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Circuit Breakers Expert Witness


Expert Witness No.1310

 

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES PROVIDED

Electrical Contractor and expert Consultant, provides the Following services;

  • Site Inspections and Investigations,
  • Code Compliance
  • Fact-Finding Reports
  • Visual Exhibits
  • Depositions and trial testimony, for Electrically caused damage, injury and or Death.

KNOWLEDGEABLE ELECTRICAL SPECIALTIES

National Electrical Code Compliance
National Electrical Safety Code Compliance
California-High Voltage Electrical Safety Orders
Grounding and Bonding of Electrical Systems
High Voltage Utilities-Electrical line Contact
Bucket Truck-High Voltage Line Contact
Electrical Power Plant Wiring and Electrical Compliance
ANSI Standards -American National Standards Institute
UL-Underwriters Laboratories Standards
Electrical Patent Infringement
NEMA-Standards, National Electrical Manufactures Association
OSHA-Electrical Standards - and lockout / tag out of hazardous electrical

EXPERT HANDS ON CONSULTANT EXPERIENCE

Accident Site Investigations
Reviewed Depositions
Failure Analysis
Electrical Grounding Requirements
National Electrical code requirements
National Electrical Safety Code Requirements
ANSI Standards
Electrical Products Standards
Electrical power plant standards

ELECTRICAL HANDS ON WORK EXPERIENCE

2013 to 2017

  • Owner and operator of Michael Bellrose Electric, C10 General electrical contractor in San Francisco; California, industrial, commercial and residential electrical work, including being an electrical expert witness, giving testimony in many courts of law across the United States

1999 to 2013

  • Owner and operator of Private Co. Electric, General Masters Arkansas Electrical, Bentonville Arkansas, industrial, commercial, and residential electrical work, including being an electrical expert witness, giving testimony in many courts of law across the United States

1996 to 1999

  • Owner and operator of Private Co. Electric, General Masters Arkansas Electrical, Batesville Arkansas, industrial, commercial and residential electrical work including being an electrical expert witness, giving testimony in many courts of law across the United States

1994 to 1996

  • Owner and operator of a Private Co. Electric, C-2 General electrical Contractor in Reno, Nevada, industrial, commercial and residential electrical work including being an electrical expert witness, giving testimony in many courts of law across the United States

1982 to 1994

  • Owner and operator of Michael Bellrose Electric, C-10 General electrical contractor in Los Gatos, California industrial, commercial and residential electrical work including being an electrical expert witness, giving testimony in many courts of law across the United States

1982-Stanford liner Accelerator, Palo Alto,

  • California-Master journeyman Electrician

1981-Ray Scheid's Electric, San Jose, California -

  • Master journeyman Electrician-Union hall

1981-Sprig Electric, San Jose, California-

  • Master journeyman Electrician-Union Hall

1981- W W Kelley Electric, Pacheco, California,

  • Master Journeyman Electrician-Union Hall

1980-Valley Electric, Mt View, California,

  • Master journeyman Electrician-Union Hall

1980-Hill Electric, Sunnyvale California,

  • Master Journeyman Electrician-Union Hall

1980- T A Bailey Electric San Jose, California,

  • Master Journeyman Electrician-Union Hall

1979-1980-M D E Electric, Sunnyvale California,

  • Master journeyman Electrician-Union Hall

1974-1979-W Y E Electric San Jose, California,

  • Journeyman Electrician, non-Union

EXPERT CONSULTING EXPERIENCE

2017-Attorney for insurance company, Greenbrea, Calif.

  • Subrogation case, improper wiring of neutrals and grounds House electrical fire, on going case no disclosure

2017-Director of project management, Park Assist

  • San Francisco, National Electrical codes, involving low voltage class 2 wiring, City electrical inspections, and low voltage wiring for LED Lights, on going project no disclosure

2017-Attorney for plaintiff, Fair 0aks, California

  • High voltage electrocution case, public utility worker and local electrician, wired around breaker box entirely bypassing it. On going, No disclosure

2016-City Attorney Beaverton, Oregon,

  • Electrical safety and Compliance case, electrical permit program, low voltage class 2 wiring at signal light intersections, report written.

2016-Attorney for defendant Long Beach, California,

  • Representing PAC-Bell in the electrocution case, bucket truck high voltage lines, on going, No disclosure

2016-Product Development, Conyers Georgia, Air Conditioning assembly Patent,

  • UL certification on going no disclosure

2016-Attorney West Sacramento, California,

  • Electrical fire, Calistoga Hotel, on going Case no disclosure

2016-Sunnyvale, California

  • Development of electrical hardware, national electrical code on going, no disclosures

2015-Attorney for plaintiff, state of California Attorney General's office, 

  • Post secondary education complaint, involving electrical licensing complaint, trial set to give testimony, settled out of court in favor of Plaintiff

2015- Attorney for plaintiff, Los Angeles, California, 

  • Personal injury complaint, researched and reviewed national electrical codes, ANSI codes, and manufactures specifications regarding the installation of electrical cable tray installation and operation, testimony given at deposition, settled out of court in favor of plaintiff

2015-Attorney for plaintiff, Modesto California,

  • Personal injury complaint, researched and reviewed ANSI standards and manufactures specifications, regarding the safe operation of automatic doors, report written settled out of court.

2011-2014-Attorney for Plaintiff

  • Injury case, metal ladder in contact with high voltage lines in alleyway, electrocution, (5 men ) 4reports written, testimony given at deposition, settled out of court in favor of plaintiff

2011-Attorney for defendant, Memphis Tennessee

  • Attorney representing owners of Plum point power plant in Arkansas (750 mega watt) electrical wiring not to National Electrical Code Standards, 2 reports written, settled out of Court in favor of owners

2011-Attorney for insurance company, Hartford WI

  • Subrogation case, Electrocution case, at American Railcar in Arkansas, accidental death, Arkansas OSHA accident, grounding and bonding of raw metal car during manufacturing process

2011-2013- Attorney for plaintiff, personal injury complaint

  • Researched and reviewed ANSI and OSHA regulations regarding fork lift vehicles, and safe operation with workers in lift basket, 3 reports, written, testimony given at deposition and trial, settled out of court in favor of plaintiff

2010-Attorney for Defendant, Minneapolis, MN

  • Personal injury case, involving electrical products (circuit breakers) Settled out of court

2008- Attorney for Defendant Albuquerque, New Mexico

  • Personal injury case, researched and reviewed ANSI codes and Manufactures specifications regarding a hospital door installation/Operation, expert report review, site inspection, settled out of court in favor of defendant.

2006-Attorney for plaintiff Menphis Tennessee.

  • Personal injury complaint, researched and reviewed ANSI codes and manufactures specifications, regarding a automatic door installation at a target store

2006-Attorney for plaintiff, Oklahoma City, Oalahoma

  • Federal court case, Army core of engineers, wharf wiring on Federal Land leased by individual, improper wiring of Neutrals and grounds, leading to accidental death, settled out of court.

2000-Attorney for plaintiff, west Memphis, Arkansas

  • Personal injury complaint, researched and reviewed ANSI codes and manufactures specifications, regarding the safe operation of a automatic door installation/operation, testimony given at deposition and trial, settled out of court in favor of plaintiff.

1999-Attorney for plaintiff, Bossier City Louisiana

  • Personal injury complaint, researched and reviewed ANSI codes and manufactures specifications regarding a automatic hospital door 

1999-Attorney for plaintiff, Fayetteville, Arkansas

  • Personal injury complaint, researched National Electrical codes, and National Safety codes, for height limit of high voltage wires from ground, accidental death, truck in contact with high voltage lines to low to the ground, settled out of court

1999-Attorney for plaintiff, Anchorage, Alaska

  • Personal injury complaint, loss of limbs, utility worker on power line pole, researched National electrical safety codes, National Electrical Codes, OSHA lock out tag out regulations, report written deposition given, settled out of court

1998 Attorney for plaintiff, Oxford Mississippi, 

  • Personal case accidental death by fire, developed detailed report on comparative analysis of fire destroyed wall heater, residential fire, 2 complaints, settled out of court

1997-Attorney for plaintiff, Houston, Texas

  • Accidental Death, researched and consulted with attorneys, electrical utility codes, national electrical safety codes, OHSA regulations, and other evidence that was provided, this was an metal extension ladder accident involving a high voltage power line contact Settled out of court

1994-Attorneys for plaintiff, Salt lake City, Utah

  • Accidental Death, researched and consulted with attorneys, national electrical safety codes, OSHA regulations, and other evidence that was provided, this accident involved a large industrial plant, the main breaker 16, 000 amps, in the main distribution panel board exploded, and severally injured a maintenance man, settled out of court

1993-Attorney for defendant, Santa Rosa, California, 

  • Pacific gas and electric, accidental death, researched and consultation with attorneys, California high voltage orders, national electrical safety codes and OSHA requirements for bucket truck safe operation near high voltage lines, settled out of court

1992-Attorneys for plaintiff, San Francisco, California

  • Homeowners association complaint, researched and consultation with attorneys, researched National electrical codes, regarding original electrical construction on 100 condominiums, site inspection, researched and developed 2 reports on sub-standard electrical installations at many condominiums, settled out of court

1992-Attorney for plaintiff, Oakland California, 

  • Severe electrical shock, two site inspections, researched and developed detailed report based on UL standards, and national electrical codes for hot water dispensers in remote locations. after a second site inspection was performed, it was determined, that the disconnecting of the main electrical grounding wire at the service panel, was the cause of the severe electrical shock. Testimony given at deposition, settled out of court

1992- Attorney for plaintiff, San Jose, California

  • Pole climbing accident, site inspection, detailed written report reviewed California joint pole agreement, between pacific gas and electric, telephone and cable TV company, reviewed California high voltage orders, national electrical safety codes, and OSHA requirements, deposition and trial testimony given, settled in Favor of plaintiff

1992. Attorney for cross-complaint defendant San Francisco

  • California. Personal injury complaint, researched the national electrical codes and The Sate of California safety earthquake codes, as it applies to ceiling fixtures, in this case a lighting fixture fell from the ceiling, causing a severe injury, detailed report written, deposition given Settled out of court

1992. Attorney for cross-complaint Redwood City, California

  • This complaint was involving a swimming pool versa a reflecting fountain, and, if the wring and installation of ten pool lights, were in compliance with the national electrical code Standards, Written report, deposition given, settled out of court

1991. Insurance co, Soqual, California

  • Three detailed reports written, investigative failure analysis of power surges at three, mobile home parks, I found three defective main power plugs that were improperly grounded 1989. Attorney for plaintiff, San Francisco, California. This was a complaint pertaining to the original electrical work on 300 condominiums, site inspection, researched the National electrical codes, written report, and testimony given at arbitration and mediation services (jams) in San Francisco . Settled out of court

1988. Small claims court, Saratoga California.

  • Gave testimony for plaintiff, their was a miss wring of an addition to the back of an existing home in Saratoga, California


EDUCATION

1967 San Rafael High school, San Rafael, California
1969 Collage of Marin, Kentfield, California
1973 Columbia School of Broadcasting, San Francisco, California
1979. Electrician's Union local-332, Santa Clara County, California

  • National Electrical codes
  • National Safety Codes
  • California High Voltage Orders (go 95)
  • Motor controls and hookups
  • Grounding and bonding of electrical circuits high and low voltage
  • OSHA, high voltage and low voltage hookups

COMMUNITY SERVICES

1985 San Jose Opera Company

  • Delmas performing arts building electrical design and build, San Jose, California

1985 KCAT television station, Los Gatos, local Chanel 6

  • Electrical design and build, Los Gatos, California

1989 Loma Portia earthquake, Los Gatos California

  • I performed emergency services, for the Town of Los Gatos, and pacific gas and electric power company, two weeks, I disconnected, tested, checked, and re-installed, high voltage power lines, to residential, commercial and industrial meter main services and Re closers on lines.
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