Civil Litigation

What is the purpose of a deposition, what happens during a deposition, and what to expect if you're being deposed.

What are issue preclusion (collateral estoppel) and claim preclusion (res judicata), and how do they operate to prevent litigation and re-litigation of claims.

Information about the courtroom use of forensic computer animation, whether as an exhibit or demonstative aid, or as a reconstruction of an event or as opinion evidence.

What is an injunction and when may you seek one against another person or business.

How automobile event data recorder (EDR) data has been used in court, and how it may potentially be misleading.

What is discovery, what forms of discovery are available, and how to conduct discovery to obtain information from an opposing party.

How to determine if a lawyer you consult is the right one for your case, and how to negotiate a fee agreement.

Explaining statutes of repose and how they differ from statutes of limitation.

What it means for a court to enter a ruling that disposes of a case, and the importance of the date of disposition.

An introduction to forensic entomology, its uses and limitations.

What are the signs of an accidental versus intentionally set vehicle fire.

Describing the effects of material selection, design, process and service condition on plastic parts.

An introduction to computer forensics.

Outlining a model procedure for recovering evidence from a computer hard drive.

The process of finding evidence found in computers and digital storage media.

Tactics for admitting or challenging forensic animation.

Considerations for admitting or challenging forensic computer animation.

Discussing the forensic examiner's goals when examining computer data.

Describing how search technology can be made more intelligent to facilitate the location of desired information.

Use of NFPA 921 and failure analysis for fire investigations.

Describing common misconceptions about fire behavior and fire science.

Distinguishing vehicle arson cases from accidental fires.

The role of computers and interfaces in accidents.

Tips for finding and hiring a good lawyer.

How arc fault circuit interrupters can prevent house fires.

Detailing the causes of a bulkhead failure in a Florida port.

Describing the potentially catastrophic effects of a defective weld.

Acquiring, processing and leveraging magnetic evidence

Information on the present status of forensic computer animation, and probable future developments.

An introduction to the production of computer animation.