John Charles Fetzer

Dr. John Charles Fetzer

Fetzpahs Consulting
1283 Santa Fe Av
Hercules , CA 94547
Office: 510-724-8629
Introduction

Articulate, but down-to-earth, chemist who can plainly describe the chemistry and chemical analysis issues, interpret laboratory results, and other factors relating to petroleum and its products, hydrocarbons, environmental, polymers, chromatography, spectroscopy, and other areas.


Areas of Expertise
  • Analytical Testing Labs
  • Chemicals
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental
  • Fuels
  • Lubricants
  • Oil & Gas
  • Polymers
  • Refineries
  • Spectroscopy

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry.
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Listed in my CV.
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Listed in my CV.
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No.
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Approximately 20.
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Petroleum chemistry, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, analysis of petroleum products, liquid chromatography, fluorescence spectroscopy, trace-level analyses
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 45
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 55
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Approximately a dozen.
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: Oakland, California.
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Once.
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 17.
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting, certain types of testing, reports, site visits.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $400.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $400.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $400.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $400.
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel expenses: $200 per hour up to 8 hours per trip.

References

A list of my cases is available.