The distinguished Certified Forensic Consultant (CFC) designation Mr. Aiello earned contributes to the weight of testimony while substantiating the validity of the evidence presented, the application of specialized knowledge supporting the facts-at-hand and the relevance of the evidence discovered.
Technical forensic expert matters, such as an invitation to assess of a structure / facility or some other independent investigation request, often mature into an expert litigation support engagement for ADG largely involving expert testimony in deposition and at trial. Mr. Aiello has participated in numerous types of litigation matters over the last decade. A listing of relevant matters, Federal Disclosure Form FRE Rule 26, is available below upon request.
Following initial discovery, Mr. Aiello meets with the litigation team to report findings and examine the likely causes and effects discovered. Among the alternatives to consider - that may include a construction defect, a deviation from a contractual obligation, a design team peer review or any of a hundred other potential costly concerns – Aiello draws on decades of involvement in the design and construction industries as his contribution to the team to support a final conclusion.
Along with having an understanding of the means, methods and techniques of the construction process, the “forensic architect expert” becomes the “analyst” of information discovered during the investigation. While seizing and decrypting discovery data, the analyst must distinguish between reality and the weaknesses and biases of one’s own thought process.
Generally, human thought subconsciously tends to perceive that for which one is searching...finding the obvious. That pattern of 'fulfilled expectations' may lead to an incomplete or incorrect conclusion of the evidence ...thereby missing what is important or how to interpret accurately what was found. The analyst must establish a mindset that predisposes thinking in certain ways that may affect the way one incorporates new information into the mix.
Over decades as a consulting expert, Peter Aiello has become acutely aware of ambiguity and contradiction -
continuously schooling himself to question the obvious, to consider alternative hypotheses, opposing scenarios and "to make the call", most often in difficult high-stakes situations.
CATIGORIES OF LITIGATION SUPPORT / TECH EXPERT ASSIGNMENTS UNDERTAKEN BY MR. AIELLO INCLUDE:
CV, Peter M Aiello - Federal Disclosure FRE Rule 26 - Newsletters