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Product Liability - November 2023 - Best Practices for Battery Fire Cases

Best Practices for Battery Fire Cases

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

10:30 AM PT/11:30 AM MT/12:30 PM CT/1:30 PM ET

Please join us by registering for the upcoming Primerus Product Liability Practice Group Call hosted by Joseph Wheeler with special guest John Lentini, CFI. John will be discussing issues related to scientific fire investigation protocols under NFPA 921 and other applicable standards; as well as proper documentation and preservation of fire scene conditions and physical evidence; and avoiding inadventent spoliation.   He also will address use of the Scientific Method under NFPA 921 to bolster your own experts’ theories and opinions, while mounting Daubert challenges to opposing experts and theories that are not properly supported.

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John Lentini, CFI

John Lentini, of Scientific Fire Analysis, LLChas personally conducted more than 2,000 fire scene inspections and has appeared as an expert witness on more than 200 occasions. He is an active proponent of standards for fire and other forensic investigations. He is a member of the NFPA Technical Committee on Fire Investigations (921), the Technical Committee on Fire Investigator Professional Qualifications (1033) and has served three terms as chair of ASTM Committee E30 on Forensic Science.

John is a past Chairman of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Criminalistics Section. He also serves on the NIST/OSAC Subcommittee on Fire and Explosion Investigations. He received the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) 2015 “Person of the Year Award” in recognition of his work in moving the fire investigation profession forward and in helping to prevent or reverse miscarriages of justice in arson cases.

He is now an independent consultant living in the Florida Keys and doing business as Scientific Fire Analysis. His book, Scientific Protocols for Fire Investigation, now in its second edition, was published by CRC Press in 2013. He has published recently in the American Bar Association’s SciTechLawyer, and was instrumental in producing the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s study of Fire Investigation. His website is


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