Dr. Michael Fox

Chemical Accident Reconstruction Services, Inc.
9121 E. Tanque Verde Rd #105
Tucson, AZ 85749
Web Site
Phone: 800-645-3369
Fax: 520-749-0861

Chemical Accident Reconstruction Services, Inc. (Chemaxx) specializes in complex industrial chemical accidents, fires and explosions as well as chemical-related consumer product injuries. The founder of the company, Dr. Michael Fox, been a chemical expert and fire expert for over 25 years and has 20 years of trial-tested legal experience. He and his colleagues are also experts in metallurgy, corrosion and failure analysis. Dr. Fox and Chemaxx have served some of the largest law firms in the country as well as individual practitioners and have been involved in both large (billions) and small projects with a well-balanced plaintiff/defendant ratio. Over the years, Chemaxx has evolved a practical strategy that fits the needs of most clients. Dr. Fox and Chemaxx experts are available to assist in all aspects of chemical-related accidents, fires, explosions, metallurgy, corrosion and failure analysis. The company has at its disposal state-of-the-art scientific investigative techniques as well as conventional analytical methods and mechanical testing. For more specific areas of expertise click here.

Specializing in complex industrial chemical accidents, fires and explosions and chemical-related consumer product injuries, fires and explosions. Experienced in multiple areas including, but not limited to: propane, butane, natural gas, flammable liquids, oxidizers, explosives, pyrotechnics, hazardous chemicals, aerosols (spray paint, hair spray, etc.), water contamination, pool chemicals, chlorine and PEX tubing.

Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator
OSHA Certified - Hazardous Materials
DOT Certified Hazardous Materials
CPA Accredited - Aerosol Technology
NACE Accredited - Corrosion
NACE Accredited - Cathodic Protection
ASM Accredited - Failure Analysis
ASM Accredited - Metallurgy
BAMA Accredited - Aerosol Technology
Certified - OSHA Process Hazard Analysis (PHA)
Certified - PHA Team Leader

Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI)
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)
National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE)
ASM - The Metals Society

Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Taught Physial Chemistry at the college level and have presented numerous presentations to technical societies. Too numerous to list.

Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No.

Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: About 100.

Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Fires, explosions, chemical accidents, high profile chemical explosions, propane, butane, explosives, rocket fuel, pyrotechnics, chemical burns, acid drain openers, alkali drain openers, aerosols, spray paints, hair sprays, insect sprays, insect foggers, corrosion, metallurgy, failure analysis, nuclear power plants, applicance fires, water isotopes,hair fires, clothing fires,and more.

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 50%

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 50%

Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Approximately 36-48

Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: This year

Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Have actually testified in court about 8 times

Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Have actually testified in court about 8 times.

Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: About 15

Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Full range of consulting, testing, reports, site inspections, and testimony.

Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Depends, but there is a $100 per hour discount when fees are paid in advance.

Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Depends, but there is a $100 per hour discount when fees are paid in advance.

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Depends, but there is no discount for testimony.

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Depends, but there is no discount for testimony.

Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: All direct expenses.

References

Barry Cohen, Los Angeles, CA 818-981-2300
David Hodges, Little Rock, AR 800-642-8082
Time Caress, Indiana 800-274-5559
Joseph Fullenkamp, South Bend, IN 574-237-1269
Scott Fielder, Nevada City, CA 530-478-1600
Marlin Howes, Los Angeles, CA 213-244-2960
Part Hart, Akron, OH 330-376-4558
John Bower, Los Angeles, CA 213-612-5335
Rolv Slungard, Baldwin, WI 715-684-3227
Adrell Skow, Baldwin, WI 715-684-3227
Bob or Clayton Fitzsimmons, WV 304-277-1700

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