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Greg A. Hauser, DC, FICPA, CICE The Accident & Injury Institute

Chandler, Arizona
Biomechanics Expert Witness, Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness - Whiplash, Concussion, Injury Causation, Occupant Kinematics, Human Factors, Motor Vehicle Injury, Auto Accident, Automobile Collision, Motor Vehicle Collision, Medical Records Review, Impairment Rating, Chiropractic
Originally trained as a Chiropractor, Dr. Hauser is Advanced Certified in Whiplash Injury Biomechanics & Mild Brain Traumatology (Croft), as well as a Certified Independent Chiropractic Examiner. He completed his training in Accident Reconstruction at The Institute of Police Technology and Management and has his certification from the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR). Because he is a licensed physician, he has a unique, multi-faceted approach to cases where accident dynamics are in question, allowing him to render opinions on Accident Reconstruction as well as comment on the medical aspects of the case (injury causation and treatment necessity).

W. Dan Cerkan Balefire Safety Systems, Inc.

Carlsbad, California
Aviation & Aerospace Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness - Helicopter, Fixed Wing, Pilot Error, Accident Investigation, Human Factors, Flight Operations, Pilot Training, Aviation Accidents, Crew Resource Management, Maintenance, Utility Aviation, Helicopter Tours, Power Lines, Pole Setting, Powerline Patrol, Tree Cutting, Long-Line, Human External Cargo
Vastly experienced pilot and aviation expert. Involved in over 100 accident investigations, produced numerous client specific safety management systems, consulted on aviation operations, and performed full system audits on fixed wing and rotary wing companies. Retired USMC Officer who served as U.S. Presidential Pilot for George W. Bush (HMX- 1/Marine One). Decorated combat veteran. Multiple Iraq tours including 2004 Battle of Fallujah. Master of Aeronautical Science Degree, dual concentrations in Aviation Safety Systems and Human Factors, from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Graduated with Distinction (4.0 GPA). Extensive experience in aviation operations and aircraft maintenance. Dual-rated rotary wing and fixed wing pilot with over 3,700 hours of accident free flight time. Numerous military and civilian flight credentials including ATP rotorcraft, military flight instructor, Crew Resource Management Instructor, and Night Systems Familiarization Instructor to name a few. Ext...

Christopher A. Gayner, MSME Expert Reconstruction Company LLC

Santa Barbara, California
Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness, Biomechanics Expert Witness - Human Factors, Occupant Dynamics, Automotive Safety, Seat Belts, Airbags, Failure Analysis, Restraint Systems, Crashworthiness, Collision Analysis, Accident Causation, Accident Avoidance, Transportation, Crash Data Retrieval, Total Station Surveys, Animation, Simulation, Transportation, Vehicle
Expert Reconstruction Company LLC offers complete traffic accident reconstruction consulting and expert witness services. We provide high quality scientifically based accident analyses to the litigation community on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants throughout California and the United States. We consult on matters involving automobiles, trucks, tractor-trailers, buses, trains, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians. We are retained for both civil and criminal matters. Our loyal client base banks on our 30 years of professional experience to address a wide variety of technical accident issues. CEO and Senior Engineer, Christopher Gayner, holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and he is an ACTAR certified accident reconstructionist. Please Call 888-687-1334 for an initial consultation.

Jose J. Granda, PhD, PE Cadsim Engineering

Sacramento, California
Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Mechanical Engineering, Auto Accidents, Accident Biomechanics, Occupational Accidents, Failure Analysis, Computer Simulation, Finite Element Modeling (FEA), Motorcycle Accidents, Truck Accidents, Human Factors, Work Place Accidents, Vehicle Dynamics, Heavy Vehicles
Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the California State University in Sacramento, CA with 35+ yrs. experience. Professional Registered Mechanical Engineer (PE License, CA). An expert in accident reconstruction using computer simulations of accidents involving vehicles, trucks, motorcycles, biomechanics, occupational, workplace, failure analysis impact forces & industrial accidents. EDR (Event Data Recorder) analysis, patents. EW Experience: Written reports, depositions & trial experience. Specialized training: Vehicle Dynamics and Design, Vehicle Safety & Crash Reconstruction, Accident Biomechanics, Finite Element Modeling in Computer Aided Design, Advanced Mechanical Design and Failure Analysis, CSUS. Motorcycle Accident reconstruction, Northwestern University; EDR Certification, Tech 1, Tech II, EDR Analysis Certification, Collision Safety Institute; Applying Automotive EDR Data to Traffic Crash Reconstruction, SAE Society of Automotive Engineers International; Expert...

Anthony G Micale, Aerospace Engineer, BSME, MBA Micale Partners

Solvang, California
Aviation & Aerospace Expert Witness, Automotive Expert Witness - Aerospace Engineer, Aircraft Engineer, Failure Investigation, Failure Analysis, Aircraft Safety Risk Assessment, Flight controls systems design, Human Factors, Hazardous Operations, DOD Secret Top Secret eligible, Space Vehicle Design, Fact Finding Event Reconstruction, Throttle Control, ABS
Anthony Micale brings over 32 years of aerospace and automotive engineering experience, including rigorous failure analysis. He is part of the Micale Partners expert witness team. He is currently employed at a Federally Funded Research and Development Corporation where he contributes to US space flight mission assurance. He has specialized in aerospace design and operation of flight and space vehicles with an emphasis on flight safety and mission assurance. Anthony is a past technical leader of an aircraft accident and incident investigation board comprised of engineers, pilots and legal counsel for a major commercial aircraft manufacturer. In this role he has studied, understood, created reports and defined design changes to resolve aircraft safety issues. Over his career he has conducted numerous analyses for root cause to determine failures attributed to design flaws, human error, human workload, improper manufacturing and inadequate maintenance. He has designed aircraft sys...

Paul J Micale, Airline Pilot, Helicopter Pilot, MS, BA Micale Partners

Solvang, California
Aviation & Aerospace Expert Witness, Transportation Expert Witness - Airline Pilot Military Pilot Aviation Pilot Army Aviator Army Pilot Flight Operations Helicopter Pilot Aircraft Safety Risk Assessment Human Factors Crew resource management FAR 121 Pilot FAR Part 121 Pilot FAR 135 Pilot FAR Part 135 Pilot Flight safety Aircraft safety Crewmember fatigue
Paul Micale is an active airline pilot with 26 years of flight experience 13 of which are under FAR Part 121. He has over 7200 flight hours with multiple ratings. Paul is a decorated veteran being forward deployed as a combat pilot with the US Army during 7 years of active duty. His career includes continued service as a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army Reserves where he has been a pilot and commander of flight units. As a military pilot he has flown fixed and rotary wing helicopter aircraft. His education and experience emphasizes flight operations and safety. He is part of the Micale Partners team. Paul is a licensed civilian Airline Transport Pilot with type rating as Pilot in Command and is currently employed by American Eagle Airlines as a CRJ-700 Pilot and First Officer in the Canadair Regional Jet aircraft with 65 seat occupancy. He is FAA certified for CAT II instrument approaches and to fly in Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) airspace. He is type rated for thi...

Kenneth Nemire, PhD, CPE HFE Consulting, LLC

Campbell, California
Human Factors Expert Witness, Warnings & Labels Expert Witness - 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
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 f...

Kenneth A. Solomon, Ph.D., P.E., Post Ph.D. Institute of Risk & Safety Analyses

Woodland Hills, California
Biomechanics Expert Witness, Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness - Human Factors, Animations, 3D Scans, Photometrics
Specialized forensic staff, broad range of consulting and expert testimony, 46 years of courtroom experience for Dr. Solomon, combined courtroom experience for company 312 person years. Accident reconstruction, biomechanics, human factors, safety, accident prevention, adequacy of warnings, computer animation and simulations, 3D scanning, drone photography, construction defect, criminal defense, criminal prosecution, premises, product integrity, product liability, product testing, warnings, and lost income calculations. Auto, bicycle, bus, chair, elevator, escalator, forklift, gate, ladder, machinery, motorcycle, press, recreational equipment, roller coaster, slip/trip and fall, stairs, swimming pool, and truck. Litigation and claims, defense/plaintiff, educational seminars, and mediation and arbitration services.

David R. Lenorovitz, PhD, CPE LENPRO Services, Inc.

Littleton, Colorado
Human Factors Expert Witness, Warnings & Labels Expert Witness - Human Factors Engineering, Ergonomics, Hazard Analysis, Safety Procedures, Warnings, Warnings Adequacy, Warning Systems, Product Liability, Perception-Memory-Cognition, User Distractions/Diverted Attention, Task Analysis, Industrial Accidents
Dr. Lenorovitz is a Board Certified Ergonomist / Human Factors Professional with extensive experience in developing and applying knowledge regarding the ways in which human capabilities and limitations can materially effect a user's performance (i.e., success or failure) when interacting with a variety of products or equipment. He has performed HF-related work evaluating, designing, developing, and testing user-interactive-systems for a wide range of industrial, governmental, and individual clients. His forensic experience has included applying HF scientific principles, preparing analysis reports, providing expert opinions, and testifying in cases involving: hazard analysis; evaluating safety systems; assessing the necessity for and adequacy of warnings, instructions, operator manuals, work practices, & organizational procedures; addressing product design and product liability issues; and investigating incidents involving user distractions or diverted attention situations.

Irving U. Ojalvo, ScD, PE Technology Associates, LLC

Stamford, Connecticut
Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness, Products Liability Expert Witness - Accident Reconstruction, Biomechanics, Human Factors, Engineering, Failure Analysis, Warnings & Labels, Slip, Trip, Falls, Safety, Automotive, Forensic Science
We maintain a full staff of mechanical, biomechanical, electrical, and civil engineers, allowing us to handle a large variety of cases for attorneys working for both Plaintiffs and Defendants. Most of our engineers have advanced degrees and are licensed professional engineers. To-date, we have helped over 2,000 attorneys and insurance agents settle or try their cases. Our staff has published hundreds of papers, and remains active in publications in the areas of accident reconstruction and safety. We also have engineering staff members serving on national ANSI standards committees, and several of our engineers are active in safety and accident prevention research.

Daniel J. Hartwig, CSP, CIH General Health & Safety Services Corp.

Punta Gorda, Florida
Safety Expert Witness, Premises Liability Expert Witness - Slip, Trip & Fall, Personal Injury, Sidewalks and Speed Bumps, Stairs, Chemical Exposure, Noise, Product Liability, Machine Safety, Human Factors, Indoor Air Quality, Industrial Hygiene, Mold
Daniel Hartwig, CSP, CIH is President of General Health & Safety Services Corp. and has provided safety counsel and expert witness testimony throughout the United States for over 40 years from offices in Wisconsin and Florida. Because of the wide variety of clients served, he has experience in many environments including retail stores, hotels, homes, restaurants, manufacturing facilities, construction sites, hospitals and nursing homes, auto dealerships and many more. Being a premises safety expert, Mr. Hartwig performs investigations related to construction, operation, and maintenance of commercial premises, residential structures, and industrial facilities. The investigations involve site inspections and review of applicable standards. Based on the above information and review of the discovery material, he performs a root cause analysis of the accident, enabling him to provide a strong basis for his opinions. For product liability cases, he provides analysis of possible def...

John D Lloyd, PhD, CPE

San Antonio, Florida
Biomechanics Expert Witness, Human Factors Expert Witness - human factors, ergonomics, accident reconstruction, motorcycle accident, truck accident, slip trip & fall, brain injury, head injury, TBI, helmet, helmet testing, motorcycle helmet
John Lloyd, PhD, CPE has served as an expert witness for 25 years, providing testimony in biomechanics, human factors and accident reconstruction involving motorcycle, auto and trucking accidents. Specializing in the Biomechanics, Dr. Lloyd has been qualified to provide biomechanical analyses of various incidents, including: • Motorcycle Accidents • Automobile Accidents • Human Factors • Brain Injury • Helmets • Slips Trips & Falls Dr. Lloyd earned a Ph.D. in Ergonomics / Human Factors with specialization in Biomechanics from Loughborough University in England and is Board Certified throughout the United States Dr. Lloyd served as a senior federal research for 20 years. Additionally, he holds a courtesy appointment as Assistant Professor in the University of South Florida College of Engineering. Dr. Lloyd has testified on more than 90 occasions nationwide, pertaining to civil and criminal cases. Dr. Lloyd’s work has been published in 6 book chapters and 31 peer-reviewed jour...

Adam K Aleksander, PhD, PE, CSP Aleksander & Associates P.A.

Boise, Idaho
Human Factors Expert Witness, Products Liability Expert Witness - Warnings, Labels, Reconstruction, Visibility, Failure Analysis, Forensic Engineering, Defects, Photogrammetry, Metallurgy, Human Factors, Ergonomics, Construction, OSHA, Safety Engineering, Product Liability, Equipment Failures, Industrial Accidents, Power Utility Accidents, Insurance Claims
Specific Cases: Go cart nip point fatality, washing machine amputation, amputations in punch presses, hydro-pneumatic tank explosion, agricultural truck amputation, airport conveyors, biscuit cutter, amusement rides, water-jet fatality, slips & trips, lead rope snap, exercise machine failures and injuries, document burn injuries, folding chair collapse, concrete anchor system, nail gun injury, prosthesis bolt failure, steam iron electrocution, pool light burn, design of warnings and instructions, ATV rollover, automotive failures and crash related phenomena, measurement of ECDs (TASER®) Farm equipment, failed engines, mining conveyors, power plant systems, belt conveyors, potato processing system, sewer line, tire shredder processing analysis, failed brake die, failed conveyor bearing, RV axle repair failure, trailer suspension system failure, trailer separation, dump truck telescoping cylinder failure, brake system, headlight filament analysis, service station gasoline tank leak, b...

Lee T. Ostrom, PhD, CSP, CPE

Idaho Falls, Idaho
Safety Expert Witness, Risk Management Expert Witness - Ergonomics, Human Factors, Biomechanics, Complex Environments, Situational Awareness, Technology, Accident Investigation
Accident analysis requires a thorough and unbiased analysis of the physical and human factors surrounding an event. Lee T. Ostrom, Ph.D., CSP, CPE has been analyzing accidents, incidents, workplaces, and tasks for over 35 years. Dr. Ostrom is a Certified Safety Professional and a Certified Professional Ergonomist. He has analyzed accidents for private industry, for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Department of Energy, and the Department of Defense. He has analyzed tasks and workplaces for those same entities, as well as NASA, the FBI, the US Navy, and Universities. He has served as an expert witness. Dr. Ostrom is committed to honesty and integrity. He believes in providing a product of the highest level of quality. He is a full professor, with numerous journal articles and conference proceedings. He has authored/co-authored three books. He also has two fire protection certifications – Certified Fire Inspector, Level 1 and a Certified Fire Plan Examiner. He is also...

L. Daniel Metz, PhD Metz Engineering and Racing, LLC

Champaign, Illinois
Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness, Automotive Engineering Expert Witness - vehicle dynamics, human factors, vehicle aerodynamics, vehicle handling and control, computer-based accident reconstruction
Past Clients have included nearly every manufacturer, insurance company and racing organization in the World. Past Clients include the Illinois State Police, Indiana State Police, California Highway Patrol, Wisconsin State Patrol, The City of Chicago, the Illinois, California, Wisconsin & Michigan Departments of Transportation (IDOT, CALTRANS, MDOT, WDOT), The County of Los Angeles, the U.S. Department of Justice, The Transportation Research Board, The National Academy of Engineering, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (CART), Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Team Green Racing, Inc., the Indy Racing League (IRL), the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), General Motors, Corp., Ford Motor Co., Daimler-Chrysler, Toyota Motor Co., Yamaha Motor Corporation USA, ITT Automotive, Continental-General Tire and many racing teams. Developer & Instructor of 3-day seminar in Automobile Vehicle Dynamics presented by the Society of Automoti...

Ralph V. Wilhelm, Ph.D. Wilhelm Associates, LLC

Carmel, Indiana
Automotive Expert Witness, Electronics Expert Witness - automotive electronic systems, safety systems, ADAS, infotainment, navigation, human factors, in car electronic systems, telematics, instrument clusters, center stack displays, sensors/transducers, GPS, diagnostics/prognostics, engine control, closed loop feedback systems, wireless devices, cameras.
Have worked continuously since 1971 in the automotive electronics field in multiple areas: Research & Development, applied engineering, product and manufacturing engineering, expert witness. Have worked in the laboratory inventing (three patents) and creating new sensors & coatings for automotive use, led small and large engineering groups & Departments, led technical R&D Division. Have worked for a vehicle manufacturer, captive suppliers, independent supplier, and for eighteen years as an independent automotive electronic consultant working directly with automotive suppliers. Fields we have worked directly in or supervised include: sensor creation & fabrication, coating technique invention for high volume production, automotive specific head up displays, flat panel displays, instrument clusters, navigation systems, telematics systems, forward looking radar & camera systems for detection, warning, and avoidance, object detection for vehicle sides and rear backup, night vision s...

Bradley T Cook, PE J.M. Miller Engineering, Inc.

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Automotive Expert Witness, Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness - Auto Accident, Accident Causation, Automotive Safety, Black Box Technology, Car Accident, Collision Analysis, Crash Data Retrieval, Failure Analysis, Forensic Engineering, Human Factors, Motorcycle, Occupational Safety, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Safety Engineering, Slip, Trip & Fall
Bradley is a registered professional engineer and consultant with extensive experience in accident reconstruction. He specializes in vehicular accident reconstruction and has investigated hundreds of vehicle accidents involving cars, trucks, pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcycles, etc. The investigations have involved issues of nighttime visibility, downloading of crash data (black box data), reaction time, and blind spots. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Engineering with a concentration in Biomedical from Purdue University. Bradley has recently co-authored a chapter titled Occupational Health and Safety Management in the Handbook of Human Factors & Ergonomics. He is also currently a committee member of the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Standards Technical Panel (STP) 2201: Engine, Generator Requirements and the ASTM Technical Committee E58 on Forensic Engineering. Br...

James M. Miller, PE, PhD J.M. Miller Engineering, Inc.

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Engineering Expert Witness, Warnings & Labels Expert Witness - Accident Reconstruction, Agriculture, Automotive, Chemical Hazards (Asbestos, Diacetyl, etc.), Explosions, Electrical, Environmental, Hazard Communication, Human Factors, Instructions, Labels, Warnings, OSHA, Premise Liability, Product Liability, Vapes and E-cigarettes, Battery Fires, Child Safety
Dr. Miller is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Michigan and a registered professional engineer and consultant with over 35 years of experience as an expert witness. He specializes in warnings, labeling, and instruction manuals, consumer product design, process safety, explosions and fire science, chemical hazards (diacetyl, asbestos, benzene, etc.), machine guarding, vehicle visibility, tractor egress/ingress, slip and fall prevention, recreational vehicles (ATVs, boats, and personal watercraft), and compliance with safety standards (OSHA, MSDS, CPSC, ANSI, ASTM, UL, etc.) Miller Engineering also has a staff with degrees in the Mechanical, Chemical, Agricultural, Industrial, and Human Factors fields of engineering. Recently, Dr. Miller has been handling cases involving battery fires, particularly with respect to e-cigarettes, vaporizers, or "vapes". Dr. Miller has authored a chapter titled "Hazard Communication and Right-to-Know: Regulatory Issues" in the Safety E...

George B Page, BSE, MSE, CPE Page Engineering, Inc.

Jackson, Michigan
Human Factors Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness - Ergonomics, Health and Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Physical Demands Assessments, Usability Testing, Accident Reconstruction, Biomechanical Modeling, Vibration Measurement, Compliance, Occupational Risk Management, Return to Work, Regulatory and Consensus Standard Initiatives
Page Engineering is a professional consulting firm that combines Ergonomics, Industrial Engineering, and Health and Safety expertise. We have served industry leaders in the areas of Transportation, Shipping, Manufacturing, and Health Care throughout North America. Our approach is bolstered by years of litigation scrutiny and backed by extensive application of ergonomics, human factors, epidemiologic, and occupational medical scientific literature. We specialize in human factors and ergonomics assessments, including both acute and cumulative exposures. George Page is a Certified Professional Ergonomist. He earned his MSE in Industrial and Operations Engineering (Ergonomics) from the University of Michigan. George is also a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Michigan in Industrial and Operations Engineering (Ergonomics). The topic of his dissertation is: “Functional grip strength: conceptual and empirical models of biomechanical, perceptual, and tribological factors.” In the 198...

Christopher E. Janson, MS, CSP, CHMM Haines, Janson & Associates LLC

St. Louis, Missouri
Safety Expert Witness, Premises Liability Expert Witness - Engineering, Products Liability, Slip, Trip & Fall, Retail Safety, Equipment & Machinery, Human Factors, Slip Resistance, Accident Investigation/Reconstruction, OSHA, Guarding, Failure Analysis, Construction, Industrial & Premises Accidents
Haines, Janson & Associates provides safety and risk management consulting services. Christopher E. Janson, Board Certified Safety Professional (CSP); Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM); Certified User of the English XL slip resistance measuring device (CXLT). Mr. Janson has held safety management positions with several Fortune 500 companies. He has also worked with a variety of firms as a consultant for the insurance industry. Mr. Janson is a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers.

David K Merrifield, CSP Merrifield Safety Consulting

St. Joseph, Missouri
Safety Expert Witness, Equipment & Machinery Expert Witness - Construction Safety, Accident Investigation, OSHA, ANSI, Aerial Lifts, Boom Lift Safety, Scissor Lift Safety, Forklift Safety, Skid Steer Safety, Scaffold Safety, Fall Protection, Machine Design & Maintenance, Human Factors, Product Safety, Operator Training, Equipment Rental, labels and warning
Consulting with manufacturers, owners and users of machinery concentrating on safe design, safe use, warnings, instructions, risk management and defending the product. Expert witness testimony concerning government and industry standards, warnings, instructions, maintenance and inspections, misuse, hazards and hazard control, duties of parties, fall protection, safety devices, product recalls and service bulletins. Other Professional Experience 30 years in industrial management including Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Plant engineering, Maintenance, Construction, Plant management and Operations management. Product included a wide verity of construction machinery and over-the-road trailers. Duties included supervision of personnel and Safety. Standards Chairman of the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) A92 main committee for Aerial Work Platforms Chairman of ANSI Z535.6 Safety messages in collateral materials Areas of Expertise Warnin...

Douglas M Moss AeroPacific Consulting LLC

Reno, Nevada
Aviation & Aerospace Expert Witness, Human Factors Expert Witness - FAA, Reconstruction, Slip and Fall, Aircraft, Airplane, Jet, Pilot, Flying, Human Error, Plume, Flying, Airline
Over forty years of experience in civilian, commercial, military, and general aviation; including flight operations, training, flight test, airline operations, aircraft design, manufacturing, human factors, management, airport land-use compatibility, and aircrew salary/employment issues. Current pilot for a major airline on domestic and international routes. Retired test pilot for U.S. aircraft manufacturer and the US Air Force. Current instructor pilot and owner of Beechcraft Baron and Bonanza aircraft. Current adjunct instructor in Aviation Human Factors for the University of Southern California (USC). Specialty areas include accident reconstruction, human factors, pilot error and causation, airport land-use issues, and aircrew employment issues.

Colin J. Brigham, CIH, CSP, CPE, CPEA 1Source Safety and Health, Inc.

Princeton, New Jersey
Human Factors Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness - Ergonomics, Noise, Confined Space, Workers' Compensation, OSHA, Exposure, Mold, Construction, Audits, Industrial Hygiene Hygienist, safe patient handling, patient safety
CERTIFICATIONS * Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE), 1995 * Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), 1990 * Certified Safety Professional (CSP), 1980 * Certified Professional Environmental Auditor (CPEA), 2000 *Certified Safe Patient Handling Professional (CSPHP), 2011 PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS *American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) since 1977. Fellow 2008 *Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HF&ES) *American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) *Board Member of Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC), 1981-1986, Representative for the National Safety Council *Member of AIHA Ergonomics Committee 1988-1991, 1994-1996, 2001-Current, Chair 2010 *Contributing Member of AIHA Noise Committee, 1980-1982 *National Safety Council (NSC) Power Press and Forging Section, 1975-1979; Newsletter Editor, 1978-1979; Member 1975-1982 and 2000-2012 *President- Philadelphia Section of AIHA, 1999-2000 *President – Association of Safe Patie...

Carl M Berkowitz, PhD, PE, AICP

Moriches, New York
Transportation Expert Witness, Slip Trip & Fall Expert Witness - Railroad Accidents, Human Factors, Safety, Security, Bus Accidents, Railroad Grade Crossing, Elevators & Escalators, OSHA, Workplace Safety, FELA, Accident Reconstruction, Traffic Engineering, Subway/Light Rail, Passenger Accidents, Bicycle Accidents, Traffic Control (MUTCD), Pedestrian Accidents
Carl Berkowitz, Ph.D., PE, AICP is a transportation and traffic engineering expert and serves as a litigation consultant. He is frequently consulted at the initial stages of a potential litigation for impartial input that can make the crucial difference between success and failure. He can assess the technical merits of a case and advise the client if the action is worth pursuing. He has the background and experience to explain complex issues in layman terms, suggest strategies, investigate and uncover facts, perform literature reviews and research, prepare reports and safety evaluations. His primary practice areas are: pedestrians, passengers, operators, bicyclists, public transportation, passenger terminals, urban rail (subway), commuter and intercity rail, transit and intercity bus, school bus, passenger ferries, urban light-rail, people-movers, escalators, stairs, ramps, elevators, walking areas, platforms and stations, railroad crossings and right-of-way trespass, train/bus oper...

Irving U. Ojalvo, ScD, PE Technology Associates, LLC

New York, New York
Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness, Products Liability Expert Witness - Engineering, biomechanics, animation, automotive, human factors, accident reconstruction, low speed collisions, animation, machinery, safety, warnings, falls, ladders, construction, golf carts, parking lots
My staff of Mechanical, Civil and Electrical engineers have helped over 2,000 attorneys pursue their cases. All of our engineers hold advanced degrees from top-rated universities and are licensed professional engineers. Several members of our staff are current or retired university professors. We have engineers that are currently active on two ANSI national standards committees (A14/Ladders and Z130/Golf Carts), and several of our engineers are currently involved in research and publication in accident reconstruction and safety.

Kevin A Rider, PhD, PE, CPE Forensic Human Factors, LLC

Columbus, Ohio
Human Factors Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Distracted driving, Driving behavior, Reconstruction, Biomechanics, Maritime, Manufacturing, Mining, OSHA, Premises Liability, Products Liability, Safety, Slips, Trips, Falls, Transportation, Warnings, Conspicuity, Cell phones, Texting, Lighting, Perception, Visibility, Instructions, Human Factors
Dr. Kevin Rider is a human factors expert and owner of Forensic Human Factors, LLC, providing investigations, reports and expert testimony for personal injury cases – plaintiff and defense. His expertise involves investigating how people interact with other people, products and environments in predictable ways, and applying this understanding to effective, efficient and safe products, services and systems. He has been retained as an expert in more than 25 states (+ Puerto Rico). Dr. Rider’s expertise includes: • MVAs and pedestrian collisions, incl. trucks, trains, buses, motor/bicycles • Illumination, nighttime visibility, and conspicuity • DUI/DWIs, where intoxication was not a proximate cause of crash • Adequacy of product designs and warnings • The design and maintenance of safe civil and occupational environments • Premises liability, and slips, trips and falls • Workplace and construction safety Dr. Rider is a Professional Engineer (PE), a Certified Professio...

Helen Zienkievicz, APRN-CNP Cabin Safety Consultants

Moore, Oklahoma
Aviation & Aerospace Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness - Air Carrier Access Act, Flight Attendant Emergency Procedures, Training and Program Development, Investigation of Inflight Cabin Emergencies; medical incidents, turbulence, evacuations, fire, etc., Passenger/Cabin Crew Illness/Injury, Threat Error Management, Safety Management Systems, Human Factors
Expert witness, consultant, program developer, trainer and internationally recognized speaker on commercial airline flight attendant and gate personnel training, performance, safety and FAA regulatory compliance. More than 34 years of experience in the commercial aviation industry; holding such positions as: Manager of Health, Safety and Security for Inflight Division, Senior Inflight Safety Investigator, Emergency Procedures Instructor for pilots and flight attendants, Station Manager, flight attendant and customer service supervisor. Other aviation roles included Chairperson of an FAA supported Aviation Safety Action Program for flight attendants, member of the Air Transport Association (A4A)Cabin Operations Committee and co-developer of Passenger Incident Review Committee process for a major global airline. Has provided expert witness, consultation services, reports and testimony for both plaintiff and defense cases and spoken at several Annual World Aviation Training Symposiums,...

Maurice R. Masliah, Ph.D. Headlight Consulting Inc.

Toronto, Ontario
Human Factors Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness - Road Safety, Traffic Safety, Crash, Collision, Accident, Expectancy, Vision, Lighting, Conspicuity, Signs and Pavement Markings, Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), Perception Reaction Time, Perception Response Time, Impaired Driving, Distracted Driving, Sight Distance, Attention, Warnings
My career has focused on safety in transportation, road safety audits and reviews, statistical analysis of collision data, and safety management. I have exclusively specialized in human factors and road safety as a senior researcher or project manager for different civil engineering firms continuously from 2001 to 2017. In 2017, I started my own consulting practice, Headlight Consulting Inc. where I continue to provide road safety consulting services. My expertise includes (but is not limited to) issues related to visibility, speeding/aggressive driving, impairment, judgment and decision making, perception-reaction time, sightlines, signing, pavement markings, driver age, and lighting. I have provided verbal and/or written human factors expert witness reports on cases involving vehicle collisions, rail crossing collisions, bus collisions, pedestrian collisions, bicycle collisions, sledding collisions, slip/trip/falls, and product liability. You will find me readily available, respo...

Keith M. Cianfrani, Ed.D, (abd), MAS, CRSP Aviation Safety Consultants, LLC

Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Aviation & Aerospace Expert Witness, Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness - Aviation Accident Investigation, Risk Management, Human Factors, Safety Management Systems (SMS), Aviation Safety Auditing, Flight Data Monitoring,
Keith M Cianfrani, Ed.D. (abd), MAS, CRSP, President/CEO, Aviation Safety Consultants, LLC is a company designed to assist the aviation community with precise and specific safety consulting. Our clients include insurance companies, Part 135 and Part 91 aviation operators, aviation flight schools, aircraft production companies, and law firms. Keith is a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, the founder and owner, has over 35 years of aviation experience. He is a master army aviator, aviation safety officer, commercial pilot, instructor pilot and was an accident investigator for the U.S. Army Safety Center. He is rated in both rotary wing and fixed wing aircraft. As a safety officer, Keith has managed safety programs in organizations with over 100 aircraft stationed throughout 5 states. Keith is is an a safety and accident investigation instructor for Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He also writes the Safety and Training Column for Rotor and Wing Magazine. Keith is a certified...

William J. Vigilante, PhD, CPE Vigilante Forensic

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Human Factors Expert Witness, Warnings & Labels Expert Witness - Ergonomics, Driver Performance, Night vision and Lighting, Audible alarms, Slip trip & falls, Stair safety, Retail safety, Work place safety, Skiing and winter sports safety, Motorcycle safety, Distracted Driving, Fatigue & drowsy driving, Slow moving vehicles, Product design, Boating safety
Dr. William Vigilante offers human factors expert services in civil and criminal litigation matters related to consumer and commercial product design; roadway and vehicle safety; premises safety; and the design, development, and assessment of product warnings, signs, and user manuals. Dr. Vigilante is a Board Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) with over 20 years of experience in the field of human factors & ergonomics. Dr. Vigilante is an establish researcher in the field of warnings & risk perception and has authored more than 36 professional research papers related to the factors that affect the adequacy of warnings and how people perceive risks. Dr. Vigilante has worked in the design, development, and testing of over 100 consumer and commercial products along with the warnings and user instructions that accompanied those products. Dr. Vigilante is a human factors expert who possesses more than 20 years of experience researching driver performance and roadway safety...

Wanda L. Greaves-Holmes, PhD

Frisco, Texas
Biomechanics Expert Witness, Human Factors Expert Witness - Industrial Engineer, Educator, Biomechanics Expert Witness, Ergonomic Expert Witness, Human Factors Expert Witness, Automotive Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness, Product Liability, Consultant, Speaker, Author, Accident Reconstruction, Slip, Trip and Fall

Jahan Rasty, PhD, PE, MBA Real-World Forensic Engineering, LLC

Lubbock, Texas
Engineering Expert Witness, Metallurgy Expert Witness - Failure Analysis, Accident Reconstruction, Slip, Trip & Fall, Products Liability, Human Factors, Intellectual Property, Forensic Science, Fire, Equipment & Machinery, Electricity, Biomechanics, Premises Liability
Jahan Rasty, PhD, PE, MBA is a tenured full professor of Mechanical Engineering at Texas Tech University (since 1988) where he also serves as the Director of newly established post-graduate Forensic Engineering Certificate Program, as well as the director of Materials Performance Characterization and Failure Analysis Laboratory. Dr. Rasty is also the founding president of Real-World Forensic Engineering, LLC, which is a boutique-style engineering consulting firm. He is an experienced engineering expert and has successfully testified in more than 250 cases and has conducted over 1,000 engineering investigations in the areas of consumer products and industrial machinery failures involving design, manufacturing and marketing defect issues. Professor Rasty is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Texas, and holds various forensic certifications in the fields of fire and explosion investigation (CFEI, CFII), as well as vehicle Crash Data Retrieval (CDR). He received his BS,...

Bruce A Champagne Quadrant Operations, LLC

Sandy, Utah
Human Factors Expert Witness, Law Enf & Criminal Justice Expert Witness - self defense, police use of force incidents, police shootings, police training, unjustified shootings, law enforcement, investigations, aquatic investigations, civilian self defense training, gangs, SWAT, cognitive task analysis
As a decorated law enforcement officer with service in both urban and rural municipal agencies and a county sheriff’s department, Bruce Champagne has completed assignments as a patrol and investigations supervisor, corrections officer and supervisor, criminal gang investigator, forensic diver, major crimes detective, civilian review board representative, SWAT leader and member, and firearms/defensive tactics instructor. Bruce is a previous president of the Utah Tactical Officers Association, Utah Gang Investigators Association, and the Utah Forensic Divers Association. Utilizing the scientific method, Bruce has investigated multiple, officer-involved critical incidents (under various protocols as a certified Force Science Analyst and In-Custody Death Investigator), cold cases, and civilian uses-of-force. Bruce is a member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), International Public Safety Association (IPSA), Society for Integrity in Force ...

Craig Rosenberg, PhD User Interface Expert Witness

Seattle, Washington
Human Factors Expert Witness, Software Engineering Expert Witness - user interface, user interface design, mobile software, smartphones, software, software engineering, software architecture, virtual reality, augmented reality, GPS, human factors, display design, virtual environments, augmented environments, systems engineering, simulation, software development
Dr. Craig Rosenberg is a highly experienced expert witness, human factors engineer, user interface designer, software engineer with extensive expert witness experience specializing in user interface design and human factors issues for embedded, mobile, web, desktop, and server software working for a wide range of Fortune 500 companies including Google, Samsung, Amazon, Boeing, Disney, IBM, Nintendo, Dell, LG, Ericsson, AT&T, Motorola, HTC, Mattel, and many others. Dr. Rosenberg has testified in both state and federal court, before the USPTO, at Markman hearings and at 18 depositions. He been retained as an expert witness approximately 70 times for both plaintiff and defense assisting clients in intellectual property cases in the areas of user interface, software design and architecture, and human factors for mobile, web, desktop, embedded, and server environments. Dr. Rosenberg specializes in software engineering, user interface design, information architecture, user experience,...

Dale M Gumz, PE Inductive Engineering

Cadott, Wisconsin
Engineering Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness - Accident Reconstruction, Products Liability, Slip, Trip & Fall, Agriculture, Human Factors
Over 40 years of engineering, safety, manufacturing and farm experience. Our firm is associated with several other engineering firms with a broad range of skills, with both practical and academic experience. My experience includes: equipment design, equipment use and misuse, safeguarding devices design, warnings design, work procedures and safety responsibilities.
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