In May, Bob Bitterli, Ivy Group’s president and CEO, was accepted into the membership of the Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA), with affirmations of excellence from five attorneys who specialize in construction defect cases and claims.
“I have worked with Mr. Bitterli for over 10 years on numerous complex construction defect cases. He is without question the best expert witness I have ever used. Ethical, competent and an extremely good communicator. I highly recommend him.” -George H. Knott, Attorney-At-Law
Alongside Mr. Bitterli, Ivy Group Senior Consultants Steve Lange and Jack Townley are also numbered among the FEWA membership. A long time FEWA member, Mr. Townley has served on FEWA’s National Board and as Florida Chapter President for the past three years.
Mr. Townley is one of only 17 professionals nationwide to hold the designation of Certified Forensic Litigation Consultant (CFLC). This designation certifies that a member both has sufficient experience as an expert witness and has completed FEWA’s detailed core program of study.
(Edit 9/21/17: Mr. Lange is currently participating in the rigorous CFLC training, with certification expected in 2018.)
In order to join the FEWA membership, an expert witness must receive a minimum of three recommendations from attorneys in their field. “FEWA is the only expert witness organization that requires anyone applying as a professional member to be vetted to demonstrate work on assignments that required sworn deposition or testimony at trial,” explains Mr. Townley.
FEWA is a hub of information for the forensic expert witness community, offering ongoing professional development opportunities, and events and publications that keep the Ivy Group team up to date with best practices.
In May Mr. Townley attended the FEWA National Conference in San Francisco. He shared this slideshow from the conference.