Local Experts, Global Expertise: Rimkus Consultants in Tennessee

May 20, 2024

The Consulting Expert®: Tennessee Spotlight

Rimkus consultants provide a broad range of expertise to clients in Tennessee. Our highly skilled and experienced teams help clients understand complex claims and accidents. We offer decades of expertise related to engineering, building systems, transportation, materials science, human factors, construction claims, and more.

Supported by the global team of Rimkus experts, we offer a comprehensive suite of services that help clients understand complex matters spanning a variety of industries. Today, meet three of our Tennessee-based experts who offer significant knowledge related to accident reconstruction, fire investigation, and injury biomechanics.

Meet the Experts


George F. Berryhill, Jr., E.I., ACTAR
Associate Consultant
Memphis, TN
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George Berryhill is an ACTAR-accredited Vehicle Accident Reconstructionist with significant experience reconstructing collisions involving passenger vehicles, motorcycles, pedestrians, and bicycles. His expertise includes inspecting and documenting collision sites and vehicles, as well as downloading event data recorder (EDR) data from passenger vehicles. Additionally, Mr. Berryhill applies extensive mechanical engineering knowledge to forensic mechanical evaluations and failure analysis on a wide range of systems, including consumer products, appliances, hydraulic equipment, plumbing, HVAC systems, vehicles, and farm equipment.

Lamar R. Childress, IAAI-CFI (V),

Senior Fire Consultant
Memphis, TN
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Lamar Childress is a Senior Fire Consultant with more than 26 years of experience in the fire industry. He holds numerous professional certifications related to the investigation of fires and explosions in structures and vehicles, including Certified Fire Investigator (CFI), Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) and Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator (CVFI) through the National Association of Fire Investigators. As a forensic fire expert, he conducts on-scene investigation and analysis of fire and explosion incidents including origin and cause determination. Visit his full profile to learn more about his expertise and industry background.

Courtney A. Cox, Ph.D.
Senior Consultant
Nashville, TN
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Dr. Courtney Cox is a Senior Consultant with expertise related to injury tolerance and sex-based differences in the lumbar spine. She has conducted extensive research into the importance of musculature during dynamic loading conditions. Her research areas include head, neck, and lumbar spine biomechanics for automotive and vertical impact loading conditions. Dr. Cox’s projects range from material characterization of human tissue to the effects of head-supported mass on neck loads. She is responsible for providing injury consistency analysis and biomechanical evaluations for human injuries sustained in various practice areas, including vehicular crashes, slip and falls, and sports and recreation injuries. View her full profile to learn more.

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The Rimkus offices in Knoxville, Memphis, and Nashville are your source for forensic engineering and technical consulting in Tennessee. Contact us to learn more about our services and how we can assist you.

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