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Expertise Description

I have 40 years experience in mechanical engineering including automotive, ambulances, electrical, medical devices, patent litigation, as well as combustion, fires and safety engineering. I have prior expert witness experience.

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Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes: Class Action – Automobile defect – Expertise in engine cooling systems; Patent Litigation – Diesel Fuel injection – expertise in combustion analysis; Class Action – Automobile defect – expertise in automotive electronics; Patent Litigation – toy tricycle features – expertise in Mechanical Engineering; Fire Cause & Origin – Vehicle fire – expertise in automotive engineering, combustion; Personal Injury – Product Defects – Medical devices.

Consulting Experience

My consulting services include: Testing products for compliance to standards; Design and construction of industrial control systems; Write specification for Ambulances – Evaluate Turnout Gear – FDNY; Design and testing of high flow gas supply system.

Relevant Experiences

I have reviewed popular automotive models for emissions and have reviewed injection timing maps. I have opined on a series of cases involving diesel fuel injection strategies to meet emissions requirements.I have served as expert in about a dozen patent cases over the years, and testified in about 5 at trial. Trade dress issues have been involved in some. I have also consulted for the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) on the design of turnout gear used by firefighters.

I have experience with diesel truck emission control systems, including EGR. I would be qualified to review the manufacturer’s service instructions, service records, and evidence of claimed damage. I am more of an engine expert than a trucking expert, but feel comfortable with diesel engine EGR issues.

I have investigated claims of brake failure many times. I have worked on successful class actions against auto companies – on such issues as engine cooling systems, transmission controls and odometer accuracy. I have a degree in mechanical engineering, but most of my work experience is with electro-mechanical devices. 


BSMechanical EngineeringNew Jersey Institute of Technology

Licenses Certifications

Professional Engineer – New Jersey
Professional Engineer – Maryland
Board Certified Diplomate in Forensic Engineering by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers

Awards & Affiliation

Inventor of the year
American Society of Inventors

Primary Affiliation

Society of Automotive Engineers

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