Brian Henry joined Rolfes Henry in 2011 after practicing for more than a decade in New England, and currently serves a President of the Firm. Brian has served as an expert witness on the standard of care for attorneys handling fire science cases, and he is a frequent lecturer on fire science, expert preclusion, insurance and product liability issues at conferences throughout the country. He is also an Adjunct Instructor at both the National Fire Academy and the National Center for Explosives Training & Research, and he is a member of the NFPA 921 Technical Committee, representing the National Association of Fire Investigators.
Christina Paul represents manufacturers and retailers in the recreational marine industry. Christina has managed and litigated consumer warranty and product liability litigation on behalf of the recreational marine industry.
Forensic Marine Investigations International
Christopher Graham is a licensed Professional Engineer with over 20 years of technical experience including electronics, electrical, software, safety, process plant operations, complex systems and maintenance, significant reverse engineering and technical intelligence gathering.
Senior Maritime Consultant
As a maritime consultant, Christopher has an extensive history of vessel refit, modification and repair work for local and international clients. His previous experiences and skills provide him the expertise to perform his current work of assisting maritime attorneys and marine insurers worldwide in the admiralty law and marine insurance arenas.
Director of Product Integrity/Government Affairs
David Marlow has been employed by the Brunswick Corporation for the past 33 years as their Director of Product Integrity/Government Affairs. He has held various positions within their marine division in engineering, sales, and customer service and currently works with Brunswick’s Law Department heading up product safety, compliance, and government affairs.
Fire Research & Technology, LLC
Jason Karasinski is a NFPA 1033 Nationally Pro Board-Certified Fire Investigator, IAAI- CFI, NAFI- CFEI. Jason serves as a subject Matter Expert and instructor at the National Fire Academy (NFA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF).
Welding & Joining Management Group
Jesse Grantham is a forensic expert witness, Forensic Testing Laboratory Supervisor, and nationally recognized welding expert.
Expert Fire Investigator/Owner
Griswold Consulting, LLC.
Loren Griswold has over 30 years’ experience investigating fires, explosions, marine losses and conducting electrical inspections. He has conducted over 2500 fires in 37 states and six countries involving industrial, commercial, and residential fires as well as vehicle, heavy equipment and marine vessel fires and explosions.
Raúl J. Chacón Jr
Raúl Chacón concentrates his practice in admiralty and maritime, products liability, commercial litigation, and insurance defense. He is an active member of the Florida Bar. He is a Board Certified Specialist in Admiralty and Maritime law, and is AV® Preeminent Rated.
President & Principal Marine Consultant
Forensic Marine Investigations International
Robert Kochan has over 30 years of forensic investigative experience - including mechanical marine equipment and system design, personal injury and accident investigation, consumer product defect analysis, petrochemical process system failure analysis, and maritime catastrophic fire and collision events.
Dr. Wendy Sanders
Explico Engineering Company
Dr. Wendy Sanders is a licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer and Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator with forensic engineering expertise in marine accident reconstruction, fire and explosion investigation, thermal-fluid sciences, human factors, warnings, and general marine and mechanical engineering fields. She has specific expertise in accident analysis and reconstruction for boating accidents including recreational motorboats, personal watercraft, and other maritime vessels.
Fire, Explosions, and Other Thermal Events
January 7, 2020 @ 7:45am-5:00pm
The 4th Annual Marine Law Symposium will be held January 7, 2020 in New Orleans! Get a unique perspective on high profile accidents not shared in any other venue. Expert speakers will analyze critical boat fire investigations and case studies that are impacting today's verdicts. The agenda will cover analysis tools, expert selection strategies, and essential investigation resources that can be the difference between winning and losing.
Enjoy unparalleled networking opportunities and earn 8 CEUs in one education packed day!
DoubleTree By Hilton
300 Canal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
The Symposium will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, located at the base of historic Canal Street, across from Harrah's Casino, in the heart of New Orleans. We’re opposite the French Quarter and on the edge of the bustling Central Business District. This area includes the famous Bourbon Street, Jackson Square, and Royal Street. You’ll be near gastropubs, craft cocktail hot spots, and music venues.
ABYC has secured a special room rate of $155/night for this event.
The discounted room rate expires on December 19, 2019 or until sold out. Click the link below to reserve your room.
If you have any questions concerning hotel accomodations, please contact Kevin Scullen
or 410-990-4460 X 102.