Transportation Expert Witnesses

Transportation 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 transportation. The transportation expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Business Operations, Engineering, Failure Analysis, Human Factors, Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgy, Premises Liability, Products Liability, Safety, Traffic Engineering, and Transportation.

Timothy C Behrens, PE, DFE, CFI, CFEI, CVFI Charles Taylor Engineering Technical Services

Phoenix, Arizona
Mechanical Engineering, Failure Analysis - Accident Reconstruction, Failure Analysis, Fire, Explosions, Plumbing, Premises Liability, Slip-Trip & Fall, Bicycle, Motorcycle, Products Liability, Transportation, Recreational Vehicles, Heavy Equipment, Industrial Equipment & Machinery
Mr. Behrens has over 38 years of experience in mechanical engineering, with the last 34 years primarily devoted to failure analysis and forensic engineering. His forensic engineering practice is diverse and has included conducting over a thousand engineering investigations involving a wide range of fires, explosions, accidents, and product failures. Mr. Behrens has conducted hundreds of full-scale vehicle crash, fire and component-level tests, which has provided a practical basis for his extensive knowledge and expertise in the analysis of automotive fires, failures and accidents. Mr. Behrens also has expertise in fire and failure analysis involving appliances, plumbing systems, fire sprinkler systems, HVAC, and commercial/industrial equipment. In addition, Mr. Behrens provides engineering expert evaluations for slip/trip & fall accidents and premises liability issues. He also has some experience in the investigation of water intrusion, foundation and roof damage on commerci...

James C. Jeffery III, PE, PTOE

Los Gatos, California
Traffic Engineering, Engineering - Transportation, Roadway design, Design immunity, Construction zone collisions, bicycles, traffic control devices and systems
Roadway design defect review of public, private roadway with determination of possible dangerous condition and liability; Design immunity; Compliance with standards of care; Construction zone collisions; Investigation of collision site – all roadway types, all land use types, all jurisdictions, all types of vehicles - including bicycles - and pedestrians. Largest settlement $5,000,000. Traffic Engineer (CA Reg. #1179), Civil Engineer (CA Lic. #36644), Transportation Engineer, General Engineering Contractor (CA Lic. #391026), Consulting City Traffic Engineer, Regional Traffic Engineer. Plaintiff/ Defense, Public/Private Sector Clients, Superior and Federal Courts across US and in Canada. ITE Life Fellow

Zal Phiroz, PhD Harvard University, University of California

San Diego, California
Products Liability, Manufacturing - Product Manufacturing, Product Safety, Personal Injury, Storage, Warehouse, Manufacturing, Quality Control, Distribution, Supply Chain, Transportation, Logistics, Product Testing, Product Recall, Business Interruption, Economic Damages, Production Standards
Dr. Zal Phiroz is a recognized supply chain expert; having served as an expert witness in over 20 cases, including expert testimony in connection with several Fortune 500 parties. In addition to several peer reviewed publications, Dr. Phiroz's latest book (Perspectives of Supply Chain Competitiveness) was released in June 2020. Dr. Phiroz has held academic appointments at Harvard, USC, MSU, UCSD; and provides expert witness testimony on areas involving supply chain (including manufacturing standards, quality control, product testing, packaging, inventory valuation product recalls, and consumer behavior patterns). As a practitioner, Dr. Phiroz has held senior appointments at Procter & Gamble, managing national projects in partnership with retailers (Wal-Mart, Target), and overseeing projects on billion dollar P&G brands (Iams, Tide). Various supply chain initiatives implemented by Dr. Phiroz relating to consumer behavior, demand simulation and manufacturing scheduling are stil...

Joseph Quinn, M.S., P.E. Materials FACT

Los Angeles, California
Failure Analysis, Metallurgy - Automobile, Aviation & Aerospace, Motorcycle,Appliance, Engineering, Construction, Construction Defects, Corrosion, Maritime, Equipment & Machinery, Mining, Bicycles, Transportation, Medical Devices, Manufacturing, Plumbing, Products Liability, Fire, Electricity, Pipe, HVAC, CPVC, Oil & Gas, Welding
Joseph Quinn, MS, PE, is a Forensic Metallurgy and Metallurgical Engineering consultant. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Metallurgical Engineering and is registered in 7 states (CA, PA, UT, NV, AZ, CO, WA). He has provided over 1,000 Failure Analysis investigations on metallic and non-metallic (glass, plastic, rubber, and composite) materials or products. Mr. Quinn provides metallurgical and materials consultation, expert witness testimony, and forensic failure analysis for civil litigation with retentions by defendants and plaintiffs. He has received awards in the International Metallographic Contest and has conducted several presentations on metallurgical engineering and failure analysis subjects at universities, ASM meetings, and industry events. He is President of the National Society of Professional Engineers in California (NSPE-CA) and is active in several technical societies. He has taught metallurgical engineering course topics in Principals and Applications of ...

Carl Berkowitz, PhD, PE Forensic Engineering Institute

Delray Beach, Florida
Transportation, Safety - Slip Trip & Fall, Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety, Railroad Safety, Bus Safety, Biomechanics & Human Factors, FELA & OSHA, Elevators & Escalators, Traffic Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Transportation Safety, Transportation Rules & Regulations, Transportation Expert Witness
Dr. Carl Berkowitz has held various managerial and administrative positions in the transportation industry, government, private and academic sectors. Dr. Berkowitz has extensive multi-modal experience in planning, design, engineering, safety, security, construction, maintenance, operations and management. Dr. Berkowitz has written and edited numerous reports, studies, articles and columns for major publications, journals, newspapers and scholarly periodicals. He is a Professional Engineer in New York and New Jersey, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners; American Planning Association; American Society of Civil Engineers (Fellow, Transportation Education and Safety Committees); Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals; Institute of Transportation Engineers; American Society of Safety Engineers; National Association of Railroad Safety Consultants and Investigators; American Society of Transportation and Logistics; American Railway Engineering and Main...

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...

Keith A. Bergman, PE Bergman Engineering, LLC

Harleysville, Pennsylvania
Premises Liability, Traffic Engineering - Accident Reconstruction, Civil Engineering, Codes and Standards, Construction, Highway and Street Design, Job-Site Safety, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Premises Liability, Slip Trip and Fall, Transportation, Traffic Engineering, Walkway Surface and Pavement Evaluation
Our mission: Bringing clarity to complexity. Bergman Engineering is a forensic engineering firm that provides objective investigative analysis and consulting services as well as expert witness testimony. Hired for our expertise, we utilize our knowledge and experience to evaluate cases and claims with regard to civil engineering concepts. This can extend to a number of different practice areas for both plaintiff and defense counsel. Our case experience ranges from small private claims to large civil claims. We have consulted in complex claims and litigation on behalf of corporations, attorneys, insurance companies, and municipal/government agencies. Certified Professional Engineer: California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Joseph B. Michels, Ph.D., P.E., C.P.L. Solomon Bruce Consulting LLC

Fort Worth, Texas
Business Operations, Transportation - Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Warehousing, Transportation, Sourcing, Logistics, Inventory Control, Aviation Logistics, Aviation, Military Logistics, Trucking, Business Operations, Material Handling, Forklift and Forklift safety
Dr. Michels is a licensed professional industrial engineer. He has provided depositions and testified in state and federal courts all over the USA. He has led organizations in major metal manufacturing operations, responsible for over 1700 vehicles in fleets to include all types of vehicles-- long haul trucks, local delivery trucks and freight line trucks, watercraft. He is a licensed professional engineer (PE) and Certified Professional Logistician (CPL). He has managed over 2 Million square feet of industrial and warehouse space in the Arctic, Pacific and the United States. He has testified in state and federal courts on logistics, manufacturing, transportation and supply chain matters. He was the Dean of the College of Business at Montana State University-Billings, as well as the Dean, School of Systems and Logistics, Air Force Institute of Technology, Dayton, Ohio. He is certified by SOLE, the International Society of Logistics as a Certified Professional Logistician. He...