Training Expert Witnesses

Training 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 training. The training expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Accident Reconstruction, Aviation & Aerospace, Business Operations, Employment, Firearms & Ballistics, Hotel & Restaurant, Human Factors, Industrial Hygiene, Law Enf & Criminal Justice, Motorcycle, Oil and Gas, OSHA, Premises Liability, Products Liability, and Safety.

Bill Miko

Harley-Davidson, Indian, Victory, choppers, Trikes

American Motorcycle Forensics

Scottsdale, Arizona
Motorcycle, Products Liability - American Motorcycles, Motorcycle Braking and Stopping, Motorcycle Maneuverability, Motorcycle Movements and Inputs, Motorcycle Reconstruction, Motorcycle Speed, Motorcycle Safety, Motorcycle Properties and Characteristics, Repair Fraud, Motorcycle Tire Defect, O.E.M vs. Aftermarket Parts, Training
A certified expert in all aspects of motorcycle operation including Chassis Service, Electrical Diagnostics, Fuel Injection, Powertrain, Motorcycle Operation and Function. Pre-impact and Post-impact Velocities Vehicle Trajectory Cause Analysis Lamp Analysis Human Factors Motorcycle Inspection Component Failure Determination Motorcycle Handleability Testing and Analysis Motorcycle Safety Motorcycle Tire Defect Litigation Repair Fraud O.E.M vs. Aftermarket Parts Training

Gary R. Coburn

Restaurant Concept Innovations

San Juan Capistrano, California
Hotel & Restaurant, Slip Trip & Fall - Slip, trip & fall, burns, choking, food safety, dram shop, alcohol, negligent security, employee safety, commercial kitchen, customer injuries, operations, management, franchise, ownership, permitting, training, investing, accounting, premises liability, OSHA, ADA, procedures, equipment design.
Award-winning restaurant executive. Helped create, open, run, and advise hundreds of full-service restaurants, limited-service, quick-service, bars and nightclubs. Additional expertise in restaurant franchising and commercial kitchen design/build from remodels to ground up including conceptual development, viability, and business interruption. Over 40 years in the restaurant industry as owner, operator, franchisor, consultant, President, Chief Operating Officer, and General Manager of numerous restaurant and food service establishments. Experienced restaurant investor and developer. Active restaurant owner with consulting business developing restaurant concepts and turning around existing establishments. Concepts worked on include: Joe's Crab Shack, Cask ‘n Cleaver, Lord Charlie’s, El Gato Gordo, Pizza Pronto, Safari Bar Restaurant, Shark Club, Bull Dog Grill, Stronghouse, Pangea, The Ballroom, Juarez Grill, Dickerson’s Club 29, Yucatan Liquor Stand, Zepp’s Atomic Tex Mex, Cab...

Jacquie Hughes

San Diego, California
Employment, Business Operations - Human Resources, CA Law, Harassment, Termination, Retaliation, Conflict, Resolution, Leave of Absence, ADA, FMLA, CFRA, Dispute, Hiring Practices, Salary and Compensation, Benefits, Discrimination, Training, Development, Organizational Structure, Management.
SPHR, SHRM - SCP Certification, Over 20 years focused Human Resources experience and training, in both Corporate and Creative cultures with proven results and measurable success. Working with executive teams to fulfill company cores, values and visions. Experience in CA and National Compliance. Board and advisory member in HR Community. Currently in a VPHR role. Strong experience, education and expertise in California HR Compliance and Benefits, Employee Engagement, Diversity & Inclusion, Organizational Development, Efficiencies Improvements, Recruiting and Retention, Employee Relations - Conflict & Resolution, Benefits Development & Administration, Compensation Strategies, Navigating FMLA, CFRA, PDL, LOA, ADA, EEO, OSHA and Worker’s Compensation. 25 Years Accomplished Accounting, Budgeting, Business, Payroll Processing and Management, Superior knowledge of HRIS and accounting systems, Administrative software and graphic design programs. In addition, a lifetime of learning, creat...

Richard K. Pumerantz, PhD

Guns and Ammo Witness Consulting

Lake Arrowhead, California
Firearms & Ballistics, Accident Reconstruction - firearm, ammunition, ammo, ballistic, gun, cartridge, bullet, projectile, manufacture, load, weapon, antique, reconstruction, training, design, engineering, forensic, shooting, crime, scene
• Court recognized as an expert in Firearms, Ammunition, and Crime/Shooting Scene Reconstruction. • Licenses: Type 10 FFL (Manufacturer of Destructive Devices), Special Occupations Tax Stamp, and all Dangerous Weapons Permits available from the State of California, DOJ. • Ongoing resource/consultant to numerous reloading equipment, projectile, and firearm manufacturers, including the areas of safety, training, and design flaws. • Designed and manufactured firearms and fire control systems. • Certified and testified in crime scene reconstruction and shooting accidents. • Recognized in the firearms industry as an expert in antique and replica cartridge development and manufacturing, including the production of proof loads. “Official” ammunition benchmark for half a dozen firearm manufactures. • Provide educational opportunities on the ammunition manufacturing process and corresponding toolmarks for law enforcement agencies, specifically for their crime lab and firearm unit techn...

Ross S Sagun, ATP

Sagun Aviation Consulting

Benicia, California
Aviation & Aerospace, Human Factors - Decision Making, Airline Operations, General Aviation, Training, FAR’s, Incident Investigation, Operations, Compliance, Pilot Error, Crew Performance, Pilot Fatigue, Crew Resource Management (CRM), Situational Awareness, Turbulence Injuries, Passenger Disruptions, Navigation and Communications
Highly experienced recently retired airline pilot and aviation safety representative with more than 50 years of flight experience and approximately 30,000 domestic and international flight hours in both major airline and general aviation aircraft Former air traffic controller, international air safety representative involved in aviation rulemaking, flight instructor, general aviation aircraft owner and operator FAA licensed pilot since 1972 Experienced major-airline captain for 28 years, 19 years as captain in widebody aircraft Areas of expertise include Federal Air Regulations (FAR) Part 121 airline and air traffic control operational safety issues, flight operations, standard operating procedures, regulatory and flight operations manual compliance, crew performance and coordination, cockpit-related human factors issues, crew resource management, turbulence injuries, procedural compliance, aircraft limitations, navigation and communications procedures, and best practices Extensiv...

Janine McCartney, Ph.D, MBA, CSP, CHST

HHC Safety Engineering Services, Inc.//HHC Safety Consulting Services, Corp.

Wilmington, Delaware
Safety, Oil and Gas - Oil & Gas, Pipeline, Electrical, Safety Engineering, Arc Flash/NFPA 70E, OSHA, Accident Investigation, Falls, Equipment, Machinery, Accident Reconstruction, Construction, Industrial Plants, Refinery, Worker's Compensation, Safety Inspection, Safety Management, Training, Employee, Workplace Safety,
Dr. Janine McCartney is a Safety Engineer with designation as a Certified Safety Professional, Construction Safety and Health Technician. Dr. McCartney has held Management safety positions and a Safety Officer II position with OSHA Consultation. She worked for 11 years in the oil & gas industry and pipeline industry on large multi-state pipeline construction projects and as an exploration geologist (onshore and offshore). Dr. McCartney has taught for Texas A&M-Texas Engineering Extension as Adjunct Faculty and teaches the OSHA 10 and 30 hour General Industry and Construction courses for OTI. Her career spans 40 years. Please see her four AM Best podcasts and August 2024 AM Best Magazine article How Litigation Funders are Affecting Settlements. Awards: 2024-2017 AM Best Service Provider, Editorial Staff of Science of the Total Environment, Helyion, and Data in Brief. 2024-2017 Safety Engineer Expert of the Year-Lawyer Monthly. 2018 Keynote Speech World Safety Organization. Dr. ...

Richard W Carr, PhD, CDS

R W Carr, Inc.

Jacksonville, Florida
Transportation, Safety - FMCSA, FMCSR, DOT, OSHA, Tank Truck, Loading, Unloading, Forklifts, Driver Qualifications, Drug & Alcohol, Hours of Service, Hazardous Materials, Training, Standard of Care, Vehicle Inspection, Fleet Safety, Commercial Drivers, CDL, Driver Hiring Standards, Record Retention, ELD, Cargo, Accidents
Richard W. Carr is the principle of R W Carr, Inc., a Risk Management & Safety Consulting company based in Jacksonville, FL. which primarily serves the transportation industry, insurance industry and the legal profession. Mr. Carr has been Operations Manager – Transportation for Olin Chlor Alkali Products, Inc. in which he oversaw a private fleet of tractor trailers delivering hazardous materials throughout the western United States until June 2014. Prior to this he was Director of Risk Management, Safety & Health for Masco Contractors Services, Inc.; a nationwide company employing as many as 20,000 employees at 350 facilities and operating up to 10,000 motor vehicles. Prior to this he was Managing Director of Transurance Risk Retention Group, Inc. and Phoenix Risk Services, Inc., an Arizona licensed Risk Retention Group and a third-party claims administrator respectively whose specialty was commercial motor vehicle fleets. Prior to this, he was Vice President-Safety & Risk Man...

James (Jim) McMahon, CPP, CISSP, Director Certified

Board certified in Physical & Info Sys Security

McMahon & Associates

Eagle, Idaho
Security, Law Enf & Criminal Justice - Intellectual Property protection, Physical /Personal/ Information/Network Security, Criminal Investigations, POLICE, CCTV, Computer Forensics, evidence collection,Standard of Care,Training, Fraud, Premises liability, Use of Force, premise security, truth
Multiple professional certifications. Accomplished professional with comprehensive international investigative skills, information security, and regulatory compliance background and success in achieving and exceeding organizational goals and objectives. Set goals, priorities, manage resources and develop safety plans. Accepted in state and federal courts as an expert witness. Wide spread work in risk management, premises liability, duty of care, production, manufacturing, customer safety, executive protection global travel, employee training, fraud investigations, pre-employment background, drug testing, innovative regulatory compliance and loss prevention activities within local, state and federal guidelines. Frequent corporate advisor. Significant international experience and operations. Successful multiple international projects. Research & evaluate industry trends, using findings to design & execute strategies. Excels at interacting with broad populations, including C-le...

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...

Kevin Mathews

Mathews Consulting

Prospect, Kentucky
Transportation, Safety - commercial driver, commercial carrier, hiring, training, hours of service, fatigued driving, trucking, commercial vehicle, doubles coupling, pre-trip inspection, post-trip inspection, distracted driving, coupling, hazardous materials, warning devices, endorsements, DOT, driver qualifications, FMCSA
As a certified Class A commercial driver (CDL) with multiple endorsements, I bring extensive practical knowledge and hands-on experience in the trucking industry. With experience as an instructor/trainer for a major trucking company, Mathews Consulting specializes in providing comprehensive services focused on commercial driver actions and responsibilities. This includes in-depth expertise in hours of service, endorsements, and more. Moreover, our consulting services encompass the training, hiring, qualifying, supervising, monitoring, and auditing of drivers by commercial carriers. Former litigator with over 50 cases tried to a jury. A detailed CV is attached to this listing.

Norman D Bates, Esq.

Liability Consultants, Inc.

Hudson, Massachusetts
Security, Premises Liability - Negligent/Inadequate Security, Workplace Violence, Security Management Consulting, Negligent Hiring and Retention and Training, Use of Force
Norman D. Bates, Esq., President and founder of Liability Consultants, Inc., is a nationally-recognized expert in security and the law. For over thirty years, he has been providing security management consulting services to private industry as well as court-certified expert witness services nationwide to both plaintiff and defense firms in civil cases regarding inadequate security, negligent hiring or training, and workplace violence. Mr. Bates regularly presents seminars on civil liability issues and has authored numerous articles and books on the subject. Mr. Bates recently co-authored a publication on “The Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse in Youth-Serving Organizations” published by the national Center for Victims of Crime and the National Crime Prevention Council. BIOGRAPHY OF NORMAN D. BATES, ESQ. Formerly, Mr. Bates was an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Northeastern University in Boston and Director of Security and Legal Counsel to the Saunders Hotel Corporation....

Gregory G. Zigulis, BSCE, MBA, CIH, CSP

Sixth Sense Safety Solutions

Rogers City, Michigan
Safety, OSHA - Multiple industry safety experience, OSHA, safety & health, serious injury and fatal injury prevention, occupational fatalities, falls, machine guarding, ladder, multi-employer worksite, construction, training, silica, industrial hygiene, respiratory protection, safety management systems, auditing
38 years of occupational safety, health (including industrial hygiene), and environmental management experience within several industries. This includes roles as an Air Force Bioenvironmental Engineering officer (final rank of Captain, with industrial hygiene and environmental responsibilities), regional Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) management for a hazardous waste cleanup company, OHS management for a Prime Contractor to the Department of Energy (Oak Ridge, TN), construction safety and construction fatality research for the University of Tennessee under contract to the Department of Labor/Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), OHS management for a consumable dental supplies and metals related manufacturing/machining company, OHS management for an international gas engine manufacturer within a global automotive manufacturer, regional environmental, health and safety (EHS) management and global safety team member for a Tier 1 auto parts manufacturer, regulatory...

Marianne Santarelli

Marianne Santarelli, Safety, Industrial Hygiene and Environmental Consulting Services LLC

Basking Ridge, New Jersey
Safety, Industrial Hygiene - Construction, Research and Development, Environmental, Occupational Health, Noise, Accident Investigations, Risk Management, Fatality Investigations, ISO Management Systems, Insurance, Emergency Management, Drug/Alcohol Use Management, Behavioral Management, Training, Contractor Safety, Owners Rep.
A highly experienced, Environmental, Health and Safety professional, Certified Industrial Hygienist and Certified Safety Professional, with applied comprehensive skills, a strong commitment to excellence and progressive functional managerial experience with a specialization in the arena of Global EH&S Management Systems. Technical proficiencies in industrial hygiene, safety and environmental disciplines, regulatory compliance analyses, product EH&S program development, permitting, training, ergonomics, EH&S audit and gap analysis, corrective action development, risk management analysis, workers compensation claims management and wellness programs and construction EH&S within a multitude of manufacturing, construction, research and development, governmental and administrative environments. Owner/President – 2021-present- Marianne Santarelli Safety, Industrial Hygiene and Environmental Consulting Services, LLC • A full-service Safety, Occupational Health and Environmental Consultin...

Leslie "Les" A. Smart

Smart Fleet Management, LLC

Bixby, Oklahoma
Transportation, Safety - Trucking, OSHA, FMCSA, DOT, FMVSS, Truck Accidents, Commercial Motor Vehicles, Drivers, Driver Actions, Hours of Service, Training, Hazmat, Fleet Operation, Fleet Maintenance
Leslie Smart has 50 (fifty) years of experience in trucks, truck equipment, related equipment, distribution by truck and tractor trailer (conventional and Hazmat), specifications, procurement, vehicle & driver safety, DOT/FMCSA regulations-compliance (including FMVSS, NHTSA, OSHA) operations, risk management, tires, truck maintenance (internal & by contract both with Penske & Ryder), training, behavior & monitoring. His experience also includes leasing of all types including full-service leases, managing a fleet directly and through a fleet management company. Responsibilities included the management of fleets of up to 5,500 vehicles in number. As an expert witness, Mr. Smart has worked equally with defendants and plaintiffs specializing in personal injury related to trucking, truck litigation, driver safety, fleet management, corporate fleet management, and operations. Professional Associations: Member of N.A.F.A. & N.T.E.A. Extensive experience using Penske, Ryder and other prov...

John V. Sabel, JD, ATP, CFII

Aviation Advisors, LLC

Moon Township, Pennsylvania
Aviation & Aerospace - Airline, Pilot, Training, Regulations, Federal Aviation Administration, Airport, National Transportation Safety Board, Safety, Accident, Simulator, Air Carrier, Federal Aviation Regulations, Safety Management Systems, SMS Crew Resource Management, SMS, CRM, Human Factors
Part 121 Airline Transport Pilot (retired) with over 48 years of civil aviation flight experience and over 23,000 flight hours logged. Operated in domestic, Caribbean, Latin American, South American, and North Atlantic theaters. Extensive pilot training experience, safety/accident investigation experience, and university-level teaching experience. Attorney with experience in FAA enforcement action matters. Certificates and ratings: Airline Transport Pilot Type Ratings: EMB-110, DC-9, B-737, B-757/B-767, B-787, A-319/A-320/A-321 Flight Engineer – Turbojet Remote Pilot – Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Certified Flight Instructor: Airplane Instrument Multi-engine Ground Instructor: Advanced Instrument Industry Certifications: Aviation Safety Management Systems (SMS) – MITRE Aviation Institute - 07/2009, 10/2012 NTSB Aircraft Accident Investigation - National Transportation Safety Board – 09/2009 NTSB Accident Investigation Orientation – National Transportation Safet...