1400 Ensell Road, Lake Zurich, IL 60047

Michael A. DiTallo

Experience

Mike is a founding member and partner at Dynamic Safety L.L.C. since 2003, when he merged his company DiTallo & Associates with Dynamic Safety, Inc. Mike combines nearly 30 years of experience in collision reconstruction and investgation with a law enforcement background. He spent nearly 20 years in law enforcement in both Illinois and California, where he worked as a collision investigator, commercial vehicle inspector, motorcycle officer and reconstructionist. A leading educator in the field, he has been a faculty member at the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety (formerly the Northwestern University Traffic Institute) for over 20 years developing and teaching courses. He also co‐authored two chapters in the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety textbooks “Traffic Crash Reconstruction” and “Traffic Investigation.” Mike has extensive hands on experience in heavy vehicle systems analysis and vehicle event data recorders. He has obtained a Class B & A CDL with air brake, tanker, and double/triple endorsements. Mike’s curriculum vitae is available upon request.

Education

  • Numerous traffic crash reconstruction classes from Northwestern University
  • Numerous traffic crash investigation and reconstruction classes and seminars
  • Numerous heavy truck ECM download classes
  • CDR (Crash Data Retrieval) Technician and Data Analyst training
  • Numerous police agency training classes

Certifications

  • Certified Crash Reconstructionist Specialist, State of Illinois
  • ACTAR accredited collision reconstructionist
  • Certified CDR (Crash Data Retrieval) System Operator Collision Safety Institute
  • Certified CDR Trainer – Mentor for the CDR Technician 1 and 2 classes
  • Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician, American Automobile Association
  • Certified Highway Safety Flagger, American Traffic Safety Services Association, Inc.
  • Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board, Police Training and Standards
  • Intermediate Certificate, Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training
  • Fire Fighter Certification, California State Fire Marshal
  • Apparatus Driver/Pump Operator Certificate, Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety
  • Basic Certificate, California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training
  • Commercial Vehicle Officer

Professional Associations

  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
  • Society of Automotive Engineers Accident Reconstruction Practices Paper Reviewer
  • National Association of Professional Reconstruction Specialists
  • Southwestern Association of Technical Accident Investigators
  • Illinois Association of Technical Accident Investigators
  • Society of Accident Reconstructionists
  • Forensic Accident Reconstructionists of Oregon
  • California Association of Accident Reconstruction Specialists (CAARS)
  • Midwest Association of Technical Accident Investigators (MATAI)

Please call us to obtain a complete CV for Mr. DiTallo.

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