BARRY LEVINE, Ph.D., DABFT, DABCC-T
Dr. Levine is a forensic toxicologist and toxicological sciences researcher at FireTox, LLC. He received his B.S. in Chemistry from Loyola College and his Ph.D. in Toxicology from the Medical College of Virginia. He served as the Chief Toxicologist for the State of Maryland, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for over 20 years and was the Director of the Forensic Toxicology Laboratory at the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System for 25 years. Dr. Levine is an Adjunct Professor in the Forensic Sciences Department at Stevenson University and was an Instructor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. He is a fellow of the American Board of Forensic Toxicology and a Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry – Toxicological Chemistry. He is well known as the editor of Principles of Forensic Toxicology and has provided expert testimony in over 200 cases.
JAMES TAYLOR, C.F.I., C.F.E.I.
Mr. Taylor is an IAAI certified fire investigator (CFI), NAFI certified fire and explosion investigator (CFEI), fire inspector, and fire science researcher at FireTox, LLC. Mr. Taylor's interest in fire science began when he joined the volunteer fire service in 1987. His passion for firefighting led him into the career fire service in 1988 as a federal firefighter for the Department of Defense (DOD). During his employment with DOD, he also gained experience as a fire inspector and fire investigator. Mr. Taylor was subsequently hired by the District of Columbia Fire Department in 1996 where he currently serves as a senior Armed Fire Investigator. Mr. Taylor has over 30 years of experience in fire origin and cause determination, has investigated over 500 fires, and has testified as a fire expert at hearings and trials.