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James M. Lord PE, CFI

Senior Fire and Forensic Engineer

James Lord, PE, CFI, is a Senior Fire & Forensic Engineer with over 16 years’ experience. He began his career as a firefighter before earning degrees in Mechanical and Fire Protection Engineering, where he focused on egress simulation and computational fluid dynamics fire modeling before transitioning to forensic fire work.

Mr. Lord currently specializes in fire protection engineering analyses, fire and explosion investigations, failure analyses of fire detection and alarm systems and fire suppression systems, fire and materials research, process hazard analysis, fire hazard analysis, and computational fluid dynamics modeling analyses. He provides litigation support services, expert testimony and origin and cause determination. He has provided expert testimony in both U.S. and Canadian courts.

Prior to joining JENSEN HUGHES, he spent 10 years investigating fires, performing forensic engineering analyses and serving as an expert witness for the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, participating in hundreds of investigations from small residential fires to large industrial fires and explosions. He is a member of the forensic litigation team in JENSEN HUGHES’ Baltimore office.