David Cook

David Cook

National Loss Consultants
7829 Carrie Lane
Pearland , TX 77584
Office: 281-489-3445
Fax: 281-489-3881
Introduction

National Loss Consultants is a full-service fire science and forensic engineering company. We provide fire/explosion investigations/analysis, both commercial and residential, including vehicular, heavy/farm equipment, and motor craft. We provide drone services and 3-D scanning technology, as well. Our staff engineers can handle electrical/mechanical failures, civil/structural analysis (e.g., foundations, roofs, catastrophe/storm losses), vehicular accident reconstructions, heavy equipment accidents, and product failures. We are equipped to handle all of your investigative needs. Along with that, our building consultants can prepare both residential and commercial estimates.

Our home office is in Pearland, Texas (Houston area), while we have offices in Schertz, Texas (San Antonio area), and Heartland, Texas (Dallas area). We service all of Texas, as well as nationally. Both locations contain warehouses that allow us to store and preserve evidence if needed. Our home office includes a full-service state-of-the-art laboratory, enabling us to conduct numerous electrical and mechanical inspections.


Areas of Expertise
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Evidence Analysis & Preservation
  • Failure Analysis
  • Fire
  • Forensic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Professional Engineering
  • Structural Engineering

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI) Registration Number 2949-175IV
Certified Fire Investigation Instructor (CFII) National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI) Registration Number 2949-175IV
Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator (CVFI) National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI) Registration Number 2949-175IV
Certified Fire Investigator (CFI)
International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) Registration Number 03-061093
Texas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies Manager-License Number A-07663
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI)
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Several Thousand
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Fire/explosion Expert
Mechanical Engineer
Electrical Engineer
Structural Engineer
Building Consultant
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 70
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 30
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 100
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: September 20th, 2021
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 100
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 15
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 37
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting, Lab Testing, Reports, Site Inspections.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Contact the office at 281-489-3445 or email ajcook.nlc@gmail.com for fee information.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Contact the office at 281-489-3445 or email ajcook.nlc@gmail.com for fee information.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Contact the office at 281-489-3445 or email ajcook.nlc@gmail.com for fee information.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Contact the office at 281-489-3445 or email ajcook.nlc@gmail.com for fee information.
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Contact the office at 281-489-3445 or email ajcook.nlc@gmail.com for fee information.

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