DJS Associates Marks a Half-Century in Business

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DJS Associates, Inc., a full-service forensic consulting, technology and animations firm, announces its 50th anniversary in business.  The Firm was established in the early 1960s.  The Forensic aspect of the firm was established by happenstance when David J. Schorr, a Professor of Civil Engineering at Villanova University, was asked by an attorney to apply his knowledge to recreate the facts surrounding an automobile accident and become the attorney’s expert.  From this single event, Schorr saw the business potential in applying civil engineering principles including the laws of physics in a unique manner and became a pioneer in the field of forensic engineering.  Town Engineers founded by Schorr in 1961, was restructured as Forensic Engineering Services and later renamed DJS Associates, Inc.

Schorr’s son, Steven M. Schorr, PE, joined the firm in 1982.  Under Steven Schorr’s leadership, DJS Associates, Inc. expanded its areas of expertise from accident reconstruction to a broad range of sciences and engineering.  He also invested in state-of-the-art technology, such as: High-Definition Survey (HDS) laser scanners for precise 3-D investigations, documentation and case presentations; as well as infrastructure including the Forensic Storage and Technology Center based in Southampton, Pennsylvania.

Said President Steven M. Schorr, “I take special pride in how, 50 years after David Schorr took his solo first steps in the business of engineering, ultimately creating one of the first “forensic” engineering practices, the professionals at DJS have continued to be at the forefront of the industry utilizing state-of-the-art technology in our unbiased analysis of forensic engineering, science and medical issues.”  The Firm currently employs 25 professionals at its headquarters in Abington, Pennsylvania and utilizes the services of over 200 experts across the nation.

In 2013, the Firm will move into its third generation when Justin P. Schorr, MSCE, FE who is completing his PhD in Civil Engineering at George Washington University working in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), joins the business.  Said Vice President Joy S. Falk, “For the future, DJS Associates strives to continue to be a leader in Forensic Consulting, Technology and Animations and welcomes the opportunity to continue working with our clients on all of their case and educational needs.”    

Based in Abington, Pennsylvania, DJS Associates provides forensic consulting, technology and animations to the legal and engineering communities; the insurance industry; police, prosecutors and detectives; the construction trade; government agencies; and public and private sectors across the United States.  The Firm is retained by clients to collect data, preserve evidence, identify experts, analyze information, render ethical opinions and demonstrate results.  To increase the effectiveness and accuracy of its work, DJS Associates maintains a 24-hour emergency response team as well as uses state-of-the-art technology such as high- definition survey (HDS) laser scanning; event data recorder (EDR) download; 3-D computer animation engineering; and a secure storage, inspection and conference facility.  Its areas of specialty include: accident / collision reconstruction; highway safety; traffic engineering; aquatics; biomechanical; medical; OSHA; premise liability; product liability; recreational; slip, trip & fall; structural; trucking; workplace safety; and more.

 

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