Richard Ernest is an award winning Forensic Scientist and Consultant who has over 31 years of Experience in Analytical Criminalistics and Forensic Ballistics. During his career he has worked literally thousands of forensic cases, and testified hundreds of times. Mr. Ernest is one of a very few private forensic ballistics consultants in the United States. He also owns and operates his own independent forensic firearms laboratory. He has worked cases all across the United States. His clients include law enforcement agencies, district attorney's offices, civil and criminal case lawyers, private individuals, journalists, writers, educators and students.
Mr. Ernest has performed work on such notable cases as the Atlanta Murdered and Missing Children (Georgia vs. Wayne Williams), the Branch Davidian cases from Waco, the Texas Cadets Murder (Texas vs. David Graham and Dianne Zamora), the Miami SWAT case (USA vs. Acuna, et. al. - the Richard Brown case), and the Jayson Williams case (NJ vs. Jayson Williams).
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Solution Engineering Group is a multi-disciplinary engineering consulting and technical services company offering engineering investigation and analysis, customized and routine testing, accident investigation and reconstruction, pretrial and courtroom testimony. Their clients include private individuals, insurers, manufacturers, industrial processors, utilities, government, and law enforcement agencies and their representing attorneys. Chief Scientist/Principal of Human Factors and Safety, David G. Curry, PhD, CHFP, CSP, consults on all aspects of Human Factors, Applied Human Performance, Ergonomics, and Safety. He has over 30 years of experience working in accident investigation, product design and development, operational testing and analysis, and both laboratory and field research in the control / display, aviation, and surface vehicle arenas. Dr. Curry holds graduate degrees in Experimental, Human Factors, and Cognitive/ Perceptual Psychology, Industrial Engineering, and Business.
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Dr. Curry has published over 50 technical papers dealing with various issues relating to Applied Human Performance and Accident Investigation. He holds 4 United States patents and has or does serve as a member of national standards-making committees for a variety of organizations (e.g., ANSI, ASTM, and SAE.) Dr. Curry has been honored with receiving the General Motors President’s Council Award and a NASA Center of Excellence Fellowship among others.
Dr. Richard Troast, is the Principal for Troast Environmental Consulting (TEC). Dr.Troast is a recognized toxicology expert in assessing the risks of lead and other hazardouus chemicals to children and adults. Dr. Troast has successfully represented clients in both State and Federal District Court and has been accepted as an expert under both Frye and Daubert standards. Dr. Troast retired as a senior scientist within the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER). In the EPA program Dr. Troast chaired both the Lead and Asbestos review programs which provided technical oversight to localities conducting cleanup actions. He was the recipient of several EPA awards for outstanding contributions during his tenure with the Agency. . View Expert Witness Profile