Peter R. Leffe

Accident Investigation & Reconstruction

18346 Wakecrest Drive
Malibu CA, 90265

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EW #2714 offers Consulting services to the legal community and others, in the areas of accident investigation and reconstruction.
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EW #2714  offers consulting services to the legal community and others, in the areas of accident investigation and reconstruction. His has specialty training from the University of Southern California, school of engineering in accident investigation. He has conducted numerous investigations and reconstructions for both plaintiff and defense law firms. He has deposition and trial experience in both state and federal courts.

His background allows him to offer consultation and expert testimony in several areas. The first is aviation. He consults about general aviation, wairbirds, experimental aircraft and some areas of commercial aviation. He is able to offer analysis and testimony in the areas of aircraft construction, flight operations, wreckage reconstruction, power plants, flight path reconstruction, aviation metallurgy, etc.

His background in skiing and winter sports has allowed him to qualify in court and offer testimony in the areas of skiing technique, equipment failures, and skier responsibility.

EW #2714  is a licensed Architect and a diplomat of the National Counsel of Architectural Registration boards. This certification allows him to be licensed in all states by reciprocity and in several foreign countries including the United Kingdom, Canada and Japan. He offers consultation and expert testimony in the areas of failure analysis, architectural design, engineering ,codes, stairways, and walking surface conditions.

He will be happy to discuss the specific areas of consultation for your needs. Please don't hesitate to contact him by phone, E-mail or fax.

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Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering with Metallurgy - Indiana Institute of Technology, 1968
Master of Architecture - University of California, Berkeley, 1976
Diploma, Aircraft Accident Investigation, School of Engineering - University of Southern California, 1997
Course, Technical Witness in Litigation, School of Engineering - University of Southern California, 1998

Certified, National Counsel of Architecture Registration Boards

FAA, Airline Transport Pilot
FAA, Repairman's Certificate, Experimental Aircraft
Registered Professional Architect

High performance aircraft check pilot to airline transport pilots (SF-260)
Teaching Fellowship in Structural Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
Teaching assistant Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley
Teaching assistant, Metallurgy Laboratory, Indiana Institute of Technology

Experimental Aircraft Association convention, T-18 Award
Institute Scholar, The American Institute of Architects
The American Institute of Architects, Waid Scholarship
The National Clearinghouse for Criminal Justice Architecture Research Grant
Research Associate, The Farallones Institute

Licensed pilot for 35 years
Airline Transport Pilot rating
Aerobatic Pilot
High performance and complex aircraft qualified
Tail wheel qualified with over 900 hours
Total pilot-in-command flight time in excess of 2600 hours

Skiing for more than 40 years
Received professional instruction in group and private settings
Skiing: Double diamond expert (highest level)
Private ski guide and instructor: Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Private cross country skiing guide/instructor: Yellowstone Park, Wyoming
Racing Experience: Jackson Hole, Wyoming: Amateur racing 1977-79
Ski binding installer and ski tuning technician: Post Ski & Sports Shop, Valley Stream, NEW YORK
Skiing Experience by state: California (northern and southern), Nevada, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Michigan, New York & Vermont.

Member, International Society of Air Safety Investigators
Member, The Experimental Aircraft Association
Member, The Warbirds of America
Federal Aviation Administration, Aviation Safety Counselor, LAX FSDO
NASA Astronaut candidate pool member, under consideration for mission specialist
United States Naval Test Pilot School, Patuxent, Md.,
Safety Pilot, Qualitative Evaluation Program
Participant, Experimental Aircraft Association convention, 1984, 1985, 1998
Simulator flight experience: Boeing 747-200
McDonnell Douglas F-18 Hornet

Associate Engineer/Scientist, McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Corp., Long Beach, CA
Research Associate Environmental Design, The Farallones Institute, Berkeley, CA
Product and Architectural design, Berkeley, CA
Architectural Intern/Engineer, The Architectural Group, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Professional Architect, Wyoming and California
V.P. manager, ASAP program, Van Nuys, CA
Accident investigation & reconstruction, Los Angeles, CA
Consulting Mechanical Engineer
Consulting Architect
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