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Forensic Engineering

Expert Witness Profile

Mr. Cissell is a Licensed Professional Engineer, Haag Certified Roofing Expert, with RCI and RICOWI, and Roofing Systems Consultant who has performed over 5000 investigations over his 30 year career.

Investigations range from first party property losses, premise liability, construction defects, fire origin and cause, roofing failures, structure collapses, product liability and environmental losses. He specializes in premise liability with human factor related matters and roof related losses.

Mr. Cissell follows scientific guidelines to ensure objective determinations of cause and extent of loss; the primary scope of his investigations. He offers initial case evaluation to assess potentially responsible parties and assist attorneys in preparing for trial and depositions.

Cissell Investigative Engineering provides expert witness services to the legal and insurance industry, such as:

* Engineering: Forensic, Civil, Environmental, Mechanical and Structural
* Mold and Fungal Origin and Cause
* Premise Liability, Slip, trip and fall; Human Factors
* Building code and life safety code defects
* Construction defects
* Construction accident and safety investigations
* Roofing systems, failure analysis and consulting
* Accident investigations: bicycle and motorcycle

References happily provided upon request.

Education & Licenses

* Professional Engineer - CT, NY, MA, RI
* Board Certified Senior Forensic Engineer - S1021, NAFE
* Master of Science, Civil Engineering
* Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering
* Associates Degree, Construction Technology
* International Code Council Member
* Human Factors Ergonomics Society Member
* National Society of Professional Engineers Member
* RCI Member and RICOWI Member