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Greg Barnett is a nationally recognized forensic expert in the area of automobile and heavy truck fraud detection, automotive theft cases, and fire analysis. He has handled cases as far away from his California base as Canada and Pennsylvania. State of California has retained Mr. Barnett to assist with automotive cases

Mr. Barnett has expertise in the following technologies:

  • Gasoline and Diesel engines
  • Automatic and Manual transmissions
  • Brake systems
  • Electrical systems
  • OEM and Aftermarket security systems
  • Airbag safety systems
  • Automotive Paint and Body Systems
  • Tires - Production and Failure
  • Suspension and Alignment
  • Automotive Computers
  • Safety standards
  • Electric vehicles
  • And many other automotive technologies

Types of Investigations conducted by Mr. Barnett:

  • Mechanical inspections
  • Vehicle fire cause and origin
  • Body shop/service department fraud
  • Lemon Law inspection
  • Industry codes and standards
  • Accident reconstruction
  • Parts identification
  • Special contruction appraisal
  • Staged collision analysis
  • Frame inspections
  • Design defect analysis
  • Product failure analysis

Professional Experience:

  • Field Engineer - Barnett Automotive Engineering
  • Engineer/Instructor of Automotive Technology - Land Rover of North America
  • Body Shop Manager - Los Angeles Freightliner
  • Service Manager/Shop Foreman - Browning Oldsmobile/Cerritos Ford
  • Instructor of Automotive Technology - Cerritos College
  • Manager/Senior Technician/Owner - Auto & Diesel Masters
  • Senior Technician/Plant Engineer/Fleet Administrator - State of California Office of Food Management

Certifications and Licenses:

  • Certified Master Automobile Technician
  • Certified Master Medium/Heavy Truch Technician
  • Certified Master Collision Repair and Refinish Technician
  • Certified Master Engine Machinist
  • Certified Technician in Silicon Controlled Rectifier Equipment and Electric Vehicles

State of California Licenses:

  • Private Investigator License Number PI23906
  • Automotive Repair Dealer (BAR License) Number AH223238
  • Smog Check Mechanic
  • Inspector License
  • Brake Adjuster
  • Lamp Adjuster


  • Instructor Certification, Land Rover University, Mission Viejo, Ca. 1998
  • Instructor Accreditation, Cerritos College, Norwalk, Ca. 1993
  • Plant Engineer Certification, General Electric University, Charlottesville, Va. 1982
  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, California State University at Long Beach, Long Beach, Ca. 1978
  • Master of Science, Engineering Management, California Coast University, Santa Ana, CA, 2003

Electrical Fire
Engine Fire
Auto Theft
Brake Failure
Suspension Failure
Chop Shops
Stripped for Parts
Airbag Failure
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