Richard A Shema, CCM Expert Witness

Contact this Expert Witness

  • Company:, LLP
  • Phone: 866-882-9949
  • Cell: 808-291-9949
  • Fax: 808-433-0889
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Meteorology and Maritime

Keywords/Search Terms:

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.


MS, U. S. Naval Postgraduate School; BS, Penn State University

Years in Practice:

> 30

Additional Information

• 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, reading books and journal articles, and involvement in professional associations • I am readily reachable on short notice via mobile or toll-free phone, text, or email