Fire Protection Expert Witnesses
What is a fire protection expert witness?
Fire protection and fire safety expert witness candidates are typically licensed professional engineers with areas of expertise in mechanical engineering, fire safety, fire protection engineering, and/or are a Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator (CFEI). An expert in fire protection systems should also be familiar with applicable building code mandates, and OSHA regulations. The chosen expert may be associated with an industry organization, such as the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA), the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), or the Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFA).
What types of cases require a fire protection expert witness?
Frequently, matters requiring fire protection expert witness services involve intellectual property, such as patent infringement litigation or trade secret disputes. A fire protection system expert witness might also provide testimony in fire origin and cause investigations, or a product liability case involving fire protection system failure analysis.
Fire protection expert witness case examples
When the need for a fire protection expert arises, top legal professionals call on Cahn Litigation Services. The firm has placed professionals for many matters, including:
- fire suppression systems patent litigation,
- New York fire code consulting,
- apartment fire cause,
- fire testing,
- personal injury accident investigation,
- emergency management,
- fire sprinkler systems failure causation in a New Jersey factory,
- consumer product fire safety standards,
- fire service/fire department training,
- commercial building fire investigation,
- an explosion investigation in Florida, and
- fire code compliance in Michigan.
What litigation support work might a fire protection expert witness be expected to perform?
Litigation support services could include accident reconstruction, research and authoring expert reports, providing expert opinions, and testimony in the courtroom. Clients may seek a fire protection system expert for pre-litigation consulting work. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request a fire safety professional with prior expert witness testimony experience.
Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for a fire protection expert witness around quickly, providing the right balance of expertise and testimony experience.
Fire Protection Expert Witness - Representative Bios
Please Note: All Cahn Litigation expert witness searches are customized to attorneys' precise specifications and preferences. Attorneys are encouraged to discuss search parameters with a Cahn search specialist.
The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Fire Protection experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Fire Protection landscape.