Richard Gorb

Forensic Expert
Premises Liability

Richard Gorb is a Forensic Expert with Aperture (formerly WEXCO). Richard has been with Aperture since 2020 and during that time has analyzed many cases involving product defects, safety engineering, premises liability, and building code compliance issues. Prior to Aperture, Richard worked as a mechanical engineer for the United States Navy at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard where he was responsible for reviewing and coordinating various ship systems and structural repairs.

Richard has experience investigating slip/trip and falls, stairway falls, and vehicle accidents. Relative to these assignments, his duties have included: inspections of incident sites and production of associated photographs, video, diagrams, and animations; research of building codes and industry standards; development of reports, declarations, and expert opinions in preparation for depositions and trials.

 In 2016, Richard earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Loyola Marymount University with a minor in applied mathematics. He is currently a certified Engineer in Training in California and is pursuing his license as a Professional Engineer. On top of being a certified XL Tribometrist, Richard is proficient with event data recorder (EDR) downloads and analysis, completed the OSHA 30-Hour General Industry Course and has also obtained a Remote Pilot Certificate from the FAA for the commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS). Currently, Richard is focusing on expanding his expertise into the traffic accident reconstruction aspects of the forensic engineering industry.

Richard's Expertise

  • Trip & Falls
  • Slip & Falls
  • Stairway Falls
  • Premises Liability
  • Vehicle Crash Data Download and Analysis


Bachelor of Science In Mechanical Engineering, Minor in Applied Mathematics, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, 2016

Professional Certifications

Engineer In Training (EIT), California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists, Registration No.: 173174

Certified XL Tribometrist (CXLT), International Safety Academy, Certificate No.: 2202859

Bosch CDR and Direct to Module Download Certification, Certified by Collision Safety Institute, 2020

Certified SolidWorks Associate

  • Mechanical Design (C-KXEFAD4NSV)
  • Additive Manufacturing (C-PCKEGSHOX5)

Remote Pilot, Federal Aviation Administration, License No.: 4805842

OSHA 30-hour General Industry Safety & Health, Certificate No.: 21-900538395

ASME Y14.5-2018 – GD&T Fundamentals, Certified by American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2023

Fundamental Techniques of Crash Investigation, Certified by Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM), 2023, Certificate No.: 87383517

  • Case Preparation and Courtroom Presentation
  • Roadway Evidence
  • Safety Belt Examinations
  • Tire Examinations – Tire and Wheel Forensics
  • Vehicle Lamp Examinations in Traffic Collisions

Event Data Recorder Use in Traffic Crash Reconstruction – Level I, Certified by Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM), 2021, Certificate No.: 35389401

Work Experience

Aperture, LLC, El Segundo, CA, 2020 - Present

WEXCO International Corp., Marina del Rey, CA, 2020 - 2020, Forensic Expert

Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI, 2016 - 2020, Mechanical Engineer


American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

International Code Council (ICC)

National Safety Council (NSC)

Richard's Expertise

  • Trip & Falls
  • Slip & Falls
  • Stairway Falls
  • Premises Liability
  • Vehicle Crash Data Download and Analysis

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