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January 7, 2021
Forensic Engineering Technologies Joins J.S. Held
Forensic Engineering Technologies Joins J.S. Held

This partnership expands our forensic services for specialized, complex litigation while also strengthening our geographic resources.


JERICHO, N.Y. – January 7, 2021 – Global consulting firm J.S. Held announced today that it has acquired Forensic Engineering Technologies (FET). Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Central Florida, FET provides specialized accident investigation and reconstruction services, along with mechanical, biomechanical, electrical, structural, and civil engineering expertise. Additional FET expert services include product liability, premises liability, computer and digital forensics, and human factors.

In the field of accident reconstruction, FET’s experts are frequently retained to provide rapid response services to preserve critical transient physical evidence at the scene and from the involved vehicles, including passenger and commercial vehicle event data recording systems. The FET team features industry-leading subject matter experts who are engaged by insurance and legal clients for their extensive practical experience and expert services.

“Bringing FET into J.S. Held expands our forensic services for specialized, complex litigation while also strengthening our geographic resources,” said Emily Wohlfarth, P.E., J.S. Held Forensic Architecture & Engineering Practice Leader. “The core values of FET, including integrity, expertise, and responsiveness, align with our continued mission to provide high-quality technical expertise to our clients, with unparalleled service, at a local level.”

FET is involved in matters such as motor vehicle accidents, product failures, workplace accidents, fire events, and premises liability cases. The FET team also includes 8 FAA-certified drone pilots who will join J.S. Held’s roster of nearly 50 certified pilots across North America.

“Over the last decade, our firm has grown organically due to our commitment to provide the highest quality forensic services,” said Don Fournier, P.E., Principal of Forensic Engineering Technologies. “Partnering with J.S. Held is a natural step in our evolution and one that will benefit our clients and staff. By joining the J.S. Held team, we can now provide more comprehensive investigations and assessments of complex events. This will also better serve our transportation clients with an expanded presence for forensic accident reconstruction services across the country.”

FET joins the J.S. Held team of more than 1,500 professionals around the world. By joining forces with J.S. Held, FET gains access to additional resources and experts to provide clients with an expanded suite of technical and scientific, financial, and strategic consulting services.

About J.S. Held

J.S. Held is a global consulting firm that combines technical, scientific, financial, and strategic expertise to advise clients seeking to realize value and mitigate risk. Our professionals serve as trusted advisors to organizations facing high stakes matters demanding urgent attention, staunch integrity, proven experience, clear-cut analysis, and an understanding of both tangible and intangible assets.

The firm provides a comprehensive suite of services, products, and data that enable clients to navigate complex, contentious, and often catastrophic situations.

J.S. Held, its affiliates and subsidiaries are not certified public accounting firm(s) and do not provide audit, attest, or any other public accounting services. J.S. Held is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice. Securities offered through PM Securities, LLC, d/b/a Phoenix IB, a part of J.S. Held, member FINRA/ SIPC or Ocean Tomo Investment Group, LLC, a part of J.S. Held, member FINRA/ SIPC. All rights reserved.
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