Slip and Fall Expert Witness

Engineering Consultant and Expert Witness — Slip, Trip and Fall

Slip and Fall Expert Witness
Best's slip and fall expert wintess seal

26705 Loma Verde
Mission Viejo, CA 92691-6055

Skype videoconferencing: george.sotter
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TELEPHONE/FAX: 949-582-0889
Fax: 949-916-2193

Curriculum Vitae

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Academic Background:  Ph.D., University of Sheffield, England
B.S., Pennsylvania State University

Recent Experience: Consultant/expert witness in slip/trip and fall litigation at locations ranging from Guam experience to Bermuda. Project Manager and Principal Investigator of OSHA-driven one-man-year project to minimize slipping incidents on construction-site steel products. Laboratory and field testing of pedestrian surfaces for slip resistance. Consultant to Carnival Cruise Lines in slip reduction

Professional Affiliations: Member of eight national organizations, in two nations, relevant to slip resistance affiliations of pedestrian surfaces. Chairman, Ceramic Tile Institute of America’s Slip Resistance Committee

Member of American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Publications:  Book, STOP Slip and Fall Accidents! 203 pp., Sotter Engineering Corporation, 2000,, ISBN 0-9676030-0-5

“How to Buy Flooring Having Sustainable Slip Resistance,” The National Hotel Motel
Engineer Association magazine, Winter 2011

“How to Buy Flooring Having Sustainable Slip Resistance,” U.S. Government’s Center
for Disease Control, NIOSH International Conference on Fall Prevention and Protection
2010 in Morgantown, WV on May19, 2010.

Resonant Combustion in Rockets,” Scientific American, December 1968

Author of over 35 papers, articles and other publications in technical trade magazines, international symposia, and archive journals. Includes several addressing pedestrian falling accidents

Registrations, Certifications:  Licensed as a Professional Engineer (Chemical) by State of California Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors (current, since 1971), and (on as-needed basis) five other states.

One of two United States slip and fall consultants recommended by A.M. Best in 2017 Best’s Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys and Adjusters,, p.158.

Experience: More than 50 years in consulting and engineering. Slip-and-fall forensic consulting for both plaintiff and defense, in roughly equal proportions.

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