Intellex Acquires Expert by Big Village

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Expert Details

Fire Investigation: All Types of Fires

ID: 732017 California, USA

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Expert has investigated over 2,500 fires to date. He is licensed in California. He has three years' experience as a major city fire investigator and has 29 years' experience total in the fire service.

Expert has 21+ years' experience in the private sector. He has testified as an expert numerous times. He has been responsible for 18,000+ pieces of evidence in the past 21 years. He is recognized as a "fact finder, not a case maker."

Expert has reviewed numerous files for attorneys, federal and public defenders office, etc. concerning fire losses.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1988 Degree: Associate of Arts Subject: Fire Technology Institution: American River College, Sacramento, CA
Year: 2018 Degree: CV on request Subject: Fire Investigations Institution: John Miller Investigations, Inc.

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1998 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Private Fire Investigator
Expert's eponymous firm offers fire investigations, evidence collection, and storage. The company also serves as an examination facility.

Expert's company conducts case review for attorneys, insurance companies, and public defenders.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1980 to 2000 Employer: City of Sacramento Title: Fire Investigator, Captain Department: Fire Department
Expert served the City of Sacramento as Firefighter, Fire Investigator, Captain, and acting battalion chief.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1977 to 1979 Employer: U.S. Air Force Title: Firefighter Department: McClellan Air Force Base
Expert was a civilian firefighter with the U.S. Air Force for several years.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1972 to 1976 Employer: Air Force-Fire Dept. Title: Crew Chief, Firefighter, Dispatcher Department: Fire Department
Expert served in the U.S. Air Force as Firefighter, Crew Chief, Dispatcher, and Supervisor of extinguisher maintenance. Also served in Kunsan, Korea Air Force Base as a firefighter and dispatcher.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
1. International Association of Arson Investigators
2. National Association of Arson Investigators.1. 3. Northern California Fraud Investigators Association
3. California Conference of Arson Investigators
Licenses / Certifications
1. CERTIFIED FIRE INVESTIGATOR - International Assoc. of Arson Investigators
2. CERTIFIED FIRE and EXPLOSION INVESTIGATOR - National Association of Fire Investigators
3. CERTIFIED VEHICLE FIRE INVESTIGATOR - National Association of Fire Investigators
4. CERTIFIED EVIDENCE COLLECTION TECHNICIAN - International Association of Arson Investigators
4.CERTIFIED FIRE INVESTIGATOR - State of California Fire Marshals Office
6. California Private Investigators License

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has testified in several trials as an expert. In 2017 he was the only defense expert for a major insurance company being sued for $1.6 million. Received a unanimous decision in their favor. Plaintiff received 0.

Expert has participated in numerous depositions, including federal.
Training / Seminars
Too many to list. CV upon request.

Fields of Expertise

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