top of page
Metallurgist - Metallurgical Engineer - Expert Witness

Dr. Douglas Townsend, P.E. of Forensic Metallurgy in Annapolis, MD is a metallurgist, accident investigator, metallurgical engineer and expert witness. Dr. Townsend can provide expert witness services for metal, glass and plastic failures that cause property losses and accidents that result in injuries. Dr. Townsend is an experienced failure analyst and is a metallurgist who investigates accidents.  His services include investigations on metal, glass and plastic products failures, metallurgical investigations and metallurgical root cause analysis.


Forensic Metallurgy provides metallurgical engineering and metallurgical expert witness services for product liability litigation for industrial and other legal clients.  Dr. Townsend has over 15 years of experience as a metallurgist working in metallurgical research and in metallurgical failure investigation laboratories. Dr. Townsend also has an additional 25 years of experience as an expert witness for metallurgical failures of industrial and civil accidents as well as evaluating metallurgical losses for insurance claims for metals, glass and plastics failures.


Dr. Townsend has been involved as a metallurgist in over 700 metallurgical cases that resulted in 99 expert witness depositions and 25 Federal, State and foreign court appearances for both plaintiffs and defendants. He has been admitted to courts to give testimony as a expert witness metallurgist in metallurgical, mechanical and structural engineering. He endeavors to discover probable causes acceptable to scientists, metallurgists, metallurgical engineers and accident investigation peers. 


Dr. Townsend's cases have involved:







bottom of page