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Leslie N. Wilder, PE, CPE, CFE

Leslie N. Wilder, PE, CPE, CFE

150 Jennie Lane
Fairfield, Connecticut 06824

Phone(203) 255-8880

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Leslie Wilder, President of Sabon Industries, Inc., provides expert witness services and consultation services in product design and manufacturing, failure analysis, products liability, safety, and slips, trips and falls.


In addition to forensic services, whether as a testifying or non-testifying expert, Leslie N. Wilder/Sabon Industries, Inc. offers consulting services in engineering, human factors, product development, and manufacturing. Clients have included Stanley Tools, ATT, and other industrial firms. Mr. Wilder holds 16 patents, including the Bell System Trimline telephone, and has been an expert witness in several patent litigation matters. Where appropriate, functional models can be constructed to demonstrate alternative approaches to existing products.

Litigation Support Services

A partial listing of Mr. Wilder's background and experience includes:

• mowers and garden equipment
• snow throwers
• skis, boots and bindings
• bicycles
• sports and recreational products and equipment
• ladders, chairs and stools
• power and hand tools, shop equipment
• industrial and production machinery
• vehicles, seat belts and brakes
• automatic doors and mechanisms
• appliances, switches and other electromechanical devices
• patent litigation
• slips, trips and falls

Areas of Expertise

Consulting Practice

All States

Professional Experience

Sabon Industries, Inc. - President

The Hopp Press, Inc. - Vice President and General Manager

Mechtronics Corporation - Executive Vice President

AMF Inc. - Director of Engineering, Leisure Products

Dictaphone Corp, - Vice President Research and Development

Icore Industries - Manager of Research and Development

Autonetics/North American Aviation - Research Specialist

Bell Telephone Laboratories - Member of Technical Staff


Licensed Professional Engineer - CA, CT, NY, FL (2009-15)
Board Certified Diplomate Forensic Engineer
Board Certified Professional Ergonomist (1996-2016)

Legal Experience & Services

Mr. Wilder has provided expert testimony in state, federal and international courts regarding a wide variety of engineering and forensic investigations for both plaintiff and defense attorneys.


Past and present affiliations include:
• National Academy of Forensic Engineers (Past President)
• American Society of Mechanical Engineers
• National Society of Professional Engineers
• Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
• Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
• American Society for Testing & Materials
• Society of Automotive Engineers
• International Society for Skiing Safety

Professional References

"persuasive, knowledgeable" - Chief Judge - U.S Court of Appeals

"...only when I was recommended to Mr. Wilder that I fully understood my case and was able to bring about a successful result"
"... presentations both written and oral were clear and concise and communicated in simple direct style"
"... absolutely qualified in every way as a Forensic Engineer"
" engineer I have worked with, and I have worked with a fair number"


B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University
M.S. Engineering Mechanics, Stanford University
M.S. Electrical Engineering, New York University

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