Mr. Marksthaler is a Forensic Engineer specializing in Materials Engineering and is a licensed Metallurgical Engineer. In this role, Jeff:
- conducts forensic investigations and failure analyses,
- provides consulting services sharing his expertise obtained prior to entering the Forensics field, including:
- management of manufacturing processes, auditing, organizational effectiveness, and team problem solving,
- management of industrial health and safety, quality, and environmental programs and operational teams,
- conducting incident investigations for occupational health and safety
He has been a licensed Metallurgical Engineer in Oregon since 1997. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Materials Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Jeff’s clients rely on this background in materials and metallurgical engineering, manufacturing, management, and problem-solving for their representation in litigation, representing either plaintiff/subrogation efforts or defense matters.
He verifies product integrity, identifies root causes of product or component failures, investigates installation method and integrity, and analyzes detrimental effects of abuse and misuse, environment, fire, and material incompatibility.
Scope of work frequently includes claims for residential and commercial properties, motor vehicles, manufacturing losses, food contamination, personal injuries, component failures, food and beverage losses, water intrusion and water loss.
His materials product expertise includes material selection, corrosion, heat treatment, dimensional control, casting, forming, welding, testing, certification, and other processes for steel, brass and bronze, aerospace and medical materials, glass, ceramics, plastics, polymers and elastomers.
He is a member of ASM International and is a past-chairman of the Oregon Chapter. He is also a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers. He enjoys enhancing his overall effectiveness as a member of Toastmasters International.
He is an Eagle Scout, a member of Knights of Columbus, and enjoys outdoor recreation, greasy automotive work, lawn and garden work, cooking, and the many fruits of physical labor.