Jason Young, BESc., MASc, PEng, is the President of Advantage Forensics Inc., a multi-disciplinary forensic engineering firm in Ontario with service across Canada and the U.S., including N.Y., Michigan, Ohio, Penn., Mass., Vermont, California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Missouri & Hawaii. Mr. Young is an outstanding seasoned expert in collision reconstruction, human factors, biomechanics, patent infringement, and waterparks with an exceptional track record at mediation and trial.
Our firm was VOTED #1 EXPERT WITNESS in Accident Investigation & Reconstruction in Canada. We have conducted thousands of forensic investigations with tremendous success at trial for our plaintiff & defence clients in:
Our team of over 30 experts and consultants provides the full complement of forensic, academic, research & courtroom experience.
Mr. Young is a licensed professional engineer and seasoned expert with over 20 qualifications at Superior Court level, over 20 publications, and 2500 forensic investigations with 1500 trial-ready reports over 20 years in Collision Reconstruction, Human Factors, Biomechanics, Patent Infringement, Road Design & Waterslide Design.
Mr. Young has a Masters in Biomedical Engineering and a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering, as well as numerous certifications and contributions to standards in these areas. Mr. Young has provided seminars to law conferences for over 15 years on these topics. Mr. Young is a long-time member of CATAIR, HFES, CARSP, and ASTM. See our website at www.aforensics.ca for additional information. We also offer the option of fixed file quotes GUARANTEED within 10%. View Advantage Forensics' Consulting Profile.
Harvey C. Voris’ entire engineering career has been devoted to the Fitness Industry. He has over 35 years of Fitness Equipment Design experience and has been issued 7 U.S. utility patents. Mr. Voris has a Bachelors of Science in Engineering from UCLA with a specialization in Bio Structural Mechanics.
Mr. Voris' Masters in Engineering is from Cal State Long Beach where he specialized in Fatigue and Failure Analysis. He has spent 21 years devoted to the development and promotion of safety standards for the fitness industry. Mr. Voris has authored numerous standards and has chaired the ASTM committee devoted to fitness standards development since 1995.
Litigation Support - Mr. Voris provides engineering analysis and accident reconstruction related to consumer and fitness products and facilities. His services are available to attorneys representing both plaintiff and defense. With 35 years of experience, a biomechanics background, and extensive experience in design and product testing, Mr. Voris speaks with authority on the following critical issues:
The four PhD and registered PEs at Miller Engineeringare celebrating 40 years of Professorships at three universities along with providing services to Government, Insurance, and Industry—through research, publications, presentations, and expert testimony. We have a dedicated office with a full time staff of engineers, researchers, and technical writers. The span of our collective academic and experiential expertise covers well the Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, Agricultural, Industrial, Human Factors, Ergonomic and Safety fields of engineering. The areas listed below are from actual projects completed in our 40 years of history.
James M. Miller, PE, PhD – Founder Dr. Miller is an Emeritus Engineering Professor at the University of Michigan. He has directly served in Washington originating several Federal OSHA safety regulations, and interacts regularly with CPSC regarding safety and product recalls. Dr. Miller often works on projects relating to compliance with occupational safety standards, provides upper management guidance on product design, recall and liability issues, and serves as an expert witness.
Mark R. Lehto, PhD – Co-Founder Dr. Lehto is a Professor of Engineering at Purdue University. He completed his Ph.D. in engineering at the University of Michigan, where he specialized inHuman Factors Engineering, in particular Warnings and Labeling. Dr. Lehto specializes in knowledge engineering, warnings and instructions, structuring expert systems, accident modeling, accident statistical analysis, consumer product safety, boating safety, in-field national surveys of product usage, and product information effectiveness.
David R. Clark, PE, PhD – Co-Founder Dr. Clark is an Emeritus Engineering Professor at Kettering University. He was an engineering PhD graduate from the University of Michigan, where he specialized in human factors engineering and system safety analyses. He has a special expertise in electrical fire- and explosion-related accidents, and has extensive experience working for loss control companies, performing over 150 fire origin and cause investigations in the past few years.
Adam M. Olshove, PE, MSE – Engineering Manager Mr. Olshove has over 10 years of experience providing consulting services to industry and the legal profession. He holds an MS in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on control systems and battery modeling (2019), and a BS in Mechanical Engineering (2012), both from the University of Michigan. He has performed dozens of on-site investigations nationwide in relation to consumer product design and industrial accidents, including failure analysis and testing.
Jeffrey D. Rupp, MSE– Engineering Associate Mr. Rupp has a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan and a MS in systems engineering and engineering management from Wayne State University. Among his company affiliates is 26 years with Ford Motor Company and Volvo Car Corporation, where he was involved in crash development and crash sensing calibrations.
Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomics for Engineers, Second Edition presents and integrates important methods and tools used in the fields of Industrial Engineering, Human Factors and Ergonomics to design and improve jobs, tasks and products. It presents these topics with a practical, applied orientation suitable for engineering undergraduate students.
Emphasizing customer oriented design and operation, Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomics for Engineers explores the behavioral, physical, and mathematical foundations of the discipline and how to apply them to improve the human, societal, and economic well being of systems and organizations.
Dr. Michelle Wolpov is an Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy Expert with over 35 years of experience in her field. Dr. Wolpov is a licensed Physical Therapist, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College (Ithaca, NY 1987), a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy (DPT) from EIM Institute of Health Professions (2011), and a master’s degree in business (MBA). She has treated patients in her own outpatient orthopedic and sports physical therapy practice founded in 2002 and located in Manalapan, NJ.
Litigation Support - Dr. Wolpov has worked as an Expert Witness in the field of Physical Therapy for both plaintiff and defense attorneys in over 26 states, and has handled over 200 cases since 2005. Offerings include: litigation consulting, standards of care, research and investigative activities, affidavits of merit, opinion reports, expert witness testimony and depositions, and court appearances.
Areas of Expertise:
Physical Therapy Standards of Care
Physical Therapist Negligence
Physical Therapy Malpractice
Orthopedic Physical Therapist Negligence
Personal Trainer Negligence
State Practice Acts
Physical Therapy Code of Ethics
APTA Guide to Physical Therapy Practice
Slip and Fall Injuries
Gym / Fitness Injuries
Utilization of Equipment & Therapeutic Modalities
Scope of Practice Issues
Physical Therapy Fraud
Physical Therapist Fraud
Billing and Coding
Use of Marketing and Advertising
Health and Safety Issues
Healthcare Utilization Management
Dr. Wolpov has worked in various types of clinical settings including hospitals, home care, assisted living, and sub-acute care, with the majority of time spent in outpatient facilities. More specifically, she has worked with patients of all ages, having orthopedic and sports injuries, to those suffering from neurological conditions, or who have had a work or motor vehicle related injury.
Dr. Wolpov has written many policies and procedures on the safe handling of post-op patients, and has reviewed best practices for rehabilitation of patients following orthopedic surgery. In addition, she has been closely affiliated with the Hospital for Special Surgery as part of their Rehab Network.
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Douglas Baumgarten, M.S., offers consulting and expert witness services related to Fitness, Health Clubs, Exercise Equipment, Personal Training and Sports. Mr. Baumgarten is a graduate of Harvard University and California University of Penna. (M.S. Exercise Science). He is a certified Health/Fitness Director (Amer. Coll. of Sports Medicine), Performance Enhancement Specialist, Medical Exercise Specialist, Bike Fitter, cycling coach, and baseball/softball official. He is a former Adjunct Professor of Health and Fitness Management at Marymount University.
Mr. Baumgarten has over 40 years in the fitness industry, as personal trainer, manager, consultant, equipment dealer, President of a large fitness company, and owner of SportFit Consulting. He has contributed to Fitness Management magazine, Boardroom magazine, Club Management magazine, and other publications.
Litigation Support - Mr. Baumgarten has over 18 years of experience as a legal expert, on cases from equipment accidents to health club employee conduct. He works with both plaintiffs and defendants, and has testified in federal, state, civil and criminal courts. Douglas Baumgarten has the experience and expertise to assist in cases involving:
Every club struggles with safety and liability issues. In addition to OSHA, state, and local regulations governing employee safety, clubs must take every reasonable precaution to protect their members from harm – while still offering a satisfying service experience