Scott J. Anson, Ph.D., P.E.

Dr. Scott J. Anson, Ph.D., P.E.

Anson Engineering, LLC
712 Wells Rd.
Harleton (Longview), TX 75651
Mobile: 585-880-2612
Office: 585-880-2612
Introduction

Dr. Scott Anson has been practicing and teaching Mechanical and Materials engineering for over 29 years. The first 8 years were in industry engineering roles involving process development and tooling design, as well as extensive laboratory failure analysis. During his over 21+yr. academic career he has held multiple industry appointments simultaneous with his academic role, in addition to his independent consulting work.

He provides forensic engineering services involving product design, manufacturing defects, and warnings/instructions (marketing defects).

He is a licensed professional engineer (P.E.) in Texas and has an active NCEES record to facilitate licensing in other states.


Dr. Anson has complementary skills in four key dualities that uniquely enhance his effectiveness in forensic engineering and expert witness services.

1) He is formally trained and experienced in both Mechanical Engineering and Materials Engineering, which enables him to assess both mechanical overstress and materials degradation, without defaulting to one or the other as the failure cause due to singular familiarity. In addition, he is uniquely able to parse issues of overstress and materials degradation, such that he is well positioned to de-conflate myopic root cause arguments that overlook the other possibilities.

2) He has a deep background in failure analysis from both a formal analytical laboratory perspective and using field techniques, which he combines to solve problems expediently.

3) As a university professor he has been recognized for excellence in both teaching and connection with students. These teaching and connecting skills transfer to expert witness work as he supports the trier of fact in understanding the technical facts in issue to form a well-informed ruling.

4) While he is Ph.D. educated, he also has a hands-on approach to life in that he does most of his own vehicle and homestead repairs, which rounds out his theoretical knowledge with hands-on (practical) problem solving skills.


Areas of Expertise
  • Accident Investigation
  • Failure Analysis
  • Forensic Engineering
  • Materials
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgy
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • UTV (Utility Vehicles, Side by Sides)

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Licensing
• Texas Licensed Professional Engineer (PE)

• National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) record holder - designated as a “Model Law Engineer”


Degrees
• Ph.D. Systems Science - Manufacturing Systems Concentration (extensive Materials Engineering coursework), Binghamton University

• M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Materials Emphasis, Binghamton University

• B.S. Mechanical Engineering, High Honors, SUNY Binghamton

• A.S. Engineering Science, Broome Community College


American Petroleum Institute
• API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector
• API 571 Corrosion and Materials
• API 580 Risk Based Inspection
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Active Professional Associations
• National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) – Atlanta, GA
• American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) – New York, NY
• National Society of Professional Engineers – Alexandria, VA
• Texas Society of Professional Engineers – Austin, TX

Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: 21 Years as a full-time university professor at Rochester Institute of Technology - RIT (10 years) and LeTourneau University in Longview TX (11 years). I have taught in Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
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: 6
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: 1) Workplace injuries
2) Safety hierarchy application
3) Structural failure of a medical device
4) Failed industrial equipment
5) Commercial litigation
6) Stress overload
7) Product liability
8) Materials degradation/metallurgy
9) Golf cart tipping incident
10) Oil field injury - pipe left under stress during decommissioning
11) Slip and fall in a virtual reality (VR) system
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 100%, though I am available to be retained by defendants
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 0%, though I am available to be retained by defendants
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: N/A
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: N/A
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 8
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Forensic Engineering, Consulting, Document Reviews, Site Inspections, Shop Inspections/Testing, Reports, Testimony, Ask if other needs arise.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $350
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $350
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $350
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $350
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: • Mileage at IRS rate
• Inspection Assistants - $80 - $100/hr.
• Travel (portal to portal) - actual cost or prevailing GSA rate for lodging, meals, and incidentals
• Other fees and expenses at actual cost


References

Available Upon Request