DJS Associates Technology

Our Technology

State-of-the-art technology utilized by DJS provides a comprehensive approach for evaluating, analyzing, preparing and presenting our cases.

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24/7 Response

24/7 Response

DJS Associates’ Rapid Response Team is available at a moment’s notice to investigate and document a collision or site when needed.

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DJS Associates 3D Animations

3D Animations

The ability to accurately replicate and visualize the scene in a 3D world provides the opportunity to evaluate a limitless number of scenarios.

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The professionals at DJS share a common commitment to providing honest and accurate assessments, and rendering ethical opinions.

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Who is DJS Associates?

For over 50 years, DJS Associates, Inc. has been, and continues to be, a trusted source of quality forensic consulting and litigation support services for the legal community, insurance industry, government entities, and the public and private sectors. Our global experience in all aspects of forensic investigation, comprised of forensic engineering, technologies and animations, is further complemented by an independent storage, inspection and conference facility to secure, test, analyze and document accident and crime scene evidence.

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Expert Spotlight

DJS Associates provides scientific investigation and expert testimony to the insurance, legal and engineering professions, as well as government entities. Our forensic experts are nationally recognized, board-certified specialists. The professionals at DJS Associates share a common commitment to providing honest and accurate assessments, and rendering ethical opinions.

Our broad range of expertise can assist with most types of investigations including, but not limited to:

  • Accident / Collision Reconstruction
  • Automotive / Motorcycles / Trucking
  • Transportation / Traffic Engineering
  • Biomechanical / Human Factors
  • Aquatics / Recreation
  • Premise Liability / Security
  • Slip, Trip and Fall
  • Product Liability / Material Failure
  • Electrical / Mechanical
  • Civil / Structural / OSHA
  • Medical / Nursing / Nursing Homes
  • Toxicology / Pharmacology
James J. Shields - Mechanical Engineer
Engineering Expert
James J. Shields, PE

Engineering & Consulting Services based on over 45 years experience in the design, startup, and trouble-shooting of: piping systems, fluid machinery and auxiliary equipment (pumps, compressors, storage tanks, heat exchangers, filters, separators, valves) instrumentation, & controls in utility and industrial power plants.

Expert Witness Investigations/Reports/Testimony on: Gaseous & Liquid fuels; Fuel Delivery Trucks; Natural Gas & Propane Systems & Storage Tanks ; Residential/Commercial Oil & Gas-fired: Boilers, Furnaces, Heaters; Air Conditioning Plants; Electric Generators; Concrete Pumping Apparatus & Hoses; Domestic & Commercial Appliances; Yard Equipment/Log Splitters.

Failure Analysis of: Natural Gas/Propane Explosions; Boilers; Furnaces; Hot Water Heaters; Pumps; Piping/Hoses/Plumbing; Automatic Control Devices; Appliances (Gas Ranges, Washers, Dryers, Water Chillers); Log Splitters.


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From the Scene to A 3D Animation

With the use of 3D laser scanners and 3D computer applications, DJS Associates has the ability to quickly and accurately replicate the incident scene into a three-dimensional environment, providing clients the opportunity to evaluate a limitless number of scenarios without the constraints typically found in the actual scene recreation.

Car Accident Reconstruction Photograph



DJS Happenings


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A Day on Personal Injury Conference

On Wednesday, August 9th, Steven M. Schorr, PE will be joining James Haggerty, Esquire, along with several top litigators, at PBI’s Super Stars of Litigation: A Day on Personal Injury Conference.

The focus of the program is to educate personal injury lawyers on many topics including negotiations, medical malpractice, and premise liability. The seminar is being held at the CLE Conference Center, which will also be simulcasted to multiple locations across Pennsylvania.

To learn more about this program, Steve’s presentation topic and DJS’ educational seminars, contact Steven Schorr, PE, at or via phone at 215-659-2010.



DJS’ Newest Certified Paralegal – Sarah Hood-Betts!

On July 1, 2017, the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) accepted DJS’ own Sarah Hood-Betts as their newest Certified Paralegal. NALA is the leading paralegal association in the United States that provides a voluntary certification program, continuing legal education, and professional development programs for all paralegals. The professional certificate is a time honored process, which is voluntary and not imposed by the government. DJS Associates is proud of Sarah, and honored to have her as our Paralegal. Congratulations Sarah!!