Giffin Koerth Inc.

Giffin Koerth Inc. is one of Canada’s largest and most respected forensic services firms.

Location: Toronto
Members: 24
Latest Activity: Dec 4, 2015

Senior principals Chris Giffin and Ron Koerth founded Giffin Koerth in January 2002 in pursuit of a five-part vision:

  • The highest standards of excellence in all things, including technical performance, client service and professional environment
  • An uncompromising pursuit of the truth of each matter, communicated in a clear, compelling and unbiased way
  • A multidisciplinary approach enabling us to definitively analyze cause
  • A commitment to research to enlarge our understanding and contribute to our profession
  • A commitment to community to share what we have learned with our clients and colleagues


Areas of Expertise:

  • Forensic Engineering
  • Loss Mitigation / Remediation


Our goal is to provide our clients, and the courts, with a true, clear, solid picture of what actually happened. The causes behind it. And how to prevent it from reoccurring

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Comment by Chris Giffin on May 25, 2012 at 4:01pm

Rob Parkinson will be presenting at the Canadian Society of Biomechanics/Societe Canadienne de Biomechanique (CSB/SBC) 17th Bi-Annual Meeting to be held on Simon Fraser University's Burnaby campus from June 6 to 9, 2012. The student workshop will take place on Thursday, June 7 from 4:45 to 5:45 pm and will highlight the opportunities for biomechanics outside of academia, with a focus on the role of biomechanics in the forensic community. Rob’s presentation will cover his academic background, how he entered the forensic field, and the challenges and successes that he experienced within the industry.  For more information, please click here

Comment by Chris Giffin on May 9, 2012 at 2:46pm

Matthew Allen will be a speaker at the 2012 FERRO Canada Symposium “Insider Secrets to Managing Environmental Risk: Real World Lessons That Will Save You Time And Make You Money” at the Paramount Conference and Event Centre, 222 Rowntree Diary Rd., in Woodbridge, Ontario on May 24, 2012. 

FERRO Canada has assembled a dream team of environmental construction and risk specialists, who will give you the inside secrets to managing risks in the “real world”.  The C.R.A.S.H. team of experts will lead you through the environmental risk life cycle, and show you how to manage the risks and attack the opportunities.  For more information and to register, please click here

Comment by Chris Giffin on May 9, 2012 at 2:45pm

Russell Brownlee will be presenting at the Transportation Law Seminar & Mock Trial at the McCague Borlack Learning Centre at 130 King Street West in Toronto, Ontario on May 16, 2012.  The mock trial will focus on a single car motor vehicle accident causing injuries, with the inclusion of a tavern liability element. The trial will also investigate the design and the condition of the subject roadway, and to what duties/obligations the municipalities’ owed to the driver. For more information, please click here

Comment by Chris Giffin on May 2, 2012 at 10:01am

Russell Brownlee will be the keynote speaker at the full day forum on School Siting and School Site Design for a Healthy Community on Thursday, May 17, 2012 in Hamilton, Ontario. Russell’s presentation will focus on the planning and designing for safety within school areas. His presentation will draw on years of experience related to school planning, design and operations as a municipal employee as well as through in-service safety review consulting work. The workshop is being held with the support of the City of Hamilton, Metrolinx and the Heart & Stroke Foundation. For further details, see attached School%20Site%20Forum%20Flyer_May%2017%20Russell.pdf

Comment by Chris Giffin on May 2, 2012 at 9:58am

Russell Brownlee invited once again to present Road Authority Risk Management related to transportation maintenance at the Ontario Good Road Association (OGRA) Practical Urban Maintenance Course on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 in Guelph, Ontario.  The presentation will focus on the forensic investigations and liability aspects of road maintenance and includes a number of case studies from Ontario jurisdictions.  For further details, please click here

Comment by Chris Giffin on May 1, 2012 at 4:15pm

To help support our team of experts, Giffin Koerth is pleased to announce that we have acquired a Faro Focus 3D Laser Scanner, the latest in digital scanning technology.

The Faro Focus 3D Laser Scanner is a high speed scanner for fast and detailed documentation of any environment.  The Faro Focus 3D can quickly take millions of points in only minutes creating a 3D representation of complex Accident Scenes, Building Sites, Roads, Landscape Features and Vehicles as well as various other objects or systems.  Contact Giffin Koerth to see what we can do for you.  For more information on the Faro Focus 3D Laser Scanner, please visit

Comment by Chris Giffin on April 27, 2012 at 11:51am

The Giffin Koerth Solar Energy Group has announced they have exceeded 5 megawatts (approximately 21,000 panels) of solar commissioning. 

Leaders in the development of the commissioning process, the Solar Group consults with developers, manufacturers, regulatory agencies and contractors. 


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