Roger W. Griffith, P.E.

Griffith Engineering & Consulting, Inc.
P.O. Box 702
Jefferson City, TN 37760
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Phone: 865-471-8142
 Roger W. Griffith, P.E.

Roger W. Griffith, P.E., mechanical engineer, provides forensic investigations and expert witness services for plumbing, mechanical and fire sprinkler system defects and failures. His training and experience designing HVAC, plumbing and fire sprinkler systems enable him to offer professional opinions regarding the adequacy of system design and construction, and evaluates equipment failures to determine their root cause. Areas of expertise include failure analysis, hot water systems, scalding, gas appliances & venting, legionella, sprinkler systems, and HVAC.

Roger served on the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) national design standards committee providing industry guidelines for hot water temperature limits for plumbing systems to prevent scalding injuries.

Registered Professional Engineer in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering
Registered Professional Engineer in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia

Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
International Code Council (ICC)

Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Course instructor for problem solving techniques and fault-tree analysis for a major electric utility.

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: 32

Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Plumbing fixture failures, water heater failures (gas), pipe failure, shower performance deficiency, plumbing installation, gas furnace, HVAC design, scalding, legionella

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 57

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 43

Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 2

Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: 2013

Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 1

Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 10

Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Engineering design, consulting, forensic investigations, litigation support and expert witness testimony

Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $275/hour

Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $275/hour

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $275/hour

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $275/hour

Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel time is billed at standard hourly rate. Travel expenses are billed at cost.

References

Mr. Paul Whitt
Lewis King Kreig &* Waldrop, PC
Lewis, King, Kreig & Waldrop, PC
One Centre Square, Fifth Floor
620 Market Square
P.O. Box 2425
Knoxville, TN 37901
865-546-4646
pwhitt@lewisking.com

Mr. Loy Waldrop
Lewis, King, Kreig & Waldrop, PC
One Centre Square, Fifth Floor
620 Market Square
P.O. Box 2425
Knoxville, TN 37901
865-546-4646
lwaldrop@lewisking.com

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