Michael McCort, M.S., P.E.
Michael specializes in the investigation and reconstruction of complex vehicle crashes involving vehicles of all types (on and off-road), heavy equipment, bicycles, and pedestrians. A practicing engineer since 1990, he has investigated crashes throughout the United States and is a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado, Alabama, and Minnesota. He began his career performing stress analysis and design of structural elements of applications ranging from experimental industrial structures to large buildings. His extensive training and experience in structural analysis has provided a solid foundation for the evaluation of vehicle structures and how they interact, deform, and crush. Specialty training in the study of transportation systems and how human, vehicle, and environment interact reinforces his expertise in accident reconstruction.
Michael holds a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from The Ohio State University.
Matthew Pitman, P.E.
Matthew, a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado, has been investigating, analyzing and reconstructing vehicle crashes of all types since 2005. His experience includes a broad range of crashes, from the straight forward to the highly complex. He has investigated and analyzed crashes throughout the United States and is nationally recognized as an expert in the analysis of airbag control module downloads (often referred to as “black boxes”). Matthew has designed and conducted full-scale vehicle testing to assist in the analysis of crash related events. He has also received extensive training and accreditation in accident reconstruction from the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction and other institutions. He is certified in Bosch Crash Data retrieval and analysis and has given lectures on vehicle data downloads and other accident reconstruction topics.
Matthew holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder.
Colin Wein, P.E.
Since 2014, Colin has been involved in the analysis and reconstruction of hundreds of motor vehicle crashes including rollovers, multi-vehicle impacts, motorcycles, and pedestrian impacts. He previously worked providing probability and statistical analysis for large corporations. Colin returned to school to obtain his second degree, a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, with the sole purpose of a career in vehicle accident reconstruction. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of California and is a certified Bosch Crash Data Retrieval download technician and analyst.
Colin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematical and Computer Sciences and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.
James specializes in computer-generated imagery to present complex scientific concepts and reconstruction results. James began working in the field of accident reconstruction in 1997 using photogrammetry to measure evidence captured in photographs and video images. Subsequently, he has gained experience in other aspects of accident reconstruction, including vehicle and scene inspections, engineering calculations, and creating graphics for mediation and trial presentations. Focusing on graphics, James now applies his skills to various forensic investigations including auto accidents, police shootings, fires and explosions, aircraft collisions, skiing and snowboarding accidents, structural failures, and personal injury cases. With his engineering training, James has the background and experience to provide scientifically accurate graphics and animations that are admissible in court to help a jury easily digest a variety of complicated concepts.
James holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.
Seth Bayer, P.E.
Seth brings over 25 years of experience in the forensic engineering field to the CCE group. Seth has been conducting general motor vehicle accident reconstruction encompassing many types including on and off-road vehicles. Since the early 1990’s he has reconstructed ski and winter sports events including collisions on the slopes, ski lift incidents, snowmobile accidents, and operational code compliance evaluations. He holds patents on snowboard boot binding systems and was responsible for inventing, engineering, and bringing to market those systems. He has also evaluated industrial accidents, industrial safety and standard of care as well as mechanical failure analysis of machinery, and sporting equipment, including bicycles and winter sports equipment.
Seth holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder. He is a licensed professional engineer in Colorado, California, and Hawaii.
Prior to forensic work, he worked for Pacific Gas and Electric Company on power production systems and pollution abatement systems in geothermal power plants.
Thomas Feiereisen M.S., P.E.
Thomas (Tom) brings over 25 years’ experience in the forensic engineering field to the CCE group. Tom has been involved in general motor vehicle accident reconstruction for much of his career. In recent years, he has focused on complex motorcycle/ATV/side-by-side (UTV) reconstruction cases. He was certified as a Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) riding instructor in 2006 and has ridden motorcycles for more than 30 years. Tom also consults on firearms/ballistics cases as well as general product (mechanical) failure analysis. Prior to forensic engineering, Tom held positions as a mechanical engineer in the power industry and the aerospace industry.
Kyle Heer, M.S.
Kyle, a practicing engineer since 2008, has a strong background in math, physics and design. Prior to joining CCE, Kyle was a Senior Mechanical Engineer at an aerospace design firm where he was responsible for designing and integrating simulated aircraft instruments for use in commercial, military, and private pilot training. He returned to school in 2015 to obtain a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. His focus on human biomechanics and robotic exoskeletons set him on a path that led him to his interest in forensic engineering.
Kyle holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Physics from the University of Tulsa, and a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.