Weather Expert Witnesses

Weather 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 weather. The weather expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Education & Schools, Environmental, Forensic Science, Maritime, Meteorology, Premises Liability, and Slip Trip & Fall.

Thomas R. Piazza, CCM Weather Command/Murray & Trettel, Inc.

Meteorology - Past weather reconstruction, all weather related accidents, certified weather records and reports, weather graphics, expert testimony, slip and fall.
Certified Consulting Meteorologist. President and Chief Meteorologist, over 40 years experience providing warnings, general forecasts, weather analysis, reports, and studies to commercial users. Tom, an Aurora, IL native is a degreed meteorologist and has been with Murray and Trettel and Weather Command since 1975. Tom has more than 45 years of experience in the field of meteorology with more than 30 years in positions of management. In 1987, he was named President of the Operational Forecast Division. In 1991, he was named Executive Vice President of the Company and in 2001 he became the President and CEO. In addition to his administrative responsibilities as President, Tom earned the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM) designation, earning CCM # 661 in 2010. He provides expert testimony and reports for a variety of legal cases. Tom is also the CIO of the company handling all aspects of information technology, computer systems and appl...

Timothy A Coleman, PhD Coleman Knupp & DIce, LLC

Birmingham, Alabama
Meteorology, Environmental - Weather, Rainfall, Flood, Hurricane, Tornado, Wind, Fog, Visibility, Atmosphere, Insurance, Slip and Fall, Accident Reconstruction
Dr. Tim Coleman is the founding partner of the meteorological consulting firm of Coleman Knupp & Dice, LLC. He has been working in forensic weather analysis and consulting since 2008, and has 31 years of experience in meteorology. He holds a PhD and MS in Atmospheric Science from The University of Alabama in Huntsville, and a BS in Physics and Mathematics from Samford University. Tim has performed meteorological consulting services in over 80 cases in 12 states and Europe. His work in these cases has been widely varied, including but not limited to: rainfall and flood analysis; building collapse (due to wind or water); wind damage (including straight-line winds, tornadoes, and hurricanes), slip and fall (due to water, ice, and wind), lightning, hail damage, highway accidents, aircraft accidents, fog and visibility, and sun angle. Many of these cases have involved expert testimony. Dr. Coleman’s clients have complimented his ability to locate and analyze complex information, th...

Robert B. Cox Cox Weather Services, LLC

Middletown, Connecticut
Meteorology, Forensic Science - Meteorology, meteorologist, weather, forensic meteorologist, past weather reconstruction, certified weather records
I have consulted on over 1800 weather related legal cases and insurance claims that included slip and fall incidents, wind and hail damage, lightning detection and precipitation amounts. I have testified as an expert witness over 125 times. I have been a broadcast meteorologist for 30 years and a forensic meteorologist/expert witness for more than 27 years. My background in broadcast meteorology via radio and television allows me to effectively communicate my forensic analyses and expert testimony to attorneys, judges, and juries in an easy and understandable way.

H. Michael Mogil, CCM, CBM, NWA Digital Media Seal How The Weatherworks

Naples, Florida
Meteorology, Slip Trip & Fall - forensic meteorology, weather expert, weather event reconstruction, property damage, roof damage, personal injury, insurance claims, roof collapses, hurricanes, tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, lightning, snow, hail, high winds, rain, floods, lightning, highway accidents, criminal cases
H. Michael Mogil (CCM, CBM, 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. He has even offered weather demonstrations in the courtroom to help judges, juries and attorneys understand key weather concepts. As a published author, Mike has written more than half a dozen weather trade books, published some 1500 weather articles (mostly online and in Weatherwise Magazine), created several educationally-focused cloud charts, and collaborated with the U.S. Post...

Morgan B Yarker, PhD, CCM Yarker Consulting

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Meteorology, Education & Schools - Forensic meteorology, data analysis, education, demonstration, severe weather, weather preparedness, PM2.5, ice, rain, snow, hail, wind
Dr. Yarker is a Certified Consulting Meteorologist with 20 years of research experience. Prior work includes analyzing, evaluating, and educating the public about weather forecast models, analysis of PM2.5 air quality data, and developing educational materials and demonstrations to effectively communicate meteorology concepts.

Jeremy Swenson, CSP Swenson Consulting

Kansas
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Certified Snow Professional (CSP) * Satisfied requirements by SIMA (nationally recognized trade organization-Snow & Ice Management Association) to become a Certified Snow Professional. Black Ice Expert Requirements included proficient knowledge of business, snow & ice science, sub-contractors, and snow & ice operations & techniques of the snow removal industry. There are less than 250 CSP’s in the United State of America. * Government Facilities: Security Clearanced and trained for onsite snow operations at IRS Regional Headquarters, FBI Headquarters, Department Of Treasury Buildings, and many types of government facilities. * Airport: Security Clearanced, Badged, and trained in snow operations at Kansas City MKC Airport. * Railroad: Trained in snow operations at 24/7 railroad facilities. * Medical Facilities: Trained in snow operations at 24/7 hospitals, organ transplant centers, dialysis clinics, and many types of medical facilities. Snow Expert, Black Ice Expert, Weather Exp...

Jeremy Swenson, CSP Swenson Consulting

Grandview, Missouri
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Certified Snow Professional (CSP) * Satisfied requirements by SIMA (nationally recognized trade organization-Snow & Ice Management Association) to become a Certified Snow Professional. Black Ice Expert Requirements included proficient knowledge of business, snow & ice science, sub-contractors, and snow & ice operations & techniques of the snow removal industry. There are less than 250 CSP’s in the United State of America. * Government Facilities: Security Clearanced and trained for onsite snow operations at IRS Regional Headquarters, FBI Headquarters, Department Of Treasury Buildings, and many types of government facilities. * Airport: Security Clearanced, Badged, and trained in snow operations at Kansas City MKC Airport. * Railroad: Trained in snow operations at 24/7 railroad facilities. * Medical Facilities: Trained in snow operations at 24/7 hospitals, organ transplant centers, dialysis clinics, and many types of medical facilities. Snow Expert, Black Ice Expert, Weather Exp...

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

Marlton, New Jersey
Meteorology - weather, 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 with over 33 years’ 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.

Richard A Shema, CCM WeatherGuy.com, LLP

Lakeville, Pennsylvania
Meteorology, Maritime - Weather reconstruction, forensic meteorology, weather, marine meteorology, maritime, admirality law, weather routing, ship accidents, boating accidents, consulting meteorologists, tropical cyclones, hurricanes, tropical meteorology, extreme waves, oceanography, waves, marine insurance, insurance.
• Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM) by the American Meteorological Society • Over 30 years experience in meteorology and physical oceanography • I am a U.S. Navy veteran with sea duty and therefore have firsthand experience in the effects of weather on operations • Past AMS board member that certifies CCM’s for technical knowledge, communication skills, and ethics • I provide quality testimony using the scientific method • My testimony is clear, concise, and technically complicated subjects are plainly described • Sound communication skills describing complex atmospheric processes are put into easily understandable words and presentations • My written testimony is quality controlled and peer reviewed to produce an error free report that stands up to scrutiny of cross examination • I keep abreast of the latest scientific developments in meteorology and physical oceanography by attending conferences, re...