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 Expert  725785

Expert in Fire Origin and Cause Investigations, Product Failure Analysis, Subrogation, Product Liability

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Ohio (OH)
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
Expert applied his extensive background in fire investigation and suppresion operations to conduct over 500 fire and explosion investgations involving various types of structures, processes and vehicles. By remaining objective through his thorough and systematic investigative process, he has established a high level of respect by his peers and clients.

arson investigation




fuel fire


explosion origin


fire origin


explosion cause

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Indianapolis, Indiana;  Muncie, Indiana;  Anderson, Indiana;  Columbus, Ohio;  Cincinnati, Ohio;  Dayton, Ohio;  Springfield, Ohio;  Hamilton, Ohio;  Lexington, Kentucky;  and Louisville, Kentucky.

Often requested
with this expert:

Dust, Liquid and Gas Fire and Explosion Hazards; Process...
Occupational Safety and Health, Hazard Recognition/...
Chemical Patents, Air Bags, Product Contamination, Fires...
Petroleum Process Management

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
2001   Associates   Public Safety   Sinclair Community College  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2006 to





Fire and Explosion Investigator


He is the owner and senior investigator for Expert's Firm, a forensic analysis company speciallizing in fire and explosion investigations and failure analysis.

1996 to




Division of Fire




Captain Expert currently is assigned as a shift officer responsible for fire and suppression operations. Previously, he was assigned to the Fire Marshal's Office where he was responsible for fire origin and cause investigations for five years.

2002 to 2006


Crawford Investigation Services, Inc.


Fire and Explosion Unit


Fire Investigator


He was a forensic investigator conducting fire and explosion loss investigations, failure analysis investigations as well as other fraud related investigative activities.

Career Accomplishments:




Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1996 to   Fire Department   Captain   Fire Suppression and EMS response operations.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • After a fire had been ruled as accidental by the local fire department, he conducted an independant investigation locating the presence of gasoline in the area of origin. The subsequent investigation saved the client over $100,000.
  • After conducting a systematic and detailed neighborhood canvas, he obtained critical information that identified the insured as being present at the loss location and ultimately being responsible for starting the fire.
  • During the examaintion of an industrial accident scene, he located pieces of evidence that indicated safety features had been defeated by the injured party eliminating exposure to the client.
  • A client had requested the expert to examine a dishwasher that caused over $20,000 in damage to a residential structure for a product failure analysis and potential subrogation against the manufacturer. Upon conduting interviews with the insured and examining the dishwasher, it was determined the the device had been damaged while being transported to the residence. Additionally, the dishwasher had actually been taken from another residence by the insured's family. This saved the client several thousands dollars in expenses associated with a potential subrogation claim.
  • While conducting a investigation of a chimney fire, the expert identified that the fireplace installed two years prior had not been installed per NFPA standards. This $250,000 loss was quickly settled with the installer's carrier after their expert conducted his scene examination.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Wrongful death case filed in Des Moines, IA
  • Expert for consulting on Haz Review
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He has testified in local, state and federal courts as an expert witness in numerous fire-related cases. Many of his cases have been disposed of during the deposition phase in favor of his clients.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on arson\attempted murder case.
  • Petroleum processing expert for consulting on Request for CV and further information.
  • Expert in arson for consulting on arson murder litigation case.
  • Nj explosion expert for consulting on Looking for possible for chemical Dust explosion case.
  • Expert for consulting on Heater explosion at a Paramount (Alon) refinery in LA area.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Market Research:
His experience in both the public and private sector has allowed him to learn of various types of industrial settings. Specifically, he has conducted fire and accident related investigations in the steel and paper industries. As a public servant, he is very aware of the importance industry has on the community it resides in.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

With a strong education/instructor background, he has presented numerous training topics to both public, private and international students in the discipline of fire and explosion events. As a master instructor, he has created customized programs for his clients that engaged the learner, improving the overall learning experience.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has networked with many individuals and companys providing expert solutions for many of his clients. He believes that assisting his clients is key to his success regardless of who provides the services.

Other Skills and Services

Expert also provides consulting services related to failure analysis and subrogation. Expert can provide initial opions as to damages caused by either improper use, installation or product failure. His clients have been able to quickly determine if they truly have a case without incurring large expenses for claims.


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