Perry A. Hopkins

Perry A. Hopkins, P.E., CFEI

Senior Managing Consultant



Mr. Hopkins is an electrical engineer with over 15 years of experience in electrical and electronic systems design and analysis, electrical accident reconstruction, and electrical equipment failure analysis. He has conducted complex, multidisciplinary failure investigations pertaining to industrial and consumer products, medical devices, and utility distribution equipment. He has provided testimony in matters pending before both state and federal courts.

Mr. Hopkins also has over 10 years of experience in compliance testing for national and international products. This includes standard testing for industrial products, medical devices, information technology equipment, HVAC equipment, and motor operated appliances. His experience includes design consulting and laboratory and field testing. 


  • PLRB: Solar Panel Losses: Not a Matter of If, But When, Product & Liability Resource Bureau, November 2023
  • Solar Panel Investigations & Safety, GFIA Spring Conference, March 2022
  • Lightning Strikes; Meteorology, Science, Investigation and damaging Effects, GFIA Spring Conference, March 2022

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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