Asbestos Expert Witnesses

Asbestos expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on asbestos. The asbestos expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Business Damages, Civil Engineering, Economics, Engineering, Environmental, Failure Analysis, Indoor Air Quality, Industrial Hygiene, Insurance, Internal Medicine, Maritime, Mold, Occupational Medicine, Products Liability, and Public Health.

Dr. Eric N Brown, CIH, CSP Indoor Environments

All states, but based in, California
Mold, Industrial Hygiene - Asbestos, Bad Faith, Construction Safety, Environmental, Ergonomics, Hazardous Materials, Human Factors Engineering, Industrial Hygiene & Mold, Landlord / Tenant, Lead Poisoning, Occupational / Environmental Health, OSHA, Safety, Wrongful Death
Dr. Eric N. Brown, CIH, CSP, is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), with both certifications in good standing with the issuing boards. Dr. Brown holds a Doctorate in Public Health with an Industrial Hygiene specialization from the University of California at Los Angeles, and a Master’s degree in Public Health with an Occupational Health specialization from the Medical College of Ohio. He has over 20 years of experience in: Health and Safety Industrial Hygiene Indoor Air Quality Exposure Assessments Heat Stress Litigation Support Dr. Brown has been a designated expert in hundreds of cases, been deposed dozens of times, and has testified successfully in both trials and arbitrations. His services are available to attorneys representing both plaintiff and defendant.

Jerry A. Formisano, Jr., PhD, CIH, CSP GKO Environmental Health Services, LLC

California
Industrial Hygiene, Maritime - asbestos, U.S. Navy, asbestos insulation, asbestos gaskets, exposure assessment, boiler plant safety, steam plant safety, mathematical modeling
Experience with chemical exposures to United States Navy personnel who worked with aircraft, in shipyards, or on-board U.S. Navy ships, at sea, including during repair and overhaul. United States Navy active-duty Industrial Hygiene Officer 1986-2007. Familiar with U.S. Navy regulations for health and safety. Specialized training with U.S. Navy and U.S. Army to assist personnel deployed to combat areas with potential chemical exposures to toxic industrial chemicals (TICS), toxic industrial materials (TIMS) and Chemical, Biological, Radioactive, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) weapons of mass destruction. Director of Industrial Hygiene for U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center 2003-2007. Senior Industrial Hygienist for Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard 2007-2013 assisting Los Angeles (688) class nuclear submarines. Experience with asbestos removal, asbestos air sampling, asbestos identification, and counting of asbestos fibers. Trained in asbestos identification and ...

Mason D. Harrell, III, MD, MPH, FACOEM

San Diego, California
Occupational Medicine, Public Health - Chemical Exposures, Heat Injuries, Asbestos, Dust, Mold, Air Quality, Heavy Metals, Radiation, Toxicology, Fitness for Duty, Return to Work, Malingering, Stress, Violence, PTSD, Personal Injury, Disability, Chronic Pain, Telemedicine, Primary Care, Urgent Care, Public Health and Coronavirus COVID-19
Harvard-trained, double board-certified, full-time practicing physician in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Public Health, and General Preventive Medicine. Medical expert work with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the World Health Organization (WHO), American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), and MDGuidelines®. Published original research on Long Term and Short Term Disability in ACOEM’s Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and chapter author of Psychological Factors and Workforce Health in ACOEM’s Occupational Health Guide. Published with the World Health Organization in the Journal of Infectious Disease on Ebola infections in health care workers. His involvement in the coronavirus (COVID-19) response includes instructing medical, health, and safety professionals, creating policies and procedures, directing preventive medicine and public health, mitigating transmission-risk, managing safe return to work, cluster outb...

George C. McLaughlin, MBA JS Held

Oakland, California
Economics, Business Damages - Lost income, lost wages, employment discharge, personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, business valuation, life care plan valuation, pension valuation, Subchapter S valuation, asbestos, self employed income
I have testified over 100 times for both plaintiffs and defendants regarding lost income in personal injury, and wrongful death cases from both wage earners and self employed persons. I have also testified in business interruption, partnership disputes, marital dissolutions, and other matters regarding business income. I hold the following credentials: Certified Earning Analyst from the American Rehabilitation Economics Association, and Certified Valuation Analyst from the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. Please see my LinkedIn profile at http://www.linkedin.com/in/georgemclaughlinmba for referrals from clients. Ray Coates of Low Ball and Lynch stated: "George is an excellent expert witness. He is well prepared, makes a nice impression in front of the jury, and presents technical information in an understandable manner."

Stephen L. Newman, MD, MBA, FACP, FCCP, DABSM

Denver, Colorado
Pulmonary Disease, Occupational Medicine - Asbestos, Silicosis, Cancer,Certified Grade B reader NIOSH, IMEs, Internal Medicine, Occupational Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders
I have served as an expert witness in occupational pulmonary disease: asbestos and silicosis for 20 years. I am a NIOSH Certified Grade B reader. I will serve as an expert witness for malpractice, defense in internal, pulmonary and sleep disorders medicine. I am a consultant to industry in both medical device and pharmaceutical product development.

Jerry A. Formisano, Jr., PhD, CIH, CSP GKO Environmental Health Services, LLC

Kailua, Hawaii
Industrial Hygiene, Maritime - asbestos, U.S. Navy, asbestos insulation, asbestos gaskets, exposure assessment, boiler plant safety, steam plant safety, mathematical modeling
Experience with chemical exposures to United States Navy personnel who worked with aircraft, in shipyards, or on-board U.S. Navy ships, at sea, including during repair and overhaul. United States Navy active-duty Industrial Hygiene Officer 1986-2007. Familiar with U.S. Navy regulations for health and safety. Specialized training with U.S. Navy and U.S. Army to assist personnel deployed to combat areas with potential chemical exposures to toxic industrial chemicals (TICS), toxic industrial materials (TIMS) and Chemical, Biological, Radioactive, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) weapons of mass destruction. Director of Industrial Hygiene for U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center 2003-2007. Senior Industrial Hygienist for Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard 2007-2013 assisting Los Angeles (688) class nuclear submarines. Experience with asbestos removal, asbestos air sampling, asbestos identification, and counting of asbestos fibers. Trained in asbestos identification and ...

Ian Cull, CIH, PE Indoor Science

Chicago, Illinois
Mold, Indoor Air Quality - Industrial Hygiene, Asbestos, Lead, Radon, VOCs, COVID, Ventilation, Carbon Monoxide, Legionella, Structural Fires, Flooding & Sewage, Formaldehyde
Ian Cull, CIH, PE is the Founder and Chief Science Officer of Indoor Science. Mr. Cull is an internationally recognized expert and has been hired to work on mold and indoor air quality projects in over a dozen different countries around the globe. He has served as the National Technical Director of the Indoor Air Quality Association and authored the book "Fundamentals of Mold Remediation". Mr. Cull has served as an expert witness on multiple federal cases related to mold and indoor air quality. He has served as an expert for both plaintiff and defense. Mr. Cull has helped clients on over 7 figures of settlements and verdicts as a testifying and/or consulting expert. His cases involve single-family homes, offices, and multi-family buildings. Ian Cull is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and licensed professional engineer (PE). His degree is in Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1996). Mr. Cull has over 20 years of experience con...

Roger R. Machut, P.E., LEED AP Solution Engineering Group

Montgomery, Illinois
Civil Engineering, Failure Analysis - Site and Land Development, Project Management, Utility Design, Surface and Groundwater Flooding, Roadway Design, Bituminous and Concrete Pavement Design, Stormwater Management, Runway Pavement Design, Slip and Fall Injuries, Root Cause Construction Failures, Lead, Asbestos, Mold, Radon
Roger Machut is a Senior Civil Engineering Expert for Solution Engineering Group. He consults on all aspects of roadway design, bituminous and concrete paving design, runway pavement design, stormwater management, utility design, site development, and surface and groundwater flooding. Mr. Machut has over 30 years of practical professional experience in civil engineering, in both design and construction applications. Combined with decades of holding positions of leadership in various organizations, Mr. Machut has developed a unique ability to express the complex in ways understandable to individual audiences, allow each group to take action or make a decision. As a solution creator, he equally identifies root causes of failures, inefficient methodologies, and unsustainable construction. Adding to his total professional credentials is the Mr. Machut’s 33 years of service in the United States Marine Corps, from which he retired as a Brigadier General. In addition to his extensi...

Charles M Yarborough, MD, MPH CYHealthAssociates, LLC

Bethesda, Maryland
Occupational Medicine, Internal Medicine - Medical Epidemiology, Asbestos, Chrysotile, Lead, Occupational Disease, Causation, Independent Medical Examinations (IME), Toxic Tort, Impairment, Fraud, Product Liability, Toxicology, Case Review, Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer, Healthy Life Expectancy, Risk Management
Charles Yarborough, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACPM, CIME, is president of CYHealthAssociates, LLC, a health consulting and research firm based in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Yarborough is Board-certified in Internal Medicine and also in Occupational Medicine. Licensed in several states and DC, he continues to see patients for these areas of medicine at company and community clinics. For litigation support he writes expert reports and was deposed and has testified mostly in asbestos and lead matters. Dr. Yarborough is on the medical staff of Johns Hopkins hospital in Bethesda and Inova Alexandria Hospital. Before joining Lockheed Martin as medical director in 2007 until 2015, he was senior managing scientist in New York City for an international engineering and health consulting firm, a company physician, and a doctor in private practice. For years he was a part-time Chief Physician at the VA Health Care System and medical consultant to USDOL on medical causation. Dr. Yarborough is an elected ...

John H Murphy, BSc MHSc MBA PhD ROH CIH MACE Resource EHS America, Inc.

Boston, Massachusetts
Industrial Hygiene, Products Liability - Exposure, Legionnaires, Asbestos, Occupational Disease, Infection Control, COVID, Indoor Air Quality, Mold, Respirators, Carbon Monoxide, Chemical Product Liability, Pesticides
Adjunct Professor - Occupational & Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of Toronto Member, American College of Epidemiology Member, Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology Certified Industrial Hygienist (American Board of Industrial Hygiene) Registered Occupational Hygienist (Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists) Licensed Pesticide Applicator Licensed Asbestos Project Supervisor

James M. Miller, PE, PhD J.M. Miller Engineering, Inc.

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Engineering, Warnings & Labels - Accident Reconstruction, Agriculture, Automotive, Chemical Hazards (Asbestos, Diacetyl, etc.), Explosions, Electrical, Environmental, Hazard Communication, Human Factors, Instructions, Labels, Warnings, OSHA, Premise Liability, Product Liability, Vapes and E-cigarettes, Battery Fires, Child Safety
Dr. Miller is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Michigan and a registered professional engineer and consultant with over 35 years of experience as an expert witness. He specializes in warnings, labeling, and instruction manuals, consumer product design, process safety, explosions and fire science, chemical hazards (diacetyl, asbestos, benzene, etc.), machine guarding, vehicle visibility, tractor egress/ingress, slip and fall prevention, recreational vehicles (ATVs, boats, and personal watercraft), and compliance with safety standards (OSHA, MSDS, CPSC, ANSI, ASTM, UL, etc.) Miller Engineering also has a staff with degrees in the Mechanical, Chemical, Agricultural, Industrial, and Human Factors fields of engineering. Recently, Dr. Miller has been handling cases involving battery fires, particularly with respect to e-cigarettes, vaporizers, or "vapes". Dr. Miller has authored a chapter titled "Hazard Communication and Right-to-Know: Regulatory Issues" in the Safety Enginee...

Craig R. Brown

Merrimack, New Hampshire
Insurance, Environmental - Bad Faith, Liability Insurance, Reinsurance, D&O, Claims Made and Occurrence Policies, Runoff, Insurance Fraud, Workers Compensation, Risk Management, Claims Adjusting, Opioids, Construction Defect, Asbestos, Talc, Glyphosate, Sports Injury, Sexual Abuse, Lead Paint, Mold, MTBE, Implants, Silica.
As in-house counsel at a third-party administrator testified numerous times as a fact witness and designated PMK regarding insurance and reinsurance issues. In 2021, testified as expert in successful multi-million dollar D&O arbitration and worked as independent consultant to runoff investors. Formerly Vice President of seven insurance companies. Over the past 36 years, litigated or arbitrated insurance, reinsurance and/or bad faith in over 30 states and four countries. Partner in two prominent national law firms representing various insurers and reinsurers as national counsel. Presented at numerous seminars in US and UK put on by DRI, Perrin, PLRB/LIRB. AIRROC, American Conference Institute, International Association of Defense Counsel, Practicing Law Institute, Mealey's, CPCU Society, and home builders' associations regarding insurance, reinsurance, torts and related issues.

Ralph E. Estep, PhD, RN, CIH, CSP Health Systems Safety

East Concord, New York
Industrial Hygiene, Safety - Chemical exposure assessment, Accident Investigation, Slip, trips and falls, Confined space entry, SARS/COVID, Legionella, Asbestos, Mold, Snow Sports injury
I am a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH- ABIH 7042) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP- BCSP 14644) in comprehensive practice. I have over 35 years of experience working with legal counsel providing consultation, deposition or testimony in injury, illness and accident investigation/loss prevention/hazard mitigation and control matters. Industrial Hygiene experience comprises chemical exposure risk assessment, biological exposure risk assessment including Legionella Control and Prevention, bloodborne pathogens, and physical exposure risk assessments including noise and nonionizing radiation. Safety professional experience includes accident investigation including the use of Management Oversight Risk Tree (MORT), Events and Causal Factors Analysis, Barriers Analysis and the application of regulatory and consensus standards. Additionally, I am a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of New York (297371) that adds a deeper understanding of the mechanisms of injury and illness...

Patrick J Rafferty, MSPH, CIH Rafferty & James, Inc.

New York
Industrial Hygiene, Indoor Air Quality - Expert in asbestos, benzene, solvent, and other chemical exposure assessment, dose reconstruction, and state of the art. Expert in mold inspection, sampling, and remediation. Expert in investigations of indoor air quality and water damage from construction, firefighting, and storm damage.
Mr. Rafferty has successfully served as an expert witness in industrial hygiene, indoor air quality, mold exposure, and other occupational and public health issues. His opinions are based on a sound understanding of the science and facts in each case, and his written reports and oral testimony are presented in clear, concise language that is engaging and easily understood. In his 35 years as a CIH, Mr. Rafferty has conducted hundreds of exposure assessments in a wide variety of industrial, commercial, institutional and residential facilities on three continents. As a technical director of two leading national environmental consulting firms, he provided leadership and oversight of technical excellence in the work of dozens of industrial hygienists. He has served as an expert in cases relating to proposed OSHA regulations, workers’ compensation, and criminal sentencing; as well as litigation involving property damage, construction defects, personal injury, and insurance coverage. ...

Patrick J Rafferty, MSPH, CIH Rafferty & James, Inc.

Devon, Pennsylvania
Industrial Hygiene, Indoor Air Quality - Expert in asbestos, benzene, solvent, and other chemical exposure assessment, dose reconstruction, and state of the art. Expert in mold inspection, sampling, and remediation. Expert in investigations of indoor air quality and water damage from construction, firefighting, and storm damage.
Mr. Rafferty has successfully served as an expert witness in industrial hygiene, indoor air quality, mold exposure, and other occupational and public health issues. His opinions are based on a sound understanding of the science and facts in each case, and his written reports and oral testimony are presented in clear, concise language that is engaging and easily understood. In his 35 years as a CIH, Mr. Rafferty has conducted hundreds of exposure assessments in a wide variety of industrial, commercial, institutional and residential facilities on three continents. As a technical director of two leading national environmental consulting firms, he provided leadership and oversight of technical excellence in the work of dozens of industrial hygienists. He has served as an expert in cases relating to proposed OSHA regulations, workers’ compensation, and criminal sentencing; as well as litigation involving property damage, construction defects, personal injury, and insurance coverage. ...

Thomas Dydek, PhD, DABT, PE Dydek Toxicology Consulting

Austin, Texas
Toxicology, Environmental - asbestos, carbon monoxide, lead, toxic chemicals, occupational exposures, fracking, metals, pesticides, petroleum products, solvents, benzene, mold, arsenic, silica, toluene, xylene, ammonia, chlorine, formaldehyde, hydrogen sulfide, sulfur dioxide, talc, methylene chloride
Dr. Dydek has provided expert witness services including the preparing expert reports, affidavits, and “white papers” and providing deposition and trial testimony. He has worked on more than 300 toxic tort cases and regulatory agency Public Hearings. He has successfully defended his qualifications and testimony in several Daubert-type hearings. He has given more than 50 depositions and testified at trial 11 times in the past 25 years. Dr. Dydek is an independent expert, having provided testimony on behalf of a roughly equal number of plaintiffs and defendants. His expertise is in the area of evaluating the human health effects for exposures to chemicals and microbial agents (mold and bacteria). These exposures have occurred in the community, in occupational settings, and in other indoor environments. In his litigation support work he specializes in addressing both general and specific causation issues. Dr. Dydek has evaluated the potential toxic effects of the following major...

Robin D. Franks, PG, CHMM, RSO TGE Resources, Inc.

Houston, Texas
Environmental, Industrial Hygiene - Real Estate Assessment (Phase I II), Soil, Groundwater, Soil Vapor Remediation, Compliance Consulting, Industrial Hygiene, Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ), Asbestos, Mold, Lead, Hazardous Materials, Oilfield & Pipeline Response, Underground Storage Tank Release, NRC-Compliant Radiation Safety
Ms. Franks is President & Founder of TGE Resources, Inc., & a multi-credentialed, multi-degreed professional in Geology (MS/BS) & Biology (BS). She serves clients as a technical professional & actively lends professional expertise & industry-specific knowledge across commercial & industrial settings. She brings technical capability to highly regulated industries - Transportation, Distribution, Energy, Mining, Manufacturing, Chemical & Petrochemical, Healthcare, Recyclers & Reclaimers, Financial, Auto, & others. She is an expert in applying full-service environmental capability in “urban core” land redevelopment projects, with high profile, extensively contaminated assets intended for sensitive (ex., healthcare) future use involving a wide array of constituents & chemicals of concern. With her combined Industrial Hygiene (IH) capability, she consults respecting impacted media (soil, groundwater, & soil vapor) & placement of permanent controls to mitigate risk. With Fortune 500/100/10...

Doug Rush, CIH, CSP, CHMM, SMS, OHST, REPA,MSc, Scopus Consultants, Inc.

Cypress, Texas
Industrial Hygiene, Safety - CIH, CSP, CHMM, Covid, Indoor Air Quality, Toxicology, Asbestos, Environmental, Mold, Legionella, Pesticides, Dermal Assessment, Exposure, Occupational Hygiene, COPD, Forensic Science, Environmental Engineering, Job Hazard Assessment, OSHA, Safety, Warnings & Labels, Products Liability, IAQ
Summary of Experience I am a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), Safety Management Specialist (SMS), EPA Nationally Qualified Asbestos Consultant, Licensed Asbestos Consultant, and Hazmat Expert. My experience encompasses the leadership and management of teams of Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) experts including industrial hygienists, safety professionals, environmental engineers, medical doctors, nurses, and technicians in workplace incidents and exposures to industrial chemicals and substances such as asbestos, benzene, welding fumes, lead, mold, pesticides, among others. My accomplishments include participation as an expert forensic HSE investigator in legal proceedings including written and oral depositions and product liability cases. I am a hands-on, result driven HSE leader with unified technical, business, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. I possess greater th...

Deborah E Dickerson, PhD CIH CSP CHMM Dickerson Consulting LLC

Blacksburg, Virginia
Safety, Industrial Hygiene - Injury, Illness, Product Liability, Premises Liability, Industrial Accidents, Warnings and Labels, OSHA, Worker's Compensation, Human Factors, Safe Equipment Design, Respiratory Protection, Respiratory Illness, Chemical Exposures, Dust, Asbestos, Silica, Lead, Temperature Extremes, Laboratory Safety
I am an associate professor of safety engineering and human factors engineering and the Director of the Healthy Work Design Laboratory in the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. I hold MS and PhD degrees in safety engineering and the certified safety professional (CSP), certified industrial hygienist (CIH), and certified hazardous materials manager (CHMM) credentials. I have over 25 years of experience in the fields of industrial hygiene and safety engineering: conducting investigations and designing safe work systems. I led a compliance organization responsible for conducting investigations and ensuring compliance with safety and health standards (OSHA and EPA). I have 21 years of university teaching experience and have taught courses on occupational safety, industrial hygiene, risk control, and human factors engineering. My expertise is in the control of occupational health hazards and Prevention through Design. Prev...