California Fire Expert Witnesses

California Accident Reconstruction & Safety Expert Witness Listings

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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 ›
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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....
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,...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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.