Bernard F. Pettingill, Jr., PhD
Senior Forensic Economist
Bernard (Biff) Pettingill, former professor of economics at the Florida Institute of Technology and Palm Beach Atlantic University, has also taught for many years at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette and as an associate professor at Louisiana State University Medical School. Dr. Pettingill has been a forensic economist since 1985; he has testified by deposition or trial in over 1500 cases in 29 states plus the U.S. Virgin Islands.
He completed his doctorate degree in economics and social administration in 1977 from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom, after graduating with a Master of Public Health from Tulane University and an MBA from Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana.
He specializes in analyzing catastrophic personal injury cases; he also maintains licensing in health and life insurance in Florida, Louisiana, and California and provides structured settlement analyses.
Dr. Pettingill has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, medical economics, comparative health systems, etc. He has presented seminars for plaintiff and defense attorneys.
He is a member of the National Association of Forensic Economists and the American Association of Economic and Financial Experts, and has published numerous articles in the area of health and medical economics.