Alan Black, Seattle Office
Senior Forensic Engineer, PE, CSP | Bio | vCard
Alan Black is a Senior Forensic Mechanical Engineer and Certified Safety Professional with over 30 years of engineering, project management and safety experience. Mr. Black conducts technical investigations and research into the characteristics and causes of accidents related to equipment configuration, human interface, safety measures, conditions of lighting and noise, access control and accessibility factors. He provides technical support and expert testimony to the insurance and legal communities. As a former Principal Engineer for Walt Disney Imagineering, and Project Director for Universal Creative, Alan has extensive experience with theme park development and attractions safety programs including risk analysis and hazard mitigation. In his free time Alan flies charitable medical missions with LIGA International, The Flying Doctors of Mercy.
Accident Reconstruction - Personal Injury - Product Failure Analysis - Process Safety - Product Safety Engineering - Component Life Cycle Engineering
Ed Bonollo, Honolulu Office
Senior Fire Investigator, CFI | Bio | vCard
Edward Bonollo is an IAAI Certified Fire Investigator with an extensive background in both criminal and civil fire investigations. He holds both an Associate of Science degree in Fire Investigation and a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Service Administration. Ed has 39 years of experience in the public sector of fire service ranging from Investigator to Deputy Fire Chief. He specializes in all aspects of residential, commercial, and vehicle fire origin and cause determination, fire suppression, building inspections, code enforcement, and plan review. Ed provides investigation and expert witness support to insurance carriers and attorneys. Ed is knowledgeable about standard practices regarding fire scene excavation, evidence collection and chain of custody. He has received extensive training related to hazardous materials, gas, electric and incendiary fire investigation.
Fire & Explosion Investigations
Andrew "Drew" Paris, Seattle Office
Senior Electrical Engineer, PE | Bio | vCard
Drew Paris is a Registered Professional Engineer in Arizona, Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin who specializes in electrical engineering, electrical safety consulting, design, and failure analysis. His investigative casework experience includes product failure analysis, residential, commercial, and industrial fire and explosion investigations, heavy equipment accidents and failures, personal injuries, electrocution and electric shock investigations, and appliance fire and failure investigations. Drew brings to CASE an extensive background in electrical safety consulting. He has developed safety training procedures for industrial clients as well as inspected the design and manufacture of specialized industrial machinery. In addition to his forensic and safety experience, Drew has worked as a manufacturing and design engineer where he designed and tested custom and replacement current transformers for industrial, power and utility clients. He provides litigation support and expert testimony to law firms, insurance companies and manufacturers.
Danielle Murphy, Seattle Office
Mechanical Engineer, Ph.D. | Bio | vCard
Danielle Murphy is a Mechanical Engineer with background in mechanical engineering, thermal sciences and chemical engineering. She holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, and a minor in Chemical Engineering, from the Colorado School of Mines. Danielle uses her knowledge of heat transfer, fluid mechanics, materials, chemical and mechanical engineering in conducting fire origin and cause investigations, explosion analyses, heavy machinery failure analysis, accident investigations, material and product failure analysis. Her specialties include high temperature systems, ceramic engineering and processing, safety protocols, experimental apparatus design and fabrication. Her industry and research background includes green building technologies, plug flow reactors, underground pipeline gas flow estimation, and ceramic micro reactors for catalytic fuel processing. Danielle provides expert analyses, technical and litigation support to law firms, insurance companies and industrial clients.
Materials Testing - Product Failure Analysis
Chris Warren, Denver Office
Fire Investigator, BS-FI, CFEI, CVFI | Bio | vCard
Chris Warren is a Fire Investigator with over 10 years of experience in fire service, ranging from Forestry Technician to Deputy Fire Marshal and holds a Bachelors of Science in Fire and Safety Engineering with an emphasis in Fire, Arson and Explosion Investigations. Chris’s background includes extensive experience fighting wildland fires where he served in operations on controlled burns and suppression efforts, and aided in logistics for his crew members. In his role as Deputy Fire Marshal he was responsible for the enforcement of state and city fire codes including testing and inspection of power generators, fire sprinkler and alarm systems, underground storage tanks and hazardous material storage. As part of his role he conducted fire and life safety inspections in existing commercial and residential structures and reviewed new construction plans for the inclusion of applicable life safety features. Chris has received specialized training in fire origin and cause determination, fire science, wildland fire behavior and human factors as they relate to wildland fires specifically. He is knowledgeable about standard practices regarding fire scene excavation, evidence collection and chain of custody (NFPA 921).
Fire & Explosion Investigations