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Primary Area of Expertise

Accident Reconstruction

Expert Witness Profile

Accident Reconstruction (incl. failure analysis)
Vehicular: All vehicle types, bicycles, versus pedestrians, industrial vehicles, component failures (e.g., seatbelts).
Pedestrian: Slip, trip, fall, stairs, ramps, sidewalks, coefficient of friction.
Premises: Building codes, lighting, glass, screens, electronic and manual gates, ADA compliance, OSHA violations, warnings
Industrial & Construction Accidents: ladders, scaffolds, machine guarding, forklifts, construction vehicles, conveyors, lifts, hoists (more).
Mechanical fasteners: Bolts, latches, welds, etc.,
Product liability: Power tools, chairs, fitness equipment, entertainment, recreation and amusement facilities
Criminal cases: Vehicular manslaughter, DUI, trade secrets
Disciplines: Engineering, safety, human factors, biomechanics.
Experience: Prior 25 years industrial. Extensive expert testimony in trials, arbitrations, depositions and hearings.

Education & Licenses

BS Civil Eng., MS Mechanics, PhD Mech. Eng. (from UC Berkeley), Licensed Safety Engineer (CA).