The Forensic Expert Witness

FEWA is excited about what we have planned for 2019 and want you to be part of it. Whether you’re a current FEWA member, an expert or consultant thinking about joining FEWA, or an attorney or legal professional who uses expert witness services--FEWA is here for you. FEWA is unique; as a non-profit organization, our goal is to provide professional development, ethics, and promotion of forensic consultants in all fields of discipline. Through education, peer-to-peer relationships, certification, and our online directory, FEWA teaches you how to obtain AND be prepared for your next job!


The Forensic Expert Witness Association is proud to announce a new member benefit launching in 2019. The Virtual Networking series will provide a platform for FEWA members to meet each other online and connect regardless of location. Experts will be able to discuss expert witness best practices, share experiences, provide referrals, and have the opportunity to build relationships with other members nationwide. The first installment of the FEWA Virtual Networking Series will be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 1:00PM PT.

Roughan & Associates at LINC
Arc & Line, LLC
FEWA Member Spotlight

Dale Paegelow is one of FEWA’s newest members and has joined the Florida Chapter. Dale is an architect with 50 plus years of education, training, testing and experience. He has extensive training in Fine Art, Interior Design, Architecture, Master Planning and teaches architects, engineers and home inspectors courses for their professional licensing requirements. He understands first-hand as a builder, designer and manager the administrative, physical, and legal issues of design and construction deductive arguments. Dale is very experienced in the technical, hands-on details of the design and construction industries. He has worked with and for federal, state, local and private organizations as well as numerous architectural, engineering and legal firms plus many private individuals, and has inspected tens of thousands of buildings of every type as a licensed design professional. 

To learn more about Dale, visit his FEWA profile. Please join us in welcoming Dale to FEWA!

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FEWA member, Rudy Robinson, III, MAI, shares his experience in this issue’s Member Editorial Corner. Rudy has over 40 years of experience in real estate and appraisal. Mr. Robinson became a real estate broker in 1971, a member of the Appraisal Institute in 1980, and he founded Austin Valuation Consultants in 1989.

Industry News

Being a social media practitioner allows you to utilize your skill-set in a variety of different ways. The traditional social media career used to include managing a brand account or working at a social strategy agency. However, as social media has expanded throughout all components of business, there are a plethora of ways to implement your knowledge-base.

In April, A citizen scientist named Barbara Rae-Venter used a little-known genealogy website called GEDMatch to help investigators find a man they’d been looking for nearly 40 years: The Golden State Killer. In the months since, law enforcement agencies across the country have flocked to the technique, arresting a flurry of more than 20 people tied to some of the most notorious cold cases of the last five decades.

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Gould & Pakter Associates LLC

Before you enter a suspected bomb builder’s lair you need to be wary of booby traps. The same holds true when you come across a computer that belongs to a suspected hacker, a pedophile suspected of storing or sharing child pornography or any other suspect.

At the Portland Police Bureau's North Precinct, Officer Jason Hubert is getting ready to fire a confiscated handgun into a thick metal bullet trap filled a thick sludge called snake oil. He's about to enter a bullet casing into the National Integrated Ballistics Information Network (NIBIN), a nationwide database of high resolution images of shell casings managed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Meet An Expert
Ted Simon, LLC
Toxicologist and scientist with expertise in risk assessment, mathematical modeling, statistics, neuroscience, and ecological health. 10+ years at the EPA. 15+ years of teaching and extensive public speaking. Consulting and expert witness experience with alcohol, DUI and dram shop issues, environmental risk, illegal drugs, pharmaceuticals, accidental poisoning, and intellectual property.
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Calendar of Events
Jan 2019
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm (PST)
Chapter Event: Northern California
Jan 2019
5:30 - 7:45 pm (MST)
Chapter Event: Arizona
Jan 2019
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm (PST)
Chapter Event: Orange County
Jan 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (PST)
Chapter Event: San Diego
Jan 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (PST)
Chapter Event: National
Cellular Networking Perspectives Ltd.
Complete Equity Markets, Inc.

Paul Gentosi of the Orange County Chapter and William Acorn of the Arizona Chapter were granted the professional designation of Certified Forensic Litigation Consultant (CFLC)™. By virtue of their qualifications as a practicing expert witness, they met the minimum criteria required of Certified Forensic Litigation Consultants.