Expert Witness and Litigation Support

Brian W. Beakler, Ph. D.


Contact Number: (717) 449-6898

Dr. Brian Beakler, founder and CEO of Beakler Consulting Services (BCS) is an expert witness throughout North America, recognized by National Wood Flooring Association. His methods and knowledge are supported by 20 years of experience in the following fields:

  • Wood product manufacturing
  • Floor product consulting
  • Structural inspections and assessments
  • Forensic diagnostics and investigations
  • Testing (destructive and nondestructive)
  • Wood anatomy and identification
  • Microscopy
  • Moisture-related defects
  • Product development, research and design
  • Solid engineered wood flooring
  • Lumber production
  • Veneer production
  • Environmental moisture control and assessment
Dr. Beakler’s experience provides the technical insights required to identify the cause of wood-related failures and their effects on the plaintiff(s.) When working as a litigation specialist, Dr. Beakler clarifies technical or complex scientific matters related to wood as it applies to the aspects of the case.

Dr. Beakler is recognized for his experience and education in wood product manufacturing and hardwood flooring installations. He continues to work closely with attorneys, litigants, and courts to resolve all types of wood flooring litigation disputes. As a consultant, he assists the litigation team to develop a strategy by providing professional input on the issues surrounding the case. Many issues and concerns may not be apparent early in the litigation process to someone outside the field of wood product manufacturing.

Dr. Beakler also provides litigation assistance with HVAC issues, wood flooring material identification, moisture and storage issues, proper installation procedures, sanding/finishing procedures, kiln drying processes, warranty coverage, forensic evidence gathering, and deposition and discovery preparation.

BCS also has experts apart from Dr. Beakler that have vast experience in litigation covering other sectors of the wood product industries, including structural engineering, hardwood and softwood lumber drying and yarding, invasive insects and pathogens, plywood and veneer production, lumber production processes, quality and production systems analysis. The BCS team has over 200 years of combined experience in the wood product industries’ sectors.

As an expert witness, Dr. Beakler and his team of experts not only bring the depth of experience, education and qualifications needed – they bring focus and professionalism to any situation. As a testifying expert witness, they will understand client’s needs and objectives and will prepared to support the client to navigate all the complexities of the litigation process.

Apart from litigation consulting, Beakler Consulting Services also include the following:

  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Wood flooring design
  • Flooring construction specifications
  • Insurance
  • Installation compliance claims

If you feel BSC can support your litigation requirements, contact us to schedule a time we can discuss your situation.