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Rob Painter


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I am not an attorney, nor can I give legal advice. I can however answer questions related to stolen vehicles when the insured is denied payment due to misrepresentation. My goal is to sort through all the puported facts in order to determine the truth as to how the vehicle was last operated. I work for insurance companies and against them when their "Forensic Expert" did not do his job in an unbiased manner. Commonly these theft insurance denials are based on the information supplied in the "forensic" report on the vehicle. In most cases conclusions inferring the insured's key (proper key)was used last, based on net opinion with no basis. I scrutinize these reports as to what theories were or were not ruled out.

Experience in the area

I have served as a consultant/expert for plaintiff & defense attorneys since 1998 in 14 different state jurisdictions as well as federal court. I was also the defense expert in a USAF court martials in which we prevailed. I do not take full credit for the prevailing side. It is a joint effort by the client attorney and my extensive knowledge on auto theft, forced entry, forensic ignition analysis, transponders, vehicle fire origin and cause etc.

What do you like about this subject?

I love this work. It gives me the opportunity to demonstrate my knowledge in this field.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I am always learning. The auto industry is always changing.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

I have authored many books, manuals and even a 1,300 slide forensic training course on these subjects.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

I am very controversial because I do not let business as normal to go on.

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Qin07/25/14101010Thank you, Rob. I'll keep you posted .....
Phil Stahl07/02/14101010Thanks for the insights!
Ruthie05/26/14101010Thanks so much I'll just pay the .....
Lynn05/15/14101010Lightning fast reply and although there are .....
jody07/11/13101010i too had looked for regulations and .....

Recent Answers from Rob Painter

2016-02-11 Locating Bank Accounts And Assets To Garnish If I Win Judgement:

Hi Mike,    It seams like an awful lot of work to go to for damage to a rear bumper. What is the value of the claim? Judgments are great except I don't know of many that have successfully collected.  

2015-08-09 Intellectual property rights:

Hello,    Please keep in mind I am not a lawyer,but I do have experience with copyrights, trade marks, service marks and patents from personal experience.    The copyright is held by the artist of the

2014-11-19 AT&T wireless phone/breaking contract:

Hi,    Trust me when I say the Verizon no contract phones are used refurbished phones that are only 3g and substandard to the contract phones. If you think customer service is bad with ATT and contract

2014-10-18 Check cashers:

Hello,    Please realize I am not a lawyer and cannot give legal advice.  I assume you mean payday loan companies. Bad news and the crap they pull on folk is facilitated by state governments.    Well,

2014-06-28 title loan:

Hello,    To be perfectly honest, I don't understand the description of the problem here. You didn't state what your credit standing is either. I would assume it is not very good if you went to a title


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