For cases involving an electronic or software product failure or malfunction, technical expert witness teams must have extensive and up-to-date knowledge in the industries’ best practices for electronics design, mechanical design, computer programming, software design, and cryptography – all with the safety and security of the end user in mind.

Barr Group’s expert in electrical, mechanical, and software engineering and cryptology are among the industry's most trusted and relied upon resources for accurate assessments of today’s electronic and smart products. Each member of our product liability expert witness team is recognized as a subject expert by the engineering community in the fields of software development, electronics design, and cybersecurity.  

Barr Group investigates a wide range of electronics and software product liability scenarios, including:

  • Electronics product failures or malfunctions
  • Electronics software or firmware failure
  • Electronics design defects
  • Electronic hardware and software security breaches
  • Electronics hardware testing
  • Electronics and software recalls
  • Software testing

Product Liability & Failure Analysis Services

To ensure a thorough evaluation and analysis of the product(s) at the heart of the case, Barr Group experts offers the following services:

  • Source Code Discovery Planning
  • Software Source Code Analysis
  • Hardware and Software Reverse Engineering
  • Embedded Hardware and Software Safety Audits
  • Embedded Hardware and Software Security Audits
  • Forensic Testing & Analysis
  • Expert Reports & Testimony

Many of Barr Group’s expert witnesses are authors of several industry-related books, technical articles, and professional instructors in the area of their expertise.  All expert witnesses are pre-vetted to ensure that their level of technical expertise, but are also expert communicators who are capable of providing clear and concise responses to audiences of all technical levels.

Sample Product Liability Case Portfolio

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Automotive Electronics

Product:  Engine Control Software
Case Type:  Class action lawsuit, product liability

Medical Devices

Product:  Medical Infusion Pump
Case Type:  Product liability, Software quality