MEA Forensic is pleased to welcome Winnie Cheung to our accounting team in the Richmond, BC office. She is a recent graduate from Simon Fraser University.
Elvis Cepus and Heather Andrews attend the BC Society of Fellows Golf Tournament.
Mark Bailey and Heather Andrews attend the Women in Insurance Cancer Crusade ‘s Golf Tournament.
Dale Goudie and Brian Mac Giolla Ri attend the Canadian Association of Technical Accident Investigators and Reconstructionists’ 2010 Annual Conference in Winnipeg MB.
Brian Mac Giolla Ri attends the “Investigation and Inspection of Commercial Vehicle Crashes” course offered by the Institute of Police Technology and Management.
Jonathan Lawrence’s article “What Does An Expert Need From You” appears in the BC Paralegal Association’s Summer/Fall 2010 newsletter.
Alyssa DeMarco, Dennis Chimich, Gunter Siegmund and John Gardiner’s article “The Impact Response of Motorcycle Helmets at Different Impact Severities” is published in Accident Analysis and Prevention journal, Volume 42, Number 6, Pages 1778-84.
Brian Mac Giolla Ri receives his Ontario Professional Engineer designation.
Xaine Bhatia joins our team as our Business Development Specialist for Ontario. Xaine has over 13 years experience in business development, project management, and communication, in addition to a Masters degree from the University of Toronto.
California Highway Patrol’s (CHP) Major Accident Investigation Teams (MAIT) and several other law enforcement members joined our Laguna Hills office for training and crash testing. These multiple crash tests focused on bicycle impacts with motor vehicles.
MEA staff members attend the Orange County Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) August Meeting. Brian Mercer from Integro Insurance Brokers spoke on the “Total Cost of Risk: The Missing Link”.
Check Kam and Melinda Munroe attend the San Diego Defense Lawyers association presentation on “Deposing Experts: Cross-Examination or Just Locking into Opinions?”
MEA Forensic sponsors the Kids Konnected Golf Tournament which raises funds for the non-profit organization helping children who have a parent with cancer.
Jonathan Lawrence attends the Vancouver Island Adjuster’s Association’s 21st Annual Golf Tournament in Duncan.
Mark Bailey, Elvis Cepus and Heather Andrews attend the Canadian Insurance Claims Managers Association’s Golf Tournament in Surrey.
Vickie Norton presents the “Top Three Things a Commercial Airline Pilot Would Change to Improve Aviation Safety” at the American Association of Justice 2010 Annual Convention in Vancouver, Canada.
Navid Nastar and Melinda Munroe attend the Orange County/Los Angeles Blue Goose meeting.
Craig Wilkinson and Mathieu King attend the 9th Annual Cardiac Kids Golf Tournament.
MEA Forensic attendsr the 2010 Annual Charity Golf Challenge for the Brain Injury Association Sudbury & District (BIASD).
Jonathan Lawrence attends ICBC Kingsway’s Blair Kolinsky Memorial Golf Tournament.
Gunter Siegmund and Mark Bailey present to the BC Society of Fellows.
Jonathan Lawrence attends the CBABC/VBA 14th Annual Golf Tournament at the University Golf Club.
Jonathan Lawrence attends the 4th Annual Vancouver Island Chapter CIP Society of BC’s Golf Tournament & Dinner.
Dale Goudie judges the 73rd Annual National Truck Driving Championships.
Craig Wilkinson and Dennis Chimich present for the Canadian Defense Lawyer’s audioconference on “Using Forensics to Make Sense of Pedestrian & Bicycle Accidents”.
Dennis Chimich gives an interview for Calgary’s XL103FM radio regarding motorcycle helmet safety.
John Gardiner and Navid Nastar present at June’s Orange County Risk and Insurance Management Society meeting with Tom Phillips, Risk Manager for the County of Orange. Topics include slips, trips and falls and the risk of public hazards.
Vickie Norton and Melinda Munroe attend the Consumer Attorneys of California Women’s Caucus networking reception in Newport Beach, CA.
Navid Nastar attends the Loss Executives Association Conference held in Newport, Rhode Island.
Julie O’Brien, Navid Nastar and Dr. John Gardiner attend the America's Claims Event Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.
John Gardiner and Melinda Munroe participate in the annual San Diego Defense Lawyers Golf Tournament at The Crossings golf course in Carlsbad, CA.
Ryan Fix and Melinda Munroe participate in the Orange County Bar Association Charitable Fund Judge Kenneth Lae Golf Tournament held at the Pelican Hill Golf Club in Newport Beach, CA.
Elizabeth Hassan and Craig Wilkinson perform live helmet drop tests for Grade 3 students at the Community Safety Village as part of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) Bike Helmets on Kids campaign.
Craig Wilkinson and Dennis Chimich present “Using Forensics to Make Sense of Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents” to over 250 lawyers across Canada for the Canadian Defence Lawyers.
Dennis Turriff presents “Laser Flash Thermal Diffusivity Measurement of Automotive Aluminum Brazing Sheet Joints” at the 22nd Canadian Materials Science Conference at the University of Waterloo.
Dennis Turriff, and Mathieu King attend the Canadian Defence Lawyers Annual General Meeting.
MEA Forensic exhibits at the West Coast Casualty Conference in Anaheim CA.
Navid Nastar presents “An Analysis of Low-Cycle Fatigue in Steel Moment Frames” during the American Society of Civil Engineers Structures Congress in Florida.
Jim Bertoch attends the Institute of Police Technology and Management course in Oregon.
MEA Forensic sponsors the Orange County Paralegal Association monthly meeting, with Ryan Fix and Courtney Bridge attending.
John Gardiner, Navid Nastar and Melinda Munroe attend the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association monthly meeting presented by Hon. Randall J. Sherman and Linda C. Martinez, Esq. on the topic of Minor’s Compromises.
Duane MacInnis interviews for CBC Radio One’s “On The Coast” with Stephen Quinn to discuss motorcycle safety.
Elvis Cepus and Courtney Drury attend the First Annual Shoot for the Cure Golf Classic in Coquitlam. This event put on by the BC Insurance Industry raised awareness for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada.
Dennis Chimich presents at the Canadian Defence Lawyer’s Boot Camp II on Injury Biomechanics and how a biomechanical engineer can help one’s case.
Duane MacInnis is featured on AM650’s Cruise Control motorcycle radio show with Rob Collins.
Jonathan Lawrence speaks at the Crime Stoppers Training Conference in Nanaimo, BC.
Jonathan Lawrence attends ICBC Abbotsford’s Charity Golf Tournament.
Dennis Chimich and Heather Andrews attend the Trial Lawyer’s Association of BC’s (TLABC) Jury Trials Conference.
Duane MacInnis interviews with Victoria’s CFAX 1070 with Dave Dickson for Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.
MEA Forensic holds its Third Annual AR Summit. Twenty engineers from the three MEA offices gathered for an in-house technical conference at the Richmond office. The engineers participated in presentations, demonstrations and round-table discussions of the latest accident reconstruction data and techniques.
Brad Heinrichs teaches a PC-Crash course in Langley for several RCMP Collision Reconstructionists from all over BC.
MEA Forensic sponsors the student awards for Best Podium Presentations at the 6th Annual Northwest Biomechanics Symposium held at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Gunter Siegmund presents at the OIAA 2010 Out of Town Conference hosted by the Hamilton Chapter on the Biomechanics of Slips and Falls in Hamilton, ON.
MEA Forensic staff attend the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Spring Conference at the Westin Prince Hotel in Toronto.
MEA Forensic staff attend the Property Casualty Underwriters Club Annual Golf Tournament at the Hidden Lake Golf Club in Burlington Ontario.
John Gardiner, Check Kam and Melinda Munroe attend the Orange County Bar Association Spring Mixer at McCormick & Schmick’s in Irvine, CA.
MEA Forensic staff participate in the Combined Claims Conference annual golf tournament in Long Beach, CA.
MEA Forensic attends the Combined Claims Conference held at the Long Beach Convention Center from April 6th – 7th. Jim Bertoch, Navid Nastar,
Ryan Fix, Check Kam and Ross Hunter attend the conference.
Navid Nastar and Julie O’Brien attend an Orange County Risk Insurance Management Society meeting on Earthquake Updates.
Mark Bailey, Dennis Turriff, Navid Nastar and Melinda Munroe attend the Defense Research Institute Conference on Product Liability in Las Vegas, NV.
Brad Heinrichs leads the PC-Crash Workshop. This was a well attended, informative week of training in Los Angeles for a wide variety of clients.
Gunter Siegmund, Alyssa DeMarco and Heather Andrews attend TLABC's Intersection of Law & Medicine.
Duane MacInnis and Alyssa DeMarco interview for News1130 regarding the safety of motorcyclists getting back on to the road after the winter break.
Jonathan Lawrence, Ryan Fix, Check Kam and Dale Goudie attend the 2010 Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress in Detroit Michigan. Ryan Fix and Jonathan Lawrence present their paper titled “Front and Rear Car Crush Coefficients for Energy Calculations” (SAE paper number 2010-01-0069).
Dennis Chimich and Alyssa DeMarco publish an article in The Verdict (Issue 123) called “Injury Biomechanics in Sports & Recreation Cases”.
Andrea Ho receives her Professional Engineer designation.
Andrea Ho joins the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST).
Dale Goudie attends a 3-day SAE seminar in Detroit titled "Fundamentals of Heavy Truck Dynamics".
Shannon Kroeker joins MEA’s Richmond office. After attending Queens University and the University of British Columbia, in 2010, she completed her PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington. Her dissertation focused on the tensile mechanics of the neck and how these forces relate to spinal cord injury.
Kurt Ising is interviews with Hal Gardiner of XL 103FM in Calgary regarding motorcycle safety and the use of helmets.
MEA Forensic staff attend and sponsors the Canadian Defense Lawyers Law Clerks Annual Program on April 23rd at the Ontario Bar Association.
Jonathan Lawrence and Heather Andrews attend the Trial Lawyer's Association of Bristish Columbia (TLABC) conference on The New BC Supreme Court Rules.
Duane MacInnis announces his official return to the BC office after an exciting few years launching our Toronto office.
MEA Forensic welcomes Ashley Brodkin to the Los Angeles Office. Ashley will be working as a Project Coordinator for the Transportation group.
MEA Forensic exhibits at the 49th Annual Seminar for the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC).
Dave King presents at the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association (OCTLA) on “Experts: Who Do You Need & How Do You Examine Them?” MEA Forensic staff members attend, including Jim Bertoch, Navid Nastar, Ryan Fix, Check Kam and Melinda Munroe.
Julie O’Brien and Melinda Munroe attends a Legal Marketing Association (LMA) presentation on Digital Technology in Irvine, CA.
MEA Forensic sponsors the 3rd Annual Personal Injury Bar Plaintiff vs. Defence Charity Hockey Tournament in support for Shoot for a Cure to raise funds and awareness for spinal cord research.
MEA is pleased to announce that Heather Andrews has been promoted to lead MEA’s Business Development department in our Vancouver office. Heather has been a member of our Transportation group for the last four years.
MEA’s Vancouver office welcomes Nita Dun to the position of Project Coordinator. Nita has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Victoria in Geography, and has spent the last 5 years living in New Zealand.
MEA Forensic research quantifying the friction used by young, middle aged and elderly individuals while entering and exiting a bathtub/shower enclosure is published in Gait & Posture. This research was conducted in collaboration with Jim Flynn of J2 Engineering. Abstract http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20188564.
Gunter Siegmund presents research findings related to the friction used by young, middle aged and elderly individuals while entering and exiting a bathtub/shower enclosure. The presentation was part of the 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Seattle, WA, February 22-27, 2010.
Navid Nastar and Melinda Munroe attend monthly meeting of the Orange County Risk and Insurance Management Society (OCRIMS).
Dave King and Check Kam attend the Defense Research Institute (DRI) Trucking Law Seminar in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Navid Nastar and Melinda Munroe attend the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) 2009 Year in Review for Construction Law.
Check Kam and Melinda Munroe participate in a Mock Trial for the University of California, San Diego School of Law National Trial Competition.
Andrea Eidukonis and Melinda Munroe attend a meeting for the Forensic Expert Witness Association. The presentation was the Role of Paralegals to the Expert Witness given by Cynthia Mascio of Rutan & Tucker, LLP.
MEA Forensic participates in the EngiTECH Career Fair at University of California, Irvine.
Vickie Norton presents on “Captain/Dispatcher Joint Authority under Part 121” at the Lawyer Pilots Bar Association (LPBA) in Florida.
Navid Nastar presents on Earthquake Structural Damage for the Blue Goose Insurance Group in Los Angeles.
Melinda Munroe attends the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) Insurance Law Section Meeting.
MEA Forensic staff attend the OIAA 2010 Professional Development & Claims Conference on February 3rd at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
Craig Wilkinson presents at the OIAA 2010 Professional Development & Claims Conference on Vehicle Collisions with Pedestrians/Bicycles on February 3rd at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
MEA Forensic attends the Canadian Defense Lawyers’ 6th Annual Insurance Symposium on February 11th and 12th at the Ontario Bar Association in Toronto.
Dennis Turriff PhD PEng joins MEA’s Toronto office as a Senior Engineer in the Product and Property Groups. He has expertise in metallurgy and materials science with an emphasis on microstructural, mechanical, and thermal characterization of numerous metallic and non-metallic materials. This includes phase transformations during materials processing including welding, brazing, soldering, heat treating, plating, forming as well as failure analysis. Prior to joining MEA, Dennis was an instructor within the Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Department at the University of Waterloo.
Research into the validity of tribometer measurements for assessing the potential of slipping is published in the Journal of Forensic Science. This research was done in collaboration with Dr. Chris Powers of the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Research Laboratory at the University of Southern California and Jim Flynn of J2 Engineering.
James Bowler, Craig Wilkinson and Ryan Fix attend the CDR Users Summit in Houston (Jan 2010).
MEA sponsored the Robert A. Banyard Inn of Court Joint Holiday Inns Dinner. The dinner was attended by John Gardiner and Melinda Munroe on December 2nd at the Westin in Costa Mesa, CA. Author Vincent Bugliosi spoke on his book "Helter Skelter, The Manson Murders".
John Gardiner, Navid Nastar and Melinda Munroe attended the Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles (CAALA) Member Mixer in Beverly Hills, CA.
MEA exhibits at the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC) Construction Defect Seminar in Costa Mesa, CA. John Gardiner, Steve Yamashita and Melinda Munroe attend.
Vickie Norton, John Gardiner, Julie O’Brien and Melinda Munroe attend the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association Holiday Luncheon in Santa Ana, CA.
MEA Forensic sponsors the Canadian Defense Lawyers’ Law Clerks Ontario Rules Audioconference on November 16th, 2009.
Navid Nastar attends the 5th American Society of Civil Engineers Forensic Engineering Congress in Washington, DC on November 11-14, 2009.
Kurt Ising attends the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America’s Annual Conference in Seattle, WA, on November 16 and 17. Mr. Ising will present his paper. “Threshold Visibility Levels Required for Nighttime Pedestrian Detection in a Modified Adrian/CIE Visibility Model”.
Ismail El Maach, Pamela D’Addario and Lucy Zhao attend the Women’s Law Association of Ontario’s 90th Anniversary Gala at the Royal York Hotel on November 26th, 2009.
Navid Nastar PhD, PE joins MEA California’s office as a Senior Civil/Structural Engineer in the Product and Property Groups. He specializes in the field of earthquake engineering and earthquake damage assessment. Navid is also an adjunct faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Southern California.
MEA Forensic sponsors a hole at the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association's Annual Bench & Bar Columbus Day Golf Tournament held at the El Niguel Country Club.
John Gardiner, Ryan Fix, Check Kam, Julie O’Brien, Lucy Zhao, and Melinda Munroe attend the 1st OCTLA-ABOTLA Conference held at University California of Irvine. The topic of the conference was Courtroom Solutions for Today’s Lawyers with keynote speakers Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of UCI School of Law and Kenneth Starr, Dean of Pepperdine University School of Law.
Melinda Munroe attends Insurance Group Blue Goose International meeting for the Los Angeles/Orange County area.
John Gardiner, Navid Nastar, and Melinda Munroe attend the CAALA-ASCDC joint reception “Reaching across the Aisle” with keynote speaker Judge “Tim” McCoy of the Los Angeles Superior Court.