Expertise DescriptionI have over 25 years experience in the paint and coatings industry. My expertise includes industrial coatings, trade sale and consumer paints, adhesives, chemical specialty products, resins, and polymers, including their developments, testing, and production. I also have experience in aerosols and spray products, hazardous chemicals, labels and warnings, and household chemicals. I have consulted on several cases involving slip and fall on painted surfaces and have experience with slip resistance. I am able to determine coefficient of friction measurements and can offer opinions on the appropriateness of various types of paint on concrete walking surfaces. I have additional expertise in paint and coating technology and am able to analyze floor coating for the presence or absence of various additives. I have over 15 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: Failure Analysis of paint & coatings; Investigation of chemical exposure; Injuries due to defective products; Product liability for household chemicals; Premises liability for industrial chemical accidents; Review of adequacy of labels & warnings.
My consulting services include: File review, Research, Laboratory testing & analysis, and Written reports.
I have expertise in a variety of paint, coatings, adhesives and sealant technologies. I regularly conduct failure analyses for these types of systems. I have a strong background in research and development, in which I regularly dealt with systems such as epoxies, polyurethanes, silicones, acrylics and many others. I have also conducted failure analysis of paint, coatings, sealants and adhesives. I translate technical jargon into easy to understand language for attorneys, judges and juries.
I have expertise in chemical exposure cases; reaction chemistry, including combustion; and chemical acids, such as hydrochloric, sulfuric, and nitric. I am an experienced chemical expert witness with 50-60 cases in which I have testified, either at deposition or at trial.
|B.S.||Chemistry||University of Illinois|
|M.S.||Organic Chemistry||University of Minnesota|
|Ph.D.||Organic Chemistry||Loyola University of Chicago|
Awards & Affiliation
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases