David Smith, MS, MBA, PE, CSP Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Company: Alpine Engineering and Design, Inc.
  • Phone: (801) 318-5464
  • Cell: (801) 318-5464
  • Website: www.alpineeng.com
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Intellectual Property and Mechanical Engineering

Specialty Focus: Patents, intellectual property, aerial lift, boom lift, scissor lift, manufacturing equipment, agricultural equipment, oil and gas equipment, refuse equipment, garbage trucks, trailers, conveyors, exercise equipment, safety, consumer products, chairs, seating, furniture.

Education: MS Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University; MBA - Product Development, Brigham Young University; BS - Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University

Years in Practice: 10

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 10


Additional Information

Experienced mechanical engineer (MS, PE) with six issued patents and multiple patents pending. Award winning inventor. Vice President of Alpine Engineering and Design, Inc., a mechanical engineering consulting company with clients around the United States ranging from individual inventors to Fortune 500 companies. Worked on the development of multiple successful products including among other things: aerial lifts, garbage trucks, trailers, exercise equipment and manufacturing equipment. Graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. Completed a master's of science degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA with an emphasis in product development. Licensed professional engineer (PE) and a certified safety professional in comprehensive practice (CSP). Certified trainer for boom lifts, scissor lifts, rough terrain and counterbalanced forklifts. Over 10 years experience in product development, patents, safe equipment design, and design safety reviews. Experienced expert witness having drafted over 200 reports/declarations in patent cases as well as catastrophic injury and death cases. Design and built multiple custom testing devices obtain data and evaluate opinions. Created multiple demonstratives to explain the mechanics and/or circumstances of accidents, failures and patented devices. Testified in deposition 10 times.