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Boating Accident Reconstruction

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Mr. Davis is Principal Consultant at Davis Marine Consulting Associates, LLC. DMCA LLC is an association of marine professionals with forensic consulting experience in litigation support.

He formerly was Senior Managing Consultant with Engineering Systems Inc. (ESi) and Director of the Marine Practice Group. Mr. Davis has over 40 years' experience as a professional marine surveyor and investigator, and as the founder and President of Davis and Company, the nation's leading marine survey and loss investigation firm. He is also an internationally recognized expert in marine forensics and marine survey. His subsidiary and full service marine consulting firm, Davis Consulting Group, has joined with ESi, to offer professional services to a wide variety of clients, for investigations related to marine losses that range from recreational and commercial watercraft design and loss evaluations to marina operations. A Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners, Mr. Davis is a Fire and Explosion Investigator certified by the National Association of Fire Investigators, and a Marine Surveyor certified by the National Association of Marine Surveyors, Inc.

He is a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME), serving on their O-45 Fire Protection and Safety Panel and Chair of the MF10 Small Boat Forensics Panel, the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC), having served on their Board of Directors and currently on the Technical Board, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), permanent member of the NFPA 303 Marinas and Boatyards fire safety standard committee, the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), and other professional organizations.

Mr. Davis has authored numerous articles on marine accidents and surveying that have been published in leading trade journals. He speaks frequently at boating and marine industry conferences, and has called upon to provide expert testimony at legal proceedings in state and federal courts.

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