Dr. Robert A. Iezzi

RAI Technical Solutions, Inc.

West Chester , PA 19380
Office: 610-761-6721
Introduction

Robert A. Iezzi, Ph.D. is a materials scientist specializing in paints, coatings, corrosion, plastics, and chemical pretreatments for plastics and metals. He frequently serves as an expert witness in litigation involving product liability, failure analysis, and intellectual property.

-40 years of experience in research and development at Fortune 500 companies. Awarded 7 U.S patents, and multiple foreign patents.
-In-depth knowledge of the sciences and engineering.
-Extensive testimony experience.
-Taught graduate level engineering courses at Penn State University.
-Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational abilities.


Areas of Expertise
  • Corrosion
  • Failure Analysis
  • Packaging
  • Paint & Coatings
  • Plastics

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Ph.D., Metallurgy & Materials Science (Polymer & Corrosion Specialty) - Lehigh University
M.S., Physics - Kent State University
B.S., Engineering (Chemical Specialty) - Widener University
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: • Forensic Expert Witness Association
• IMS Elite Expert
• American Chemical Society
• American Coatings Association
• Philadelphia Society for Coatings Technology
• American Architectural Manufacturers Association
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Taught graduate level engineering courses at Penn State University.
Have published two book chapters on paint coatings, and approximately 50 articles on coatings and corrosion in respected technical journals.
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: 52
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Paints, metal coatings, corrosion, chemical pretreatments, metallurgy, plastics, fluoropolymers, Li-ion batteries, packaging, and intellectual property/IPR's. Product liability, and failure analysis.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: About 50%.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: About 50%.
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Twelve.
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: March 2019.
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Four
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Four
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 7
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Expert witness, consulting, testing, reports, Declarations for federal court, site inspections, document review, product liability, failure analysis..
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: $600
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $600
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: $150/hr for non-working travel time portal to portal. Expenses invoiced at cost.
$5,000 retainer that is returned after case is over and all invoices paid in full. Non-refundable if not utilized to a $5,000 minimum.
Payment required from retaining attorney within 30 days of invoice submission, not from attorney's client, insurance companiy, or any other entity.
1.5% finance charge for invoices paid after 30 days.


References

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