Paul T. Way


Director, Technical Lead Electrical

Areas of Expertise

Failure Analysis
MEP + Structural Safety
Consumer + Industrial Appliances
Product Liability
Electrical Systems
Electrical Engineering
Fire + Explosion Investigation
Litigation Support
Appliance Fire + Failure Investigation
Expert Witness Testimony

Paul Way is a Director and Technical Manager for the Forensic Electrical practice group. He has extensive experience in both electrical and mechanical engineering, design and failure analysis. His casework experience includes product failure analysis, residential, commercial, marine and industrial fire and explosion investigations, heavy equipment accidents and failures, electrocution and electric shock investigations, and appliance fire and failure investigations. He provides litigation support and expert testimony to law firms, insurance companies and manufacturers. Mr. Way has experience with hydroelectric, gas turbine driven and combined cycle power plants; electrical substations, including transformer and switchgear equipment; petrochemical plants and pipelines; waste water treatment plants; potable water pumping systems; heavy manufacturing plants; and heavy construction. Mr. Way is very proficient in the design, repair and troubleshooting of refinery process equipment. He is also well versed in material selection for strength and corrosion resistance, mechanical design, failure analysis and pressure drop studies. In addition, Mr. Way conducts soil resistivity testing, grounding system analysis and design and ground system testing.

Education / Certifications
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Idaho
  • BS, Forest Resource Management, University of Idaho
  • Registered PE: CA, HI, ID, NV, OR, TX
  • Licensed Private Investigator, State of MT#10410
  • Certified Fire Investigator, IAAI
  • Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, NAFI
  • Refinery Training Program, Chevron USA, El Segundo Refinery

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