Fire Expert Witnesses

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Please locate the fire expert witness you are searching for by clicking one of these categories. The professionals found through this page may advise regarding fire investigations, burn patterns, and fire investigators. These fire experts may provide reports concerning arson detection, arson investigators standards of care, fire equipment, and fire origin and cause. They may also opine on issues regarding vehicle fires, car fires, wildfires, fire engineering, fire accelerants, fire safety engineering, and fire patterns, among other topics.

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Robert L. Rowe (Pyrocop, Inc.)
Robert Rowe is the Owner/Operator of Pyrocop, Inc., a Southern California based fire investigation and fire consulting company that provides unmatched fire expert services both nationally and internationally. Robert, served in the California Fire Service... Learn More ›

Jamie McAllister, P.E., C.F.I., C.S.P. (FireTox, LLC) (FireTox, LLC)
Dr. McAllister is the Founder and Technical Director of FireTox, LLC. Dr. McAllister is a certified fire investigator (CFI), licensed fire protection engineer (FPE), a forensic toxicologist, and a certified safety professional (CSP). She has investigated... Learn More ›

Robert Rappaport, CFI (Rappaport Consulting LLC)
Robert Rappaport has over 29 years of experience in the fire service, has investigated over 2,500 fires in over 22 years as a fire investigator, and specializes in Fire, Explosions, and Fire & Life Safety. SERVICES INCLUDE: FIRE EXPERT WITNESS SERVICES FIRE,... Learn More ›

John A. Williams, PhD, PE, ASA, MBA, CFEI, AIChE Fellow (EPS, Inc.)
Dr. Williams, the founder of EPS, began his operations, engineering, and construction experience in 1977. His expertise includes analysis of technology development, process design, facilities, utilities, capital investment, operating costs, and valuation... Learn More ›

Allan D. Snyder, MA (Business) (AFC Forensic Consulting - PROPERTY MANAGEMENT)
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT EXPERT • Premises Liability • Slip, Trip & Fall • Standard of Care • Wrongful Death • Fire Safety • Landlord/Tenant • Habitability, Health and Safety Codes • HUD Housing (Section 8) • American with Disabilities Act • Senior... Learn More ›
Meyer R. Rosen (CPC, CChE, FRSC, FAIC, FACFE, DABFET)
Location: Florida
Areas of Expertise: Mr. Meyer R. Rosen, President of Interactive Consulting, Inc. has over thirty-five years of industrial and academic experience in chemistry and chemical engineering. He serves as a Forensic expert witness...
William J. Pyznar, P.E., BSAE, BSCE (The Falcon Group)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Mr. Pyznar is the managing principal for Engineering Design and Project Management for the firm's building-related work, in addition to overseeing the daily operations of the firm. Included in his responsibilities...
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...
Joseph A Perry P.E. (Joseph Perry P.E., LLC)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: With over 42 years’ experience; Joseph A Perry P.E. is both a licensed Professional Electrical Engineer in California and Hawaii, and an Electrical Contractor in California. His multiple licenses require...
John Tinghitella, C.F.I., C.F.E.I. (Robson Forensic, Inc.)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Fire Investigator; Fire Marshal, FDNY (Ret) John has more than 25 years experience in fire investigations. He is a decorated Fire Marshal, Firefighter, and Fire Inspector. He conducts fire scene...
James D. Madden. P.E. (Board Certified Diplomate Forensic Engineer, Sr. Forensic Engineer at  Madden Accident Analysis, Investigation, Reconstruction)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: During over 35 years of Forensic Engineering work Senior Forensic Engineer James D. Madden, P.E. has: - completed over 1100 cases - prepared and issued over 700 written reports - prepared and issued...
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...
Bill O'Brallahan (Procom Co.)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Since 1978, Bill O’Brallahan has been successfully building and remodeling homes in Southern California. In the early 1980’s, he started and operated REI Services—A complete home inspection service company...
Vincent A. Ettari, P.E. (Vincent A. Ettari, P.E., P.C.)
Location: New York
Areas of Expertise: Vincent A. Ettari, P.E., P.C. serves New York City & the counties of Westchester, Dutchess, Putnam, Orange, Rockland, Ulster, Suffolk (Long Island), Nassau, Bronx (N.Y.), Queens, Brooklyn / Kings County,...
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...
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,...
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....
Daryl Ebersole, P.E. (Robson Forensic Inc.)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Daryl L. Ebersole, PE, is a licensed Professional Engineer in more than 10 states. He has also testified at trial in approximately 10 states. He is a proven investigator of electrical causes of fires,...
Dr. / Professor J. Rasty, Ph.D., PE, CFEI, CFII, President & CEO (Real World Forensic Engineering)
Location: Texas
Areas of Expertise: 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...
Gregory J. Cahanin, CP (Gregory J. Cahanin Fire & Code Consulting)
Location: Florida
Areas of Expertise: Expert Witness in Fire. Fire investigation is unique and particularly difficult because fire consumes evidence while fire suppression can destroy it. The investigation of a fire scene requires the investigator...
Keystone Engineering Consultants, Inc.
Location: Pennsylvania
Areas of Expertise: Keystone Engineering Consultants, Inc. is a multi-discipline, broad-spectrum firm providing comprehensive and qualified forensic engineering, architecture, scientific, biomechanics, and fire/arson investigation...
John J McNally (John J. McNally Architecture & Engineering (JJMAE.com))
Location: Florida and New Jersey
Areas of Expertise: Over forty years of experience in the building industry varying from the complete architectural and structural design of buildings to civil design projects that range from small renovations to new multimillion-dollar...
Julian M. Toneatto, Ph.D., PE, PP(NJ) (Adler Engineers, Inc.)
Location: Pennsylvania
Areas of Expertise: Highly experienced, articulate Professional Engineer (PE) in several states and Prof. Planner (PP)NJ. Engineering expert with 43 years experience in Engineering and Environmental Consulting. Doctorate...
Louis D. Vanacore, P.E. PMP, CRMP; Senior Project Engineer (J. B. Shepherd & Company, Inc.)
Location: Florida
Areas of Expertise: Louis Vanacore is a professional engineer with extensive experience in the management of complex engineering projects. Today he serves J. B. Shepherd & Company, Inc. as a mechanical engineering consultant...
J. Terrence Grisim, CSP, CDS, CPSM, ARM (Safety Management Consultants, Inc.)
Location: Illinois
Areas of Expertise: Premises Safety and Liability · Retail Store Safety · Retail Display Safety · Falling Merchandise/Top Stock Accidents · Slips/Trips and Falls · Negligent Maintenance ·...
Jon J. Pina, MS, CSP (Evergreen Environmental Health and Safety, Inc.)
Location: Pennsylvania
Areas of Expertise: Mr. Pina has forty plus years of experience in safety, health, Personal protective equipment, PPE, and environmental management/loss prevention for construction, demolition, coal, chemical, steel, environmental...
Michael D. Klein, P.E., CHMM, C.F.E.I. (Robson Forensic, Inc.)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: MICHAEL D. KLEIN, P.E., CHMM, C.F.E.I. Professional Engineer - Certified Hazardous Materials Expert - Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator - Manufacturing Processes & Procedures - Environmental Management...
Paul Eason (e4 Consulting, Inc.)
Location: Florida
Areas of Expertise: 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...
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...
David Gossman (Gossman Forensics)
Location: Iowa and Illinois
Areas of Expertise: Gossman Forensics provides expert technical assistance to counsel in litigation involving fires and explosions, chemical and environmental forensics, hazardous waste, hazardous materials, regulatory compliance,...
Jeffrey Kobilka, P.E., C.F.E.I. (Robson Forensic)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Jeffrey M. Kobilka, P.E., C.F.E.I. Electrical Engineer & Industrial Controls Expert Jeffrey Kobilka is an electrical engineer with more than a decade of professional experience in the engineering design...
Ronald J. Natoli, P.E. (Robson Forensic Inc.)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Mechanical Engineer: HVAC, Plumbing, Process Systems & Fire Protection Expert, Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator Ron is a Mechanical Engineer working out of the Pittsburgh office of Robson...
Timothy M. Wilhelm, CFEI, CVFI (Robson Forensic, Inc.)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Fire Origin & Cause Expert Tim spent more than thirty years with the Erie Fire Department, nearly twenty five years as a firefighter and another six years as Fire Inspector and Fire Prevention Specialist....
Mark W. Passamaneck, PE (Entropy Engineering Corp.)
Location: Colorado
Areas of Expertise: Mark Passamaneck is a licensed Professional Engineer who also holds several other certifications and qualifications in various fields. He founded Entropy Engineering Corp. in 2008 to provide his clients...
Jennifer T. Morningstar, B.S.Ch.E., P.E. CFEI (The Warren Group)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Location: South Carolina **Available Nationwide** Jennifer Morningstar is President and Senior Consulting Engineer of The Warren Group. A licensed professional engineer in several states and a NAFI...
Roy E. Montgomery (Montgomery Wildland Fire Services)
Location: Oregon
Areas of Expertise: Mr. Montgomery is a Wildland Fire Consultant with over 35 years of extensive experience in all aspects of wildland fire management as a fire program manager and firefighter. He has experience in managing...
David L. Mitchell, Ph.D (Met Associates)
Location: Texas
Areas of Expertise: MET Associates provides litigation support services and expert witness testimony for civil and criminal investigations and insurance industry cases (both plaintiff and defendant) that involve Air Quality...
Stanley Jaworski, P.E., C.F.E.I., C.V.F.I. (Robson Forensic)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Stanley Jaworski, P.E., C.F.E.I., C.V.F.I. Mechanical Engineer & Building Systems Expert Stanley Jaworski is a mechanical engineer with a diverse range of professional and vocational experience. As...
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,...
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...
Dave R Clark, PE (Miller Engineering)
Location: Michigan
Areas of Expertise: There are four PhD and registered Professional Engineers at Miller Engineering who are celebrating 40 years of Professorships at three universities along with providing services to Government, Insurance,...
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,...
Gregory W Miller (Miller Engineering Services)
Location: Texas
Areas of Expertise: Gregory W. Miller, P.E., B.S.E.E. has provided forensic expert witness and litigation consulting services in the areas of electric shock injury, electrocution, arc flash, industrial machine safeguarding,...
J. Terrence Grisim, CSP, CDS, CPSM, ARM (Safety Management Consultants, Inc.)
Location: Florida
Areas of Expertise: Premises Safety and Liability · Retail Store Safety · Retail Display Safety · Falling Merchandise/Top Stock Accidents · Slips/Trips and Falls · Negligent Maintenance ·...
David L Mitchell, Ph.D. (GEO Associates)
Location: Texas
Areas of Expertise: GEO Associates provides litigation support services and expert witness testimony for civil and criminal investigations and insurance industry cases (both plaintiff and defendant) that involve Groundwater...
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...
David Caggiano, P.E., P.Eng, CFEI (David Caggiano Engineering LLC)
Location: Pennsylvania
Areas of Expertise: Dave is available nationwide and in Canada. Dave is a licensed mechanical engineer and certified fire and explosion investigator with extensive experience in the design, testing, service and maintenance...
Dale R Wheeler (Systech Fire Protection LLC)
Location: Illinois
Areas of Expertise: Mr. Wheeler is a registered and degreed fire protection and safety engineer with over 45 year' experience. Mr. Wheeler is a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology and is registered in over 25...
Gregory T Davis (DMCA LLC)
Location: New Mexico
Areas of Expertise: Marine forensic litigation support in recreational and commercial boats/ships with over 40 years experience. DMCA consultants specialize in Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, Marine Survey. DMCA...
Daniel M. McDonough, M.S.M.E., ACTAR (ARCCA, Inc.)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Mr. McDonough is a mechanical expert and accident reconstructionist specializing in the safety of mechanical systems and devices, including automotive, marine, aviation, recreational, commercial and industrial...
Martyn C Thake (Motorsports Consulting Services, LLC)
Location: Arizona
Areas of Expertise: I offer expertise in the areas of: Racetrack and track design, construction, operation, and management - Race car design, manufacture, and distribution - On-track & off-track safety (design & implementation)...
Mark V. Sutherland PE, CFEI, CVFI, CFII (Expert Forensic Engineers)
Location: Texas
Areas of Expertise: I have been engaged in the design, development, marketing and troubleshooting aspects of electrical engineering since 1983, and in the more specialized practice of forensic engineering since 2002. During...
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...
Amy Anderson B.S.Ch.E., P.E., CFEI (The Warren Group, Inc.)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: *Available Nationwide* Senior Consulting Engineer Amy Anderson has over 20 years of property loss prevention engineering and experience specializing in fire protection. Amy graduated from Clemson University...
Brian A. Darr, P.E. IAAI-FIT(V), CFEI (Quality Forensic Engineering, LLC)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Mr. Darr has 26 years of extensive experience with tires including design, development, manufacturing, quality investigation, race tire preparation and testing of tires at numerous testing facilities....
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...
Timothy C Behrens (Charles Taylor Engineering Technical Services)
Location: Arizona
Areas of Expertise: Mr. Behrens has 40 years of experience in Mechanical Engineering, with the last 37 years focusing on Failure Analysis and Forensic Engineering. Areas of expertise include Vehicle Fire Origin & Cause (including...
Rene Basulto P.E., MSEM, CGC, C.F.E.I. (Robson Forensic)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Mechanical Engineer & Building Systems Expert Rene Basulto is a Mechanical Engineer & Building Systems Expert with 40 years of experience in the design, construction and maintenance of building systems,...
Stephen Patrick (Eagle Security Group)
Location: Virginia
Areas of Expertise: Stephen Patrick’s career in federal law enforcement spanned over 28 years. As an Industry Operations Investigator and Special Agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF), he specialized...
Darek Pleasants (P2 Consulting Services)
Location: Tennessee
Areas of Expertise: Retired ATF Special Agent and member of the Federal senior executive service with thirty years law enforcement and government experience. Expertise in firearms, arson, and explosives investigations. Recognized...
William Acorn, PE, FASHRAE (Acorn Consulting Services, LLC)
Location: Arizona and Washington
Areas of Expertise: William R. Acorn is principal and founder of Acorn Consulting Services, LLC. A consulting mechanical engineer specializing in the built environment, Bill provides: Project Design and Management...
Tom Kelly, M.S.E.E., P.E., CFEI, CESCP (The Warren Group, Inc.)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: *Available Nationwide* Electrical Engineer specializing in electrical equipment failures, fires and explosions, electrocution and electric shock accidents, solar system failures, and more. Senior Consulting...
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...
Albert H. Lyter, III, PhD (Federal Forensic Associates, Inc.)
Location: North Carolina
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Lyter provides consultation, examination, training, research and testimony in matters of forensic science, including ink and paper analysis, trace evidence, and questioned document examination. Qualified...
Adam M Olshove, PE, MSE (Miller Engineering)
Location: Michigan
Areas of Expertise: There are four PhD and registered Professional Engineers at Miller Engineering who are celebrating 40 years of Professorships at three universities along with providing services to Government, Insurance,...
Justin D. Watts (Certified ICC California Residential and Commercial Building Inspector)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: EXPERT IN CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS, REAL ESTATE HOME INSPECTIONS, AND INSPECTOR STANDARDS OF CARE - Over 40,000 + Building Inspections completed in all trades Active: City Senior Building Inspector - City...
Fire FAQs

What is a fire expert witness?

A fire expert witness is a professional with specialized knowledge in fire science, fire cause and origin, fire investigation, and fire safety. They often testify on burn patterns, fire behavior, and suspected arson, among other related topics.

What is the role of a fire expert witness?

The role of a fire expert witness is to provide expertise on fire-related incidents, including causes, origin, and spread of fires.

How much can a person make as a fire expert witness?

Fire expert witnesses usually earn in a range from $150-$400 per hour, and sometime more, depending on whether it is for testimony or investigation.

What are the qualifications of a fire expert witness?

The qualifications necessary to be a fire expert witness in legal proceedings include extensive knowledge of fire dynamics, arson investigation, and fire patterns, as well as strong communication and analytical skills.

What type of evidence is reviewed in a lawsuit by a fire expert witness?

A fire expert witness reviews physical evidence, witness statements, and fire investigation reports to determine the cause and origin of a fire and provide expert testimony in a lawsuit.

What type of legal proceeding might require the testimony of a fire expert witness?

A legal proceeding involving a fire incident, such as arson, insurance claims, or product liability cases, may require the testimony of a fire expert witness to provide technical analysis and opinions.