Columbus Bar Directory

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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
Litigation Support
Mediators/Arbitrators
Medical, Pulmonary
Polygraph
Psychology
Real Estate Appraisal
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

Business Valuation

Heather Deskins, CPA/ABV/CFF, CFE, CVA
P.D. Eye Forensics, LLC
309 S. 4th St., Suite 319
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 722-7914
Fax: (614) 462-1932
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 Valuation Analysis, 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, Treasurer for Collaborative Divorce Professionals

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.

Richard Ferguson, CPA/ABV, ASA, CVA
Ferguson Consulting, LLC
P.O. Box 599
Worthington, OH 43085
Phone: (614) 430-9666
Fax: (614) 430-9727
Email: info@fergusonconsulting.com
Website: www.fergusonconsulting.com
Specialties/Services: Trial and deposition experience, valuations of closely held businesses and professional practices, partnerships and LLC’s, solvency valuations, bankruptcy valuations, economic damages, lost profits analysis, forensic accounting, litigation support, shareholder/partner transacations, purchase price allocations, sales and divestitures.
Degrees/Licenses: Certified Public Accountant, Accredited in Business Valuation by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Accredited Senior Appraiser, and Certified Valuation Analyst with over 30 years experience and responsibilities in financial and corporate management. Knowledgeable and accomplished in areas such as finance, mergers, turnarounds, acquisitions, negotiations, accounting, taxes, benefit plans, structured settlements and related activities. Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, American Society of Appraisers, Certified Valuation Analyst.

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.”

Douglas A. Terry, CPA/ABV, MBA, JD
Blue & Co., LLC
8800 Lyra Drive, Suite 450
Columbus, OH 43240
Phone: (614) 222-1365
Fax: (614) 222-1365
Email: dterry@blueandco.com
Website: www.blueandco.com
Specialties/Services: Performs business valuations of corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships for transactional, litigation, and estate and gift tax purposes with a particular focus on health care entities, including medical, dental, optometry, and veterinary practices. Also provides tax consulting and prepares tax returns for entities and individuals.
Degrees/Licenses: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Accreditation in Business Valuation (ABV) issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Master of Business Administration (MBA) from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
Professional Affiliation: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, Healthcare Financial Management Association

Frank Wisehart, MBA, CPA, ABV, CFE
Schneider Downs & Co., Inc.
41 S. High St., Suite 2100
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 586-7118
Fax: (614) 586-7518
Email: fwisehart@schneiderdowns.com
Specialties/Services: Schneider Downs is a group of consulting professionals experienced in providing business valuations, damage calculations, forensic accounting, asset tracing, financial due diligence, litigation support and expert testimony services.
Degrees/Licenses: M.B.A. Cornell University, Ithaca NY; BS, Accounting/Finance, Miami University, Oxford OH; Certified Public Accountant (CPA); Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE); Certified Business Valuator (ABV, CVA)
Professional Affiliation: Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA)
Expert Witness Experience: Qualified as an expert in both federal and state court.

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
309 S. 4th St., Suite 319
Columbus, OH 43215-7432
Phone: (614) 722-7914
Fax: (614) 462-1932
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, National Association of Certified Valuation Analysis, International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, IWIRC-Central Ohio Network, Central Ohio Academy of Collaborative Divorce Professionals, American Society for Industrial Security

Frank Wisehart, MBA, CPA, ABV, CFE
Schneider Downs & Co., Inc.
41 S. High St., Suite 2100
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 586-7118
Fax: (614) 586-7518
Email: fwisehart@schneiderdowns.com
Specialties/Services: Schneider Downs is a group of consulting professionals experienced in providing business valuations, damage calculations, forensic accounting, asset tracing, financial due diligence, litigation support and expert testimony services.
Degrees/Licenses: M.B.A. Cornell University, Ithaca NY; BS, Accounting/Finance, Miami University, Oxford OH; Certified Public Accountant (CPA); Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE); Certified Business Valuator (ABV, CVA)
Professional Affiliation: Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA)
Expert Witness Experience: Qualified as an expert in both federal and state court.

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.

Richard Ferguson, CPA/ABV, ASA, CVA
Ferguson Consulting, LLC
P.O. Box 599
Worthington, OH 43085
Phone: (614) 430-9666
Fax: (614) 430-9727
Email: info@fergusonconsulting.com
Website: www.fergusonconsulting.com
Specialties/Services: Trial and deposition experience, valuations of closely held businesses and professional practices, partnerships and LLC’s, solvency valuations, bankruptcy valuations, economic damages, lost profits analysis, forensic accounting, litigation support, shareholder/partner transacations, purchase price allocations, sales and divestitures.
Degrees/Licenses: Certified Public Accountant, Accredited in Business Valuation by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Accredited Senior Appraiser, and Certified Valuation Analyst with over 30 years experience and responsibilities in financial and corporate management. Knowledgeable and accomplished in areas such as finance, mergers, turnarounds, acquisitions, negotiations, accounting, taxes, benefit plans, structured settlements and related activities. Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, American Society of Appraisers, Certified Valuation Analyst.

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
309 S. 4th St., Suite 319
Columbus, OH 43215-7432
Phone: (614) 722-7914
Fax: (614) 462-1932
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, National Association of Certified Valuation Analysis, International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, IWIRC-Central Ohio Network, Central Ohio Academy of Collaborative Divorce Professionals, American Society for Industrial Security

Frank Wisehart, MBA, CPA, ABV, CFE
Schneider Downs & Co., Inc.
41 S. High St., Suite 2100
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 586-7118
Fax: (614) 586-7518
Email: fwisehart@schneiderdowns.com
Specialties/Services: Schneider Downs is a group of consulting professionals experienced in providing business valuations, damage calculations, forensic accounting, asset tracing, financial due diligence, litigation support and expert testimony services.
Degrees/Licenses: M.B.A. Cornell University, Ithaca NY; BS, Accounting/Finance, Miami University, Oxford OH; Certified Public Accountant (CPA); Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE); Certified Business Valuator (ABV, CVA)
Professional Affiliation: Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA)
Expert Witness Experience: Qualified as an expert in both federal and state court.

Economic Loss

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.”

Frank Wisehart, MBA, CPA, ABV, CFE
Schneider Downs & Co., Inc.
41 S. High St., Suite 2100
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 586-7118
Fax: (614) 586-7518
Email: fwisehart@schneiderdowns.com
Specialties/Services: Schneider Downs is a group of consulting professionals experienced in providing business valuations, damage calculations, forensic accounting, asset tracing, financial due diligence, litigation support and expert testimony services.
Degrees/Licenses: M.B.A. Cornell University, Ithaca NY; BS, Accounting/Finance, Miami University, Oxford OH; Certified Public Accountant (CPA); Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE); Certified Business Valuator (ABV, CVA)
Professional Affiliation: Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA)
Expert Witness Experience: Qualified as an expert in both federal and state court.

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
309 S. 4th St., Suite 319
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 722-7914
Fax: (614) 462-1932
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 Valuation Analysis, 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, Treasurer for Collaborative Divorce Professionals

Richard Ferguson, CPA/ABV, ASA, CVA
Ferguson Consulting, LLC
P.O. Box 599
Worthington, OH 43085
Phone: (614) 430-9666
Fax: (614) 430-9727
Email: info@fergusonconsulting.com
Website: www.fergusonconsulting.com
Specialties/Services: Trial and deposition experience, valuations of closely held businesses and professional practices, partnerships and LLC’s, solvency valuations, bankruptcy valuations, economic damages, lost profits analysis, forensic accounting, litigation support, shareholder/partner transacations, purchase price allocations, sales and divestitures.
Degrees/Licenses: Certified Public Accountant, Accredited in Business Valuation by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Accredited Senior Appraiser, and Certified Valuation Analyst with over 30 years experience and responsibilities in financial and corporate management. Knowledgeable and accomplished in areas such as finance, mergers, turnarounds, acquisitions, negotiations, accounting, taxes, benefit plans, structured settlements and related activities. Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, American Society of Appraisers, Certified Valuation Analyst.

Frank Wisehart, MBA, CPA, ABV, CFE
Schneider Downs & Co., Inc.
41 S. High St., Suite 2100
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 586-7118
Fax: (614) 586-7518
Email: fwisehart@schneiderdowns.com
Specialties/Services: Schneider Downs is a group of consulting professionals experienced in providing business valuations, damage calculations, forensic accounting, asset tracing, financial due diligence, litigation support and expert testimony services.
Degrees/Licenses: M.B.A. Cornell University, Ithaca NY; BS, Accounting/Finance, Miami University, Oxford OH; Certified Public Accountant (CPA); Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE); Certified Business Valuator (ABV, CVA)
Professional Affiliation: Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA)
Expert Witness Experience: Qualified as an expert in both federal and state court.

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.

Richard Ferguson, CPA/ABV, ASA, CVA
Ferguson Consulting, LLC
P.O. Box 599
Worthington, OH 43085
Phone: (614) 430-9666
Fax: (614) 430-9727
Email: info@fergusonconsulting.com
Website: www.fergusonconsulting.com
Specialties/Services: Trial and deposition experience, valuations of closely held businesses and professional practices, partnerships and LLC’s, solvency valuations, bankruptcy valuations, economic damages, lost profits analysis, forensic accounting, litigation support, shareholder/partner transacations, purchase price allocations, sales and divestitures.
Degrees/Licenses: Certified Public Accountant, Accredited in Business Valuation by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Accredited Senior Appraiser, and Certified Valuation Analyst with over 30 years experience and responsibilities in financial and corporate management. Knowledgeable and accomplished in areas such as finance, mergers, turnarounds, acquisitions, negotiations, accounting, taxes, benefit plans, structured settlements and related activities. Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, American Society of Appraisers, Certified Valuation Analyst.

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.

Theodore W. Johnson, CPA, CFF
Parms & Company
585 S. Front St., Suite 220
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 224-3078
Fax: (614) 224-4616
Email: tjohnson@parms.com
Website: www.parms.com
Specialties/Services: Forensic accounting, expert witness, asset tracking, investigation of fraud, income analysis for spousal/child support, lifestyle income reconstruction, trial and deposition experience, bankruptcy taxation-reorganization.
Degrees/Licenses: BBA (Accounting) Ohio State University.
Professional Affiliation: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), The Ohio Society of CPAs (OSCPA), and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).

Chrissie A. Powers, CPA/CFF, CFE, CVA
P.D. Eye Forensics, LLC
309 S. 4th St., Suite 319
Columbus, OH 43215-7432
Phone: (614) 722-7914
Fax: (614) 462-1932
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, National Association of Certified Valuation Analysis, International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, IWIRC-Central Ohio Network, Central Ohio Academy of Collaborative Divorce Professionals, American Society for Industrial Security

Steven E. Ritzer, CPA, CFE
Blue & Co., LLC
8800 Lyra Drive, Suite 450
Columbus, OH 43240
Phone: (614) 885-2583
Fax: (614) 885-0580
Email: sritzer@blueandco.com
Website: www.blueandco.com
Specialties/Services: Fraud investigations, litigation support services, employee dishonesty research, anti-fraud programs, internal audits of high-risk areas.
Degrees/Licenses: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner
Professional Affiliation: Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, Healthcare Financial Management Association

Frank Wisehart, MBA, CPA, ABV, CFE
Schneider Downs & Co., Inc.
41 S. High St., Suite 2100
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 586-7118
Fax: (614) 586-7518
Email: fwisehart@schneiderdowns.com
Specialties/Services: Schneider Downs is a group of consulting professionals experienced in providing business valuations, damage calculations, forensic accounting, asset tracing, financial due diligence, litigation support and expert testimony services.
Degrees/Licenses: M.B.A. Cornell University, Ithaca NY; BS, Accounting/Finance, Miami University, Oxford OH; Certified Public Accountant (CPA); Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE); Certified Business Valuator (ABV, CVA)
Professional Affiliation: Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA)
Expert Witness Experience: Qualified as an expert in both federal and state court.

Litigation Support

Heather Deskins, CPA/ABV/CFF, CFE, CVA
P.D. Eye Forensics, LLC
309 S. 4th St., Suite 319
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 722-7914
Fax: (614) 462-1932
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 Valuation Analysis, 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, Treasurer for Collaborative Divorce Professionals

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.

Richard Ferguson, CPA/ABV, ASA, CVA
Ferguson Consulting, LLC
P.O. Box 599
Worthington, OH 43085
Phone: (614) 430-9666
Fax: (614) 430-9727
Email: info@fergusonconsulting.com
Website: www.fergusonconsulting.com
Specialties/Services: Trial and deposition experience, valuations of closely held businesses and professional practices, partnerships and LLC’s, solvency valuations, bankruptcy valuations, economic damages, lost profits analysis, forensic accounting, litigation support, shareholder/partner transacations, purchase price allocations, sales and divestitures.
Degrees/Licenses: Certified Public Accountant, Accredited in Business Valuation by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Accredited Senior Appraiser, and Certified Valuation Analyst with over 30 years experience and responsibilities in financial and corporate management. Knowledgeable and accomplished in areas such as finance, mergers, turnarounds, acquisitions, negotiations, accounting, taxes, benefit plans, structured settlements and related activities. Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, American Society of Appraisers, Certified Valuation Analyst.

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.

Frank Wisehart, MBA, CPA, ABV, CFE
Schneider Downs & Co., Inc.
41 S. High St., Suite 2100
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 586-7118
Fax: (614) 586-7518
Email: fwisehart@schneiderdowns.com
Specialties/Services: Schneider Downs is a group of consulting professionals experienced in providing business valuations, damage calculations, forensic accounting, asset tracing, financial due diligence, litigation support and expert testimony services.
Degrees/Licenses: M.B.A. Cornell University, Ithaca NY; BS, Accounting/Finance, Miami University, Oxford OH; Certified Public Accountant (CPA); Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE); Certified Business Valuator (ABV, CVA)
Professional Affiliation: Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA)
Expert Witness Experience: Qualified as an expert in both federal and state court.

Medical, Pulmonary

William M. Chinn, MD
Central Ohio Pulmonary Disease
745 W. State St., Suite 510
Columbus, OH 43222-1515
Phone: (614) 464-0788
Fax: (614) 464-0295
Email: bronchob@aol.com
Specialties/Services: (1) Asbestosis; (2) Occupation Lung Disease; (3) Malpractice (lung disease)
Degrees/Licenses: BA (Microbiology), MD
Professional Affiliations: AMA, ACCP, ATS

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

Jeffrey L. Smalldon PhD, ABPP
David J. Tennenbaum, Ph.D., and Associates
5151 Reed Road, Suite A-211
Columbus, OH 43220-2553
Phone: (614) 451-6517
Email: jlsmalldon@sbcglobal.net
Specialties/Services: Competency and sanity evaluations; death penalty mitigation; child custody and visitation; personal injury; neuropsychological assessments; procedural issues in the investigation of child sex abuse complaints; advanced expertise in episodic violence, including serial and mass homicide; juvenile bindovers; general adolescent and adult psychodiagnostic evaluations.
Degrees/Licenses: PhD; Licensed in Ohio, 1990; Board certified in forensic psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).

David J. Tennenbaum, PhD, ABPP
David J. Tennenbaum, Ph.D., and Associates
5151 Reed Road, Suite A-211
Columbus, OH 43220-2553
Phone: (614) 451-6517
Fax: (614) 451-5387
Email: djtennenbaum@yahoo.com
Specialties/Services: Parenting (child custody) evaluations; juvenile and adult sex offender assessments; individual, marital and family psychotherapy; “bindover” assessments; competency; sanity; consultation/trial preparation.
Degrees/Licenses: PhD, Licensed in Ohio, 1976; Diplomate in Forensic Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology; National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology; Certificate of Proficiency in the Treatment of Alcohol and Other Substance Use Disorders.

Real Estate Appraisal

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

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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