Author Archives: John Freedenberg

Addressing Myths and Advancing Science in Fire Litigation

Fire Marshal It is an experience common to fire litigators at trial.  The local fire marshal enters the court room, crisply attired in uniform and hat, ribbons and medals in view.  A stack of certifications attests to years of experience investigating hundreds, maybe thousands, of fires.  An air of detachment and neutrality conveys to the jury that he has “no dog in this fight.”  He calls it as he sees it.  If his findings align with your client’s interests, you have a powerful, often lethal, weapon to…

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