Hands-on expert witness in automotive, heavy truck, and general equipment. Approximately 40 years of experience and some of the highest automotive/heavy truck certifications in the nation. Fluent in all technologies found bumper-to-bumper. Four-level ASE Master Certification and Instructor accreditation at the manufacturer level. Experience as Field Service Engineer and Instructor for major automobile manufacturer.
Excellent skill level in investigating and troubleshooting vehicle, heavy truck, and equipment fires. Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator and Vehicle Fire Investigator. Author of the book Automotive Fire Analysis: An Engineering Approach. Holds copyrights to only presentation on Investigating Automotive Arson in nation. Currently commissioned by the SAE to write a book on the subject of Battery Fire.
Areas of expertise: Vehicle fire, vehicle arson, theft fraud, organized crime collision fraud, body and frame inspections, product failure, tires, electrical and electronics (taught basic and advanced courses to automotive engineers), all types of brake systems, hydraulics, pneumatic systems, SRS/TCS/SCS, steering, body shop repairs and body repair fraud. Experience in handling large loss, fraud, arson, and subrogation claims. Also handles "standard of care" cases for automotive and heavy truck repair cases.
Approved expert for Superior Court testimony in both criminal and civil cases. See Company website: www.barnettautomotiveengineering.com for further information. Numerous attorney references