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: Civil Engineering, Construction Defects, Education & Schools, Environmental, Hydrology, Meteorology, and Slip Trip & Fall.
H. Michael Mogil, CCM, CBM, NWA Digital Media Seal How The WeatherworksNaples, Florida
Meteorology, Slip Trip & Fall - forensic meteorology, weather expert, weather event reconstruction, property damage, roof damage, personal injury, insurance claims, roof collapses, hurricanes, tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, lightning, snow, hail, high winds, rain, floods, lightning, highway accidents, criminal cases
H. Michael Mogil (CCM, CBM, 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. He has even offered weather demonstrations in the courtroom to help judges, juries and attorneys understand key weather concepts. As a published author, Mike has written more than half a dozen weather trade books, published some 1500 weather articles (mostly online and in Weatherwise Magazine), created several educationally-focused cloud charts, and collaborated with the U.S. Post...
EDUARD C BADIU, PhD, P.E. CeBB Engineering & Testing Co.WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana
Civil Engineering, Construction Defects - 20 Years experienced Expert Witness, cause of origin, extent of damage, proper method of repair Variety of Perils: Hail, Wind, Fire, Flood, Accidental Discharge of Water, Soil Settlement, etc. Insurance Claims Property Damage Evaluations
Investigate residential and commercial sites to determine the cause and origin of structural failures, damages or defects. Analyze damages to structures that have been threatened by catastrophes. Inspect assigned buildings and sites, document existing site conditions, collection of evidence, and photographic documentation, utilize appropriate engineering survey, monitoring, and measuring equipment, research variety of technical resources, codes, standards, technical papers, text books, handbooks, internet. Inspections and analysis of building components and structures, preparation of testing requirements and procedures and preparation of condition reports. Experience in designs of low slope and steep slope roofing designs. Responsible for analysis and remedial design of structural failures and deficiencies. Review plans and specifications to identify conflicts and ambiguities. Perform and direct inspections of construction operations for compliance with specification and intent of ...
Morgan B Yarker, PhD, CCM Yarker ConsultingCedar 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 20 years of research experience. Prior work includes analyzing, evaluating, and 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 BusinessWichita, 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, LLCRapid City, South Dakota
Meteorology, Hydrology - forensic meteorology, weather and forecasting, radar, satellite, severe storms, hail, rainfall and flooding, fog, winter weather, heavy snow, icing, slip and falls, fire weather, high winds, lightning verification, applied climate and meteorology, agriculture weather, and education and training
My clients include lawyers and industries of construction, insurance, mining, and power generation. I have worked on cases involving: • analyses of hail/wind/tornado damage to businesses, crops, farm property, and housing units for insurance-related claims/lawsuits, • climate and weather analyses for a mining operation, preventative planting insurance claim, crop spraying, and livestock operations, • rainfall recurrence interval analyses for flooding of homes, • snowfall and rainfall analyses for insurance protection claims for recreational events, • climate and severe weather documentation for construction delays and adverse weather days, • cloud cover/moonlight, rainfall, fog, and icing/snow/wind analyses for automobile accidents, • slips and falls related to snowfall, icing/refreezing, and freezing drizzle, • windstorm and drought analysis for a wildfire, • fire-weather observations and research papers for a fellow consulting meteorologist, • a technical review of a weather book...
David L Mitchell, PhD MET AssociatesDayton, Texas
Meteorology, Environmental - weather event re-construction, air dispersion modeling, forensic meteorology, expert weather testimony, 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...