Materials Expert Witnesses

Accident Reconstruction & Safety Expert Witness Listings

Expert witnesses who are available to consult and testify regarding materials may be found here. The professionals found through this page may advise regarding building products, product liability, consumer products, plastic, rubber, and polymers. They may provide reports regarding material failure analysis, building materials, material testing, and industrial materials processing. Expert witnesses found through this page may also testify regarding materials handling, materials selection, nonwoven materials, explosive materials, finishing materials, fire resistant materials, flammable materials, construction materials, materials analysis, and materials safety, as well as related issues.

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Peter Petrovsky PE, ME, CE, IE, A B HAZ & C-12 MULTI-DISCIPLINED ENGINEER & CONTRACTOR (Diversified - lppetrovsky@gmail.com)
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 Building Contractor, and Earthwork and Paving... Learn More ›

Robert Wanat, PhD (Innov8 Chem LLC (Innov8chem.com))
Award-winning Cornell PhD chemist Dr. Wanat has over 30 years of experience in the chemical industry. With 10 personal US patents and leadership in the granting of over 20 additional patents, he is a leading expert in research and development, intellectual... Learn More ›

Luke Elrath (AFI Forensic)
Luke Elrath has worked as a product manager for large and small bicycle manufacturers, raced competitively on the road, in the velodrome and on trails, and travels daily by bike on urban roadways. In addition to designing bikes and ebikes as a product... Learn More ›
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 ·...
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 ·...
Steven B. Kushnick, P.E. (Steven B. Kushnick, P.E., Inc.)
Location: Georgia
Areas of Expertise: Steven Kushnick PE is a Professional Engineer with 40+ years of experience in the field of turbomachinery. He worked for Pratt & Whitney in Mechanical Design for nine years, and has been consulting to...
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...
Thomas E. Johnson, P. E. (Railroad & Metallurgical Engineering, Inc.)
Location: Minnesota
Areas of Expertise: My engineering consulting practice is focused on the following areas: Railroad Accident Reconstruction and litigation, Metallurgical Engineering/Failure Analysis, Railroad Engineering, new product development...
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...
Reza A. Mirshams (Materials Engineering Solutions, LLC)
Location: Texas
Areas of Expertise: A licensed Metallurgical Engineer and University Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Technology with 45 years of professional experience. Professional experience includes failure analysis of products...
MORRIS S. FARKAS, P.E. (Consulting Office of Morris S. Farkas)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: MORRIS FARKAS, Professional Safety Engineer, has 39 years of experience in construction, demolition, industrial and electrical safety, with the following credentials: Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil...
FREDERICK PORCELLO (Porcello Engineering, Inc.)
Location: New Jersey
Areas of Expertise: Fred Porcello, P.E., P.P. earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and attended post- graduate studies at NJIT and NYU. He is a licensed professional...
Dennis W. Eckstine (Eckstine & Associates, Inc.)
Location: Pennsylvania
Areas of Expertise: Dennis Eckstine has over 25 years experience in engineering, quality, and product safety including company representative at trial for equipment manufacturers. He has experience with cranes, aerial platforms,...
Anthony Fenton, AIA, RRC, REWC, ASCA-C, CXLT (Robson Forensic, Inc.)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Architecture, Construction and Premises Safety Expert Anthony Fenton, AIA, RRC, REWC, is a registered architect who conducts forensic casework throughout the Midwest. He is registered in IL, IN, IA,...
Steven J Meyers (DVI Aviation)
Location: Illinois
Areas of Expertise: Mr. Meyers is an experienced aircraft accident investigator, and has work experience as an engineer, pilot, and mechanic. He's an adjunct aviation instructor at Lewis University, and teaches courses pertaining...
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...
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...
Chris Scott (Material Answers LLC)
Location: Massachusetts
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Chris E. Scott is President of Material Answers LLC. He specializes in material structure, properties, and processing. His work emphasizes thermoplastics, thermosets, blends, composites, and multicomponent...
Ryan Forensics, PLLC
Location: Arkansas
Areas of Expertise: Ryan Forensics division of Ryan Engineering, Inc. is a full-service firm that provides quality, value-adding, professional services at competitive rates. We are a team of professional engineers licensed...
Patrick Finn, AIA, NCARB (Robson Forensic Inc.)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Patrick Finn is a Registered Architect with over 35 years of professional experience throughout the New England region. His background covers the complete lifecycle of properties, from initial concept...
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...
Charles R. Anderson, PhD. (Anderson Materials Evaluation, Inc.)
Location: Maryland
Areas of Expertise: Anderson Materials Evaluation is an independent materials analysis laboratory established in 1995 offering materials testing, failure analysis, quality control, materials verification, manufacturing problem-solving,...
Accident & Safety Consultants
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: ($180ph review NY, NJ, MD, PA, DE, VA, DC, WV) • Accident Reconstruction: Car, Bus, Truck, Pedestrian, Bicycle, Motorcycle, Rollovers • Biomechanics,Occupant Injury • Safety Standards, Falls • Building...
Stephen E. Fournier, P.E., NCEES (Robson Forensic, Inc.)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: STEPHEN E. FOURNIER, P.E., NCEES Construction Injury, Construction Equipment, Workplace Safety, Ladder Expert Steve has over 35 years in the construction field and has performed more than 1,000 forensic...
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...
Catherine Peterman AIA, NCARB (Robson Forensic, Inc.)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Architecture, Construction and Premises Safety Expert Catherine Peterman, AIA, NCARB, is a licensed architect whose previous clients include government agencies, private corporations, and retail companies....
R. Kevin Smith, P.E. (R. K. Smith Engineering Inc.)
Location: Illinois and Indiana
Areas of Expertise: R. Kevin Smith, P.E., D.F.E. is President of R. K. Smith Engineering Inc. since 1997, a mechanical engineering safety and design consulting firm. Kevin has consulted on over a thousand matters nationwide...
Matt LeVesque (Bishop Construction Services, Inc.)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Active California General Engineering and General Building contractor, with extensive experience as an industry expert investigating Contractors State License Board violations. Serves as a forensic construction...
Paul D. Ferreira (Eleuthera Associates)
Location: Connecticut
Areas of Expertise: 15 years as a construction accident expert witness. 40+ years of "hands-on" construction experience in General Building, Construction Sites, Highway and Street Construction, Underground Utilities, Excavation,...
Ronald K. Tyson (Tyson Enterprises, Inc.)
Location: Michigan
Areas of Expertise: BUILDING & PREMISES EXPERT, Review and research to render opinions on correct building codes and life-safety standards concerning construction, ADA & OSHA issues. Opinions on causation & foreseeability,...
Grahme Fischer, P.E. (Technical Problem Solvers, Inc.)
Location: New York
Areas of Expertise: Motor Vehicle Accident Reconstruction and Forensic Engineering: Mr. Grahme Fischer has over 40 years of experience practicing various aspects of mechanical and forensic engineering. He has conducted...
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...
Tim S Leggett, P. Eng., P. E. (Forensic Dynamics Inc. )
Location: Arizona
Areas of Expertise: Tim Leggett, P. Eng. P. E. founded Forensic Dynamics Inc. in 1988 and remains a senior accident reconstruction engineer, having reconstructed over 5300 accidents and testified in over 425 trials across...
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,...
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...
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...
Mark Monteith, AIA, LEED AP (Robson Forensic)
Location: Pennsylvania
Areas of Expertise: Mark Monteith, AIA, LEED AP Architecture, Construction & Premises Safety Expert Mark Monteith is a Philadelphia based Architect with 25 years of professional experience in the design, construction,...
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,...
Ronald D Schaible, CIH, CSP, CPE (Robson Forensic Inc.)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Ron Schaible, CIH, CSP, P.E. is Certified in the Comprehensive Practice of Industrial Hygiene (CIH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), a Registered Professional Engineer #36714-Safety (Massachusetts),...
Ernest P. Chiodo, M.D., J.D., M.P.H., M.S., MBA, CIH (Ernest Chiodo P.C.)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Ernest P. Chiodo, M.D., J.D., M.P.H., M.S., M.B.A., C.I.H. is a physician, an attorney, a Certified Industrial Hygienist (C.I.H), toxicologist, and a biomedical (biomechanical) engineer. Dr. Chiodo received...
C.J. Abraham (Technical Director, Scientific Advisory Services, Ltd.)
Location: New York
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Abraham has over forty years of international experience consulting to insurance companies, municipalities, government agencies, and the legal profession. He has consulted in more than 3,500 matters...
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...
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...
William E.J. Martin, A.I.A., NCARB (Robson Forensic Inc.)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Will investigates cases involving construction disputes and defects, workplace and construction site safety, premises safety, and architectural professional practice. He has more than thirty years experience...
Gary D Fletcher, PhD (RnDDx Solutions LLC -- Medical Devices & Biomedical Engineering Expert Witness)
Location: Pennsylvania
Areas of Expertise: Medical Devices, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, R&D, Product Development, Clinical diagnostics, Biospecimens, Point of care testing, Microfluidics, Spectroscopy, Cell therapy, Intellectual...
Rosemary Coates (Blue Silk Consulting)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Rosemary Coates is a Global Supply Chain, Procurement, and Manufacturing Expert focusing on Chinese sourcing and manufacturing, Chinese counterfeit imports, Import/Export, and logistics with 30 years of...
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...
Andrew R. Yarmus, P.E., F.NSPE (Yarmus Engineering, P.C.)
Location: New York
Areas of Expertise: Yarmus Engineering, P.C. has been providing Engineering services throughout the tri-state area since 1974. Andrew R. Yarmus, P.E., F.NSPE, President of the firm, has worked in various engineering and...
Ian M. Zeller, Ph.D., ACTAR (Quality Forensic Engineering, LLC)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Zeller is an accomplished engineer with more than 10 years of experience in biomechanics and computational dynamics fields. He has investigated hundreds of cases ranging from motor vehicle accidents,...
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...
William C. Stein, Jr., PE, CCM (Precision Construction Engineering & Services, LLC)
Location: Louisiana
Areas of Expertise: More than 40 years of roadway / heavy highway construction and materials engineering experience. Offers consulting and expert services for attorneys on issues regarding road, street, highway, temporary...
The Kupiec Group
Location: Oklahoma
Areas of Expertise: Thomas C. Kupiec, Ph.D. and Philip Kemp, Ph.D. have over 50 cumulative years experience as experts in the fields of forensic toxicology and pharmaceutical sciences. Drs Kupiec and Kemp have significant...
Vincent P. Richardson
Location: Pennsylvania
Areas of Expertise: Vincent Richardson is an experienced expert witness with over 35 years in the coal industry and 14 years as an underground mine manager. His expertise includes operational and engineering challenges in...
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,...
Gerald M. Halweg, CTC, CSI (TILE INSTITUTE of AMERICA)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Mr. Halweg is an expert in construction problems and defect analysis, tile installation failures & allied material products; failure prevention, tile - the product and classifications, coefficient of friction,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Materials FAQs

What is a materials expert witness?

A materials expert witness is a person who has extensive knowledge and experience in the field of materials science. A materials expert witness may also have experience in material testing, material selection, and materials safety.

What is the role of a materials expert witness?

An expert witness in materials plays a role in providing testimony on materials-related issues in legal proceedings.

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

Materials 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 materials expert witness?

Materials expert witnesses should possess knowledge in material science, product design, and safety regulations.

In legal proceedings, how is evidence gathered by a materials expert witness?

A materials expert witness gathers evidence through various methods such as visual inspection, testing, and analysis of materials. They may also consult with other experts and review relevant documents to support their findings.

In what type of cases might expert testimony be heard from a materials expert witness?

Expert testimony from a materials expert witness may be heard in cases involving product liability, construction defects, patent infringement, and forensic investigations related to materials analysis and failure analysis.