Houston, Meet Our Newest Consultants!

May 13, 2024

The Consulting Expert®: Introducing Our Newest Houston Consultants

The highly skilled consultants in our Houston office provide a broad range of forensic expertise to help our clients in Texas understand complex claims and accidents. We apply years of expertise to the investigation of matters involving property, fires, construction, human factors, toxicology, premises liability, and more.

Our newest experts in Houston bring additional expertise related to biomechanics, vehicle accident reconstruction, construction defects, and property loss consulting. Learn more about them below.

Meet the Experts


Faran Ahmad, M.S.
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Faran Ahmad has extensive expertise in human biomechanics, specifically related to orthopaedic biomechanics and orthopaedic medical devices. His primary consulting areas revolve around injury consistency biomechanics, accident reconstruction, and the examination of medical device failures. In his role as a forensic investigator, he conducts biomechanical analyses for cases involving low-speed accidents, falling objects, slip and falls, and other accidental occurrences.

Matt Plotkin
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Matt Plotkin is an accident reconstructionist with four years of experience in motorsports engineering, where he served as a Technical Department Leader specializing in incident investigations, enforcement of rules/standards, and project management. He possesses broad experience in vehicle data analysis, mechanical parts failures, high-speed vehicle accidents, and injury biomechanics related to vehicle accidents.

Matthew S. Scheps, P.E., PMP
Principal Consultant
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Matthew Scheps is a licensed civil engineer with more than 10 years of industry experience in construction and engineering, including eight years of experience with general contractors in the project manager, project superintendent, and project engineer roles. He applies his expertise to preparing and responding to construction defect, accident, and cost analyses in litigation regarding complex construction projects.

T’Andre Smith, P.E.
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T’Andre Smith is a registered professional engineer with specialized experience in the structural design and evaluation of structures including multi-family residential, industrial warehouse, commercial, and mixed-use facilities. He also has extensive professional experience in the transportation industry involving the design and analysis of bridge structures. In his role as a forensic engineer, he conducts a variety of evaluations and investigations pertaining to determining the origin, cause, extent, and repairability of damage and/or failures to structural systems, building envelopes, in addition to building and bridge materials.

Learn More About Our Capabilities in Houston

The Rimkus team in Houston has been assisting clients in Texas with forensic engineering and technical consulting services for more than 40 years. Connect with us to learn more about our comprehensive suite of services.

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District Manager
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Director, Business Development
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