Expert Witness Services

Areas of Expertise:

  • Expert Witness: Experienced in depositions and court testimony
  • Forensics
  • Incident reconstructions
  • Foreign material identification in foods
  • Specialty chemical analysis
  • Chemical microscopy
  • Product testing
  • Laboratory operations and practice
  • Trace evidence identification
  • Microphotography

Professional Experience and Certifications:

  • Certified Professional Chemist by the National Certification Commission for Chemists and Chemical Engineers
  • Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists
  • är'kon Consultants, Director and owner, 1982-present
  • Coordinator, Environmental Technology Program, Brookhaven College, 1994-1997
  • Rockwood Systems Corporation, Dallas: Chief Chemist, 1981-1982
  • Texas Wesleyan College, Fort Worth: temporary assistant professor, 1980-1981
  • University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham: Clinical Chemistry Fellow, 1978-1979
  • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore: Research Fellow, Biophysics Department, 1975-1978


B.A. Chemistry, Louisiana Tech, 1971
Ph.D. Biochemistry, Louisiana State University, 1975
M.Ed. Personnel and Industrial Relations, North Texas State, 1984

Professional Organizations, Activities, and Awards:

  • Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists since 1986; Treasurer, 1990;  President-Elect, 1996-97,  President, 1997-98
  • National Certification Commission for Chemists and Chemical Engineers: Chair,  1992-1995
  • NIH DHEW Public Health Service Fellow: 1976-1978
  • New York Academy of Sciences; 1976
  • American Chemical Society, Dallas-Fort Worth Section, Southwest Region: Public Relations
  • Committee, 1985; Public Relations Chair, 1986;  Chair-Elect/Chair, 1987-88
  • ACS National Division of Chemical Marketing and Economics: Public Relations Chair,  1986-1987; Executive Committee, 1988-1989; Treasure, 1990-1997
  • National Panel of Consumer Arbitrators: Senior Arbitrator.
  • HeartCuts Editor, ChemTech: 1988-1993.
  • “Who’s Who in American Men and Women in Science” since 1971




    Connie M. Hendrickson, PhD • Certified Professional Chemist