Client-Recommended Attorneys, Adjusters and Experts
Client-Recommended Attorneys, Adjusters and Experts

Best's Recommended Expert Service Providers - Forensic Engineering Experts

7001 Buffalo Parkway, Columbus, Ohio 43229

Established: 1970

About Us

A powerful resource in litigation for over 50 years, S-E-A is a multi-disciplined forensic engineering, fire investigation and visualization services company specializing in failure analysis. S-E-A's full-time staff consists of licensed/registered professionals who are experts in their respective fields. S-E-A offers a complete investigative service, including: marine, mechanical, biomechanical, electrical, civil and materials engineering, as well as fire investigation, industrial hygiene services, toxicology, visualization services and a fully equipped chemical laboratory. These disciplines interact to provide thorough and independent analysis that will support any subsequent litigation. Should animations, graphics or medical illustrations be needed, S-E-A’s imaging sciences team can work closely with field staff to clearly depict what really happened.

In addition, S-E-A offers an unrivaled array of pre-market product testing and ongoing quality research services. Clients have an added measure of confidence in the integrity of their products knowing that S-E-A's advanced analytical and testing tools have been employed in the search for defects or weaknesses.

S-E-A employs over 300 associates in 16 offices and locations nationwide.

Services Rendered

  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Structural Analysis
  • Structural Failures
  • Construction Consultants
  • Electrical
  • Environmental Forensics
  • Chemical Exposures
  • Fire Protection Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Materials Testing
  • Metallurgy
  • Mechanical/Electrical Analysis
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Product Testing
  • Product Safety
  • Product Liability
  • 3D Laser Scanning
  • Civil/Structural
  • Environmental Exposure
  • Imaging Sciences/Animation
  • Marine & Energy
  • Medical Visualization
  • Mine Safety
  • Transportation Accident Reconstruction
  • Fire/Explosion Investigation
  • Trucks and Heavy Equipment
  • Toxicology
Vehicle Testing & Safety:
- Autonomous Technology Evaluation
- Center of Gravity and Inertia
- Custom Engineering Solutions
- Driving Robot
- Occupant Protection and Safety
- Suspension Parameters
- Test Sled
- Vehicle Dynamics Testing
- Vessel Performance Mapping

Consumer Products:
- Candles/Fragrance Analysis
- Chemical Laboratory
- Flammability and Fire Testing
- Helmet Testing/Head Protection
- Lead and Cadmium Analysis
- Product Evaluation/Risk Assessment


Since our founding, S-E-A has continued to grow each and every year. Our accumulation of experience and expertise coupled with access to the latest technology-some of which we created and developed ourselves-has made our staff and facilities, including a new headquarters and testing campus in Columbus, Ohio, among the most sophisticated in the world. From our Vehicle Evaluation Center and Test Sled to our Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), our professionals have the technologies they require to reveal the cause of some of the most complex failures imaginable.

Additional Locations

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Baltimore/Washington
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Denver, CO
  • Detroit, MI
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Houston, TX
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Tampa, FL
  • Dallas, TX
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Philadelphia, PA

Service Area

Forensic Engineering & Origin/Cause Services Nationwide

Personnel Information

  • Jared Henthorn, Vice President, Columbus, Ohio
  • Chet Patel, Manager, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Michael Jacobson, Manager, Baltimore/Washington
  • Chris Torrens, Vice President, Baltimore/Washington
  • Steve Price, Manager, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Anthony Barker, Manager, Chicago, Illinois
  • Domenic DallaRiva, Manager, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Brooks Cannon, Manager, Denver, Colorado
  • Tom Worthington, Manager, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
  • Darold Bittick, Manager, Houston, Texas
  • Toni Browne, Manager, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Paul McCullough, Manager, Tampa, Florida
  • Ryan Siekmann, Director, Regional Business Development & Operations, Detroit, Michigan

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