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Forensic Consultants

Accident Investigation & Reconstruction/Failure Analysis
Appraisal & Valuation
Business Valuation
Damages
Domestic Relations
Economic Loss
Engineering, Mechanical
Estates and Trusts
Forensic Accounting
Forensic Computing
Litigation Support
Mediators/Arbitrators
Polygraph
Psychology
Roofing and Waterproofing
Soils and Geotechnical


Accident Investigation & Reconstruction/
Failure Analysis

L. Gregory DuBois PE
CTL Engineering, Inc.
PO Box 44548
Columbus, OH 43204
Phone: (614) 276-8123
Fax: (614) 276-6377
Email: gdubois@ctleng.com
Specialties/Services: Vehicular accident reconstruction, vehicle speed determinations, damage analysis, product liability investigations, failure analysis, mechanical strength testing.
Degrees/Licenses: Registered Professional Engineer, Accredited Accident Reconstructionist.

Appraisal & Valuation

Ralph F. Berger MAI, SRA
R.F. Berger & Associates, Inc.
1916 Bethel Rd.
Columbus, OH 43220
Phone: (614) 459-5331
Fax: (614) 459-4657
Email: ralphberger@rfberger.com
Website: www.rfberger.com
Specialties/Services: Real estate appraisals and consultation -- residential, commercial, industrial, and eminent domain. Expert witness. Business valuation and consulting for sale of businesses, buy-sell agreements, estate planning, divorce and family division of assets, and tax appeals.
Degrees/Licenses: BS Ohio State University; MAI, SRA Designations -- Appraisal Institute: State-Certified General Real Estate, State of Ohio

Geoffrey A. Hatcher
Hatcher Appraisal Services
1013 Clubview Boulevard S.
Columbus, OH 43235
Phone: (614) 208-5335
Email: GHatcher@hatcherappraisal.com
Website: www.hatcherappraisal.com
Services: Appraisal and consulting for all types of Commercial and Industrial Real Estate. Proven track record for tax appeal appraisal and expert testimony at Ohio BTA and multiple County BOR’s. IRS qualified gift appraisals, Estate planning and divorce.
Degrees: B.S. Miami University
Neutral Qualifications: Ohio Certified General Inspector
Professional Affiliations: MAI and SRA member of The Appraisal Institute

Business Valuation

Heather Deskins, CPA/ABV/CFF, CFE, CVA
P.D. Eye Forensics, LLC
150 East Mound Street, Suite 312
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 722-7914
Email: heather.deskins@pdeyeforensics.com
Website: www.pdeyeforensics.com
Specialties/Services: Valuation of closely held businesses, domestic relations, asset tracing and collaborative cases, damages and economic loss, partnership disputes, litigation support, forensic accounting with an emphasis on fraud detection, deterrence and investigation and expert witness testimony.  Expert witness, trial and deposition experience.
Degrees/Licenses: Certified Public Accountant, Accredited in Business Valuation, Certified in Financial Forensics, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Valuation Analyst
Professional Affiliation: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Central Ohio Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners, Forensic & Valuation Services Section of AICPA, Central Ohio Academy of Collaborative Divorce Professionals, Worthington Estate Planning Council

Bill Ditty, CPA, PFS, CVA, CFF, MAFF, CDFA, MSA
Registered Investment Advisor Agent

Ditty Financial Forensics, LLC
Ditty Financial Advisors, LLC
3010 Hayden Rd.
Columbus, OH 43235
Phone: (614) 446-1112
Fax: (614) 798-1935
Email: bditty@dittyfinancial.com
Website: www.dittyfinancial.com
Specialties/Services: Valuation of closely held businesses, partnerships, professional practices, health care, family limited partnerships, for litigation purposes, SBA loans and mergers/acquisitions. Services in marital dissolution/divorce, economic changes and bankruptcy. Qualified as expert witness in multiple counties in Ohio and Federal Bankruptcy court, and experience in depositions and trials. Financial analysis with long term impact and budget projections for financial aspects of domestic cases in negotiations or trial. Forensic accounting investigation hidden assets/income, separate property tracings, fraud deterrence, business internal controls establishment and maintenance. State of art software and presentation analysis for negotiations and trial. President and continuing education speaker for Ohio South National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts providing continuing education to business valuators and forensic accountants. Provide CLE to attorneys speaking at statewide conferences, Columbus Bar Association, other Ohio bar associations as well as special in-office sessions at attorneys' offices.
Degrees/Licenses: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Personal Financial Specialist (PFS), Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF), Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA), Master of Science in Administration (MSA), Holder of several investment/securities designations including: Series 6, 63 and 65 securities licenses, Registered Representative and Registered Investment Advisor Agent.
Professional Affiliation: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA), National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA), Institute of Business Appraisers (IBA), Institute of Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA), Ohio Business Brokers Association (OBBA), Forensic & Valuation Services Section of AICPA, Rotary Club of Columbus.

Robert W. Evans, CPA/ABV, CGMA
HW&Co.
460 Polaris Parkway, Suite 300
Westerville, OH 43082
Phone: (614) 899-4931
Fax: (614) 898-3073
Email: evans@hwco.com
Website: www.hwco.com
Specialties/Services: Valuation of closely-held businesses for commercial and family law litigation, mergers and acquisitions, estate and gift tax, and financial accounting purposes. Experienced in forensic accounting, lost profits analysis, economic damages, finding hidden assets and income, asset tracing, fraudulent transfers, fraud, business internal controls. Have been deposed, and testified as an expert witness. Have participated in case design and discovery planning. Familiar with S corporations, C Corporations, partnerships, LLCs and trusts and complex structures thereof and also international entities. Extensive experience in both taxation and auditing.
Degrees/Licenses: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Accredited in Business Valuations (ABV), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) B. A. in Business Administration (Accounting) from Baldwin-Wallace University
Professional Affiliations: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, Forensic & Valuation Services Section of AICPA
Expert Witness Experience: Qualified as an expert witness in Ohio and California State courts

Heinz E. Ickert
309 S. 4th St., Suite 319
Columbus, OH 43215-7432
Phone: (614) 464-3343
Email: heinz.ickert@att.net
Specialties/Services: Forensic accounting with emphasis on fraud detection, deterrence and investigation. Valuation of closely held businesses, marital dissolution, commercial and personal economic damages, bankruptcy and expert testimony.
Degrees/Licenses: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified in Forensic Financial, and Certified Valuation Analyst. Member of American Institute of CPAs, and The Academy of Economic and Financial Experts, and National Association of Forensic Economics. Holder of Series 6, 7, 63 and 65 securities licenses.

Larry J. Kasper, CPA, CVA
4267 Shire Cove
Hilliard, OH 43026
Phone: (614) 876-1153
Email: ljkasper@kaspercpa.com
Specialties/Services: Business valuations for all purposes, economic losses and damages. Economic damages to businesses and individuals, personal injury and wrongful death, business valuation, cash flow analysis, forecasts, trust litigation pension valuation.
Degrees/Licenses: CPA, Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), MBA in Operations Research, Master in Accounting, BSBA economics, OSCPA, CBA seminar presenter; author of book, “Business Valuations: Advanced Topics.”

Damages

Bill Ditty, CPA, PFS, CVA, CFF, MAFF, CDFA, MSA
Registered Investment Advisor Agent

Ditty Financial Forensics, LLC
Ditty Financial Advisors, LLC
3010 Hayden Rd.
Columbus, OH 43235
Phone: (614) 446-1112
Fax: (614) 798-1935
Email: bditty@dittyfinancial.com
Website: www.dittyfinancial.com
Specialties/Services: Valuation of closely held businesses, partnerships, professional practices, health care, family limited partnerships, for litigation purposes, SBA loans and mergers/acquisitions. Services in marital dissolution/divorce, economic changes and bankruptcy. Qualified as expert witness in multiple counties in Ohio and Federal Bankruptcy court, and experience in depositions and trials. Financial analysis with long term impact and budget projections for financial aspects of domestic cases in negotiations or trial. Forensic accounting investigation hidden assets/income, separate property tracings, fraud deterrence, business internal controls establishment and maintenance. State of art software and presentation analysis for negotiations and trial. President and continuing education speaker for Ohio South National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts providing continuing education to business valuators and forensic accountants. Provide CLE to attorneys speaking at statewide conferences, Columbus Bar Association, other Ohio bar associations as well as special in-office sessions at attorneys' offices.
Degrees/Licenses: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Personal Financial Specialist (PFS), Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF), Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA), Master of Science in Administration (MSA), Holder of several investment/securities designations including: Series 6, 63 and 65 securities licenses, Registered Representative and Registered Investment Advisor Agent.
Professional Affiliation: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA), National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA), Institute of Business Appraisers (IBA), Institute of Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA), Ohio Business Brokers Association (OBBA), Forensic & Valuation Services Section of AICPA, Rotary Club of Columbus.

Heinz E. Ickert
309 S. 4th St., Suite 319
Columbus, OH 43215-7432
Phone: (614) 464-3343
Email: heinz.ickert@att.net
Specialties/Services: Forensic accounting with emphasis on fraud detection, deterrence and investigation. Valuation of closely held businesses, marital dissolution, commercial and personal economic damages, bankruptcy and expert testimony.
Degrees/Licenses: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified in Forensic Financial, and Certified Valuation Analyst. Member of American Institute of CPAs, and The Academy of Economic and Financial Experts, and National Association of Forensic Economics. Holder of Series 6, 7, 63 and 65 securities licenses.

Larry J. Kasper, CPA, CVA
4267 Shire Cove
Hilliard, OH 43026
Phone: (614) 876-1153
Email: ljkasper@kaspercpa.com
Specialties/Services: Business valuations for all purposes, economic losses and damages. Economic damages to businesses and individuals, personal injury and wrongful death, business valuation, cash flow analysis, forecasts, trust litigation pension valuation.
Degrees/Licenses: CPA, Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), MBA in Operations Research, Master in Accounting, BSBA economics, OSCPA, CBA seminar presenter; author of book, “Business Valuations: Advanced Topics.”

Chrissie A. Powers, CPA/CFF, CFE, CVA
P.D. Eye Forensics, LLC
150 East Mound Street, Suite 312
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 722-7914
Email: chrissie.powers@pdeyeforensics.com
Website: www.pdeyeforensics.com
Specialties/Services: Forensic accounting with emphasis on fraud detection, deterrence and investigation.  Domestic relations with experience in asset tracing, business valuations and collaborative cases.  Valuation of closely held businesses, commercial and personal economic damages, litigation support, and expert testimony.
Degrees/Licenses: Certified Public Accountant, Certified in Financial Forensics, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Valuation Analyst
Professional Affiliation: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Forensic & Valuation Services Section of AICPA, Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Central Ohio Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners, Board Member at Large for the Central Ohio Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners, National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, IWIRC-Central Ohio Network, American Society for Industrial Security

Domestic Relations

Bill Ditty, CPA, PFS, CVA, CFF, MAFF, CDFA, MSA
Registered Investment Advisor Agent

Ditty Financial Forensics, LLC
Ditty Financial Advisors, LLC
3010 Hayden Rd.
Columbus, OH 43235
Phone: (614) 446-1112
Fax: (614) 798-1935
Email: bditty@dittyfinancial.com
Website: www.dittyfinancial.com
Specialties/Services: Valuation of closely held businesses, partnerships, professional practices, health care, family limited partnerships, for litigation purposes, SBA loans and mergers/acquisitions. Services in marital dissolution/divorce, economic changes and bankruptcy. Qualified as expert witness in multiple counties in Ohio and Federal Bankruptcy court, and experience in depositions and trials. Financial analysis with long term impact and budget projections for financial aspects of domestic cases in negotiations or trial. Forensic accounting investigation hidden assets/income, separate property tracings, fraud deterrence, business internal controls establishment and maintenance. State of art software and presentation analysis for negotiations and trial. President and continuing education speaker for Ohio South National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts providing continuing education to business valuators and forensic accountants. Provide CLE to attorneys speaking at statewide conferences, Columbus Bar Association, other Ohio bar associations as well as special in-office sessions at attorneys' offices.
Degrees/Licenses: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Personal Financial Specialist (PFS), Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF), Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA), Master of Science in Administration (MSA), Holder of several investment/securities designations including: Series 6, 63 and 65 securities licenses, Registered Representative and Registered Investment Advisor Agent.
Professional Affiliation: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA), National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA), Institute of Business Appraisers (IBA), Institute of Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA), Ohio Business Brokers Association (OBBA), Forensic & Valuation Services Section of AICPA, Rotary Club of Columbus.

Heinz E. Ickert
309 S. 4th St., Suite 319
Columbus, OH 43215-7432
Phone: (614) 464-3343
Email: heinz.ickert@att.net
Specialties/Services: Forensic accounting with emphasis on fraud detection, deterrence and investigation. Valuation of closely held businesses, marital dissolution, commercial and personal economic damages, bankruptcy and expert testimony.
Degrees/Licenses: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified in Forensic Financial, and Certified Valuation Analyst. Member of American Institute of CPAs, and The Academy of Economic and Financial Experts, and National Association of Forensic Economics. Holder of Series 6, 7, 63 and 65 securities licenses.

Chrissie A. Powers, CPA/CFF, CFE, CVA
P.D. Eye Forensics, LLC
150 East Mound Street, Suite 312
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 722-7914
Email: chrissie.powers@pdeyeforensics.com
Website: www.pdeyeforensics.com
Specialties/Services: Forensic accounting with emphasis on fraud detection, deterrence and investigation.  Domestic relations with experience in asset tracing, business valuations and collaborative cases.  Valuation of closely held businesses, commercial and personal economic damages, litigation support, and expert testimony.
Degrees/Licenses: Certified Public Accountant, Certified in Financial Forensics, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Valuation Analyst
Professional Affiliation: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Forensic & Valuation Services Section of AICPA, Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Central Ohio Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners, Board Member at Large for the Central Ohio Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners, National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, IWIRC-Central Ohio Network, American Society for Industrial Security

Amy Weldele, CFP, CDFA
Budros, Ruhlin & Roe, Inc.
1801 Watermark Drive, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 481-6900
Fax: (614) 481-6919
Email: amy.weldele@B-R-R.com
Website: www.B-R-R.com
Specialties/Services: Strategic divorce planning – Division of assets, cash flow/budget projections, litigation support, expert witness. Financial expert for collaborative divorce.
Degrees/Licenses: B.A. Economics, Ohio Wesleyan University; Certified Financial Planner, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst
Fees: $300/hour minimum for Planning & Projections; $1000/hour for Litigation Support
Professional Affiliations: Financial Planning Association; National Association of Personal Financial Advisors; Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts

Economic Loss

Bill Ditty, CPA, PFS, CVA, CFF, MAFF, CDFA, MSA
Registered Investment Advisor Agent

Ditty Financial Forensics, LLC
Ditty Financial Advisors, LLC
3010 Hayden Rd.
Columbus, OH 43235
Phone: (614) 446-1112
Fax: (614) 798-1935
Email: bditty@dittyfinancial.com
Website: www.dittyfinancial.com
Specialties/Services: Valuation of closely held businesses, partnerships, professional practices, health care, family limited partnerships, for litigation purposes, SBA loans and mergers/acquisitions. Services in marital dissolution/divorce, economic changes and bankruptcy. Qualified as expert witness in multiple counties in Ohio and Federal Bankruptcy court, and experience in depositions and trials. Financial analysis with long term impact and budget projections for financial aspects of domestic cases in negotiations or trial. Forensic accounting investigation hidden assets/income, separate property tracings, fraud deterrence, business internal controls establishment and maintenance. State of art software and presentation analysis for negotiations and trial. President and continuing education speaker for Ohio South National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts providing continuing education to business valuators and forensic accountants. Provide CLE to attorneys speaking at statewide conferences, Columbus Bar Association, other Ohio bar associations as well as special in-office sessions at attorneys' offices.
Degrees/Licenses: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Personal Financial Specialist (PFS), Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF), Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA), Master of Science in Administration (MSA), Holder of several investment/securities designations including: Series 6, 63 and 65 securities licenses, Registered Representative and Registered Investment Advisor Agent.
Professional Affiliation: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA), National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA), Institute of Business Appraisers (IBA), Institute of Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA), Ohio Business Brokers Association (OBBA), Forensic & Valuation Services Section of AICPA, Rotary Club of Columbus.

Engineering - Mechanical

Hal Dunham PE
CTL Engineering, Inc.
PO Box 44548
Columbus, OH 43204
Phone: (614) 276-8123
Fax: (614) 276-6377
Email: hdunham@ctleng.com
Specialties/Services: Failure analysis, product liability cases, guard and warning evaluations, vehicular component failure studies, industrial accident investigations, heavy equipment and machinery design.
Degrees/Licenses: BSME 1974 Purdue University, Registered Professional Engineer (OH).

Estates and Trusts

Heather Deskins, CPA/ABV/CFF, CFE, CVA
P.D. Eye Forensics, LLC
150 East Mound Street, Suite 312
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 722-7914
Email: heather.deskins@pdeyeforensics.com
Website: www.pdeyeforensics.com 
Specialties/Services: Valuation of closely held businesses, domestic relations, asset tracing and collaborative cases, damages and economic loss, partnership disputes, litigation support, forensic accounting with an emphasis on fraud detection, deterrence and investigation and expert witness testimony.  Expert witness, trial and deposition experience.
Degrees/Licenses: Certified Public Accountant, Accredited in Business Valuation, Certified in Financial Forensics, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Valuation Analyst
Professional Affiliation: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Central Ohio Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners, Forensic & Valuation Services Section of AICPA, Central Ohio Academy of Collaborative Divorce Professionals, Worthington Estate Planning Council

Forensic Accounting

Bill Ditty, CPA, PFS, CVA, CFF, MAFF, CDFA, MSA
Registered Investment Advisor Agent

Ditty Financial Forensics, LLC
Ditty Financial Advisors, LLC
3010 Hayden Rd.
Columbus, OH 43235
Phone: (614) 446-1112
Fax: (614) 798-1935
Email: bditty@dittyfinancial.com
Website: www.dittyfinancial.com
Specialties/Services: Valuation of closely held businesses, partnerships, professional practices, health care, family limited partnerships, for litigation purposes, SBA loans and mergers/acquisitions. Services in marital dissolution/divorce, economic changes and bankruptcy. Qualified as expert witness in multiple counties in Ohio and Federal Bankruptcy court, and experience in depositions and trials. Financial analysis with long term impact and budget projections for financial aspects of domestic cases in negotiations or trial. Forensic accounting investigation hidden assets/income, separate property tracings, fraud deterrence, business internal controls establishment and maintenance. State of art software and presentation analysis for negotiations and trial. President and continuing education speaker for Ohio South National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts providing continuing education to business valuators and forensic accountants. Provide CLE to attorneys speaking at statewide conferences, Columbus Bar Association, other Ohio bar associations as well as special in-office sessions at attorneys' offices.
Degrees/Licenses: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Personal Financial Specialist (PFS), Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF), Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA), Master of Science in Administration (MSA), Holder of several investment/securities designations including: Series 6, 63 and 65 securities licenses, Registered Representative and Registered Investment Advisor Agent.
Professional Affiliation: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA), National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA), Institute of Business Appraisers (IBA), Institute of Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA), Ohio Business Brokers Association (OBBA), Forensic & Valuation Services Section of AICPA, Rotary Club of Columbus.

Heinz E. Ickert
309 S. 4th St., Suite 319
Columbus, OH 43215-7432
Phone: (614) 464-3343
Email: heinz.ickert@att.net
Specialties/Services: Forensic accounting with emphasis on fraud detection, deterrence and investigation. Valuation of closely held businesses, marital dissolution, commercial and personal economic damages, bankruptcy and expert testimony.
Degrees/Licenses: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified in Forensic Financial, and Certified Valuation Analyst. Member of American Institute of CPAs, and The Academy of Economic and Financial Experts, and National Association of Forensic Economics. Holder of Series 6, 7, 63 and 65 securities licenses.

Chrissie A. Powers, CPA/CFF, CFE, CVA
P.D. Eye Forensics, LLC
150 East Mound Street, Suite 312
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 722-7914
Email: chrissie.powers@pdeyeforensics.com
Website: www.pdeyeforensics.com
Specialties/Services: Forensic accounting with emphasis on fraud detection, deterrence and investigation.  Domestic relations with experience in asset tracing, business valuations and collaborative cases.  Valuation of closely held businesses, commercial and personal economic damages, litigation support, and expert testimony.
Degrees/Licenses: Certified Public Accountant, Certified in Financial Forensics, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Valuation Analyst
Professional Affiliation: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Forensic & Valuation Services Section of AICPA, Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Central Ohio Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners, Board Member at Large for the Central Ohio Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners, National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, IWIRC-Central Ohio Network, American Society for Industrial Security

Rebekah Smith
GBQ Consulting, LLC
230 West Street, Suite 700
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 947-5300
Fax: (614) 947-5500
Email: rsmith@gbq.com
Website: www.gbqconsulting.com
Specialties/Services: GBQ Consulting is the only full-service team based in Columbus & Cincinnati that can provide comprehensive litigation and forensic investigation services, in addition to valuation and financial opinion services.
Degrees/Licenses: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), CEA - BV - Certificate of Education Achievement in Business Valuation
Professional Affiliations: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA), National Litigation Consultants Review - Editorial Board, Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA)

Forensic Computing

Timothy Opsitnick
JURINNOV Ltd.
1375 Euclid Avenue, Suite 400
Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone: (216) 664-1100
Fax: (216) 664-0800
Email: tmo@jurinnov.com
Website: www.jurinnov.com
Services: JURINNOV Ltd. Provides computer forensics and investigative services for intellectual property theft, labor & employment disputes, fraud, and data breaches, among other things.

Litigation Support

Heather Deskins, CPA/ABV/CFF, CFE, CVA
P.D. Eye Forensics, LLC
150 East Mound Street, Suite 312
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 722-7914
Email: heather.deskins@pdeyeforensics.com
Website: www.pdeyeforensics.com 
Specialties/Services: Valuation of closely held businesses, domestic relations, asset tracing and collaborative cases, damages and economic loss, partnership disputes, litigation support, forensic accounting with an emphasis on fraud detection, deterrence and investigation and expert witness testimony.  Expert witness, trial and deposition experience.
Degrees/Licenses: Certified Public Accountant, Accredited in Business Valuation, Certified in Financial Forensics, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Valuation Analyst
Professional Affiliation: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Central Ohio Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners, Forensic & Valuation Services Section of AICPA, Central Ohio Academy of Collaborative Divorce Professionals, Worthington Estate Planning Council

Bill Ditty, CPA, PFS, CVA, CFF, MAFF, CDFA, MSA
Registered Investment Advisor Agent

Ditty Financial Forensics, LLC
Ditty Financial Advisors, LLC
3010 Hayden Rd.
Columbus, OH 43235
Phone: (614) 446-1112
Fax: (614) 798-1935
Email: bditty@dittyfinancial.com
Website: www.dittyfinancial.com
Specialties/Services: Valuation of closely held businesses, partnerships, professional practices, health care, family limited partnerships, for litigation purposes, SBA loans and mergers/acquisitions. Services in marital dissolution/divorce, economic changes and bankruptcy. Qualified as expert witness in multiple counties in Ohio and Federal Bankruptcy court, and experience in depositions and trials. Financial analysis with long term impact and budget projections for financial aspects of domestic cases in negotiations or trial. Forensic accounting investigation hidden assets/income, separate property tracings, fraud deterrence, business internal controls establishment and maintenance. State of art software and presentation analysis for negotiations and trial. President and continuing education speaker for Ohio South National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts providing continuing education to business valuators and forensic accountants. Provide CLE to attorneys speaking at statewide conferences, Columbus Bar Association, other Ohio bar associations as well as special in-office sessions at attorneys' offices.
Degrees/Licenses: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Personal Financial Specialist (PFS), Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF), Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA), Master of Science in Administration (MSA), Holder of several investment/securities designations including: Series 6, 63 and 65 securities licenses, Registered Representative and Registered Investment Advisor Agent.
Professional Affiliation: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA), National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA), Institute of Business Appraisers (IBA), Institute of Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA), Ohio Business Brokers Association (OBBA), Forensic & Valuation Services Section of AICPA, Rotary Club of Columbus.

Robert W. Evans, CPA/ABV, CGMA
HW&Co.
460 Polaris Parkway, Suite 300
Westerville, OH 43082
Phone: (614) 899-4931
Fax: (614) 898-3073
Email: evans@hwco.com
Website: www.hwco.com
Specialties/Services: Valuation of closely-held businesses for commercial and family law litigation, mergers and acquisitions, estate and gift tax, and financial accounting purposes. Experienced in forensic accounting, lost profits analysis, economic damages, finding hidden assets and income, asset tracing, fraudulent transfers, fraud, business internal controls. Have been deposed, and testified as an expert witness. Have participated in case design and discovery planning. Familiar with S corporations, C Corporations, partnerships, LLCs and trusts and complex structures thereof and also international entities. Extensive experience in both taxation and auditing.
Degrees/Licenses: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Accredited in Business Valuations (ABV), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) B. A. in Business Administration (Accounting) from Baldwin-Wallace University
Professional Affiliations: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, Forensic & Valuation Services Section of AICPA
Expert Witness Experience: Qualified as an expert witness in Ohio and California State courts

Heinz E. Ickert
309 S. 4th St., Suite 319
Columbus, OH 43215-7432
Phone: (614) 464-3343
Email: heinz.ickert@att.net
Specialties/Services: Forensic accounting with emphasis on fraud detection, deterrence and investigation. Valuation of closely held businesses, marital dissolution, commercial and personal economic damages, bankruptcy and expert testimony.
Degrees/Licenses: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified in Forensic Financial, and Certified Valuation Analyst. Member of American Institute of CPAs, and The Academy of Economic and Financial Experts, and National Association of Forensic Economics. Holder of Series 6, 7, 63 and 65 securities licenses.

Polygraph

The Polygraph Bureau, Ltd.
Jack P. Lonier, ACP
6161 Busch Blvd. Suite 336
Columbus, OH 43229
Phone: (614) 781-0255
Fax: (614) 781-0257
Email: jlonier@columbus.rr.com
Specialties/Services: We offer confidential expertise in conducting all types of polygraph examinations. Examiners are retired from the Ohio State Highway Patrol with over 55 years of combined law enforcement experience. Computerized polygraph instruments are utilized.
Degrees/Licenses: Certified Polygraph Examiners. American Polygraph Association, The American Association of Police Polygraphists, The Ohio Association of Polygraph Examiners, The Academy of Certified Polygraphists, Midwest Regional Polygraph, and the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM).

Psychology

Daniel L. Davis, Ph.D., ABPP
1943 W. Fifth Avenue
Columbus, OH 43212
Phone: (614) 488-3680
Fax: (614) 488-3680
Email: drdandavis@gmail.com
Website: www.danielldavisphd.com
Specialties/Services: Forensic consultation with adolescents and adults; competency to stand trial; sanity evaluations; mitigation; juvenile sex offender; bindover; individual, family and marital counseling; aggressive and resistant adolescents; behavioral problems of children and adolescents
Degrees/Licenses: Ohio licensed psychologist (1983); Board Certified in Forensic Psychology; Diplomate, The American Board of Professional Psychology (Forensic); Fellow, The American Academy of Forensic Psychology

Roofing & Waterproofing

Dave Fransen PE
CTL Engineering, Inc.
2860 Fisher Rd.
PO Box 44548
Columbus, OH 43204
Phone: (614) 276-8123
Fax: (614) 276-6377
Email: dfransen@ctleng.com
Specialties/Services: Analysis of roofing failures, recommendations on corrective action, design and specification of replacement roofs, roof construction management, laboratory testing of roofing materials, expert witness testimony.
Degrees/Licenses: Registered Roof Consultants, Registered Roof Observers, Certified Nuclear Surface Moisture/Density Gauge Operators, Professional Engineers

Soils and Geotechnical

C.K. Satyapriya PE
CTL Engineering, Inc.
PO Box 44548
Columbus, OH 43204
Phone: (614) 595-4054
Email: ck@ctleng.com
Specialties/Services: Foundation failures, landslides, pavement, soil and soil structure interaction.
Degrees/Licenses: BS, MS; Registered Professional Engineer, nine (9) states and D.C.

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