Meet The TeamMichael Lanxon, Senior Fire Consultant
I am a 1982 graduate of the University of Illinois Fire Academy (Fire Service Institute) and attained my AAS degree in Fire Science from Southwestern Illinois College in 1991.
I served as a professional fire fighter for over 30 years, retiring as a Battalion Chief with the Belleville Fire Department in Illinois in 2012. I was a fire suppression supervisor, and served as Chief Officer of the Fire Investigation Unit.
In 1989, I completed the requisites for certification through the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) and am currently a Certified Fire Investigator, having maintained that certification since that time.
I am co-owner of Midwest Fire Consulting Group, LLC. I have been employed in the private sector since 1988, doing consulting work for attorneys, manufacturers and the insurance industry. My expertise is subrogation, fraud, liability and product defense cases. I am certified as an Expert Witness in both Federal and Circuit Courts.
All of my investigations are based on the Scientific Method outlined in NFPA 921, Guide for Fire & Explosion Investigations. My qualifications are in accordance to NFPA 1033, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator.
My Curriculum Vitae and Testimony Record are available upon request.
Fax: (618) 808-0190
P.O. Box 1096, Murphysboro, IL 62966
401 Torchlight Lane
Lebanon, IL 62254