Lightning Expert Witnesses

Lightning 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 lightning. The lightning expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Construction Defects, Electrical Engineering, Emergency Medicine, Energy, Meteorology, and Slip Trip & Fall.

John E Averrett, PE Highline Electrical Services

Montgomery, Alabama
Electrical Engineering, Energy - Electrocution, Lightning, Utility, Lightning Protection, Arc Flash, Electrical Safety, Building Analysis, Grounding, Shock, Electric Shock Drowning, Breaker Coordination, Electrical Distribution, Swimming Pools, Equipotential Bonds, Parallel Conductors, Energy, Electrical Construction, Sub-station,
A Licensed Professional Engineer in 13 states, John Averrett specializes in Electrocution, Lightning, Utility, Lightning Protection, Arc Flash, Electrical Safety, Building Analysis, Grounding, Shock, Electric Shock Drowning, Breaker Coordination, and Electrical Distribution cases involving death, personal injury, industrial equipment failure, vehicular accidents, electrical fire cause/origin, contract, and construction disputes. Areas of practice include: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Texas; other states by comity. John Averrett is Executive Vice President of Goodwyn Mills & Cawood headquartered in Montgomery, AL. He has more than 25 years' experience in plan development for governmental, municipal, industrial and commercial clients and is currently coordinating a group of twelve other electrical engineers and designers. In addition to his design efforts, Mr. Averrett's...

Tracy A. Cushing, MD MPH

Boulder, Colorado
Emergency Medicine - Wilderness and environmental medicine, event medicine, remote medicine, emergency search and rescue, climate medicine, Emergency Medical Services, lightning, electrical injuries.
I have 15 years of academic clinical emergency medicine experience in Level 1 trauma centers, with fellowship training in wilderness and environmental medicine. I have provided expert witness work to organizations, institutions, and individuals for cases related to exposure/heat illness, lightning and electrical injuries, and many clinical cases of serious bodily injury resulting in felony charges. I am comfortable preparing specialty-specific expert witness reports, and with providing testimony through depositions or in court. I enjoy providing support to physicians facing malpractice charges, as well as holding organizations accountable that do not have appropriate health and safety protocols in place for remote or exposed events. I have knowledge of emergency medical services, event medicine, and extensive research and society guideline development in wilderness medicine.

Curtis E Falany, PE J.B. Shepherd & Co., Inc.

Plant City, Florida
Electrical Engineering, Construction Defects - Electrical Contact,Shock,Electricity,Electrocution,Construction Defect,Construction Dispute,Fire of Electrical Origin,Explosion, Wildland Fire of Electrical Origin,Failure,Lightning,Electric Utility,Transmission,Distribution,Forensic Engineer,Expert,Witness,Opinion,Testimony,NEC,NESC
Curtis E. Falany has been a forensic electrical engineer and expert witness for more than twenty five years. Previously, he was the CEO of an electrical design-build firm and a principal in a consortium of companies serving the electrical, computer, and communications industries worldwide. He has served as a member of the Florida Electrical Contractors Licensing Board and as the author of the Hillsborough County Florida Electrical Code. Curtis is Board Certified as a Forensic Engineer. He has assisted clients in the investigation and resolution of more than 600 cases in State and Federal Courts both in the US and overseas.

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...

Mark D. McGinnis, CCM, CBM Fair Skies Consulting

Illinois
Meteorology, Slip Trip & Fall - Slip and Fall, Hail Damage, Wind Damage, Doppler Radar Analysis, Flooding, Rainfall, Ice, Rain, Snow Removal, Lightning, Visibility, Roof Damage, Roof Collapse, Insurance Claims, Death, Sidewalk, Parking Lot, Damage, Weather Preparedness, Weather Demonstratives, Workplace, Accident, Injury
Mark McGinnis, CCM is the owner of Fair Skies Consulting, LLC and one of a very small group of meteorologists to have earned the Certified Consulting Meteorologist and the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist designations from the American Meteorological Society. Mark has over twenty years of experience forecasting, analyzing and communicating complex meteorological data including, tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards and derechos, to the public in a calm and friendly manner. After 20 years in Broadcast Meteorology full time, Mark now works part time as a fill in Meteorologist at WLS-TV ABC 7 in Chicago.

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.

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.

Mark D. McGinnis, CCM, CBM Fair Skies Consulting

Waukesha, Wisconsin
Meteorology, Slip Trip & Fall - Slip and Fall, Hail Damage, Wind Damage, Doppler Radar Analysis, Flooding, Rainfall, Ice, Rain, Snow Removal, Lightning, Visibility, Roof Damage, Roof Collapse, Insurance Claims, Death, Sidewalk, Parking Lot, Damage, Weather Preparedness, Weather Demonstratives, Workplace, Accident, Injury
Mark McGinnis, CCM is the owner of Fair Skies Consulting, LLC and one of a very small group of meteorologists to have earned the Certified Consulting Meteorologist and the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist designations from the American Meteorological Society. Mark has over twenty years of experience forecasting, analyzing and communicating complex meteorological data including, tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards and derechos, to the public in a calm and friendly manner. After 20 years in Broadcast Meteorology full time, Mark now works part time as a fill in Meteorologist at WLS-TV ABC 7 in Chicago.