A dedicated and skilled expert with a highly successful record of accomplishments in litigation, fire investigation, fire testing, fire engineering design,building code & fire code consultation

Multi-faceted leader with expertise in:

  • Litigation support in complex, high value, wrongful injury and/or death cases
  • Fire research
  • Building/fire code development and compliance
  • Fire protection engineering
  • Fire investigation
  • Fire protection and building code/fire code training
  •  Health care facility design, JCAHO compliance, maintenance and operation
  • Fire resistive assembly design and testing

Excels at testifying as an expert witness in Federal and State Courts (including U.S. Territory Courts) as an Expert in Fire Protection Engineering.

A proven principal resource to the health care industry on JCAHO and Life Safety Code issues, to the manufactured housing/building industry concerning litigation involving fire cause and origin, alleged defective construction practices, and wrongful injury and death cases and a key resource in litigation support in complex fire/building code/fire code cases involving large loss of property and/or large loss of life.

Solid understanding of business operations, fire safety, fire protection, electrical/safety issues, product safety testing, and litigation with extensive experience in each.

  • Multi-million-dollar award-winning expert witness in high-profile fire lawsuits
  • Former head of Fire Safety & Occupational Health, U.S. Veterans Administration
  • Leading Fire Protection Consultant
  • Nearly 50 years of Fire Protection Consulting Experience
  • Manufactured Housing Fire Safety
  • High-Rise Building Fire Safety
  • Health Care Facility Fire Safety

To see full experience & qualifications, download Michael J. Slifka’s CV below:

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