Sam Kodsi, B.Eng., P.Eng.

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Sam Kodsi

Consulting Forensic Engineer


+1 647 558 3865 (Office)
2 - 886 Winston Churchill Blvd.
Oakville, ON L6J 7X5

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Sam Kodsi joined J.S. Held in July of 2022 as part of J.S. Held's acquisition of Kodsi Forensic Engineering.

Sam Kodsi, P.Eng., graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from McMaster University and is a registered Consulting Professional Engineer in Ontario. He is also a Certified CDR Analyst and CXLT Certified XL Tribometrist. Mr. Kodsi has been active in automotive engineering safety since 1995 and has specialized in Accident Reconstruction since 1997. He has been involved in more than 5,000 technical investigations and has been the lead engineer in more than 4,000 reconstructions involving motor vehicle collisions and other personal injury incidents. Mr. Kodsi has been involved in peer-reviewed research and testing and has qualified to provide expert evidence in the Ontario Court of Justice, Superior Court of Justice, and in Arbitrations in accident reconstruction dynamics & speeds, biomechanics, mechanical failures, collision consistency, and driver perception & response.

Sam’s personal interests include visual arts, Modern Arnis (Filipino Martial Arts), and traveling.

Key Expertise

  • Driver Behavior Evaluation
  • Vehicle Dynamics
  • Post-Crash Vehicle Inspection
  • Crash Data Retrieval
  • Vehicle Mechanical Assessment
  • Low-Speed Impact Analysis
  • Collision Severity Assessment
  • Personal Injury Incident Investigation
  • Components Failure Analysis
  • Vehicle & Component Testing

Professional Affiliations/Memberships/Licenses/Training

  • Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO)
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), Active in Technical Paper Evaluation
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Canadian Society of Forensic Science (CSFS)
  • Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals (CARSP)
  • International Association of Accident Reconstruction Specialists (IAARS)
  • International Association of Technical Accident Investigators and Reconstructionists (CATAIR)
  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
  • Special Honour and Recognition for Excellence in Physics, 1992
  • Motorcycle License (Class M), 1994
  • Certified CDR System Operator, 2003
  • Designated CXLT (Certified XL Tribometrist), 2004

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