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Consulting & Expert Testimony

EAG Laboratories brings together technical experts, chemists and engineers for our scientific consulting and expert testimony services. From performing failure analysis to investigating industrial accidents to protecting patents, we put solid science and forensic engineering on your side.

Our materials science consultants and chemistry consultants work with companies, law firms and insurance companies. We offer impartial case evaluations, with specific answers to problems involving production materials, processes and industrial failures. Our services include:

Technical experts are also experienced with supporting companies confronting legal issues concerning:

EAG’s consultants are supported by our multiple laboratory locations, including California, Missouri, Minneapolis, New York and New Jersey. Our comprehensive analytical and materials testing instrumentation include chromatography, mass spectrometry, spectroscopy, imaging, physical testing and chemical characterization. Experienced scientists and engineers design independent investigations, often applying multiple techniques to address complex problems. We’ve consulted on projects involving airplane and helicopter failures, explosions, fires, food contamination, medical implant failures, and more.

Clients turn to EAG Laboratories for dependable scientific answers to legal challenges. Our knowledgeable expert teams offer investigative analytical chemistry and engineering for cases involving intellectual property, product liability and insurance. With over 50 years of experience, our outstanding reputation for analytical integrity, accurate testing, data interpretations and expert testimony has helped many client resolve legal issues.

From our locations formerly known as SEAL Laboratories and Chemir Analytical Services, our engineers and scientists have years of experience providing scientific consulting. They have worked on both product liability and patent infringement cases, providing design of investigations, testing, data analysis and expert witness support.

Our scientific experts include:

Arun Kumar, Ph.D.

Dr. Kumar has over 40 years of expertise in metallurgical and materials failure analysis, fracture analysis, corrosion/oxidation studies and materials characterization. He has presented testimony for cases involving failures of metals and other materials in aircraft, machinery, cars, motorcycles, consumer products and high tech products. Download Arun Kumar’s CV.

Albert Lee, Ph.D.

Dr. Lee specializes in custom synthesis, analytical chemistry and investigational problem solving. He has presented testimony in cases involving API synthesis, impurity profiling and replication of synthetic processes for intellectual property cases involving pharmaceuticals. Download Albert Lee’s CV.

Dana Medlin, Ph.D., P.E., FASM

Dr. Medlin has extensive experience leading multidisciplinary failure analysis projects in metallurgical and materials science engineering, corrosion engineering and biomedical engineering.  He has testified internationally as an expert witness in cases involving medical device, automotive, aerospace, heavy equipment, and marine applications.  Dr. Medlin is a Fellow of ASM-International. Download Dana Medlin’s CV

Carolyn J. Otten, Ph.D.

Dr. Otten designs and supervises project involving deformulation, failure analysis, contamination issues and packaging migration investigations. She has experience as a chemical technical consultant and expert witness. Download Carolyn Otten’s CV

Sya Ensha, Ph.D.

Dr. Ensha is a failure analysis specialist since 1974 with expertise in metallic materials, engineering plastics and brittle solids; such as ceramics and glasses.  With his background in both metallurgy and fracture mechanics; clients benefit from his experience in both industrial and legal cases to determine the root cause of failures. Download Sya Ensha’s CV

Erik Richman, Ph.D.

Dr. Richman specializes in inorganic materials synthesis, composite materials formulation, materials characterization, protocol and product development. He has special expertise in nanoscale material development. Download Erik Richman’s CV.