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October 2014 - Engineering News

MEA attended the Canadian Defence Lawyers, The Best Defense Conference in Vancouver, BC. Marcia Araujo and Brad Heinrichs in attendance.

MEA exhibited at the Trial Lawyers Assocation of BC's, Personal Injury Trial Tactics and Tribulations Conference. Dennis Chimich, Alyssa DeMarco and Marcia Araujo were in attendance. 

MEA sponsors a hole at the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities annual golf tournament at the Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.  Dave King, Bradley Rutledge and Lois Kirchhoff were in attendance.

MEA sponsors a hole at the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association annual golf tournament held at the El Niguel Country Club, Laguna Niguel, CA.  Jim Bertoch, Bradley Rutledge and Lois Kirchhoff were in attendance.

MEA sponsors a hole at the 1st Annual All Claims Invitational Golf Tournament held at the Coyote Hills Golf Course in Fullerton, CA.  Bradley Rutledge and Lois Kirchhoff were in attendance.

MEA is a program sponsor at the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association MCLE Seminar:  “Discovering Discovery” held at the Tustin Ranch Golf Club.  Dave King, Bradley Rutledge and Russell Gish were in attendance.

 

 

  

September 2014 - Engineering News

MEA exhibited at CLEBC's Insurance Law Conference on September 19th with Marcia Araujo and Mathieu King in attendance.

MEA sponsors a hole at the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California golf tournament at the Silverado Resort Golf Course in Napa, CA.  Jonathan Lawrence, Bradley Rutledge and Lois Kirchhoff were in attendance.

Jason Droll  presented on Human Factors – “Visual Acuity, Visual Attention and Vehicle Accidents” at the Inland Counties Association of Paralegals Educational Conference in Riverside, CA.

MEA Forensic exhibited at Canadian Defence Lawyer’s Boot Camp, with Pamela D’Addario & Xaine Bhatia in attendance.

  

August 2014 - Engineering News

MEA Forensic exhibits at the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles convention in Las Vegas, NV with  Gunter Siegmund, Dave King, John Gardiner, Jonathan Lawrence, James Bertoch, Jason Droll and Stephanie Bonin in attendance.

Pamela D’Addario & Xaine Bhatia golfed at the Women’s Law Association of Ontario’s Tournament at The Ladies Golf Club of Toronto.

Craig WilkinsonXaine Bhatia attend the Simcoe County Law Association Golf Tournament held at Blue Mountain Golf & Country Club.

July 2014 - Engineering News

Members of MEA Forensic's Injury Biomechanics Group gave two podium presentations and presented seven posters at the World Congress of Biomechanics in Boston from July 6 to 11. The research included bicycle and motorcycle helmet performance, computer modelling of concussion, validation of wearable sensors for measuring football head impacts, predicting human neck strength in three dimensions, quantifying neck vertebral alignment in rollover crashes, and evaluating neck muscle reflexes during multi-directional impacts. Dr.Gunter Siegmund also co-chaired two sessions of invited presentations focused on traumatic brain injury. 

Allen Bourgeois and Lois Kirchhoff attend the Orange County Risk and Insurance Management Society Chapter Meeting.

MEA sponsors a hole at the CICMA (Canadian Insurance Claims Managers Association) Annual Charity Golf Tournament held at Northview Golf & Country Club on July 25. Mark Bailey and Marcia Araujo in attendance.

MEA sponsors a hole at the San Diego Defense Lawyers Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Golf Benefit at the Rancho Bernardo Inn Golf Course in San Diego, CA.  Allen Bourgeois and Lois Kirchhoff were in attendance.

Allen Bourgeois and Lois Kirchhoff attended the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel seminar on “2014 Motions for Summary Judgment” in Santa Ana, CA.

Vickie Norton  presented "Pilot Duty of Care and the Role of the Human Factors Expert”  in the Aviation Law Section at the American Association for Justice annual meeting in Baltimore, MD.

Toronto’s First Annual Stampede Party was attended by Ken Iliadis, Travis Fricker and Xaine Bhatia at Grace O’Malley’s.

June 2014 - Engineering News

Bradley Rutledge and Cole Young obtain their Professional Engineer Designation.

James Bertoch and Cole Young attend the CDR Operators/System Analysis and Applications Class in Las Vegas, NV.

MEA sponsors a hole at the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel golf tournament at the Oak Quarry Golf Club in Riverside, CA.

MEA Forensic sponsors The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia Personal Injury Conference, June 12th, with Marcia Araujo in attendance.

Xaine Bhatia attends the OIAA Golf Tournament at Deer Creek Golf & Country Club.

MEA Forensic exhibits at Canadian Defence Lawyers’ Annual General Meeting at One King West.

Craig Wilkinson, Ken Iliadis, Ben Elkin & Xaine Bhatia attend the 10th Anniversary of the BIST/OBIA Mix & Mingle at the Steamwhistle Brewery.

MEA sponsors a hole at the CICMA Golf Tournament at Cardinal Golf & Country Club to benefit Camp Oochigeas,  Xaine Bhatia and Ben Elkin were in attendance.

Craig Wilkinson and Xaine Bhatia attend Music Heals 3 at The Hard Rock Café, Toronto in support of The Biggar Endowment For Muscular Dystrophy at The Holland Bloorview Hospital.

Pamela D’Addario and Craig Wilkinson attend the Polo for Heart event at Gormley Polo Club. 

Craig Wilkinson and Xaine Bhatia attend the Simcoe County Law Association Golf Tournament held at Blue Mountain Golf & Country Club.

May 2014 - Engineering News

MEA Forensic exhibits at the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association’s Spring Conference in Toronto, with Craig Wilkinson, Ben Elkin, Gunter Siegmund and Xaine Bhatia in attendance. 

Brad Heinrichs presented "The Basics of Forensic Engineering" at Canadian Defence Lawyers Bootcamp Seminar on May 22. MEA also exhibited with Marcia Araujo in attendance.

MEA sponsors a hole at the American Board of Trial Advocates golf tournament held at the Santa Ana Country Club on May 19th.  Allen Bourgeois and Lois Kirchhoff were in attendance.

MEA sponsors a hole at the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego golf tournament held at the Rancho Bernardo Inn Golf Course on May 29th.  Jim Bertoch and Lois Kirchhoff were in attendance.

Jim Bertoch and Allen Bourgeois attended the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association dinner/seminar. 

Allen Bourgeois presented to the UCLA ITE Student Chapter on Civil and Traffic Engineering

April 2014 - Forensic Engineering News

MEA Forensic sponsors the “Shoot for a Cure” Hockey Tournament in Toronto, ON.

Xaine Bhatia attends the Canadian Defence Lawyers’ & OTLA Young Lawyer’s Networking event at Spin.

MEA Forensic congratulates Pamela D’Addario on being awarded her MASc. relating to distracted driving (Human Factors) from the University of Toronto.

MEA LA hosted a tour of the office on April 30th for 38 high school students with the Vital Link Program.  Our team of engineers demonstrated fundamental principles that we rely on in order to do our analysis in a case. 

Ryan Fix attended and presented at the SAE 2014 World Congress & Exhibition on “Aligned offset impacts”.

MEA sponsored a table top at the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association dinner/seminar.  David King, James Bertoch and Allen Bourgeois were in attendance.

Vickie Norton and Mark Bailey attend the 48th Annual SMU Air Law Symposium in Dallas, April 3-4

MEA exhibits at the CAOIE-OCTLA Conference in Palm Springs April 4-5.  Allen Bourgeois, Bradley Rutledge and Lois Kirchhoff were in attendance.

MEA exhibits at the TLABC Brain Injury Conference in Vancouver April 4-5. Dennis Chimich, Alyssa DeMarco and Marcia Araujo were in attendance.

March 2014 - Forensic Engineering News

Allen Bourgeois attends the ITE Technical Conference in Miami, March 9-12.

Jason Droll, Pamela D’Addario and Matt Yanko attend the SATAI Conference March 14-15 in Laughlin, NV.

Dr. Ben Elkin obtains his Professional Engineer designation with Professional Engineers of Ontario.

MEA welcomes Peter Xing, Junior Engineer to the BC Transportation Group.

Dr. Tim Nelson obtains his Professional Engineer designation with the State of California.

MEA LA hosted a tour of the office on March 5th for 25 middle school students with the Vital Link Program.  Our team of engineers demonstrated fundamental principles that we rely on in order to do our analysis in a case.

David King presented at the Combined Claims Conference at the Hyatt Regency Garden Grove on March 4th on the topic “The Use and Admissibility of Black Boxes in Assessing the Severity of Low Speed Accidents”.

MEA exhibited at the Combined Claims Conference at the Hyatt Regency Garden Grove on March 4-5.  Jim Bertoch, John Gardiner, Julie O’Brien, Ryan Fix, Allen Bourgeois and Lois Kirchhoff were in attendance.

Kurt Ising and Marcia Araujo attend the 5th Annual Battle of the Insurance Bands presented by the Insurance Institute of BC.

February 2014 - Forensic Engineering News

Matt Yanko co-authored a paper entitled, "Driving with the wandering mind: The effect that mind-wandering has on driving performance, published in Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

Matthew Manjarrez attends the Public Agency Risk Managers Association (PARMA) Annual Conference in San Jose, CA.

Allen Bourgeois and Lois Kirchhoff attend the OCRIMS Chapter Meeting on “Cyber Risk: Insuring Network & Privacy Security Risk”.

January 2014 - Forensic Engineering News

Dennis Chimich co-chaired CLEBC’s day-long seminar “Engineering Evidence in Civil Litigation”. Dennis, Jonathan Lawrence and Jason Droll presented at this seminar for lawyers along with other experts, lawyers and a judge.

Jonathan Lawrence presented "Consulting Engineering" to a class of 4th year engineering students at the Univeristy of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

Craig Wilkinson & Felix Lee attend the three-day Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) Summit in Houston, TX.

David King, Jason Droll and Cole Young attend The Application and Analysis of Video in Collision Reconstruction with Case Studies, training at the Santa Ana Police Department, Santa Ana, CA.

Dr. Tim Nelson obtains his Professional Engineer designation with The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.