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Primary Area of Expertise

Chemical Fires & Explosions

Expert Witness Profile

Gossman Forensics provides expert assistance to counsel in litigation involving chemical and environmental forensics, hazardous waste and hazardous materials, regulatory compliance, fires and explosions at hazardous waste facilities and injury or chemical exposure claims due to hazardous materials or hazardous operations. David has worked on cases from aerosol can explosions and house fires to complex chemical industry and transport accidents involving multiple fatalities and injuries with losses in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Expert review and opinions on patents related to the above fields is also provided. Gossman Forensics has the technical background and the needed communication skills to explain the science behind what happened and the real life operational experience to explain why it happened.


Gossman Forensics experience and expertise can be a valuable aid in preparing for litigation.

Education & Licenses

* B.S. and M.S. in Interdisciplinary Physical Science
* Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI)
* Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists (FAIC)
* Member of ASTM committees
* Member of the American Chemical Society
* Member of the International Society of Environmental Forensics
* Associate Member of the American Bar Association (ABA)
* Member American Association for the Advancement of Science
* Member Air & Waste Management Association (AWMA)
* Member National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
* Member National Association of Fire Investigators (NAIF)
* Licensed Private Investigator in the state of Iowa