Bartel and Associates

Our experts, Eugene Bartel and Aaron Bartel, are experienced engineers who have been engaged in the scientific investigation of the various aspects of fire origin and the evaluation of electrical and mechanical accidents and water damage claims since 1968, with over 50 man-years of experience in the field.We have participated in the analysis and evaluation of more than 1,500 fires, electrical accidents and water damage claims. Our extensive background makes it unnecessary to engage one group to do the origin and cause investigation and another to do the engineering analysis of the incident - we are experienced in both aspects and have a proven track record throughout the United States.

Our experts maintain memberships in such prestigious organizations as the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the National Society of Professional Engineers, the National Fire Protection Association, the American Society for Testing and Materials, The International Association of Arson Investigators, and others.

In addition to the preparation of detailed expert reports, technical photographic documentation, and trial testimony, our experts can also conduct laboratory testing including X-ray analysis, thermographic analysis, microscopic digital imaging analysis, oven testing, electronic device testing and evaluation, and product identification. We can then develop effective trial demonstrations using physical evidence, microphotography, and video documentation of work done in the laboratory.


Our experts have extensive experience in:

  • Fire scene evaluation, examination, reconstruction, and assessment relating to the determination of the origin and cause of fires.
  • Electrical accident reconstruction and evaluation relating to case assessment, pursuit, and trial.
  • Product evaluation and testing relative to design deficiencies and standards compliance.
  • Forensic engineering and analysis of accidents, water damage events, and fires relating to a wide variety of incidents.