Dr. Jeff Warren is Chief Engineer and CEO of The Warren Group. A licensed professional engineer in 14 states, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of North Carolina as well as a Master of Science and a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University — all with machine design emphasis.
A former research engineer for DuPont at the Savannah River Laboratory, Jeff designed, patented and built an incinerator to burn radioactive waste. He also taught mathematics and engineering at the University of South Carolina in Aiken. Later, Jeff was chief machine designer and owner of Warren Engineering Company, Inc., which designed and built special machinery for manufacturing automation. He combined his passion for keeping people safe with his knowledge of mechanical engineering, machine design, risk assessment and safety to pursue a career in forensic engineering.
Jeff is a certified safety professional in engineering aspects and a certified fire and explosion investigator. He has investigated more than 2000 claims involving property damage and injuries related to machinery, equipment and products since 1987. He’s also testified in several hundred depositions and more than 75 trials in state and federal court. He has successfully passed Daubert challenges. Jeff was on the committee that authored the ANSI Technical Report, ANSI B11.TR3-2000 entitled, “Risk Assessment and Risk Reduction – A Guide to Estimate, Evaluate and Reduce Risks Associated with Machine Tools.”
Jeff regularly investigates personal injury and wrongful death product liability claims as well as property damage claims involving machinery and equipment in both manufacturing and construction workplaces for both the plaintiff and the defense. He has a reputation for thoroughly analyzing each case to provide precise, understandable, fact-based opinions you can rely on.
Jeff can talk to a jury. He has a way of making complicated mechanical engineering, machine design, risk assessment and safety concepts understandable to the ordinary person. He also presents classes and seminars to insurance companies, attorneys, claims and legal associations and industry on topics ranging from fire and explosion investigation, investigating machinery and equipment, unintentional injury claims, subrogation and SAFETYTHROUGHDESIGN®. He is a court-qualified expert in mechanical engineering, machine design, risk assessment and safety.