[A] pertinent consideration [in determining whether a theory or technique is scientific knowledge that will assist the trier of fact] is whether the theory or technique has been subjected to peer review and publication.
DAUBERT V. MERRELL DOW PHARMS., INC., 509 U.S. 579, 593 (1993).
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Engineering-Based Peer Reviews and Case Analysis
- Evaluation of professional standards of care by engineers and forensic fire investigators
- Exhaustive analysis of hypotheses based upon documented loss histories and similar fact patterns
- Foundational Issues for potential Daubert/Frye challenges Discovery of critical flaws and analytical gaps in Expert Reports
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- Information on vetting experts
- Trial strategy including foundational issues for potential expert witness challenges
- Preparation of exhibits
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We are committed to providing products and services to professionals who wish to learn about fire prevention and the analysis and investigation of fire events. The Fire Clue Network offers products and services for professionals in the fields of fire prevention, analysis and investigation.
The Fire Clue Network offers Kirk's Fire Analysis(tm) products such as podcasts, webcasts, webinars, and audio files that focus on providing information on fire prevention, analysis, and investigation.
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- And other training services
The Icove Ingram Group, LLC is a consulting firm specializing in the engineering-based peer reviews of expert reports prepared in fire and explosion incidents and the providing of executive training to its clients.
These peer reviews are specifically effective for evaluating expert reports prepared by engineers and forensic fire investigators for insurance companies, fire investigation firms, attorneys for plaintiffs and defendants, prosecutors, judges, and other entities.
The expert treatise, Kirk’s Fire Investigation, serves as the keynote resource for conducting these peer reviews, case analysis, and specialized training programs.
Rely upon the expertise of the Icove Ingram Group to meet the needs of challenging fire and explosion cases, consultations into case strategies, and training to enhance the skills of your expert witnesses.