Dennis J. Scardino

Dennis J. Scardino, P.E., CFI, CFEI, CFII, CVFI

Senior Managing Consultant

Mr. Dennis Scardino is a Professional Engineer in Mechanical Engineering, with 40+ years of fire and explosion analysis experience. He has qualified as an expert in forensic failure analysis and fire origin and cause, in State and Federal Courts throughout the Southeast United States. Mr. Scardino has been conducting failure, fire and explosion, and origin and cause evaluations since 1981. He has assisted and serviced insurance companies, adjusting firms, law firms, private and public companies and agencies, and private individuals. He has provided professional assistance to defense, as well as plaintiff parties in civil litigation.

Dennis has extensive experience with the determination of the origin and cause of fires and explosions within residential, commercial, industrial, automotive, heavy equipment and vessel risks.


  • Daubert Challenged
  • Fire Investigation for Adjusters
  • Advanced Fire Origin and Cause Investigation Techniques for Adjusters
  • Recreational Vessel Fire Investigations
  • Information and Document Management Concerns Between Insurers and Public Agencies During Investigation, Prosecution and Litigation
  • Manufactured Housing Fire Origin and Cause Investigation
  • Fire and Water Loss Subrogation
  • Structure, Automobile and Vessel Fire Investigation
  • Automobile Fire Investigation
  • Dryer Fires
  • See CV for further publications

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ESi's expertise spans dozens of industries and specializations organized across several practice groups, each staffed by dozens of in-house experts with the technical knowledge, hands-on expertise, and courtroom experience required to execute projects for and with our clients from start to finish.

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