Expertise DescriptionI have over 20 years experience as a chemical engineer in areas of failure analysis, product liability, automobile accidents, fire cause and origin, chemical exposure, environmental contamination, regulatory compliance, agriculture, medical devices, and passenger restraint systems. My expertise includes: front / side airbags (failure, deployment, injuries); automobile passenger restraints (seat belts, infant, and child seats); chemical fires / explosions / damages (butane, solvents, crude oil, gasoline, natural gas, carbon dioxide, chlorine gas); toxic chemical exposures (benzene, ethylene oxide, bentonite clay, formaldehyde, hexavalent chromium) in industry, residences, government; environmental hazardous waste contamination (drinking water supplies, ground contamination, oil discharges); and regulatory enforcement (sulfuric acid leaks, ammonia vapors, hydrogen peroxide). I have more than 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: 128 civil and criminal cases; Litigation support for the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Arizona Attorney General's Office; Trade secrets and patents; Regulatory agency enforcement; Toxic chemical exposure; Environmental contamination; Railroad tank car accidents; Automotive airbags; Chemical burns; Business interruption loss; Fires and explosions; Seat belts; Medical devices; Animal farming nuisance; Methamphetamine labs; Industrial and consumer products; Infant/child seats.
|PhD||Chemical Engineering||University of Arkansas|
|MS||Chemical Engineering||University of Arkansas|
|BS||Chemical Engineering||University of Arkansas|
Awards & Affiliation
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases