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New Member Spotlight- Benjamin Taylor

Benjamin Taylor is a new member of FEWA's Houston Chapter.

Benjamin earned a B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and a M.E. Degree in Civil Engineering from The University of Texas at Arlington. Benjamin performed structural analysis in the aerospace industry for 8 years. In late 2016, he transitioned to forensic civil/structural engineering at Haag Engineering Co. He evaluates various structural features including roofing, framing, and foundations. Benjamin is licensed in 11 states and Puerto Rico. 


To learn more about Benjamin, visit his FEWA Profile! Please join us in welcoming Benjamin to FEWA!


New Member Spotlight - Cassie Oates

Cassie Oates is a new member of FEWA's Los Angeles Chapter.

Cassie Oates is a subcontractor consultant for expert witnesses nationwide. She has 20 years of experience as a small business owner and frontline administrator working in fields as varied as hospitality, accounting, and video game development. That experience gives Ms. Oates insight into the way people learn and respond to change in their environment. She collaborates well with even the most challenging expert personalities.


To learn more about Cassie, visit her FEWA Profile! Please join us in welcoming Cassie to FEWA!

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Congratulations! FEWA Members Earn CFLC Recertification

FEWA congratulates FEWA Members who have achieved Certified Forensic Litigation Consultant (CFLC) recertification! CLFC certified consultants completed ongoing certification requirements in order to maintain certification, including taking and passing the CFLC Qualification Exam. The CFLC is granted exclusively to FEWA Professional members who have met the eligibility criteria established requiring significant participation in FEWA activities and completion of education courses in the subjects of forensic analysis, litigation consulting and expert witnessing.

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Only a Handful of Seats Remain for the FEWA National Conference, April 26-27!

Register now before it’s too late. We expect the 2019 Conference to sell out! Attendees can look forward to two days of unparalleled and advanced educational programming.

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New Member Spotlight - Bret Russell

Bret Russell is a new member of FEWA's Orange County Chapter

Bret Russell has over 40 years of experience in Fire, EMS and Emergency Management, with specialties in Fire Origin and Cause Investigation.

In the fire forensic sciences area, Bret is a research and testifying expert. His clients include fire departments, public defenders, private legal firms, insurance companies and is experienced in both plaintiff and defense cases. He is experienced as a court appointed expert. Bret has designed and led workshops and classes in fire investigation, examination of fire reports, interpretation of data, witness testimony, root cause and causation analysis, presentation of case reviews, research and develop, alternate theories and trial preparation.

To learn more about Bret, visit his FEWA Profile! Please join us in welcoming Bret to FEWA! 

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FEWA National Conference to Offer Dynamic Programming Geared towards Empowering Female Expert Witnesses

Female Expert Witnesses can be viewed and treated differently than their male counterparts by judges, juries, attorneys, and paralegals. The FEWA National Conference will offer specialized programming for female expert witnesses, with a focus on being an effective expert and empowering male expert witness colleagues to work with them.

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FEWA Houston Chapter Congratulates Speakers on New Appointments!

The FEWA Houston Chapter would like to congratulate previous chapter speakers on their new court appointment and nomination! Justice Brett Busby of the 14th Court of Appeals has been appointed to the Texas Supreme Court. Former Texas Supreme Court Justice, Jeff Brown, has been nominated by President Trump to serve on the Federal Bench. Congratulations to the FEWA Houston Chapter speakers!

 

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If You Are Thinking About Attending the Conference, Now is the Time To Register!

Registration is filling up for the FEWA 2019 National Conference, April 26-27 in San Francisco! This year’s two-day conference will provide advanced training skills for all levels and disciplines of experts and forensic consultants. The conference programming is strategically broken out to cover the nuts and bolts of being an expert (day one) and getting down to business and actually doing the job (day two.) Reserve your seat today before it’s sold out!

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New Member Spotlight - Edmond Provder

Edmond Provder is a new member of FEWA’s Florida Chapter. Mr. Provder is a Vocational Expert and Certified Life Care Planner providing nationwide expert services to Defendants and Plaintiffs. He is the founder and president of Occupational Assessment Services, Inc., a published author of multiple articles, and is regarded as an expert in determining Employability and Earning Capacity, as well as long term medical needs and costs. He is a certified rehabilitation counselor, Diplomate of the American Board of Vocational Experts and Certified Life Care Planner who has provided services for the severely disabled since 1973.

To learn more about Edmond, visit his FEWA profile. Please join us in welcoming Edmond to FEWA!

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FEWA's Dallas Chapter Represented at Dallas Bar Association Event

On February 12, members of our Dallas Chapter attended a local Dallas Bar Association New Member Welcome Fiesta to welcome newly licensed attorneys to the Dallas legal community as well as give them an opportunity to mix, mingle and learn more about associations and services like FEWA. There were over 250 lawyers in attendance, including members of our sponsor Law Firms, Officers and Directors of the Dallas Bar Association Board of Directors and affiliate/sister bar associations. This was a great opportunity for the Dallas Chapter to spread the awareness of FEWA, our members, and your expertise! 

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