Experience

Failure Analysis/Expert Witness Experience

  • Investigator for major tank linings failures in chemical tankers for Scandinavian owner operating 105 ships throughout the world. Settled in favor of our client.
     
  • Investigator/litigation consultant for American shipyard versus coatings manufacturer regarding manufacturing process of coating system. Settled in favor of our client.
     
  • Investigator/expert witness for railcar manufacturer versus coatings manufacturer regarding selection, application and curing of railcar linings. Settled in favor of our client.
     
  • Expert witness for barge fleet owner versus coatings manufacturer regarding selection, application and curing of Novolac epoxy tank linings. Discovery in process.
     
  • Investigator and expert witness in support of American coating manufacturer’s claim against raw material manufacturer regarding defective resin. Settled in favor of our client.
     
  • Expert witness in defense of major international coatings manufacturer and resin manufacturer against worker claim of health impairment due to use of epichlorohydrin in the epoxy resin. Settled out of court.
     
  • Investigator and expert witness for major international ship owner regarding massive tank lining failure in chemical carriers. Settled in favor of our client.
     
  • Investigator and expert witness for American citrus processor in claim against major coatings manufacturer regarding defective resins. Settle in favor of our client.
     
  • Investigator/Surveyor of tank lining failures on jack-up drilling rigs operating in Middle East and Southeast Asia. Prepared new maintenance procedures and specifications to correct problems.
     
  • Investigator/Surveyor platform coatings deficiencies offshore Southeast Asia. Prepared complete newbuilding and maintenance specifications plus qualification procedures for coatings suppliers.
     
  • Expert witness in claim by multi-national fabricator against multi-national coatings manufacturer regarding lead based coatings. Settled in favor of our client.

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