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Rapperport Associates

Rapperport Associates

8 Wallis Court
Lexington, Massachusetts 02421

Phone(781) 862-9001


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Rapperport Associates provides forensic engineering services: fire and explosion investigation, failure analysis and accident reconstruction services. The company has built a reputation for superior work product and professional integrity since 1974.


Rapperport Associates provides forensic engineering services in fire and explosion investigation, failure analysis and accident reconstruction, but has also enjoyed significant success in tackling unusual cases requiring a creative blend of engineering and scientific problem solving skills.

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Presenting the results of forensic investigations in a clear and compelling manner is a cornerstone of Rapperport Associates. Each case is provided an online case file to enhance collaboration between engineers, scientists and other professionals. This method of frequently updating online case files with professional graphics also helps to ease monitoring of the project so that the scope can be adjusted to accommodate changing technical and legal developments.

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Dan Rapperport provides personal attention to each case, from initial consultation to court presentation. In complex cases, he assembles a team of highly qualified experts selected to ensure the highest standards of forensic engineering. They collaborate, using specialized techniques, such as, computer modeling of fires, scanning electron microscopy, flammability testing, and finite element analysis to respond to the clients particular needs.

Consulting Practice

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Professional Experience

Rapperport Associates has been involved in large and small cases since 1974 with losses of billions of dollars.


Certified Fire and Explosion Specialist
Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator


Stanford University, Masters in Engineering with training in Biomechanics
Cornell University, Bachelor of Science in Engineering

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