About Us

Who is DJS Associates?

DJS’s Unparalleled Experience in Forensic Consulting, Technology and Animations

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.

The many services and specialties of DJS Associates include a comprehensive expert referral network and dedicated educators in a wide range of disciplines, collision / accident reconstruction, and our innovative state-of-the-art forensic technology, such as 3D courtroom animations and 3D modeling. Effective and timely use of High-Definition Survey (HDS) 3D laser scanning and Event Data Recorder download, supplemented with forensic photography, videography and photogrammetry, have contributed to our reputation as a respected forensic consulting, technology and animations firm.

Services Offered to DJS Associates Clients

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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Experts

Experts

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

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Meet Our In-House Engineers

Steven M. Schorr, PE - Accident / Collision Reconstruction Engineer
Lead Collision Reconstruction Engineer
Steven M. Schorr, PE President

Steven is a nationally recognized board-certified consultant in the areas of accident/collision reconstruction, highway safety and traffic engineering. Steven received his graduate degree in Civil Engineering from Northwestern University and his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from Villanova University.

 

He has testified as an expert in local, state and federal courts in numerous states. He has authored, lectured and taught courses across the United States and abroad on topics related to his expertise including collision reconstruction, computerized collision reconstruction and simulation programs, highway safety and demonstrative evidence, among other areas.

 

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R. Scott King, BSME - Automotive/Mechanical Engineer Expert
Automotive/Mechanical Engineer
R. Scott King, BSME

Scott has been with DJS Associates, Inc., since 1999 and specializes in the mechanical aspects of automobiles, small trucks, commercial trucks and other vehicles. He possesses a unique combination of hands-on vehicular repair experience and training, technical education, and mechanical design experience. He is a graduate of Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has worked in the aerospace industry designing aircraft flight control systems.

As an automotive/vehicular engineering consultant, Scott performs mechanical inspections and engineering evaluations to determine the cause and origin of vehicular and truck failures and defects. Scott has authored and lectured to numerous associations across the United States on topics related to his areas of expertise including the latest in automotive and truck Event Data Recorder technology and GPS Forensics.

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Hugh Borbidge, BSME - Director of Engineering Animation
Director of Engineering Animation
Hugh Borbidge, BSME

Hugh has been with DJS Associates, Inc., since 2007 and is the Director of 3D Engineering Animation and High-Definition Surveying (HDS). He received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University. Hugh’s background is in the area of 3D Visualization. He utilizes state-of-the-art data collection techniques, analysis, and 3D modeling to aid in the engineering analysis of vehicular collisions, mechanical processes and equipment and other forensic applications.

The result of his work includes precise, court-accepted 3D environments and animations. Hugh has lectured to Forensic Engineering Associations, Insurance Groups and Legal Associations on High-Definition Surveying and Computer Animations.

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Robert T. Lynch, PE - Accident Reconstruction Expert
Sr. Collision Reconstruction Engineer
Robert T. Lynch, PE

Bob Lynch, a Mechanical Engineer with DJS Associates, specializes in collision reconstruction with an emphasis on pedestrian collisions, nighttime visibility analysis, heavy vehicle reconstruction and Crash Data Retrieval (CDR).

 

Bob received his MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia and his BA in Physics and Mathematics from Franklin and Marshall College. Bob is a Professional Engineer (PE) and has testified on behalf of both the plaintiff and defense. Additionally, he has lectured to several organizations in the legal and insurance industry. Bob is a member of numerous professional societies including the National Association of Professional Engineers (NAPE), Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers (PSPE), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists (NAPARS) and National Society of Traffic Accident Reconstructionists and Investigators (NATARI).

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James R. Schmidt, Jr., BSME - Accident / Collision Reconstruction Expert
Sr. Collision Reconstruction Engineer
James R. Schmidt, Jr., BSME

Jim received his BSME from the University of Maryland where he graduated magna cum laude in the top 1% of all graduating BSMEs.

 

Jim’s experience ranges from inspecting collision sites and vehicles, to evaluating physical evidence resulting from a collision, ultimately reconstructing such things as vehicle speeds and dynamics, as well as timing of crash sequences. All types of collisions involving all types of motor vehicles, as well as pedestrians, are evaluated. Jim has significant expertise and proficiency in the utilization of state-of-the-art computer technology in the collection of field data, the analysis of photographs and vehicular damage, and the analysis and simulation of vehicle dynamics.

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Justin P. Schorr, Ph.D - Accident Collision Reconstruction / Transportation Engineer
Collision Reconstruction / Transportation Engineer
Justin P. Schorr, PH.D

Justin P. Schorr, Ph.D. received his Doctorate and Masters from The George Washington University (GWU) and attended Northwestern University for his undergraduate degree.

 

Presently, Justin is a post-doctoral researcher and adjunct professor at GWU teaching Sustainable Urban Dynamics and Intelligent Transportation Systems – as well as the programming portion of Engineering Computations. With DJS Associates, Justin provides engineering analysis to law firms, insurance companies and government entities for collision reconstruction, highway safety, traffic and transportation matters.

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Robert S. Kinder Jr. - Automotive/Mechanical Engineer Sports Expert
Automotive/Mechanical Engineer
Robert S. Kinder Jr., BSME

Robert graduated from Rutgers University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Robert has over 7 years of experience in automotive and motorcycle repair and modification. He utilizes the latest technology to investigate automotive/mechanical failures involving all types of vehicles including bicycles, motorcycles, passenger vehicles, tractor-trailers, and commercial vehicles.

Robert is an accomplished motorcycle enthusiast with experience in custom motorcycle design, modification, and fabrication. He has advanced motorcycle riding skills both on and off the roadway and has participated in skilled automotive events including drifting and drag racing. Automotive projects include performance tuning/testing; fabrication of components; electrical malfunctions and mechanical troubleshooting.

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John R. Yannaccone - Sr. Mechanical Engineer
Sr. Mechanical Engineer
John R. Yannaccone, P.E.

John graduated from Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. With a focus on mechanical defects, failure analysis and general system safety, and over 25 years of experience, John’s expertise extends to the investigation and analysis of child safety seats, seatbelts, seatbacks, restraint systems, industrial equipment, household appliances, forklifts, ladders, scaffolds, machine guards, automatic door relays and switches, wheelchair lifts & occupant restraints, patient lifts, and consumer products.

Additionally, John is a certified Child Passenger Safety Instructor and teaches classes on child passenger safety. A registered professional engineer in several states, John is also a member of numerous professional societies including National Academy of Forensic Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, among other. John is a nationally certified firefighter and emergency first responder and has training and experience regarding the operation of emergency vehicles.

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