Fire expert witness James McMullen is Court Qualified Expert Witness having testified over 125 times in deposition or trial. He has 40 years of experience in fire service administration and operations, including strategic fire planning and evaluating public fire services. Additionally he’s qualified to testify in the administration of building and fire codes as well as laws, regulations, ordinances and standards, to evaluate fire and life safety. The training of fire professionals is another area of his expertise.
As Chief of the California State Fire Marshal's office, McMullen also was the chair of California’s Special Arson Task Force and gained extensive experience in the investigation of fire origin, cause and spread. Additionally his expertise includes negligence of fire department operations and management. He is a leading expert in fire safety roofing and wild land fire safety, window safety and serves on the National Safety Councils Window Safety Task Force. He serves as Executive Director of the National Code Services Association, a division of the Western Fire Chiefs Association.
Chief McMullen specializes in expert witness testimony in the following areas:
Fire / Building Code Compliance
Cause, Origin, Spread Investigation
Wild land Urban Interface Issues
Night Club Fires
Fire Department Management and Operations
Fire Protection Construction
Window falls / Safety