Dana Collins

Research Specialist/Field Investigator
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Dana Collins began working with Impact Analysis, Inc. as a Research Specialist/Field Investigator in 2020. She previously worked as a Research Associate with Exponent (2012-2020) and as a Legal Assistant/Paralegal with M.P. Holcomb Engineering (2006-2012). 
 

At Impact Analysis, Inc., Ms. Collins works in both the accident reconstruction and biomechanics divisions where she assists consultants as they prepare case file information, providing detailed research material and resources for analysis for phone conferences,

depositions and testimony. Ms. Collins past experience includes paralegal support, field investigations, conducting interviews, background searches as well as creation and organization of written reports and analyses of her findings.

 

Ms. Collins holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Western Michigan University (1995), completed the Michigan State University Highway Traffic Study Program, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Police Traffic Accident Investigation Training(s): Accident Investigation 1, 3, 5 and 6 from 2001-2003. Ms. Collins also received her paralegal certificate from Oakland Community College with Magna Cum Laude honors in 2011.

 

While with M.P. Holcomb Engineering, she worked with the firm’s accident reconstruction team providing consulting and paralegal support. She has also worked as an investigator with a law firm, conducting interviews, background searches as well as creation and organization of written reports and analyses of her findings for attorneys.

Academic Credentials and Professional Honors

B.A., Criminal Justice, Western Michigan University, 1995
 

Michigan State University, Highway Traffic Safety Program, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Police Traffic Accident Investigation Training(s): Accident Investigation 1, 3, 5 and 6, 2001-2003
 

Paralegal Certification, Oakland Community College, 2011

Licenses & Certifications

Certified Paralegal, Michigan
 

Notary Public, Michigan

Prior Experience

Research Associate/Specialist -- Exponent, 2012-2020

Legal Assistant – Paralegal, M.P. Holcomb Engineering, 2006-2012
 

Private Investigation -- Access Research, 2003-2006 
 

Investigator -- Feeney, Kellett, Wienner & Bush, P.C., 2000 to 2003
 

Court Clerk -- Oakland County Circuit Court, 1995 to 2000

Professional Affiliations

Society of Automotive Engineers—SAE