California Failure Analysis Expert Witnesses

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Dr. / Professor J. Rasty, Ph.D., PE, CFEI, CFII, President & CEO (Real World Forensic Engineering)
Since 1988, Real-World Forensic Engineering, LLC (“RWFE”) has provided engineering services to industries and government labs, as well as litigation support to both plaintiff and defense attorneys practicing in areas of law including: Products Liability,... Learn More ›

Paul Eason (e4 Consulting, Inc.)
Dr. Eason combines experience from academia, industry, and consulting to address a variety of engineering and forensic subjects. His broad based materials engineering education allows him to examine product defect and safety issues of metals, plastics,... Learn More ›

Bradley N. Plank, PE (Mechanical & Metallurgical Engineer)
Both a mechanical and a metallurgical (including plastics) engineer, Mr. Plank provides failure analysis and investigation of claims in cases of loss or injury and has testified in cases of personal injury, property damage, and products liability in both... Learn More ›

Daniel J Maple (A.B.C. Consulting Arborists LLC)
Daniel J. Maple is an ASCA Registered Consulting Arborist, ISA Board Certified Master Arborist, ISA Municipal Specialist, ASCA Tree & Plant Appraisal Qualified (TPAQ), ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified (TRAQ), Qualified Tree Farm Inspector, Commercial... Learn More ›

Thomas W Caldwell, P.E. (Summit Associates of Bedford LLC)
Mr. Caldwell has 38 years experience in materials R&D, product design and testing, manufacturing process development, quality assurance and product failure for ferrous and non-ferrous alloy products. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Ohio. Expertise: Automotive,... Learn More ›
4x Forensic Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: 4X Forensic Engineering Laboratories is a full-service forensic engineering laboratory. We provide expert witness and analytical & testing services in the areas of fire & explosion analysis, water loss...
Ivey Engineering, Inc.
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Ivey Engineering, Inc. (IEI) is an HVAC, plumbing, process piping, fire sprinkler and energy management consulting firm. The firm primarily performs design and expert witness consulting relating to construction,...
Donato V Pompo (Ceramic Tile And Stone Consultants, Inc.)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Ceramic Tile and Stone Consultants (CTaSC) is a full-service company providing forensic investigations and remediation, expert witness, testing, reporting, installation specifications, quality control,...
National Tile and Stone Authority
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Experts in tile and stone selection and installation, including pools and spas, NTSA provides forensic investigation, failure analysis, inspections and consultations regarding stone, ceramic, glass mosaics,...
Alan D Black (adbForensics)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Alan Black PE, CSP, CFI-A has over 40 years of professional experience in concept development, engineering, safety analysis, inspection and testing of amusement park show, ride and stunt equipment, military...
Sean Shideh, P.E.
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Providing comprehensive expert consulting in automotive litigation cases: • Automotive manufacturing and design defects analysis • Seatbelt/Airbag design and protection performance analysis • Vehicle...
Captain David G. Bacon
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Captain David G. Bacon, a U.S. Coast Guard licensed vessel captain available as an expert witness on cases involving; boating accidents, slip & falls, personal injuries, collisions and allisions, issues...
Tara Parhizkar, Ph.D., P.E. (Forward Thinking)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Parhizkar is a distinguished expert witness renowned for her profound expertise in power grids and the oil and gas industry. With over 15 years of professional experience, Dr. Parhizkar has emerged...
Peter Petrovsky PE, ME, CE, IE, A B HAZ & C-12 MULTI-DISCIPLINED ENGINEER & CONTRACTOR (Diversified - lppetrovsky@gmail.com)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Peter Petrovsky, PE, earned registrations as Professional Engineer in Civil Engineering, as well as, in Mechanical Engineering. Additionally, he earned licenses as a General Engineering Contractor, General...
Franklin Fong, G.E. (Franklin Fong, G.E.)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Mr. Fong is a Registered Geotechnical Engineer with 50 years of professional experience on major project assignments, including soil and foundation investigations, geologic and seismic investigations,...
Bransford A. Pickett (Systems Engineering and Forensic Services)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Mr. Pickett expertise covers more than 25 years of design, maintenance, compliance, training and practical experience with cranes, large rigging and marine projects, aerial devices, forklifts, conveyors,...
Fari Barzegar, Ph.D., P.E., CPEng. (Habitat Engineering & Forensics, Inc.)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Expert consultant/witness in over 90 cases with testimony/trial experience. Dr. Barzegar is a licensed professional engineer providing a broad range of services in civil/structural engineering and construction...
Steven B. Norris AIA, RCE, HG, GE, EG, RG, GC, CASp (Architectural & Engineering Design Group)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Mr. Norris is a licensed Architect, Engineer and Contractor, whose litigation experience includes forensic analysis of large scale residential, commercial, industrial and public works projects. During...
Gregory W Applegate (Arborgate Consulting, Inc.)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Mr. Applegate is an independent registered consulting arborist, certified arborist, certified tree risk assessor, and CEO of Arborgate Consulting, Inc. He has been in the horticulture industry since 1963,...
Scott O. Ganaja, P.E. (PROgressiv Engineering, Inc.)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Scott Ganaja specializes in the design and manufacture of bicycles and e-bikes, exercise and medical equipment. He is experienced in matters involving products liability and intellectual property. Mr....
Shakir R Shatnawi (Shatec Engineering Consultants)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Ph.D. in civil engineering-transportation engineering. I provide expert witness services in traffic engineering, highway design, roadway design, pavements, design standards, traffic control devices, accident...
Nikhil (Nik) Kar (Kars' Advanced Materials Inc)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Nikhil’s focus is on mechanical/metallurgical/materials behavior and equipment function to determine cause(s) of premature failure. His background in mechanical engineering and materials science has allowed...
Brian H Aanestad (Discovery)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Expert has more than 39 years of experience with underground construction and transportation, directly overseeing placement of underground infrastructure including utilities, pipelines, and conduit, while...
Thomas P. Shefchick, PE (Shefchick Engineering)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Engineering investigation and analysis to determine the cause of electrical malfunctions, failures or injury. I obtained hands on experience to determine the cause of electrical problems and make repairs...
Martin M Balaban, PhD, PE (AR TECH Forensic Experts, Inc)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: PhD Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley, MS Mechanics from Illinois Institute of Technology, BS Civil Engineering from Cooper Union. Licensed Professional Engineer (Safety) State of California. Accident...
Michael Stichter, Ph.D., P.E. (ARCCA, Inc.)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Stichter is a Mechanical Engineer at ARCCA with extensive experience in automotive, recreational, transportation, agricultural, commercial and industrial equipment and systems. He specializes in failure...
Kenneth J Kutchek, P.E., C.F.E.I., CMSE (Robson Forensic)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Kenneth Kutchek, PE, C.F.E.I., CMSE, is an electrical engineer with more than 30 years of hands-on experience in manufacturing, industrial automation, process control, electrical design and software development....
Dale J. Cagwin, P.E. (Robson Forensic Inc.)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Mr. Dale J. Cagwin, P.E., C.F.E.I. is a Licensed Professional Engineer in multiple states and a Certified Fire Protection Specialist. His experience includes fire protection engineering and HVAC, mechanical,...
Gary E Kilpatrick, PE, DFE (The Kilpatrick Group, PA)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Who is The Kilpatrick Group, PA? Our mission is to provide to you with forensic mechanical design engineering services that are dedicated to the application of the art, science and methodology of forensic...
Michael R. Hill, Ph.D., P.E. (Quality Forensic Engineering, LLC)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Hill is a biomechanical engineer passionate about applying biomechanics techniques to solve diverse problems in forensics, medical research, engineering, biology, science, and mathematics. He is an...
Robson Forensic, Inc.
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Robson Forensic is a national leader in expert witness consulting, providing technical expertise across many fields within engineering, architecture, science, and a broad range of specialty disciplines. We...
Technology Associates, LLC (Kristopher J Seluga, M.S., P.E. (CT & NY) )
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Kristopher J Seluga, M.S., P.E. (CT & NY) Our staff of experienced engineers are ready to apply established scientific and engineering knowledge and techniques to your case. Our staff has published...
Consolidated Consultants
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Consolidated Consultants (CCc) continues to deliver high quality expert witness and medical expert witness referrals nationwide since 1995. CCc is the only referral service where you can view the full,...
Richard Murray, P.E. (Robson Forensic, Inc.)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Richard Murray is a Mechanical Engineer and industrial safety expert with vast expertise across product design, automation, and guarding; manufacturing processes; and other complex mechanical devices and...
Rudolph P Frizzi, PE, GE, D.GE (Langan Environmental & Engineering Services)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Mr. Frizzi’s geotechnical engineering and project management experience is extensive, with particular emphasis on: foundation design and construction in urban areas, and large-scale land and waterfront...
Ashutosh Khandha, Ph.D. (Robson Forensic, Inc.)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Ashutosh Khandha is a biomedical engineer with specific expertise in biomechanics. He earned his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Delaware, after earning his M.S. in Bioengineering...
Sean P. Vozza, BSME (Quality Forensic Engineering, LLC)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Mr. Vozza is a Mechanical Engineer who investigates cases involving a variety of forensic engineering issues. He has worked on over 500 accident reconstruction cases in the past seven years, providing...
Kendall Eberhardt, P.E. (The Falcon Group)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Kendall J. Eberhardt, P.E., is the Executive Vice President of Pennsylvania Structural/Commercial Division at The Falcon Group. Kendall has over 10 years of diverse experience within the structural engineering...
Richard D. Sherman (Robson Forensic Inc.)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Tire Design, Manufacturing, and Failure Expert Richard Sherman is an automotive engineer who specializes in tire design and failure analysis. He applies his expertise nationally to forensic casework...
Wade Lanning, Ph.D. (ARCCA, Inc.)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Lanning is a Senior Engineer at ARCCA specializing in the forensic analysis of mechanical failures and material degradation, such as fracture surface analysis, metal corrosion, polymer oxidation and...
Douglas J. Rowland, P.E. (Robson Forensic, Inc.)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Douglas J. Rowland, PE Crash Reconstruction, Vehicle Engineering, Heavy Truck/Tractor Trailer Doug spent more than 20 years working with all types of vehicles: automobiles, heavy trucks and buses,...
ForensisGroup, Inc. (The Expert of Experts)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: For over 30 years, ForensisGroup has provided the nation’s top law firms, businesses, insurance companies, government entities with highly qualified expert witnesses and consultants. Experts referred by...
Thomas J Lodge, AIA, NCARB (Robson Forensic, Inc.)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Thomas Lodge is a versatile and accomplished registered Architect with 30 years of broad professional experience in design, construction detailing, and construction administration for a multitude of project...
Timothy Joganich, MSES, C.H.F.P. (ARCCA, Inc.)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Mr. Joganich is one of the nation’s leading experts in bicycle accident investigations. He applies his over 25 years of experience in the sciences of engineering, human movement, biomechanics and human...
Brian G. Pfeifer, Ph.D., P.E. (Quality Forensic Engineering, LLC)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Pfeifer is an Engineering Expert with over 25 years of experience investigating thousands of cases involving a variety of forensic engineering issues. He is a leading expert in accident reconstruction,...
Mark E. Williams, AIA, NCARB (Robson Forensic, Inc.)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: MARK E. WILLIAMS, AIA, NCARB Premises Safety, Construction Claims, & Architect Professional Liability Mr. Williams brings over 30 years of practical experience preparing construction documents and...
Dawn DiMarco (Robson Forensic, Inc.)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Dawn DiMarco is a practicing metallurgist with over 27 years of experience in failure analysis and accident investigation. Ms. DiMarco provides metallurgical investigations, analysis, reports and testimony...
Chad E. Jones, P.E., CFEI, CMSE®, CVFI (The Warren Group, Inc.)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: *Available Nationwide* Senior Consulting Engineer Chad Jones is a licensed professional engineer in multiple states, a NAFI Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, NAFI Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator,...
James Derby (Robson Forensic)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: James Derby Ceramic Scientist & Failure Analysis Expert James Derby is a ceramic materials scientist with extensive experience in tribology and failure analysis. James has extensive experience in processing...
Steven Malek (Robson Forensic, Inc.)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Steven Malek is an expert in vehicle engineering and heavy vehicle towing & recovery, including expertise in heavy truck repair. In the automotive industry, he performed root-cause analysis and resolution...
Steve Noonan, P.E. (Robson Forensic)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Steve Noonan P.E. Mechanical Engineer & Rail Systems Expert Steve Noonan is a mechanical systems engineer with railroad systems expertise in vehicles, equipment, and facilities. He has over 40 years...
Failure Analysis FAQs

What is a failure analysis expert witness?

A failure analysis expert witness is an individual with specialized knowledge in the investigation and determination of the causes of failures, particularly in engineering and product design, using analytical methods such as material testing, non-destructive evaluation, and computer simulations.

What is the role of a failure analysis expert witness?

Failure analysis expert witness plays a role in determining the cause of failure in legal proceedings.

How much can a person make as a failure analysis expert witness?

Failure analysis expert witnesses may make anywhere from $175 to $400 or more per hour, depending the negotiated rate between the retaining attorney and the expert.

What are the qualifications of a failure analysis expert witness?

Failure analysis expert witnesses should possess knowledge in engineering, materials science, and product design.

What type of evidence is gathered in a legal proceeding by a failure analysis expert witness?

A failure analysis expert witness gathers physical evidence, conducts tests and experiments, reviews documents and data, and provides expert opinions on the cause of failure in a legal proceeding.

In what type of cases would testimony be required from a failure analysis expert witness?

A failure analysis expert witness may be required in cases involving product liability, construction defects, industrial accidents, and transportation accidents where the cause of failure needs to be determined.