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 Expert  725938

Expert in Automotive Collision Repair and Valuation Issues

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Texas (TX)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert's experience in collision repair includes decades of hands-on repair experience, management, insurance service, journalism and training and consulting. Understanding structural repairs and cosmetic repairs at an expert level allows him to critically evaluate any repaired vehicle and explain objectively what is right and what is not. One of his strongest skills is communicating his findings in ways that non-technical persons can understand them clearly.

collision repair




vehicle inspection

Diminished Value is a concept concerning how the value of a vehicle is effected by the simple fact of having been repaired after a collision. Expert's extensive knowledge of repair issues and experience in insurance claims prepares him to comment clearly on this subject. Most of his reports, depositions and court appearances have resulted in findings favorable to his client.

diminished value

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Dallas, Texas;  Fort Worth, Texas;  Arlington, Texas;  Plano, Texas;  Garland, Texas;  Irving, Texas;  Grand Prairie, Texas;  Mesquite, Texas;  Waco, Texas;  and Carrollton, Texas.

Year   Subject   Institution  
1977   Psychology, Engineering   University of Texas at Austin  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1997 to







Independent consultant and expert witness

2001 to 2002


Akzo Nobel


Automotive Finishes


Business Develpoment Manager


Consult with collision repair business on all aspects of business operations.

2000 to 2001


Crawford and Company



Field Estimator


Inspect vehicles, access damage, prepare damage repair estimate and negotiate with clients to resolve each claim.

1997 to 1999


State Farm Insurance



Property Claims Trainer


Inspect vehicles, prepare estimates, resolve issues, train and support claims handlers. Work with collision repair facilities to assure satisfactory results for all parties.

1998 to 1999


CTAP Instructor, Catonsville Community College



Adjunct Professor


Provide instruction to students as part of a Maryland statewide apprenticeship program.

1995 to 1997


T J Hi Tech Auto Body





Manage all aspects of collision repair.

1990 to 1995


Staley's Auto Body



Collision Technician


All aspects of collision repair.

1977 to 1990


Various Collisions Repair Shops



Collision Repair Technician


All aspects of collision repair.

Career Accomplishments:


Publications and Patents Summary

35 published technical articles in collision repair

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Various diminished value claims where the client requires a substantiated opinion as to what, if any, value has been lost as a result of a collision and subsequent repairs. Most claims are resolved with a report, some with a deposition, and a minority have required court testimony. Most claims are resolved in client's favor.
  • A Texas case required a detailed inspection of the repaired vehicle to determine if repairs had been performed properly according to vehicle manufacturer requirements and usual and customary practices. The case against the repair facility was found in favor of the repair facility. The case against the insurance carrier was resolved out of court.
  • State Farm required testimony in Maryland to support the position that a vehicle had been improperly repaired as a result of inadequate diagnostic procedures at the beginning of the process. Decision in their favor after a model of the action of the collision forces was shown and explained to the judge.
  • The owner of a motorcycle required evidence to support his claim that the repair facility failed to resolve a problem with the front suspension. Microscopic examination of the bearings and factory manual test procedures supported this claim and the case was settled out of court.
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:
Expert witness experience in Maryland State Court, Arizona State Court, various depositions, Texas mediation, and reports in New York and Virginia cases.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Collision expert witness for consulting on rear-end collision.
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:
With regards to the use of composites (fiberglass and carbon fiber) in automotive and other transportation applications, he has studied, practiced, consulted and taught fabrication and repair techniques. He has written articles and developed classes describing where this technology will go in the future.

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:

Training seminars for insurance companies including "Future Trends in Repair Issues", "Suspension Diagnostics", "Repair Cost Analysis", "Composite Repair." For attorneys "Diminished Value Issues", "Repair Related Issues."

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Determined all materials and parts sourcing for shops he managed, recommended same for shops for which he consults. Created new packaging of composite "kits" with supplier for use in Automotive Collision.

Other Skills and Services

With 35 published articles on collision repair issues, I have a keen ability to write clear, easily understood reports and articles.


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