Kenneth Nemire, PhD, CPE Expert Witness

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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Human Factors and Warnings & Labels

Specialty Focus: Products Liability, Slip Trip, and Fall, Vehicle Accidents, Auto Accidents, Perception/Reaction Analysis, Driver Behavior, Distracted Driving, Motorcycle Accidents, Pedestrian/Bicycle Accidents, Night Vision and Lighting, Retail Safety, Workplace Safety

Education: PhD, University of California, Santa Cruz; BSc, University of California, Riverside

Years in Practice: 27

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 50+


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Expert in human factors and ergonomics with extensive experience testifying in motor vehicle accidents; product liability; and slip, trip, fall cases in state and federal courts. Retained by both plaintiff and defense attorneys. Specializes in forensic personal injury causation involving premises, product, vehicle, pedestrian, and workplace accidents. Human factors/ergonomics specialties include: Driver perception & behavior; Pedestrian perception & behavior; Perception response time; Night vision; Lighting, visibility & conspicuity; Slip, trip, misstep & fall (including falls from heights such as ladders & platforms); Product design & liability (including medical, consumer, industrial, agricultural); Human-machine interaction; Control/display layout; Warnings, signs & instructions. PhD in Experimental Psychology, Certified Professional Ergonomist, Certified XL Tribometrist, and OSHA authorized to teach 10 and 30 hr. courses in General Industry Safety. Designed and conducted human factors research projects for NASA, Department of Defense and other federal agencies: and for corporations such as Apple and Sun Microsystems (now acquired by Oracle). Active member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Author of over 50 peer-reviewed articles for professional journals such as Human Factors. Serves on ASTM safety standards committees such as Committee F13 on Pedestrian/Walkway Safety & Footwear.