Product Failure Analysis Expert 51934 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 20 years experience in mechanical engineering for product failure analysis, personal injury analysis, property loss, accident reconstruction, accident causation, equipment evaluation, systems evaluation, construction accidents, general industry accidents, project evaluation, and safety and maintenance procedures. I specialize in residential heating and cooling including: decorative fireplaces, space heaters, wood burning fireplaces, wall furnaces, forced-air furnaces, log lighters, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers. I have additional experience in residential ranges, water heaters, gas or wood-burning appliances, and barbeques, and commercial hot plates, water heaters and boilers, deep fat fryers, catering truck fryers, commercial ranges, and commercial quick disconnects for gas lines. My experience with consulting work includes: construction accidents; falls, including slips and trips; furniture defects; residential, commercial, and industrial appliances; printing presses; lawn and garden tools; woodworking equipment; power saws; hand tools; lifting equipment; elevators, escalators; scaffolds, ladders; and recreational equipment defects and failure. I have prior expert witness experience.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes: Product and Property Liability Exposure Assessments and Failure Analysis; Cause and Extent of Product related accidents; Cause and Extent of Property related accidents; Personal Injury Incidents related to Product or Property issues.

Consulting Experience

My consulting services include preliminary design analysis.

Relevant Experiences

I have extensive experience in fire origin and cause type cases and I am the current owner for the last ten years of an origin and cause fire investigation company. My company investigates and provides engineering services for more than 500 fire and explosion cases per year.

I have over thirty years in mechanical engineering and have worked with many types of machinery over the years. I have also performed numerous personal injury cases/matters involving various industrial equipment over the past 18 years in forensic engineering.

I have extensive experience in product liability and explosions and fire cases over the past 20 years of forensics.

I have experience designing parts of pressure hose machines, directing the use of and using the machines myself.

I have extensive appliance fire experience.

I have done other child play toys and playground equipment cases.

I have quite a bit of construction equipment experience, dating even all the way back to my childhood in a family construction business.


Bachelor of Science(Mechanical) EngineeringTemple University College of Engineering
Masters of Business AdministrationGeneral and Strategic ManagementTemple University School of Business
Masters of DivinityThe Master's Seminary

Licenses Certifications

California Professional Engineer (Mechanical)
Pennsylvania Professional Engineer (Mechanical)
New Jersey Professional Engineer (Mechanical)
National COuncil of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors Certified

Awards & Affiliation

Primary Affiliation

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases