R. J. Hill Consulting is a forensic consulting engineering firm that specializes in performing failure and accident investigations for attorneys and insurance companies.  Mr. R.J. Hill is a registered professional (mechanical) engineer with 44 years of experience and 39 years in private practice.

Mr. Hill’s career began with his first job as a design engineer working for Chevron Oil Company.  After approximately one year, Mr. Hill left Chevron and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force.  Mr. Hill subsequently obtained his commission  as a second lieutenant and was assigned to Arnold Engineering Development Center.  While at Arnold Center, Mr. Hill worked in the Propulsion Wind Tunnel test facility managing projects involving, most notably, the space shuttle, B-1 bomber and F series fighter aircraft.  After leaving the service, Mr. Hill entered private practice.  Please visit the archives to get an idea of the kinds of forensic investigations that Mr. Hill performs, or simply scroll through the entries.

R.J. Hill Consulting performs a wide variety of forensic engineering investigations. Mr. Hill has been involved in investigations including faulty appliances, fires in HVAC equipment, on the job injury from a faulty hydraulic hose, to vehicular accidents. Please click on the “Investigations” tab in the tool bar and you will find a number of additional examples.  If you have any questions, the best way to reach Mr. Hill is by email.  Please post your question or comment in the comment section.  If you would like to speak with Mr. Hill directly, please include your telephone number with area code and the best time to call.

5 Responses to About

  1. Doug says:

    Dear Mr. Hill,
    I have a similar business in SC. I worked for CH&A ( now EFI) for a few years and have been on my own about 20 years. I use part time electrical and material engineers.
    My emphasis is on product liability and structural damage. Most of my work is for one insurance company. I would love to hear more about your company and the possibility of working together on some projects. Maybe our strengths could complement one another…
    Thanks and have a great day,
    Doug Gingrey
    Strtucture Inspection Company
    Aiken, SC
    cell 803-221-2865


    • Good Morning Mr. Gingrey,

      I would to talk to you about my practice. I’m on my way to work right now but, I’ll try to send you another message this afternoon.

      Thanks for your interest.



    • Dear Mr. Gingrey,

      I have been in private practice since 1983 but, began doing mechanical engineering investigations in 1987. Please visit our website if you haven’t already. The address is http://www.rjhill.com. The website should give you a good idea of the types of investigations that I am asked to perform. You didn’t say anything about doing expert witness testimony but in this business, forensic investigations and the possibility of testifying in court go hand in hand. Do you mainly work in South Carolina or do you travel to other states? The bulk of my practice is in Tennessee but, I’ll go just about anywhere clients want me to go. If you have any questions, please drop me a line.

      Thanks again for your interest.



  2. Hugh Barnard says:

    Yesterday I was surprised to find water flooding my bathroom and upon further investigating found the water tank of my Vorsets toilet cracked and leaking the water. Fortunately I was able to turn water off, mop it up and have little damage. I have another one of these toilets in the hall bathroom (tank #2465). Who should I contact and what should I do?


    • Go ahead and contact your insurance carrier. Let them know about the failed toilet tank. They might not know about the on-going problem with the cracked tanks. If you also know who installed the toilet, they also need to be notified. Please be sure to take pictures of the scene before anything is taken or replaced. Remember, the toilet and all the broken parts belong to you. Be sure that the evidence is preserved by either you or someone who is working on your side. Be sure that the pieces are packed well enough to keep the pieces from getting damaged any further. Hopefully, you will get a replacement toilet with no additional cost to you. Good Luck.


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