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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
The Forensic Expert Witness Association is proud to announce the creation of the FEWA Education Committee. We invite you to please fill out the brief FEWA Education Survey to indicate your interest in participating in the FEWA Education Committee and FEWA's Online Programs and your interest to present a FEWA Virtual Academy presentation in the future.
Mike Schultz, P.E. is one of FEWA’s newest members and has joined the Houston Chapter. He is an environmental engineer and consultant based in Houston, Texas with more than 30 years of environmental experience in private practice. He has worked on a variety of projects ranging from Superfund sites to permitted RCRA and municipal solid waste facilities to commercial retail properties and oilfield sites. To learn more about Mike, visit his FEWA profile. Please join us in welcoming Mike to FEWA!
The Forensic Expert Witness Association is proud to announce the creation of the FEWA Education Committee. The Education Committee will ensure FEWA members receive programing that is engaging and relevant for expert witnesses. Contact the FEWA National Office to learn more about the Education Committee and to volunteer!
David J. Brotman, FAIA, is one of FEWA’s newest members and has joined the Arizona Chapter. He is an accomplished Senior Executive with a proven career and solid experience in all aspects of Architectural and Engineering Firm Management, including project management, profit and loss, business development, mergers and acquisitions, sales and marketing, and strategic planning. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, with fifty years of practical experience.