Lead Expert Witnesses

Lead 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 lead. The lead expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Construction, Environmental, Indoor Air Quality, Industrial Hygiene, Internal Medicine, Mold, Neurology, Occupational Medicine, Pharmacology, Safety, and Toxicology.

Stanley C Haimes, MD, MPH, CIH, CSP, CIME, FACOEM

Alabama
Occupational Medicine, Industrial Hygiene - Toxicology, Medical Standards, Firefighter, Law Enforcement Officer, Police Officer, Deputy Sheriff, OSHA, Exposure Evaluation, Disability Evaluation, Return to Work, Fit for Duty, Workers Compensation, Complex Causation, ethylene oxide, ethylene dibromide, metals (arsenic, chromium, lead, mercury)
Assistant Professor at the College of Medicine of the University of Central Florida. Board Certified in Occupational Medicine, Residency Trained at Johns Hopkins, and a Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (FACOEM). Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP). Certified Independent Medical Examiner (CIME). Medical Officer for the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Member of the national committee that determines safe exposure levels to chemicals in the workplace (Threshold Limit Value Committee (TLV) of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)). Member of Scientific Review Panel for the Hazardous Substance Data Base (HSDB) maintained by the National Institutes of Health. Member of the national committees that develop medical guidelines for employment as a firefighter (NFPA 1582 Technical Committee) and a law enforcement officer (ACOEM LEO Medical Guida...

Jonathan S. Rutchik, MD, MPH

Mill Valley, California
Neurology, Occupational Medicine - Neurotoxicology, Metals (Aluminum, Arsenic, Lead, Mercury, Manganese, Thallium, Tin, Zinc), Solvents, Pesticides, Carbon Monoxide, Electromyography, Environmental Exposures, Chemical Exposures, Toxic Neuropathy, Mold, head trauma, concussion, pain
Dr. Rutchik is one of very few physicians in the United States board certified both in Neurology and Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He is also an associate professor of Medicine at UCSF and a California State Qualified Medical Examiner. He is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). He provides clinical evaluations and treatment, including electromyography, of individuals and populations with suspected neurological illness secondary to workplace injuries or chemical exposure; neurological trauma, and neurological fitness for duty in safety sensitive populations. Other services include independent medical examinations, medical record review, utilization review and consulting to industrial, legal, government, pharmaceutical and academic institutions equally for plaintiff and defense matters. Dr. Rutchik is licensed in CA, NY, MA, NM and ID.

Ernest P Chiodo, MD, JD, MPH, MS, MBA, CIH South Florida Mold & Toxicology Center

West Palm Beach, Florida
Toxicology, Environmental - Mold, Drug Toxicology, Alcohol Toxicology, Lead, Chinese Drywall, Hydrogen Sulfide, Industrial Hygiene, Benzene, Mercury, Formaldehyde, Sick Building Syndrome, Fracking
He has served as the Medical Director of the Detroit Health Department and was the chief physician responsible for measures designed to protect the public health of over one million persons living or working in the City of Detroit. Dr. Chiodo is an assistant professor of family medicine and public health at Wayne State University School of Medicine and adjunct professor of law at John Marshall Law School and Loyola University Law School in Chicago where he teaches toxic tort law. He is board certified in the medical specialties of internal medicine, occupational and environmental medicine, and public health and general preventive medicine. He is also certified in the public health discipline of industrial hygiene as a Certified Industrial Hygienist (C.I.H.). He is also a certified medical review officer which is the designation required by the United States Department of Transportation for a physician to review drug and alcohol test results. Due to his interest in building related d...

Stanley C Haimes, MD, MPH, CIH, CSP, CIME, FACOEM

Orlando, Florida
Occupational Medicine, Industrial Hygiene - Toxicology, Medical Standards, Firefighter, Law Enforcement Officer, Police Officer, Deputy Sheriff, OSHA, Exposure Evaluation, Disability Evaluation, Return to Work, Fit for Duty, Workers Compensation, Complex Causation, ethylene oxide, ethylene dibromide, metals (arsenic, chromium, lead, mercury)
Assistant Professor at the College of Medicine of the University of Central Florida. Board Certified in Occupational Medicine, Residency Trained at Johns Hopkins, and a Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (FACOEM). Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP). Certified Independent Medical Examiner (CIME). Medical Officer for the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Member of the national committee that determines safe exposure levels to chemicals in the workplace (Threshold Limit Value Committee (TLV) of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)). Member of Scientific Review Panel for the Hazardous Substance Data Base (HSDB) maintained by the National Institutes of Health. Member of the national committees that develop medical guidelines for employment as a firefighter (NFPA 1582 Technical Committee) and a law enforcement officer (ACOEM LEO Medical Guida...

Ted W Simon, PhD, DABT Ted Simon, LLC

Winston, Georgia
Toxicology, Environmental - Drugs, Alcohol, Marijuana, Poisoning, DUI/DWI, Dram shop, Water Contamination, Soil Contamination, Perfluorinated Chemicals, Dioxin, Environmental Risk, Environmental Toxicology, Carcinogenicity, Food Contamination, Pesticides, Lead, PCBs
Award winning toxicologist and scientist. 10+ years' experience as a toxicologist employed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Experienced expert witness on issues including alcohol and marijuana, DUI and dram shop issues, environmental risk, Illegal drugs, pharmaceuticals, accidental poisoning, and intellectual property. 10+ years consulting and expert witness experience. Served as EPA's senior toxicologist in the waste management division working on risk and soil cleanup. Well published, including author of textbook on toxicology and environmental risk assessment and a reference work on pesticides. Expertise in toxicology, risk assessment, mathematical modeling, statistics, neuroscience, and environmental/ecological health issues. Interest and expertise in the effects and testing of alcohol, marijuana and pharmaceuticals, perfluorinated chemicals, arsenic, chromium, benzene and other solvents. Extensive national and international public speaking experience. 15+ ye...

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...

Michael P. Lawler, MS, CSP, ASP, CHST Safewit, Inc.

Orland Park, Illinois
Safety, Construction - OSHA, Fall Protection, Fall Prevention, Slips, Trips, Falls, Stair Safety, Scaffold Safety, Roadway Safety, Work Zone Safety, Flaggers, MUTCD, Crane Safety, Steel Erection, Excavation, Silica, Lead, Tunnel, NFPA 70E, Confined Space, Marine Safety, Struck by Equipment (Back up/Forward/Radius Strike)
Mr. Lawler offers a unique combination formal education and "project based" experience working with on some of the largest construction projects in the US. This background allows him to offer you insights beyond the OSHA standards. This ensures his opinions create a clear picture as to how construction projects are managed and built Furthermore, Mr. Lawler is able analyze how a proper incident investigation should be completed. Applying his 30 years as a safety executive and leader you are assured to receive professional and prompt response to your needs and a demeanor of care and confidence. Expert at applying OSH Act of 1970 standards, CFR 1926 & 1910 regulations, policies, and Letter of Interpretation. Experience includes over 50 OSHA inspections and associated negotiation and defense preparation related to OSHA citations. Expert at incident investigation and accident reconstruction. Expert at injury management and investigation and all areas of fall protection and prevention. ...

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 ...

Richard A Stripp, Ph.D. American Scientific Consultants Corp

Huntington, New York
Toxicology, Pharmacology - Forensic toxicology, alcohol, drugs of abuse, dui, dwi, dram shop, prescription pain drugs, cocaine, heroin, pcp, amphetamine, overdose, carbon monoxide, lead, heavy metals, opiates, marijuana, THC
Dr. Richard Stripp is a nationally recognized expert in toxicology providing services in all aspects of a clinical and forensic toxicology. He has served as an expert consultant in 100’s of cases in the field of toxicology and pharmacology for attorneys, investigators, and physicians involved in forensic and clinical toxicological evaluations associated with ethanol, drugs of abuse, prescription medications and chemical exposure. Dr. Stripp provides unbiased expert case reviews involving drug effect on human performance, toxicity of iatrogenic/ therapeutic agents, lead and other toxic metals, carbon monoxide and environmental/occupational hazards. These services include, impartial evaluations involving drug impairment, overdose, toxic chemical exposure, medical issues associated with drug therapy, poisoning, and the role of drugs, alcohol, or chemical exposure in civil and criminal litigation. This covers a full breath of forensic medical-legal cases

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...

Stanley C Haimes, MD, MPH, CIH, CSP, CIME, FACOEM

Texas
Occupational Medicine, Industrial Hygiene - Toxicology, Medical Standards, Firefighter, Law Enforcement Officer, Police Officer, Deputy Sheriff, OSHA, Exposure Evaluation, Disability Evaluation, Return to Work, Fit for Duty, Workers Compensation, Complex Causation, ethylene oxide, ethylene dibromide, metals (arsenic, chromium, lead, mercury)
Assistant Professor at the College of Medicine of the University of Central Florida. Board Certified in Occupational Medicine, Residency Trained at Johns Hopkins, and a Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (FACOEM). Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP). Certified Independent Medical Examiner (CIME). Medical Officer for the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Member of the national committee that determines safe exposure levels to chemicals in the workplace (Threshold Limit Value Committee (TLV) of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)). Member of Scientific Review Panel for the Hazardous Substance Data Base (HSDB) maintained by the National Institutes of Health. Member of the national committees that develop medical guidelines for employment as a firefighter (NFPA 1582 Technical Committee) and a law enforcement officer (ACOEM LEO Medical Guida...

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...