Larry Morgan has been with Trident Engineering since 2005 and became Senior Vice President one year later. Larry also serves as Trident’s Director of Electrical Engineering. Larry came to Trident with substantial experience in testifying in product liability cases for his former employer, Black & Decker. Larry received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering with a Mechanical Engineering Minor and an A.S. Electrical Engineering, both from Johns Hopkins University.
During the last eight years of Larry’s forty-six years at Black & Decker he assisted with evaluation, investigation, and legal defense of product liability claims and lawsuits brought against B&D, visited numerous accident sites and fire scenes, examined numerous allegedly defective products and documented findings. Larry testified as both a company representative and expert witness. He interfaced with legal firms on a daily basis. Larry also assisted with CPSC product recalls of B & D products and reviewed new product designs for safety and regulatory agency compliance.
Prior to his work in the B & D Legal Department, Larry was responsible for worldwide test board listing and compliance of all products designed and marketed by the U.S. Power Tool Group at B&D. Larry has also designed B & D consumer products and managed groups of designers.
Areas of Practice:
- Electrical engineering relating to electrical fires and lightning strikes
- Defects involving motors, batteries and chargers, small appliances, and other electrical components
- Electrocution and electrical shock issues
- The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
- Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
- National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
- National Safety Council
- Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
- International Association of Arson Investigators
- IEEE Paper: Impregnation Materials for Universal Motors in Power Tools.
- “Shortcuts to Universal Motor Testing” – Article in Insulation Magazine
- “Standardized Thermal Overload Data for Portable Tool Insulation Materials” – Article in Insulation Magazine
- Participated in the design of the Apollo moon drill.
- Lecturer at the University of Nevada, Reno.