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First NameLast NameTitleCV Abstract
John M.Agosti, CFEIFire & Explosion InvestigatorStructure fires; vehicle fires; fire deaths/injuries: evidence collection and spoliation; witness interviews; still and video photography; building and fire codes, including fire/building code violations; life safety code violations; smoke, fire, carbon dioxide detector and alarm issues; fire spread issues; fire sprinklers, walls, and doors.; fire exits and illumination; fire prevention analysis; fire department practices, including fire department operations/practices/management; firefighter deaths/injuries/safety; origin and make initial determination of cause including structures, vehicles, equipment, and marine; insurance claims and criminal cases involving theft, fires, fraud, and conspiracies to commit arson; electrocutions; investigation of bombings and incendiary fires; boiler and furnace fires/explosions; LP and natural gas fires/explosions; kitchen range fires; spontaneous combustions; electrical fires, including automobile, truck, boats, and equipment; fireplace, flue, and chimney fires; home appliance fires; industrial fires and explosions.
PaulAlbanese, ASGCAGolf Course Design Management ExpertGolf course design, construction, management, operations, and maintenance; resort master plans; clubhouse planning; residential planning; public park planning; practice facilities; ski mountainside design; maintenance crew management; mowing operations; permitting and financing; turfgrass science; landscape architecture; golf course grading and draining; brownfield design.
Timothy S.Allen, MDPsychologistPsychology; traumatic brain injury; medical malpractice; standard of care; suicide; informed consent; medical ethics; worker’s compensation; medical licensure review; fitness for duty; dangerousness assessment; competency to stand trial; criminal responsibility; employer consultation – workplace violence; post-traumatic stress disorder; accommodation for standardized examinations (ADA); mood disorders; child custody evaluations; child testimony; antidepressants; personality disorders; insanity defense; anxiety disorders; repressed memories; psychopharmacology; depression; psychiatric evaluations; telepsychiatry; effects of cocaine; effects of carbon monoxide poisoning; anxiety disorders; panic disorders; antisocial personality disorders.
MichaelArmstrong, Jr., MDMedical and Plastic SurgeonMedical surgery, including sinus, plastic, cosmetic, reconstructive, and laser;
Otolaryngology; ENT; non-ablative cosmetic laser; skin care; IPL services; nasal
endoscopy; allergy testing; sinus CT; balloon sinuplasty; hearing aids; infection control;
head and neck tumors; ChiselTip suction cautery; tonsillectomy; medialization
thyroplasty; endoscopic orbital decompression; Graves disease; image-guided sinus
surgery; frontal sinus drill-out; endoscopic ligation; endoscopic laser tear duct surgery;
parotid surgery; palatal stiffening; transnasal esophagoscopy; injection snoreplasty;
genioglossus advancement; hyoid myotomy; drug-eluting sinus stent; balloon catheters;
laryngoscopy; radiographic imaging; HIV infection; polymorphonuculear leukocytes;
endoscopic dacrocystorhinostomy; sphenopalatine artery ligation; Bell’s Palsy; ear wax
and swimmers’ ear; otitis media; tinnitus; vertigo; septoplasty; nose bleeds; snoring;
lesions of the oral cavity; hoarseness and dysphagia; skin cancer reconstruction;
allergic rhinitis; anaphylaxis; skin cancer; nasal steroids; acute and chronic bacterial
sinusitis; acute and chronic otitis media; pneumococcus; coblation tonsillectomy;
ototoxicity of antimicrobial ear drops; antihistamines; obstructive sleep apnea; allergic
rhinitis; spastic dysphonia.
Douglas B.Baumgarten, CHFD, CMES, CPESExercise & Fitness ExpertRecreational facility design, operation, and maintenance; exercise equipment; codes and standards; sports risk management; incident reconstruction; warnings liability; supervision liability; standard of care liability; personal coaching/training; fitness testing; instructor training.
MichaelBaumgartnerTent ExpertTent layout, installation, repair, maintenance, inspection, and tear-down; tent technology trainer including usage during adverse weather conditions; tent operations for sizes ranging up to approximately 10,000 square feet.
RobertBelloto, Jr., RPh, PhD, CGP, FASCPPharmacology Expert Licensed in Ohio and Pennsylvania
Toxicology and pharmacokinetics concerning drug warnings, interactions, and reactions; medication therapy management services; reviewing patient charts; drug therapy recommendations; drug therapy monitoring; drug information services; contract instructional services; pharmaceutical calculating; admixtures and chemotherapy treatments; antibiotics; thromboembolism, arrhythmias, sleep disorder, biostatics, and schizophrenia studies; Intoxylizer 5000, 8000 and BAC DataMaster breath testing; urine alcohol testing; anticoagulation therapy; geriatric pharmacology; lipid management; child pharmacokinetics; aging drug effects; statins; strokes; pharmacotherapy; antimicrobial therapy; nutritional standards; neuro-oncology.
William M.Bisordi, MD, FACPGastroenterology/Internal Medicine Expert Gastroenterology; hepatology; internal medicine; Esophagus: surgery, endoscopic procedures, GERD, perforation, cancer, varices; Stomach: ulcer, NSAIDS, cancer, H.pylori; Small intestine: Crohn's disease, malabsorption, obstruction; Colon: perforation, polyps, cancer, diverticulosis, ulcerative colitis; Anal: rectal disease- hemorrhoids, fissures, cancer, sexually transmitted disease ; Liver: cirrhosis, metastatic cancer, metabolic disease, hepatitis; Gall bladder: laparoscopic cholecystectomy, cholecystitis; Pancreas: ERCP, pancreatitis, malignancy.
Gregory L.Boso, PECivil EngineerPotable water, wastewater, and storm water; culverts; landslides; foundations; hydrologic and hydraulic analyses; flood plain management; water collection, pumping, treatment, distribution, and storage; residential, commercial, and industrial site development; blasting; transportation engineering; building construction; building code administration and enforcement; building inspections; trusses and sheathing; fences; hazardous materials; construction project resident engineering; fire fighting and training; emergency vehicle operation.
JasonBrajer, MDAnesthesiology and Pain ManagementAnesthesiology; pain management; critical care; blood utilization; invasive procedures; pharmacotherapy; cardiovascular; obstetrics; surgery; medical examiner; airway obstruction; tracheal intubation; urinary catheter; high-risk parturient; intra-operative monitoring; endotracheal intubation; fluid balance and volume resuscitation; awareness under anesthesia; epidural and intrathecal narcotics; myocardial ischemia; thoracic aneurysm; trauma; cardiopulmonary bypass; ventricular aneurysmectomy; intra-aortic balloon pump; intravenous agents; physiology; analgesia.
James JohnButlerBanking,
Financial, and Real Estate Expert
Banking and financial operations, transactions, and fiduciary responsibilities; investor relations; pricing negotiations; profitability models; ROA and ROE projections; loan and mortgage reviews; credit analysis; training seminars; refinancing, restructuring, and amortization – strategy workouts; lending and mortgage transactions, including Asset-Based, Commercial Real Estate, Syndications, Mezzanine/Bridge, and C & I; credit investigations; loss mitigation; asset management; credit risk tolerance; loan servicing; default and distressed asset management; REO acquisitions and dispositions; cash flow analytics; profitability models; financial spread software; real estate asset management; dispensation of troubled assets and related loans; credit loan applications and renewals; loan covenant tracking; risk rating; credit reviews; LAN administration; collateral analysis; cash flow analysis; Inmatrix and Symbiant credit-risk management software; due diligence; economic loss; fraudulent activity; mail and wire fraud; foreclosures.
Cheryl AnnCarlsonDog ExpertDog behavior, standard-of-care, and temperament; attacks and bites; police K-9, including drugs and explosives detection training; breeding, training, and boarding; protection and security; certification and judging; emergency medical services.
Steven R.Chapski, CPA, CFE, CSMForensic Economist and AccountantAccounting services; tax services; bankruptcies; economics; financial statements; budgets; forecasts; audit reviews; and tax returns (individual, partnership, corporate, and fiduciary); interactions with external auditors; and reconcile accounts; business valuations; fraud; embezzlement; age discrimination; fee disputes; employee contracts; asset valuation/recovery; business interruptions; cash-flow projections; gift valuations; intangibles valuation; software audits; wrongful discharge; lost wage valuation; alimony/child support; divorce settlements; retail accounting; receivables analysis; asset valuation/recovery; inventory damages; trust administrations; royalties; commissions.
Andrew T.Cobb, PhD, CCEIntellectual Property ExpertThe discovery of electronic documents; computer forensics; the preservation, identification, extraction, documentation, and interpretation of computer data; software analysis; Java programming; Web Application Modeling (UML); Object-Oriented Analysis and Design (OOAD); Unified Process Methodology; ontology; object-oriented software measurement; defect identification and management; technology disputes; software architecture, process, and quality; security auditing; secure programming; web usability; quality assurance; backup/recovery and maintenance; TCP/IP-based applications; web development; Rational Unified Process (RUP); analog and digital electronics; electrical power and machinery; computer programming; electrical controls; medical imaging research; embedded controllers.
DelilahCohnMedical Illustration ExpertMedical, anatomical, surgical, and general illustrations; mechanisms of injuries and surgeries; liaison between doctors and lawyers; enhanced radiographs; timelines; interactive exhibits; animation and rotating 3D reconstructions; 3D models; halftone and color illustrations; story boards; audiovisual programs; photography; computer graphics.
Gerald S.ColeCertified Latent Print ExaminerComparison and identification of fingerprint impressions; training; international technical assistance; crime scenes; AFIS computer database; Life Scan computer; counterfeit documents; laboratory reports; photography laboratory.
Chadwick R.CurryVisual Communications ExpertVisual communication presentations including: animation, 3D modeling, graphic design, computer ACAD and multimedia; effectively communicate technical data, educational materials, forensic information, building and land development plans and commercial designs; produce accurate demonstratives for jury trials based on forensic investigations, data, expert analysis, and attorney's strategies; work extensively with the legal, engineering, architectural, scientific, commercial and industrial, educational, corporate and land and building development communities.
Timothy J.Dickson, PE, SECivil/Structural EngineerCivil/structural engineering; field investigations; laboratory studies; commercial and residential buildings and bridges constructed of reinforced concrete (conventional, pre-stressed and post-tensioned), structural steel, masonry and timber; foundation underpinning systems; earth retention systems using soil nail walls, segmental retaining walls and sheet piles; structural failures/collapses; water infiltration; roofing failures; building façade evaluations; work zone safety; windows, doors, floors, stairs, and ramps; fire, wind, ice, and snow damage; professional liability claims; preparation of construction documents; evaluation of field test-data; property loss; construction defects; natural gas explosion damage; building settlement; deteriorated concrete and masonry; building rehabilitation and renovation; high wind, tornado, and blizzard damage; precast concrete planks; structural steel frames; fatigue and static performance tests; jointless bridges; parking garage rehabilitation; bracing failure investigations.
Timothy A.Dimoff, CCP, LPISecurity, Safety, and Police ExpertSecurity, safety, and police procedures; security systems planning, management, and evaluation; crime foreseeability; standards of care; causation issues; use of force; police pursuits; jail incidents; weapons use; failure to protect; drug and alcohol policies and testing; dram shop liability; corporate internal investigations; labor disputes and strikes; management training and development; security assessment and vulnerability issues; pre-employment screening and background checks; sexual harassment; workplace violence; crises management; executive security; human resource issues; corporate security; management training/employee education; arrest procedures; use of force/self defense/escalation of force; vehicle pursuit procedures; narcotics investigations/enforcement; patrol procedures; traffic enforcement procedures; accident investigations; internal investigation procedures; alternative weapons use; defensive driving; electronic restraint devices; aerosol projectors; martial arts; K-9 handler and trainer; DOT training; crack houses; clandestine labs; search warrants; dock and warehouse theft; fraud investigations; school violence and prevention.
GaryEasley, QEIElevator & Escalator ExpertElevator damage, malfunction, and personal injury; root cause failure analysis; supervision of mechanics, pipe fitters and electrical/instrument craftsmen; certification, inspection and record keeping of ASME, state regulations, and/or OSHA regulations.
Stephen A.Falk, MD, FACSOtolaryngology; ENT ExpertBiostatistics; epidemiology; otolaryngology – head and neck surgery; thyroid; parathyroid; cancer; otology; nose and sinus; sleep apnea and snoring; facial plastics; trauma; cranial nerves; post-thyroidectomy hypocalcemia; hypoparathyroidism; calcium metabolism; hyperthyroidism; radiation-induced thyroid cancer; multiple endocrine neoplasia; use of calcitonin; peripheral nervous system; Graves Disease; acupuncture; xerostomia; peripheral nervous system; physiology; pathophysiology and diseases; annotology; rhinology; reconstructive surgery; laryngeal nerve; endocrinology; preceptor for cadaver dissection; neuroanatomy; cell biology; noise pollution; nuclear medicine and radiotherapy; methyl mercury ototoxicity.
Todd D.Feliks, PECivil EngineerLicensed Engineer in Michigan
Hospital, healthcare, and educational building design and construction, including flooring, painting, lighting and ceiling replacement; building standards and safety code compliance, including ADA, ANSI, NFPA, BOCA, IBC, and OSHA; Professional Liability issues and Standards of Practice; clean rooms and operating rooms; project contracts, including shop drawings, submittals, bid and project documents, and change orders.
Jason M.FergusonFuneral Home and Cemetery ExpertManage all lot sales (pre-need & at-need); arrange for ground burial services; survey, excavate, and prepare grave spaces for traditional and cremation interments; maintain electronic records of sales, deeds, and interments; lay out and construct concrete foundations for monuments; removals of the deceased; meet families for funeral arrangements and sale of merchandise; negotiate funeral contracts; assist in the preparation of the body for final disposition; manage visitations; assist at funerals; obtain and file death certificates/ permits; record keeping; manage business finances; monument sales; administer the cremation process of human remains; manufacture concrete vaults; transport, seal, and inter vaults within graves at various cemeteries; assist in disinterment/ re-interment process for exhumation or relocation purposes; deliver caskets to funeral homes.
Jon L.FilliezElevator & Escalator ExpertElevator and escalator maintenance, service and repair; elevator and escalator damage and malfunction evaluations; long range elevator modernization projects.
Richard A.GregoryElevator/ Escalator ExpertLitigation (plaintiff and defense) involving damage, malfunction, or personal injury/death involving elevators, escalators, dumbwaiters, and similar equipment; ANSI/ASME A17 Code interpretation and compliance; elevator/escalator maintenance programs; inspections and condition assessments; control systems and controllers; construction and modernization; contract negotiations.
Paul H.Gross, CCMMeteorologistWeather-related evaluations for vehicular accident reconstruction (including marine, aviation, and off-road); special events planning; construction delays; slip-and-fall incidents, including black ice formation; lightning strikes; property damage; time-of-death investigations; fire investigations.
John W.Hargett, IIIDocument ExaminerIdentification of handwriting, signatures, and hand printing; determination as to the sequence of preparation of documents or parts of documents; analysis of other features of documents that may provide information of evidentiary value.
DavidHarris, ACTARCrash Reconstruction ExpertVehicle crash reconstruction including autos, trucks, tractor-trailers, buses, motorcycles, bicycles, and off-road vehicles; crash retrieval systems; energy crush deformations; railroad crossings; total station mapping; computer-aided diagramming; insurance fraud; drug-interdiction; breathalyzer operation.
Michael W.Hayslip, ESQ., PE, CSPSenior Civil EngineerLicensed Engineer in Ohio
Construction issues, including safety and health-training; developing, maintaining, and enforcing safety policies and programs; OSHA compliance; hazardous material transportation; field safety inspections; Workers Compensation claim management; corporate safety issues; carpenter; surveyor.
Timothy S.Hefty, CPA, CFE, CFF, DABFAEconomist & AccountantAccounting, economics, and finance issues; fraudulent activity; economic damages; business valuations; professional malpractice; mergers and acquisitions; damage calculations; lost profit analysis; insurance claims; marital relations and dissolutions; identification of assets; asset tracing; estate and gift tax planning; succession planning; shareholder and partner disputes; asset diversion; spousal and/or child support; breach of contract; wrongful discharge; trademark infringement; business interruption/impediment.
RichardHermance, FE, ACEVehicle Crash Reconstruction & Snowmobile ExpertVehicle crashes; snowmobile operations and functions, including safety; operator performance evaluations; speed determinations; skid/scrape analysis; deformation/penetration analysis; vehicle and component research and testing; seat belts, including child restraints; pedestrian and bicycle incidents; crash computer simulations; trail design and safety, including signage; human factors, including daytime/nighttime visibility and reaction times; occupant trajectory; motorcycles, ATVs, racing cars, and watercraft; buses, motor homes, and trailers, including campers; dynamic traction analysis; injury and crash biomechanics; Crash Data Recorder (CDC) analysis; acceleration and braking tests; farm equipment.
Thomas J.HernAutomotive ConsultantAutomotive dealership sales, service, and operations; automotive dealership evaluations; relationships between dealers and manufacturers; dealership and vehicle valuations; dealership training; technology consulting; accounting systems; cost segregation studies; benchmark reviews.
James R.Heyl, PESenior Electrical Engineer Licensed Engineer in Michigan
Industrial equipment; material handling systems; automation and robotic systems; power supplies; control systems; computer and PLC programming; quality control and safety; manufacturing operations; facilities construction and maintenance; electrical fires and explosions for equipment, structures, and vehicles; switchgear and substations; automated machinery; safety, predictive, and preventive maintenance programs; conveyor systems; safety interlocks; safety violations; instrumentation systems; AC/DC motors; code compliance; marina electrical systems; underground electrical distribution; welding systems; test cells; lighting systems including sport facilities and roadways.
James R.Hill, PESenior Mechanical Engineer Licensed Engineer in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, Kentucky, Arkansas, Wisconsin
Building HVAC, plumbing, fire protection and electrical, including design, installation damage, malfunction, and personal injury; code and safety compliance, including ADA; maintenance requirements and implementation; hot water and steam boilers; air/steam turbines, compressors, pumps, fans, and vacuum systems; refrigeration and freezer defects; bakery and food processing equipment and facilities; power and lighting systems; locker rooms and restrooms; ventilation and indoor air quality requirements.
Blaine J.Hoffmann, MS, OSHMSafety ExpertWorkplace safety, training, investigations, accident investigations and audits; legal aspects of safety and health; training and development programs; written program development; interpretation of OSHA general industry and construction industry, healthcare industry standards; VPP program management; MSHA training and regulatory interpretations; 40-hr HAZWOPER; Arc-Flash (NFPA 70E).
Steven C.HowardPolice, Security, Weapons, and Ballistics ExpertPolice operations/conduct; security procedures; building, personal, personnel, and yacht security; self-defense claims; self-defense tactics; criminal evidence and procedures; DNA evidence; wildlife regulations and management; crime scene preservation; searches of homes, vehicles, and persons; drug enforcement operations; international border operations; electronic surveillance; questioning and interrogations; high speed pursuit driving; firearms training; detention center booking, fingerprinting, photographing, and in-processing procedures; arrest reports; illegal weapons; shotgun patterning; firearm and ammunition malfunctions; setting trigger pulls; defects in warnings and design; tool-mark identifications; internal, external, terminal ballistics; shooting reconstruction; gunshot residue and cross-contamination; stab and cut investigations; accidental discharge; ejections analysis; penetration testing; serial number restoration; weapon tampering; bomb and incendiary devices; weapons safety; forced entry tools; armor; armored cars and homes; weapons repair; ammunition reloading; tranquilizer guns; industrial manufacturing tools and equipment; hand tools; close circuit cameras; motion detectors; metal detectors; security doors; lock manipulation; alarm systems; asset verification; missing persons; document fraud; landlord-tenant law; family law and child custody; immigration and naturalization law; deportation hearings; social security law; disability claims.
MelissaHumbert-Washington, MSW, LSWSocial Work ExpertSocial work; client care; agency/housing administration, policies, operations, supervision, and practices; standard-of-care; TSA rural housing programs; diagnostic assessments and updates; individualized service plans; referrals; discharge and transfer summaries; assessments and intervention plans; interagency collaboration; homelessness services; Primrose lesson plans and daily requirements; infant and child care; therapeutic foster care; group and individual interventions; academic activities; therapeutic activities; Turning Point.
Joseph A.Incavo, PhDTire ExpertTire forensics; material science of elastomers, polymers, and chemicals; FEA (Finite Element Analysis); manufacturing; testing; compounding; quality processes; intellectual property and patent support; reformulation analysis/interpretation; thermostats, thermoplastics, fillers, additives, and curatives; polyurethane elastomer products; Duraseal Tire Sealant; depolymerized butyl rubber; RFID tags; pyrolysis GC/MS; volatiles analysis; gas analysis; analytical instrumentation; hexane, ethylene, and polyethylene quality; petrochemical plants; gas chromatography; handling of toxic gases; clean rooms; tire molds; electron spectroscopy.
Laurence A.Jacobs, MD, FACOGOb/Gyn – Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility ExpertReview medical records; gynecologic laparoscopy surgery complications (bowel, bladder, or blood vessel); infertility, in-vitro fertilization, and reproductive endocrinology; multiple pregnancies and tubal ectopic pregnancies; fertility drugs, miscarriages, and pelvic infections; endometriosis and pelvic adhesions.
D. EricJohnson, CEPPhotographerForensic photography; evidence collection; lighting techniques; crime scene photography; accident scene photography; product failure photography; personal injury photography; macro photography; portrait photography; advanced digital file management; image enhancement techniques.
Daniel B.Kennedy, PhD, CPP, CSPSecurity & Safety ExpertPremises security and safety including planning, implementation and evaluation; crime forseeability; standards of care; causation issues; use of force; police pursuits; custodial suicides; failure to protect; health care services; confinement conditions; surveillance security systems; profiling and threat assessment; workplace violence; security training management and administration; police administration; investigation methodology; comparative security; victimology; inmate counseling; rape and sexual violence; spousal abuse; residence and lodging security; mall and parking lot safety and security; loss prevention; shoplifting; crime scene profiling; victimized tourists; insanity judgments; correctional reform; cocaine-related violence; crowd and riot control; school violence; negligent hiring; police liability.
Dennis MichaelKing, FAIA, FESD, LEED, APArchitectConstruction property damage, defects, and personal injury; architecture construction claims; premises/professional liabilities; construction operations; construction marketing; project management; claims arbitration; dispute settlement; LEED Green Buildings; energy and environmental design.
Margo BonnellKunze, RNNursing Home & Assisted Living ExpertPatient health care; assisted living and nursing home administration, operations, supervision, and practices, including “standard-of-care” procedures; clinical care consultation; quality improvement programs; quality audit tools; regulatory compliance; state survey preparation; problem identification and solutions; state and federal inspections; Achieve EMR Training; Federally mandated MDS (Minimum Data Set); OBRA regulatory compliance; Folstein Mini Mental Status Examination; restraints; psychoactive medications; Alzheimer’s disease; Dementias; geriatric health care; chemotherapy and pain management; data collections systems and tools; hospice activities; in-home respite care; Home Medical Alert Systems; falls management; medication management.
Andrew J.Lapso, APRN, CNP, RNFA, RN, NPI, DEAOR Nursing ExpertOperating Room; Pre-operative and post-operative; standards-of-care; surgical operations including total hip arthroplasty, total and unicompartemental knee arthroplasty, complex total hip and knee revision surgeries, removal and care of infected hip and knee joints; outpatient follow-ups; pre-operative assessments; x-ray analysis; steroid knee injections; underlying co-morbidities; male screenings and prostate exams; vascular patients; extremity bypasses; thromboses; amputations; angiograms; aneurysm repairs; diabetes; osteoarthritis; dementia; substance abuse; hypertension; hyperlipidemia; peripheral vascular disease; drug resistant bacteria; rolls and bed baths; medication administration and calculation; dressing changes; IV initiation, IM and subcutaneous medication administration; tracheotomy suctioning and stoma care; childhood cystic fibrosis; child abuse patients; and schizophrenic patients.
John P.Lauhoff, PE, CSPSafety EngineerLicensed Engineer in Massachusetts
Injuries, damage, malfunctions, and personnel issues related to machinery and equipment design, fabrication, maintenance, operations, procedures, training, and safety procedures; accident investigation/reconstruction; slips, trips, and falls; industrial vehicles; machinery/equipment guarding; hand/power tools; work-related injuries; safety grievances; safety training programs; monitor outside contractors.
Tracey T.LemmonPropane SpecialistPropane system components, installations, and servicing; propane system engineering and design; propane bulk plants.
David E.Leonard, CATree & Landscaping Expert/ArboristTrees and landscaping; tree felling safety procedures; tree valuations; landscape restoration plans and cost; comprehensive land use planning; tree excavations; soil modifications and remediation; tree preservation; root collar excavation.
Malcolm K.Lim, PEMechanical EngineerCivil/structural design; field investigations; nondestructive testing; high rise buildings; balconies; bridges; piers; power plants; pipes and tunnels; decks; structural distress; excessive displacement; excessive vibration; partial or total collapse; roofing systems; roadway pavements and runways; parking structures; materials testing; concrete products; document control; record creation and maintenance; international standards; corrosion; welding; quality control; certified SCUBA underwater inspections; impulse radar; ultrasonic testing; tunnel linings; garage barrier safety; post-tensioned beams; concrete degradation.
David M.Manuta, PhD, FAICSenior Environmental/ Occupational ExpertFundamental chemical principles; electrochemistry, thermodynamics; handling safety of gases, chemicals, and oxidizers; industrial and manufacturing operations safety; fire and explosion investigations (including arson); hazardous material and radiation exposure; clandestine manufacturing of illegal drugs; cleaning and disinfecting products and equipment; worker chemical sensitivity assessments; dust and fumes exposure; fireworks incidents; spontaneous combustion; skin care products; infrared spectroscopy and gas chromatography testing; refrigerant hazards.
Lawrence S.Mayer, MD, MS, PhDMedical & Epidemiology ExpertEpidemiology and Biostatistics; statistical data analysis; study and model review; valuation of epidemiological studies and clinical trials; meta-analysis; evaluation of causal content of epidemiological studies; drug and medical development and regulation; product liability; occupational and environmental exposures; medical malpractice; toxicology; cardiology; OB/GYN; surgery; psychiatry/neuropsychiatry; internal medicine; disease prognosis; biomedical informatics; multiple regression; time series modeling; stochastic processes; multivariate analysis; statistical inference; public policy; energy analysis.
Kathleen M.Mercurio, RN, CIC, LCP, LNCInfection Prevention and Control NurseInfection Prevention and Control; standard-of-care; regulatory and hospital policies; hand hygiene; C difficile and catheter associated UTI initiatives; infectious processes; recovery patients from Orthopedic, Gynecological, Trauma, Vascular, Cardio-Thoracic, General, and Pediatric ENT surgeries; organ donation and transplantation; death, dying, grief and bereavement; trauma/surgical care; intensive coronary; and ambulance paramedics.
Susan K.Murry, MSN, CRPNNursing ExpertPatient care; nursing practices; medical facility "standard-of-care" procedures; OSHA compliance; school health; family care including pediatrics, gynecology and gerontology; occupational injury assessment and treatment; child abuse and neglect screening; communicable diseases including STD's; community health education; pharmacology; pathophysiology.
John R.Nixon, PEFirearms and Ballistics Engineer; Explosives ExpertFirearms and ballistics including gun and ammunitions manufacturing, usage, safety, supervision and failures; risk management; counter terrorism tactics, survival skills; weapons training; wound ballistics; non-destructive testing, including radiographic, ultrasonic, MPI, and dye penetrant techniques; ballistic "fingerprinting."
Matthew J. A.Nousak, PEMetallurgical/Materials/Welding EngineerMechanical, metallurgical, materials, and/or welding failures; refractories; pressure vessels; process piping; machine design; petroleum, petrochemical, chemical, offshore, and shipping industries; dredging equipment; tanks; fabrication; foundry facilities; facility startup; melting operations; heat treating; automotive, machinery, and boiler castings; suspension bridges; turbine blades; steam drums; corrosion; boat hull rivets and plates; crane collapses; casing and drill string testing tools; induction hardening; offshore oil platforms; vibration; shipyard fabrication; blast furnace; shielded metal arc welding; gas metal arc welding; gas tungsten arc welding; flux cored arc welding; submerged arc welding; electroslag welding; plasma arc welding; laser beam welding; resistance welding; torch brazing; furnace brazing; soldering; standard physical testing methods (e.g. tensile, hardness, impact); non-standard testing methods (e.g. CTOD, drop-weight, fatigue); failure analysis techniques (e.g. metallography, scanning electron microscopy, microprobe chemical analysis); annealing; quenching; tempering; carburizing; carbonitriding; nitriding; solution annealing; stress-relieving and normalizing; hazardous waste storage tanks; ASME Code SC VIII-1 and VIII-2 and API design.
Timothy M.OpsitnickIntellectual Property ExpertElectronic risk management; electronic document discovery; document management systems; electronic data warehousing; electronic data processing; internet document discovery; computer forensics; electronic technologies; internet web site development.
RobPainter, ASE, CFL, CFEI, CVFI, CFATESenior Forensic Vehicle AnalystVehicle transponders, ignition locks, steering columns, and anti-theft systems; vehicle fraud; production and testing of keys and locks; air bags; fire and explosion origin and cause; vehicle collision repair; auto and medium/heavy duty trucks; vehicle brakes, steering, suspension, engines, drive train, axles, air conditioning, and electrical/electronic components; auto dealership management.
ClintonParks, PEProducts & Equipment ExpertLicensed Engineer in Ohio, Virginia, Louisiana, and North Carolina Specialized machinery; medical products; hydraulics and pneumatics; control systems and electronics; rotating and pressurized process machines; seismic analyses; product safety; structures and structural analyses; commercial products; boilers; refrigeration systems; finite element analysis; pulp and paper industry; wood science; design for manufacturing and assembly; regulatory compliance; operational and maintenance training; field support.
BrucePodrat, MBA, MHANursing Home & Assisted Living ExpertHealth care facilities including community hospitals, multi-hospital systems, academic, medical, and research centers, managed care organizations, large physician entities, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities; standard of care; ambulatory care environments; hospital and medical staff bylaws; interpretation of JCAHO standards; managed care contracting; administrative and billing compliance; calculation of lost earnings; health care facility policies and procedures; administrative and board of trustee standards; nursing home and assisted living facility standards, policies, and procedures; physician credentialing issues; special services including trauma, oncology, ER, neonatal, ICU, open heart, and OR; negligent hiring matters; physician contract matters; applicability of intermediate sanctions rules; contract disputes between institutions and providers of service; medical compliance issues; drug errors; patient falls; coding disputes; evaluation of medical costs.
Duane B.Priddy, PhDMaterials / Chemistry ExpertRheology of plastics/plasticization; medical implants (e.g. hip/ knee/ shoulder/ elbow); materials characterization, specification, and selection; certification testing; product inspections and testing procedures; failure mechanisms; chemical and solvent resistency; weatherability, stabilization, and degradation; flammability; food packaging; automotive applications; organic peroxides; films/foams; styrenic polymers; paints and coatings testing and failure mechanisms; adhesives; rubbers, elastics, fabrics and fibers failures and testing.
John A.Pullman, M.Ed, CRCVocational ExpertVocational testing and rehabilitations; work capacity evaluations; physical testing; transferable skills/job analysis; ergonomic modifications; Life Care Plan research; Alternate Dispute Resolution; Transitional Work Program; Functional Job Analysis; physical therapy; work conditioning; employer incentive contracts; return to work monitoring; case management services; drug-free work place safety policy; Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act.
CecilRobinsonMachine/Machining & Computer ExpertMachinery and machining operations and safety; contract manufacturing; ISO 9001 quality processes; ERP software; equipment design; machine shop support; contract machining; computer networking; Unix equipment; engineering drafting; equipment lab and field testing.
Barry S.RopePackaging/ Material Handling ExpertPackaging and material handling, including products, equipment, procedures and operations; trailer/container/rail car/ocean freight loading, blocking and bracing; transportation and distribution; palletizing, storage and warehousing; product packaging and labeling; packaging materials; technical documentation; HAZMAT regulations; standards compliance; environmental issues; hot melt adhesives; shock and vibration.
John W.RossTrucking ExpertTrucking operations, maintenance, regulations/standards, safety, and training; oil field heavy trucking; OSHA 10; operation, inspection and maintenance of tractor-trailers and tankers; trucking industry safety standards; propane & hazardous materials certified; FMCSR trained; loading and unloading of hazardous materials safety; double/triple trailer and tanker driving experience; electronic log expertise & trainer; accident investigations; truck driver actions, reactions, responsibilities, qualifications, and training; standard of care; loading and unloading pipe and other flatbed load safety; driver skill testing; hydrocarbons and poisonous gases on oil and gas wells; troubleshoot mechanical damage and wear on vehicles; People-Net and Com-Data electronic log systems; crude oil spills and production water spills; haul production water and frac sand; inspect homes for propane leaks; install propane tanks and systems; extreme winter driving conditions; fly fishing guide service; hazardous materials regulations; air brake adjustment and inspection testing; SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus); longer combination vehicle certificate; oil and gas H2s awareness and safety.
Samuel M.Salamon, MD, FRCSC, FACSOphthalmology ExpertGeneral ophthalmology; cataract and corneal surgery; corneal scar, injury, and transplantation; diabetic retinopathy; glaucoma; eyelid disorders; ocular infection; review of medical records, verbal and written reports.
Donald E.Sanders, DVM, Dip ACT, PASVeterinarian ExpertAnimal reproduction; animal welfare; animal biotechnology; animal embryo transfer; livestock water supply; bovine mastitis; animal production; milk production; artificial insemination; farm management; animal parasitism; euthanasia; malpractice; animal environment; dairy management; animal nutrition; animal diseases; stray voltage; toxicology.
Thomas H.Sawyer, Ed.D., NAS, AAHPERDRecreation, Exercise, and Sport Safety ExpertSports, exercise, recreation, physical education, amusement, and fitness activities and equipment; facilities operation; sport finance; sport governance; sport law; sport management; sport marketing; sport sociology; facility design including skate parks, aquatics parks, swimming pools, hot tubs/saunas/steam rooms, campus recreational sport facilities, parks/recreational areas, and golf courses; coaching and training.
Michael E.Schack, CCIMReal Estate and Property Management ExpertPolicies and procedures; lease negotiations; property inspections; property maintenance; asset management; landlord-tenant issues; acquisitions; property repositioning; standards of care; security; premises liability; dispositions; loan agreements; equity raising; investment performance; multi-family, office, retail, and industrial real estate; oversight of asset managers, third party property managers; leasing agents, construction managers, and other third party providers; due diligence; value enhancement; training asset managers; real estate appraisals; investment analysis; condemnation; property taxes.
Malton A.Schexneider, PT, MMScPhysical TherapistPhysical therapy products and procedures; acute back and neck pain syndromes; orthopaedics; acupuncture; sports medicine; Cybex Isokinetics; sports physical therapy; podiatric physical therapy; craniofacial and vertebral therapeutics; exercise training; spinal stabilization; lumbar spine; lumbopelvic integration; functional orthopedics; cervical thoracic integration; soft tissue mobilization; strength and conditioning; knee injuries; whiplash injury biomechanics and traumatology; rotator cuff pathology; back braces; spinal bracing; tennis elbow; shin splints; IT band syndrome; suprascapular nerve entrapment; herniated discs; neural tension testing and treatment; pitching mechanics; therapeutic exercise.
Robert J.Schutz, PE, PS, CBOEngineer/SurveyorConstruction/survey claims; premises/professional liabilities; building codes, including mechanical, fuel gas, plumbing, electrical, environmental, and energy; land use law; environmental management; building materials and installation; preparation and review of residential, commercial, and government construction documents; water and sewer utilities; gas line construction/installation; roadway projects; engineered wood products; building and roof structural designs; topographic mapping; swimming pool design; mobile home park designs; disaster mitigation; aircraft hangars; code training and certification; damaged and dilapidated structures; examiner and field inspector; foundations; roadway projects; planner/sanitarian/epidemiologist.
JimScottRailroad Operations, Equipment, and Safety ExpertRailroad operations and equipment; safety training; train performance; commodities transportation; locomotive engineer; brakeman/foreman/conductor; air brakes; event recorders; locomotive engineer training; loading and unloading; end of train devices; derailment investigations; train emergencies; train simulators.
Robert B.Shuman, MDPediatric Neurology/NeonatologyPediatric neurology/neonatology; fetal development; perinatal medicine; birth defects; birth trauma; child development, including schooling; neuropathology; neurotoxicology; neurophysiology; epilepsy; neuroimaging: MRI, CAT, EEF; pharmacology; anatomic pathology; surgical pathology; surgical case review; peripheral nerve disease; stroke; spondylolisthesis; vitamin therapy; Downs Syndrome; electromyography; whiplash injuries; traumatic brain injury; frontal-subcortical circulation; advanced evoke potentials; migraines; headaches; depressive disorders; Alzheimer’s Disease; epileptogenesis; epilepsy; cocaine effects; closed head injuries; AED Therapy; ADHD; developmental disabilities; autism; brain tumors; neurosciences; child abuse; seizures; anti-depressive therapy; prenatal diagnosis; seasonal affective disorder; bipolar disorder; childhood depression; Tourette Syndrome; neuralgia; vagus nerve stimulation; intractable seizures; psychopharmacolory; antipsychotic and psychotropic therapy; antiepileptic drugs.
Rick A.Smith, PESenior Mechanical EngineerLicensed Engineer in Ohio
Industrial power plants and processes; thermal and combustion systems including boilers, furnaces, and ovens; CFC management; HVAC systems; air pollution control; process and power piping and equipment; cathodic protection; pump failure analysis; heat and fluid transfer processes, including energy conservation.
Henry A.Spiller, MS, D.ABAT, D.ABFEToxicologistToxic tort; workers compensation; DUI, including drug and alcohol screening results; post-mortem drug and/or toxicology results; chemical and poison toxicology; false positive and negative urine drug screens; malpractice; occupational medicine; pharmacotherapy; addiction; inhalant abuse; mercury exposure; pediatric ingestions.
Robert S.Sugarman, PhD, PEHuman Factors/Visual ExpertHuman factors; visual perception; human vision (contrast, brightness, color, speed, and distance); conspicuity; attention; reaction time; product and equipment design; medical equipment; instructions and procedures; warnings and labels; individual differences training; cognitive psychology; situational awareness; vehicle accidents; industrial and construction accidents; slip and falls; ergonomics; workplace layout physics; instructional system development (ISD); perceptual processes; physiological processes; drunken driving; decreased alertness; studies of camouflage; machine interfaces; evaluation of commercial products; environmental health and safety; quality control.
Ewen C.Todd, PhDFood Safety and Public Health ExpertFood safety, including processing, handling, transporting, storing, and serving; food poisoning; hand hygiene; outbreak investigation; food science; hazards analysis and critical control points; restaurants and foodservice; disease transmission; toxicology; risk assessments; US and Canadian food regulations; E.Coli, Campylobacter, Salmonella, Shigella, Botulism, Ciguatera, Yeast, and other agents.
Teresa L.Trent, CRC, CDMS, CCM, ABVE/DVocational ExpertVocational rehabilitation; short and long term disability; workers' compensation; employability assessments; job seeking; skills training; job placement and development; labor market surveys; job-site analyses.
Ted A.Trower, CPO, FAAOPProsthetist & OrthotistOrthotic and prosthetic products and procedures; transtibial prosthetics; rehabilitation; flex-foot system; clinical practice procedures; ankle-foot orthoses; artificial limbs.
Bruce E.VanDorpe, CFI, CFEIFire & Explosion InvestigatorOrigin and cause of fires; fraud fires; arson and conspiracies to commit arson; fire science technology; safety engineering; electric and gas appliance fires; auto theft fires; bomb scene investigations; clandestine drug labs; criminal/terrorist incidents; interviews and interrogations; bomb disposal.
ChadWalkerSafety ExpertConstruction and industrial equipment safety operations and procedures, including cranes, loaders, bulldozers, backhoes, fork lifts, skid steers, and aerial lifts; safety program training and maintenance; safety equipment requirements and orientations; employee safety and health issue investigations, reviews, and responses; OSHA and JSHA compliance; unsafe working conditions; safety audits; emergency response drills; emergency action plans.
Robert P.Walson, PhDMetallurgical/Materials ExpertMechanical and material failures; structure and component analyses including metals, plastics, glass, ceramics, wood, and construction materials; nondestructive, microscopic, and surface chemistry testing; industrial equipment; construction equipment; consumer products; chemical processes; Scanning Electron Microscope and X-ray failure analyses; engine and power system components and materials including turbines; ceramic valve seat inserts; machine elements and design; high temperature cast irons alloyed with aluminum.
William J.Warfel, PhD, CLU, CPCUInsurance Industry ExpertInsurance losses involving property damage, punitive damage, and personal injury; breach of contract; bad faith; agent and broker liability issues representing policyholders, insurers, and third parties; general liability; homeowners; personal and commercial auto; commercial property; business income; individual life and disability; professional liability; employee dishonesty; workers compensation; financial institution bond; inland marine; surety bond policies.
Sander I.White, DDSDentistry/Oral Surgery ExpertDentistry and oral surgery; review dental and medical records; prosthodontics; clinical instructor; restorative dentistry; dental implants.
William W.Whitworth, PEUtility Line/Pole Expert and Electrical EngineerPower poles and overhead and underground electric power lines; NESC code requirements; wood pole analysis; pole loading, guying, and buckling; material failure analysis; compliance audits; conductor sag and tension; conductor blowouts; fuse coordination; fault studies; circuit loading; voltage drop analysis; capacitor bank and control; system reliability indices; system reliability; improvement recommendations; system inventories; inspections; mapping; underground and overhead distribution systems; engineering policies; programmable capacitor controls; guy/anchor failures; easements; estimates; training seminars.
Michael T.Williams, PECivil/Environmental EngineerLicensed Engineer in Michigan, Indiana, New Mexico

Civil/sanitary design including water distribution, sanitary and storm water sewer systems, pump stations, and wastewater treatment plants; administration, inspection and testing for construction of storm sewers, wastewater collection and treatment facilities, activated sludge systems, aerated lagoons, oxidation ditches, sequencing batch reactors, and secondary/tertiary treatment systems; inspector/technician training; site surveying and safety plans; project certifications; failures and malfunctions including foundations, retaining walls, roofs, structural failures, appliances, furnaces, swimming pools, spas, saunas, plumbing systems, hydraulic systems, fire suppression systems, environmental releases, and environmental remediation systems; hydrogeological investigations, aquifer tests, design and permitting.
Joel (Jay)Wolfe, Hydraulics/Tubing ExpertHydraulic/tubing components and failures; SAE/ISO Quality Control; fittings and tube fabrication; fabrication machines; PFMEA, DFMEA, Stage Gate and NFPA testing; CNC programs/machinery; CAD/CAM Trained: Mainframe, CADAM, Micro-CADAM, Pathtrace, Auto-CAD, Pro-E, Enovia, Inventor, and Vault.