Hail Expert Witnesses

Hail 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 hail. The hail expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Construction, Education & Schools, Environmental, Hydrology, Insurance, Meteorology, and Slip Trip & Fall.

H. Michael Mogil, CCM, CBM, NWA Digital Media Seal How The Weatherworks

Naples, Florida
Meteorology, Slip Trip & Fall - forensic meteorology, weather, weather event reconstruction, property damage, roof damage, water intrusion, personal injury, insurance claims, roof collapse, hurricanes, tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, snow, hail, high winds, rain, floods, lightning, highway accidents, weather-related events
H. Michael Mogil (AMS Certified Consulting Meteorologist, AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist, and NWA Digital Seal) is a seasoned meteorologist with nearly five decades of experience, three of which were within NOAA (NWS and NESDIS). This included severe thunderstorm and winter weather forecasting, warning, and preparedness. He has worked as a forensic meteorologist since the mid-1990's, handling a wide array of civil and criminal cases. Mike has honed his skills in local and regional meteorological data analysis, locating and using numerous weather data sets (both governmental and non-governmental), and crafting easy-to-understand, scientifically accurate, expert reports. Mike has the computer skills to create effective courtroom graphics, the speaking skills to testify clearly and understandably in courtroom and deposition settings, and the ability to determine a meteorologically-appropriate date of loss, when such date is unclear. He has even offered weather demonstration...

Morgan B Yarker, PhD, CCM Yarker Consulting

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Meteorology, Education & Schools - Forensic meteorology, data analysis, education, demonstration, severe weather, weather preparedness, PM2.5, ice, rain, snow, hail, wind
Dr. Yarker is a Certified Consulting Meteorologist with 25 years of research experience. Prior work includes analyzing and evaluating weather data, educating the public about weather forecast models, analysis of PM2.5 air quality data, and developing educational materials and demonstrations to effectively communicate meteorology concepts.

John D. Lavin, CCM AccuWeather for Business

Wichita, Kansas
Meteorology, Slip Trip & Fall - Expert Witness Testimony, Insurance, Construction, Wrongful Death, Slip and Fall, Accident Reconstruction, Wildfires, Hail, High Wind, Tornadoes, Fog, Visibility, Rainfall, Flooding, Roof Damage, Lightning, Insurance Claims, Snow, Ice, Weather
John Lavin is the Director of Forensic Services and a Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM) at AccuWeather. John leads a team of highly qualified expert meteorologists practicing forensic meteorology for over 40 years. AccuWeather is a recognized global leader in the weather industry and has been operating since 1962. It is likely a jury already has a positive relationship using AccuWeather as their trusted source for weather information through our mobile application, accuweather.com, and the AccuWeather Network John has over ten years of professional meteorology experience working directly with many Fortune 500 companies on critical weather-related decisions. John has worked on many forensic cases involving hail and wind verification, slip and falls, auto accidents, and wrongful death suits. John's experience working directly with businesses translates well as an expert witness, communicating complex meteorological topics to non-scientists.

Matthew J. Bunkers, Ph.D., CCM Northern Plains Weather Services, LLC

Rapid City, South Dakota
Meteorology, Hydrology - forensic meteorology, heavy rain and flooding, high winds, fog, severe storms, hail, tornadoes, winter weather, heavy snow, slip and falls, icing, fire weather, weather-related accidents, agriculture weather, lightning verification, radar, satellite, and applied climate and meteorology
I believe that my clients deserve to have accurate and reliable weather information. My clients include lawyers and industries of construction, insurance, mining, and power generation. I have worked on cases involving: • analyses of tornado/hail/wind (including derecho) damage to businesses, crops, people, farm property (e.g., barns, grain bins, and irrigation systems), and housing units for insurance-related claims/lawsuits, • slip and falls related to snowfall, icing, refreezing, and freezing drizzle, • climate-, severe-, and winter-weather analyses for a mining operation, preventative planting insurance claim, crop spraying, livestock operations, and construction delays due to adverse weather days, • rainfall recurrence interval analyses for flooding of homes and flash-flood related damages to businesses and trains/railroad tracks, • snowfall and rainfall analyses for insurance protection claims for recreational events, • cloud cover, moonlight, rainfall, fog, icing, snow, and w...

David L Mitchell, PhD MET Associates

Dayton, Texas
Meteorology, Environmental - weather event re-construction, air dispersion modeling, forensic meteorology, weather, air pollution, visibility, rainfall, hail, aviation accidents, marine accidents, severe storms, hurricane damage, wind analysis, tornado damage, wrongful death, property damage, personal injury
Dr. David L. Mitchell is an authority on the numerical modeling of geophysical and atmospheric data with a Doctorate in Meteorology from Purdue University. Dr. Mitchell has over 35 years of technical modeling experience in industry and consulting. Dr. Mitchell is a Court Qualified Expert in Air Modeling and Forensic Meteorology. His business experience includes various research, project management and technical consulting positions with Conoco, Getty Oil Company, Texaco, Tenneco, British Petroleum, Leviathan Gas Pipeline LLP and IBM Corporation. Dr. Mitchell has extensive knowledge of Forensic Meteorology and has published his research results on the numerical modeling of atmospheric stability and convection. Dr. Mitchell is an expert in the field of Air Pollution Meteorology with over 30 years of experience with the mathematical modeling of wave propagation in elastic media, atmospheric fluid dynamics and air dispersion modeling. He has extensive knowledge of air pollution m...

Michael J Ogden, CGC, HCI All Disaster Claims, Inc

San Antlnio, Texas
Construction, Insurance - Appraisal, Appraiser, Umpire, Property Loss Cost, Property Loss Causation, Estimator, Fire, Mitigation, Windstorm, Residential, Hail, Commercial, Tornado, Multifamily, Roofing, IICRC, Restoration, Mold, Remediation, General Contractor
An OSHA and Haag Certified, State of Texas and Florida Licensed Public Adjuster and State of Florida Certified General Contractor with more than 22 years of experience directly related to the renovation and consulting of losses from disaster afflicted homes and businesses. Haag Certified Roof Inspector, IICRC and BESI Certified General Contractor, Appraiser, Umpire, Estimator, Renovator, Remediator and Expert Witness / Consultant. State of Florida Certified (Licensed) General Contractor CGC1509420 BESI Certified Defective Drywall Remediator (CDDR) BESI Certified Defective Drywall Consultant (CDDC) NuAire Windows and Doors Certified Installer Dryvit E.I.F.S. Certified Installer IICRC Certified Water Restoration Technician (WRT) IICRC Certified Advanced Structural Drying (ASD) State of Texas Licensed Public Adjuster TDI#1840149 State of Florida Licensed Public Adjuster Haag Certified Roof Inspector OSHA 10 Certified