Canada’s Largest Forensic Engineering and Fire Investigation Firm

Origin and Cause provide cross-disciplinary forensic expertise to insurance companies, law firms, independent adjusters, manufacturers, and corporate risk managers in Toronto and all over the Canada. We have been a trusted leader for over 25 years, helping our clients discover the truth by determining the facts through expert forensic engineering investigation.

Our Forensic Experts

At Origin and Cause, each investigation is led by a highly trained forensic expert with an average 25 years of investigative experience. Cumulatively, our team has investigated over 30,000 cases.

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Cutting-edge Failure Analysis

We respond rapidly to incidents, bringing decades of forensic engineering expertise to bear. Our engineers find accurate and practical solutions for our clients in Toronto and across Canada. Our meticulous work in the field and in the lab, combined with our industry-leading reporting provides clients with accurate reports and testimony that can make the difference to claims and legal outcomes.

Delivering the Facts

Our reputation is built on our integrity and commitment to the facts. We guarantee unbiased opinions based on factual evidence determined through scientific methodology, examination and laboratory testing. Every investigation is led by a forensic expert with an average of 25 years’ experience.

Leadership Team

Mazen Habash

President & Consulting Forensic Engineer

Richard Kooren

Vice President & Consulting Forensic Engineer

Shauna Hall

Ancaster Branch Manager

Vladamir Chilstovsky

Forensic Engineer & Branch Manager

Ken Swan

Fire & Explosion Investigator & Western Canada Manager

Mario Delorme

Fire & Explosion Investigator & Eastern Canada Manager

George Costandi

Business Development & Marketing Manager