Knott Laboratory provides forensic engineering and animation, Civil & Structural, and Fire & Explosion Investigation services to reconstruct accidents.


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Knott Laboratory's recent presentations, case studies, projects and company news.


Knott Laboratory employees remain active within the engineering field by teaching legal and insurance seminars, publishing through nationwide organizations and participating in trade conferences. Additionally, we host continuing education courses in various fields.


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Knott Laboratory Announces New Location in Phoenix


Bringing over 30 years' experience to the Valley of the Sun.

Free Virtual CLE Class for Colorado Attorneys


All About Event Data Recorders (EDR) - Part 1

Water Filter Maintenance Prevents Component Degradation


Whole-home water filter systems are installed in residential applications to improve the overall quality of the household…

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Effective Visualizations that Don’t Break the Bank


Effective verbal communication alone is not the most effective means for jurors to comprehend and retain information.

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$1.25M Settlement in Fatal Officer Involved Shooting Case


Richard Ziernicki, Ph.D., P.E. and his team at Knott Lab provided compelling shooting reconstruction and visualization for…

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Congratulations to Justin Bayer awarded Volunteer of the Year from CAI-RMC


The Community Association Institute - Rocky Mountain Chapter awarded Justin Bayer the Volunteer of the Year for 2019.

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Richard M. Ziernicki, Ph.D., P.E., D.F.E. Presents “Ground Breaking Technology to Analyze Video of Tony Stewart Accident” Hosted by Trial Lawyer Nation


This presentation will discuss the application of matchmoving to a 13.8 second video clip of a racetrack video to…

Fire Investigations & Enhanced Soot Deposition


Every expert conducting a fire or explosion investigation will use NFPA 921 to help ensure the investigation is done…

Knott Laboratory Awarded 2019 Private Sector Project of the Year by NSPE Colorado Chapter


Congratulations to Steve Knapp, P.E. for receiving the prestigious award 2019 Private Sector Project of the Year!

Cade Caldwell, P.E. Receives 2019 Project Manager of the Year Award from NSPE Colorado Chapter


Congratulations to Cade Caldwell, P.E. for receiving the prestigious award for 2019 Project Manager of the Year!

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Knott Laboratory Presents to the Inner Circle of Investigators “Leading Edge Technology and Applications for Litigation”


This event covers topics such as scientific analysis of video footage, effective physical component investigations, reliable…

Dr. Richard Ziernicki, P.E. presents “Proving Liability Through Engineering and Accident Reconstruction” at the Ferrer & Trucking Seminar


Dr. Richard Ziernicki, P.E. presents "Proving Liability Through Engineering and Accident Reconstruction"