Athletics & Recreation Expert Witnesses

The SEAK Expert Witness Directory contains a comprehensive list of athletics & recreation expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on athletics & recreation and related issues. Athletics & recreation expert witnesses and consultants on this page may form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, and provide expert witness testimony at deposition and trial. The issues and subjects these athletics & recreation expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Exercise Equipment, Golf Cart Accidents, Gym, Health Club, Trampoline, Zipline, 3 D Modeling, Accident/Incident Investigation, Acct, Aerial Adventure Challenge Course, Aerial Adventure Course, Aerial Adventure Course Standards, Amusement Parks, Amusement Ride Accident, and Amusement Ride Inspector/Auditor.

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Lance Miller, M.A. Miller Safety Inspections & Consulting, Inc.

Parker, Colorado
Athletics & Recreation, Equipment & Machinery - Inflatables, Trampoline Parks, Rockwall, Euro Bungy, Mechanical Bulls, Trackless Trains, Inflatable Accident, Mobile Climbing Wall Accident, Trackless Train Accident, Euro Bungy Accident, Inflatable Interactive Accident, Bounce House Accident, Inflatable Water Slide Accident, Amusement Ride Accident
Lance Miller is an expert in the amusement ride industry with specific expertise in inflatables and specialty devices. He applies his expertise to forensic casework involving the installation, inspection, operation and maintenance of amusement devices. Lance has more than 19 years of hands-on experience; he owned and operated Colorado’s largest inflatable rental company, taking it from start up to a 1.8-million-dollar rental company. Lance built a successful company that included nearly 400 pieces of inflatable and mechanical amusement devices. He developed protocol which covered operator instruction, amusement device installation, training certification, tear down, call center operations, and equipment maintenance. Lance has also performed third party inspections for the State of Colorado. He holds current credentials from NAARSO (National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials), AIMS (Amusement Industry Manufacturers and Suppliers, International), IATP (International Ass...

Carl Weil Wilderness Medicine Outfitters

Elizabeth, Colorado
Athletics & Recreation, Risk Management - Rock Climbing, Rock Climbing Gym, Climbing Gym, Rappelling, Portable Climbing Wall, Horses riding, Guided Trail Ride, Stables, Shooting Sports, ARCHERY, carbon fiber arrow, Tree Stand, Cross Bow, Compound Bow, Guides, Hunting Guides, Hunting Accident, Guided Hunt, Outdoor Recreation, Youth Camp
e Carl Weil has done risk management on over 3,000 outdoor businesses in the US, Canada and abroad as a risk manager and insurance program designer. He has been an expert witness in over 300+ cases in 39 states. He frequently is asked to consult on Archery, Camps, Camp Skills, Equine, Guiding, Livestock, Horses, Hunting, Outdoor Recreation, Ranching — both guest and working, Resorts, Rope courses, Rock Climbing — gyms and out of doors, Shotgun, Pistol and Rifle. He has earned many credentials helpful to his 40+ years of expert witness work. He earned the first Master Fellow degree in Wilderness Medicine. This degree helps him with depth of medical understanding i that few others have. Grew up on a family ranch in the Colorado Mountains and is a third generation guide. He has authored 5 books and over 24 peer reviewed and non peer reviewed publications Accepted as an expert witness in civil and criminal cases. He has worked on over 300+ cases in 39 states and out of the USA E...

Lisa A. Fedick, CAE Wonderland of Ice Associates, Inc

Orange, Connecticut
Athletics & Recreation, Risk Management - Ice Arena / Ice Rink Best Practices, Ice Arena / Ice Rink Operations, Ice Arena / Ice Rink Risk Management, Ice Skating Slip and Fall, Ice Skating Accidents, Ice Arena / Ice Rink Design and Safety, Ice Sport Facility Management, Ice Skating Program Administration and Technical Ice Skating
Ms. Fedick began her career in the ice arena industry as a competitive figure skater. After earning a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Connecticut, Lisa Fedick’s career in rink management began in 1989, with her company, the Wonderland of Ice Associates, Inc, being awarded the long-term lease of the Wonderland of Ice in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Lisa continues to be part of all aspects of the day to day business operations, including management, operations, programming, risk management, retail and food and beverage. The Wonderland of Ice was part of one of the first public / private ice arena privatization arrangements in the country. Lisa’s ice arena has since been expanded to include a second NHL surface, as well as a dedicated curling rink. Through the planning and design of Lisa’s creation, the business footprint has increased by 600%. Lisa has also recently acquired a second arena in Norwich, Connecticut and a synthetic ice facility in Westbrook, Connecticut...

Douglas B. Baumgarten, MS SportFit Consulting, LLC

Leesburg, Florida
Athletics & Recreation, Biomechanics - Fitness, exercise, health club, gym, training, exercise equipment, fitness center, treadmill, baseball, bicycle, triathlon.
Mr. Baumgarten has 40+ years of experience in the fitness industry, including working as a personal trainer, program manager, business owner, facility designer, equipment salesperson, etc. He has a Masters in Exercise Science, certification from ACSM (Health-Fitness Director), NASM, and as a Medical Exercise Specialist. He has been an adjunct professor at Marymount University; editorial Board member and columnist for Fitness Onsite magazine; and a columnist for Boardroom magazine. Mr. Baumgarten has presented at numerous conferences, and has over 16 years' experience as an expert witness, on over 170 cases, both for plaintiffs and defendants. In addition, he has many years of experience in baseball, fastpitch softball (championship official), and cycling, including certification as a bicycle fitter, bicycle mechanic, and cycling coach.

Stephen W. Eisenberg, PGA Member Golf Concepts, Inc.

Ft. Myers, Florida
Athletics & Recreation - Golf, Golf Cart Accidents, Golf Ball Accidents, Golf Instructional Accidents, Golf Course Design, Errant Gold Ball, Golf Accidents, Golf Course Driving Range Accidents, Golf Driving Range
Golf Concepts, Inc., provides forensic analysis and opinion testimony on golf litigation matters, such as golf course design defects, golf cart accidents, errant golf ball accidents, golf cart accidents in gated communities and on our roadways, golf car accidents in general, golf course driving range accidents, golf instructional accidents, and slip and fall accidents. Our industry experts have been certified as golf accident experts in most states. Golf Concepts, has provided these services to attorneys, insurance companies, and golf courses regarding all aspects of the golf industry, acting as a golf expert witness or accident reconstruction expert. Golf Concepts can develop computer forensic simulation and accident reconstruction. Our founder, Stephen Eisenberg, is an award winning, certified PGA Professional with 25 years in the field of golf law and 25 years in the golf industry, and also possesses a law degree. This rare combination of understanding of the law and golf ope...

Edward E Wankel, MPA Leisure Services Assoc., Inc.

Naples, Florida
Athletics & Recreation, Risk Management - Golf Cart ROLLOVER Accidents, Sports and Recreation Facilities Management, Roller Skating Rink Accidents, Water Park Injuries, Playground Injuries, Golf Course Design/Safety, Fitness Facility Management, Develop Risk Management Programs for Recreation, trampoline,swimming pools, diving
Mr. Wankel served as the Director of the Sports and Convention Center at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood, New York. Ed Wankel also served as the Commissioner of Recreation and Parks for the Town of Islip, New York, the Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Conservation for Suffolk County, New York and the Deputy Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation for the State of New York. He currently serves on the Sports Equipment, Playing Surfaces and aquatic Facilities Committees with the American Society of Testing and Materials International (ASTM) and has taken the Playground Safety Course given by the National Recreation and Parks Association. SPECIALTY FOCUS: Golf Course Accidents Golf Cart Accidents Playground Accidents Roller Skating Rink Accidents Roller Rink Accidents

William Wayne Evans ~CoachWayne! Gymnastics

SAVANNAH, Georgia
Athletics & Recreation, Technology - Gymnastics, Cheerleading, standard of care, 3D modeling, litigation animation, Foam Pits, Trampoline,
A veteran coach in the world of Gymnastics and Cheerleading, CoachWayne has taught private lessons, camps/clinics, and classes in both the United States and Europe. Among his accolades, CoachWayne authored the Amazon.com top-seller (7-video collection) "How to do a Better Back Handspring" and numerous other publications in the field. His "TumblingTips" articles are read by hundreds of thousands of tumbling students and instructors worldwide. He was the Executive Coach and daily Trainer of Olympic Gymnast, Zuzana Sekerova (SVK). He has been a Master Coach and Clinician for more than 100 professional tumbling instructors for cheerleading, dance, and gymnastics through his Tumbling Instructor Skill Certification clinics. He was the Head Coach for the Savannah College of Art and Design Cheerleading team for competitions and games. Having performed as a gymnast, dancer, and cheerleader, CoachWayne continues to share his experience with new generations of students and instructors. AST...

Michael R Smith AdventureSmith, Inc.

Rochester Hills, Michigan
Athletics & Recreation, Risk Management - zipline, zip lines, zipline accident, zipline braking, zipline brake system, zipline construction, zipline death, zipline safety, residential/backyard zipline, zipline standards, aerial adventure course, aerial adventure course standards, ropes course, challenge course, climbing, ACCT, ASTM, NAARSO
Michael R. Smith is an industry-leading adventure tour operator and business consultant with more than 28 years of experience designing, developing, and operating zip line canopy tours, aerial adventure parks, and traditional challenge course programs. Smith serves as the managing partner of ArborTrek Canopy Adventures (https://arbortrek.com), an award-winning zip line canopy tour and aerial adventure park operator based in northern Vermont, and President of AdventureSmith, Inc. (https://adventuresmithinc.com), a niche consultancy offering risk management consulting, staff training and development services, technical inspections, adventure program audits, and business development services to zip line and adventure tour operators. Smith holds degrees in Wilderness Leadership from Prescott College (1998) and a Masters in Training and Development from Oakland University (2004). He has worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies as a business consultant, authored and published climbin...

Jeff Borba, AWS CWI/CWE, NAARSO III, PRI, COT, CMT, CAT PRECISIONEERING

Reno, Nevada
Athletics & Recreation, Aquatics Safety - Amusement Ride Inspector/Auditor, Theme Park Attractions/Rides, Welding/NDT, Zipline, Manufacturer Audits, ASTM F24 Safety Audit, Water Park, Accident/Incident Investigation, Inspections, Aerial Adventure Challenge Course, Canopy Tours, QA/QC Requirements
Jeff Borba is an expert in the amusement ride industry with over 27 years of experience. Jeff owns and operates Precisioneering, a Veteran-owned auditing and consulting company. He has experience with a multitude of different types of amusement rides including coasters, simulators, portable rides, ziplines, water parks, slides, etc. His previous positions include; Manager/Director of Maintenance, Operations & Engineering, Ride Auditor/Inspector and Maintenance Technician. Jeff's qualifications include; -Amusement Standards Subcommittee Chairman of ASTM F24.30 “Inspection and Maintenance” -Task Group Leader of ASTM F24 F2974 “Auditing Amusement Rides and Devices” -Task Group Leader of ASTM F24.90 “Evolution Task Group” -Task Group Member of F2959 "Aerial Adventures" -Task Group Member of F1193 "Quality, Manufacture and Construction of Amusement Rides" -Secretary of National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials (NAARSO) -AIMS Professional Ride Inspector (PRI) Level III -NA...

C.J. Abraham, PhD, P.E., DPE, JD, FRSC, FTI, DEE, IH

Great Neck, New York
Products Liability, Slip Trip & Fall - Athletics & Recreation, Safety, Safety Engineering, Warnings & Labels, Industrial Hygiene, OSHA, Risk Analysis, Biomechanics, Engineering, Fires, Explosions, Human Factors, Brain Injuries, Personal Injury, Trampolines, Amusement Parks, Water Parks, Playground Accidents
Dr. Abraham is a licensed P.E. and a Senior Member and a Diplomat in The National Academy of Forensic Engineers. Over the last 45 years, C. J. Abraham has created warnings and instructions for many products and protocols applied and used worldwide. He has consulted to major news channels, NHTSA, OSHA, NIOSH, State of California (CaITrans), Microsoft, New York Transit, Queensborough Bridge Authority, Department of Agriculture, the Federal Government, State Attorney General's Offices, and municipalities throughout the United States, Canada and Europe in a variety of technical areas. His interests include head and brain protection in sports and recreation and personal injury accidents and litigations. In addition, he is also involved in the reconstruction of all types of sports injuries in a large variety of recreational and sports activities, amusement and trampoline facilities, as well as accidents involving a variety of products and vehicles. His background may be found at www...

Al J. Heraghty, MSE, CPSI Total Sports Consulting Services LLC

Commack, New York
Athletics & Recreation, Risk Management - Playground Equipment, Playground Supervision, Physical Education, Gym, Athletics, Health Club, Fitness equipment, Exercise equipment, Fitness Instruction, Weight Room, Sport Facility, Lacrosse, Coaching.
Professor Heraghty currently serves as Academic Chairperson of Health & Physical Education at SUNY Suffolk. Prior to this role he was the Fitness & Aquatics Director and Head Lacrosse Coach at Suffolk. He is a Certified Playground Safety Inspector credentialed by the National Recreation and Park Association and is also certified by the National Program for Playground Safety. He currently serves on the Sports Equipment, Playing Surfaces, and Facilities committee with American Society for Testing and Materials International (ASTM). Professor Heraghty specializes in Risk Management Programs for various types of sports, recreation and fitness activities as well as the preparation of expert opinions for both plaintiff and defendants, in conjunction with recreation and sport personal injury cases. SPECIALITY FOCUS: Playground Equipment Accidents, Gym, Playground Supervision, Recreation, Fitness, Physical Education, Athletic, Health Clubs, Lacrosse, Weight Rooms, Athletic/Sport Facil...

David Harlowe The Sport Management Group, Inc.

Greensboro, North Carolina
Athletics & Recreation, Risk Management - Health clubs, fitness studios, colleges, gyms, high schools, minor league sports, professional sports, emergency planning, stadiums, sports
- Founder and President of The Sport Management Group, Inc. (SMG), a national risk management company specializing in the athletic and fitness industries. SMG is currently in its 26th year of service. - Has personally performed over 3,500 safety audits on athletic and fitness facilities for his company, the Sport Management Group. - SMG has performed over 14,000 risk assessments nationwide. - Has been retained as an expert witness in over 30 cases nationwide. - Reviews and develops risk management strategies for the Atlantic Coast Conference and its member institutions. - Wrote “Fitness Center Safety” chapter in Risk Management in Sport, Second Edition, edited by Herb Appenzeller. - Has written a bi-monthly risk management column for Fitness Management Magazine. - Manages over 500 independent field inspectors around the country. - Authored various safety manuals and training programs designed for athletic directors, health club owners and managers. - Created and currently maint...

Steven R. Neuliep, CGCS Neuliep Golf

Fletcher, North Carolina
Athletics & Recreation - golf course accident investigation analysis & reports, golf course signage, driving range accidents, golf course risk management & assessment, errant golf balls & property claims, golf course slip fall & serious injury, golf cart accidents, golf course employee safety, g.c. construction management
Specializing in golf course accident investigation, analysis and reports. I only do golf course expert work, it is my focus and all elements of golf course safety has always been a priority in the various positions that I have held during my career on the golf course. I possess over 35 years proven experience in the golf course industry; including working as a golf course superintendent for over 25 years. Throughout my career, I have worked in nearly every position on the golf course to include; caddy, pro shop attendant, locker room attendant, golf course maintenance staff, Asst, Golf Course Supt., Golf Course Supt. and Director of Golf Operations. In addition, I am a single-digit handicap golfer. All of these different positions on the golf course and being an avid golfer gives me a unique perspective and provides many different lenses to analyze and upon which I formulate my opinions and conclusions, regarding incidents that may happened on the golf course. These multiple exper...
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