● Completed the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) courses on fire and explosion
earned 2 engineering degrees, Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering, and took additional post-degree Engineering coursework, with coursework in:
● over 40 years of engineering experience since receiving the Masters of Engineering degree
- Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
- National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
- American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
- American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASABE)
- American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
- Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
- National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
- National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE)
- International Code Council (ICC), formerly Building Officials & Code Administrators International (BOCA)
- elected to Sigma Pi Sigma National Physics Scholastic Honor Society
- elected to Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Scholastic Honor Society
- elected to Sigma Xi National Research Honor Society
- recipient of a National Science Foundation Grant for Undergraduate Research
- recipient of a NASA Fellowship for Graduate Study
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Engineering Education and Qualifications of James D. Madden, P.E.
Post-Degree college coursework in Engineering and related fields by James D. Madden, P.E.
Seminars and Short Courses, Continuing Education taken by James D. Madden, P.E.
Recognition of Senior Forensic Engineer James D. Madden. P.E.
Current Membership in Technical Organizations - James D. Madden. P.E.
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Engineering Experience of James D. Madden, P.E.
● completed over 1000 cases
Consultation with James D. Madden, PE, a Professional Engineer, and Forensic Engineering
Consulting and Testifying Expert Witness, is available to the client at all times during the work,
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and any other work on the case.
Over the last 30 years we have regularly worked on accidents which occurred in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, New York and nearby, including inspections of accident sites, equipment, and facilities, with reports and testimony. During these 30 years we have also worked on accidents which occurred in other states, and equipment and facilities located in other states, with inspections of accident sites, equipment, and facilities, from Kansas and Utah to Vermont and North Carolina, with reports and testimony for these accidents, when applicable.
Geographic Area of Work - North America
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James D. Madden, P.E., while performing Forensic Engineering work full-time for over the last 30 years, for both plaintiff and defendant, has to date:
● written and issued over 600 reports
● testified in over 90 depositions
● written and issued over 60 affidavits
● testified in over 75 trials
● earned Professional Engineers license (P.E.) by taking:
the National Council of Engineering Examiners' (NCEE) examination in Fundamentals of Science and Engineering
● last 30 years of engineering practice has been in forensic engineering
● Vehicle Lamp Examination, covering collision damage interpretation (3 days)
● Motorcycle Accident Reconstruction (2 days)
● Computer-Assisted Traffic Accident Reconstruction (1 week)
● Continued Case Studies in Traffic Accident Reconstruction (1 week)
● Traffic Accident Reconstruction (2 weeks)
● Vehicle Dynamics (1 week)
● Attended engineering seminars presented by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers
Forensic Engineering Work by Senior Forensic Engineer James D. Madden, P.E.
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Coursework taken by James D. Madden, P.E., at Northwestern University Traffic Institute and
Northwestern University Center for Public Safety
the National Council of Engineering Examiners' (NCEE) examination in Principles and Practices of Engineering in:
designated a Diplomate Forensic Engineer through the National Academy of Forensic Engineers under the auspices and guidelines of the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB)
the 15 1/2 years of engineering practice before the start of the forensic practice was in engineering design and construction assistance
initial 1 1/2 years of engineering practice was in industrial operations, with continuing intermittent industrial operations after the initial 1 1/2 years in periods up to 3 months at a time
At the start of forensic work, completed refresher and additional post-degree college credit coursework and continuing education coursework in:
James D. Madden, P.E. earned Certificates of Successful Completion in 10 courses, over 9 1/2 weeks, in the Traffic Accident Investigation and Reconstruction program at Northwestern University Traffic Institute / Center for Public Safety, including:
Attended the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) seminars on traffic accident investigation and reconstruction and product liability
Regularly attend additional technical courses and seminars each year as part of fulfilling the Continuing Education Requirement for the Professional Engineer's License
● Crash Data Retrieval (CDR)* Technician 1 & 2 Certification (2 days)
● Crash Data Retrieval (CDR)* Data Analyst Certification (1 week)
Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) is the term for the retrieval of crash data, pre-crash data, and other recorded data from passenger cars, SUVs and light trucks using a specific software and hardware system designed for this purpose. This system was originally designed by Vetronix, and later acquired by Bosch. The system has been and is expanded regularly. The system was designed in conjunction with vehicle manufacturers, with involvement by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA). This system accesses selected control modules in many vehicles for the crash and event related data. This data is recorded on the Event Data Recorders (EDR) associated with Airbag Control Modules (ACM), Powertrain Control Modules (PCM) or Roll-over Sensors (ROS) in these vehicles. This data is retrieved either directly from the modules or through the Diagnostic Link Connector (DLC), using equipment specifically designed for this purpose. The data available, and its source, varies by vehicle manufacturer, vehicle model, and model year. Data is not currently available from all covered vehicle classes. The specific components of vehicles associated with Crash Data Retrieval, and the names and acronyms assigned to these components, can vary by vehicle manufacturer.
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Madden Accident Analysis & Forensic Engineering, through its Senior Forensic Engineer, James D. Madden, P.E., a licensed professional engineer, has performed Accident Investigations, Engineering Analyses and Accident Reconstructions for accidents, incidents and cases in the metropolitan areas of Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Toledo, Warren, Youngstown, Mansfield, Columbus, Dayton, Cincinnati, Lima, Findlay, Marietta and Steubenville, as well elsewhere throughout Ohio, and the metropolitan areas of Pittsburgh and Erie, as well as elsewhere throughout western and central Pennsylvania, and the metropolitan areas of Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Flint and Port Huron, as well as elsewhere in southern Michigan, and the metropolitan areas of Buffalo and Syracuse, as well as elsewhere in western and central New York state. In many of these areas James D. Madden, P.E. has provided expert reports and testified in the capacity of an Expert Witness in court proceedings, including depositions, arbitrations and/or trials.
Madden Accident Analysis & Forensic Engineering, through its Senior Forensic Engineer James D. Madden, P.E., is available for Accident Investigations, Engineering Analyses, Accident Reconstructions, and testimony in deposition, arbitration and trial, for cases located throughout North America.
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Madden Accident Analysis & Forensic Engineering, through its Senior Forensic Engineer, James D. Madden, P.E., a licensed professional engineer, has performed Accident Investigations, Engineering Analyses and Accident Reconstructions routinely for accidents, incidents and cases located in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and New York, in the technical areas which are noted in this website, as well as providing expert reports and testifying in court proceedings in these states in the capacity of an Expert Witness, including depositions, arbitrations and/or trials, with Forensic Engineering work also performed in, and/or for cases in, Illinois, Maryland, North Carolina, Vermont, Kansas and Utah, with testimony in court in Kansas.
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