Weather Reconstruction Expert Witnesses

Weather reconstruction 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 reconstruction. The weather reconstruction expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Maritime and Meteorology.

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

Palatine, Illinois
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...

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.

Alicia Wasula, PhD, CCM STM Weather

Cropseyville, New York
Meteorology - Weather, Forensic Meteorology, Severe Weather, Weather Radar, Severe Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, Flooding, Weather Preparedness, Slip & Fall, Weather Related Accidents, Weather Reconstruction
Dr. Alicia Wasula, President of STM Weather, formerly Shade Tree Meteorology, earned her Bachelor, Master and Doctoral Degrees in Meteorology at the University at Albany and recently earned her CCM as well. She developed a passion for severe weather and traveled to the Great Plains to study it in the field. She spent a summer in Norman, Oklahoma at the National Storm Prediction Center, doing research with Bob Johns, a prominent severe weather scientist. In graduate school, Alicia developed a skill for making difficult meteorological concepts understandable in the classroom. Alicia taught a variety of courses from upper level science to entry level courses for non science majors, earning praise for her communication style. During her post-graduate studies, Alicia continued to work closely with operational forecasters on research projects at the Albany National Weather Service Office and the the Storm Prediction Center on both her Master and Doctoral research projects. Alicia cont...

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...