Fire Expert 520253 OK

Expertise Description

My career of over 40 years working with law enforcement investigation skills has involved the origin and cause investigation of fires and explosions with expertise in fire investigations, public fire education, fire suppression and interviewing techniques. I have additional expertise in interviewing and counseling juvenile fire setters, workers compensation; courthouse records searches, personal injury accidents, slip and falls, thefts, insurance fraud and fire subrogation. I have also been providing services as a fire investigation expert witness in Oklahoma for over 35 years by providing consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

As of September 20, 2016, I have qualified as an Expert on the origin and cause of fires 165 times, 109 times in civil cases and 56 times in criminal cases. 124 of the 164 times were in District Court, 40 times were in Federal Court and one time in Federal Court in Toronto Canada.
I have been present/testified as a fire origin and cause expert 2 times in Arbitration Hearings.

Professional Experiences

I have been the owner of a forensic fire and explosion investigation company that has been in business since 1997, which operates by conducting origin and cause and explosion investigations on all types of fires, interviews, and courthouse record searches.


Degree Subject Institution
B.S. Criminal Justice/Accounting Northeastern Oklahoma State University in Tahlequah Oklahoma
A.A. Business Carl Albert State College in Poteau Oklahoma

Licenses Certifications

Internationally Certified Fire Investigator
Nationally Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator
Nationally Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator
Certified Fire Investigator, in the State of Missouri
Certified Level I and Level II Fire Inspector

Awards & Affiliation

International Association of Arson Investigators
Oklahoma Chapter International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)
Arkansas Chapter International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)
Missouri Chapter International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)
National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI)

Primary Affiliation

International Association of Arson Investigators