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Our Expert Staff

Personnel from Wright Group, Inc. assist insurance companies, attorneys and manufacturers with issues dealing with the origin and cause of fires, explosions, electrical and mechanical failures. Our unbiased experts provide reliable results when working on the behalf of plaintiffs or defense. From initiation to resolution, we work with you to put forward the best possible case.

  • Fires & Explosions

  • Dryers & Appliances

  • Vehicles, Marine & Heavy Equipment

  • Mechanical

  • Electrical


Wayne Miller


Mr. Miller has been a fire and explosion analyst for the Wright Group for the past sixteen years in the private sector. Prior to this Mr. Miller was a Special Agent Criminal Investigator and  Certified Fire Investigator for the United States Treasury, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms for twenty-five years during which time he was also a member of the ATF National Response Team. 

During his illustrious career, Mr. Miller examined more than 2,300 scenes, responded to over twenty-five major incidents, including large fire and explosion loss investigations, as well as testifying as an expert in more than forty cases in Federal and State courts; in both civil and criminal cases.

Scott Popovich


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Mr. Popovich’s professional career includes 25 years with the Woonsocket Fire Department in the city of Woonsocket, RI. In that capacity he has been involved in many different emergency services including Deputy Director of Emergency Management, Assistant Fire Marshal, Lieutenant and Firefighter. As a licensed state of Rhode Island Assistant Deputy State Fire Marshal his duties included: fire origin and cause determination, diagramming of fire scenes, interviewing witnesses and suspects, collection of evidence. He was also responsible for inspecting buildings to locate hazardous conditions and fire code violations, prepared investigative reports and assisted in the prosecution of fire code violators and arsonists.


Mr. Popovich has a Master of Science in Fire and Arson Investigation from the University of New Haven with a heavy concentration in forensics and a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration from Roger Williams University. He maintains certifications as a fire investigator and fire inspector and has attended numerous classes at the National Fire Academy.


Michael Stoddard


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Mr. Stoddard has been a Fire Origin and Cause Analyst for over seventeen years. He is a Certified Fire Investigator with both IAAI and NAFI accreditations. Mr. Stoddard also has twenty years of fire service experience with Firefighter I/II and Haz-Mat qualifications. Mike has also presented for IAAI, NASP and others, including several seminars focusing on clothes dryer fires and advanced fire investigation. Mr. Stoddard is also committed to continuing education by attending training courses and seminars each year. Mr. Stoddard has qualified as an expert in court and has provided expert testimony in over thirty cases throughout his career. 

Mike has also made great strides in the origin and cause analysis of clothes dryer fires and is one of the premier dryer fire experts in United States. 

Stephen Harris


Mr. Harris is certified as a fire and explosion investigator, vehicle fire investigator, fire investigation instructor, master technician in automotive, heavy truck and collision repair, crash data retrieval technician and analyst, as well as a post-secondary automotive instructor. He has twenty-five years of ongoing training and certification in the fire investigative field. Mr. Harris has been a fire and explosion and mechanical failure analyst for thirty years, as well as a motor vehicle mechanical and collision repair technician for nearly fifty years. 

Mr. Harris has also had over nearly thirty years experience with court testimony and deposition in numerous cases. 


Jeremiah Pratt


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Jeremiah Pratt has been the Forensic Electrical Expert for the Wright Group for five years, using his Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering and certification as a Fire and Explosion Investigator to assist clients with technical aspects of their cases. Mr. Pratt has previous experience as a contractor for the Department of Defense (DOD) and commercial product engineering with knowledge in product design, product testing, ISO standards, Mil spec standards, consumer product standards, risk analysis, DFMEA, engineering revision and product recalls. He has worked as an Electrical Engineer in microwave systems, residential and commercial building wiring, utilities, magnetism, FDA approved medical devices, military technology, robotics, semiconductor processing equipment, automation systems and fire detection systems. Mr. Pratt also has over twenty-three years experience as a firefighter and EMT. Mr. Pratt has given testimony in depositions and as an expert witness in court.