Lighting Expert Witnesses

Lighting 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 lighting. The lighting expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Accident Reconstruction, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Construction Defects, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Equipment & Machinery, Failure Analysis, Human Factors, Meteorology, Premises Liability, Security, Slip Trip & Fall, and Technology.

John Chip Corbin CorbinXW.com

Valley Glen, California
Technology, Construction Defects - Crestron, Lutron, AMX, Control4, RTI, Elan, Kaleidescape, Programming, Television, Audio, Video, Lighting, Electrical, Luxury Home, Automation, Integration, LiteTouch, Vantage, Media Rooms, Conference Rooms, Home Theater, Power Surge, Lightning, Smart Home, Security, Surveillance, Noise Masking
Forty+ Years of Professional Experience with Luxury Home & Commercial Construction including Crestron, Lutron, AMX, Control4, LiteTouch, Vantage, Elan, Phast, Panja, ADA, Savant, Electrical, Lighting, Corporate Conference Rooms, IT and “Smart Home” technologies, Home Theater, Automation, Integration, Security, Personal Injury and MORE… • Skills & experience include system design, programming, construction and troubleshooting of a wide variety of high-performance technical systems. • CA Licensed Contractor for C& and C10 low and high voltage electrical systems since 1988, Lic. No. 534161 (Inactive) & 1101511 Expert Witness Experience - 2010 to Present: • About a dozen cases to date involving system design, technical failure, construction defect, personal injury, product liability, wrongful death, fire & lightning damage, system valuation and patent/trademark. • Involvement includes consultation, analysis, reports, deposition, litigation support and custom exhibits. • Work has ...

John Tyson, BS, MS, JD, P.E. AR TECH FORENSIC EXPERTS INC.

Encino, California
Accident Reconstruction, Slip Trip & Fall - Vehicle Accident Reconstruction, Car, Bus, Bicycle, Pedestrian, Computer modeling, 3D, Accident Animation 3D Simulation, laser scan, Matterport, Faro, SAFETY ,Stairways, ramps, ADA, Building Code Analysis, Coefficient of Friction Testing Products ,Lighting, Guards, Industrial, SLIP, TRIP FALL
Mr. Tyson has over thirty four years full time experience in Accident Reconstruction, Safety and Forensic Engineering. He has investigated, analyzed and reconstructed more than fifteen thousand accidents during this period. Consultant to many Governmental and Municipal agencies including United States Attorney, Federal Government, Department of Justice, State Attorney General California, Cities of Los Angeles, Burbank, Pasadena, Glendale, Ontario, Santa Monica ,San Gabriel, Ventura , Fountain Valley, Santa Barbara, Calexico, County of Los Angeles, Orange County, Ventura County. Goleta CALTRANS, State of California. He has supervised and trained many Engineers and Physicists in the field of Forensic Engineering. He has testified on several hundred occasions on a variety of aspects of accident reconstruction for both plaintiff and defense in depositions, arbitrations, civil and criminal, trials in Municipal and Superior Courts He has been a court appointed expert in nu...

Matthew J Hartley, BS, LC, MIES Matt Hartley Lighting, LLC

Arvada, Colorado
Engineering, Architecture - Lighting, Illumination, Interior Lighting, Street and Area Lighting, Control Systems, Light Fixture Construction, Lighting Installations, Premises Liability Lighting, Security Lighting, Insufficient Lighting, Accident Investigation Lighting, Human Factors
My involvement in the lighting industry started in 1995. In this time I have been immersed myself in different facets of the industry including indoor and outdoor lighting, safety and security, lighting and human health, and lighting standards. Since 1999 I have been involved with several standard writing committees within the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America producing over six standard documents. Teaching has been a part of my career since I began in the industry in 1995, teaching to diverse groups from high school students to seasoned lighting professionals. Having a diverse background has allowed me to produce lighting designs, verify compliance, calculations, and photometric and equipment verification in the office. However I have also had field experience with commissioning, field survey and verification, and troubleshooting of field designs and equipment issues. I am available nationwide for your witness needs.

Elisa Mula

Westport, Connecticut
Security, Premises Liability - schools, school safety, foreseeability, facial recognition, alarms, access control, surveillance, parking lots, bars, hotels, concerts, sporting events, apartments, retail, guards, lighting, risk assessments, security adequacy
Security consultant and expert witness. Masters degree in protection management, physical security. Diverse experience with security technology such as access control, facial recognition, and video surveillance. Significant teaching/training experience. Special experience in school security.

Nicholas Strachan, PE Vilano Consulting, LLC

Lake Worth, Florida
Electrical Engineering, Construction Defects - Construction Defects of Electrical, Fire Alarm, Lighting, and Telecommunications Systems in Commercial and Residential buildings, including Condominiums, Laboratories, Museums, Office Towers, and University Campuses
**Providing Electrical Engineering Expert Witness services in Arizona, California, and New York only** Nicholas Strachan is a licensed Professional Engineer (Electrical) in Arizona, California, and New York, and a licensed Plans Examiner in Florida. He has over 25 years of experience in engineering design and quality assurance inspections of electrical systems for construction projects in the US and abroad. These projects included commercial and residential structures, laboratories and higher educational facilities, museums and cultural facilities, and sports arenas. His technical knowledge and experience are predominantly focused on electrical, fire alarm, lighting, and telecommunication systems’ design in new and existing buildings. Nicholas has more recently provided Expert Witness testimony and construction litigation support.

Sean A Ahrens, M.A, CPP, CSC, FSyl, BSCP Ahrens Security, LLC

Chicago, Illinois
Security, Premises Liability - Premises liability, workplace violence, armed assailant "active shooter", training, operations, alarm, surveillance, access control, intrusion detection, locking, crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED), lighting, apartments, hospitality, parking, commercial, retail and many others.
Mr. Sean A. Ahrens is a well-known security/resilience leader who has been providing security consulting for over 22+ years. He has been instrumental in the assessment/analysis, design, implementation of security programs for a wide array of commercial, hospitality businesses and a myriad of other entities. He is well versed in best practices and has documented thousands of vulnerabilities to organizational assets. He has deposition and case experience, and leverages visualizations and data to make powerful impressions regarding foreseeability. He holds a number of certifications. He is a former Crisis Prevention Instructor, Board Certified in security management as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), a Board Member with the International Association of Professional Security Consultants and holds their Certified Security Consultant (CSC) designation. He is also a Fellow with the Security Institute and former Building Certified Security Professional. **He has conducted hu...

Thomas H Burtness, PE, CFEI Burtness Engineering Services

White Heath, Illinois
Electrical Engineering, Equipment & Machinery - Lighting, Street Lighting, Parking Area Lighting, Illumination, Accidents & Injuries due to Insufficient Lighting, Photometric Site Surveys, Light Fixtures, Electrocution, Electrical Injuries and Wrongful Death, Electrical Construction Injuries and Defects, Contract Disputes, Fire Origin & Cause.
Professional Engineer, investigator, consultant, detective, writer, teacher, expert. The breadth and depth of my technical knowledge as a Licensed Professional Engineer in 24 states and my hands-on experience as a former contractor and licensed electrician, as well as my helpful interpersonal skills, allow me to meticulously examine the numerous details of any case, to determine the pertinent root causes, and then to communicate complex technical issues on a practical level so that lay people, attorneys, judges, and juries can easily understand the relevant facts. Since 1983, I have provided expert witness and forensic engineering services to insurance companies and attorneys including accident and failure investigations, determination of fire origin and cause, litigation support, expert opinions, reports, and testimony in cases involving industrial accidents, electrocution, personal injury, fire, street and area lighting, equipment and machinery failure, safety circuitry failure, ...

Andrae L. Holliday, MSCE,MBA,DTh Solution Engineering Group

Montgomery, Illinois
Civil Engineering, Failure Analysis - Construction Design Failures, Drainage, Earthmoving/Mining/Paving Equipment, Parking Lot Design and Maintenance, Excavation and Embankment, Bridge Design, Retaining Walls, Construction Management Issues, Highway and Roadway Design, Lighting, Signage, Traffic Control, Bituminous and Concrete Pavement
Andrae Holliday is a Civil Engineer Expert for Solution Engineering Group. He consults on all aspects of construction management and design; highway rehabilitation and construction; highway/roadway design; earthmoving/mining/paving equipment use and dealer training; and conducts expert inspections for roadway, parking lot, and construction matters. Some practice areas include excavation and embankment, bituminous and concrete pavement, retainage walls, drainage, building construction, bridge substructure and superstructure, intersection design and construction, lighting, signing, surveillance, traffic control, and landscaping. He has over twenty-five years of experience with construction management, field inspections, commercial planning, and engineering design. Leveraging that decades-long background, he is especially skilled at running an investigation that encompasses complex technical issues with the goal of determining why an event happened the way it did. Dr. Holliday is pas...

John Tyson, BS, MS, JD, P.E. AR TECH FORENSIC EXPERTS INC.

Nevada
Accident Reconstruction, Slip Trip & Fall - Vehicle Accident Reconstruction, Car, Bus, Bicycle, Pedestrian, Computer modeling, 3D, Accident Animation 3D Simulation, laser scan, Matterport, Faro, SAFETY ,Stairways, ramps, ADA, Building Code Analysis, Coefficient of Friction Testing Products ,Lighting, Guards, Industrial, SLIP, TRIP FALL
Mr. Tyson has over thirty four years full time experience in Accident Reconstruction, Safety and Forensic Engineering. He has investigated, analyzed and reconstructed more than fifteen thousand accidents during this period. Consultant to many Governmental and Municipal agencies including United States Attorney, Federal Government, Department of Justice, State Attorney General California, Cities of Los Angeles, Burbank, Pasadena, Glendale, Ontario, Santa Monica ,San Gabriel, Ventura , Fountain Valley, Santa Barbara, Calexico, County of Los Angeles, Orange County, Ventura County. Goleta CALTRANS, State of California. He has supervised and trained many Engineers and Physicists in the field of Forensic Engineering. He has testified on several hundred occasions on a variety of aspects of accident reconstruction for both plaintiff and defense in depositions, arbitrations, civil and criminal, trials in Municipal and Superior Courts He has been a court appointed expert in nu...

Paul Heppner, M.S., PMP Paul Heppner LLC

Marlton, New Jersey
Meteorology - weather, storms, meteorology, slip and fall, precipitation, snow, ice, visibility, lighting, lightning, thunderstorms, wind damage, past weather, weather reconstruction, weather accidents, weather records, expert testimony
As a professional meteorologist nearly 40 years of experience, I conduct weather investigations, write expert meteorological reports and give expert testimony in Federal and Superior Courts. My reports go beyond a recital of the weather observations. I review the weather data, analyze critical details and apply my expert knowledge of meteorology specifically to the incident location. I help you understand the weather data so you can effectively develop your case for your client. Through my teaching, television and private sector experience, I know how to communicate clearly and concisely to the jury.

Kevin A Rider, PhD, PE, CPE Forensic Human Factors, LLC

Columbus, Ohio
Human Factors, Engineering - Distracted driving, Driving behavior, Reconstruction, Biomechanics, Maritime, Manufacturing, Mining, OSHA, Premises Liability, Products Liability, Safety, Slips, Trips, Falls, Transportation, Warnings, Conspicuity, Cell phones, Texting, Lighting, Perception, Visibility, Instructions, Human Factors
Dr. Kevin Rider is a human factors expert and owner of Forensic Human Factors, LLC, providing investigations, reports and expert testimony for personal injury cases – plaintiff and defense. His expertise involves investigating how people interact with other people, products and environments in predictable ways, and applying this understanding to effective, efficient and safe products, services and systems. He has been retained as an expert in more than 40 states (+ Puerto Rico). Dr. Rider’s expertise includes: • MVAs and pedestrian collisions, incl. trucks, trains, buses, motor/bicycles • Illumination, nighttime visibility, and conspicuity • DUI/DWIs, where intoxication was not a proximate cause of crash • Adequacy of product designs and warnings • The design and maintenance of safe civil and occupational environments • Premises liability, and slips, trips and falls • Workplace and construction safety Dr. Rider is a Professional Engineer (PE), a Certified Professional Ergonomi...

Ellen Szubski, M.S., Ph.D., CXLT, CPSI, AHFP The Warren Group, Inc.

Irmo, South Carolina
Human Factors, Premises Liability - Accident Prevention, Risk Management, Illumination, Conspicuity, Visual Perception, Slip resistance, Playground Safety, Premises Liability, Lighting, Line of Sight, Driver Distraction, Roadway Markings, Environmental Conditions, Slip-Trip- Fall Evaluations, Workplace Injuries, Human Factors, OSHA
Ellen Szubski, Ph.D., is a human factors consultant at The Warren Group. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Human Factors Psychology and a Master of Science in Applied Psychology from Clemson University. Ellen is also a Certified XL Tribometrist, a Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI), and a Certified Associate Human Factors Professional (AHFP). Ellen worked in the Clemson Visual Perception and Performance Laboratory examining the factors contributing to the conspicuity of pedestrians and bicyclists in challenging road conditions, such as nighttime driving. She did her dissertation on “The Influence of Pedestrian Biological Motion on Time-To-Collision Estimates at Night”. Prior to entering the forensic field, Ellen planned and conducted experiments for a major bicycle manufacturer that improved bicycle conspicuity. She also conducted laser strike perception and performance studies for the Department of Defense. Ellen applies her experience in Human Factors to the ana...

William H. ElDorado, PE, CXLT ElDorado Forensics LLC

Lewisville, Texas
Slip Trip & Fall, Premises Liability - ADA, Building Code, Foundation Movement, International Code Council, Means of Egress, Forensic Engineering, Ground Vibration, Slip Resistance, Stairway, Lighting, Property Damage, Handrail & Guardrail
Founded in February 2017, my practice is focused on investigations of premises liability and property damage matters for my client base that consists of attorneys, insurance carriers, self-insured entities and third-party administrators. The following site conditions are analyzed during investigation of premises liability matters: Egress Width, Stairways, Ramps, Slip Resistance, ADA, Trip Hazards, Curbs, Handrails, Guardrails, Step-downs, Doorways/Thresholds, Floor Mats, Lighting, Assembly, and Glass/Glazing. A typical premises liability investigation will involve initial review of documents & files, examination and detailed measurements of the incident area, testing, photograph documentation, analysis of data, review of applicable building codes and/or architectural standards, consultation with the jurisdiction, forming conclusions, producing an expert witness report, and if needed, providing live testimony at deposition or trial. To date I have testified live at 40 depositions...