Paul R. Lewis, Jr.

Mr. Lewis is a Biomedical Engineer who obtained his Masters of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Alabama Birmingham in 1995. He then carried out an internship in forensic pathology and medicine at the Office of the Medical Examiner for several counties in Atlanta from 1996 to 1998 under the direction of Dr. Joseph Burton. During this internship he conducted on scene and follow up investigation of traffic fatalities, homicides, suicides, and natural deaths. He conducted postmortem examinations, autopsies, and exhumations of victims to determine the cause and manner of injuries and/or death. Mr. Lewis began working for Burton & Associates in 1998 as a forensic investigator and primary consultant. Mr. Lewis has been a testifying expert witness since 1999. He founded Bioforensic Consulting in January of 2011.  He is qualified to offer expert testimony in the areas of occupant kinematics, biomechanics, and injury causation in transportation and aircraft crashes. He has testified in over 20 states in both federal and state courts and his testimony has never been limited or excluded in any court.

Professional Experience

Mr. Lewis has been involved with the investigation of over 4,000 vehicle accidents involving fatality or significant injuries. He has also been involved with and conducted numerous types of testing including car to car, sled buck, Hyge, airbag, roll spit, seatbelts and testing with Utility Terrain Vehicles. As a result of this testing and his experience in evaluating motorized vehicles, motorcycles, ATV’s, UTV’s, helicopters, semi-trucks and pedestrians, Mr. Lewis has authored/co-authored 16 peer reviewed papers regarding injuries from fire, seatbelts, child seats, airbags, seats, rollovers, UTV’s and crashworthiness. He has been involved with numerous presentations to the scientific community regarding biomechanics, occupant kinematics, and injury causation. He is a member of several professional organizations including SAE, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, Institute for American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Institute for Industrial Engineering and the Biomedical Engineering Society.

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