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Paul Jacobs
Forensic Audio, Video, Photography Expert
650 Blackwood Street
Sacramento CA 95815
USA
phone: 916-812-2508
fax: 916-922-5335
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Paul Jacobs provides Forensic Photography, Videography, Mapping, Visibility and Audio services to Plaintiff or Defense counsel looking for scientifically accurate event reenactments and documentation.

Mr. Jacobs collects data that is fair and accurate for use as demonstrative evidence, or to be analyzed by other experts. He typically works in conjunction with accident reconstructionists and human factors experts in controlled event reenactments of incidents. He has experience working with many other subject matter experts in other fields.

Mr. Jacobs has served as a police officer, then as a commercial photographer, and then under the mentorship of a well established and respected technical expert. He has worked extensively in mapping and 3D modeling as a technical consultant and project manager and has attended numerous classes, workshops, seminars, etc.

Litigation Support - Paul Jacobs has performed 1,000s of investigations related to vehicle collisions, deaths, and property loss / damage. Since moving to the private sector, he has performed photography, videography, audio, mapping, visibility studies and dynamic testing for civil cases involving vehicle and pedestrian accidents, trip and falls, defamation, property damage/loss, wrongful deaths and maritime accidents.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Forensic Photography - Image capture, editing, compositing, HDR, analysis, macro, aerial, rephotography
  • Forensic Videography - Video capture, editing, analysis, and enhancement
  • Forensic Audio - Recording, preservation, enhancement, and measurement
  • Forensic Mapping - Mapping and modeling of 2D and 3D scenes. Measurements of scene elements including topography, lighting, vegetation, and changes.
  • Visibility Studies and Analysis - Measure and document scene elements related to lighting and visibility including contrast, glare sources, occlusions, and anomalies.
  • Dynamic Imaging- Collection of data related to speed and movement.
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Tim Truwe
President
250 Hallock Drive, Suite 100
Santa Paula California 93060-9218
United States
phone: (805) 933-1389
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Petru Corporation is a full service land consulting company offering a full line of Title, Natural Resources, and Land services.

Incorporated in 1986, Petru serves the needs of the title, title insurance, oil, gas, mineral, geothermal, wind, solar, mining, environmental, and right-of-way industries; legal, engineering, subdivision, developers, and land planning professions; government; lending and trust institutions; water purveyors; utilities; real estate companies; and the individual and business communities.

Petru Corporation and Tim Truwe were featured on Enterprises TV, aired on Fox Business Network and were published in Black Gold in California, the story of the California Petroleum Industry and also in The Business Elite, Corporate America.

Consulting Services:
  • Title Consulting
  • Title Searching
  • Title Examining
  • Title Reports
  • Title Engineering
  • Title Insurance
  • Plot Descriptions and Easements
  • Map Drafting and Map Review
  • Property Inspections
  • Right of Way/Easements
  • Water Rights
  • Leasehold Estates
  • Oil, Gas, Mineral and Mining Consulting
  • Subdivision Map Act
  • Negotiate Oil and Gas Leases
  • Regulatory Consulting
  • Permitting/Regulatory
  • Title Insurance Underwriting Support
  • Title Insurance Claims
  • Due Diligence
  • Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Mining Claims
  • Timothy B. Truwe, President and Chief Financial Officer of Petru Corporation, is a Registered Professional Landman (#23542) and a Registered Environmental Property Assessor (#569045). He specializes in Title, Natural Resources and Land Matters issues and offers a full line of title, and land services.

    Background - Mr. Truwe started his career in 1973 in the title, resource, and regulatory industries. His career includes employment and training at Ticor Title Insurance Company (now Chicago Title Co.) as Title Searcher, Title Officer, and Title Engineer. He also worked at Ogle Petroleum Inc., as Assistant Land Manager in the Land/Legal Department. His responsibilities at Ogle included both onshore and offshore assets and the technical and administrative oversight of several thousand parcels of land and leases in excess of one million acres.