of stunning graphics to present solutions to complex analyses sets us apart. We have been engaged on many large loss accidents and have an enviable track record. 100% of our cases over the last ten years have resulted in favorable settlements for our clients.
Information:  
Accident Investigations,  Accident Reconstruction,  Failure Analysis,  Fire and Explosions,  Fire Forensics,  Fire Origin and Cause,  Fire Protection Investigations,  Structural Failure, 


Rapperport Associates, Inc. CV

CELL NUMBER ~ 339-222-2822
Dan Rapperport & Associates has provided failure analysis, fire and explosion investigation and accident reconstruction services for losses totaling billions of dollars since 1974. Rapperport & Associates’ engineers offer a level of expertise in failure analysis that is matched by few firms. Our success can be credited to an extraordinarily talented team – a team with impeccable credentials and a wealth of experience. Rapperport & Associates has earned the trust of over seventy five insurance companies and hundreds of law firms. Our team of engineers and scientists is drawn principally from Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of California Berkeley. Many of our engineers are nationally recognized experts in their fields and as a team we provide exceptional capability in all aspects of failure analysis. Our use of stunning graphics to present solutions to complex analyses sets us apart. We have been engaged on many large loss accidents and have an enviable track record. 100% of our cases over the last ten years have resulted in favorable settlements for our clients.

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.

John Miller Investigations Inc.
Linden, California
7377 Escalon Bellota Road, 95236


Contact:  John Miller, IAAI-CFI, NAFI-CFEI & CVFI

530-346-1111 Or Toll Free
jmi@jmifire.com
7377 Escalon Bellota Road
Linden, California 95236

Contact:  John Miller, IAAI-CFI, NAFI-CFEI & CVFI

530-346-1111
jmi@jmifire.com
Over 2500 origin and cause investigations completed. Licensed in California (#21626). Expert in cases involving arson, fraud, and subrogation. Capable of retrieving, transporting, and storing evidence. Evidence examination facility available. Over 18000 pieces of evidence handled to date. I have worked in the public and private sectors. File review for public defenders as well.

Certified Evidence Collection Technician - International Assoc. of Arson Investigators
Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator - National Assoc. of Fire Investigators
Certified Fire Investigator - California Conference of Arson Investigators
Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator - National Assoc. of Fire Investigators
Certified Fire Investigator - International Assoc. of Arson Investigators
Certified Fire Investigator - State of Calif. Fire Marshal’s Office
Information:  
Fire and Explosions,  Fire Forensics,  Fire Origin and Cause,  Fire Protection Investigations, 


Over 2500 origin and cause investigations completed. Licensed in California (#21626). Expert in cases involving arson, fraud, and subrogation. Capable of retrieving, transporting, and storing evidence. Evidence examination facility available. Over 18000 pieces of evidence handled to date. I have worked in the public and private sectors. File review for public defenders as well.

Certified Evidence Collection Technician - International Assoc. of Arson Investigators
Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator - National Assoc. of Fire Investigators
Certified Fire Investigator - California Conference of Arson Investigators
Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator - National Assoc. of Fire Investigators
Certified Fire Investigator - International Assoc. of Arson Investigators
Certified Fire Investigator - State of Calif. Fire Marshal’s Office

Glenn D. Peterson PE
Oakland, California
2651 Carisbrook Dr., 94611


Contact:  Glenn D. Peterson

510-725-2743 Or Toll Free
GlennPeterson@msn.com
2651 Carisbrook Dr.
Oakland, California 94611

Contact:  Glenn D. Peterson

510-725-2743
GlennPeterson@msn.com
Consulting, Investigation & Expert Witness in the following areas: Fire cause & spread; Building & fire code analysis; Fire protection system design, performance, & failures; Fire hazards & burning characteristics of materials; Analysis of the effectiveness of all types of fire protection measures; Propane fires & explosions; Computer modeling of fire spread; Furnace & water heater fires; Construction defects; Fire risk analysis; Hazard evaluation. Serving attorneys, insurance companies, government & private industry.
Information:  
Building Code Compliance,  Construction Defects,  Fire and Explosions,  Fire Origin and Cause,  Fire Protection Investigations, 


Consulting, Investigation & Expert Witness in the following areas: Fire cause & spread; Building & fire code analysis; Fire protection system design, performance, & failures; Fire hazards & burning characteristics of materials; Analysis of the effectiveness of all types of fire protection measures; Propane fires & explosions; Computer modeling of fire spread; Furnace & water heater fires; Construction defects; Fire risk analysis; Hazard evaluation. Serving attorneys, insurance companies, government & private industry.

Meier Fire Investigation LLC
Bradenton, Florida
4440 5th St West, 34207


Contact:  Rich Meier
http://www.meierfire.com/
941-900-1234 Or Toll Free
rmeier@meierfire.com
4440 5th St West
Bradenton, Florida 34207

Contact:  Rich Meier
http://www.meierfire.com/
941-900-1234
rmeier@meierfire.com
Our principal expert, Richard Meier, is a full time fire and explosion investigator, analyst, researcher, author, and civil and criminal court qualified expert witness. He has investigated fires and explosions from Miami Beach, Florida to the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, and has been involved numerous high profile, nationally covered cases such as the 2012 fatal high rise fire in Chicago (the woman in the elevator); the 2012 explosion and fire at JJ's Restaurant in Kansas City; and the infamous 2013 explosion of the West Fertilizer Company in West, Texas, and 2015 house explosion in Detroit, Michigan.

In all of his cases Mr. Meier brings to bear not only his years of training and experience as a fire investigator, but also his training and experience as a design and manufacturing engineer. Finding the cause of a fire or an explosion requires not only an understanding of fire, but an understanding of how all the components contributing to a fire work together to create the event. It also requires knowing how everything works, and more importantly, how everything fails. This is the kind of knowledge that is only acquired over decades of designing, building, troubleshooting and fixing a multitude of products. It is that knowledge that puts him well ahead of the competition.

Meier Fire performs Origin and Cause Investigations; Evidence Collection, Documentation and Preservation; Evidence Inspections and Examinations; Witness Interviews; Complex Analysis; Standards and Codes Research; Laboratory Testing of Products and Material Flammability; Litigation Support; Expert Witness Testimony; and Research into Topics of Interest to the Fire Investigation Community. We are knowledgeable in Fire Prevention, Protection and Suppression; Firefighter procedures; the Insurance industry; Large Loss Cases; Vehicles, Vessels, and Heavy Equipment; Labels, Warnings, and Instructions; Civil and Criminal Law as it concerns Fire Investigation; and Rules of Evidence for Criminal and Civil Court Proceedings.
Information:  
Fire and Explosions,  Fire Origin and Cause,  Fire Protection Investigations, 


Our principal expert, Richard Meier, is a full time fire and explosion investigator, analyst, researcher, author, and civil and criminal court qualified expert witness. He has investigated fires and explosions from Miami Beach, Florida to the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, and has been involved numerous high profile, nationally covered cases such as the 2012 fatal high rise fire in Chicago (the woman in the elevator); the 2012 explosion and fire at JJ's Restaurant in Kansas City; and the infamous 2013 explosion of the West Fertilizer Company in West, Texas, and 2015 house explosion in Detroit, Michigan.

In all of his cases Mr. Meier brings to bear not only his years of training and experience as a fire investigator, but also his training and experience as a design and manufacturing engineer. Finding the cause of a fire or an explosion requires not only an understanding of fire, but an understanding of how all the components contributing to a fire work together to create the event. It also requires knowing how everything works, and more importantly, how everything fails. This is the kind of knowledge that is only acquired over decades of designing, building, troubleshooting and fixing a multitude of products. It is that knowledge that puts him well ahead of the competition.

Meier Fire performs Origin and Cause Investigations; Evidence Collection, Documentation and Preservation; Evidence Inspections and Examinations; Witness Interviews; Complex Analysis; Standards and Codes Research; Laboratory Testing of Products and Material Flammability; Litigation Support; Expert Witness Testimony; and Research into Topics of Interest to the Fire Investigation Community. We are knowledgeable in Fire Prevention, Protection and Suppression; Firefighter procedures; the Insurance industry; Large Loss Cases; Vehicles, Vessels, and Heavy Equipment; Labels, Warnings, and Instructions; Civil and Criminal Law as it concerns Fire Investigation; and Rules of Evidence for Criminal and Civil Court Proceedings.

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.

Richard M. Hansen & Associates
Lombard, Illinois
265 Eisenhower Lane South, 60148


Contact:  Steven Claxton PE, CFEI
www.rmhansen.com
630-495-3853 Or Toll Free 800-319-2632

265 Eisenhower Lane South
Lombard, Illinois 60148

Contact:  Steven Claxton PE, CFEI
www.rmhansen.com
630-495-3853 Or Toll Free 800-319-2632

Richard M. Hansen & Associates, Inc. provides answers for electrical and fire related questions. Many investigations include immediate response nationwide to emergencies. The Company's clients include manufacturers, utilities, legal counsel, insurance companies, government agencies and interested parties that require answers as to why a fire occurred and whether electricity was involved in the cause of the fire. RMHA has been in business for over 18 years and continues to provide immediate response service with professionalism and integrity. Many of the Company's consultants and investigators have over 20 years experience in the electrical utility industry and fire service.
Information:  
Electrical Engineering,  Fire and Explosions,  Fire Protection Investigations,  Forensic Engineering,  Materials Science, 


Richard M. Hansen & Associates, Inc. provides answers for electrical and fire related questions. Many investigations include immediate response nationwide to emergencies. The Company's clients include manufacturers, utilities, legal counsel, insurance companies, government agencies and interested parties that require answers as to why a fire occurred and whether electricity was involved in the cause of the fire. RMHA has been in business for over 18 years and continues to provide immediate response service with professionalism and integrity. Many of the Company's consultants and investigators have over 20 years experience in the electrical utility industry and fire service.