News

January 2017

Brad Rutledge gave a presentation entitled "Film Thickness and Other Factors that Affect Tribometer Measurements" at the ASTM F-13 Workshop on Multifactorial Analysis of Slip and Fall Events: Implications for Forensic and Safety Professionals in West Conshohocken, PA. Dennis Chimich and Gunter Siegmund also attended the Workshop.

December 2016

Dr. Gunter Siegmund is collaborating with Dr. Chris Dennison (Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta) to validate the ability of a wearable head impact sensor (GForceTracker) to estimate tissue strains in the brain. This project is funded by an NSERC Collaborative Research and Development Grant and by Artaflex Inc. 

MEA Forensic exhibits at the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada 57th Annual Meeting in San Francisco with Bradley Rutledge in attendance. 

MEA Forensic attends the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association  Holiday Luncheon with Vickie NortonBradley RutledgeCole Young, and David King in attendance.

MEA Forensic sponsors the TLABC's Going from Bad to Worse: Secondary & Delayed Syndromes in the Medical-Legal Narrative Conference. Marcia Araujo, Alyssa DeMarco and Dennis Chimich in attendance. 

November 2016

Stephanie Bonin, John Gardiner and Gunter Siegmund published an article entitled “Dynamic response and residual helmet liner crush using cadaver heads and standard headforms” in the Annals of Biomedical Engineering  This study was done in collaboration with the Injury Biomechanics Lab at Duke University and the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Miami. A full-text, view-only version of the article is available here courtesy of the Springer Nature SharedIt Initiative.

MEA exhibits at the Consumer Attorneys of California Annual Convention in San Francisco.  David King and Bradley Rutledge were in attendance.

Steven Anderson attends the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association Top Gun Awards dinner at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach. 

October 2016

Ben Elkin and Gunter Siegmund published an article entitled "Whiplash injury or concussion? A possible biomechanical explanation for concussion symptoms in some individuals following a rear-end collision” in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. This study was done in collaboration with Dr. James Elliott from the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University.

MEA exhibits at TLABC's Litigation Update Conference. Brad Heinrichs, Peter Xing and Marcia Araujo in attendance.

MEA sponsors a tee at the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association Golf Tournament at the El Niguel Country Club in Laguna Niguel. Cole Young and Russell Gish are at the tee and Vickie Norton and Bradley Rutledge golf in the tournament.

MEA sponsors a tee at the All Claims (Claims Education Panel) Invitational Golf Tournament at the Coyote Hills Golf Course in Fullerton.  Tim Nelson and Lois Kirchhoff attend at the tee. 

September 2016

MEA Forensic exhibits at the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles annual convention in Las Vegas, NV with Dave KingJohn Gardiner, Steven Anderson, Bradley Rutledge, Tim Nelson, Russell Gish and Matthew Yanko in attendance.

Bradley Rutledge plays in the San Diego Defense Lawyers 2016 Golf Benefit Tournament at the Coronado Golf Course in San Diego

MEA is a sponsor at the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel San Diego Litigation Conference in Torrey Pines, San Diego.  Cole Young attends.

August 2016

Bradley Rutledge and Stephanie Bonin attended the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego seminar “Car Crash Triage 101”.

July 2016

Russell Gish and Stephanie Bonin attended the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association MCLE seminar “Improve your non-verbal performance in front of a jury” at the Tustin Ranch Golf Club

Cole Young attended the Law Enforcement & Emergency Services Video Association (LEVA)  “Forensic Video Analysis & The Law” training course.

Steve Anderson attended the CDR Operators & Analysis and Applications course in Connecticut.

June 2016

MEA Forensic sponsors a tee at the ABOTA Golf Tournament at the Mesa Verde Country Club in Costa Mesa. Steven Anderson, Cole Young, Bradley Rutledge and Lois Kirchhoff attend.

MEA Forensic sponsors a tee at the ASCDC Golf Tournament at the Oak Quarry Golf Club in Riverside.  Russell Gish and Tim Nelson attend.

MEA welcomes Brandon Tsuge to our Laguna Hills office. Brandon has a PhD in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Ben Elkin, Pam D’Addario, Ken Iliadis, Craig Wilkinson and Jana Sullivan represent MEA at the 2016 BIST Mix N’ Mingle to support brain injury awareness and research.

MEA Forensic sponsors a tee at the CICMA 2016 Golf Tournament at Cardinal Golf and Country Club. Jana Sullivan, Tom Flynn, Craig Wilkinson and Dennis Turriff are there.

MEA Forensic sponsors closest to the pin at the KW OIAA 2016 Golf Tournament at Ariss Valley Golf and Country Club. Jana Sullivan, Arianna McAllister, Craig Wilkinson and Tom Flynn attend.

Craig Wilkinson, Ben Elkin and Jana Sullivan are at the 2016 Birdies for Brains Golf Tournament at Lionhead Golf and Country Club. 

Pam D’Addario and Jana Sullivan attend the 2016 CAIW two day conference in Toronto supporting TIWA.

May 2016

MEA exhibits at the CAOIE/OCTLA Palm Springs Seminar at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa, Bradley Rutledge, Russell Gish and Lois Kirchhoff attend.

MEA is a table top sponsor at the CAALA/ASCDC joint seminar at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, Tim Nelson and Steven Anderson attend.

MEA Forensic sponsors a tee at the CASD golf tournament at the Rancho Bernardo Inn golf course in San Diego.  Russell Gish, Tim Nelson and Lois Kirchhoff attend at the hole, John Gardiner golfs.

Kurt Ising and Matthew Yanko present " Crash Test Dummies: Considerations on How to Defend Pedestrian Claims" at CDL's Paralegal Program May 6th at The Terminal City Club in Vancouver, BC.

MEA exhibits at CDL's Boot Camp "Basic Training for New Defence Lawyers" in Vancouver, BC. Marcia Araujo in attendance. 

April 2016

Bradley Rutledge plays in the Spencer/Gallagher Golf Tournament at the Maderas Golf Club in San Diego, part of the 2016 National RIMS conference.

MEA exhibits at the Trial Lawyers Association of BC "Soft Tissue Injuries: Building a Better Community of Practice" conference on April 1 & 2. Dennis Chimich, Alyssa DeMarco and Marcia Araujo in attendance.

MEA welcomes Troy Mithrush to the Collision Reconstruction team in the BC office.