Herb Goff, P.E., P.G., CFEI


Herb Goff, P.E., P.G., CFEI
General Manager
800-482-5611 Ext: 2018
[email protected]
Based Out Of: Kentucky

Send Correspondence To:

12450 Lake Station Place
Louisville KY, 40299

BIOGRAPHY

Herb Goff joined Donan in 1997 and currently serves as general manager for the firm’s litigation services. He has over 30 years of engineering experience, and has conducted more than 3000 forensic investigations. Mr. Goff has worked in the following industries: environmental permitting, site design, and forensic engineering. His areas of expertise are code evaluation, water intrusion, fire investigation, structural evaluation, and mechanical evaluation. His other project capabilities include civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering, as well as expert witness testimony.

Mr. Goff is a licensed professional engineer in 27 states, a certified fire and explosion investigator, a private investigator in several states, and a licensed professional geologist in Kentucky. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the University of Kentucky.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERTISE

Code Evaluation
Water Intrusion
Fire Investigation
Electrical Evaluation
Structural Evaluation
Mechanical Evaluation

PROJECT EXAMPLES

Civil, Mechanical, Structural, and Electrical Engineering
Expert Witness Testimony

CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES

Professional Engineer, Arizona
Professional Engineer, Arkansas
Professional Engineer, Delaware
Professional Engineer, Idaho
Professional Engineer, Illinois
Professional Engineer, Indiana
Professional Engineer, Kentucky
Professional Engineer, Maryland
Professional Engineer, Massachusetts
Professional Engineer, Montana
Professional Engineer, Nebraska
Professional Engineer, Nevada
Professional Engineer, North Dakota
Professional Engineer, New Hampshire
Professional Engineer, New Jersey
Professional Engineer, New York
Professional Engineer, Ohio
Professional Engineer, Oregon
Professional Engineer, Pennsylvania
Professional Engineer, Rhode Island
Professional Engineer, South Dakota
Professional Engineer, Tennessee
Professional Engineer, Virginia
Professional Engineer, Washington
Professional Engineer, West Virginia
Professional Engineer, Wisconsin
Professional Engineer, Wyoming
Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator, National
Private Investigator, Kentucky
Private Investigator, West Virginia
Professional Geologist, Kentucky
Professional Land Surveyor, West Virginia (Inactive)
MSHA Dust Sampling (UG/Sur), National Qualified
MSHA Impoundment Inspector and Instructor, National
Qualified
MSHA Mine Safety Noise Level Testing, National Qualified

AFFILIATIONS

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
International Association of Arson Investigators, (IAAI)
Kentucky Chapter, International Association of Special Investigation Units, (IASIU)
Kentucky Society of Professional Geologists
Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers (KSPE)
National Academy of Forensic Engineers, Senior Member, (NAFE)
National Association of Fire Investigators, (NAFI)
National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators, (NSPII)

COURSES TAUGHT

2015 Forensic Engineering Basics, Daubert Challenge, DONAN, Louisville, KY
2014 Water Intrusion, DONAN, Owensboro, KY
2014 The Testifying Investigator, NSPII, Cincinnati, OH
2013 Water Intrusion, DECI, Norwood, MA
2010 Winter Problems, Erie Insurance, Peoria, IL
2008 Machines, Electricity and Fire, Columbus, OH
2008 Fire Investigation – From the Field to the Courtroom, Cleveland, OH and Lexington, KY
2007 HVAC & Lightning Seminar, Grange Insurance, Columbus, OH
2007 Structural Support Discussion: A Practical Assessment, Kentucky Farm Bureau, Louisville, KY
2007 Electrical Fires, Louisville, KY and Cincinnati, OH
2007 Lightning Damage: A Practical Assessment, Nationwide Insurance, Columbus and Akron, OH
2006 Post-Accident Vehicle Systems Investigation, Columbus, OH
2006 Use of Graphics in Trials, Louisville, KY
2006 Fire Investigation With Emphasis on Electrical Issues, Columbus, OH
2005 Forensic Engineering Seminar: Structural Evaluations, Columbus, OH
2005 Louisville Open House: Structural Support Discussion – A Practical Assessment, Louisville, KY
2005 Post Accident Vehicle Assessment, Safe Auto Insurance, Columbus, OH
2005 Structural Support Discussion: A Practical Assessment, Cincinnati, OH
2005 Lightning Damage: A Practical Assessment, Auto Owners Insurance, Lexington, KY
2004 Forensic Engineering Seminar on Lightning Damage, Lexington, KY
2004 Forensic Engineering Seminar on Structural Evaluations, Evansville, IN
2004 Forensic Engineering Seminar on Lightning Damage, Louisville, KY
2003 Forensic Engineering Seminar on Electricity and Fires, Louisville, KY
2002 Electrical Behavior During Fires, Indiana Farmers Insurance, Indianapolis, IN
2001 Kentucky State Fire School, Arson Section II, International Association of Arson Investigators, Lexington, KY
2001 Fires and Wires, Annual Insurance Fraud Seminar, Kentucky Chapter IASIU, Louisville, KY
2000 Lightning Basics and Damage, State Auto Insurance Company, Lexington, KY
2000 Initial Fire Scene Assessment, State Farm Insurance Company, Louisville, KY
2000 Lightning Basics and Damage, Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance Company, New Albany, IN
1999 Initial Fire Scene Assessment, Ohio Casualty Group, Lexington, KY
1999 Initial Fire Scene Assessment, Statewide Claims Conference, Kentucky Farm Bureau, Louisville, KY

EDUCATION

1982 University of Kentucky
Bachelor of Science, Engineering

Relevant Experience

1997-Present DONAN
Louisville, Kentucky
General Manager

1995-1997 Marshall Miller & Associates
Lexington, Kentucky
Senior Engineer/Special Projects

1993-1995 Weir International Mining Consultants
Lexington, Kentucky
Mining Engineer/Project Manager

1987-1993 Challenge Engineering Consultants, Inc.
Lexington, Kentucky

1990-1993 Vice President/Principal
Engineer;1987-1990 Senior Engineer/
Project Engineer

1982-1987 Nesbitt Engineering, Inc.
Lexington, Kentucky
Mining Engineer

1979-1981 Towery & Sanders
Frankfort, Kentucky
Mechanic

1974-1982 Goff Auto Repair
Raccoon, Kentucky
Vehicle Mechanic and Machinist



Herb Goff, P.E., P.G., CFEI
General Manager
800-482-5611 Ext: 2018
[email protected]
Based Out Of: Kentucky

Send Correspondence To:

12450 Lake Station Place
Louisville KY, 40299

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