Jason S. Kiddy, PhD Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Additional States: Pennsylvania
  • Company: Aither Forensic Engineering
  • Phone: (443) 302-9994
  • Cell: (301) 741-2483
  • Website: www.aitherforensics.com
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Mechanical Engineering and Products Liability

Specialty Focus: Plumbing, Construction Defects, Premise Liability, Industrial Accidents, Hunting Equipment, Manufacturing, Quality Control, Codes and Standards, Pressure Vessels, Intellectual Property

Education: Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park; M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park; B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park; B.S. Physics, Frostburg State University

Years in Practice: 22


Additional Information

Dr. Kiddy is a principle at Aither Forensics Engineering, LLC, a forensics consulting firm located in Maryland. Dr. Kiddy spent over 20 years in various industries prior to becoming a full-time expert witness. Dr. Kiddy has a broad industry experience base from which to draw extensive knowledge on a wide variety of topics. Dr. Kiddy's work experience includes the oil and gas industry, aircraft and helicopter design, marine structures, wind turbines, and telecommunications. From a technical perspective, Dr. Kiddy has expertise in mechanical design, engineering materials, plumbing/HVAC systems, corrosion, codes and standards, and warnings/instructions. Dr. Kiddy's also has substantial experience in intellectual property matters ranging from invention disclosures, patent prosecution, and continuing through IP disputes. From a product design standpoint, Dr. Kiddy's experience includes all aspects of a product life cycle such as early stage R&D, product development and qualification, manufacturing, quality control, and failure analysis. As an expert witness, Dr. Kiddy has supported dozens of matters including opining on such topics as product liability, construction defects, industrial equipment, premise maintenance and liability (e.g. slips, trips, and falls), and heavy equipment.