Navigation Expert Witness

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Navigation 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 navigation. The navigation expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Accident Reconstruction, Automotive, Automotive Engineering, Electronics, Maritime, Orthopedic Surgery, Slip Trip & Fall, and Sports Medicine.

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Afshin Arianjam, MD, FAAOS

Claremont, California
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine - Joint Preservation, Cartilage Restoration, Arthroscopy, Knee Replacement, Shoulder Replacement, Hip Replacement, Robotics, Navigation, Fracture Care, Stem Cell, Biologics, Minimally Invasive Surgery.
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Joint Preservation and Total Joint Replacements. I'm an active Team Physician for a local university, and take call at a Level 1 Trauma Center. I have experience in managing complex cases, depositions, and expert witness testimony. I take pride in my excellent bedside manner and reputation. Renaissance Scholar, Magna Cum Laude, University of Southern California Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Fellow of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) Extensive experience with complex shoulder, hip, and knee cases: Joint Preservation: including cartilage transplantation, biologics (PRP/ stem cell/ amnion), reconstructive ligamentous surgery, and meniscal repair /transplantation, rotator cuff repair, labrum, shoulder instability. Modern Joint Replacement: minimally invasive robotic knee replacement, anterior hip replacement, navigation-assisted partial /...

Capt. David G. Bacon

Santa Barbara, California
Maritime, Slip Trip & Fall - boat, boating, ship, yachts, seaworthiness, captain, crew responsibilities, marine electronics, navigation, equipment failure, vessel collision, damage, sinking, drowning, vessel operations, safety, sport fishing, charter boat, jet ski, kayak, SUP, surfboard, marina safety, marina operations
Captain David G. Bacon, a U.S. Coast Guard licensed vessel captain, is available as an expert witness on cases involving; boating accidents, slip & falls, personal injuries, issues of responsibilities and liabilities aboard vessels and on gangways and docks and piers, drowning and vessel grounding or sinking. Passenger interaction and education is an area where many liabilities are generated and I can help with those issues. I have served as a vessel charter captain for 30 years, specializing in; crew training, safety procedures, crew drills and practice, passenger safety orientation, boating accidents, slip & fall, seaworthiness, marine electronics, navigation and rules of the road, expert report writer and public speaker. During that lengthy career I have had no accident or injury claims because I am a diligent seafaring professional and I know what dangers to look for and remedy before they cause problems. I drove passenger buses and vans for 2 years with no accidents nor inj...

Michael C Monastra, Captain Privateer Maritime Inc.

San Diego , California
Maritime, Accident Reconstruction - Seamanship, Sailing Yachts, Motor Yachts, USCG Navigation Rules, Bareboat Charter contracts and disputes, Racing Rules of Sailing, Jones Act, Injuries, Accidents, Dismastings, Sinkings, Collisions, Allisions, Navigation, Engineering, Boatyard and Insurance Company repairs and disputes.
Professional Sailor since 1989. USCG Licensed Captain since 1990. STCW 95 endorsed for domestic service. World Sailing Group 3 (professional) Competitor since 2004. US Sailing Offshore Safety at Sea certification since 2004. ASA certified Advanced Sailing Instructor since 1992. ASA certified Coastal Navigation Instructor since 1991. ASA certified Bareboat Chartering Instructor since 1991. US Powerboating certified Advanced Powerboating Instructor since 2010. RBPA certified Twin Inboard Powerboating Instructor since 2009. RPBA certified Single Inboard Powerboating Instructor since 2009. RPBA certified Directed Thrust Powerboating Instructor since 2009. Owner San Diego Sailing Academy and San Diego Powerboating Academy established 1989. I am an expert in seamanship, navigation, boathandling, docking, anchoring, mooring, and man overboard recovery techniques as related to large and small sailing and motor yachts.

Christopher K Wilson

Redwood City, California
Automotive Engineering, Accident Reconstruction - Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), Telematics, Navigation, Map, Vehicle Safety, Diagnostics, Crash Sensing, Transportation Systems, Vehicle Systems, Data Analytics, Intellectual Property, Fleet monitoring, Fleet management, Usage Based Insurance, Crash Reconstruction and causation.
I have been providing testifying expert services for 9 years focusing on Intellectual Property and vehicle accident assessment for issues related to vehicle sensors, telematics, and data systems. I have provided reports and testimony on IPRs, infringement, validity and crash causation. I developed complex sensor and data analytics systems since 1980 with an emphasis on vehicle safety systems since 1992 and particular expertise in distributed systems and connected vehicle systems. I have in-vehicle technology expertise in the area of sensors (including maps, positioning, vision, radar, diagnostics and braking systems) and data processing (communications, data fusion, data analytics). I combine this with expertise on connecting vehicles with the infrastructure (cellular communications, V2X, WiFi, security, cost models, probe data collection) and the transportation infrastructure itself (traffic models, traffic operations, ATIS, tolling, data analytics, GIS) to provide various trans...

Captain John G. Jacobsen

Miami, Florida
Maritime, Accident Reconstruction - Admiralty Law, Marine & Maritime Incident Analysis & Accident Reconstruction, AZIPOD Ships, Podded Ships, Commercial Vessel, Passenger, Cruise Ship, Tug, Barge, Towing, Pilot, Piloting, Navigation, Seamanship, Rules of the Road, Boating Safety, Boating Accident, Yacht, Pleasure Craft, Container Ship
After attending the United States Merchant Marine Academy, Captain Jacobsen served as an officer in the U.S. Merchant Marine for nine years. He sailed in many positions, attained his master’s license, and has been a Port of Miami harbor pilot since 1994, including serving as Chairman. He has piloted yachts, tugs & barges, and ships of all types and sizes including Azipod ships, podded ships, freighters, tankers, container ships, ferries, cruise ships, passenger vessels, naval vessels, research vessels, and tall ships. Active in boating and yachting all of his life, Captain Jacobsen is a member of a yacht club in Miami where he serves on various committees. Captain Jacobsen remains an active pilot and avid boater to this day. Harbor Pilot: actively providing State & Federal licensed pilotage services to all types of ships, including Azipod ships, cruise ships, NeoPanamax container ships, tugs & barges, yachts, and other vessels of unlimited size and tonnage in Port of Miami. Have co...

Captain John C. Timmel Starboard Ten Maritime Expert Witness Services

Tampa, Florida
Maritime, Accident Reconstruction - Admiralty, Marine & Maritime Incident Analysis & Accident Reconstruction, Commercial Vessel, Passenger, Cruise Ship, Tug, Barge, Towing, Pilot, Piloting, Navigation, Seamanship, Rules of the Road, Boating Safety, Boating Accident, Yacht, Pleasure Craft, Sailboat, Sailing, Jet Ski & PWC
Captain Timmel began his professional career after attending New York Maritime College serving as an officer in the US Merchant Marines for seven years. He sailed in many different positions, attained his Master’s license, and has been a Tampa Bay harbor pilot since 1989, including serving as President. He has made over 6,500 transits piloting yachts, tugs & barges, and ships of all types and sizes including freighters, tankers, container ships, ferries, cruise and passenger vessels, naval vessels, research vessels, and tall ships. Captain Timmel has taught as an Adjunct Professor at New York Maritime College teaching shiphandling, piloting, watchstanding practices, and seamanship to cadets aboard their training ship, the T/S EMPIRE STATE VI, during Summer Sea Terms. Active in boating and yachting all of his life, Captain Timmel served as Youth Sailing Director, Fleet Captain, Governor, and Commodore of the Tampa Yacht Club and is serving as a Director, Gulf Coast Fleet Captain &...

Ralph V. Wilhelm, Ph.D. Wilhelm Associates, LLC

Carmel, Indiana
Automotive, Electronics - automotive electronic systems, safety systems, ADAS, infotainment, navigation, human factors, in car electronic systems, telematics, instrument clusters, center stack displays, sensors/transducers, GPS, diagnostics/prognostics, engine control, closed loop feedback systems, wireless devices, cameras.
Have worked continuously since 1971 in the automotive electronics field in multiple areas: Research & Development, applied engineering, product and manufacturing engineering, expert witness. Have worked in the laboratory inventing (three patents) and creating new sensors & coatings for automotive use, led small and large engineering groups & Departments, led technical R&D Division. Have worked for a vehicle manufacturer, captive suppliers, independent supplier, and for eighteen years as an independent automotive electronic consultant working directly with automotive suppliers. Fields we have worked directly in or supervised include: sensors, autonomous,, coating technique invention for high volume production, automotive specific head up displays, flat panel displays, instrument clusters, GPS, navigation systems, telematics systems, forward looking radar & camera systems for detection, warning, and avoidance, object detection for vehicle sides and rear backup, night vision syste...