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


Herb Goff, P.E., P.G., CFEI
Forensic Engineer, Principal Consultant
800-482-5611 Ext: 2018
[email protected]
Based Out Of: Kentucky

Send Correspondence To:

12450 Lake Station Place
Louisville KY, 40299

BIOGRAPHY

Mr. Goff joined Donan in 1997 and currently serves as a Forensic Engineer and Principal Consultant based out of the firm’s Louisville, Kentucky office. He began his engineering career in 1982 and has worked in the following industries: civil, construction, electrical, forensic, geotechnical, mechanicals, and mining engineering. Herb’s areas of expertise are automobile, electrical, and tractor-trailer failures/defects, blasting and construction activity damage, building code, concrete construction/design, construction defects, electric shock/electrocution, electrical fire causation, farm equipment fire, fire investigation, geotechnical, hydraulic machinery and systems, litigation, machinery safety and guarding, mechanical fire causation, storm and waste water, and watercraft electrical systems, among others.

He is a licensed professional engineer in 27 states, Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, and a Private Investigator in Kentucky and West Virginia. Herb holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kentucky in Engineering.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERTISE

Automobile Failures/Defects
Blasting and Construction Activity Damage
Building Code
Concrete Construction/Design
Construction Defects
Electric Shock/Electrocution
Electrical Failure/Defect
Electrical Fire Causation
Farm Equipment Fire
Fire Investigation
Geotechnical
Hydraulic Machinery and Systems
Litigation
Machinery Safety and Guarding
Mechanical Fire Causation
Storm and Waste Water
Tractor-Trailer Failures/Defect
Watercraft Electrical Systems

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, New Hampshire
Professional Engineer, New Jersey
Professional Engineer, New York
Professional Engineer, North Dakota
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, Wisconsin
Professional Engineer, Wyoming
Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator, National
Private Investigator, Kentucky
Private Investigator, West Virginia

AFFILIATIONS

American Society Of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)
National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI)
National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE)
Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers (KSPE)

COURSES TAUGHT

2018 Working with Experts – Perspectives from and Expert and Attorney, National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators, Indianapolis, IN
2017 Giving Expert Legal Testimony, Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers Annual Convention, Owensboro, KY
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, KY
Forensic Engineer, Principal Consultant

1995 – 1997 Marshall Miller & Associates
Lexington, KY
Senior Engineer/Special Projects

1993 – 1995 Weir International Mining Consultants
Lexington, KY
Mining Engineer/Project Manager

1987 – 1993 Challenge Engineering Consultants, Inc.
Lexington, KY
Vice President/Principal Engineer

1982 – 1987 Nesbitt Engineering, Inc.
Lexington, KY
Mining Engineer

1979 – 1981 Towery & Sanders
Frankfort, KY
Mechanic

1974 – 1982 Goff Auto Repair
Raccoon, KY
Vehicle Mechanic and Machinist



Herb Goff, P.E., P.G., CFEI
Forensic Engineer, Principal Consultant
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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