Lawyer Monthly - Expert Witness Awards 2023

Canada Fire Investigations Expert of the Year About Michael Specializing in structural fires and explosions, Mike’s professional experience includes 16 years as a fire investigator with the Ontario Fire Marshal, 9 years as an Attorney General investigator, and 14 years as a police officer, attaining the rank of Detective. During his career, he has investigated 1,368 fire and explosion occurrences, including 130 fatal fires and 59 gaseous explosions. Mike’s areas of expertise include advanced fire investigation and origin and cause determination. He is trained in post-blast explosion scene investigations as well as gas and electrical appliance fires. Mike has been declared an expert witness at all levels of the criminal and civil justice system. Firm Profile Origin and Cause provides cross-disciplinary forensic expertise to insurance companies, law firms, independent adjusters, manufacturers and corporate risk managers. We have been a trusted leader for over 30 years, helping our clients discover the truth by determining the facts through expert investigation. Our team has completed over 30,000 cases, so you know you are working with highly trained, extremely skilled professionals with years of hands-on experience. Our reputation is built on our integrity and commitment to the facts. We guarantee unbiased opinions based on factual evidence determined through scientific methodology, examination and laboratory testing. Every investigation is led by a forensic expert with an average of 25 years’ experience. Origin and Cause provides services across all major forensic investigation and engineering disciplines: Fire and explosion investigation, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, materials engineering, structural engineering and chemical engineering. We are also leaders in forensic litigation, with involvement in over 1,500 legal cases across Canada, throughout the United States and around the world. Fire & Explosion Investigator Origin and Cause Michael Owens 67

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