Aviation Expert Witnesses

Aviation 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 aviation. The aviation expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Business Operations, Chemistry & Chemicals, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgy, Orthopedic Surgery, Products Liability, Sports Medicine, and Transportation.

Thomas Peatman, MD

San Ramon, California
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine - Aviation, Physical medicine, Sports Medicine, hip, knee, shoulder, non-operative orthopedics, trauma, complex injuries, life care planning.
I have been in practice for 21+ years, performing over 8,000 joint replacements, hip, knee and shoulder arthroscopies and open surgeries. I now focus on the conservative management of orthopedic disease and trauma. Board Certified, with additional Certification in Sports Medicine. IME certified. I additionally trained in the United States Navy in Aviation Medicine/ Flight Surgery. I have been participating in Expert Witness work for 10+ years. I perform complex case reviews with or without an exam, as well as provide clarity to simpler incidents. I am timely, and prioritize scheduling exams, depos and court appearances.

John M Fildes, Ph.D. Spotlight Business Consulting

Batavia, Illinois
Chemistry & Chemicals, Metallurgy - Product Failures, Accidents, Analytics, Materials, Chemical, Chemical Processes, Friction, Wear, Coatings, Corrosion, Composites, Ceramics, Carbon Monoxide Detectors; Product Design, Aviation, Buildings Materials, Adhesives, Roadway Materials, R&D, Expert Witness
Dr. Fildes has extremely strong problem-solving and analytical skills, excellent communications abilities, and decades of experience of successfully conveying, with credibility and confidence, highly technical issues to laypeople. He successfully tackles challenging technical problems and often sees key issues and devises approaches, which others have missed, through a combination of vast experience, extensive technical knowledge, skilled use of analytics, creativity, an excellent understanding of testing and analysis, and strong project planning and management capabilities. • A doctoral-level scientist who has organized, written proposals, conducted, and managed $27.5 million in funded projects including research, development, litigation expert witness investigations, and collaborations involving Government labs, large defense companies, and leading universities with funding from the Army, Navy, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Technology Reinvestment Program), The ...

Jason S. Kiddy, PhD, PE, CFEI Aither Forensic Engineering

Gambrills, Maryland
Mechanical Engineering, Products Liability - Plumbing, Construction Defects, Premises Liability, Industrial Accidents, Heavy Equipment, Hunting Equipment, Manufacturing, Aviation, Origin and Cause, Pressure Vessels, Intellectual Property, Fire and Explosion Investigation
Dr. Kiddy is a principle at Aither Forensics Engineering, LLC, a forensics consulting firm located in central Maryland. Dr. Kiddy spent over 20 years in various industries prior to becoming a full-time expert witness providing a broad industry experience base from which to draw extensive knowledge on a wide variety of topics. Dr. Kiddy's work experience includes the oil and gas industry, aircraft and helicopter design, marine structures, wind turbines, and telecommunications. From a technical perspective, Dr. Kiddy has expertise in mechanical design, engineering materials, plumbing/HVAC systems, corrosion, fire origin and cause, codes and standards, and warnings/instructions. From a product design standpoint, Dr. Kiddy's experience includes all aspects of a product life cycle such as early stage R&D, product development and qualification, manufacturing, quality control, and failure analysis. Dr. Kiddy is a registered professional engineer in five states, a certified fire and ex...

Jason S. Kiddy, PhD, PE, CFEI Aither Forensic Engineering

Pennsylvania
Mechanical Engineering, Products Liability - Plumbing, Construction Defects, Premises Liability, Industrial Accidents, Heavy Equipment, Hunting Equipment, Manufacturing, Aviation, Origin and Cause, Pressure Vessels, Intellectual Property, Fire and Explosion Investigation
Dr. Kiddy is a principle at Aither Forensics Engineering, LLC, a forensics consulting firm located in central Maryland. Dr. Kiddy spent over 20 years in various industries prior to becoming a full-time expert witness providing a broad industry experience base from which to draw extensive knowledge on a wide variety of topics. Dr. Kiddy's work experience includes the oil and gas industry, aircraft and helicopter design, marine structures, wind turbines, and telecommunications. From a technical perspective, Dr. Kiddy has expertise in mechanical design, engineering materials, plumbing/HVAC systems, corrosion, fire origin and cause, codes and standards, and warnings/instructions. From a product design standpoint, Dr. Kiddy's experience includes all aspects of a product life cycle such as early stage R&D, product development and qualification, manufacturing, quality control, and failure analysis. Dr. Kiddy is a registered professional engineer in five states, a certified fire and ex...

Joseph B. Michels, Ph.D., P.E., C.P.L. Solomon Bruce Consulting LLC

Fort Worth, Texas
Business Operations, Transportation - Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Warehousing, Transportation, Sourcing, Logistics, Inventory Control, Aviation Logistics, Aviation, Military Logistics, Trucking, Business Operations, Material Handling, Forklift and Forklift safety
Dr. Michels is a licensed professional industrial engineer. He has provided depositions and testified in state and federal courts all over the USA. He has led organizations in major metal manufacturing operations, responsible for over 1700 vehicles in fleets to include all types of vehicles-- long haul trucks, local delivery trucks and freight line trucks, watercraft. He is a licensed professional engineer (PE) and Certified Professional Logistician (CPL). He has managed over 2 Million square feet of industrial and warehouse space in the Arctic, Pacific and the United States. He has testified in state and federal courts on logistics, manufacturing, transportation and supply chain matters. He was the Dean of the College of Business at Montana State University-Billings, as well as the Dean, School of Systems and Logistics, Air Force Institute of Technology, Dayton, Ohio. He is certified by SOLE, the International Society of Logistics as a Certified Professional Logistician. He...