Product Failure Expert 452009 CO

Expertise Description

I have 15 years experience in the field of Vehicle Design and Engineering, with specialized knowledge in accident reconstruction and product failure. I have additional knowledge with casting, forging, vehicle design, stamping, machining, vehicle dynamics, performance, time-space relationship, driver/rider reactions, occupant kinematics, human factors, and visibility analysis. I have been an expert witness for over 5 years with experience in consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes motorcycle accident reconstruction and failure analysis; product failure analysis; automotive accident reconstruction; commercial vehicle accident reconstruction, and bicycle accident reconstruction. 

Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes being Senior Engineer at a consulting engineering firm, as well as Senior Engineer at a laboratory, and Senior Test Engineer.

Relevant Experiences

I do have experience with the downloading and interpretation of airbag module data (a.k.a. black box date) and have investigated issues where the airbag and/or seat belt pre-tensioner failed to deploy.


B.ScMechanical EngineeringUniversity of Colorado Denver

Licenses Certifications

Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the States of Colorado
California and Mississippi.
Board Certified in Forensic Engineering by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE).
Certified by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).
Accredited Traffic Accident Reconstructionist (ACTAR).

Awards & Affiliation

American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Society of Automotive Engineers
American Motorcycle Association

Primary Affiliation

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases