Fire, Explosion and Electrical Liability

SWR attorneys have litigated and tried cases involving fires, explosions and electrical liability for over 25 years. Our attorneys include National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI) Certified Fire and Explosion Investigators and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards Committee Members. Our attorneys routinely teach leading industry experts about emerging areas of origin and cause standards, and we work with these experts throughout the case, from initial consultations about technical issues to preparations for deposition and trial testimony.

Our attorneys can assist with all phases of these cases, from initial scene and crisis management, to origin and cause investigation, through ADR, trial and appeal. SWR brings to each case a detailed understanding of the products, fuels and ignition scenarios involved in these incidents. Specifically, our experience includes cases and trials involving the following fuels, chemicals, products and industries:

Fuels and Chemicals:

  • Propane
  • Natural Gas
  • Butane
  • Gasoline
  • Kerosene
  • Oils
  • Dispersed Dusts
  • Incendiary
  • Electrical


  • Chlorine
  • Sulfuric Acid
  • PCBs
  • Hydrochloric Acid
  • Sodium Hypochlorite

Industries and Products:

  • Natural Gas
  • Oil exploration and drilling
  • Utility locating, boring and trenching
  • Fuel storage, transmission and distribution
  • Fuel refining
  • Chemical manufacturing, transportation and storage
  • Electrical utilities
  • Household appliances
  • Industrial Equipment
  • HVAC
  • Water heaters
  • Marine
  • Recreational vehicles
  • Construction
  • Fire Service and Protection