Forensic Engagement Listing

Ed Wallis Letter of Recommendation (Defense)

Mike Conway Letter of Recommendation (Plaintiff)

A SAMPLING OF FORENSIC ENGAGEMENTS

Key:
IE = Investigative Engineer Assignment
P = Plaintiff Engagement
D = Defense Engagement

Pre-Litigation Investigations:

  • Armstrong Lumber Company Electrical Panel Failure, Urbana, IL – 1978 (IE)
  • Kraft/Humko Food Mfr Corp – Coffee Creamer Packaging Line Safety Seal Failure – 1983 (IE)
  • Residential Fire due to Improper NG to LP Gas Conversion – 1984 (IE)
  • Crescent City Grain Bin Fire – Crescent City, Illinois – 1984 (IE)
  • Dial Soap Manufacturing Corp – Steam Boiler Internal Vessel Damage (IE)
  • University of Illinois Abbott Power Station – Sulpher Scrubber Failure – 1987 (IE)
  • Danville Single Family Residence – Utility Transformer Induced Fire (IE)
  • Gray Chiropractic Clinic X-Ray Machine Failure – Lightning Damage 1991 (IE)
  • Tuscola Video Store Fire – Tuscola, Illinois – 1991 (IE)
  • Quick Single Family Residence Fire – Villa Grove, Illinois – 1992 (IE)
  • Residential Fire due to Defective Furnace Oil Burner Controller – 1992 (IE)
  • Joines Well Pump Branch Circuit Failure, Hindsboro, Illinois – 1993 (IE)
  • Sisk Supermarket Electrical Service Fire – Arcola, Illinois – 1993 (IE)
  • Recontek Waste Recycling Scrubber Failures – Newman, Illinois – 1994 (IE)
  • Hoopeston Sewer Plant Flooding, Hoopeston, IL – 1994 (IE)
  • Plastipak Inc. Injection Molding Factory, 15KV Distribution Equipment Explosion – 1995 (IE)
  • Getz Single Family Residence Intermittent Power Failure – Urbana, Illinois – 1996 (IE)
  • Campbell Residence Electrical Fire and Primary Cable Explosion Urbana, IL – 1996 (IE)
  • Stockland Grain Elevator – Grain Silo Distribution Panel Fire – 1997 (IE)
  • Paul Single Family Residence Lightning Induced Fire, Monticello, Illinois – 1997 (IE)
  • Hoopeston Illinois Water Plant Instrumentation Failure due to Lightning Strike – 1997 (IE)
  • Crop-duster Severs High Voltage Line – 2014 (IE)
  • Residential Fire/Smoke Damage Investigation, Mahomet, IL – 2015 (IE)
  • Bowling Alley Service Connection Damage, Springfield, IL – 2015 (IE)
  • Strip Mall Retail Store Fire, Appleton, Arkansas – 2015 (IE)
  • Residential Electrical Fire, Colmar, Illinois – 2016 (IE)
  • Pickup Truck Fire, Sunman, Indiana – 2016 (IE)
  • Induction Welder Failure,Galena, Illinois – 2017 )IE)

Numerous other insurance and forensic investigations, most commonly to determine root cause.

Expert Witness – Current Ongoing Cases – Prior to Testimony

  • Employee Trip and Fall Injury – Indoor Lighting Controls Case – 2018 (P)
  • Concert Attendee Trip and Fall Injury – Outdoor Lighting Case – 2018 (P)
  • Building Occupant Injuries – Electrical Construction PCB Issues – 2018 (D)
  • Employee Shock and Burn Injuries from UPS/Electrical Outlet – 2019 (P)
  • Railroad Employee Double Amputation – Outdoor Lighting Case – 2019 (D)
  • Head Injury of Referee from Falling Lighting Equipment – Lighting Case – 2019 (P)
  • Contractor Negligence Dispute – Failure of LED Lighting Equipment – 2019 (P)
  • Auto-Pedestrian Impact Injuries – Parking Garage Lighting Case – 2019 (P)
  • Electric Shock Injuries on Residential Cooking Range – 2019 (P)

Expert Witness – Deposition Witness and/or Witness at Trial:

  • Milk Distributor – Route Driver Electrocution – 1995 (D)
  • Shopping Mall Shooting – Fact Witness at Trial
  • Lighting Contractor – Contractor Negligence – Liquidated Damages, Breach of Contract – 2004 (D)
  • 60 Story Building Security System Installation – Breach of Contract Claim – 2014 (D)
  • Fertilizer Manufacturer – Industrial Amputation due to Controls Failure – 2015 (D
  • Industrial Injury – Exploding 65 KV Electrical Equipment – 2016 (P)
  • Pedestrian Injured by Pickup Truck – Illumination Case – 2017 (P)
  • Substation Damage Following Crane Tip-over – Fire/Explosion Electrical power Case – 2017 (D)
  • Residential Light Trespass – Illumination Case – 2018 (P)
  • Youth Injury on Electrical Outlet – Electrical Case – 2018 (P)
  • Head Injury of Child from Falling Lighting Equipment – Lighting Case (P)
  • Electrocution of Electrician Working on Parking Lot Lighting Fixture – Lighting/Electrical Case (P)
  • Customer Trip and Fall Injury – Parking Lot Illumination Case – 2018 (P)
  • Contract Dispute – Witness at Deposition – 2018 (P)
  • Residential Electrical Fire – Multi-Origin Fire Investigation – 2018 (D)

Expert Witness – As Consultant , or Settled Prior to Testimony

  • Drake v Illinois Power, Single Family Residence, Utility Induced Fire – Champaign, IL – 1991 (P)
  • Cabot Chemical Manufacturing Corporation – Karbate Vessel Disintegration – 1992 (D)
  • Bidner Farm Steel Disintegration from Natural Gas Pipeline Cathodic Protection – 1997 (IE)
  • Industrial Scrubber Fire, Memphis, TN – Mechanical Component Failure – 2014 (D)
  • Double Electrocution, Wellman, Iowa – 7.2 kV Contact – 2015 (P)
  • Residential Contractor Quality Dispute – Construction Contract Claim – 2015 (P,D)
  • Municipal Reservoir Pumping Station – SCADA System Case – Tank Rupture – 2015 (D)
  • Trucking Company – Slip & Fall Injury – Illumination Case – 2015 (P)
  • 41 Vehicle Accident – Illumination Case – 2016 (P)
  • Man Lift Worker Electrocution – High Voltage Electrical – 2016 (P)
  • Electrical Contractor Breach of Contract Regarding Overages – 2106 (P)
  • Billboard Worker Electrocution – 2016 (P)
  • Worker Electrocution on Man Lift – Electrical Power Case – 2017 (P)
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant General Contractor Breach of Contract – 2017(P)
  • Motorist Fatality on Bridge – Illumination Case – 2017 (P)
  • Worker Fatality Due to Control System Failure – Electrical Control Case – 2018 (P)
  • Construction Worker Injury on Jobsite at Night – Illumination Case – 2017 (D)
  • Copper & Brass Manufacturer – Double Amputation – Illumination Case – 2018 (D)
  • Double Fatality in Construction Zone – Illumination Case – 2018 (P)
  • Employee Burn Injury from Electrical Outlet – 2018 (P)
  • Trucker Fatality in Parking Lot of Transfer Yard – Illumination Case – 2018 (P)
  • Worker Injury on Ski Lift – Electrical Control Case – 2018 (D)
  • Worker Electrocution on Light Fixture during School Construction – 2018 (D)
  • Worksite Metal Halide Lamp Outer Envelope Failure UV Burn Injuries – 2018 (D)
  • Residential Fire and Explosion from Gunpowder Deflagration – Fire Investigation – 2018 (D)
  • Cheer Event Trip and Fall Injury – Indoor Lighting Case – 2019 (D)
  • Rooftop Explosion and Fire – Wrongful Death Case – 2019 (P)

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