Legal and insurance firms need expert witnesses to provide testimony with a high level of service, precision and expertise. Through our team of Engaged Experts, Element offers materials science and engineering litigation services to a wide range of industries, including aerospace, product manufacturing, biomedical and medical devices, automotive, oil & gas, construction, and more. 


Element scientists and engineers possess many years of experience, advanced degrees, and certifications in many sub disciplines including Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science, Metallurgical Engineering, Welding, and Corrosion. To support of our legal and insurance investigations, our laboratories use highly advanced analytical instrumentation, such as state-of-the-art Scanning Electron Microscopes (SEM) equipped with ultrathin window Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS) systems, Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) for molecular analysis.We have established chain-of-evidence procedures and locked legal storage to properly handle evidence in accordance with established standards (e.g., ASTM standard practices E860, E1188, and E1492).We specialize in:

  • Detecting defects or evidence of abuse
  • Determining physical, mechanical or chemical properties of materials
  • Assisting with subrogation claims
  • Developing precision evidence analysis protocols
  • Determining specification compliance
  • Evaluating patent infringement
  • Delivering detailed and convincing deposition and trial testimony
  • Advanced instrumentation and qualified expertise
We serve individual or groups of legal and insurance customers, including joint plaintiff and defendant investigations for litigating parties. Our engineers also coordinate testing with other outside engineering expert, testing, and support firms. 

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