Metallurgist and metallurgical engineer consultant, Dr. R. Craig Jerner has assisted injured parties, defendants, insurers and attorneys for over 45 years. As a metallurgical consultant Dr. Jerner is known for giving a complete and thorough incident or accident evaluation. Dr. Jerner often is requested to assist in evaluating metallurgical failure analysis in litigation and pre-litigation matters. When required, Dr. Jerner will give expert witness testimony. Dr. Jerner has more than 45 years of training, experience and has the ability to explain complex accidents and metallurgical failures using simple terms and commonly understood analogies.
Dr. Jerner has conducted more than 1,600 failure analyses and accident investigations and has given approximately 300 depositions and expert witness testimony in State and Federal Courts. As a metallurgist and metallurgical consultant, Dr. Jerner's extensive list of clients includes both defendant and plaintiff investigations with a ratio of approximately one to one. – VITAE
As a widely recognized metallurgist and metallurgical engineering consultant, Dr. Jerner has also served as a metallurgical engineering and metal consultant to the United States Coast Guard (USCG), National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), U.S. Department of Labor (OSHA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). He has testified as a metallurgist and metallurgical engineering expert witness before several federal agency Boards of Inquiry.
Dr. Jerner's philosophy is to investigate all evidence in order to determine the most probable accident scenario consistent with available physical evidence and developed data/test results.