2290 Fig St, Simi Valley, California 93063, United States

(805) 520-0740


CURRICULUM VITAE
LORNE T. STARKS, CFE
Court Qualified Traffic Accident Reconstructionist - Certified Fraud Examiner - ACTAR Accreditation
Calif. Lic: PI# 16464
D&S Investigations
2290 Fig St, Simi Valley, CA 93063 Voice 805-520-0740
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS:
...25 years law enforcement experience
...42 years traffic accident investigation experience
...23 years traffic accident reconstruction experience
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
1989 - Present Traffic Accident Reconstructionist
Has investigated and rendered opinions regarding time, distance, speed, damage analysis, collision
forces, and causation involving over 3000 collisions. Has testified at approximately 215
arbitrations, depositions, and at approximately 40 trials regarding accident causation, speed and
questionable losses.
1969 - 1994 LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
Specialized Collision Investigation Detail (S.C.I.D.)
As a member of this detail, was trained in accident reconstruction, causation and analysis;
investigated and reconstructed major injury, death and minor traffic accidents to seek out and
document latent contributory factors; conducted investigations and rendered opinions for
Departmental actions, the L.A. City Attorney's office and L.A. District Attorney's office in the
reconstruction field for criminal and civil litigations.
Valley Traffic Division - Traffic Accident Investigator and Reconstructionist
Investigated and reported approximately 15,000 traffic accidents; supervised other officers at
major traffic accidents; trained new officers in traffic accident investigation; consulted and
reconstructed traffic accidents for the Valley Traffic Accident Follow-up Detectives.
Basic Accident Investigation School - Coordinator and Instructor
Los Angeles Police Academy
Basic accident investigation and reporting procedures, skid identification, lamp analysis and
diagramming.
Intermediate Accident Investigation School - Coordinator and Instructor
Los Angeles Police Academy
Instructed classes in speed computation from tire marks; tire mark identification; vehicle/roadway
drag factor determination.
Advanced/Technical Accident Investigation - Coordinator and Instructor
Los Angeles Police Academy
Instructed classes in damage analysis, principle direction of thrust, advanced diagramming.
Vehicle Dynamics School - Coordinator and Instructor
Los Angeles Police Academy
Instructed classes in damage analysis, principle direction of thrust, energy and momentum
calculations.
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EDUCATION AND TRAINING
1992 – Present Southwestern Association of Traffic Accident Investigators (SATAI)
Ongoing training classes and testing in all areas of Traffic Accident Reconstruction.
Phoenix, AZ
1994 MediLegal Institute, Seattle, WA
The Biomechanics of Injury in Motor Vehicle Accidents
Injury Mechanics - The Kinesiology of the human body during a collision, "How and Why"
injuries occur.
1991 Northwestern University - Traffic Institute
Traffic Accident Reconstruction II
Phoenix, AZ
1989 Northwestern University - Traffic Institute
Traffic Accident Reconstruction I
Los Angeles, CA
Northwestern University - Traffic Institute
Vehicle Dynamics
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles, CA
1983 Advanced Accident Investigation
1980 Intermediate Accident Investigation
1974 Basic Accident Investigation
CERTIFICATIONS and LICENSES:
2006 Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstructionists (ACTAR) – Hudson, Florida
Accredited Traffic Accident Reconstructionist
1997 Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) - Austin, Texas
Certified Fraud Examiner
1993 State of California , Department of Consumer Affairs
Private Investigator, License #16464
State of California, Department of Justice, P.O.S.T. - Basic, Intermediate & Advanced
COURT QUALIFICATIONS
Qualified in Los Angeles County and Ventura County Criminal Courts and Civil Hearings
approximately 250 times as an expert in the fields of traffic accident reconstruction, accident
causation, speed, damage analysis & collision factors.
AFFILIATIONS:
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) - Austin, TX
Southwestern Association of Technical Accident Investigators (SATAI) - Phoenix, AZ
Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstructionists (ACTAR) – Hudson, FL
Southern California Fraud Investigators Association (SCFIA) - Los Angeles, CA
Peace Officer Standard of Training (POST) - Sacramento, CA (Retired Committee Member)
Los Angeles Police Department - Retired (Rev. 06/12)



Lorne T. Starks, CFE
2290 Fig Street
Simi Valley, California 93063
805-520-0740
E-mail: LorneStarks@DSInvestigations.com


​Lorne T. Starks, CFE