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Cell: (561) 510-3288

Dallas TX Office

550 S. Watters Road, Suite 125

Allen, TX 75013

Steven J. Herbert, P.E.

—Senior Engineer

Professional Profile

At Focus Forensics, Mr. Herbert conducts investigations and analyses of collision events, including factors related to vehicles, drivers, and roadway environments. He applies his passion for vehicular collision reconstruction and his mechanical engineering education and experience to the data collection, modeling, and analytical understanding of dynamic vehicular incidents. His practice includes the evaluation of issues related to all types of transportation users, including automobiles, pedestrians, bicycles, motorcycles, commercial vehicles, transit, highway-rail grade crossings, and work zone temporary traffic control. He is active in the ongoing engineering research projects conducted by Focus Forensics in the fields of vehicle dynamics, collision reconstruction engineering methodologies, and applications of new technology to the understanding of human, vehicular, and roadway factors in transportation safety. Mr. Herbert has testified as an expert in his field of engineering practice.

His role includes field investigations, data collection, vehicle and scene documentation, electronic data retrieval, and inspections of vehicular and roadway systems. Mr. Herbert utilizes cutting edge technology to capture evidence and preserve electronic information, including FARO 3D laser scanning, Total Station laser mapping, Bosch CDR vehicle download system, commercial vehicle Engine Control Module (ECM) data extraction systems, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) mapping and imagery, speedometer inspection, forensic photography, photogrammetry, and traffic signal data documentation. He also incorporates the latest developments in engineering software, modeling, physics calculation methods, and rigorous analytical tools for evaluation of a wide variety of collision scenarios. Mr. Herbert is skilled in forensic diagramming and 3-D modeling for the analysis and demonstrative visual communication of engineering concepts.


Pennsylvania State University
Reading, Pennsylvania
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Work Experience

Focus Forensics, LLC
Senior Engineer 2023-Present
Engineer: 2021-2022
Consultant: 2019-2021

Kinetic Engineering and Accident
Reconstruction Services –
Project Consultant: 2017-2019

SFS Intec, Inc. –
Product Engineering Intern: 2017

Licensure and Professional Certification

Professional Engineer, State of Florida, # 92104
Professional Engineer, State of Texas, #143276

Accident Reconstruction Certification Program
Society of Automotive Engineers

Remote Pilot – Small Unmanned Aircraft System
Federal Aviation Administration

Professional Affiliations

National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists (NAPARS), Member

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), Member

Professional Development

Collision Safety Institute/ ARC

  • ARC-CSI Crash Conference, 2017
Institute of Police Technology and Management
  • Symposium of Traffic Safety, 2021

Focus Forensics, LLC

  • Transportation Engineering and Accident
    Reconstruction Insights, 2022
  • Transportation Engineering and Accident Reconstruction Insights, 2024
    • Human Factors for Driver Response
    • Traffic Signal Design and Operation
    • Transportation Engineering Sight Distance Standards
    • Automotive Mechanical Systems and Data Acquisition
    • Photogrammetric Methods
    • Video Analysis with Telemetry Data
    • LIDAR Scanning and Data Processing
    • Virtual Crash Applications for Simulation and Animation
    • PC Crash Applications for Steering and Yaw Rate
    • Expert Testimony Regulations and Standards
    • Commercial Vehicle EDR Data Extraction and Analysis
    • Vehicle EDR Systems for Toyota and General Motors

Lightpoint Scientific, LLC

  • Advanced Photogrammetry for Collision Reconstruction, 2019

Northwestern University Center of Public Safety

  • Traffic Crash Reconstruction I, 2017
  • Crash Data Retrieval T echnician, 2018
  • Crash Data Retrieval – Data Analyst, 2018

Recon 3D

  • Recon-3D Training Course, 2022

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

  • Accessing and Interpreting Heavy Vehicle Event Data Recorders, 2018
  • Vehicle Crash Reconstruction: Principles and Technology, 2019
  • Accident Reconstruction, The Autonomous Vehicle and ADAS, 2020
  • Fundamentals of Vehicle Dynamics, 2021
  • Driver Distraction from Electronic Devices: Insights
    and Implications, 2022
  • Applied Vehicle Dynamics, 2022
  • Advanced Applications of Heavy Vehicle EDR Data, 2023

Virtual Crash

  • Collision Simulation and Reconstruction, 2021

World Reconstruction Exposition (WREX)

  • World Reconstruction Exposition (WREX),

Seminar and Course Presentations

“EDR Data Training”, Ward Law Group, 2023