Forensic Mechanical Engineer Jeffrey Kuehn joins HKA’s growing Forensic Engineering Team

HKA, a leading global consultancy in risk mitigation, dispute resolution, expert witness, and litigation support services, announces that Jeffrey Kuehn, a forensic mechanical engineer, recently joined HKA’s growing forensic engineering team as a Director.

Mr. Kuehn has over 10 years of experience as a forensic mechanical engineer investigating building mechanical systems, industrial accidents, mechanical system and equipment failures, and fire incidents. His work as a forensic engineer has included documentation of failure sites, research, development of written reports for courtroom use, and testifying in deposition and in court as a recognized expert in the field of mechanical engineering.

At HKA, Mr. Kuehn will strengthen the firm’s ability to provide engineering dispute resolution services to clients in a wide variety of industries. He will work with the forensic engineering team to analyze and evaluate mechanical engineering issues, develop expert opinions on the factors that lead to a deficiency or failure and the parties responsible, and participate in the development of forensic engineering reports summarizing the facts, analyses, and tests performed to present expert findings and opinions.

“I am delighted to welcome Jeffrey to HKA’s growing forensic engineering team. His experience as a forensic mechanical engineer will be a valuable addition to our team, enhancing HKA’s capabilities in providing forensic engineering and litigation support services to our clients.”

Mike Griffin, Partner, Forensic Technical Services Lead, Americas

“I am excited to join HKA and look forward to working with the team to provide excellence in forensic engineering for our clients.”

Jeffrey Kuehn, Director

In addition to his forensic engineering experience, Mr. Kuehn was a mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineer for over 20 years. Before joining HKA, he led and helped grow the MEP practice group at Rimkus Consulting Group, establishing long-term relationships with clients through proactive engagement and exceptional service delivery. Mr. Kuehn is a registered professional engineer in 17 states and a National Association of Fire Investigators Certified Fire and Explosion Expert (CFEI).

About HKA’s Forensic Engineering, Architectural, and Technical services 

HKA forensic engineers provide expert advisory, expert determination, and expert witness services for clients around the world. Depending on the assignment, the firm’s engineers act as sole experts within a specialized technical team or collaborate with other experts in complementary disciplines such as quantum, delay, forensic accounting, and commercial damages.

The contributions of HKA’s experts inform legal arguments to help clients and dispute panels firmly grasp the truth of the situation, no matter how complicated, and realize the full impact of events. In addition to preparing expert reports, assignments often involve meeting with opposing experts, rebuttal analysis, and oral testimony.

Much of HKA’s work involves construction failures, construction defects, distressed projects, and claims and disputes where its forensic experts are appointed as advisors, party-appointed experts, single joint experts, and expert witnesses. The firm also provides expert determination and assists arbitral tribunals. HKA’s experts investigate a wide range of matters, including liability, design responsibility, client scope, risk, performance issues, design duties, contractor duties, material failure, and delay factors.

Learn more about HKA’s Forensic Engineering, Architectural, and Technical Services here:


HKA is the leading global consultancy in risk mitigation, dispute resolution, expert witness, and litigation support services.

HKA brings a proud record of excellent service and high achievement to bear on today’s challenges. As trusted independent consultants, experts, and advisors, we help clients manage disputes, risk, and uncertainty on complex contracts and challenging projects. Our advice is impartial, incisive, and authoritative.

We work with government agencies, local authorities, contractors, legal firms, and other professional service providers, as well as owners and operators, financial institutions, and insurers. HKA’s global portfolio includes some of the world’s largest and most prestigious commissions across a wide range of industries, including aerospace and defense, buildings, energy and natural resources, environment and climate change, financial services, healthcare and life sciences, industrial and manufacturing, marine and shipping, mining and metals, oil and gas, power and utilities, real estate and tourism, sports and entertainment, technology, media and telecoms and transportation infrastructure.

HKA has in excess of 1,000 experts, consultants, and advisors across 45+ offices in 17 countries with the skills and experience that are essential to get to the heart of even the most complex issues. Our people have vast first-hand experience spanning all major industries and the world’s most complex megaprojects, as well as an international track record of achieving successful outcomes.

For more information about HKA, visit and connect with us on LinkedIn, X (formerly Twitter, @HKAGlobal) and Facebook.


NameAndrew J. Katz, CPSM
TitleMarketing and Communications Director, Americas
Number+1 215 962 1136


Follow HKA on WeChat


HKA WeChat