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Engel Metallurgical, LTD
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
P.O. Box 6100, 56302


Contact:  Lester Engel
www.engelmet.com
320-253-7968 Or Toll Free 800-258-7968
les@engelmet.com
P.O. Box 6100
Saint Cloud, Minnesota 56302

Contact:  Lester Engel
www.engelmet.com
320-253-7968 Or Toll Free 800-258-7968
les@engelmet.com
Engel Metallurgical clients include attorneys, insurance company representatives and members of a broad range of industries, including chemical, agricultural, aviation, power generation, construction, transportation and manufacturing.
Our services are provided by engineers and technicians with specialized expertise, using updated laboratory equipment to analyze and test materials of all sizes, purposes and conditions - from tiny, nearly unrecognizable bolts involved in accidents to aviation components under consideration for use. We analyze a wide variety of materials, from steel alloys to iron, aluminum and copper-based castings and super alloys, plus plastics, cermets and others.
Information:  
Energy,  Failure Analysis,  Forensic Engineering,  Metallurgy,  Power Generation,  Product Failure,  Product Failure Determination, 


Engel Metallurgical clients include attorneys, insurance company representatives and members of a broad range of industries, including chemical, agricultural, aviation, power generation, construction, transportation and manufacturing.
Our services are provided by engineers and technicians with specialized expertise, using updated laboratory equipment to analyze and test materials of all sizes, purposes and conditions - from tiny, nearly unrecognizable bolts involved in accidents to aviation components under consideration for use. We analyze a wide variety of materials, from steel alloys to iron, aluminum and copper-based castings and super alloys, plus plastics, cermets and others.

CBC Geospatial Consulting, Inc.
Sacramento, California
1300 Ethan Way, Suite 300, 95825


Contact:  Christopher Curtis, PLS
www.cbcgeospatial.com
916-921-9033 Or Toll Free
ccurtis@cbcgeospatial.com
1300 Ethan Way, Suite 300
Sacramento, California 95825

Contact:  Christopher Curtis, PLS
www.cbcgeospatial.com
916-921-9033
ccurtis@cbcgeospatial.com
Mr. Curtis has more than 30 years of experience in land surveying and geomatics engineering. For more than 10 years, Mr. Curtis has been retained by law firms, insurance companies, the California Office of the Attorney General, and the U.S. Attorney's Office to provide professional surveying and mapping, expert witness, and litigation consultant in civil and criminal matters related to wildfires, wildland fire origin and cause investigations (100+), explosions, highway sight distance incidents, workplace injury, catastrophic injury, and wrongful death. As a geomatics engineer, Mr. Curtis has provided project delivery support (GPS control, conventional surveying, photogrammetric mapping, raster imaging, landnet boundary resolution, right of way engineering, and GIS) on projects domestically and abroad. Mr. Curtis' responsibilities include the supervision and direction of production staff and subconsultants on a project/task basis, cost estimating and scoping, collection, processing, and analysis of geospatial data, and quality assurance and quality control for project deliverables. Specifically, Mr. Curtis is qualified to conduct forensic engineering surveys, perform analyses, and offer opinions regarding evidence obtained by or related to the collection and analysis of geospatial data including aerial and terrestrial photography, video, record information, LiDAR, GPS control surveys, photogrammetry, digital terrain modeling, topographic land mapping, easements, ALTA surveys, Geographic Information Systems - GIS, visibility studies, accident reconstruction, the preparation and evaluation of demonstrative evidence and trial court exhibits.
Information:  
Engineering,  Fire Origin and Cause,  Forensic Engineering,  Forensic Mapping,  Forensic Photography,  Land Surveyor,  Photographic Analysis, 


Mr. Curtis has more than 30 years of experience in land surveying and geomatics engineering. For more than 10 years, Mr. Curtis has been retained by law firms, insurance companies, the California Office of the Attorney General, and the U.S. Attorney's Office to provide professional surveying and mapping, expert witness, and litigation consultant in civil and criminal matters related to wildfires, wildland fire origin and cause investigations (100+), explosions, highway sight distance incidents, workplace injury, catastrophic injury, and wrongful death. As a geomatics engineer, Mr. Curtis has provided project delivery support (GPS control, conventional surveying, photogrammetric mapping, raster imaging, landnet boundary resolution, right of way engineering, and GIS) on projects domestically and abroad. Mr. Curtis' responsibilities include the supervision and direction of production staff and subconsultants on a project/task basis, cost estimating and scoping, collection, processing, and analysis of geospatial data, and quality assurance and quality control for project deliverables. Specifically, Mr. Curtis is qualified to conduct forensic engineering surveys, perform analyses, and offer opinions regarding evidence obtained by or related to the collection and analysis of geospatial data including aerial and terrestrial photography, video, record information, LiDAR, GPS control surveys, photogrammetry, digital terrain modeling, topographic land mapping, easements, ALTA surveys, Geographic Information Systems - GIS, visibility studies, accident reconstruction, the preparation and evaluation of demonstrative evidence and trial court exhibits.

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.

Loeffler Engineering Group
La Marque, Texas
4 South Pintail, 77568


Contact:  Frank J. Loeffler, Jr.
www.loefflerengineering.com
512-267-8700 Or Toll Free
frank@loefflerengineering.com
4 South Pintail
La Marque, Texas 77568

Contact:  Frank J. Loeffler, Jr.
www.loefflerengineering.com
512-267-8700
frank@loefflerengineering.com
Loeffler Engineering Group, specializing in Conveyors and Materials Handling Systems
Loeffler Engineering Group, Frank Loeffler Jr is a Manufacturers’ Representative and an Engineering Firm that specializes in materials handling and conveyor systems. We represent a group of companies that supply turnkey systems and related conveyor accessory products.
Information:  
Code Compliance,  Conveyors,  Design Patent Infringement,  Forensic Engineering,  Industrial Equipment,  Machine Safety,  Machinery and Equipment Appraisal and Valuation,  Manufacturing Accidents,  Material Handling,  Mining,  Product Failure Determination, 


Loeffler Engineering Group, specializing in Conveyors and Materials Handling Systems
Loeffler Engineering Group, Frank Loeffler Jr is a Manufacturers’ Representative and an Engineering Firm that specializes in materials handling and conveyor systems. We represent a group of companies that supply turnkey systems and related conveyor accessory products.

Marc H. Richman, Inc.
Providence, Rhode Island
One Richmond Square, Ste. 105C, 02906


Contact:  Marc H. Richman, ScD, PE
Marc H. Richman, Inc. WEBSITE
401-751-9656 Or Toll Free
mhrichman@aol.com
One Richmond Square, Ste. 105C
Providence, Rhode Island 02906

Contact:  Marc H. Richman, ScD, PE
Marc H. Richman, Inc. WEBSITE
401-751-9656
mhrichman@aol.com
Marc H. Richman, Inc. has been providing expert testimony and forensic engineering services for over 58 years. You can rely on Marc H. Richman, Inc. for accident reconstruction, fire cause and origin, gas explosions, structural failures, product liability, machine guarding, metallurgy, failure analysis, premises liability, instructions and warnings, metal orthopedic device failures, and more. We've been locally owned and operated in Providence, RI since 1957. Call Marc H. Richman, Inc. today!
Information:  
Failure Analysis,  Fire Origin and Cause,  Forensic Engineering,  Metallurgy,  Product Liability, 


Marc H. Richman, Inc. has been providing expert testimony and forensic engineering services for over 58 years. You can rely on Marc H. Richman, Inc. for accident reconstruction, fire cause and origin, gas explosions, structural failures, product liability, machine guarding, metallurgy, failure analysis, premises liability, instructions and warnings, metal orthopedic device failures, and more. We've been locally owned and operated in Providence, RI since 1957. Call Marc H. Richman, Inc. today!

Peterson Engineering, Inc.
Brainerd, Minnesota
P.O. Box 664, 56401


Contact:  Donn N. Peterson, PE, D-IBFES, President
www.donnnpeterson.com
218-765-3556 Or Toll Free
DonnNPeterson@aol.com
P.O. Box 664
Brainerd, Minnesota 56401

Contact:  Donn N. Peterson, PE, D-IBFES, President
www.donnnpeterson.com
218-765-3556
DonnNPeterson@aol.com
Donn N. Peterson, PE, D-IBFES, President
Information:  
Accident Reconstruction,  Computer Simulation,  Forensic Engineering,  Mechanical Engineering,  Product Liability,  Slip, Trip, and Fall, 


Donn N. Peterson, PE, D-IBFES, President

QC Metallurgical, Inc.
Hollywood, Florida
2870 Stirling Road, 33020


Contact:  Frank Grate
www.qcmetallurgical.com
954-889-0089 Or Toll Free
fgrate@qcmet.com
2870 Stirling Road
Hollywood, Florida 33020

Contact:  Frank Grate
www.qcmetallurgical.com
954-889-0089
fgrate@qcmet.com
Incorporated in 1967, Q.C. Metallurgical Inc is a small, family owned material engineering and testing laboratory serving the marine, aerospace, manufacturing and construction industries. Owned and operated by Frank Grate – a highly respected professional engineer who is registered in the states of Florida and Ohio, we provide service for our local customers in Florida as well as throughout the US and even overseas. Q.C. Metallurgical Inc is an approved testing laboratory accredited by Lloyds of London, Pratt & Whitney, U.S. Coast Guard, Lockheed Martin, Miami-Dade County, Bombardier, Aero Thrust Holdings and more. We are approved by Miami-Dade County Building code 7AS301-94 and are certified to perform a variety of tests.
Information:  
Corrosion Engineering,  Failure Analysis,  Forensic Engineering,  Lab Testing and Analysis,  Materials Science,  Metallurgy, 


Incorporated in 1967, Q.C. Metallurgical Inc is a small, family owned material engineering and testing laboratory serving the marine, aerospace, manufacturing and construction industries. Owned and operated by Frank Grate – a highly respected professional engineer who is registered in the states of Florida and Ohio, we provide service for our local customers in Florida as well as throughout the US and even overseas. Q.C. Metallurgical Inc is an approved testing laboratory accredited by Lloyds of London, Pratt & Whitney, U.S. Coast Guard, Lockheed Martin, Miami-Dade County, Bombardier, Aero Thrust Holdings and more. We are approved by Miami-Dade County Building code 7AS301-94 and are certified to perform a variety of tests.

Steven D. Haubert, H. F. Engineering
Sylvania, Ohio
7947 Windmill Ct., 43560


Contact:  Steven D. Haubert
Steven D. Haubert WEBSITE
419-377-0953 Or Toll Free
steve.haubert@gmail.com
7947 Windmill Ct.
Sylvania, Ohio 43560

Contact:  Steven D. Haubert
Steven D. Haubert WEBSITE
419-377-0953
steve.haubert@gmail.com
Mr. Haubert has 27 years of experience in the design, manufacturing and testing of hose, fittings and hose assemblies for applications that include hydraulic tools, pressure washing, fluid conveyance and power application. He has worked at hose manufacturing plants, machining/assembly facilities and technical centers. As an expert in hydraulic hose, Mr. Haubert has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving hose manufacturing defects, improper guarding, misuse and improper assembly resulting in property loss, injuries and fatalities. He has also testified on behalf of the defendant in a patent infringement lawsuit.
Information:  
Failure Analysis,  Forensic Engineering,  Hydraulics,  Patents, 


Mr. Haubert has 27 years of experience in the design, manufacturing and testing of hose, fittings and hose assemblies for applications that include hydraulic tools, pressure washing, fluid conveyance and power application. He has worked at hose manufacturing plants, machining/assembly facilities and technical centers. As an expert in hydraulic hose, Mr. Haubert has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving hose manufacturing defects, improper guarding, misuse and improper assembly resulting in property loss, injuries and fatalities. He has also testified on behalf of the defendant in a patent infringement lawsuit.

WDP & Associates Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
4842 Hwy. 17 Business, 29576


Contact:  Leyla Y. Scott
www.wdpa.com
843-299-2247 Or Toll Free
LScott@WDPa.com
4842 Hwy. 17 Business
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina 29576

Contact:  Leyla Y. Scott
www.wdpa.com
843-299-2247
LScott@WDPa.com
WDP & Associates provides forensic engineering, expert witness, and litigation support services for structural system failures, building envelope performance failures, geotechnical-related issues and construction disputes. We have been engaged for both plaintiffs and defendants on cases and projects located throughout the U.S
WDP & Associates' qualified experts are recognized for applying a high level of analytics as a result of their specialized advanced engineering education, deep engagement in Industry Codes and Standards development, and extensive prior experience. We are regarded as objective, thorough, and capable of communicating complex issues in simplified terms. Founded in 1995 with offices in Virginia, South Carolina, and New York, WDP & Associates understands the importance of mobilizing a team quickly to gather time-sensitive forensic data. To aid in our investigations, we maintain specialized equipment that is calibrated in our accredited in-house laboratory. CAD is often used to illustrate and animate mechanisms of failure for explanation to clients and for exhibits for mediation, arbitration, or trials.
Information:  
Architecture,  Building Code Compliance,  Civil Construction and Engineering,  Concrete and Masonry,  Construction Defects,  Forensic Engineering,  Structural Engineering, 


WDP & Associates provides forensic engineering, expert witness, and litigation support services for structural system failures, building envelope performance failures, geotechnical-related issues and construction disputes. We have been engaged for both plaintiffs and defendants on cases and projects located throughout the U.S
WDP & Associates' qualified experts are recognized for applying a high level of analytics as a result of their specialized advanced engineering education, deep engagement in Industry Codes and Standards development, and extensive prior experience. We are regarded as objective, thorough, and capable of communicating complex issues in simplified terms. Founded in 1995 with offices in Virginia, South Carolina, and New York, WDP & Associates understands the importance of mobilizing a team quickly to gather time-sensitive forensic data. To aid in our investigations, we maintain specialized equipment that is calibrated in our accredited in-house laboratory. CAD is often used to illustrate and animate mechanisms of failure for explanation to clients and for exhibits for mediation, arbitration, or trials.

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.

Berkeley Engineering AND Research, Inc. (BEAR)
Berkeley, California
808 Gilman Street, 94710


Contact:  Glen Stevick Ph.D., P.E.
www.bearinc.com
510-549-3300 Or Toll Free
gstevick@gmail.com
808 Gilman Street
Berkeley, California 94710

Contact:  Glen Stevick Ph.D., P.E.
www.bearinc.com
510-549-3300
gstevick@gmail.com
Design and failure analysis of engineering systems and industrial equipment. Investigation of refinery, chemical plant, power plant and large building fires and explosions. Laboratory testing of mechanical, electrical, gas and hydraulic systems. Materials, stress and fracture analysis. Dynamic simulation and computer animation. Experience in the evaluation of a broad range of industrial process equipment and structures: piping, pressure vessels, presses, pumps, heat exchangers, turbines, conveyors, cranes, airframes, railcars and motor vehicle body and frames.
Information:  
Accident Investigations,  Corrosion Engineering,  Failure Analysis,  Forensic Engineering,  Intellectual Properties,  Mechanical Engineering, 


Design and failure analysis of engineering systems and industrial equipment. Investigation of refinery, chemical plant, power plant and large building fires and explosions. Laboratory testing of mechanical, electrical, gas and hydraulic systems. Materials, stress and fracture analysis. Dynamic simulation and computer animation. Experience in the evaluation of a broad range of industrial process equipment and structures: piping, pressure vessels, presses, pumps, heat exchangers, turbines, conveyors, cranes, airframes, railcars and motor vehicle body and frames.

Shatec Engineering Consultants, LLC
El Dorado Hills, California
7064 Tarvisio Way, 95762


Contact:  Shakir Shatnawi Ph.D., PE
www.shatec.net
916-990-6488 Or Toll Free
sshatnawi@shatec.net
7064 Tarvisio Way
El Dorado Hills, California 95762

Contact:  Shakir Shatnawi Ph.D., PE
www.shatec.net
916-990-6488
sshatnawi@shatec.net
Dr. Shakir Shatnawi has a Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering and Pavement Design, and Masters in Construction Management with over 27 years of practical and extensive engineering and transportation expertise covering industry and public agencies including Caltrans and FHWA. Currently providing expert witness services, expert testimony and litigation support to attorneys and legal entities on cases related to accident reconstruction, analysis, design standards, construction specifications, guidelines, policies, public agency practices, transportation, roads, pavements, airports, materials, highway geometric design, drainage, asphalt, concrete, soil, repairs, maintenance, inspections, rehabilitation, construction quality control - quality assurance, construction claims, inspection, settlement, dispute resolution, pavement surface conditions such as friction, skid resistance, surface discontinuities, cracking, rutting, defects, potholes and roughness, failure investigations, forensic engineering, traffic, safety standards, construction work zone accidents, construction safety, safety operating procedures, roadside hazards, signage, sight distance requirements, ADA requirements, code violations, and engineering analysis.
Information:  
Accident Investigations,  Accident Reconstruction,  Civil Construction and Engineering,  Civil Engineering,  Concrete and Masonry,  Construction,  Construction Claims,  Construction Defects,  Failure Analysis,  Forensic Engineering,  Government,  Materials Science,  Motorcycle Accident Reconstruction,  Parking Lots,  Safety,  Safety Engineering,  Slip, Trip, and Fall,  Traffic Engineering,  Transportation, 


Dr. Shakir Shatnawi has a Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering and Pavement Design, and Masters in Construction Management with over 27 years of practical and extensive engineering and transportation expertise covering industry and public agencies including Caltrans and FHWA. Currently providing expert witness services, expert testimony and litigation support to attorneys and legal entities on cases related to accident reconstruction, analysis, design standards, construction specifications, guidelines, policies, public agency practices, transportation, roads, pavements, airports, materials, highway geometric design, drainage, asphalt, concrete, soil, repairs, maintenance, inspections, rehabilitation, construction quality control - quality assurance, construction claims, inspection, settlement, dispute resolution, pavement surface conditions such as friction, skid resistance, surface discontinuities, cracking, rutting, defects, potholes and roughness, failure investigations, forensic engineering, traffic, safety standards, construction work zone accidents, construction safety, safety operating procedures, roadside hazards, signage, sight distance requirements, ADA requirements, code violations, and engineering analysis.

Josephson Werdowatz & Associates, Inc.
San Diego, California
6370 Lusk Blvd., Suite F200, 92121-2753


Contact:  Carl Josephson
www.jwa-se.com
858-558-2181 Or Toll Free
cjosephson@jwa-se.com
6370 Lusk Blvd., Suite F200
San Diego, California 92121-2753

Contact:  Carl Josephson
www.jwa-se.com
858-558-2181
cjosephson@jwa-se.com
Josephson-Werdowatz & Associates (JWA), founded in 1988 and with licenses in twenty-three states, has provided Structural Design and Construction Defect investigations/evaluations across the United States from Connecticut to Hawaii.

JWA Services:

• Structural Engineering Services - JWA offers full structural engineering services for the design of commercial, institutional, industrial, and residential projects.

• Investigation Services - In addition to traditional design services, JWA has conducted structural investigations on literally thousands of buildings throughout the United States. Their investigations have been conducted for insurance adjusters, property managers, homeowner associations, developers, and building owners, to name a few.

• Graphics / Multimedia Services - JWA incorporates a variety of graphics tools to best meet their clients’ needs including inventive multimedia presentations, 2D and 3D stills, animations, physical models, and computer models to simplify complex concepts.

Principals, Carl H. Josephson PE, SE and Dan R. Werdowatz PE, SE have over 39 years and 34 years of Structural Engineering experience respectively. They are active in numerous professional organizations and Mr. Josephson has served as the Structural Engineer member of the California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists. Mr. Josephson, Mr. Werdowatz and their team provide special studies, investigations, code review and analysis, and have conducted structural investigations on 1,000s of buildings throughout the United States for a diverse group of clients.

Main Office: San Diego, CA. Satellite Offices: Sacramento, CA; Las Vegas, NV; Scottsdale, AZ
Information:  
Construction Defects,  Earthquake Damage,  Forensic Engineering,  Structural Engineering,  Structural Failure, 


Josephson-Werdowatz & Associates (JWA), founded in 1988 and with licenses in twenty-three states, has provided Structural Design and Construction Defect investigations/evaluations across the United States from Connecticut to Hawaii.

JWA Services:

• Structural Engineering Services - JWA offers full structural engineering services for the design of commercial, institutional, industrial, and residential projects.

• Investigation Services - In addition to traditional design services, JWA has conducted structural investigations on literally thousands of buildings throughout the United States. Their investigations have been conducted for insurance adjusters, property managers, homeowner associations, developers, and building owners, to name a few.

• Graphics / Multimedia Services - JWA incorporates a variety of graphics tools to best meet their clients’ needs including inventive multimedia presentations, 2D and 3D stills, animations, physical models, and computer models to simplify complex concepts.

Principals, Carl H. Josephson PE, SE and Dan R. Werdowatz PE, SE have over 39 years and 34 years of Structural Engineering experience respectively. They are active in numerous professional organizations and Mr. Josephson has served as the Structural Engineer member of the California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists. Mr. Josephson, Mr. Werdowatz and their team provide special studies, investigations, code review and analysis, and have conducted structural investigations on 1,000s of buildings throughout the United States for a diverse group of clients.

Main Office: San Diego, CA. Satellite Offices: Sacramento, CA; Las Vegas, NV; Scottsdale, AZ

LGI Forensic Engineering, P.C.
North White Plains, New York
7 Reservoir Road, 10603


Contact:  Steven Pietropaolo President & CEO P.E., CFEI, CFII
www.lgiforensic.com
914-670-0208 Or Toll Free
getinfo@lgiforensic.com
7 Reservoir Road
North White Plains, New York 10603

Contact:  Steven Pietropaolo President & CEO P.E., CFEI, CFII
www.lgiforensic.com
914-670-0208
getinfo@lgiforensic.com
Certified Fire and Explosive Investigator (CFEI); Certified Fire Investigator Instructor (CFII). Over 25 years engineering experience including electrical, mechanical materials, safety, fire protection and construction. Extensive knowledge of codes and standards. Expertise in forensic investigations of: Product defects, fires/explosions, accidents/injuries, building failures, electro/mechanical system failures, and utility company procedures/equipment. He has been retained on numerous large multimillion-dollar property damage cases as well as fatal accidents, fires/explosions and other grave injury matters.
Information:  
Fire and Explosions,  Forensic Engineering,  Metallurgy,  Product Liability,  Scientific and Engineering, 


Certified Fire and Explosive Investigator (CFEI); Certified Fire Investigator Instructor (CFII). Over 25 years engineering experience including electrical, mechanical materials, safety, fire protection and construction. Extensive knowledge of codes and standards. Expertise in forensic investigations of: Product defects, fires/explosions, accidents/injuries, building failures, electro/mechanical system failures, and utility company procedures/equipment. He has been retained on numerous large multimillion-dollar property damage cases as well as fatal accidents, fires/explosions and other grave injury matters.

Complete General Contractors, Inc.
Gulf Breeze, Florida
14 Live Oak Drive, Suite A-1, 32561


Contact:  John G. Minor CGC, CFM
https://www.teamcomplete.com/
850-377-5423 Or Toll Free
john@teamcomplete.com
14 Live Oak Drive, Suite A-1
Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561

Contact:  John G. Minor CGC, CFM
https://www.teamcomplete.com/
850-377-5423
john@teamcomplete.com
John G. Minor, CGC, CFM, is a large loss insurance appraiser, umpire and expert witness as the president of Complete, Inc. His goal is to review your issues and use experience, training, relationships and specialized knowledge to guide his clients through the difficult challenges of property claims.

Mr. Minor is a third-generation contractor and has committed his career to the understanding of building failures for his clients. Complete serves the country out of Pensacola, Florida, and is a licensed general contractor in multiple states. We use our year of experience to understand what your issues may be and how best to resolve them successfully.

In addition to managing the business of Complete, John Minor teaches classes on restoration, appraisal and construction defect to a variety of clients through Lorman Education Services, the National Hurricane Conference and other professional trainers. These classes are offered to attorneys, adjusters, and construction industry professionals and provide CEU credit hours.

Mr. Minor has been involved in the successful discharge of hundreds of million of dollars as an expert in property claim lawsuits and disputes. His work is throughout the country and Mr. Minor has served both by the plaintiff and defense for a fair appraisal of the issues at hand.

Complete provides restoration services for the policyholders, insurance companies, counsel, and business owners throughout the Southeast as forensic engineers and construction consultants. liability claims and personal injury lawsuits arising from construction issues.
Information:  
ADA,  Appraisers,  Arbitration,  Construction,  Construction Claims,  Construction Defects,  Forensic Engineering,  Forensic Evaluation,  Hurricane Damage,  Mold and Moisture,  Water and Flood Damage, 


John G. Minor, CGC, CFM, is a large loss insurance appraiser, umpire and expert witness as the president of Complete, Inc. His goal is to review your issues and use experience, training, relationships and specialized knowledge to guide his clients through the difficult challenges of property claims.

Mr. Minor is a third-generation contractor and has committed his career to the understanding of building failures for his clients. Complete serves the country out of Pensacola, Florida, and is a licensed general contractor in multiple states. We use our year of experience to understand what your issues may be and how best to resolve them successfully.

In addition to managing the business of Complete, John Minor teaches classes on restoration, appraisal and construction defect to a variety of clients through Lorman Education Services, the National Hurricane Conference and other professional trainers. These classes are offered to attorneys, adjusters, and construction industry professionals and provide CEU credit hours.

Mr. Minor has been involved in the successful discharge of hundreds of million of dollars as an expert in property claim lawsuits and disputes. His work is throughout the country and Mr. Minor has served both by the plaintiff and defense for a fair appraisal of the issues at hand.

Complete provides restoration services for the policyholders, insurance companies, counsel, and business owners throughout the Southeast as forensic engineers and construction consultants. liability claims and personal injury lawsuits arising from construction issues.

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.

Alvia Services, Inc.
Rancho Murieta, California
6541 Via Sereno, 95683


Contact:  Steven P. Viani
http://www.alviaservicesinc.com/
916-952-8503 Or Toll Free
spviani@aol.com
6541 Via Sereno
Rancho Murieta, California 95683

Contact:  Steven P. Viani
http://www.alviaservicesinc.com/
916-952-8503
spviani@aol.com
Mr. Viani is a registered Civil Engineer in California, Washington and Arizona and a contractor in California. He has over 37 years of environmental remediation, construction, geotechnical construction and forensic engineering experience. He knows site characterization, design and remediation of Superfund and RCRA sites. He developed technical documents supporting claims by contractors and reviewed claims from contractors in many fields of construction and project types. He is experienced in forensic investigation, construction defects, scope of damages, cost estimating, project management, accident investigation and reconstruction, structural failure and other related areas of expertise. As a contractor, he has performed geotechnical construction, waste remediation construction and civil construction. He has investigated, reported and testified for attorneys and insurance companies on a wide variety of files.
Information:  
Civil Engineering,  Construction Accidents,  Construction Claims,  Construction Defects,  Construction Safety,  Failure Analysis,  Forensic Engineering,  Hazardous Materials,  Insurance,  Structural Failure, 


Mr. Viani is a registered Civil Engineer in California, Washington and Arizona and a contractor in California. He has over 37 years of environmental remediation, construction, geotechnical construction and forensic engineering experience. He knows site characterization, design and remediation of Superfund and RCRA sites. He developed technical documents supporting claims by contractors and reviewed claims from contractors in many fields of construction and project types. He is experienced in forensic investigation, construction defects, scope of damages, cost estimating, project management, accident investigation and reconstruction, structural failure and other related areas of expertise. As a contractor, he has performed geotechnical construction, waste remediation construction and civil construction. He has investigated, reported and testified for attorneys and insurance companies on a wide variety of files.

Canney Brook Forensic Engineers
Dover, New Hampshire
154 Middle Road, 03820


Contact:  R. Craig Williams P.E., CFEI, CFII
www.canneybrook.com
603-742-7200 Or Toll Free
canneybrook@comcast.net
154 Middle Road
Dover, New Hampshire 03820

Contact:  R. Craig Williams P.E., CFEI, CFII
www.canneybrook.com
603-742-7200
canneybrook@comcast.net
Craig Williams PE BSME MSAE CFEI CFII

Over 37 years professional engineering consulting, research, manufacturing, and forensics.

Specialties include fires & explosions, HVAC, mechanical, electrical, automation, materials, mobile & heavy equipment, safety, code compliance, workplace accidents, equipment, appliances, manufacturing, operations, maintenance & construction.

Mr. Williams investigations provide accurate causation determinations which allows litigators, insurance professionals, and involved parties to access the loss, make economic decisions, advance successful claims when possible, and/or mitigate liability when appropriate.

Craig Williams PE BSME MSAE CFEI CFII 38 years professional engineering consulting, research, manufacturing, and forensics. Forensic specialties include fires & explosions, HVAC, mechanical, electrical, automation, materials, mobile equipment, safety, code compliance, workplace accidents, equipment, appliances, manufacturing, operations, maintenance & construction. Mr. Williams investigations provide accurate causation determinations which allows litigators, insurance professionals, and involved parties to access the loss, make economic decisions, advance successful claims when possible, and/or mitigate liability when appropriate.
Information:  
Fire and Explosions,  Forensic Engineering,  HVAC Investigations,  OSHA,  Plumbing,  Power Generation,  Slip, Trip, and Fall, 


Craig Williams PE BSME MSAE CFEI CFII

Over 37 years professional engineering consulting, research, manufacturing, and forensics.

Specialties include fires & explosions, HVAC, mechanical, electrical, automation, materials, mobile & heavy equipment, safety, code compliance, workplace accidents, equipment, appliances, manufacturing, operations, maintenance & construction.

Mr. Williams investigations provide accurate causation determinations which allows litigators, insurance professionals, and involved parties to access the loss, make economic decisions, advance successful claims when possible, and/or mitigate liability when appropriate.

Craig Williams PE BSME MSAE CFEI CFII 38 years professional engineering consulting, research, manufacturing, and forensics. Forensic specialties include fires & explosions, HVAC, mechanical, electrical, automation, materials, mobile equipment, safety, code compliance, workplace accidents, equipment, appliances, manufacturing, operations, maintenance & construction. Mr. Williams investigations provide accurate causation determinations which allows litigators, insurance professionals, and involved parties to access the loss, make economic decisions, advance successful claims when possible, and/or mitigate liability when appropriate.

David A. Rockstraw, Ph. D., P. E.
Las Cruces, New Mexico
2008 Calle de El Paso, 88005


Contact:  David A. Rockstraw, Ph. D., P. E.
www.davidarockstrawphdpe.com/
575-635-9539 Or Toll Free
rockstraw@zianet.com
2008 Calle de El Paso
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88005

Contact:  David A. Rockstraw, Ph. D., P. E.
www.davidarockstrawphdpe.com/
575-635-9539
rockstraw@zianet.com
Rockstraw is an experienced expert witness with strong communication skills and a unique ability to describe complex phenomena, systems, and processes in a manner that can be understood at any level. This is best demonstrated through two of the many written testimonials Rockstraw has received.

(1) "I retained David to serve as an expert witness and consultant in a construction defect case involving a chemical processing plant. David conducted a comprehensive analysis of the numerous, complicated issues at play in the case and educated me on the process design of the plant in a very short time frame. David patiently walked me through every step of the process, explaining the chemistry and process design in simple terms and analogies that would translate well for any judge or jury. I highly recommend David as an expert in this industry, and look forward to the opportunity to work with him in the future.” ~Ashley Vinson Crawford, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP on May 16, 2017

(2) "David Rockstraw provided expert testimony in a long (8 week), but successful jury trial for our company against Central Garden & Pet, the nation’s largest garden products supplier. David was able to explain the complex issues to our jury in simple language and connected with the jury well. The jury found that our technology was a trade secret, and that the defendant had improperly copied it. I would trust Dr. Rockstraw in any future chemical process litigation.” ~Dan Walters, Founder/CEO Copper Harbor Company, Inc. on June 30, 2016
Information:  
Chemical Engineering,  Chemicals,  Engineering,  Forensic Engineering,  Hazardous Materials,  Process Safety Chemicals and Oil Refining, 


Rockstraw is an experienced expert witness with strong communication skills and a unique ability to describe complex phenomena, systems, and processes in a manner that can be understood at any level. This is best demonstrated through two of the many written testimonials Rockstraw has received.

(1) "I retained David to serve as an expert witness and consultant in a construction defect case involving a chemical processing plant. David conducted a comprehensive analysis of the numerous, complicated issues at play in the case and educated me on the process design of the plant in a very short time frame. David patiently walked me through every step of the process, explaining the chemistry and process design in simple terms and analogies that would translate well for any judge or jury. I highly recommend David as an expert in this industry, and look forward to the opportunity to work with him in the future.” ~Ashley Vinson Crawford, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP on May 16, 2017

(2) "David Rockstraw provided expert testimony in a long (8 week), but successful jury trial for our company against Central Garden & Pet, the nation’s largest garden products supplier. David was able to explain the complex issues to our jury in simple language and connected with the jury well. The jury found that our technology was a trade secret, and that the defendant had improperly copied it. I would trust Dr. Rockstraw in any future chemical process litigation.” ~Dan Walters, Founder/CEO Copper Harbor Company, Inc. on June 30, 2016