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|First Name||Last Name||Title||CV Abstract|
|John M.||Agosti, CFEI||Fire & Explosion Investigator||Structure fires; vehicle fires; fire deaths/injuries: evidence collection and spoliation; witness interviews; still and video photography; building and fire codes, including fire/building code violations; life safety code violations; smoke, fire, carbon dioxide detector and alarm issues; fire spread issues; fire sprinklers, walls, and doors.; fire exits and illumination; fire prevention analysis; fire department practices, including fire department operations/practices/management; firefighter deaths/injuries/safety; origin and make initial determination of cause including structures, vehicles, equipment, and marine; insurance claims and criminal cases involving theft, fires, fraud, and conspiracies to commit arson; electrocutions; investigation of bombings and incendiary fires; boiler and furnace fires/explosions; LP and natural gas fires/explosions; kitchen range fires; spontaneous combustions; electrical fires, including automobile, truck, boats, and equipment; fireplace, flue, and chimney fires; home appliance fires; industrial fires and explosions.|
|Timothy S.||Allen, MD||Psychologist||Psychology; traumatic brain injury; medical malpractice; standard of care; suicide; informed consent; medical ethics; worker’s compensation; medical licensure review; fitness for duty; dangerousness assessment; competency to stand trial; criminal responsibility; employer consultation – workplace violence; post-traumatic stress disorder; accommodation for standardized examinations (ADA); mood disorders; child custody evaluations; child testimony; antidepressants; personality disorders; insanity defense; anxiety disorders; repressed memories; psychopharmacology; depression; psychiatric evaluations; telepsychiatry; effects of cocaine; effects of carbon monoxide poisoning; anxiety disorders; panic disorders; antisocial personality disorders.|
|David A.||Bade, PE||Civil Engineer||Licensed Engineer in Michigan
Construction practice; commercial, retail and industrial building design and construction; hoist, rigging, crane design, operations, and supervision; building, highway and heavy civil construction; job site safety; supervision of construction trade labor; bridges; excavations and deep shaft construction; form work, bracing, rigging and shoring systems; road widening; intersection improvements; water and sewage treatment facilities; underground utility, pipeline, mass excavation and open-cut trenching; wetlands and flood plains investigations; shallow and deep foundation systems; building and land development; tunnels, caissons, cofferdams; earth embankments, dams, retaining walls, earth fill, landfills; structural concrete; water intrusion; environmental assessments; traffic assessments; tower design; road messaging systems; construction estimates; asphalt and concrete paving; concrete parking structures.
|John G.||Barnes||Trucking Industry Expert||Truck insurance underwriting; coverage form and claims; trucking operations; driver manuals; driver hiring practices; FMCSA compliance; safety audits; monitoring of safety and maintenance programs; driver training; commercial insurance; trucking practices; trucking policies and supervision; over-the-road truck driving and operations; truck and parts purchasing; truck repair and towing; snow removal.|
|Douglas B.||Baumgarten, CHFD, CMES, CPES||Exercise & Fitness Expert||Recreational facility design, operation, and maintenance; exercise equipment; codes and standards; sports risk management; incident reconstruction; warnings liability; supervision liability; standard of care liability; personal coaching/training; fitness testing; instructor training.|
|Michael||Baumgartner||Tent Expert||Tent layout, installation, repair, maintenance, inspection, and tear-down; tent technology trainer including usage during adverse weather conditions; tent operations for sizes ranging up to approximately 10,000 square feet.|
|Robert||Belloto, Jr., RPh, PhD, CGP, FASCP||Pharmacology Expert||Licensed in Ohio and Pennsylvania
Toxicology and pharmacokinetics concerning drug warnings, interactions, and reactions; medication therapy management services; reviewing patient charts; drug therapy recommendations; drug therapy monitoring; drug information services; contract instructional services; pharmaceutical calculating; admixtures and chemotherapy treatments; antibiotics; thromboembolism, arrhythmias, sleep disorder, biostatics, and schizophrenia studies; Intoxylizer 5000, 8000 and BAC DataMaster breath testing; urine alcohol testing; anticoagulation therapy; geriatric pharmacology; lipid management; child pharmacokinetics; aging drug effects; statins; strokes; pharmacotherapy; antimicrobial therapy; nutritional standards; neuro-oncology.
|Steve||Bernheim, BCFE, ACFE, CPCM||Sports & Recreation Expert||Recreational facilities liability; equipment evaluation and testing; code and standards assessments; sports risk management; incident reconstruction; playground surface resiliency testing; warnings liability; supervision liability; standard-of-care liability; amusement park ride safety; go-cart safety; snowsports (snowmobiling, skiing, skating, sledding).|
|William M.||Bisordi, MD, FACP||Gastroenterology/Internal Medicine Expert||Gastroenterology; hepatology; internal medicine; Esophagus: surgery, endoscopic procedures, GERD, perforation, cancer, varices; Stomach: ulcer, NSAIDS, cancer, H.pylori; Small intestine: Crohn's disease, malabsorption, obstruction; Colon: perforation, polyps, cancer, diverticulosis, ulcerative colitis; Anal: rectal disease- hemorrhoids, fissures, cancer, sexually transmitted disease ; Liver: cirrhosis, metastatic cancer, metabolic disease, hepatitis; Gall bladder: laparoscopic cholecystectomy, cholecystitis; Pancreas: ERCP, pancreatitis, malignancy.|
|Gregory L.||Boso, PE||Civil Engineer||Potable water, wastewater, and storm water; culverts; landslides; foundations; hydrologic and hydraulic analyses; flood plain management; water collection, pumping, treatment, distribution, and storage; residential, commercial, and industrial site development; blasting; transportation engineering; building construction; building code administration and enforcement; building inspections; trusses and sheathing; fences; hazardous materials; construction project resident engineering; fire fighting and training; emergency vehicle operation.|
|Diane S.||Brown, RN||Nursing Expert||Patient health care including acute and critical care nursing; coronary care; post-operative open-heart surgery; assisted-living care; nurse training and supervision; LCC standards; federal, state and local regulations; nursing home and long-term care.|
Financial, and Real Estate Expert
|Banking and financial operations, transactions, and fiduciary responsibilities; investor relations; pricing negotiations; profitability models; ROA and ROE projections; loan and mortgage reviews; credit analysis; training seminars; refinancing, restructuring, and amortization – strategy workouts; lending and mortgage transactions, including Asset-Based, Commercial Real Estate, Syndications, Mezzanine/Bridge, and C & I; credit investigations; loss mitigation; asset management; credit risk tolerance; loan servicing; default and distressed asset management; REO acquisitions and dispositions; cash flow analytics; profitability models; financial spread software; real estate asset management; dispensation of troubled assets and related loans; credit loan applications and renewals; loan covenant tracking; risk rating; credit reviews; LAN administration; collateral analysis; cash flow analysis; Inmatrix and Symbiant credit-risk management software; due diligence; economic loss; fraudulent activity; mail and wire fraud; foreclosures.|
|Cheryl Ann||Carlson||Dog Expert||Dog behavior, standard-of-care, and temperament; attacks and bites; police K-9, including drugs and explosives detection training; breeding, training, and boarding; protection and security; certification and judging; emergency medical services.|
|Steven R.||Chapski, CPA, CFE, CSM||Forensic Economist and Accountant||Accounting services; tax services; bankruptcies; economics; financial statements; budgets; forecasts; audit reviews; and tax returns (individual, partnership, corporate, and fiduciary); interactions with external auditors; and reconcile accounts; business valuations; fraud; embezzlement; age discrimination; fee disputes; employee contracts; asset valuation/recovery; business interruptions; cash-flow projections; gift valuations; intangibles valuation; software audits; wrongful discharge; lost wage valuation; alimony/child support; divorce settlements; retail accounting; receivables analysis; asset valuation/recovery; inventory damages; trust administrations; royalties; commissions.|
|Andrew T.||Cobb, PhD, CCE||Intellectual Property Expert||The discovery of electronic documents; computer forensics; the preservation, identification, extraction, documentation, and interpretation of computer data; software analysis; Java programming; Web Application Modeling (UML); Object-Oriented Analysis and Design (OOAD); Unified Process Methodology; ontology; object-oriented software measurement; defect identification and management; technology disputes; software architecture, process, and quality; security auditing; secure programming; web usability; quality assurance; backup/recovery and maintenance; TCP/IP-based applications; web development; Rational Unified Process (RUP); analog and digital electronics; electrical power and machinery; computer programming; electrical controls; medical imaging research; embedded controllers.|
|Chadwick R.||Curry||Visual Communications Expert||Visual communication presentations including: animation, 3D modeling, graphic design, computer ACAD and multimedia; effectively communicate technical data, educational materials, forensic information, building and land development plans and commercial designs; produce accurate demonstratives for jury trials based on forensic investigations, data, expert analysis, and attorney's strategies; work extensively with the legal, engineering, architectural, scientific, commercial/industrial, educational, corporate and land/building development communities.|
|Timothy J.||Dickson, PE, SE||Civil/Structural Engineer||Civil/structural engineering; field investigations; laboratory studies; commercial and residential buildings and bridges constructed of reinforced concrete (conventional, pre-stressed and post-tensioned), structural steel, masonry and timber; foundation underpinning systems; earth retention systems using soil nail walls, segmental retaining walls and sheet piles; structural failures/collapses; water infiltration; roofing failures; building façade evaluations; work zone safety; windows, doors, floors, stairs, and ramps; fire, wind, ice, and snow damage; professional liability claims; preparation of construction documents; evaluation of field test-data; property loss; construction defects; natural gas explosion damage; building settlement; deteriorated concrete and masonry; building rehabilitation and renovation; high wind, tornado, and blizzard damage; precast concrete planks; structural steel frames; fatigue and static performance tests; jointless bridges; parking garage rehabilitation; bracing failure investigations.|
|Timothy A.||Dimoff, CCP, LPI||Security, Safety, and Police Expert||Security, safety, and police procedures; security systems planning, management, and evaluation; crime foreseeability; standards of care; causation issues; use of force; police pursuits; jail incidents; weapons use; failure to protect; drug and alcohol policies and testing; dram shop liability; corporate internal investigations; labor disputes and strikes; management training and development; security assessment and vulnerability issues; pre-employment screening and background checks; sexual harassment; workplace violence; crises management; executive security; human resource issues; corporate security; management training/employee education; arrest procedures; use of force/self defense/escalation of force; vehicle pursuit procedures; narcotics investigations/enforcement; patrol procedures; traffic enforcement procedures; accident investigations; internal investigation procedures; alternative weapons use; defensive driving; electronic restraint devices; aerosol projectors; martial arts; K-9 handler and trainer; DOT training; crack houses; clandestine labs; search warrants; dock and warehouse theft; fraud investigations; school violence and prevention.|
|Gary||Easley, QEI||Elevator & Escalator Expert||Elevator damage, malfunction, and personal injury; root cause failure analysis; supervision of mechanics, pipe fitters and electrical/instrument craftsmen; certification, inspection and record keeping of ASME, state regulations, and/or OSHA regulations.|
|Todd D.||Feliks, PE||Civil Engineer||Licensed Engineer in Michigan
Hospital, healthcare, and educational building design and construction, including flooring, painting, lighting and ceiling replacement; building standards and safety code compliance, including ADA, ANSI, NFPA, BOCA, IBC, and OSHA; Professional Liability issues and Standards of Practice; clean rooms and operating rooms; project contracts, including shop drawings, submittals, bid and project documents, and change orders.
|Jon L.||Filliez||Elevator & Escalator Expert||Elevator and escalator maintenance, service and repair; elevator and escalator damage and malfunction evaluations; long range elevator modernization projects.|
|Larry||Fischer, RA, AIA, NCARB||Architect||All stages of planning, design, and construction supervision for healthcare, educational, corporate, commercial, industrial, and residential buildings; zoning compliance; ANSI and Life Safety Code compliance; ADA compliance; architectural professional liability issues and standards of practice; clean and vibration-free rooms; personal injury and property damage investigations.|
|William H.||Glidden, PE, CFEI, PI||Mechanical Engineer||Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, Licensed Private Investigator
Licensed Engineer in Michigan, Ohio, Texas
Vehicle crash reconstruction; mechanical systems failures; structure, vehicle, equipment and marine fires and explosions, origin and cause; product failures and injuries, including vehicle, marine, firearms, and aircraft; personal watercraft incidents and injuries; aircraft crash investigations; building plumbing, electrical, fire and HVAC systems; fire safety compliance; air and water environmental regulatory compliance; defensive driving instruction; building preventative maintenance; hospital mechanical, electrical and fire facilities; construction supervision; equipment failure evaluation; turbine engine repair.
|Richard A.||Gregory||Elevator/ Escalator Expert||Litigation (plaintiff and defense) involving damage, malfunction, or personal injury/death involving elevators, escalators, dumbwaiters, and similar equipment; ANSI/ASME A17 Code interpretation and compliance; elevator/escalator maintenance programs; inspections and condition assessments; control systems and controllers; construction and modernization; contract negotiations.|
|Harvey W.||Halbertstadt, MD||Forensic Psychiatrist/ Psychologist||Diminished capacity; child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry; competency determinations; marriage and family counseling; sexual exhibition, rape, and trauma; police harassment; employer harassment; bank robbery; depression, anxiety, and behavioral problems; homicide; posttraumatic stress disorder; emotional impairment; closed head injuries; arson; embezzlement; factitious disorder; spousal abuse; custody; stalking; command hallucinations; addiction; kleptomania; gambling and substance abuse; insanity pleas; hypnosis.|
|John H.||Hanst||Sports & Recreation Expert||Aquatic facilities; swimming pools and spas; underwater inspections; snorkeling and scuba diving; ski facilities and ski equipment inspection and testing; playgrounds and amusement rides; bicycle design, manufacture, and operation; warnings; sports competition, officiating, and promoting; zoo facilities; golf courses; ice and roller skating, including hockey; mountain climbing equipment and activities; tennis; hang gliders; water skiing; baseball and softball; motorcycles; go-carts; snowmobiles; sledding; sports ergonomics.|
|David||Harris, ACTAR||Crash Reconstruction Expert||Vehicle crash reconstruction including autos, trucks, tractor-trailers, buses, motorcycles, bicycles, and off-road vehicles; crash retrieval systems; energy crush deformations; railroad crossings; total station mapping; computer-aided diagramming; insurance fraud; drug-interdiction; breathalyzer operation.|
|Michael W.||Hayslip, ESQ., PE, CSP||Senior Civil Engineer||Licensed Engineer in Ohio
Construction issues, including safety and health-training; developing, maintaining, and enforcing safety policies and programs; OSHA compliance; hazardous material transportation; field safety inspections; Workers Compensation claim management; corporate safety issues; carpenter; surveyor.
|Vanessa R.||Heckman, RN, MSN, CNP, CLNC||Nursing Expert||Medical malpractice cases; independent medical examinations and histories; summarize, translate, and interpret medical records; identify causation issues; assess damages/injuries; analyze research studies; identify need for Life Care Planner; family practice, urgent care, and retail medicine; neonatal intensive care; medical-surgical; home health; pediatrics; office nursing; assess, diagnose, and treat acute illnesses; patient and family education; suturing, eye examinations, and foreign body removal, splinting, and reading X-rays; pelvic exams and newborn assessment; lab result and X-ray reviews.|
|Timothy S.||Hefty, CPA, CFE, CFF, DABFA||Economist & Accountant||Accounting, economics, and finance issues; fraudulent activity; economic damages; business valuations; professional malpractice; mergers and acquisitions; damage calculations; lost profit analysis; insurance claims; marital relations and dissolutions; identification of assets; asset tracing; estate and gift tax planning; succession planning; shareholder and partner disputes; asset diversion; spousal and/or child support; breach of contract; wrongful discharge; trademark infringement; business interruption/impediment.|
|Richard||Hermance, FE, ACE||Vehicle Crash Reconstruction & Snowmobile Expert||Vehicle crashes; snowmobile operations and functions, including safety; operator performance evaluations; speed determinations; skid/scrape analysis; deformation/penetration analysis; vehicle and component research and testing; seat belts, including child restraints; pedestrian and bicycle incidents; crash computer simulations; trail design and safety, including signage; human factors, including daytime/nighttime visibility and reaction times; occupant trajectory; motorcycles, ATVs, racing cars, and watercraft; buses, motor homes, and trailers, including campers; dynamic traction analysis; injury and crash biomechanics; Crash Data Recorder (CDC) analysis; acceleration and braking tests; farm equipment.|
|Thomas J.||Hern||Automotive Consultant||Automotive dealership sales, service, and operations; automotive dealership evaluations; relationships between dealers and manufacturers; dealership and vehicle valuations; dealership training; technology consulting; accounting systems; cost segregation studies; benchmark reviews.|
|James R.||Heyl, PE||Senior Electrical Engineer||Licensed Engineer in Michigan
Industrial equipment; material handling systems; automation and robotic systems; power supplies; control systems; computer and PLC programming; quality control and safety; manufacturing operations; facilities construction and maintenance; electrical fires and explosions for equipment, structures, and vehicles; switchgear and substations; automated machinery; safety, predictive, and preventive maintenance programs; conveyor systems; safety interlocks; safety violations; instrumentation systems; AC/DC motors; code compliance; marina electrical systems; underground electrical distribution; welding systems; test cells; lighting systems including sport facilities and roadways.
|James R.||Hill, PE||Senior Mechanical Engineer||Licensed Engineer in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, Kentucky, Arkansas, Wisconsin
Building HVAC, plumbing, fire protection and electrical, including design, installation damage, malfunction, and personal injury; code and safety compliance, including ADA; maintenance requirements and implementation; hot water and steam boilers; air/steam turbines, compressors, pumps, fans, and vacuum systems; refrigeration and freezer defects; bakery and food processing equipment and facilities; power and lighting systems; locker rooms and restrooms; ventilation and indoor air quality requirements.
|Blaine J.||Hoffmann, MS, OSHM||Safety Expert||Workplace safety, training, investigations, accident investigations and audits; legal aspects of safety and health; training and development programs; written program development; interpretation of OSHA general industry and construction industry, healthcare industry standards; VPP program management; MSHA training and regulatory interpretations; 40-hr HAZWOPER; Arc-Flash (NFPA 70E).|
|Melissa||Humbert-Washington, MSW, LSW||Social Work Expert||Social work; client care; agency/housing administration, policies, operations, supervision, and practices; standard-of-care; TSA rural housing programs; diagnostic assessments and updates; individualized service plans; referrals; discharge and transfer summaries; assessments and intervention plans; interagency collaboration; homelessness services; Primrose lesson plans and daily requirements; infant and child care; therapeutic foster care; group and individual interventions; academic activities; therapeutic activities; Turning Point.|
|Laurence A.||Jacobs, MD, FACOG||Ob/Gyn – Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Expert||Review medical records; gynecologic laparoscopy surgery complications (bowel, bladder, or blood vessel); infertility, in-vitro fertilization, and reproductive endocrinology; multiple pregnancies and tubal ectopic pregnancies; fertility drugs, miscarriages, and pelvic infections; endometriosis and pelvic adhesions.|
|D. Eric||Johnson, CEP||Photographer||Forensic photography; evidence collection; lighting techniques; crime scene photography; accident scene photography; product failure photography; personal injury photography; macro photography; portrait photography; advanced digital file management; image enhancement techniques.|
|Daniel B.||Kennedy, PhD, CPP, CSP||Security & Safety Expert||Premises security and safety including planning, implementation and evaluation; crime forseeability; standards of care; causation issues; use of force; police pursuits; custodial suicides; failure to protect; health care services; confinement conditions; surveillance security systems; profiling and threat assessment; workplace violence; security training management and administration; police administration; investigation methodology; comparative security; victimology; inmate counseling; rape and sexual violence; spousal abuse; residence and lodging security; mall and parking lot safety and security; loss prevention; shoplifting; crime scene profiling; victimized tourists; insanity judgments; correctional reform; cocaine-related violence; crowd and riot control; school violence; negligent hiring; police liability.|
|Dennis Michael||King, FAIA, FESD, LEED, AP||Architect||Construction property damage, defects, and personal injury; architecture construction claims; premises/professional liabilities; construction operations; construction marketing; project management; claims arbitration; dispute settlement; LEED Green Buildings; energy and environmental design.|
|Margo Bonnell||Kunze, RN||Nursing Home & Assisted Living Expert||Patient health care; assisted living and nursing home administration, operations, supervision, and practices, including “standard-of-care” procedures; clinical care consultation; quality improvement programs; quality audit tools; regulatory compliance; state survey preparation; problem identification and solutions; state and federal inspections; Achieve EMR Training; Federally mandated MDS (Minimum Data Set); OBRA regulatory compliance; Folstein Mini Mental Status Examination; restraints; psychoactive medications; Alzheimer’s disease; Dementias; geriatric health care; chemotherapy and pain management; data collections systems and tools; hospice activities; in-home respite care; Home Medical Alert Systems; falls management; medication management.|
|John P.||Lauhoff, PE, CSP||Safety Engineer||Licensed Engineer in Massachusetts
Injuries, damage, malfunctions, and personnel issues related to machinery and equipment design, fabrication, maintenance, operations, procedures, training, and safety procedures; accident investigation/reconstruction; slips, trips, and falls; industrial vehicles; machinery/equipment guarding; hand/power tools; work-related injuries; safety grievances; safety training programs; monitor outside contractors.
|Caryn A.||Leifer, BA, RN, LNC, CALA||Assisted Living & Nursing Home Expert||Assisted living and nursing homes, including administration, operations, supervision, and practices; “standard-of-care” procedures; assisted living facilities inspections; assisted living regulations including nursing, pharmacy medication pass, dietary (kitchen cleanliness and resident nutritional status), and building maintenance, activities, etc; deficiencies and complaints; plans of corrections; dispute resolutions; federal (CMS), and state regulations; geriatric units; medication including insulin injections; nursing standards of practice; nurse training.|
|Tracey T.||Lemmon||Propane Specialist||Propane system components, installations, and servicing; propane system engineering and design; propane bulk plants.|
|David E.||Leonard, CA||Tree & Landscaping Expert/Arborist||Trees and landscaping; tree felling safety procedures; tree valuations; landscape restoration plans and cost; comprehensive land use planning; tree excavations; soil modifications and remediation; tree preservation; root collar excavation.|
|David M.||Manuta, PhD, FAIC||Senior Environmental/ Occupational Expert||Fundamental chemical principles; electrochemistry, thermodynamics; handling safety of gases, chemicals, and oxidizers; industrial and manufacturing operations safety; fire and explosion investigations (including arson); hazardous material and radiation exposure; clandestine manufacturing of illegal drugs; cleaning and disinfecting products and equipment; worker chemical sensitivity assessments; dust and fumes exposure; fireworks incidents; spontaneous combustion; skin care products; infrared spectroscopy and gas chromatography testing; refrigerant hazards.|
|Lawrence S.||Mayer, MD, MS, PhD||Medical & Epidemiology Expert||Epidemiology and Biostatistics; statistical data analysis; study and model review; valuation of epidemiological studies and clinical trials; meta-analysis; evaluation of causal content of epidemiological studies; drug and medical development and regulation; product liability; occupational and environmental exposures; medical malpractice; toxicology; cardiology; OB/GYN; surgery; psychiatry/neuropsychiatry; internal medicine; disease prognosis; biomedical informatics; multiple regression; time series modeling; stochastic processes; multivariate analysis; statistical inference; public policy; energy analysis.|
|Michael C.||Mullins, LPI||Private Investigator||Background checks; witness locating and interviewing; missing persons searches; reference checks; insurance claims work; video and photography evidence gathering; theft, drug abuse and fire investigations.|
|Joseph P.||Mulville, PE||Senior Civil Engineer||Licensed Engineer in Michigan Construction practice; commercial, retail and industrial building design and construction; hoists, rigging, cranes, design, operations, and supervision; building, highway and heavy civil construction; job site safety; supervision of construction trade labor; bridges; foundations, braced excavations and intersection improvements; water and wastewater treatment facilities; underground utility, pipeline, mass excavation and open-cut trenching; aircraft hanger construction; municipal utilities and infrastructure; geotechnical investigations; shallow and deep foundation systems; land development; tunnels, caissons, cofferdams; earth embankments, dams, retaining walls, earth fill landfills; structural concrete; piers/pilings; water intrusion.|
|Susan K.||Murry, MSN, CRPN||Nursing Expert||Patient care; nursing practices; medical facility "standard-of-care" procedures; OSHA compliance; school health; family care including pediatrics, gynecology and gerontology; occupational injury assessment and treatment; child abuse and neglect screening; communicable diseases including STD's; community health education; pharmacology; pathophysiology.|
|Joseph S.||Ohr, Jr, MD, RPh||Medical Surgeon, Pharmacist, and Pathologist||Medical surgery; pharmacology; anatomical, clinical, and trauma pathology; wounds; sudden infant death syndrome; cancers and tumors; therapeutics; tissue mortality; psychopharmacology; drugs and drug abuse; HIV; viruses and bioterrorism; CPR; funeral home operations/procedures, including embalming.|
|Clinton||Parks, PE||Products & Equipment Expert||Licensed Engineer in Ohio, Virginia, Louisiana, and North Carolina Specialized machinery; medical products; hydraulics and pneumatics; control systems and electronics; rotating and pressurized process machines; seismic analyses; product safety; structures and structural analyses; commercial products; boilers; refrigeration systems; finite element analysis; pulp and paper industry; wood science; design for manufacturing and assembly; regulatory compliance; operational and maintenance training; field support.|
|Bruce||Podrat, MBA, MHA||Nursing Home & Assisted Living Expert||Health care facilities including community hospitals, multi-hospital systems, academic, medical, and research centers, managed care organizations, large physician entities, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities; standard of care; ambulatory care environments; hospital and medical staff bylaws; interpretation of JCAHO standards; managed care contracting; administrative and billing compliance; calculation of lost earnings; health care facility policies and procedures; administrative and board of trustee standards; nursing home and assisted living facility standards, policies, and procedures; physician credentialing issues; special services including trauma, oncology, ER, neonatal, ICU, open heart, and OR; negligent hiring matters; physician contract matters; applicability of intermediate sanctions rules; contract disputes between institutions and providers of service; medical compliance issues; drug errors; patient falls; coding disputes; evaluation of medical costs.|
|Duane B.||Priddy, PhD||Materials / Chemistry Expert||Rheology of plastics/plasticization; medical implants (e.g. hip/ knee/ shoulder/ elbow); materials characterization, specification, and selection; certification testing; product inspections and testing procedures; failure mechanisms; chemical and solvent resistency; weatherability, stabilization, and degradation; flammability; food packaging; automotive applications; organic peroxides; films/foams; styrenic polymers; paints and coatings testing and failure mechanisms; adhesives; rubbers, elastics, fabrics and fibers failures and testing.|
|Barry S.||Rope||Packaging/ Material Handling Expert||Packaging and material handling, including products, equipment, procedures and operations; trailer/container/rail car/ocean freight loading, blocking and bracing; transportation and distribution; palletizing, storage and warehousing; product packaging and labeling; packaging materials; technical documentation; HAZMAT regulations; standards compliance; environmental issues; hot melt adhesives; shock and vibration.|
|Lawrence M.||Roslinski, PhD||Toxicologist||Environmental and occupational toxicology; chemical hazard assessments; regulatory requirements; health, safety, and ergonomic studies; personal training; industrial hygiene assessment; toxic substances; physiology and pharmacology; chemical epidemiology; genetic toxicology; carcinogenic risk assessment; metabolism studies.|
|John W.||Ross||Trucking Expert||Trucking operations, maintenance, regulations/standards, safety, and training; oil field heavy trucking; OSHA 10; operation, inspection and maintenance of tractor-trailers and tankers; trucking industry safety standards; propane & hazardous materials certified; FMCSR trained; loading and unloading of hazardous materials safety; double/triple trailer and tanker driving experience; electronic log expertise & trainer; accident investigations; truck driver actions, reactions, responsibilities, qualifications, and training; standard of care; loading and unloading pipe and other flatbed load safety; driver skill testing; hydrocarbons and poisonous gases on oil and gas wells; troubleshoot mechanical damage and wear on vehicles; People-Net and Com-Data electronic log systems; crude oil spills and production water spills; haul production water and frac sand; inspect homes for propane leaks; install propane tanks and systems; extreme winter driving conditions; fly fishing guide service; hazardous materials regulations; air brake adjustment and inspection testing; SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus); longer combination vehicle certificate; oil and gas H2s awareness and safety.|
|Samuel M.||Salamon, MD, FRCSC, FACS||Ophthalmology Expert||General ophthalmology; cataract and corneal surgery; corneal scar, injury, and transplantation; diabetic retinopathy; glaucoma; eyelid disorders; ocular infection; review of medical records, verbal and written reports.|
|Donald E.||Sanders, DVM, Dip ACT, PAS||Veterinarian Expert||Animal reproduction; animal welfare; animal biotechnology; animal embryo transfer; livestock water supply; bovine mastitis; animal production; milk production; artificial insemination; farm management; animal parasitism; euthanasia; malpractice; animal environment; dairy management; animal nutrition; animal diseases; stray voltage; toxicology.|
|C. Shawn||Saunders, PE||Senior Mechanical Engineer||Licensed Engineer in New York and Pennsylvania
Vehicle crash reconstructions for autos, trucks, tractor-trailers, buses, motorcycles, bicycles, and snowmobiles; vehicle fires and explosions; highway and traffic design related crashes; seat belt usage and failures; black box data; hydraulic and pneumatic systems; mechanical/electrical systems; MSDS's analyses; machine design; automotive A/C compressors; incidents related to loading, packaging, storing, and handling of products.
|Thomas H.||Sawyer, Ed.D., NAS, AAHPERD||Recreation, Exercise, and Sport Safety Expert||Sports, exercise, recreation, physical education, amusement, and fitness activities and equipment; facilities operation; sport finance; sport governance; sport law; sport management; sport marketing; sport sociology; facility design including skate parks, aquatics parks, swimming pools, hot tubs/saunas/steam rooms, campus recreational sport facilities, parks/recreational areas, and golf courses; coaching and training.|
|Malton A.||Schexneider, PT, MMSc||Physical Therapist||Physical therapy products and procedures; acute back and neck pain syndromes; orthopaedics; acupuncture; sports medicine; Cybex Isokinetics; sports physical therapy; podiatric physical therapy; craniofacial and vertebral therapeutics; exercise training; spinal stabilization; lumbar spine; lumbopelvic integration; functional orthopedics; cervical thoracic integration; soft tissue mobilization; strength and conditioning; knee injuries; whiplash injury biomechanics and traumatology; rotator cuff pathology; back braces; spinal bracing; tennis elbow; shin splints; IT band syndrome; suprascapular nerve entrapment; herniated discs; neural tension testing and treatment; pitching mechanics; therapeutic exercise.|
|Robert B.||Shuman, MD||Pediatric Neurology/Neonatology||Pediatric neurology/neonatology; fetal development; perinatal medicine; birth defects; birth trauma; child development, including schooling; neuropathology; neurotoxicology; neurophysiology; epilepsy; neuroimaging: MRI, CAT, EEF; pharmacology; anatomic pathology; surgical pathology; surgical case review; peripheral nerve disease; stroke; spondylolisthesis; vitamin therapy; Downs Syndrome; electromyography; whiplash injuries; traumatic brain injury; frontal-subcortical circulation; advanced evoke potentials; migraines; headaches; depressive disorders; Alzheimer’s Disease; epileptogenesis; epilepsy; cocaine effects; closed head injuries; AED Therapy; ADHD; developmental disabilities; autism; brain tumors; neurosciences; child abuse; seizures; anti-depressive therapy; prenatal diagnosis; seasonal affective disorder; bipolar disorder; childhood depression; Tourette Syndrome; neuralgia; vagus nerve stimulation; intractable seizures; psychopharmacolory; antipsychotic and psychotropic therapy; antiepileptic drugs.|
|Rick A.||Smith, PE||Senior Mechanical Engineer||Licensed Engineer in Ohio
Industrial power plants and processes; thermal and combustion systems including boilers, furnaces, and ovens; CFC management; HVAC systems; air pollution control; process and power piping and equipment; cathodic protection; pump failure analysis; heat and fluid transfer processes, including energy conservation.
|Robert S.||Sugarman, PhD, PE||Human Factors/Visual Expert||Human factors; visual perception; human vision (contrast, brightness, color, speed, and distance); conspicuity; attention; reaction time; product and equipment design; medical equipment; instructions and procedures; warnings and labels; individual differences training; cognitive psychology; situational awareness; vehicle accidents; industrial and construction accidents; slip and falls; ergonomics; workplace layout physics; instructional system development (ISD); perceptual processes; physiological processes; drunken driving; decreased alertness; studies of camouflage; machine interfaces; evaluation of commercial products; environmental health and safety; quality control.|
|Teresa L.||Trent, CRC, CDMS, CCM, ABVE/D||Vocational Expert||Vocational rehabilitation; short and long term disability; workers' compensation; employability assessments; job seeking; skills training; job placement and development; labor market surveys; job-site analyses.|
|Ted A.||Trower, CPO, FAAOP||Prosthetist & Orthotist||Orthotic and prosthetic products and procedures; transtibial prosthetics; rehabilitation; flex-foot system; clinical practice procedures; ankle-foot orthoses; artificial limbs.|
|Bruce E.||VanDorpe, CFI, CFEI||Fire & Explosion Investigator||Origin and cause of fires; fraud fires; arson and conspiracies to commit arson; fire science technology; safety engineering; electric and gas appliance fires; auto theft fires; bomb scene investigations; clandestine drug labs; criminal/terrorist incidents; interviews and interrogations; bomb disposal.|
|Chad||Walker||Safety Expert||Construction and industrial equipment safety operations and procedures, including cranes, loaders, bulldozers, backhoes, fork lifts, skid steers, and aerial lifts; safety program training and maintenance; safety equipment requirements and orientations; employee safety and health issue investigations, reviews, and responses; OSHA and JSHA compliance; unsafe working conditions; safety audits; emergency response drills; emergency action plans.|
|Robert P.||Walson, PhD||Metallurgical/Materials Expert||Mechanical and material failures; structure and component analyses including metals, plastics, glass, ceramics, wood, and construction materials; nondestructive, microscopic, and surface chemistry testing; industrial equipment; construction equipment; consumer products; chemical processes; Scanning Electron Microscope and X-ray failure analyses; engine and power system components and materials including turbines; ceramic valve seat inserts; machine elements and design; high temperature cast irons alloyed with aluminum.|
|William J.||Warfel, PhD, CLU, CPCU||Insurance Industry Expert||Insurance losses involving property damage, punitive damage, and personal injury; breach of contract; bad faith; agent/broker liability issues representing policyholders, insurers, and third parties; general liability; homeowners; personal and commercial auto; commercial property; business income; individual life and disability; professional liability; employee dishonesty; workers compensation; financial institution bond; inland marine; surety bond policies.|
|Sander I.||White, DDS||Dentistry/Oral Surgery Expert||Dentistry and oral surgery; review dental and medical records; prosthodontics; clinical instructor; restorative dentistry; dental implants.|
|William W.||Whitworth, PE||Utility Line/Pole Expert and Electrical Engineer||Power poles and overhead and underground electric power lines; NESC code requirements; wood pole analysis; pole loading, guying, and buckling; material failure analysis; compliance audits; conductor sag and tension; conductor blowouts; fuse coordination; fault studies; circuit loading; voltage drop analysis; capacitor bank and control; system reliability indices; system reliability; improvement recommendations; system inventories; inspections; mapping; underground and overhead distribution systems; engineering policies; programmable capacitor controls; guy/anchor failures; easements; estimates; training seminars.|
|Schield M.||Wikas, DO, DF, FAOCD||Medical Dermatology||Osteopathic medicine; internal medicine; pharmacology; therapeutics; phlebology; dermal fillers; Botox injections; dermatology, including diseases, cancers, surgery, and injections; sclerotheraphy; hair transplantation/restoration; Staphylococcal Scaled-Skin Syndrome; Stevens-Johnson Syndrome; Gianotti-Crosti Syndrome; Hyperimmunoglobulin E. Syndrome; Scurvy; Epithelioid Angoisarcoma; Epithelioid Hemangioma; Scleromyxedema; Merkel Cell Carcinoma; cancer screening; venereal diseases; bacterial and fungal infections; cutaneous manifestations; hair and nail diseases; atopic dermatitis; cutaneous malignancy cancer; bullous diseases; Pyoderma Gangrenosum; acne/rosacea; psoriasis therapy.|
|Michael T.||Williams, PE||Civil/Environmental Engineer||Licensed Engineer in Michigan, Indiana, New Mexico
Civil/sanitary design including water distribution, sanitary and storm water sewer systems, pump stations, and wastewater treatment plants; administration, inspection and testing for construction of storm sewers, wastewater collection and treatment facilities, activated sludge systems, aerated lagoons, oxidation ditches, sequencing batch reactors, and secondary/tertiary treatment systems; inspector/technician training; site surveying and safety plans; project certifications; failures and malfunctions including foundations, retaining walls, roofs, structural failures, appliances, furnaces, swimming pools, spas, saunas, plumbing systems, hydraulic systems, fire suppression systems, environmental releases, and environmental remediation systems; hydrogeological investigations, aquifer tests, design and permitting.
|Vaughn E.||Wilson, PE||Civil Engineer||Licensed in Ohio
Building, pavement, highway, and bridge design, construction, repair, maintenance, materials inspection, and demolition; material placement specifications; project and material certifications; bituminous concrete; aggregate and bituminous asphalt; surface treatments, joint repairs, and overlays; materials inspection and testing, including requirements; traffic signs and signals; pavement markings; street lighting.