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Lamar T. Hawkins, PE, JD

PEG, Inc.

Birmingham, Alabama

Engineering Expert Witness, Premises Liability Expert Witness Civil Engineering, Fall Protection, Construction, Analysis, Industrial Safety including OSHA and NFPA. See www.peginc.biz for Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geo technical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering.
Additional Information PEG, Inc. offers consultation and expert testimony in many specialized areas, such as the following: Accident Reconstruction & Investigations Building Codes Concrete Failures Construction & Environmental Construction Equipment Accidents Construction Safety & Related Codes Cooling Towers & Hydraulics Electrical Engineering Excavation, Blasting & Trenching Exhibit Reconstruction & Investigations Fall Protection Highway & Transportation Problems Mechanical Engineering Metallurgy & Welding / Failure Studies OSHA Issues Paints, Coatings & Lead Abatement Premise Liability Product Failure & Liability Issues Safety Issues (Construction, Industrial & Product) Slips, Trips & Falls Software Engineering Studies Structural Steel & Building Failure Studies

Misty L Coffman, RN, CLNC, MSCC, NLCP

Arizona Medical Legal Consultants, LLC

Scottsdale, Arizona

Life Care Planning Expert Witness, Legal Nurse Consulting Expert Witness Life Care Plans and Critiques, Medical Bill Review, Medical Cost Projection, Spinal Cord Life Care Plans, Brain Injury Life Care Plans, Catastrophic Injury Life Care Plans, Birth Injury Life Care Plans, Pediatric Life Care Plans, Pain (Chronic/CRPS) Life Care Plans, Cerebral Palsy Life Care Plans
Additional Information Misty Coffman, RN, CLNC, MSCC, NLCP has been a Registered Nurse for over 27 years. Prior to becoming a Registered Nurse, she was a Hospital Corpsman in the United States Navy. Ms. Coffman's clinical experience includes acute injury, medical-surgical, pediatrics, bariatrics, occupational health, nurse manager of a Skilled Nursing Unit, Assistant Director of Nursing for a 193 bed nursing/rehabilitation facility, Director of Nursing for a 193 bed nursing/rehabilitation facility, and Corporate Compliance/QA/Continuing Education Coordinator for a chain of seven nursing/rehabilitation facilities that serviced well over 750 residents. Her clinical experiences uniquely qualify her to address and formulate individualized life care plans for catastrophic injuries, spinal cord injuries, traumatic and hypoxic brain injuries, amputations, burns, chronic pain, cerebral palsy, and pediatric injuries/illness. Ms. Coffman has not only developed care plans, she has been an integral part of ...

Dennis L Dunville

Tucson, Arizona

Equipment & Machinery Expert Witness, OSHA Expert Witness cranes, overhead cranes, bridge cranes, overhead bridge cranes, jib cranes, gantry cranes, hoists, monorails, crane runways, crane safety, crane inspection, crane manufacturing, crane installation, crane runway installation, crane fabrication, runway fabrication, OSHA crane inspections
Additional Information Larry Dunville is the owner/president of Overhead Crane Consulting, LLC, a consultant for crane projects as well as an expert witness for crane related legal cases. Overhead Crane Consulting, LLC services all North America. He is also the Executive Director of the Crane Certification of Association of America, a non-profit association of crane inspection professionals. The CCAA helps define the standards for the crane inspection industry through establishing policy, training, inspector certification and lobbying. Larry accepted the position of Executive Director of the CCAA after 35+ years as the owner/president of Dearborn Crane and Engineering Company, a nation-wide designer, manufacturer and installer of overhead cranes and crane runway systems. During his tenure at Dearborn, he sat on the AISE/AIST Committees #6 and #13, that wrote the crane specifications for the American steel industry, authored a crane operator training and safety program used on the Alaskan Pipeline, ...

Jeffrey Mark Lange, CPEA

JML Services

Tempe, Arizona

Premises Liability Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness I am a safety professional with 35 years of experience. Was employed in my career for construction safety, premises safety, and premises liability. Worked as safety profess and Safety and Risk Manager, employed for 29 years for Kitchell Corporation and PCL Limited after college graduation
Additional Information I began working a a consultant in 1994 while still employed with Kitchell. Retired from Kitchell in 2004 and began working full time as a consultant. In 2002 I began acquiring patents I filed for erosion control equipment, retained 4 patents and began manufacturing ans selling my product which was patented, trademarked and copy-written. Have always worked as a safety consultant since 1994 and began doing both, selling my equipment and safety consultation together after retiring from Kitchell in 2004

Bill Miko

American Motorcycle Forensics

Scottsdale, Arizona

Motorcycle Expert Witness, Products Liability Expert Witness American Motorcycles, Motorcycle Braking and Stopping, Motorcycle Maneuverability, Motorcycle Movements and Inputs, Motorcycle Reconstruction, Motorcycle Speed, Motorcycle Safety, Motorcycle Properties and Characteristics, Repair Fraud, Motorcycle Tire Defect, O.E.M vs. Aftermarket Parts, Training
Additional Information A certified expert in all aspects of motorcycle operation including Chassis Service, Electrical Diagnostics, Fuel Injection, Powertrain, Motorcycle Operation and Function. Pre-impact and Post-impact Velocities Vehicle Trajectory Cause Analysis Lamp Analysis Human Factors Motorcycle Inspection Component Failure Determination Motorcycle Handleability Testing and Analysis Motorcycle Safety Motorcycle Tire Defect Litigation Repair Fraud O.E.M vs. Aftermarket Parts Training

Bruce C Puryear, MD

Scottsdale, Arizona

Anesthesiology Expert Witness Sedation by Non-Anesthesiologist Practitioners, Peri-Operative Do Not Resuscitate Orders, Operating Room Fires, Central Line Complications, Airway Trauma during Intubation, Trauma Anesthesiology, Thoracic Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology for Electrophysiology, Vascular Anesthesiology
Additional Information I am the Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at Honor Health-Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center, a Level I Trauma Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. Litigation support and legal consulting opportunities have enabled me to work with attorneys representing defendants and plaintiffs since 1998. During that time, I have reviewed more than 60 cases, written a number of expert opinions, prepared affidavits, testified in several depositions and one trial. In recent years, I have written expert opinions or given depositions for cases involving patient injuries related to operating room fires, central line complications, and airway trauma during intubation as well as other areas in the field of anesthesiology. My position as Chairman has enabled to me initiate and collaboratively develop a number of hospital policies and procedures, including: “Sedation by Non-Anesthesiologists,” “Modification of Do Not Resuscitate Orders in the Peri-Operative Period”, “Operating Room Fire Safety,” and “N...

Edward Thompson, CFEI

Main and Mizzen PLLC

Scottsdale, Arizona

Engineering Expert Witness, Fire Expert Witness product safety, testing, cooking, range, stove, cooktop, oven, electric, gas, power tool, tool, Underwriters Laboratories, UL, certification, CFEI, fire, drill, saw, circular saw, cooktop, valve, engineering, design, manufacturing, construction, code, evaluation, investigation, battery, lithium ion
Additional Information EXPERIENCE Main and Mizzen PLLC Independent product safety consulting and fire investigation. Electrolux Major Appliances Product Safety Engineer Develop and promote product safety awareness through Major Appliances Cooking Products Division. Provided engineering support to Legal and Risk Management Departments for Claims Investigation, Litigation and Mediation. Mars Petcare Regulatory Specialist (Contractor) Responsible for the compliance of MARS Petcare Brands with AAFCO Guidelines, as well as State and Federal Law through packaging and claim reviews. Robert Bosch Tool Corporation Senior Product Safety Engineer Responsible for implementing safety standards across the full line of Bosch, Skil, Dremel, Rotozip power tools and power tool accessories. Conducted hazard analysis of new and competitive products for compliance with Bosch and industry safety standards. Underwriters Laboratories Project Engineer Provided conformity assessment services fo...

Capt. David G Bacon

Santa Barbara, California

Maritime Expert Witness Boating accidents, vessel collision & damage & sinking, vessel operations & safety, seaworthiness, pleasure craft, yachts, jet skis, sport fishing, charter boat liability, boating captain & crew responsibilities, marine electronics & navigation, boat equipment failures
Additional Information Over 20 years of vessel charter experience; fishing, cruising, eco-tours, whalewatching, diving, kayaking, photography, oil seeps & oil spills. Experience with crew training, safety procedures, crew drills and practice. Experienced with passenger safety orientation and creating/maintaining a safe environment for passengers including special needs passengers in for-profit and nonprofit (501c3) ventures. Skilled at vessel inspection, maintenance schedules and procedures, repair of equipment & systems. Experienced with at-sea or dockside equipment failure analysis and repair. Expert in marine electronics selection, installation, maintenance and operations. Expert writer; 30 years of experience in technical writing, marine electronics and electrical, reports, work procedures, user manuals, magazine articles, on-line publications, social media. Expert public speaker with 15 years of experience hosting seminars, informational/motivational lectures, presentations for civic organ...

Daniel Bak, Ph.D., P.E., FSE

Ivey Engineering

San Diego, California

Fire Expert Witness, Risk Management Expert Witness Dr. Bak is a licensed professional fire protection engineer. He has over 35 years of experience in forensic engineering; specializing in fire losses, fire protection, fire life safety, fire risk assessment, fire code analysis, Fire Sprinkler Systems, Fire Suppression systems, Fire Engineering
Additional Information Dr. Bak is a licensed professional fire protection engineer. He has over 35 years of experience in forensic engineering; specializing in fire losses, fire protection, fire life safety, fire risk assessment and code analysis. Daniel has performed fire and life safety consulting for facilities both in the US and abroad. He also has taught undergraduate courses in fire and life safety engineering. Daniel is a member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Dr. Bak joined Ivey Engineering in 2016. His responsibilities include specifying and forensically analyzing fire protection and life safety provisions for various types of projects. He performs inspections, testing, building system analysis, computerized fire simulation and code analysis. Daniel also provides technical assistance to clients, writes reports and testifies in depositions, hearings and trials.

John D. Baker, MD, FACP, FACC, FSCAI

Irvine, California

Cardiovascular Disease Expert Witness Malpractice, Coronary, Stent, Cardiology, PTCA, Pacemaker, Angioplasty, Infarction, Radiation Safety, Radiation Injury Heart Attack, Congestive Heart Failure, Fluoroscopy, Medical Record Review Expert, Interventional Cardiologist, Interventional Cardiology, Rotablator, Laser
Additional Information Specializes in Advanced Interventional Cardiology. Actively practicing, Interventional Cardiologist with 20 years of experience in Cardiology, Invasive/Interventional Cardiology and Surgery. Director of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories and Invasive/Interventional Cardiology for Anaheim Regional Medical Center. Performs guideline and evidence-based reviews and depositions in all areas of Cardiology Nationwide. Accepts both defense and plaintiff cases as opinions address the medical facts of the case which are not dependent upon the side of retaining counsel.

Phillip Beron, MD

Beverly Hills, California

Radiation Oncology Expert Witness, Oncology Expert Witness Radiation injury, quality assurance, radiation safety, delayed diagnosis, breast cancer, lung cancer, lymphoma, brain tumor, gamma knife, stereotactic radiosurgery, mesothelioma, prostate cancer, brachytherapy, implant therapy, seed implant, mammosite, cervix cancer, head and neck cancer
Additional Information Board Certified Radiation Oncologist with expert witness experience for both plaintiff and defense. Able to explain complex cases to juries and attorneys in easily understood terms. Personable and easily reachable. 310-709-4604 pberon@gmail.com General radiation oncologist with sub specialization in implant therapy (brachytherapy), gamma knife stereotactic radiosurgery, stereotactic body and brain (SBRT/SRS) and prostate implants. Chief Quality officer for Academic radiation center.

Divya Chander, MD, PhD

Stanford University

San Francisco, California

Anesthesiology Expert Witness Difficult Intubation/Advanced Airway, Neurosurgical Anesthesiology, Obstetrical Anesthesiology, Awareness Under Anesthesia, Brain Monitoring, Intraoperative Brain Injury/Brain Damage, ENT Anesthesiology, Intraoperative Visual Loss, Drug/Medical Errors, Monitored Anesthesia Care, Oversedation
Additional Information Thanks for your interest. I am an anesthesiologist and neuroscientist educated at Harvard (A.B. Biology), UCSD/Salk Institute (MD, PhD in Neuroscience), UCSF (Anesthesiology residency), and Stanford (post-doctoral work in optogenetics, Deisseroth lab). I was board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in 2008, and have served on the Stanford Anesthesiology faculty ever since. My principal interests are in understanding neural mechanisms that maintain consciousness, and levels of sleep and wakefulness. I have built a research program at Stanford which investigates this problem by measuring the EEG (electroencephalogram) in patients undergoing anesthesia. I can measure their level consciousness, which informs patient safety and allows me to understand the role anesthetics play in the human brain. I have also launched a precision medicine initiative at Stanford using genomics, big data, and phenotyping to understand the contribution of environmental versus genetic determina...

Scott Cohen

The Green Scene

Chatsworth, California

Construction Defects Expert Witness, Fire Expert Witness Pool Expert, Construction Defects, Construction Expert, Concrete patios, Landscaping, Vanishing Edge, Landscape Design, Concrete Contractor, Swimming Pools, Outdoor Fireplace, California Contractors, spas, Ponds and Waterfalls, Hardscape, Masonry, Fire Pits, Safety, Swimming Pool Tile Delamination
Additional Information Cohen has provided professional forensic services as a member of the industry expert program for the contractors state license board since 2002. His forensic services are less than 10% of his professional services, offered equally for plaintiffs and defendants. Cohen’s forensic Practices Assurances: - Cohen will formulate and articulate his opinions with truthfulness and clarity - Cohen will provide opinions only on subjects where he is qualified and which are based on known facts that can be proven. - Cohen will accurately track and report time and services provided - Cohen’s opinions may be subject to modification as a result of new information - Cohen will examine all documents supplied by client in a timely manner. - Cohen will work overtime if case is urgent - Cohen is under no duty to provide opinions if given insufficient time or compensation to complete a thoughtful examination of the case - Cohen will provide opinions that are not inevitable and may be differen...

Paul Damian, PhD, MPH, DABT, ERT

Board Certified Toxicologist/European Registered Toxicologist - Damian Applied Toxicology, LLC

Sacramento, California

Toxicology Expert Witness, Environmental Expert Witness Evaluation of chemical risks to health and the environment; toxicology; adverse effects of chemicals, drugs, and nutritional supplements. Proposition 65 compliance, indoor air and vapor intrusion, chemical contamination of food and dietary supplements, drug-induced liver toxicity.
Additional Information Dr. Damian is the Founder and Principal of Damian Applied Toxicology, LLC (DAT). He is a Board Certified Toxicologist (Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology or DABT) and European Registered Toxicologist (ERT). He has over 30 years of experience in the quantitative evaluation of health risks related to all types of chemicals and exposure circumstances. DAT provides expert-level health risk assessment services related to chemically contaminated property, chemical exposures in the workplace, and chemical exposures from consumer products. Specialty areas include mine and smelter site health and ecological risk assessments, vapor intrusion and indoor air risk assessments related to solvent release, crystalline silica, beryllium, hazardous waste site risk assessments, workers' compensation cases, drug-induced liver toxicity, adverse effects of drugs and nutritional supplements, Proposition 65 compliance evaluations, microcystin (blue-green algae) toxicity, food and drug safety, an...

Russell E Darnell, Ph.D., EDD, MBA, BSE

Global Solutions

El Dorado Hills, California

Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness, Motorcycle Expert Witness Automotive, ATV, RV, fire cause and origin, automobile, trucks, trailers, towing, patent infringement, boats, ships, racetrack design and operation, Motocross, safety engineering, master technician, engineering management, heavy equipment, warnings, scooters, counterfeit parts, vehicle testing
Additional Information Qualified in State, Federal, and International Courts of Law. Motorcycle Hall of Fame. Accident reconstruction in more than 1,000 events. Broad vehicle background including testing, design, research and development. Top motorcycle and ATV expert. Contract accident reconstruction expert for U.S. Justice Dept. and California Office of the Attorney General.

Beth B. De Lima, MBA, SPHR-CA

HRM Consulting, Inc.

Murphys, California

Employment Expert Witness, Vocational Rehabilitation Expert Witness FMLA, CFRA, ADA, Sexual Harassment Retaliation, Discrimination Policies, FEHA, Labor Market Workers Comp, Job Analysis, Mediation, Human Resources
Additional Information Ms. De Lima is a nationally certified Senior Professional in Human Resources, with California State specific certification, and is appointed to the International Employee Health, Safety and Security Special Expertise Panel. Areas of expertise include ADA/FEHA, FMLA/CFRA and PDL compliance, sexual harassment, matching performance to standards and reasonable accommodation. She has done extensive work on Wrongful Termination, Workers' Compensation, Vocational Assessment and Rehabilitation, and Retaliation cases. Ms. De Lima has experience in both plaintiff and defense cases.

Steven D. Epcar, CPM

S.D. Epcar & Associates

Granite Bay, California

Real Estate Expert Witness, Premises Liability Expert Witness Expert in real estate and property management issues, including residential, commercial, retail, and mixed-use properties. Litigation support includes standard of care,partnership conflicts, brokerage/leasing, landlord/tenant disputes, valuation, personal injury, rent control and life/safety cases.
Additional Information Mr. Epcar is experienced in real estate management organizational/profitability assessments. His extensive background includes the successful development and operation of "best in class" real estate management and consulting organizations. He has extensive experience in multi-family, commercial, retail, hotels,and mixed-use asset re-positionings, project management, investment feasibility and due diligence, marketing, business development practices, new real estate development services, commercial leasing and Tenants-In-Common investments. Mr. Epcar is a Certified Property Manager (CPM), and a licensed California real estate broker. He is also a member of the Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA). His expert witness/litigation support activities over the past 13+ years includes engagements on behalf of both Plaintiff and Defendant, significant deposition as well as trial and arbitration experience. He has worked on cases throughout the United States.

ForensisGroup, Inc.

Pasadena, California

Construction Expert Witness, Products Liability Expert Witness Accounting, Accident Recon, Banking, Business Damages, Computers, Employment, Engineering, Environmental, Franchising,Insurance, Equipment & Machinery, Financial, Intellectual Property(IP), Failure Analysis, Medical, Premises Liability, Real Estate,Safety, Securities & Investments, Telecommunication
Additional Information If you're not sure of the type of expert you need, let us help you figure it out through our MULTI-DISCIPLINED approach and FREE CUSTOMIZED RECRUITING. ForensisGroup is an expert witness services & consulting firm specializing in connecting top experts in all disciplines: engineering, construction, business & finance, IP, product liability, patents, safety, insurance, computers with law firms & other companies. Let our TECHNICAL ADVANTAGE give you the competitive edge and make it easy for you. 7,700 CLIENTS HAVE RETAINED OUR EXPERTS IN OVER 10,000 CASES. The Expert of Experts since 1991!

Scott Friesen, P.E.

Ivey Engineering, Inc.

San Diego, California

Engineering Expert Witness, Plumbing Expert Witness HVAC, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing, piping, fire sprinkler, fire alarms, defects, claims, injury, mechanical, design, construction, energy management, HVAC, design, plumbing design, construction defects, design errors, failure analysis, design, fire suppression, life safety.
Additional Information Ivey Engineering, Inc. (IEI) is an HVAC, plumbing, process piping, fire sprinkler and energy management consulting firm. The firm performs design work, forensic analysis, expert witness consulting, product liability, and construction claims consulting. The staff is comprised of professional engineers, former construction executives and service and repair professionals. We are licensed engineers and licensed contractors. We know what it takes to design, bid and construct projects. Contact Rush Porter, Director of Business Development, for information.

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
Additional Information 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 28 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.

Robert P Gelhart, Ed.D.

Fallbrook, California

School Safety Expert Witness, Education & Schools Expert Witness Education, School Safety, Handicapped Children, Special Education, School premises liability, Bullying
Additional Information Dr. Gelhart is a licensed Educational Psychologist and credentialed School Counselor and Teacher. He specializes in school safety including sexual molestation, physical and emotional trauma and wrongful death of handicapped children. He has over 40 years of experience in education at all instructional levels.

Klaus T Gottlieb, MD

San Luis Obispo, California

Gastroenterology Expert Witness, Pharmaceutical Research Expert Witness Endoscopic Procedures, ERCP complications/pancreatitis, Failure to diagnose, Failure to supervise, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Colon cancer, Pharmaceutical Regulation, Adverse Drug Reactions, Clinical Trials, Drug Safety, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Biotechnology Industry
Additional Information Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine, licensed in California and Washington State. Clinical Professor of Medicine. 23 years of post-fellowship experience. Active in clinical practice, pharmaceutical industry consulting. Experience in tertiary-care and university medical centers, supervision of residents, fellows and mid-level providers. More than 130 peer-reviewed publications with high citation level (h-index = 28, average for academic department chair in Internal Medicine = 25). Elected to fellowship by American College of Gastroenterology (FACG), American College of Physicians (FACP) and American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (FASGE). Former FDA Medical Officer (Gastroenterology new drug applications). US Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC). MS in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins.

Robert S. Griswold, CRE, CPM, CCIM, MSBA

Griswold Real Estate Management, Inc.

San Diego, California

Real Estate Expert Witness, Premises Liability Expert Witness Property management, broker, agent, apartment, commercial, HOA, slip/trip/fall, maintenance inspection, water intrusion, mold, health & safety, personal injury
Additional Information Robert Griswold specializes in: * Currently active as a day-to-day hands-on practitioner, consultant and expert in all aspects of real estate (except valuation). Serves as a consultant or expert witness in standards of care, standards of practice, best practices, and custom and practice for real estate transactions, property management/ownership and fiduciary duty issues for all types of residential and commercial real estate – management, operations, maintenance, health & safety, habitability, mold, water intrusion, personal injury, trip & fall, premises liability, property inspection, broker or agent failure to disclose; misrepresentation; negligence/fraud & association board duties, and real estate receivership. * Certified Property Manager (CPM), CRE, ARM, CCIM, PCAM, CCAM, GRI * Real estate expert for NBC News This Weekend (KNSD-TV NBC 7/39 San Diego) * Author - Property Management Kit for Dummies and Property Management for Dummies * Co-Author - Real Estate Investing...

Peggy A Hansen

Banking Expert

Irvine, California

Banking Expert Witness, Fraud Expert Witness Banking Operations Best Practices, Banking Policies and Procedures-all, BSA/AML/USAPATRIOT, Bank Fraud, Check Processing and Collection,Deposit Accounts, Money Laundering,Wire Transfers and EFT, Cash Management, Check 21, Insurance procurement and management
Additional Information Over 40 years in direct operational and administrative oversight in commercial banks; 28 years in executive level oversight of banks, 18 years as BSA/AML/USAPATRIOT Officer, over 30 years as Security Officer. Experience also includes in-depth experience with corporate governance, and safety and soundness oversight.

Larry Heywood

Larry Heywood Snow and Ski Safety Consultant

Homewood, California

Snow Sports Safety Expert Witness Ski Safety Expert, Ski Accident Reconstruction, Ski Accident Investigation, Skier Collisions, Skier Collisions with Vehicles and Snowmaking Equipment, Ski Trail Marking and Signage, Ski Patrol and Ski Area Operations, Terrain Park Accidents, Snow Tubing, Snow Avalanche Accidents, Ski Lift Accidents
Additional Information Larry Heywood has 45 years of Ski Industry experience as a Ski Resort employee and safety consultant to the Ski Industry. As Ski Patrol and Snow Safety Director at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort in California Mr. Heywood’s responsibilities included all aspects of mountain safety, first aid, mountain rescue, hazard identification and mitigation, mountain signage, skier education, accident documentation, risk management, trail design and construction, and avalanche forecasting and control. As Director of Mountain Operations he directed all aspects of mountain operations, including ski patrol, lift maintenance, lift operations, snowmaking, snow removal, grooming, terrain park planning, construction and maintenance, mountain construction and maintenance, ski area mountain planning and permitting, and guest and employee safety. He developed and authored numerous in-house manuals and procedures including ski patrol manual and procedures, avalanche control and rescue plans, accident documenta...

Sam Iler, CHST,CSHM

Safecon Consulting Group, Inc.

El Cajon, California

Safety Expert Witness, OSHA Expert Witness Standards of Care, Wrongful Death, Personal Injury, Scaffolding, Cranes and Rigging, Falls from Height, General Construction Safety, Construction Equipment, Aerial Lifts, Excavation, OSHA Regulations, Steel Erection, Forklift, OSHA Citations, Construction Accidents, General Contractor
Additional Information Sam Iler, founder and principal of SafeCon, is a licensed General Contractor, and Board Certified Safety Professional (CHST)(CSHM)and has over 13 years of expert witness experience. He translates his daily construction safety management and accident prevention skills into clear, understandable testimony. He has been deposed dozens of times, attended several mediations, and has given testimony at trial. Construction claims are often complex and require a combination of jobsite experience, technical knowledge, analytical capabilities and skilled communication techniques. Mr. Iler translates his 35+ years of construction industry and safety experience on jobsites into an ability to provide a credible, definitive, and understandable account of the technical information needed to achieve a successful resolution of a dispute. Mr. Iler, performs an in-depth analysis of each case to gain a clear understanding of every aspect involved. He works closely with legal counsel to ensure a...

James A Jacobs, PG, CHG, CPG, CPetG, QSD/QSP, ToR

Clearwater Group

Point Richmond, California

Environmental Expert Witness, Oil and Gas Expert Witness Environmental Cost Recovery, Oil/Gas/Coal Valuation, Compliance, Groundwater, Hydrogeology/Geohydrology, Nitrates, Forensic Geology, Water/Wastewater Management, Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking), Hazardous Material, Lead, Chromium, Arsenic, Nitrates, Acid Mine Drainage, Drug Lab Assessment, Safety
Additional Information Rapid response, serving clients nationwide, Jacobs has over 3 decades as forensic geologist/envt. scientist in oil and gas as well as environmental assessment, cleanup, cost estimating/allocation of oil and gas field and pipeline cleanup projects. He has worked on oil and gas production valuation and he has written four books (Oil Spills and Gas Leaks, McGraw-Hill, 2014), Environmental Protection and Hydraulic Fracking (Wiley, in press), Acid Mine Drainage (Wiley, 2014), Chromium(VI) (CRC, 2004), MTBE (CRC, 2001). He has worked on hundreds of cases over 25 years, and testified at trial or deposition more than 10 times. As a driller, engineering contractor, he has testified about contracting and safety, exposure, and hazardous wastes, fungi, gasoline, diesel, solvents. He studies vapor intrusion and has testified about sewer collection systems. He has worked on cost recovery actions related industrial, gas stations, and dry cleaner sites. He is a Fulbright Scholar (4 awards) an...

Michael S. Johnstone, AIA

California

Athletics & Recreation Expert Witness, Architecture Expert Witness Architect & Golf Course Architect specializing in accident investigation, wrongful death, serious injury, design safety, premises liability, slip & fall. Expertise in golf cart accidents, errant balls & neighboring property. Also building design, construction management and copyright infringement.
Additional Information Forensic investigation of golf course accidents, design & safety, plus investigation of building design and construction. Serving plaintiffs, defendants, or property owners to analyze risk and liability. Critical analysis, expert testimony, depositions, site surveys, reports, graphic presentations, design review, construction analysis and replacement cost estimates. Over 100 cases completed in the United States including Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC and West Virginia. ARCHITECTURE: Licensed architect with over 35 years of design and construction management experience. Specializing in forensic architecture, accident investigation, planning, construction management, premises liability and copyright infringement. Includes commercial buildings, shoppin...

Brian H Kleiner, PhD

Fullerton, California

Employment Expert Witness, Management Expert Witness ADA, Compensation, Discrimination, FMLA, Harassment, Hiring, Human Resources, Investigation, Personal Management, Sexual Harassment, Workplace Violence, Wrongful Termination
Additional Information Brian H. Kleiner is a Professor of Human Resource Management from a prestigious California University following his having earned a MBA degree and PhD in Management degree, each from UCLA. He has over 500 publications and has received many honors for the quality of these publications and his teaching excellence. A former human resource manager at Ford Motor Company, Dr. Kleiner has provided consulting services to over 100 business and government clients and has trained thousands of employees. Additionally, he has given trial or arbitration testimony in over 70 cases for both plaintiffs and defense. The employment-related topics for which Dr. Kleiner has provided expert witness testimony include the following: compliance of organization policies, procedures and practices with standards of appropriate human resources management; preventing and investing complaints concerning sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination and harassment; retaliation; workplace reductions; per...

David J Leggett, PhD, CChem, MRIC

Leggett Technical Consulting

Playa del Rey, California

Chemistry & Chemicals Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness Chemical process safety, expert testimony, runaway reactions, highly hazardous chemicals, OSHA process safety management, chemical hazard analysis, liquid and solid flammablility, strong oxidizers and reducers, hazardous chemical storage, polymerizations, metal alkyls, molten metal processes
Additional Information Dr. Leggett combines an extensive chemical knowledge with process safety to provide advanced risk analysis to the chemical, pharmaceutical, and petrochemical industries. He has participated in several industrial plant fires and explosion investigations, and has provided expert testimony in lawsuits involving chemical reactivity, chemical process safety, chemical storage, and OSHA regulations. He has performed over 200 hazard and risk reviews in North America, Europe, and Asia utilizing all of the accepted hazard evaluation techniques. These studies, often focused on chemical reactivity hazards, have included chloralkali, magnesium and aluminum, latex, polyolefins, polycarbonate, polyesters, amines, alkylene oxides, multifunctional alcohols, halocarbon, urethane and isocyanate chemistries. Dr. Leggett has developed chemical hazard identification and evaluation programs for several companies. These programs have focused on both risk identification and minimization.

Timothy R. McGreal, P.E., MSFPE, BSME

McGreal Forensic Engineers

California

Fire Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness Fire Protection Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Forensic Engineering, Safety Engineering, Product Liability, Fire Causation, Accident Reconstruction, Agricultural Equipment, Plumbing, Manufacturing Equipment, Motor Vehicle Inspections, Fuel fired appliances, Ladders lifts and falls
Additional Information I have performed more than 1,100 investigations for insurance and legal clients for claims as large as five-hundred million dollars. Within the field of Fire Protection Engineering, I have expertise in fire cause investigations, the design and failure analysis of fire sprinkler, fire suppression, and fire alarm systems, litigation support services, plan reviewing, code consulting, and CFD. I have been awarded with patents for a fire safety product I conceived of and developed (Alarm Arm). With respect to Mechanical Engineering, I have in excess of a quarter-century of machine and product design experience including but not limited to heavy duty agricultural equipment, automated machinery, nail guns, and portions of the National Missile Defense (“Star Wars”) program. I am a product design and product warning expert). Prior to becoming an engineer, I was employed as an automobile technician and gained more than five years of invaluable hands-on experience.

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
Additional Information 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 t...

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
Additional Information 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 s...

Mark Mooring

Ventura, California

Security Expert Witness, Premises Liability Expert Witness Security Training, Security Deployment, Use of Force, Hospital Security, Security Policies and Procedures, Active Shooter
Additional Information Certified Protection Professional (CPP) Certified HealthCare Protection Administrator (CHPA) Education and work experience specifically in the workplace security, and safety field. Instrumental in developing programs, that are responsive to OSHA, The Joint Commission (TJC), and other legislated or recommended security programs. Los Angeles Police Department 22 years Sergeant II - 17 years Patrol, Metro, Special Investigations, Internal Affairs Developed, and Officer in Charge of, Suspect Search Dogs - K-9 Unit Chief of Protective Services - Santa Clara County Valley Medical Center. (1998-2006) Completely re-designed and implemented a comprehensive security program, which includes all facets of Security Plan Development, Staff Development, Policies, Training, Recruitment, Personnel Management and daily security operations, associated with a large County Hospital. Proper Authorities LLC - Founder (1993-Present) Crime Prevention, Loss Prevention, Safety/Secur...

Pro/Consul Technical & Medical Experts

Long Beach, California

Engineering Expert Witness, Orthopedic Surgery Expert Witness Accident Reconstruction, Biomechanics, Premises Liability, Construction, Safety, Equipment & Machinery, Education & Schools, Medical, Dental, Materials Failure
Additional Information Nationwide Service - over 15,000 Experts. Call (800) 392-1119 or email us with your Technical and Medical expert needs. Our full-time research staff locates qualified experts quickly - new experts are added every day. Pro/Consul is listed and recommended by the A.M. Best Company. "We have been very impressed with the timely responses whenever we have had a request and also with the professional manner in which your company is managed."

John J Rohosky, AIA

San Francisco, California

Architecture Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness Failure Analysis, Slip, Trip & Fall, Accident Reconstruction, Building Codes, ADA, Construction Defects, Water Intrusion, Cost to Repair, Standard of Care (architects, contractors), Construction Administration, Remedial Construction Documents, Life Safety Issues
Additional Information Construction litigation consulting; court appearance, testimony and detailed site investigations, remedial cost estimates, detailed reports, deposition and declarations (MSJ), construction scenario reconstruction, damage assessment due to fire, flood, wind or earthquake, visual presentation, models and videos. Construction documents and contract administration services for any remedial work upon request.

William N Rowley, PhD, PE

Rowley Forensic Engineering, Inc.

Palos Verdes Estates, California

Aquatics Safety Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness Drowning, Swimming Accidents, Diving Accidents, Pool Filter/Heater Explosions, Suction Entrapment, Aquatic Accident Reconstruction, Swimming Pools, Spas/Jacuzzis, Swimming Pool Design/Construction, Swimming Pool Operation/Maintenance, Swimming Pool Equipment, Swimming Pool Related Patents
Additional Information Dr. Rowley is a multiple-board-certified forensic engineer with over 45 years’ experience in the design, construction, and operation of swimming pools (and wading pools, spas, waterslides, etc). As Rowley International, he designed or renovated over 700 commercial aquatic facilities and waterparks worldwide, including the 1984 Olympics swimming pools at the University of Southern California, the White House pool, the Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL Training Tank for the US Navy, the pools for the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa at Kaanapali Beach, and renovating the 1932 Olympics swimming pools and Hearst Castle’s outdoor Neptune Pool. Dr. Rowley is a registered professional engineer in 29 states and provides expert witness services in all 50 states, including Alaska and Hawaii. He has also been retained in US territories, Canada, Mexico, and Colombia. He works with both plaintiff and defense. He has been retained in over 900 aquatic-related cases, has been deposed more than 3...

Richard L Swanson, PhD

Tehachapi, California

Education & Schools Expert Witness, Behavioral and Social Sciences Expert Witness School Safety, Special Education, School Discipline, School Personnel, Bullying, Harassment, School Facilities, School Finance, School Improvement, Educational Evaluation, Social Development, School Supervision
Additional Information Dr. Swanson has dedicated his school career to turning around districts and managing problematic situations, creating instead Distinguished Schools, compliant programs, effective anti-bullying practices, Professional Learning Communities and consistently improved test and API scores. Over the past few years schools under his leadership the districts he has managed, have shown steady improvement, some with one year API increases as high as 90 points. His expertise rests on 39 years of experience, including 12 as District Superintendent. He completed his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley in Educational Psychology and has taught graduate level Learning Theory classes and has done teacher supervision as an adjunct instructor at Chapman and CSU Sacramento. He holds California Multiple Subject Teaching and Administrative credentials, and a Community College Counselor Credential. He has expertise in school reform, teacher training. school safety, anti-bullying efforts, Special Education, school impr...

Ryszard (Richard) Szymani, PhD

DBA Wood Machining Institute

Walnut Creek, California

Products Liability Expert Witness, Equipment & Machinery Expert Witness Safety and hazard analysis, accidents, woodworking, wood industry, sawmills, furniture factories, personal injury, safety standards,power saws, table saws, chain saws, gang saws, band saws, planers, molders, wood chippers, conveyers, guarding, warnings.
Additional Information Founder/Director and Technical Consultant, Wood Machining Institute, an international information center for the wood industry and machinery and cutting tools manufacturers, Berkeley, California, 1984-Present. Over 37 years of experience in industrial and home accidents investigation with woodworking equipment and cutting tools. These include: • Safety and hazard analysis in woodworking and the wood industry: design, manufacture, use and maintenance of wood processing machinery; guarding, warnings, training, codes, standards, customs and practices. • Personal injury with portable power saws, table saws and chain saws and machinery related accidents including gang saws, band saws, planing and molding machines, wood chippers and conveyers • Assistance with Patent applications and infringements. • Attending international trade shows and conferences for the wood industry and reporting on safety issues in the WMI international newsletter, Wood Machining News. • Made presen...

Tadesse (Tad) Teferi, PE, PMP

Ascend Engineering Inc.

Los Angeles, California

Civil Engineering Expert Witness, Transportation Expert Witness Highway Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Highway Safety, Utility Relocation, Construction Claims, Construction Zone Collision, Highway Design, Pedestrian Accident, Highway Maintenance, Transportation Engineer, Vehicular Accident, Accident Investigation
Additional Information Tad Teferi is a Registered Civil Engineer in California with over 38 years of experience in managing the delivery of large and complex multi-billion dollar transportation program and projects throughout California His extensive experience includes the management of Program/Project Management, Planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance functions at Caltrans, Local Agencies and Private Consultant Corporations. Mr. Teferi has provided expert witness service to Public and Private Clients (Plaintiff/Defense) in the area of highway and traffic engineering determining compliance with standard of care.

John Tyson, BS, MS, JD, P.E.

Encino, California

Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness, Slip Trip & Fall Expert Witness 3D Computer Accident Animation and Simulation, Vehicle Accident Reconstruction (Car: Bus: Bicycle: Pedestrian : Truck), Product defect, SAFETY,Stairway and Building Code Analysis, Coefficient of Friction Measurement,Lighting, Machine Guarding,Industrial Accident,Falls, Engineering
Additional Information Mr. Tyson has over twenty five years full time experience in Accident Reconstruction and Forensic Engineering. He has investigated, analyzed and reconstructed more than six thousand accidents during this period. He has supervised and trained many Engineers and Physicists in the field of Forensic Engineering. He has testified on several hundred occasions on a variety of aspects of accident reconstruction for both plaintiff and defense in depositions, arbitrations, civil and criminal, trials in Municipal and Superior Courts He has been a court appointed expert in numerous criminal trials ranging from traffic accident to First Degree Murder. He has testified for individuals, major insurance companies commercial and fleet businesses. He is a consultant to many Governmental and Municipal agencies including Cities of Los Angeles, Burbank Pasadena, Glendale, Ontario, Santa Monica ,San Gabriel, Ventura , Fountain Valley, Santa Barbara, Calexico, County of Orange and Stat...

Christopher K Wilson

Redwood City, California

Automotive Engineering Expert Witness, Telecommunications Expert Witness Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), Telematics, Navigation, Map, Vehicle Safety, Diagnostics, Crash Sensing, Transportation Systems, Vehicle Systems, Data Analytics, Intellectual Property.
Additional Information I have been providing testifying expert services for five years focusing on Intellectual Property issues around sensor and data systems, primarily for vehicles. I have developed several IPR petitions as well as infringement and invalidity reports and testimony. I have developed complex sensor and data analytics systems since 1980 with an emphasis on vehicle systems since 1992 and particular expertise in distributed systems and connected vehicle systems combining information and processing from vehicles and infrastructure. I have in-vehicle technology expertise in the area of sensors (including maps, positioning, vision, radar, diagnostics and braking systems) and data processing (communications, data fusion, data analytics, machine learning). I combine this with expertise on connecting vehicles with the infrastructure (cellular communications, DSRC, WiFi, security, cost models, probe data collection) and the transportation infrastructure itself (traffic models, traffic operatio...

James D. Wright, PE

Wright Engineering Associates

Fullerton, California

Engineering Expert Witness Mechanical Engineering, Refrigeration, industrial refrigeration, ammonia refrigeration, PSM Process Safety Management, Inlet Air Pre-Cooling, Ice Rink, Freon Refrigeration

John H. Bickel, Ph.D.

Evergreen Safety & Reliability Technologies, LLC

Evergreen, Colorado

Nuclear Engineering Expert Witness, Electrical Engineering Expert Witness Nuclear Reactor, Nuclear Component Reliability, Probabilistic Risk Assessment, Instrumentation & Control Systems, Nuclear Electrical Standards, Nuclear Reactor Simulation, Nuclear Regulation, Nuclear Safety Analysis, Nuclear Power Plant Electrical Systems
Additional Information Dr. John H. Bickel has 42 years of professional experience in the US and International Nuclear Power Industry. Dr. Bickel's expertise is in the analysis, simulation, design, licensing, operation, and performance evaluation of nuclear power plants, nuclear electrical systems, instrumentation and control systems - and recently with licensing digital I&C upgrades. He served 9 years as a line manager in a USNRC licensed nuclear utility and 5 years as a department manager in a USDOE laboratory. He has testified in USNRC licensing and enforcement proceedings associated with Millstone 1, Millstone 3, and Prairie Island 1,2. His consulting experience includes projects in the US, Sweden, Russia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, and China. He is the recipient of the American Nuclear Society's 1983 Landis Engineering Achievement Award for his pioneering work in Boiling Water Reactor Hydrogen Control. He was a member of the Nuclear Review Board for the Millstone...

Stanley Gale

Rocky Mountain Ski Consulting

Golden, Colorado

Athletics & Recreation Expert Witness, Snow Sports Safety Expert Witness ski accident reconstruction, snow sports accident reconstruction, snowmobile accidents,ski instruction, terrain park accidents, ski area liability issues, skier collisions, ski accident investigations, ski trail markings, snow tubing, ski safety, ski collisions with vehicles, avalanche investigation

Greg Gerganoff, CSP, Esq.

Rocky Mountain Safety Consulting, Inc.

Evergreen, Colorado

Safety Expert Witness, Risk Management Expert Witness Mining-Surface Metal/NonMetal, Oil & Gas Midstream and Service Company Safety, OSHA and MSHA compliance and fine/citation reduction/dismissal, independent risk control services for insurance companies, accident investigation, Worker's Compensation, safety program management and hazard assessments.
Additional Information I have been working as a safety professional in surface metal/nonmetal mining and OSHA for 18 years. I am an authorized OSHA Trainer for 10 & 30 Hour General Industry, provide safety training in to both Oil and Gas and Construction industry. I have been responsible for the safety function in hardrock-sand and gravel and frack sand mining operations, midstream oil and gas operations and road construction companies. Plaintiff and defense. “Hydrogen Sulfide-Safety”–Published in ASSE Professional Safety, May 2015. "Use of OSH Act To Prove Standard of Care in Common Law Negligence Cases", publication pending in ASSE Professional Safety, Spring 2016. I practiced law for 12 plus years in general civil law.

Matthew J Hartley, BS, LC, MIES

Matt Hartley Lighting, LLC

Arvada, Colorado

Engineering Expert Witness, Architecture Expert Witness Lighting, Illumination, Interior Lighting, Street and Area Lighting, Control Systems, Light Fixture Construction, Lighting Survey, Lighting Installations, Premises Liability Lighting, Security Lighting, Insufficient Lighting, Accident Investigation Lighting
Additional Information My involvement in the lighting industry spans over 22 years. In this time I have been immersed myself in different facets of the industry including indoor and outdoor lighting, safety and security, lighting and human health, and lighting standards. Since 1999 I have been involved with several standard writing committees within the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America producing over six standard documents. Teaching has been a part of my career since I began in the industry in 1995, teaching to diverse groups from high school students to seasoned lighting professionals. Having a diverse background has allowed me to produce lighting designs, verify compliance, calculations, and photometric and equipment verification in the office. However I have also had field experience with commissioning, field survey and verification, and troubleshooting of field designs and equipment issues. I am available nationwide for your witness needs.

Jenifer S. Heath, Ph.D.

Denver, Colorado

Toxicology Expert Witness, Environmental Expert Witness Public Health, Chemical Products Liability, Mining, Toxic Chemical Exposure, Lead Poisoning, Hydrogen Sulfide, Health Impact Assessment (HIA), Consumer Chemical Product Safety, Health Risk Assessment, Environmental Regulatory Agency Negotiations, Contaminated Properties, Superfund (CERCLA)
Additional Information Toxicologist who helps attorneys understand potential health impacts or human health risks of chemical exposures. Deposed and testified at bench and jury trials. Lead paint, blood lead levels, environmental contamination, pesticides, animal health products, mammalian toxicology. Over 50 publications. Metals, solvents, organic chemicals, petroleum products, industrial chemical release. Superfund / CERCLA, RCRA, state voluntary closure. Registered Nurse (R.N.) licensed to practice in over a dozen states.

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
Additional Information 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.

Randall M Raziano, MD, MS

Medical Imaging Experts, PLLC

Montrose, Colorado

Radiology Expert Witness, Vascular & Interventional Radiology Expert Witness Expert Witness, Case Review, Peer Review, Disability, Personal Injury, Spine Injury, Malpractice, Standard of Care.
Additional Information Dr. Randall Raziano is a board certified, fellowship-trained Diagnostic and Vascular/Interventional Radiologist, with a previous academic appointment at the University of Colorado. He currently serves as Vice Chief of Staff, and Department Chair at Montrose Memorial Hospital. He is licensed in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Texas. Dr. Raziano currently serves on the hospital Peer Review Oversight Committee, Medical Executive Committee, and a number of other boards to provide direction to the medical staff with regard to quality, safety, and standard of care. He has provided expert written opinions and has testified in court in cases ranging from medical malpractice to personal injury.

Carl Weil

ELIZAETH, Colorado

Athletics & Recreation Expert Witness, Risk Management Expert Witness Archery, Camp Skills, Guiding, Livestock, Guided trail rides, Hunting, Outdoor Recreation, Ranching, Guest Ranches, Rock Climbing , Shooting Sports, Water sports,
Additional Information Carl Weil has earned many credentials helpful to his 40+ years of expert witness work often refereed to as Outdoor Recreation and Agriculture. He earned the first Master Fellow degree in 2012 of the 3,000 member Wilderness Medical Society. This degree helps him with depth of understanding in much of the recreational industry His years of public speaking and clean cut western appearance help him when taking the stand to testify. He has reviewed over 3,000 outdoor businesses in the US, Canada and abroad as a risk manager. Lawyers find his honesty and clarity an asset on their cases. He has worked on approximately 300 cases as an expert. He grew up on a family ranch in the Colorado Mountains and is a third generation guide and lawman. Public presentations in safety are frequent. He has a list of peer reviewed and non peer reviewed publications upon request. His unique monograph presentation on levels of outdoor liability and responsibility before the Wilderness Education Associatio...

Jerry Birnbach F.I.S.P., Assoc A.I.A.

Jerry Birnbach LLC

Connecticut

Slip Trip & Fall Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness retail accidents,store standard of care,product licensing branding,display safety,merchandising,retail liability,ada regulations,furniture liability,design standard,retail liabilty,customer accidents,retail safety,retail industry standards,product shelf loading,showroom safety & design,store design
Additional Information Top 40 Retail Industry Leader per VMSD magazine Top 50 Retail Design Firm per VMSD Design awards for Store Design, Display Design, Marketing Licensing and Branding expertise (Target and Walmart Brands) Over 25 cases offering opinion reports in last three years Former Contributing Editor Display Design Ideas Former Juror Design Contest Store of the Future Design Firm Globalshop Industry Show Guest Speaker Trade Shows, Industry Conferences CV available www.retail-expert-witness com

Chip Darius, OHST, CET, CSHO, CUSP

Safety Priority Consultants, LLC

Cromwell, Connecticut

Safety Expert Witness, Slip Trip & Fall Expert Witness OSHA, safety, accident, catastrophic injury, death, fall, slip, trip, forklift, aerial boom scissor lift, machine, equipment, amputation, crush, construction, workzone, back over, scaffold, ladder, stair, step, floor, premises liability, training, utility, flagger, multi-employer, temp, workzone
Additional Information 26 years experience safety and OSHA compliance consulting & training for industry, construction, utilities, and emergency services. Speaker at international, national, regional, state and local conferences and seminars. Instructor for OSHA Training Institute Region 1 Education Center and Adjunct Faculty at Keene State College since 2002, teaching OSHA standards and trainer courses for both construction and general industry. Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer for construction and general industry. Accident investigation instructor. Experienced in: Personal injury, catastrophic injury and fatality cases; Occupational safety & health regulations, standards and compliance; Multi-employer worksites; Temporary employee safety; Safety training requirements, failure to train, and inadequate training matters. Certifications: Occupational Health & Safety Technologist, Certified Utility Safety Professional, Scaffold Competent Person Trainer, Walkway Auditor Certificate H...

Jeffrey A Gordon, MD

Woodstock, Connecticut

Oncology Expert Witness, Hematology Expert Witness
Additional Information I have over 16 years of direct patient care/clinical experience as a Board certified Hematology-Oncology physician. I have have extensive experience with medical staff leadership, quality control, patient safety, pharmacy & therapeutics, and bylaws issues. I am a member of the AMA, ASCO, ASH, and CSMS. Expert witness work since 2013.

Bo Mitchell, CEM, CPP, CBCP, CHS-V, CSI-ML, HSEEP, IAC, MOAB, CHSP, CHEP, CSHM, CESCO, CHCM,

911 Consulting

Wilton, Connecticut

Emergency Preparedness Expert Witness, Risk Management Expert Witness Emergency Management and Training, Business Continuity, Emergency Plans, Disaster Recovery, Emergency Response Training, NFPA Standards Compliance, OSHA Compliance, NFPA 1600, Emergency National Standards, Life Safety Compliance, Workplace Violence, Active Shooter
Additional Information Bo Mitchell was Police Commissioner of Wilton, CT for 16 years. He retired in February 2001 to found 911 Consulting which creates emergency, disaster recovery, business continuity, crisis communications and pandemic plans, plus training and exercises for organizations like GE HQ, Hyatt HQ, MasterCard HQ, four colleges and universities plus 25 secondary schools. He serves clients headquartered from Boston to LA working in their facilities from London to San Francisco. Bo has earned 21 certifications in homeland security, EM, DR, BC, safety and security. He also serves as an expert in landmark court cases nationally. CERTIFICATIONS Bo has earned certifications in a broad array of skills with a great depth of training:  CEM* (Certified Emergency Manager)  CBCP* (Certified Business Continuity Professional)  CFC*(Certified Forensic Consultant)  CIPS* (Certified Infrastructure Protection Specialist)  CPP* (Certified Protection Professional)  CHCM* (Certified Hazard Control M...

Craig L Moskowitz, PE, MBA, MS

CLM Engineering Associates, LLC

Stamford, Connecticut

Premises Liability Expert Witness, Construction Defects Expert Witness OSHA, construction, slips/trips/falls, storm damage, water intrusion, roofing systems, warranty inspections, civil engineering, structural engineering, building collapse, property condition assessment, building codes, forensic engineering, engineering expert
Additional Information Since 2010, the President and Managing Member of CLM Engineering Associates, LLC, which concentrates its focus on forensic engineering/expert witness work for the insurance industry and legal community. In addition, we offer construction management, civil engineering and building inspection services. Prior experience includes extensive construction management work on both commercial and residential projects. Performed safety inspections on both civilian and military projects through application of OSHA regulations. Designed drainage systems for the government while an officer with the United States military. Cost estimating for various projects exceeding $500 million. Design document creation and management of high-rise construction in Manhattan. marketplace. Management of telecommunications projects for Verizon in Manhattan including CPM schedule creation and updating. Directed and managed all water distribution system and sewer system work while working as a contractor ...

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
Additional Information 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.

Michael A Lo Presti, PE, CSDP

Presti & Company, Inc.

District Of Columbia

Construction Defects Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness Product Liability, Patent Infringement, Personal Injury, Building Const, Building Sys, MEP Sys, Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Thermal Analysis, Electrical Engr, Fuel Gas Sys, HVAC, Plumbing, Equipment & Machinery, Geothermal, Energy, Chilled Water, Sports Equip, Manufacturing, Management
Additional Information Mr. Lo Presti (LoPresti) has over 27 years engineering experience and is an effective Expert Witness and a litigation advisor. He has advised in Construction Defect, Product Liability, Personal Injury, and Patent Infringement cases as well as building and energy code compliance and claims throughout the mid-Atlantic. He has expertise in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Plumbing, Controls, Fuel Gas and other engineering systems design in facility building construction and management. He also has experience with large scale industrial process design, including power plants and industrial boilers as well as significant experience in manufacturing. Licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia, Maryland, DC, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and North Carolina. Former Member of ASTM committee on safety, warning, and labeling. Member NSPE, ASME, ASHRAE, AWS, AEE.

Juelene S Beck

Juelene Beck & Associates, LLC

Cape Coral, Florida

Hotel & Restaurant Expert Witness, Food Expert Witness Restaurant Operations, Chain Restaurant Management, Restaurant Products, Restaurant Packaging, Fast Food, Restaurant Suppliers, Food Safety, Franchisee/Franchisor Issues, Restaurant Supply Chain, Coffee, Hot Beverages, Food Service
Additional Information Ms. Beck has over 35 years of experience in the Chain Restaurant Industry. She assists plaintiff or defense attorneys, and can evaluate a legal dispute regarding a fast food or restaurant chain from the perspective of standard food industry guidelines and procedures ("standard of the industry"). She offers law firms specialized knowledge in the areas of chain restaurant operations, including "front of the house" and "back of the house" procedures, management, food quality standards, supply chain, and franchisee/franchisor relationships. There are many food service industry classifications, including quick service restaurants (QSR), fast food, fast casual, family dining, casual dining, and white table cloth / fine dining restaurants. Ms. Beck is able to evaluate commercial disputes, food safety issues or personal injury situations relative to applicable foodservice industry guidelines for these foodservice industry categories. Ms. Beck has played a key role in advising the Depa...

David C Brodner, MD

Boynton Beach, Florida

Otolaryngology Expert Witness, Sleep Medicine Expert Witness Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, insomnia, sleep deprivation, sleep medications, sinusitis, balloon sinus dilation, balloon sinuplasty, ENT, snoring, tonsils, CPAP, UPPP, sleep surgery, fatigue, DOT, driver fatigue, ear nose and throat, hearing loss, vocal cords, tinnitus, thyroid, vertigo, dizziness
Additional Information Full time clinician double Board-Certified in both Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat) – Head and Neck Surgery and Sleep Medicine. National thought leader on balloon sinus surgery. Served on the Medical Advisory Board for Entellus Medical as one of three physicians charged with developing and implementing a physician education program for teaching balloon sinus surgery to other ENT surgeons. Duties included lectures, small-group conferences, live demonstrations during surgery, webinars, and hands-on cadaver labs. Published original research on the safety and efficacy of balloon sinus surgery and was charged with presenting the data at numerous national meetings. Over ten years of consulting experience. Experience includes expert witnessing, utilization review, disability review, and clinical research and development for industry. Affiliate Assistant Clinical Professor, Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine, 2005-present. English Major at Duke. Practic...

William Brooks, MD,MPH

Child Protection Team

Tampa, Florida

Pediatrics Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness Child Abuse and Neglect,Abusive Head Trauma (Shaken Baby Syndrome)
Additional Information Former Medical Director, CHILD PROTECTION TEAM Pediatric Emergency Physician-23yrs Fellowship Trained,Pediatric Critical Care,University of Florida

David A Byers, PhD, AICP

Quadrex Aviation, LLC

Melbourne, Florida

Aviation & Aerospace Expert Witness, Economics Expert Witness Airport Operations & Development,FAA,Airfield Design, Federal Compliance Audits,Airspace & Obstructions,NEPA, Aircraft Noise & Land Use Compatibility,Rates & Charges, Airfield Design,Leases & Miniumum Standards, Aircraft Accidents,
Additional Information Dr. David A. Byers has provided expert witness testimony and litigation consulting for a variety of aviation-related cases including accident investigation, airport operations, and air traffic control. Dr. Byers brings nearly 40 years' experience in the planning and development of commercial service and general aviation airports throughout the United States. His primary responsibilities involve all facets of the planning, design, and architectural disciplines related to airports and air transportation industry. His key strengths are in the planning and development of environmental, financial, and strategic resources for airports. He has been recognized as a leading national expert in Safety Benefit/Cost (B/C) analyses and airport business plans. His work includes preparing Policy Guiding Documents including Airport Rules and Regulations, Minimum Standards for Commercial Aeronautical Activities, Guidelines and Standards for Airport Leases, Rates and Charges Analyses, and Stra...

Gregory J Cahanin, CP

Cahanin Fire & Code Consulting

St. Petersburg, Florida

Fire Expert Witness, Failure Analysis Expert Witness Kitchen Fire Suppression Systems, Fire Sprinkler System Failure, CPVC sprinkler pipe failure, Fire Walls, Life Safety Egress, Fire Codes, Fire Hazard Analysis, Explosion Analysis and Cause, Fire Alarms, Walking Surface Slip Trip & Fall, Fire Origin and Cause Investigation, Fire Construction Defects
Additional Information Fire expert witness performing origin and cause investigations nationally. Gregory J. Cahanin meets the professional qualifications of NFPA 1033, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator as documented in a Florida declaratory statement held by no other fire expert in the state. Investigations include the Station Nightclub Fire in 2003 with 100 fatalities. In Wyatt v. Security Alarms Co., Inc. key testimony on the failure of a Viking automatic fire sprinkler established a product liability that resulted in a $1.4M dollar jury award for Wyatt in Oklahoma. Specialty areas of forensic expertise include kitchen fire suppression systems, fire sprinklers, and fire alarm failures. Fire and Building Code construction defect findings are supported by 40 years of working with national codes and standards. Gregory Cahanin also performs code compliance and development for property owners and manufacturers. At the National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA, Mr. Ca...

Michael S. D'Angelo, CPP

Secure Direction Consulting, LLC.

Miami, Florida

Security Expert Witness, Police Practices & Procedures Expert Witness Premises Liability, Negligent Security, Violent Crimes, Workplace Violence, Healthcare Security, Police Misconduct, Police Policy Review, High-Liability Police Action, Police Use of Force,
Additional Information Michael S. D’Angelo is the Lead Consultant and Principal for Secure Direction Consulting, LLC. He has been in the public safety and private security industries for over 25 years. He is Board Certified in Security Management. Before transitioning into private sector, Mr. D’Angelo is former Police Captain, serving 20+ years with the South Miami, Florida Police Department. During his law enforcement career, he gained significant managerial experience as a supervisor, middle manager, and senior commanding officer. D'Angelo amassed several thousand hours of court room and legal proceeding experience in both criminal and civil courts. D’Angelo holds an Associates degree in Criminal Justice Administration (Miami-Dade College) as well as a Bachelors degree in Social and Criminal Justice (Ashford University). Additionally, he is a graduate of the prestigious Southern Police Institute’s Command Officer Development Course. Upon transitioning to the private sector, D’Angelo was hired a...

Lawrence Dombrowski, PE

Dombrowski Forensic Engineers, PA

Miami, Florida

Engineering Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness Structural & Civil Engineering, Standard of Care, Construction Defects, Building Envelope/Water Intrusion, Building Collapse/Failures, Shoring Collapse/Failures, Construction Accidents/Falls, Coverage/Damages/Cost Evaluation; SCUBA Standards/Instruction, SCUBA Accidents/Incidents, Handicap/Adaptive
Additional Information Mr. Dombrowski provides investigations, analyses, evaluations, repair recommendations, and expert testimony for design and construction aspects of new and existing construction. Assignments include analysis/evaluation/expert testimony regarding: roof and building failures/collapses; shoring and falsework collapses; standard of care for civil and structural engineers; building and infrastructure defects; building envelope water intrusion issues; building envelope materials, finishes, assemblies, and fenestrations; sinkholes, expansive clays, and other geotechnical and foundation (differential movement) issues; materials and products deterioration/failures; construction accidents and falls; construction safety standards; OSHA compliance during construction; premise liability accidents (trips/slips and falls, and other premise accidents); insurance coverage, including damage estimates, cost estimates, and repair scopes of work. Mr. Dombrowski provides scuba diving instruction for ...

Joel Feigenheimer, MBA

realEats Consulting

Hollywood, Florida

Hotel & Restaurant Expert Witness, Dram Shop & Alcohol Services Expert Witness Food service, employee related issues, contract management, slip and fall, liquor liability, employer-employee issues, food safety, vendor dispute, landlord-tenant, lease issues,
Additional Information Cornell trained, industry tempered and academically active as a professor at the renowned Chaplin School of Hospitality at Florida International University. Feigenheimer has direct experience not only as a "legal expert" but also as an operational expert. This enables him to explain your case in a manner that juries understand. Easy going yet direct and effective. Over 35 years of experience directly in the restaurant industry. Corporate, independent and franchise experience. Expert testimony relating to food service and hospitality operations our specialty. Contractual obligations, lease issues, employee concerns, food safety, vendor problems, etc.

Edwin P Granberry Jr

Granberry Consulting Services LLC

Winter Park, Florida

Chemistry & Chemicals Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness Demolition Safety Plans,Environ Site Assessments (ASTM 1527),Chemical Process Safety,Chemical Expos,Slips,Trips & Falls,Safety Training Courses,OSHA Compliance Programs (1910 & 1926),Munitions Audits,Explos/Ordnance Operations Safety,Forensic Chemistry,Emerg Response Plans & Procs,Mach Guarding
Additional Information Over 64 years of professional management / hands-on experience in the Chemical, Safety Engineering, Environmental Affairs & Assessments,Hazardous Waste Site Clean-up,Specialized Safety Training Courses,Munitions & Ordnance Safety Procedures & Disposal,Emergency Response Plan Management & Execution. Qualified as as Expert Witness in the following Categories: Safety Engineering, Environmental Affairs & Assessments,Chemistry & Chemicals,Slip trip & falls,Chemical Process Safety,Coefficient of Friction Measurements,Emergency Response Planning & Execution, OSHA 1910 & 1926 Matters & Machine Guarding.

Stephanie J Hart-Hughes, PT, MSMS, NCS

Hart Fall Mitigation Solutions

Tampa, Florida

Geriatrics Expert Witness, Nursing Homes Expert Witness Geriatric Falls, Fall-related standard of care, Fall risk assessment, Fall-related injury prevention, Customized fall interventions, Patient safety, Gait/Balance Disorders, Movement disorders, Skilled nursing facility, Long term care, Neurology, Physical therapy,Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Additional Information Over 20 years of experience. APTA Neurological Clinical Specialist (NCS) specializing in treatment of patients with multiple neurological diagnoses, gait/balance disorders and elevated fall risk. Sixteen years of experience as physical therapy subject matter expert for the Veteran’s Health Administration in the areas of falls, balance/gait disorders and functional outcome measures. Founding member James A. Haley Veteran’s Hospital Interdisciplinary Falls Clinic and past core team member Injurious Falls Translational Team, VISN 8 Patient Safety Center. Co-author, Balance Assessment Handbook for Rehabilitation Therapists and author, Functional Balance Class Training Manual for VA National Center for Patient Safety Falls Toolkit. Author of over twenty peer-reviewed publications and poster presentations.Created and delivered over forty professional presentations to regional and national audiences. Co-investigator on over fifteen funded research projects in the areas of fa...

Timothy Hawkins, FACHE

Hospital Experts

Cape Coral , Florida

Medical Management Expert Witness, Medical Devices Expert Witness Hospital Administration, Hospital Liability, Joint Commission Standards, IRB Institutional Review Board, Medical Devices, daVinci Robot Credentialing, Operating Room, Informed Consent, Negligent Credentialing, Patient Safety, Environment of Care, Hospital Negligence
Additional Information Mr. Hawkins is an accomplished Hospital Executive with experience in hospital departmental operations and regional healthcare systems. He held the positions of Chief Executive Officer, Executive Vice President, and Chief Operating Officer. He is Board Certified in Healthcare Administration, and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Michael C Head, PE, LEED AP BD+C

HEAD of Engineering, LLC

Florida

Structural Engineering Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness Forensic Analysis, Construction Defects, Building Distress, Concrete, Structural Steel, Seismic, Hurricane, Foundations, LEED, Blast Design, Parking Decks, Low Medium and High-rise buildings
Additional Information Mr. Head has more than 35 years of structural engineering analysis, design and project/construction management experience throughout Saudi Arabia and the United States ranging from the design of new facilities, strengthening, renovation, retrofitting and repair of existing structures in the GMP, Design/Bid and Design/Bid/Build delivery method and conducting forensic investigations. In these 35+ years he has been primarily engaged in the design and construction of building structures. During that time he has seen the good and the bad, what works and what doesn't and has seen the design and the construction processes change dramatically. His investigation, design and construction experience make him highly qualified to engage in forensic investigations and to assist the design, construction and legal communities in analyzing problems and determining how to address and solve them. On the rare occasions when codes or standards are not met, structural materials are under streng...

Aaron L Hilliard, PhD

Health Matters EMPT

Jacksonville, Florida

Pharmacology- Clinical Expert Witness, Toxicology Expert Witness Health & Safety, Medication Adverse Effects, Chemicals, Hazardous Materials, Public Health, Toxic Exposure, Medication Errors, Environmental Exposure, Sanitation, Litigation Support, Pesticides, Wrongful Death.
Additional Information Experienced forensic toxicologist with degree in pharmacology and toxicology. Areas of expertise include medical matters involving pharmaceuticals, alcohol, adverse drug reactions, medication errors, and recreational drugs. Environmental expertise includes: certification in sanitation, Health & Safety, Lead exposure, toxic chemical exposure, hazardous waste, groundwater contamination, superfund cleanup, and risk analysis.

Laure H Kairawicz, Ph.D.

Expert Witness Solutions

Hudson, Florida

Laboratories & Testing Expert Witness, Pharmaceutical Regulation Expert Witness Analytical Chemistry of Alcohol Intoxication-Drug Interactions, Illegal Drugs Abuse, Controlled Substances Abuse; Prescription Drugs Research, FDA Compliance, Pharmaceutical Drugs Side Effects, Vaccines Side Effects, Biologics Products FDA Compliance, Prescription Drugs Safety, Vaccines Safety
Additional Information I am a research scientist with 10 plus years of combined experience working in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and cosmetic industries. I worked for large pharmaceutical companies, small biotechnology companies, and Contract Research Manufacturing Organizations (CRMOs) in the United States. I worked as one of the main process development scientists on a novel flu vaccine approved by the FDA in 2013, FLUBLOK Registered Trademark. KNOWLEDGE BASE: Analytical Chemistry, Instrumental Analysis (Proteins and Small Molecules) with Expertise in HPLC Technology, Biochemistry (Nucleic Acids, Proteins, Glycochemistry), Biophysics, Medicinal Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics, Microbiology/Virology, Cell Physiology, Immunology, Pharmacology, Biomedical Science. REGULATORY BACKGROUND: FDA Regulatory Compliance of Data Analysis & Reporting on Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Products in Phases I, II, III, ICH Guidelines on the Validation of Analytical Methods of Pharmaceutic...

Mark Levine, NHA, MHA

Nursing Home Expert Witness Services

Jacksonville, Florida

Nursing Home Administration Expert Witness, Long Term Care Expert Witness licensed nursing home administrator, Group Homes, assisted living administrator, retirement housing, subacute care, resident rights, standards of care, neglect, abuse, resident falls, pressure ulcers, restraints, nursing home staffing, resident rights, equipment safety, medical records, OBRA, JCAHO
Additional Information Mark Levine is a health care administrative professional who has managed nationally respected senior care organizations, as a licensed nursing home administrator, chief operations officer, and chief executive officer of non-profit, senior care campuses of care. Mr. Levine earned a Masters Degree in Health Care Administration from Cornell University and a clinical foundation as a Field Medic in the U.S. Army. He was the administrator of a facility in South Florida that became a recipient of the Florida Gold Seal program for excellence, an award given to only 5% of all nursing homes in Florida demonstrating superior management and high quality of life programming. His experiences include serving as a court- appointed Patient Care Ombudsman to ensure that resident rigths are preserved while a nursing facility undergoes financial reorganization. Mr. Levine's expertise is in standards of care, state & federal regulations, OBRA, and the operational systems required of today's...

Lee E Marchessault, CUSA, CUSP

Workplace Safety Solutions, Inc.

Florida

Electricity Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness Electrical Safety, Electrocution, Electrical Arc Flash Burns, Utility Safety, Power Systems Safety, Utility Fall Protection, Transmission and Distribution Safety
Additional Information I am the President of Workplace Safety Solutions, Inc. which has provided safety consultation services to over 600 companies internationally. As such, my focus has been on working with these companies, their employees, and cultivating our employees to build a solid consulting business. Now with additional resources, I am comfortable to dedicate more time to expert witness work and provide law firms with the service, dedication and commitment they need to effectively assist them with their legal cases and associated schedules.

Timothy R. McGreal, P.E., MSFPE, BSME

McGreal Forensic Engineers

Florida

Fire Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness Fire Protection Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Forensic Engineering, Safety Engineering, Product Liability, Fire Causation, Accident Reconstruction, Agricultural Equipment, Plumbing, Manufacturing Equipment, Motor Vehicle Inspections, Fuel fired appliances, Ladders lifts and falls
Additional Information I have performed more than 1,100 investigations for insurance and legal clients for claims as large as five-hundred million dollars. Within the field of Fire Protection Engineering, I have expertise in fire cause investigations, the design and failure analysis of fire sprinkler, fire suppression, and fire alarm systems, litigation support services, plan reviewing, code consulting, and CFD. I have been awarded with patents for a fire safety product I conceived of and developed (Alarm Arm). With respect to Mechanical Engineering, I have in excess of a quarter-century of machine and product design experience including but not limited to heavy duty agricultural equipment, automated machinery, nail guns, and portions of the National Missile Defense (“Star Wars”) program. I am a product design and product warning expert). Prior to becoming an engineer, I was employed as an automobile technician and gained more than five years of invaluable hands-on experience.

Donald L. Mellman, MD, MPH, MBA

Donald L. Mellman, MD, Inc.

Tampa, Florida

Arbitration/Mediation Expert Witness, Neurological Surgery Expert Witness Medical Staff, Hospital Relations, Quality, Risk Management, Ethics, Med Staff Credentialing, Hospital Policy and Procedure, Patient Safety, Independent Record Review, Medical Staff Issues, Utilization
Additional Information 26 years as private practice neurosurgeon. Chief Medical Officer in two teaching hospitals. Certified in healthcare compliance. IMEs. Medical-legal Experience: 2,500+ cases. Certified Independent Medical Examiner. Qualified court-appointed arbitrator. Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Mediator.

George Pasternack, Ph.D.

M.B. Pasternack & Associates, Inc.

Sarasota, Florida

Chemistry & Chemicals Expert Witness, Failure Analysis Expert Witness Coatings,UV Coatings,EB Coatings,Paints,Paint & Coatings,Inks,Polymers,Plastics,Personal Injury,Failure Analysis,Laboratory Testing,Manufacturing,Safety,Product and Process Defects,Polymers & Plastics,Slip and Fall,Accident Reconstruction,Chemical Accidents,Chemical Exposure
Additional Information Dr. Pasternack offers more than 30 years of extensive R&D, manufacturing, patent law, worldwide government chemical compliance and management expertise in the chemical industry. He has hands-on laboratory and R&D management experience in the commercialization of more than 50 new products for a broad range of industrial uses. For more than twenty years, Dr. Pasternack directed a corporate technical exchange program between his United States laboratory and European and Japanese partners. He has more than 65 publications including patents, journal articles and presentations at technical conferences. Dr. Pasternack developed and implemented a multimillion-dollar global patent program that included worldwide patent enforcement as well as filing patent applications worldwide. In addition, he created and directed a corporate worldwide product MSDS and government compliance program. Dr. Pasternack has excellent writing skills and is able to communicate complex chemical technology into easy ...

Captain Sam S. Stephenson, J.D.

Stephenson Maritime International

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Maritime Expert Witness, Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness International & Inland Rules of the Road, Personal Injury, Shiphandling, Piloting & Seamanship, Sailboats & Yachts, Electronic & Marine Navigation, Bridge Resource Management, Tugs Barges & Towing, Groundings, Aids to Navigation, Cargo & Passenger Ships, Collisions & Allisions
Additional Information Captain Stephenson, J.D. is a licensed USCG - Master Mariner of Any Gross Tons and also licensed as a state & federal pilot for Port Everglades, Florida. Captain Stephenson has years of seagoing experience as captain on ships of unlimited tonnage and is currently a Senior Harbor Pilot in Port Everglades routinely navigating the largest cruise ship(s) in the world in & out of Port Everglades. In addition, he is a lead instructor at Resolve Maritime Academy in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and has developed senior level courses for captains/senior officers and pilots including COLREGS, BRM-Pilots, Advanced Shiphandling, Podded Propulsion, etc. In 2015, Captain Stephenson was appointed to the USCG-Navigation Safety Advisory Committee. Prior to becoming a Port Everglades Pilot, Captain Stephenson was Commandant of Cadets at Texas A&M at Galveston and Captain on the United States Training Ship Texas Clipper II in charge of the safety & training of hundreds of maritime cadets . Captain Stephen...

Burt Thorpe, CSP, MBA, CEM, CCO

AmCrane

Orlando, Florida

Equipment & Machinery Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness Crane, boom truck, aerial lift, forklift, scissor, bucket truck, trailer, heavy hauling, excavator
Additional Information ADDITIONAL TRAINING: OSHA "Outreach" Instructor #500 - Construction OSHA "Outreach" Instructor #501 - General Industry AERIAL LIFT DEALERSHIPS: Condor Lift, Calavar Corp. Mark Lift Industries, Inc. CRANE MANUFACTURER TRAINING: Harnischfeger Corp. (P&H) Grove Crane American Crane Corp. Columbus-McKinnon PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS: CSP - Certified Safety Professional - by ASSE CEM - Certified Equipment Manager - by AEMP CCO - Certified Crane Operator - Tower Crane & All Mobile Cranes CCO - Certified Signal Person CCO - Certified Rigger CCO - Certified Mobile Crane Inspector CCI - Certified Crane Inspector - CICB CCS - Certified Crane Surveyor - Crane Certification Assn of America PUBLICATIONS: Nine texts on safe equipment operation & inspection, including mobile, overhead & tower cranes, aerial lifts, bucket trucks, scissor lifts, excavators, front-end loaders, skid steer loaders, forklifts, rigging, and one magazine article for trade publication ORG...

Captain John C. Timmel

Starboard Ten Maritime Consulting

Tampa, Florida

Maritime Expert Witness, Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness Admiralty Law, Marine & Maritime Incident Analysis & Accident Reconstruction, Commercial Vessel, Passenger, Cruise Ship, Tug, Barge, Towing, Pilot, Piloting, Navigation, Seamanship, Rules of the Road, Boating Safety, Boating Accident, Yacht, Pleasure Craft, Sailboat, Sailing, Jet Ski & PWC
Additional Information Captain Timmel began his professional career after attending New York Maritime College serving as an officer in the US Merchant Marines for seven years. He sailed in many different positions, attained his Master’s license, and has been a Tampa Bay harbor pilot since 1989, including serving as President. He has made over 6,500 transits piloting yachts, tugs & barges, and ships of all types and sizes including freighters, tankers, container ships, ferries, cruise and passenger vessels, naval vessels, research vessels, and tall ships. Captain Timmel has taught as an Adjunct Professor at New York Maritime College teaching shiphandling, piloting, watchstanding practices, and seamanship to cadets aboard their training ship, the T/S EMPIRE STATE VI, during Summer Sea Terms. Active in boating and yachting all of his life, Captain Timmel served as Youth Sailing Director, Fleet Captain, Governor, and Commodore of the Tampa Yacht Club and is serving as a Director, Gulf Coast Fleet Captain...

Kevin L Trangle, MD, MBA, FACOEM, FACPM, FAADEP, CIME

Kevin Trangle & Associates

Florida

Occupational Medicine Expert Witness, Preventive Medicine Expert Witness Complex Disabilities, Environmental Medical Expert, Chemical Exposure, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Toxicology, Disability Analysis(LTD/ERISA), Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Medical Record Review, Chemical; Environmental, Occupational Medicine, Medical Implants
Additional Information Dr. Kevin Trangle is Board Certified in Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM), Internal Medicine, and Preventative Medicine. Dr. Trangle has over 17 years experience providing expert medical evaluations and expert testimony for medical legal issues including Workers' Compensation, Toxic Tort Litigation, Product Liability, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Environmental Exposure, Cancer Causation and complex disability determinations, among others. Dr. Trangle has extensive experience with state and federal workers' compensation systems, regularly consults with plaintiff and defense cases and has a background as the Medical Director of a mid-sized chemical company, where he developed and enforced occupational health and safety programs. As an Occupational Medicine and Occupational Wellness expert he is quite familiar with the medical legal issues surrounding FMLA, ADA, Short Term Disability (STD), Workers’ Compensation and Return-to-Work, including transitional work progra...

Edward E Wankel, MPA

Leisure Services Assoc., Inc.

Naples, Florida

Athletics & Recreation Expert Witness, Risk Management Expert Witness Golf Cart 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
Additional Information 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 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 and Roller Skating Rink Accidents.

Peter G Wernicki, MD

Pro Sports

Vero Beach, Florida

Orthopedic Surgery Expert Witness, Sports Medicine Expert Witness Orthopedic Peer Review, Knee Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopy, Fractures, Elbow Surgery, Case/Chart Review, IMEs, Ankle Surgery, Water Safety, Drowning, Lifeguarding
Additional Information 23 yrs experience with IMEs, chart/case reviews, depositions, and testifying as a sports medicine and orthopedic expert. SEAK trained. Also a national and international expert in water safety, lifeguarding and drowning.

Keith M Bransky, ASA, NSCA

Jet Appraisal Corporation

Atlanta, Georgia

Aviation & Aerospace Expert Witness, Appraisal & Valuation Expert Witness Aircraft Appraisal, Aircraft Valuation, Aviation Appraisal, Aircraft Damage, Damaged Aircraft Values, Aircraft Insurance, Appraisal Review, Airplane, Helicopter, Aircraft Maintenance & Repair, Corporate Jet Values, Aviation Consulting
Additional Information Keith M. Bransky provides expert witness and consulting services related to aircraft appraisal and valuation. He specializes in the appraisal of: corporate jet & turboprop aircraft; piston aircraft; damaged or destroyed aircraft; and diminution-in-value cases. For 25 years, Keith has appraised aircraft from manufacturers including: Gulfstream; Dassault; Bombardier; Boeing; Lear; Cessna; Bell; Beech; Cirrus; Piper; Pilatus; Piaggio; Mitsubishi; Rockwell; Hawker; Sikorsky. His client base includes: attorneys; financial institutions; insurance companies; government agencies; public companies; private owners. Keith is recognized by both the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) as an Accredited Senior Appraiser (Aviation Specific Discipline), and the National Aircraft Appraisers Association (NAAA) as a Senior Certified Aircraft Appraiser. He is USPAP qualified. Keith is also accredited (ARM-MTS) by the American Society of Appraisers to review aircraft appraisals performed by th...

Michael S Dorn

Safe Havens International

Juliette, Georgia

Education & Schools Expert Witness, School Safety Expert Witness bullying, school violence, school shootings, school crisis planning, school security, student safety, student supervision, school sexual assault, school bus violence, school security cameras, metal detectors, school assaults
Additional Information During more than 35 years of full-time Pre K-20 campus safety and homeland security work experience, my work has taken me to Central America, Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia, South Africa and the Middle East. I have authored, co-authored and served as a contributing author for more than two dozen books on school safety and public safety. Full-time work experience: -Executive Director for Safe Havens International Inc. a global non-profit school safety center -Police officer, corporal, sergeant and lieutenant for Mercer University Police Department -Chief of Police for the Bibb County Public School System -School Safety Specialist for School Safety Project - Georgia Emergency Management Agency - Office of the Governor -State Anti-terrorism Planner and Lead Program Manager for the Terrorism Division of the Georgia Office of Homeland Security. A graduate of the 181st session of the FBI National Academy, I received advanced anti-terrorism training in Israel as a ...

Michael C Head, PE, LEED AP BD+C

HEAD of Engineering, LLC

Atlanta, Georgia

Structural Engineering Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness Forensic Analysis, Construction Defects, Building Distress, Concrete, Structural Steel, Seismic, Hurricane, Foundations, LEED, Blast Design, Parking Decks, Low Medium and High-rise buildings
Additional Information Mr. Head has more than 35 years of structural engineering analysis, design and project/construction management experience throughout Saudi Arabia and the United States ranging from the design of new facilities, strengthening, renovation, retrofitting and repair of existing structures in the GMP, Design/Bid and Design/Bid/Build delivery method and conducting forensic investigations. In these 35+ years he has been primarily engaged in the design and construction of building structures. During that time he has seen the good and the bad, what works and what doesn't and has seen the design and the construction processes change dramatically. His investigation, design and construction experience make him highly qualified to engage in forensic investigations and to assist the design, construction and legal communities in analyzing problems and determining how to address and solve them. On the rare occasions when codes or standards are not met, structural materials are under streng...

R. Leslie Nichols, AIA, CPP, MSSA

R.L. Nichols & Associates, LLC

LaGrange, Georgia

School Safety Expert Witness Protection of children, schools, out-of-school program, religious organizations, camps and sports, child sexual abuse, bullying, abduction, weapons and terrorism, injuries, facility and site security, CPTED.
Additional Information Mr. Nichols is an expert in developing child protection programs for youth-serving organizations and out-of-school time programs. For 22 years he served as the lead youth safety and facility expert for Boys & Girls Clubs of America, an organization serving 4 million youth at over 4,000 sites in 50 states, domestic and overseas military bases, university campuses, tribal lands, camps, housing projects, parks and recreation facilities, community centers, churches and schools. His expertise includes strategies to prevent harm from sexual abuse, bullying, abduction, drowning, vehicles, technology and other injuries. He has written, lectured and consulted widely on developing effective policies, screening, training, supervision, governance, internal reporting, safe facility design, maintenance, hazard mitigation and emergency response planning. He has conducted thousands of safety consultations for organizations across the United States and in Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Germany, I...

Laurel A. Wimmerstedt

L.A.W. Construction Safety Consultants

Atlanta, Georgia

Construction Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness Risk Management, OSHA, Workplace Safety, Accident Investigation, Construction Accidents, Falls, Safety Engineering, Safety Training, Safety Inspection, Safety Management, Subcontractor Safety
Additional Information Laurel A. Wimmerstedt is owner and operator of L.A.W. Construction Safety Consultants based out of Atlanta, Georgia. She opened up her practice 5 years ago after 14 previous years working for General Contractors and Insurance companies, focused on helping companies manage the safety of construction sites on a day to day basis. Current clients include small subcontracting firms, large General Contractors and law firms.

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
Additional Information 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...

Bruce Miller, MS, CIH

Health & Safety Services, LLC

Idaho Falls, Idaho

Industrial Hygiene Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness OSHA, Occupational Safety & Health Administration regulations compliance, accident investigation, Indoor Air Quality, water damage, microbial/mold, exposure assessment, Personal Protective Equipment, construction, environmental, lead, asbestos, fall protection
Additional Information Board-certified industrial hygienist with more than 25 years of experience in comprehensive health and safety practice specializing in Occupational Safety and Health Administrative (OSHA) general industry (29 CFR 1910) and construction (29 CFR 1926) compliance, environmental remediation and construction experience. He has served as the corporate health and safety director for private companies with multimillion dollar projects for government and commercial clients such as the Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and Department of Defense (DOD) sites. He has managed and supervised health, safety, and health physics personnel and provided project management, planning, regulatory support, and oversight to numerous environmental remediation, waste management, construction, demolition, decontamination and decommissioning, and microbial/Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) investigations and remediation projects including developing remediation and post-remediation...

Art Palm

Mencon LLC

Coeur d Alene, Idaho

Mining Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness COAL, ENGINEERING, UNDERGROUND, SURFACE. LONGWALL, CONTINUOUS MINING, TRONA, HIGHWALL, MSHA, HARD ROCK, SAFETY
Additional Information Registered Professional Engineer in 22 states, Certified Mine Safety Professional, Over 35 years of mine operations experience. Certified MSHA trainer, mine rescue experience, extensive underground and surface engineering, management, and safety background. Providing expert witness services for over 15 years - references are available upon request. Practice nationwide.

Kenneth H. Brown, PhD

KHB Consulting Services

Evanston, Illinois

Warnings & Labels Expert Witness, Chemistry & Chemicals Expert Witness Aerosols & spray products, chemical accidents, chemical exposure, consumer products, failure analysis, hazardous materials, labels & warnings, paint & coatings, household chemicals, industrial chemicals, chemical product safety, chemical hazards
Additional Information Adhesives, sealants, cleaning products, OSHA, MSDSs, toxic substances, patent litigation, trade secrets, intellectual property, solvents, aerosols, fires and explosions, resins, polymers, plastics, chemistry.

Thomas H Burtness, PE

Burtness Engineering Services

White Heath, Illinois

Electrical Engineering Expert Witness, Equipment & Machinery Expert Witness Illumination, Lighting, Fire Cause & Origin, Equipment Injury Investigation, Electrical Construction, Electrical Construction Defects, Control Systems, SCADA, Industrial Accidents & Injuries, Street & Area Lighting, Construction Defects Electrical, Construction Contract Disputes
Additional Information Professional Engineer, investigator, consultant, detective, writer, teacher, expert. The breadth and depth of my technical knowledge as a Licensed Professional Engineer (IL,FL,MA,WA,WI) and my hands-on experience as a former contractor and licensed electrician, as well as my helpful interpersonal skills, allow me to meticulously examine the numerous details of any case, to determine the pertinent root causes, and then to communicate complex technical issues on a practical level so that lay people, attorneys, judges, and juries can easily understand the relevant facts. Since 1983, I have provided expert witness and forensic engineering services to insurance companies and attorneys including accident and failure investigations, determination of fire cause and origin, litigation support, expert opinions, reports, and testimony in cases involving industrial accidents, electrocution, personal injury, fire, street and area lighting, equipment and machinery failure, safety circuitry fai...

John J Koehler, MD

Practicing Occupational Medicine Physician

Caledonia, Illinois

Occupational Medicine Expert Witness Causal connection, Causation, AMA Guides Impairment ratings, Disability Ratings, Occupational Illnesses, IMEs, Workability, Detecting Inappropriate Injury Behavior, urgent care medicine, Chemical exposures, Ergonomics
Additional Information I have been practicing Occupational Medicine for 28 years, Founder and Medical Director for a large chain of Occupational Medicine/Urgent Care centers in the Midwest. In addition to my extensive occupational medicine practice, I have performed many IMEs, second opinions, fitness for duty evaluations and causation analyses. My practice also includes disciplines such as industrial toxicology, ergonomics, biomechanics & workplace safety. I consider myself an expert in disability assessment.

Ken Leonard, MBA

Leonard Associates

Chicago, Illinois

Real Estate Expert Witness, Dispute Resolution Expert Witness Shopping Center Management, Mall Safety, Mall Operations, Mall Leasing, Landlord/Tenant/Vendor Disputes, Lease Negotiations, Standards of Care, Wrongful Death, Parking and Traffic Standards, Mall Development and Redevelopment, Shopping Center- Retail Store Valuation, Slips and Falls,
Additional Information Unique qualifications include experience as a senior executive with "board room experience" in both Fortune 100 retailers and mall REIT's. Additional unique experiences include responsibility for development of retail properties ranging in size between 1,000 sq. ft. kiosks and inline stores and 250,000 sq. ft. department stores and big box retailers. My qualifications as an Expert Witness include representing Plaintiffs and Defendants in equal measure and numerous accolades for Litigation Support Services from major law firms and clients. Clients in my consulting practice include independent, chain and national retailers as well as shopping center owners, insurance companies and international property management companies. Specialized knowledge includes intimate familiarity with Reciprocal Easement Agreements (REA's),Exclusive Use Clauses, as well as shopping center planning, brokerage, development, valuation, leasing, CAM charges, standards of care, customs and pract...

Brian K. Locker, MD

Midwest Center for Woman's Healthcare

Park Ridge, Illinois

Obstetrics & Gynecology Expert Witness, Gynecology Expert Witness Vaginal birth after cesarean, abnormal pap smear, brachial plexus injuries, birth injuries, surgical complications, laparoscopy, hysterectomy, hysteroscopy, cesarean section, shoulder dystocia, obstetrical/gynecologic complications, DaVinci robotic urinary tract/bowel/ vessel injuries, drug patent
Additional Information Board Certified for 23 years; Clinical Faculty OB/GYN residents & medical students; Clinical Faculty AAGL MIS Fellowship; Prior National DaVinci Robot Instructor; Clinical Assistant Professor at U of Illinois & Chicago Medical Schools; Full-time OB/GYN physician in general practice; Former United States Air Force Physician with honorable discharge and Commendation Medal; American Research Council's America's Top Ob/Gyn; Advocate Physician Partner's Safety, Quality Improvement, Clinical Integration committee; Designee of AAGL's Center of Excellence for Minimally Invasive Gynecology; 50% defense, 50% plaintiff cases as of 6/9/17. Extensive experience with DaVinci robotic surgery cases both plaintiff and defense for ureteral, bowel, major blood vessel injuries, as well as shoulder dystocia/brachial plexus injuries and neonatal encephalopathy cases. Director, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Physician Partners Board of Directors. Expert witness in the Noven Therapeutics v. Actavi...

Susan Maccoy, CFLC

Susan Maccoy Enterprises, P.C.

Chicago, Illinois

Cosmetology Expert Witness hair, hair bleaching, hair injury, scalp injury, hair coloring, hair dyeing, foil hi-lighting, perms, relaxing, hair smoothing, hair removal, waxing,facials, mani/pedi, salon sanitation, salon safety, state cosmetology regulations, Standard of Care, salon management, opinions accepted in 35 states.
Additional Information Susan Maccoy is an actively practicing award-winning Cosmetologist and experienced expert witness on beauty salon and spa products, processes, policies, and standards. To date she had been retained defandant:plaintiff 70:30. In 2011 her investigative work and expert opinions were instrumental in two actions in obtaining dismissals with prejudice in two actions, one in state court and one federal. The spectrum of her knowledge and experience encompasses salon and spa products, service standards, protocols, processes, and procedures. These include: cosmetology standards of care and practice, state cosmetology regulations, salon sanitation, salon safety, hair styling, hair bleaching, hair lightening, foil hi-lighting, dimensional hair color/party colors, hair coloring, corrective hair coloring, hair dyeing, permanent waving, hair straightening, relaxing, keratin treatments and hair smoothing treatments, manicuring and pedicuring, facials, hair removal (waxing and depilatory trea...

Timothy R. McGreal, P.E., MSFPE, BSME

McGreal Forensic Engineers

New Lenox, Illinois

Fire Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness Fire Protection Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Forensic Engineering, Safety Engineering, Product Liability, Fire Causation, Accident Reconstruction, Agricultural Equipment, Plumbing, Manufacturing Equipment, Motor Vehicle Inspections, Fuel fired appliances, Ladders lifts and falls
Additional Information I have performed more than 1,100 investigations for insurance and legal clients for claims as large as five-hundred million dollars. Within the field of Fire Protection Engineering, I have expertise in fire cause investigations, the design and failure analysis of fire sprinkler, fire suppression, and fire alarm systems, litigation support services, plan reviewing, code consulting, and CFD. I have been awarded with patents for a fire safety product I conceived of and developed (Alarm Arm). With respect to Mechanical Engineering, I have in excess of a quarter-century of machine and product design experience including but not limited to heavy duty agricultural equipment, automated machinery, nail guns, and portions of the National Missile Defense (“Star Wars”) program. I am a product design and product warning expert). Prior to becoming an engineer, I was employed as an automobile technician and gained more than five years of invaluable hands-on experience.

Therese O'Connor, MD

Elmhurst, Illinois

Obstetrics & Gynecology Expert Witness Birth injury, Shoulder dystocia, Management of labor, Cesarean section, Maternal mortality, Postpartum hemorrhage, Use of Pitocin, Stillbirth, Fetal monitoring, Gynecology, Menopausal hormone replacement therapy, postmenopausal bleeding
Additional Information For over thirty years, I have practiced obstetrics and gynecology. Throughout my career, I have been involved in the hospital risk management (now "patient safety") committee. I reviewed cases identifying areas where the hospital might have been vulnerable from a medical-legal standpoint. I also participated in root case analyses after medical mistakes were identified. Now, after obtaining training from SEAK, I am using my experience as a legal consultant and expert witness.

Gourang P. Patel, Pharm.D

Critical Care Education

Roselle, Illinois

Pharmacology- Clinical Expert Witness, Pharmacist Expert Witness Medication, Error, Toxicology, Adverse Drug, Pharmacology, Clinical Trials, Pharmacy, Critical Care, Intensive Care Unit, Prescription, Prevention, Operating Room Medication Safety
Additional Information Specialization of pharmacology and toxicology of medications utilized both in the hospital and retail pharmacy settings. Detailed analysis of medication errors and adverse drug reactions and synthesis of strategies for prevention. Particular focus on practice of pharmacy, medication side effects, and medication safety.

John J Lindenschmidt, CSP

RMS Safety

Indianapolis, Indiana

Safety Expert Witness, OSHA Expert Witness Construction Accidents, Confined Space Safety, Construction Safety, Industrial Safety, Safety Management, Safety Training, OSHA Compliance, Safety Engineering, Scaffold Safety, Fall Protection, Excavation Safety, Personal Protective Equipment
Additional Information John Lindenschmidt, CSP, ALCM is a Certified Safety Professional with 36 years of practical experience in the field of Safety and Health. Mr. Lindenschmidt was appointed by the Governor of Indiana as Chairman of the Board of Safety Review. Mr. Lindenschmidt has been involved as an expert in approximately 20 cases over the years and was deposed or testified in 8 cases.

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.
Additional Information Have worked continuously since 1971 in the automotive electronics field in multiple areas: Research & Development, applied engineering, product engineering, manufacturing engineering. 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, an independent supplier, and for fifteen 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 sy...

Phil Harrington, DC, CMLSO, FASLMS

Grinnell, Iowa

Complementary and Integrative Medicine Expert Witness, Physical Medicine & Rehab Expert Witness Laser therapy, therapeutic laser, laser safety, chiropractic, therapy modalities, physical therapy modalities
Additional Information Dr. Phil Harrington has a combination of scientific knowledge, clinical practice experience, and industry knowledge that makes him an invaluable expert in the field of laser therapy. He possesses unmatched skills and familiarity with laser science, physiology and laser therapy clinical practice. Also, Dr. Harrington is one of the few (if not the only) Certified Medical Laser Safety Officer (CMLSO) working in the field of laser therapy.

Ronald J. Elin, MD, PhD

University of Louisville

Prospect, Kentucky

Pathology Expert Witness, Laboratories & Testing Expert Witness Clinical pathology, clinical chemistry, chemical pathology, laboratory management, interference with laboratory tests, quality control, Laboratory Directorship, Laboratory Medicine and Laboratory Testing
Additional Information Dr. Elin received his medical degree and residency in anatomic pathology at the University of Minnesota and residency in clinical pathology at the National Institutes of Health. He is certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Chemical Pathology and Medical Microbiology. Further, he has Board Certification from the American Board of Clinical Chemistry and the American Board of Medical Microbiology. For most of his career, he has served as the medical director of a clinical laboratory/pathology department. Dr. Elin’s expertise is in Clinical Pathology/Laboratory Medicine that includes laboratory management, quality assurance, safety and accuracy of laboratory results and information.

Michael S Gossman, DABR, FAAPM

Regulation Directive Medical Physics

Russell, Kentucky

Radiation Oncology Expert Witness, Medical Devices Expert Witness medical physics, radiation safety, accelerator, brachytherapy, dosimetry, radiation therapy, x-ray, radiation therapist, radiation oncologist, radiologic technologist, xray, cancer, medical devices
Additional Information Michael S. Gossman, DABR, FAAPM is a Board Certified Medical Physicist, an honorary Fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), and currently the Chief Medical Physicist & Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) in Radiation Oncology at Tri-State Regional Cancer Center in Ashland, KY. He is also the owner of a consulting company called Regulation Directive Medical Physics, and works part-time as a Senior Managing Scientist regarding medical devices and testing for Exponent, Inc. He is extra-professionally an Accreditation Site Reviewer for the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO) and the American College of Radiology (ACR), was a 2-term Ohio River Valley Chapter President of the AAPM, and a Graduate School Professor of Clinical Medical Physics at Wright State University. He is the highest ranking scientist in medicine. His expertise involves the safe, effective and precise delivery of radiation to achieve the therapeutic result prescribed in patient care by ...

Randy Gray, CSHM, BS, MS, CHST, OHST

Grayhawk Safety & Health Consulting Company

Benton, Kentucky

Investigation Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness OSHA, Industrial Accidents, Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Loss Control, Risk Management, Training, Construction, Manufacturing, Insurance, Investigations
Additional Information 25 yrs. with OSHA Compliance conducting fatal & non-fatal accident investigations. I have comprehensive experience in the manufacturing and construction sectors conducting more than 1,000 onsite inspections / investigations. Retired from OSHA in 2008, and I began my private consulting firm specializing in working with attorneys as an expert wintess. Adjunct Instructor & President / CEO of Grayhawk Safety & Health Consulting Co.

Frederick G. Heath

Heath and Assoc.

Louisville, Kentucky

Equipment & Machinery Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness Lifts, hoists, jacks, cranes, hydraulics, fork lifts, scissors lifts, industrial machines, safety
Additional Information Drawing on 40 years of engineering, manufacturing and management experience, Heath and Associates provides forensic engineering services and litigation support relating to lifting equipment (lifts, cranes, jacks and hoists) industrial machines, manufacturing tools, material handling equipment and rigging hardware.

Captain Sam S. Stephenson, J.D.

Stephenson Maritime International

Louisiana

Maritime Expert Witness, Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness International & Inland Rules of the Road, Personal Injury, Shiphandling, Piloting & Seamanship, Sailboats & Yachts, Electronic & Marine Navigation, Bridge Resource Management, Tugs Barges & Towing, Groundings, Aids to Navigation, Cargo & Passenger Ships, Collisions & Allisions
Additional Information Captain Stephenson, J.D. is a licensed USCG - Master Mariner of Any Gross Tons and also licensed as a state & federal pilot for Port Everglades, Florida. Captain Stephenson has years of seagoing experience as captain on ships of unlimited tonnage and is currently a Senior Harbor Pilot in Port Everglades routinely navigating the largest cruise ship(s) in the world in & out of Port Everglades. In addition, he is a lead instructor at Resolve Maritime Academy in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and has developed senior level courses for captains/senior officers and pilots including COLREGS, BRM-Pilots, Advanced Shiphandling, Podded Propulsion, etc. In 2015, Captain Stephenson was appointed to the USCG-Navigation Safety Advisory Committee. Prior to becoming a Port Everglades Pilot, Captain Stephenson was Commandant of Cadets at Texas A&M at Galveston and Captain on the United States Training Ship Texas Clipper II in charge of the safety & training of hundreds of maritime cadets . Captain Stephen...

Christine E. Carrigan, P.E., PhD

RoadSafe LLC

Canton, Maine

Civil Engineering Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness Roadside Safety, Highway Design and Construction; Guardrails, Bridge Rails and Median Barriers; Terminals and Crash Cushions; Trees, Poles, and Luminaires; Rollover and Run-Off-Road Crashes, Crash Testing and In-Service Evaluation Evaluation (ISPE) of Roadside Hardware; Cable Medians; Pier Shielding
Additional Information Dr. Christine Carrigan is an award winning roadside safety thought leader. She is a registered professional engineer and has conducted numerous research projects involving road safety. She is widely published in peer reviewed literature and speaks internationally on roadway safety. Dr. Carrigan serves on key national committees dealing with roadway safety. She has hands-on experience designing a wide variety of highway and intersection improvements. Dr. Carrigan received her undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1997. She began her career in civil engineering as a highway designer. Her responsibilities included the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of highway infrastructure. She has prepared the design and contract documents for geometric improvement, reconstruction, and maintenance projects varying in scope from interstates to intersections. Dr. Carrigan gained close to ten years of design and construction exp...

Ralph V Collipi Jr, CIH CHMM CPEA

Oracle Safety Consulting, LLC

Maine

Industrial Hygiene Expert Witness, Emergency Preparedness Expert Witness safety, disaster recovery, fall protection, HAZWOPER, waste management, tower safety, respiratory protection, personal protective equipment (PPE), chemical storage and handling, job hazard analysis, compliance training
Additional Information Ralph Collipi has 16 years of experience in the occupational health and safety aspects of a variety of manufacturing operations including circuit board manufacturing, integrated circuit manufacturing, photoresist and thin film operations, laser processing, electroplating, wave soldering, and surface mount assembly. This work also helped him to develop expertise in many topic areas including chemical storage and handling, job hazard assessments, personal protective equipment, powered industrial vehicles, respiratory protection, noise and hearing conservation, air sampling, fall protection, confined space, ergonomics and compliance training development and delivery. Ralph Collipi is also experienced in industrial structural fire brigade operations and trained and ran a volunteer 24 X 7 brigade at a two million square foot manufacturing facility for 15 years. Ralph Collipi has extensive knowledge and experience in hazardous materials response and has trained hundreds of emergency re...

Terrance L. Baker, MD, MS

Heathcote Cottage

Kingsville, Maryland

Emergency Medicine Expert Witness, Family Medicine Expert Witness Nursing Home Care, Home Health, Assisted Living, Decubitus, Falls, Dementia, Medicare, HMO, Life Care Planning, Pressure Ulcers, Pressure Sores, Hospice, Alzheimer's Disease, Hypertension, Wound Care, Pneumonia, Weight Loss, Depression, Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Bed Sores, Laser Medicine, Laser Safety
Additional Information Medical Director Transitional Care - Good Samaritan Hospital (GSH), Associate Medical Director Emergency Services GSH, Clinical Faculty University of Maryland School of Nursing, Medical Director Sollay @ Good Samaritan Hospital, Attending Physician - Good Samaritan Hospital Nursing Center, Peer Reviewer for Med Chi and Del Marva Foundation.

Colin J. Brigham, CIH, CSP, CPE, CPEA

1Source Safety and Health, Inc.

Maryland

Human Factors Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness Ergonomics, Noise, Confined Space, Workers' Compensation, OSHA, Exposure, Mold, Construction, Audits, Industrial Hygiene, safe patient handling, patient safety,
Additional Information 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 *Preside...

Colin J. Brigham, CIH, CSP, CPE, CPEA

1Source Safety and Health, Inc.

Maryland

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
Additional Information 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 *Preside...

Gerard Busnuk, MPA, CPP

Roland Park Security Consulting

Baltimore, Maryland

Police Practices & Procedures Expert Witness, Security Expert Witness police, law of arrest, use of force, higher education security policies, police procedures, security officer guidelines, premises liability, business improvement district, police medical guidelines, substance abuse, nonprofit, recovery programs
Additional Information Jerry "Buz" Busnuk, CPP, has been involved with police and security work for more than 30 years. He retired at the rank of Captain from the Baltimore Police Department after more than 29 years of service. Since his retirement he has worked for a local Business Improvement District as director of field operations, managing community safety and sanitation programs. He also has worked at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in supervisory security positions. He has recently become an independent security consultant and attained CPP certification, the gold standard in security management. He has been certified as an expert in security in Baltimore Circuit Court at trial.

H. Landis "Lanny" Floyd II, PE, CSP, CESCP, CMRP, CRL, Life Fellow IEEE

Electrical Safety Group Inc.

Elkton, Maryland

Electricity Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness workplace electrical safety, arc flash, electrical safety management, electrical codes & standards, NFPA70E, National Electrical Code, electrical injury, electrocution, electrical reliability, electrical maintenance, electrical construction, occupational electrical safety, OSHA, NESC, electric shock
Additional Information I am an expert, author, speaker and educator in occupational electrical safety. I received my BSEE from VA Tech in 1973. My 45+ year career with DuPont focused on electrical safety in the construction, operation and maintenance of DuPont facilities worldwide. My responsibilities included improving management systems, competency renewal, work practices, and the application of technologies critical to electrical safety performance in all DuPont operations. I have published more than 90 peer reviewed papers and magazine articles on occupational electrical safety. I have received awards from leading institutions recognizing my work to advance the practice of electrical safety. I am an adjunct faculty member in the graduate school of Advanced Safety Engineering and Management (ASEM) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). At UAB, I teach Prevention through Design, Engineering Ethics, and Electrical Systems Safety which I developed for the ASEM curriculum. I am an IEEE Life Fe...

Alan Lipschultz, PE, CCE, CSP, CPPS

Healthcare Technology Consulting LLC

North Bethesda, Maryland

Medical Devices Expert Witness, Products Liability Expert Witness Patient Safety, Biomedical Engineering, Clinical Engineering, Healthcare Technology, Medical Accident Investigation, Infusion Pumps, Defibrillators, Electrosurgical Units, Insulin Pumps, Joint Commission, Hospital Safety, Patient Safety, Patient Monitoring
Additional Information 37 years of hospital experience as Director of Clinical Engineering at two major hospitals; Responsible for managing all of the medical devices at those institutions; including overseeing the preventative maintenance, repairs, and incident investigation; Active member of Patient Safety Committee, Environment of Care Committee, Technology Management Committee, & Medical Product Implementation Committee. Professional Engineer (PE); Certified in Clinical Engineering (CCE); Certified Safety Professional (CSP); & Certified Professional In Patient Safety (CPPS) Fellow, American College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE) 2006 Recipient, Clinical/Biomedical Engineering Achievement Award from Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Co-Chair, AAMI Standards Board (1993-2015) Chair, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Technical Committee on Medical Equipment (2007-2015). ECRI Institute – Health Devices Advisory Board (2007-2007). M...

Michael A Lo Presti, PE, CSDP

Presti & Company, Inc.

Maryland

Construction Defects Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness Product Liability, Patent Infringement, Personal Injury, Building Const, Building Sys, MEP Sys, Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Thermal Analysis, Electrical Engr, Fuel Gas Sys, HVAC, Plumbing, Equipment & Machinery, Geothermal, Energy, Chilled Water, Sports Equip, Manufacturing, Management
Additional Information Mr. Lo Presti (LoPresti) has over 27 years engineering experience and is an effective Expert Witness and a litigation advisor. He has advised in Construction Defect, Product Liability, Personal Injury, and Patent Infringement cases as well as building and energy code compliance and claims throughout the mid-Atlantic. He has expertise in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Plumbing, Controls, Fuel Gas and other engineering systems design in facility building construction and management. He also has experience with large scale industrial process design, including power plants and industrial boilers as well as significant experience in manufacturing. Licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia, Maryland, DC, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and North Carolina. Former Member of ASTM committee on safety, warning, and labeling. Member NSPE, ASME, ASHRAE, AWS, AEE.

Keith C. Madigan, MBA, PE

K.C. Madigan & Associates, LLC

Towson, Maryland

Construction Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness Construction Defects, Building Codes, Construction Management, Construction Scheduling, Construction Disputes, Green Building,Property Condition Assessments, Property Damage, Building Envelope/Water Intrusion, Standard of Care, Safety, Forensic Engineering, Cause & Origin, Building Inspection
Additional Information Mr. Madigan has 30+ years experience in the design and construction industry including roles with consultants, contractors, developers, and building owners. He is a licensed professional engineer in NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, DC, VA, WV, NC, SC, GA, TX, and CO. Mr. Madigan also holds the following certifications: CSI-Construction Documents Technologist, ASHRAE-Building Energy Assessment Professional, ASHRAE-Commissioning Process Management Professional, LEED AP-BD+C, and LEED AP O+M. He also maintains industry memberships in NSPE, ASTM, ASCE, ASHRAE, USGBC, and AEE. Mr. Madigan's forensic and expert witness experience has included deposition and trial testimony for a variety of construction defect, property damage, and construction management claims. K.C. Madigan & Associates, LLC has provided specialized engineering, construction management, and facilities management services to design, construction, banking, and legal firms since 2010. Assignments are accepted on a regional and nationwid...

Jeffery P McBride, PE

EBL Fire Engineering

Baltimore, Maryland

Fire Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness Fire Codes, Fire Engineering, Fire and Building Codes, Fire Alarm, Fire Protection, Fire Suppression, Building Fire Protection Systems, Sprinkler System Failures, Building Egress, Fire Protection Codes, Life Safety Codes, Life/Safety

David B Ross, MD, PhD, MBI

Clarksville, Maryland

Pharmaceutical Regulation Expert Witness Food and Drug Administration,Drug/Biologics Safety,Drug/Biologics Adverse Events,Drug/Biologics Labeling,Post-marketing Surveillance,Clinical Trials,FDA Regulations/Procedures,Investigational New Drug Applications(IND),New Drug Applications(NDA),Biologics Licensing Applications(BLA),GMPs,Compliance
Additional Information I provide consulting services on legal issues in drug safety and efficacy. Specific focus areas include examining the adequacy of product labeling to inform health care providers and patients about the benefits and risks of drugs, biologics, and other FDA-regulated products, as well as the accuracy and completeness of information provided by pharmaceutical manufacturers to investors and securities regulators. My experience includes provision of expert input and support for research into the merits of an action, drafting of court filings, preparation of responses to opposing party filings, and conducting discovery. I have experience in preparing expert witness reports, depositions, and trial testimony. My professional background includes serving for 10 years with the FDA’s Center of Drug Evaluation and Review as a medical officer, senior medical reviewer, medical team leader, and drug review office management official. ➢ Ten years (1996-2006) at FDA Center for Drug Evalua...

Ken Shorter, MS, CSP, ARM, TCDS

Accident Prevention & Investigation, Inc.

Baltimore, Maryland

Safety Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness Accident Investigation, Construction Accidents, Cranes, Confined Space, Demolition, Directional Drilling, Electric, Equipment, Excavation, Falls, Forklifts, Marine Construction, OSHA, Paving, Power Tools, Rigging, Scaffolds, Shoring, Traffic Control, Trenching, Tunnel, Underground Utilities, Welding
Additional Information I combine a Master’s Degree in Safety, 30 years of experience, and professional qualification as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) into the practice of accident investigation and expert safety services. My background includes directing safety for multi-state construction companies and projects up to 1.3 Billion dollars. My membership on the ANSI A10 Committee for Construction and Demolition Operations focuses on developing the national safety standards for these industries. Cranes, forklifts, backhoes, and rigging are the backbone of the construction industry. I have reviewed and approved critical crane lift and rigging plans for years. My work also involves the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers regulations for multi-purpose lifting machines. I am trained as a Traffic Control Manager and certified as a Traffic Control Design Specialist. I have extensive experience in the design, evaluation, and implementation of traffic control for complicated situations. Excavation,...

Aneesh K Singla, MD, MPH

National Spine and Pain Centers

Rockville, Maryland

Pain Management - Medicine Expert Witness, Anesthesiology Expert Witness Epidural Hematoma, Epidural Steroid Injection, Radiofrequency Ablation, Opioids, Narcotic Overdose, Electronic Health Records, Vertebral Augmentation, Kyphoplasty, Vertebroplasty, Spinal Injections, Patient Safety, RSD/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Contrast Reactions
Additional Information Dr. Singla was born in New Jersey and grew up in North Carolina. After attending college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he graduated with Honors and spent additional time obtaining a Masters in Public Health, with a focus on Health Policy and Administration. Dr. Singla completed his Residency in Anesthesiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and subsequently completed an Interventional Pain Management Fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, both affiliated with Harvard Medical School. During his residency, Dr. Singla also completed a fellowship at the Partners Institute for Health Policy, where he did research in Patient Safety and other health policy research. Dr. Singla also served as the Chair of the Massachusetts Medical Society Resident and Fellow Section and was also a member of the Board of Directors (Committee on Publications) for the New England Journal of Medicin...

C. Matthew Stewart, MD, PhD

Johns Hopkins Hospital

Owings Mills, Maryland

Otolaryngology Expert Witness, Otology Expert Witness Audiology, Cochlear Implant, Bone Anchored Hearing Aid, Medical Documentation, Informed Consent, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Credentialing, Peer Review, Acoustic Neuroma, Deafness, Hearing Loss, Patient Safety
Additional Information I have an active hospital-based practice which includes both outpatient & inpatient services for adults & children. My inpatient role includes being the attending for adult & children, where I routinely care for patients after skull base surgery cases that include intracranial & extracranial surgery of the temporal bone. I am familiar with the clinical evaluation & management of complex medical & surgical problems after surgery. In my role as director of the adult inpatient consultation service, I also provide, direct, & manage the consultant care in all areas of the hosp. My clinical & surgical practice is dedicated to surgical restoration of hearing, including cochlear implantation. For the past 8 yrs I have been a member of The Listening Center. In this role I am intimately familiar with all areas of cochlear implantation including: the candidacy evaluation for cochlear implantation, the pre-operative evaluation of candidates, Center for Disease Control recommendations for...

Susan A Abookire, BSEE, MD, MPH

Boston, Massachusetts

Medical Management Expert Witness, Internal Medicine Expert Witness Hospital Liability, Hospital Negligence, Hospital Administration, Peer Review, Joint Commission Standards, DNV Standards, Credentialing, Privileging, Medical Ethics, Infection Prevention, Anticoagulation, Wrong Site Surgery, Medication Safety, Discharge, Admission, Transfer
Additional Information Award winning and highly experienced patient safety physician executive. 20+ years of Hospital and Health System Administration Experience including Chief Quality Officer for 1,900 bed and 4,000 physician healthcare system. Founder and Former President of Society of Physician Quality Officers. Co-Founder and Senior Advisor: Harvard Medical School Quality and Patient Safety Fellowship. 14+ Years’ experience developing clinical guidelines and protocols. National and international teaching experience. Harvard educate and trained. Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School. Vice-President, Board of Directors, Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Error. Extensive experience in developing programs for hospital quality, patient safety, and peer review and addressing issues such as Joint Commission Standards, Regulatory Quality Requirements, DNV Standards, Credentialing and Privileging, Medical Ethics, Infection Prevention, Medicat...

Paul A. Arpino, PharmD

Newton, Massachusetts

Pharmacist Expert Witness, Pharmaceutical Regulation Expert Witness Hospital and Ambulatory Pharmacy Practice, Standards of Pharmacy Practice, Medication Errors, Medication Safety, Adverse Drug Reactions, Drug Interactions, Standard of Care, Anticoagulation, Pharmacy Standards, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Pharmacy regulations
Additional Information Extensive knowledge in pharmacy practice, regulatory compliance, medication management and standards of pharmacy practice across a variety of patient care settings. Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy (BCPS). Available as a consultant for both plaintiff and defense cases.

Patricia J Bartzak, DNP, RN, CMSRN

Acute Care In-Patient Setting

Natick, Massachusetts

Nurse Expert Witness, Trauma Surgery Expert Witness Pharmacology - Clinical, Critical Care Surgery, Critical Care Medicine, Wound Care, Patient Safety, Medical-Surgical Nursing, Patient Falls
Additional Information I am a doctoral-prepared bedside registered nurse, working in a large academic medical center. I care for patients with complex airways, cervical instability, multi-drain management, invasive monitoring, complex wounds, pain management and surgical interventions from many services: orthopedics, neurology, general surgery, thoracics, and gastrointestinal medicine. I was selected as one of 40 nurses in the country tasked with re-writing the Scope & Standards of Nursing Practice for an organization that serves the nation's 3 million nurses. I teach nursing on a part-time basis from the undergraduate through the doctoral level. At any given time, I have taught medical-surgical nursing, pathophysiology, psychiatric nursing,nursing research and pharmacology. I am a column editor for a national nursing association, and have published a number of articles. I serve as an Institutional Review Board (IRB) member for a hospital and analyze and summarize hundreds of pages of...

Ralph V Collipi Jr, CIH CHMM CPEA

Oracle Safety Consulting, LLC

Massachusetts

Industrial Hygiene Expert Witness, Emergency Preparedness Expert Witness safety, disaster recovery, fall protection, HAZWOPER, waste management, tower safety, respiratory protection, personal protective equipment (PPE), chemical storage and handling, job hazard analysis, compliance training
Additional Information Ralph Collipi has 16 years of experience in the occupational health and safety aspects of a variety of manufacturing operations including circuit board manufacturing, integrated circuit manufacturing, photoresist and thin film operations, laser processing, electroplating, wave soldering, and surface mount assembly. This work also helped him to develop expertise in many topic areas including chemical storage and handling, job hazard assessments, personal protective equipment, powered industrial vehicles, respiratory protection, noise and hearing conservation, air sampling, fall protection, confined space, ergonomics and compliance training development and delivery. Ralph Collipi is also experienced in industrial structural fire brigade operations and trained and ran a volunteer 24 X 7 brigade at a two million square foot manufacturing facility for 15 years. Ralph Collipi has extensive knowledge and experience in hazardous materials response and has trained hundreds of emergency re...

Nadia Huancahuari, MD

Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Natick, Massachusetts

Emergency Medicine Expert Witness Quality Assurance, Patient Safety, Difficult Airway, Ovarian Torsion, Testicular Torsion, Ectopic Pregnancy, Myocardial Infarction, Sepsis, Appendicitis, Stroke, Pulmonary Embolism, Trauma
Additional Information Additional Information 2,000 Character Maximum (usually 1-2 short paragraphs) Nadia Huancahuari, MD, is a board certified practicing emergency medicine physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. She is also an instructor of emergency medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Huancahuari is a graduate of the University of California at Davis School of Medicine. She completed her residency training in emergency medicine at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Huancahuari is the Assistant Director of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety for the Department of Emergency Medicine. In this role, she chairs and is also a member of several hospital-wide committees that review clinical cases to ensure that the standard of care is met. Furthermore, she leads performance improvement initiatives aimed at enhancing both patient care and safety within the emergency department and the hospital at large. She has significant experience reviewing cases, writing reports and publically r...

William T McGee, MD, MHA

Tufts University School of Medicine

Springfield, Massachusetts

Critical Care Medicine Expert Witness, Hospitalist Expert Witness Patient Safety, Shock, Critical Care, Vascular access, Central venous catheterization, SEPSIS, Intensive Care, Respiratory Failure, Resuscitation, Infectious disease, Nosocomial Infection, Iatrogenic Complications, Post operative infections, complications and death.
Additional Information William T. McGee is a specialist in critical care medicine with interests in hemodynamic physiology, trauma, brain injury, ARDS, vascular access (pulmonary artery catheterization), sepsis, nutrition, and nosocomial pneumonia. Dr. McGee has published over 100 papers, chapters and abstracts and has been the principal investigator for clinical trials evaluating the efficacy and safety of new treatments for severe sepsis and MRSA pneumonia. Presently his primary focus is on functional hemodynamics, physiologic optimization and the safety of central venous access. Dr. McGee was the lead enroller and an author on the paper that reported the outcome of linezolid versus vancomycin for the treatment of MRSA pneumonia. Early in his career he was a finalist for the Cecil Lehman Mayer Research Award from the American College of Chest Physicians for his work examining the utility of pulmonary artery catheterization in the critically ill. He was awarded the Internal Medicine Specialty ...

David A Meguerdichian, MD

Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Natick, Massachusetts

Emergency Medicine Expert Witness Trauma, Orthopedic Injuries, Difficult Airway, Emergency Procedures, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Procedural Sedation, Medical Simulation, Sepsis, Appendicitis, Stroke, Pulmonary Embolism, Cauda Equina Syndrome
Additional Information Dr. David Meguerdichian is a board certified emergency medicine physician and a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is an instructor of emergency medicine at Harvard Medical School and practices emergency medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Meguerdichian is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and completed his residency training in emergency medicine at Boston Medical Center where he served as chief resident in his final year. Through his years in practice, Dr. Meguerdichian has educated hundreds of students and resident physicians. In his current role as the assistant medical director of the Neil and Elise Wallace STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation, he has focused on the use of simulation to improve physician procedural skills, patient safety, and closed-loop physician communication. He has authored several peer-reviewed publications and lectured on key topics in emergency medicine. Recently, Dr. Meguerdichian received the...

John Mroszczyk, PhD, PE, CSP

Northeast Consulting Engineers, Inc.

Danvers, Massachusetts

Safety Expert Witness, Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness machine guarding, retail safety, occupational safety, products liability, OSHA compliance, slip and falls, construction accidents, industrial accidents, vehicular crashes, accident reconstruction, fall protection, design, product design
Additional Information Twice (1995 & 2004) named “Safety Professional of the Year” by the American Society of Safety Engineers. Received a PhD in Applied Mechanics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), and holds a Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering from M.I.T. Obtained a Bachelors of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Boston University. Presenter and/or invited lecturer regarding safety matters over 30+ times on national and international level. Professional engineer and board certified safety professional with over 35 years experience in the safety industry. Widely published in safety professional textbooks, journals, articles, safety specialty newsletters, safety handbooks, and safety magazines. Awarded the “Best Technical Article” award by the American Society of Safety Engineers in 2011. 2012-2013 recipient of the American Society of Safety Engineers’ Charles Culbertson Outstanding Service Award. 1984 recipient of General Electric’s Fred O. MacFe...

William J O'Neil

O'Neil Safety Group

Medfield, Massachusetts

OSHA Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness Accident Reconstruction, Construction, Cranes, Heavy Equipment, Investigations
Additional Information Established in 2014, O’Neil Safety Group is an independent safety consulting firm specializing in safety audits, accident investigations, expert witness services, OSHA standards training with concentrations on cranes, forklifts, and heavy equipment operation as well as rigging and signaling.

Sophia Pasedis, R.Ph., B.S., Pharm.D.

HealthcareInvesco Consulting

Quincy, Massachusetts

Pharmacist Expert Witness, Pharmacology- Clinical Expert Witness Compounding,Sterile Products,503B Outsourcing,Hospital Pharmacy,Long Term Care,Retail Pharmacy,P&T Committee,Pharmacy Practice Standards,Controlled Substances,Pharmacy Regulations,DEA,FDA,USP,cGMP,Medication Errors,Drug Morbidity,Malpractice,Drug Interactions,Medication Safety,Labeling,Repackaging
Additional Information Pharmacy Executive with diverse experience in hospital and retail pharmacy. Former 2 term member and President of the MA Board of Pharmacy. Former 3 term member MA Board of Medicine's Patient Care Assessment Committee. Extensive expertise in compounding sterile and non sterile products and 503B outsourcing. Strong aptitude with federal and state regulations and standards of practice for pharmacist.

Karen M Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

SwallowStudy.com

Boston, Massachusetts

Speech-Language Pathology Expert Witness, Geriatrics Expert Witness swallowing, swallowing disorders, dysphagia, oral, pharyngeal, esophageal, oropharyngeal dysphagia, vocal cords, vocal folds, larynx, aspiration, aspiration pneumonia, aspiration precautions, safety, strategies, choke, choking, asphyxiation, hypoxia, anoxia, stroke, dementia, neurological, paralysis
Additional Information I am a medical Speech-Language Pathologist and a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BCS-S). I achieved this specialty certification in 2012. I have been a certified, licensed and practicing SLP since 1996. I have been licensed in Massachusetts since 1998. I am a 4-time award winner of the ASHA Award for Continuing Education (ACE) in recognition of excellence in continued professional study. I am the founder of SwallowStudy.com: Dysphagia Resource for Professionals and Patients. In addition to my website, I have published blogs on numerous other websites. Special interests include: patient safety, aspiration pneumonia, oral hygiene, palliative care, and end-of-life decision-making. Please see www.KarenSheffler.com for more information.

Captain James P. Silvestro

Captain Jim's Charters

Falmouth, Massachusetts

Maritime Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness Fishing safety, Fishing Accidents, Boating Accidents, Boating Collisions, Rules of the Road, Charter Fishing, Boat Damage, Boat Repair, Groundings, Boating Safety, Boat Maintenance, Charter Boat Liability
Additional Information I have been fishing New England waters for over forty years. In 1989 I acquired my Coast Guard OUPV License, commonly called a six pack license, and later upgraded to a 100 ton Masters License. I am a lifelong member of the Mystic Wellington Yacht Club, where I previously held the position of Commodore, and a member of the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce. Captain Jim's Charters have been sailing out of Falmouth, Cape Cod for many years. I spend many hundreds of hours on the water in command each year and have done so for over 30 years. I have received training from SEAK in expert witnessing. I am also a licensed master electrician in two states.

Shawn M. Stanghellini, RN, MSN, CCRN

Boston, Massachusetts

Nurse Expert Witness, Critical Care Medicine Expert Witness Nursing negligence, nurse negligence, nursing standards of care, patient safety, patient falls, critical care nursing, medication administration.
Additional Information Mr. Stanghellini is a certified critical care registered nurse and works in a surgical intensive care unit as a staff nurse at a large academic medical center in Boston. He also works as a nurse educator on a medical/surgical floor.

Peter R Walsh, PE

Teaticket Technical Associates, LLC

Teaticket, Massachusetts

Electricity Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness Workplace Electrical Safety, NFPA 70E, OSHA General Industry-Electrical, National Electrical Code, Electrical Overcurrent Protection, Arc Flash, Arc Flash Requirements, Electrocution, Electrical Maintenance, Electrical Fuses & Applications, Fuse Forensics, Investigation of Electrical Shock & Surge
Additional Information Peter Walsh joined General Electric Company in 1969 as a Field Engineer. Since then he has seen many electrical incidents in a variety of roles and companies. He began his forensic career with GE supplying analyses to their legal team. His original Professional Engineering status was with NJ in 1975. He forensically investigated incidents in the proximity of electrical equipment, such as fuses, and provided application assistance for a total of 20 years with the largest fuse companies. Applied electrical products in accordance with National Electrical Code, OSHA regulations, IEEE Standards, and good practices. Trained classes of electrical maintenance people on NFPA 70E, OSHA regulations, IEEE Standards, Surge Protection and good electrical safety practices in commercial and industrial settings. Peter has provided technical leadership to electrical industry codes and standards organizations. He helped revise NFPA 2008 National Electrical Code as technical committee member of Panel...

Jeffrey E Bartrem, C.B.I.

Professional Inspection Consultants, Inc.

Williamston, Michigan

Building Inspection Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness Premises Liability, Property Litigation,Negligence Actions, Building Code, Wrongful Death,Residential & Commercial Structures,Fire,Electrical,Mechanical, Plumbing,Zoning,Slip & Fall,Workmanship,Water Testing,Building Inspection, Maintenance, Safety,Code Research, Cost Estimating
Additional Information Tens of Thousands of Building Inspections performed. Certified Building Inspector, I.C.B.O - International Code Council Registered Building Inspector, State of MI Registered Building Official, State of Michigan Registered Plan Reviewer, State of MI 2009 International Accreditation Service Lead Evaluator Training 1998 Professional Development Committee, International Conference of Building Officials 1987 Rehabilitation Construction Specialist, National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials 1983 Licensed Residential Builder, State of MI 2010 International Accreditation Service, International Code Council, Building Department Evaluator, Construction Practices Assessment Team, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 2009 Faculty, Michigan State Univ., School of Planning, Design and Construction, Construction Management Program, Adjunct Instructor, Commercial and Residential Building Codes 1984 President, Professional Inspection Consultants, Inc. Premis...

Richard F Beaubien, PE, PTOE

Beaubien Engineering

Troy, Michigan

Engineering Expert Witness, Transportation Expert Witness Traffic Engineering, Traffic control, Road Safety, Roadway Design, Traffic Impacts, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Traffic Incident Management
Additional Information Mr. Beaubien knows roads. His 44 years of professional experience include projects in both rural and urban settings: municipal traffic engineering, transportation planning, highway design, traffic system operations, right-of-way acquisition, and Intelligent Transportation Systems. In addition to his extensive project work, he has court testimony experience. Mr. Beaubien is a registered professional engineer in several jurisdictions. He has been certified as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) by the Transportation Professional Certification Board, Washington, D.C. He currently chairs the Metro Detroit Incident Management Coordinating Committee, is a Past-President of the Intelligent Transportation Society of Michigan, and is a past International President of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. As frequent public speaker on traffic safety topics, Mr. Beaubien takes high-level traffic engineering concepts and communicates those in layman’s terms. ...

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
Additional Information 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...

Dennis L Dunville

Michigan

Equipment & Machinery Expert Witness, OSHA Expert Witness cranes, overhead cranes, bridge cranes, overhead bridge cranes, jib cranes, gantry cranes, hoists, monorails, crane runways, crane safety, crane inspection, crane manufacturing, crane installation, crane runway installation, crane fabrication, runway fabrication, OSHA crane inspections
Additional Information Larry Dunville is the owner/president of Overhead Crane Consulting, LLC, a consultant for crane projects as well as an expert witness for crane related legal cases. Overhead Crane Consulting, LLC services all North America. He is also the Executive Director of the Crane Certification of Association of America, a non-profit association of crane inspection professionals. The CCAA helps define the standards for the crane inspection industry through establishing policy, training, inspector certification and lobbying. Larry accepted the position of Executive Director of the CCAA after 35+ years as the owner/president of Dearborn Crane and Engineering Company, a nation-wide designer, manufacturer and installer of overhead cranes and crane runway systems. During his tenure at Dearborn, he sat on the AISE/AIST Committees #6 and #13, that wrote the crane specifications for the American steel industry, authored a crane operator training and safety program used on the Alaskan Pipeline, ...

Timothy J. Mayotte, Ph.D., P.E.

Mayotte Design & Engineering, PC

East Lansing, Michigan

Civil Engineering Expert Witness, Hydrology Expert Witness Hydrogeology, Environmental Engineering, Bioremediation, Environmental Remediation, Industrial Wastewater Treatment, Geotechnical Engineering, Contaminant Fate and Transport, Coal Ash Management, Storm Water Management
Additional Information Since 1986, experienced with litigation support and as an expert witness. Numerical modeling of groundwater/surface water flow and contaminant fate and transport: MODFLOW, MT3D, RT3D, HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, HydroCAD Design of stormwater management and drainage features, including wet and dry ponds. Design of wastewater impoundments. Geotechnical investigations and soil mechanics testing and analyses. Dam safety and inspections. Construction quality assurance and quality control. AutoCAD Civil 3D proficient. Facility decommissioning and demolition management. Brownfield redevelopment planning and assistance. Execution of environmental remedial investigations and feasibility studies. Bench/field-scale treatability studies of biological and physicochemical treatment technologies. Remedial design and remedial action implementation, operation and maintenance. Industrial wastewater treatment design and optimization. Design-Build-Operate contracting for...

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
Additional Information 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...

M. "Mike" Mychajlonka, PhD

Food Safety Analysis, LLC

Saline, Michigan

Food Expert Witness, Laboratories & Testing Expert Witness Infectious Diseases, Pharmaceutical Research, Public Health, Chemistry & Chemicals, Safety, Pasteurization, STEC, Shiga Toxin, Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, HUS, Sanitation, Antibiotics
Additional Information I came (August 1950) to U.S. shores (actually Ellis Island – where I was processed and issued my Displaced Person card) aboard the troop carrier USS General Hershey as a three-year old World War II refugee. I became a naturalized American citizen in 1968, the same year I won an Undergraduate Research Participation Fellowship from the National Science Foundation to pursue research concerned with certain developmental aspects in bacteria connected with DNA topology. I earned a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in bacteriology from Syracuse University in 1969 and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) in microbiology in 1975 whereupon I undertook additional research training at the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia and then worked as a university professor who subsequently made the switch to pharmaceutical research, becoming a Senior Scientist with Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis in Ann Arbor, MI. When financial gamesmanship resulted in the corporate demise of WL/PD and later th...

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
Additional Information 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...

Ann Prewett, PhD

Bloomfield, Michigan

Medical Devices Expert Witness, Products Liability Expert Witness product development,bone graft,orthopedic, vascular grafts, collagen, biomaterials,FMEA,FDA, CE Mark, Design Control, ISO13485, CAPA,biocompatibility testing,spine product,spine fusion,chemical analysis, polymer characterization, sterilization, ethylene oxide,wear debris, FMEA, 510k, fatigue testing
Additional Information PhD in Chemistry, with 28 years experience in medical device field. Invented and developed many successful medical products in cardiology, spine and orthopedics. Am a named inventor on many patents and have represented law firms both as an expert and fact witness in deposition and at trial leading to successful outcomes in major intellectual property patent cases. Am well-spoken and articulate and can provide convincing and credible testimony. I have authored/co-authored over 60 abstracts and published papers in fields spanning orthopedics, dentistry, cardiology, medical devices and spine. Creative problem solver that can contribute to strategic thinking and approach in legal cases. Key talent is analyzing scientific data and finding strengths or weaknesses in the methods, data and scientific approach. Strong testifier, not easily caught off guard. Have worked in all areas of product development from conception, design, design validation, design transfer, production and comm...

James J Valenta, PE, MSCE, FITE

Dexter, Michigan

Engineering Expert Witness, Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness Hydroplaning Crashes, Crash Forensics, Roadway Design, Highway Clear Zones, road Maintenance Defects, Traffic Safety, Traffic Controls, Pavement Markings, Guardrails, Pedestrians, Bicycles, Construction Zones
Additional Information Over 41 years experience in highway safety research, highway design, roadway maintenance defects, traffic safety and accident reconstruction. Expert in over 75 lawsuits including hydroplane and wet weather crashes, construction zone and intersection collisions.

Philip Isaak, PE, P.Eng., DCDC, RCDD

Isaak Technologies, Inc.

Victoria, Minnesota

Information Technology Expert Witness, Telecommunications Expert Witness Cloud Computing, Computer, Construction Claims, Contracts, Data Center, Engineering, Fiber Optic, Forensic Engineering, Internet, Intellectual Property, Life Safety, Network, Operations, Outsourcing, Project Management, Service Level Agreement, Systems Implementation, Telecom, Trade Secret
Additional Information Professional Engineer, Certified Data Center Design Consultant & Registered Communications Distribution Designer with 20+ years as a design & operations consultant & training provider with a focus in the data center, telecommunications & networking industries. International expertise in 24 countries across 6 continents, encompassing data center facilities, power, cooling, networking infrastructure, fiber optic & copper network cabling, IT & Telecom systems and services, implementing enterprise, colocation & cloud service strategies. Publications & Awards ♦ANSI/BICSI 002, Data Center Design & Implementation Best Practices Standard, Author/Editor ♦ANSI/BICSI 009, Data Center Operations Standard, Chair/Author/Editor ♦Data Center Handbook, Wiley Publishing One of 50 Subject Matter Experts from around the world that authored the content, providing the fundamentals, technologies, and best practices in designing, constructing & managing mission critical, energy efficient data ...

Walt Kelly

Walt Kelly Enterprises, Inc.

Winona, Minnesota

Construction Expert Witness, Risk Management Expert Witness Excavation damage, One-Call, Telecom/fiber-optic and electric Damage, Horizontal Directional Drilling, Pipeline and building explosions, Hazardous liquid and gas distribution and transmission damage, Utility locating, OSHA 1926.651, Sewer Cross-Bores, Common Ground Alliance, Call Before You Dig.
Additional Information Experienced as Director of state office of Pipeline Safety enforcing one-call laws. Consultant to Federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. Wrote, testified for, or assisted in passing excavation damage legislation in a dozen states. Has called in 12,000 excavation notices in 16 states. Presently active on national policy making organizations such as the Common Ground Alliance Best Practices Committee, writing for trade publications, and developing damage prevention tracks for national trade conferences. Providing expert witness work since 1995 for plaintiff and defense.

Lamar T. Hawkins, PE, JD

PEG, Inc.

Jackson, Mississippi

Engineering Expert Witness, Premises Liability Expert Witness Civil Engineering, Fall Protection, Construction, Analysis, Industrial Safety including OSHA and NFPA. See www.peginc.biz for Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geo technical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering.
Additional Information PEG, Inc. offers consultation and expert testimony in many specialized areas, such as the following: Accident Reconstruction & Investigations Building Codes Concrete Failures Construction & Environmental Construction Equipment Accidents Construction Safety & Related Codes Cooling Towers & Hydraulics Electrical Engineering Excavation, Blasting & Trenching Exhibit Reconstruction & Investigations Fall Protection Highway & Transportation Problems Mechanical Engineering Metallurgy & Welding / Failure Studies OSHA Issues Paints, Coatings & Lead Abatement Premise Liability Product Failure & Liability Issues Safety Issues (Construction, Industrial & Product) Slips, Trips & Falls Software Engineering Studies Structural Steel & Building Failure Studies

Brent Yurtkuran

Jackson, Mississippi

Real Estate Expert Witness, Premises Liability Expert Witness Expert in real estate and property management including residential real estate and apartments. Litigation support includes standard of care, landlord/tenant disputes, property operations, real estate advisory, and safety issues. Also experienced as a court appointed receiver.
Additional Information Brent Yurtkuran, CPM, CCIM is the President of B&B Management Group, LLC, an apartment property management firm based in Jackson, Mississippi. He is an experienced professional providing property management services along with credible expert witness services since 2001. As President of B&B Management Group, LLC, Mr. Yurtkuran oversees the complete operations of apartment buildings throughout Mississippi, Alabama, Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Illinois. Mr. Yurtkuran attended Mississippi State University graduating with a degree in Business Management in 2001. Shortly thereafter he became the second youngest person to earn the title of CPM (Certified Property Manager) from the Institute of Real Estate Management. Brent also earned the title of CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) in 2009. Mr. Yurtkuran is actively involved in numerous real estate associations and severed as President for Mississippi’s chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management, Nation...

Bruce C Hemming, PhD

Microbe Inotech Laboratories, Inc.

St. Louis, Missouri

Laboratories & Testing Expert Witness, Environmental Expert Witness Environmental Microbiology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Mold, Bacteriology, Food Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Indoor Air Quality, Agriculture (Plant Science), GMO, Product Contamination
Additional Information Dr. Hemming is an accomplished science and business professional with over 40 years of real-world experience in microbiology and its practical applications. He is the founder, President and CEO of Microbe Inotech Laboratories, Inc., which has served over 26 years in business. He is the Executive Director of the Helix Center Core Laboratory which his company operates for the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership serving the City and County of St. Louis, MO. He, with one of his employees, Dr. Michael Ndengele, commenced in 2014, an entrepreneurial startup venture named Microbe Scan LLC. Recently this company was selected among the top fifteen finalists in the AccelerateStLouis Export Challenge competition. They have incorporated a similar firm in Kenya known as Microbe Scan LTD. He has served as an expert witness for the defense as well as for the prosecution in numerous cases where microbiology is a significant issue.

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
Additional Information 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 Safety Engineering, Construction Safety, Accident Investigation, OSHA, Aerial Lifts, Boom Lift Safety, Scissor Lift Safety, Forklift Safety, Skid Steer Safety, Scaffold Safety, Fall Protection, Machine Design & Maintenance, Human Factors, Product Safety, Machinery Operator Training, Equipment Rental
Additional Information 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...

Tracey Vandelicht, RN

Ozark Solutions

Springfield, Missouri

Nephrology Expert Witness, HIPAA Expert Witness Dialysis, Hemodialysis, Peratoneal Dialysis, Acute Dialysis, Modalities, ESRD, End-Stage Renal Disease, CAPD, CCPD
Additional Information Qualified expert witness with over 24 years in renal replacement therapies, including 6 years of Dialysis clinic management. Proficient in Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, and Acute Dialysis modalities. Exensive knowledge in ESRD regulations that certify dialysis facilities consistently meet specified safety and quality standards. Facility Representative of the Hearland Kidney Network reporting clinic quality measurements to the Network, as required by CMS.

Catherine G. Witt

Traffic Safety Consultants

Kansas City, Missouri

Transportation Expert Witness Temporary Traffic Control, Traffic Control, Signs and Barricades, Flagger Operations, Roadway Construction, Highway Construction, Roadway Safety, Traffic Safety, Pavement Markings, Concrete Barriers, MUTCD, Lane Closures, Roadway Detours, Work Zone Safety, Work Zone Patterns, Work Zone Construction
Additional Information I am a Temporary Traffic Control Specialist and have been in the industry for 30+ years. With my Associates we have a combined experience of over 100+ years in Traffic Control. While working for the City of Overland Park, KS as a Traffic Control Technician in the Traffic Engineering Division, some of my duties included Plan Review of the plans submitted for work in the city limits, Right of Way Permit review for necessary temporary traffic control plans, Redesign of the City handbook specific to temporary traffic control including the municipal codes which pertained to them, Design of Temporary Traffic Control Patterns for in house designs, design of Special Event plans for all events including marathons, festivals, parades and any impediment of traffic in the city limits. One of the duties I was asked to perform was in house training of maintenance personnel, parks and recreation personnel, inspectors and any other personnel who were subject to live traffic while performing ...

David J. Marne, PE

Marne and Associates, Inc.

Missoula, Montana

Engineering Expert Witness, Electricity Expert Witness NESC, National Electrical Safety Code, OSHA, Power, Power line, High voltage, High-voltage, voltage, substation, overhead, underground, line, transmission, distribution, work rule, code handbook, electrical code handbook, electrical codes, GO95, GO128, GO165, GO 95, GO 128, GO 165, electric utility
Additional Information David J. Marne, P.E. is a registered professional electrical engineer. Mr. Marne is the author of McGraw-Hill’s National Electrical Safety Code® (NESC®) Handbook and is a nationally recognized speaker on the NESC®. He serves on NESC® Subcommittee 4, Overhead Lines – Clearances. He is company president and senior electrical engineer for Marne and Associates, Inc. in Missoula, Montana where he specializes in National Electrical Safety Code® (NESC®) training, OSHA training, engineering design training, and expert witness services related to the NESC®, OSHA, and California's Standards GO95, GO128, and GO165. Mr. Marne has over 30 years of experience in the utility industry engineering and managing transmission and distribution line projects, substation projects, electrical system planning studies, joint use (power and communication) projects, and providing training and expert witness services.

Jonathan H Burroughs, MD, MBA, FACHE, FAAPL

The Burroughs Healthcare Consulting Network, Inc.

Glen, New Hampshire

Medical Management Expert Witness Healthcare Administration, Hospital Administration, Hospital Negligence, Medical Staff Affairs, Credentialing/Privileging, Peer Review, Quality & Patient Safety, Physician Performance Management, Physician Contracts
Additional Information Over a decade of medical management consulting with an emphasis in: Medical Staff Affairs (credentialing, privileging, peer review, performance management, fair/judicial hearings, conflicts/conflicts of interest, quality/patient safety, behavioral management and potential impairments) Physician Integration and Alignment Strategies (employment, co-management, leasing, professional services agreements)

Thomas W. Caldwell, PE

Summit Associates of Bedford, LLC

Bedford, New Hampshire

Metallurgy Expert Witness, Manufacturing Expert Witness Design Defects, Manufacturing Defects, Fitness for Use, Equipment Operation and Maintenance, Accident Reconstruction, Material Selection, Failure Analysis
Additional Information Testifying and consulting expert for both plaintiff and defense counsel. Cases have involved hand tools, recreational and exercise equipment, fire fighting apparatus, rotating industrial machinery, construction hardware, piping, lighting fixtures. Forty plus years designing and manufacturing components for consumer and industrial products, including safety-critical applications such as aircraft landing gear brakes, seat belt lockup devices, windshield wiper and window lift motor systems. Destructive and non-destructive test methods for insuring product integrity. Research paper peer reviewer for 20 years for SAE International. Lectured in the USA, Germany, Switzerland and India on manufacturing premium quality metal products. Author, six published research papers in electrochemistry and metallurgy. US Patent holder. Honors: Sigma Xi Society. Registered Professional Engineer, Ohio.

Ralph V Collipi Jr, CIH CHMM CPEA

Oracle Safety Consulting, LLC

Londonderry, New Hampshire

Industrial Hygiene Expert Witness, Emergency Preparedness Expert Witness safety, disaster recovery, fall protection, HAZWOPER, waste management, tower safety, respiratory protection, personal protective equipment (PPE), chemical storage and handling, job hazard analysis, compliance training
Additional Information Ralph Collipi has 16 years of experience in the occupational health and safety aspects of a variety of manufacturing operations including circuit board manufacturing, integrated circuit manufacturing, photoresist and thin film operations, laser processing, electroplating, wave soldering, and surface mount assembly. This work also helped him to develop expertise in many topic areas including chemical storage and handling, job hazard assessments, personal protective equipment, powered industrial vehicles, respiratory protection, noise and hearing conservation, air sampling, fall protection, confined space, ergonomics and compliance training development and delivery. Ralph Collipi is also experienced in industrial structural fire brigade operations and trained and ran a volunteer 24 X 7 brigade at a two million square foot manufacturing facility for 15 years. Ralph Collipi has extensive knowledge and experience in hazardous materials response and has trained hundreds of emergency re...

Mark A Di Nola, ARM

RyeRisk Consulting, LLC

Manchester, New Hampshire

Snow Sports Safety Expert Witness, Risk Management Expert Witness Snow Sports Safety, Ski Safety Expert, Ski Area Operations, Ski Area Best Practices and Principles, Skier Collisions, Ski Accident Investigation, Snowmobile Accidents, Terrain Park Accidents, Ski Trail Markings, Snow Tubing, Collisions with Slope Vehicles, Ski Lift Accidents, Hazard Marking.
Additional Information RyeRisk Consulting, LLC is the premiere Ski Safety Consulting Practice in North America specializing ski accident investigation, skiing related litigation consulting, ski area risk management, ski area loss control, operational best practices and generally accepted practices and principles employed by the ski industry. Principal Consultant Mark Di Nola’s knowledge, education, training and experience include over 37 years as a risk management, loss control, litigation management, accident investigation, insurance professional and 25 years of ski industry investigations involving thousands of skiing accidents, hundreds of catastrophic ski accidents and strategic resolution of all types of ski industry litigation. Acting as a risk management resource to individual ski areas, state, regional and national ski industry organizations, he additionally provided ski areas and the ski industry with multiple ski area risk management, loss control, ski safety training seminars covering operation...

Skip Stearns

THE HOTEL EXPERTS, LLC

Stratham, New Hampshire

Hotel & Restaurant Expert Witness, Premises Liability Expert Witness Hotels, Motels, Resorts, Hospitality, Food, Franchising, Gaming, Gambling, Casino Hotels, Hotel & Restaurant, Restaurants, Alcohol Service, Hotel Operations, Hotel Premises Liability, Safety, Hotel Security, Hotels/Hospitality, Lodging, Management, Risk Management, Slip, Trip & Fall, Wrongful Death
Additional Information Safety, Security, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Personal Injury, Slip, Trip & Fall, Scalding, Drowning, Other Personal Injuries, Franchise and Management Contract Disputes, Industry Operating Standards & Product Standards, Safety & Security Standards, Emergency Procedures, Integrity Standards, Human Resources, Employee Qualifications & Hiring Practices, Standards for Employee, Wrongful Termination, Training, Sales & Marketing Practices, Casino & Gaming Operations, Food & Beverage Service, Alcohol Service

Jerry Birnbach F.I.S.P., Assoc A.I.A.

Jerry Birnbach LLC

New Jersey

Slip Trip & Fall Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness retail accidents,store standard of care,product licensing branding,display safety,merchandising,retail liability,ada regulations,furniture liability,design standard,retail liabilty,customer accidents,retail safety,retail industry standards,product shelf loading,showroom safety & design,store design
Additional Information Top 40 Retail Industry Leader per VMSD magazine Top 50 Retail Design Firm per VMSD Design awards for Store Design, Display Design, Marketing Licensing and Branding expertise (Target and Walmart Brands) Over 25 cases offering opinion reports in last three years Former Contributing Editor Display Design Ideas Former Juror Design Contest Store of the Future Design Firm Globalshop Industry Show Guest Speaker Trade Shows, Industry Conferences CV available www.retail-expert-witness com

Thomas Bojko, MD, MS, JD, FCLM

Hospital Experts

Port Monmouth, New Jersey

Medical Management Expert Witness, Legal Medicine Expert Witness Hospital Administration, Hospital Negligence, Joint Commission Standards, Negligent Credentialing, Physician Contracting, Informed Consent, Standards of Care, Patient Transfer, Patient Safety, Pediatric Critical Care, Birth Injury, Hyperbilirubinemia
Additional Information Thomas Bojko, MD, MS, JD, FCLM has spent over two decades in healthcare where he has held executive leadership positions in both hospital and medical administration. He is an expert in hospital operations, policies and procedures. Dr. Bojko has made many contributions to the administrative, clinical and educational aspects of healthcare and has received numerous awards and recognition for his efforts. He gained national prominence serving as a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Critical Care Executive Committee and as a member of the NACHRI (National Association of Children’s Hospitals) Board of Trustees. In addition, he has authored numerous articles, policy statements and editorials in peer-reviewed journals. He also participated in authoring the American Academy of Pediatrics Policy on Hyperbilirubinemia.

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
Additional Information 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 *Preside...

Leslie N.A. Cole, Sr., CPP, CST

Union, New Jersey

Security Expert Witness, Premises Liability Expert Witness Negligent/Inadequate Security; Assaults in all environments; Negligent Hiring, Retention & Training; Guard Force Management; Multi Family Residential Security; Hospitality Security; Office Building Security; Parking Lot/Garage Security; Restaurant Security; Nightclubs, Bars & Taverns Security
Additional Information Leslie Cole has served as a Forensic Consultant in over 1,250 cases in 25 states, the District of Columbia and Three Caribbean Islands. In addition to a Master’s Degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Mr. Cole has received specialized training in 53 Areas of Public Safety from 23 Institutions and Organizations. In 1982, he was Board Certified as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and has been recertified every 3 years. In 1987, he received his lifetime designation as a Certified Security Trainer (CST). Mr. Cole serves on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Professional Security Consultants, (IAPSC) and Chairs its Committee on By-Laws. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the International Organization of Black Security Executives, (IOBSE) and Chairs its Committee on Professional Education. Mr. Cole, who is a Council Vice President (CVP) of ASIS International, has chaired the Crime and Loss Prevention Council and the E...

David DINHOFER, MD, MSMI, FACR

Advanced Medical Imaging and Informatics

Paramus, New Jersey

Radiology Expert Witness, Health Informatics Expert Witness Emergency Radiology Cross Sectional Imaging MRI CT Ultrasound Nuclear Medicine Clinical Informatics Patient Safety Radiation Ethics
Additional Information Dr. Dinhofer, a Fellow of the American College of Radiology, is a Board Certified radiologist with over 30 years of clinical experience. He was on the staff of SUNY-Downstate as head of Emergency Radiology at the University Hospital teaching medical students, residents and fellows. His research focused on radiation reduction strategies, patient safety, radiation ethics, simulation lab for software evaluation in medicine, patient centered HIT, and shared decision making for patient provider interactions. Dr. Dinhofer is a reviewer for the journal, Emergency Radiology as well as on the reviewer for paper submissions to the Sigma Xi Research Honor Society and American Medical Informatics Association. Dr. Dinhofer has performed clinical evaluations for malpractice cases and personal injury cases. He has been an expert witness and testified in court. He has worked on both sides, plaintiff and defendant. Dr. Dinhofer currently has state licenses in New York, New Jersey, Penn...

Edward F. Dragan, EdD, MEL, MA, CMC

Education Management Consulting, LLC

Lambertville, New Jersey

Education & Schools Expert Witness, School Safety Expert Witness Title IX, wrongful death, school negligence & transportation, negligent hiring, negligent supervision & retention, personal injury, school accidents, school child abuse & sexual abuse, harassment & bullying, student supervision, child custody & school review, sexual harassment, daycare & higher ed.
Additional Information At Education Management Consulting, LLC we provide services from case inception through resolution. Determining the merit of a case, conducting file review and analysis, compiling expert reports, and offering testimony at deposition and/or at trial are but a few of the services we provide. Through the experience of its founder and principal consultant, Dr. Dragan, and with the support of a highly competent staff, Education Management Consulting, LLC, provides quality comprehensive services in school litigation cases and education law. Dr. Dragan is a school safety and education law expert and founder of Education Management Consulting, LLC. He provides consultation and expert witness services for high-profile and complicated cases. As an educator and administrator, he has more than 40 years of experience as a teacher, principal, superintendent and director of special education. He also has served as a New Jersey Department of Education official. Dr. Dragan has a doctorate in E...

Jeanine Maria Frumenti, DNP, RN, CLNC

HOLISTIC LEADERSHIP CONSULTING

New Jersey

Emergency Medicine Expert Witness, Critical Care Medicine Expert Witness Neurosurgery, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Wound Management, Nurse Negligence, Psychiatry, Restraint Management, Pain Management, Family Medicine, Wrongful Death, Risk Management, Falls Management, Medical Devices.
Additional Information Dr. Frumenti, is a experienced nurse with over 30+ years of Nursing experience; with the most recent 17 years as a Vice-President of Nursing/Patient Care Services for several New York area, Acute Academic Medical Centers. As such, responsibilities included establishing Nursing Standards of Care, Leadership Development, Risk and Quality Management, Education & Competency of Staff and Regulatory Compliance. Currently, as a Healthcare Consultant, I assist healthcare organizations in interim management, regulatory compliance, policy development. As a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant and Expert Witness, my caseload consists medical malpractice, personal injury cases & Nursing Issues, serving plaintiff and defense attorneys. Areas of Expertise: •Nursing Standards of Care • Pressure Ulcer Management •Quality and Risk Management •Falls Prevention •Medical Device Safety •Hospital Policy and Procedure •Medication Safety •Nursing Informatics •Hospital Operations •.Regulatory Compliance.

David Gourley, RRT

Chilton Medical Center

Riverdale, New Jersey

Respiratory Therapy Expert Witness, Medical Legal Evaluations Expert Witness Regulatory compliance, patient safety, risk management, quality management, performance improvement
Additional Information Adjunct Professor, Seton Hall University

Bruce D. Groves, CIH

Emilcott Associates, Inc.

Morristown, New Jersey

Safety Expert Witness, Risk Management Expert Witness Occupational Health, Public Health, Industrial Hygiene, OSHA Compliance, TSCA Compliance, Construction Safety, Chemical Exposure, EHS Program Management, OSHA Fine Negotiation & Reduction, Toxicology, Accident Investigation, Workers Compensation, Multi-owner work place, and Hazard Assessments.
Additional Information Mr. Groves is a Certified Industrial Hygienist with over 30 years of IH, safety, loss control and risk management experience. This includes 25 years as Pres. of Emilcott, an EHS consulting firm; 6 years in various H&S and loss control positions in the mining industry, & 3 years as an OSHA Compliance Officer. Mr. Groves has provided technical expertise for corporate & legal counsel for means of peer review, litigation strategy and support, forensic analysis, and expert witness testimony. He has worked with both plaintiff and defendant legal representatives.

Ruchir Gupta, MD

Stony Brook School of Medicine

New Jersey

Anesthesiology Expert Witness Anesthesia, Airway/Difficult Airway, Sedation/ Propofol (Diprivan), Sedation by non-anesthesiologist practitioner, Academic Medicine, Acute Pain Management, Postoperative Pain Management, Ambulatory Anesthesia, Office Anesthesia, CPR, Central Lines, Trauma Anesthesiology, Critical Care Surgery
Additional Information Board Certified Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology in full clinical practice at Stony Brook School of Medicine. He also serves as the Medical Lead for the Enhanced Recovery after Surgery Program. He has worked as part of the Quality Assurance (QA) committee where he reviewed hundreds of charts and offered his opinion on the anesthetic care of various patients. He is also an author of 2 anesthesia books and over a dozen book chapters and was recently awarded a grant to study the effects of a new pharmaceutical drug on airway pressures. He is also the Section Editor for the Perioperative Medicine Journal. Dr. Gupta has over 5 years of experience reviewing records and has been trained by SEAK as an expert medical witness. Dr. Gupta enjoys teaching, lecturing, and writing about anesthesia. He is a talented debater and lecturer and has given national presentations in the field of Anesthesiology. He is an expert in all areas of anesthesia including patient safety, perioperative...

William N Kaufman, DO

West Long Branch, New Jersey

Obstetrics & Gynecology Expert Witness 1-Obstetrics 2- Gynecology 3-Fetal Heart rate tracings 3-Labor management 4-Complication of labor and delivery 5-Antenatal care 6- complications of antenatal care 7- Gynecologic surgery and it's complications 8-Prenatal care 9-Laproscopic Gynecologic surgery 10-Laproscopic Hysterectomy
Additional Information I am a full time attending at a level 3 hospital. Besides being in full time practice of general OB/GYN, I am involved in teaching residents and medical students. I was president of our laborist group which was designed for patient safety (last 5 years). My practice has an outstanding reputation for excellent outcomes.

Samuel C. Lieber, PhD, PE

Napkin Sketch Engineering, LLC

Livingston, New Jersey

Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness, Medical Devices Expert Witness Biomedical Engineering,Process Engineering,Product Engineering,Computer Aided Design,Design Engineering,Failure/Hazard Analysis,Finite Element Analysis,Manufacturing,Mechanical Testing,Mechanical Design,Process Analysis,Quality
Additional Information I have more than 16 years of experience in Mechanical Engineering specializing in Biomedical Engineering and the industrial design, safety testing, and manufacturing of medical devices. My expertise includes medical device product engineering, Computer Aided Design (CAD), in-vitro and in-vivo testing, mechanical testing, data analysis, design control/hazard analysis, and patent/regulatory submissions. My expertise also includes Process Engineering towards the design/development of manufacturing and inspection processes for medical devices. This expertise includes machine design, manufacturing, inspection, verification/validation, statistical analyses, quality systems, and biomaterial/tissue processing.

Michael A Lo Presti, PE, CSDP

Presti & Company, Inc.

New Jersey

Construction Defects Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness Product Liability, Patent Infringement, Personal Injury, Building Const, Building Sys, MEP Sys, Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Thermal Analysis, Electrical Engr, Fuel Gas Sys, HVAC, Plumbing, Equipment & Machinery, Geothermal, Energy, Chilled Water, Sports Equip, Manufacturing, Management
Additional Information Mr. Lo Presti (LoPresti) has over 27 years engineering experience and is an effective Expert Witness and a litigation advisor. He has advised in Construction Defect, Product Liability, Personal Injury, and Patent Infringement cases as well as building and energy code compliance and claims throughout the mid-Atlantic. He has expertise in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Plumbing, Controls, Fuel Gas and other engineering systems design in facility building construction and management. He also has experience with large scale industrial process design, including power plants and industrial boilers as well as significant experience in manufacturing. Licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia, Maryland, DC, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and North Carolina. Former Member of ASTM committee on safety, warning, and labeling. Member NSPE, ASME, ASHRAE, AWS, AEE.

Robert Malanga, PE

Fire & Risk Engineering

Long Valley, New Jersey

Fire Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness Fire protection engineering, forensic fire analysis, fire reconstruction, fire and building codes, fire, fire cause & origin, fire engineering, fires, fire investigations, fire safety, fire sprinklers, explosions.
Additional Information Robert Malanga, P.E., President and CEO, holds degrees in Fire Protection Engineering as well as in Technology Management and the electrical/electronics field. Mr. Malanga is a licensed Professional Engineer in multiple jurisdictions, as well as a Board Certified Diplomate in Forensic Engineering, a Council of Engineering & Scientific Specialty Board (CESB) Member. For over 28 years, Mr. Malanga has dedicated his career to fire protection engineering, life safety and risk management. As a result, Mr. Malanga is a highly respected professional, who is well-experienced in analyzing the development and spread of fires/explosions as well as evaluating the design and performance of fire protection systems.

Harry M. Neill, CIH

1Source Safety and Health, Inc.

New Jersey

Environmental Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness Mold, Indoor air, Odor, Microbiology, Moisture, TB, Legionella, Bird, Industrial, IAQ, Industrial Hygiene, Industrial Hygienist
Additional Information Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), 1993; American Board of Industrial Hygiene, Diplomat

Ann Prewett, PhD

New Jersey

Medical Devices Expert Witness, Products Liability Expert Witness product development,bone graft,orthopedic, vascular grafts, collagen, biomaterials,FMEA,FDA, CE Mark, Design Control, ISO13485, CAPA,biocompatibility testing,spine product,spine fusion,chemical analysis, polymer characterization, sterilization, ethylene oxide,wear debris, FMEA, 510k, fatigue testing
Additional Information PhD in Chemistry, with 28 years experience in medical device field. Invented and developed many successful medical products in cardiology, spine and orthopedics. Am a named inventor on many patents and have represented law firms both as an expert and fact witness in deposition and at trial leading to successful outcomes in major intellectual property patent cases. Am well-spoken and articulate and can provide convincing and credible testimony. I have authored/co-authored over 60 abstracts and published papers in fields spanning orthopedics, dentistry, cardiology, medical devices and spine. Creative problem solver that can contribute to strategic thinking and approach in legal cases. Key talent is analyzing scientific data and finding strengths or weaknesses in the methods, data and scientific approach. Strong testifier, not easily caught off guard. Have worked in all areas of product development from conception, design, design validation, design transfer, production and comm...

Robert H. Schram, D.P.A.

BARC Developmental Services

New Jersey

Safety Expert Witness, Slip Trip & Fall Expert Witness School safety, discrimination, wrongful death, workplace issues, guardianship, workplace safety, nonprofit, mental illness, mental retardation, abuse, special education, risk management, vocational rehabilitation, employee handbook, personnel injury, policies, procedures, protocols
Additional Information In addition to my formal education I have Certificates from: The University of Pennsylvania Wharton School in Finance; University of Penn Medical School in Medical Ethics and Decision Making; Ford Motor Company in Dispute Resolution; PA Department of Public Welfare and Desales University in Leadership. For forty years I have direct work experience with: vocational rehabilitation, standard of care, special education, risk management, workplace safety, workplace abuse, discrimination, wrongful death, policies and procedures, personnel matters, business operations, employment, exploitation, guardianship, early intervention, business operations, employee issues, residential long term care, budgeting, fiscal analysis, pension/trust fund management and investment, production line management, marketing, writing, fundraising, new program start-up, long range and strategic planning, teaching and training, supervision, public speaking, arbitration, mediation, conflict management/dispute re...

Trevor A Sherwood, II

POOL OPERATION MANAGEMENT

Brick, New Jersey

Aquatics Safety Expert Witness, Risk Management Expert Witness Pools, Swimming Pools, Water Death, MSDS, Drowning, Drowning Investigations, Drowning Prevention, Chemical Exposure, Chemical Fires, Chemical Hazards, Chemical Incompatabilities, Chemical Product Safety, Chemical Risks, Chemical Spills, Chlorine, Hazardous Chemical Reactions, Hazardous Chem.
Additional Information Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, Garden State Scholar NSPF Certified Pool/Spa Operator (CPO) Instructor Certification NSPF Certified Pool/Spa Operator (CPO) Certification NSPF Certified Pool Operator & Inspector APSP Certified Building Professional (CBP) & Course Instructor APSP Certified Service Professional (CSP) & Course Instructor APSP Certified Service Technician Instructor (CST) & Course Instructor APSP Certified Maintenance( Specialist (CMS) & Course Instructor APSP Certified Building Professional (CBP) Review Course Instructor APSP Professional Pool & Spa Operator (PPSO) PRPS Swimming Pool Pesticide Instructor Certification Pool & Spa Heater Service Training, Pool and Spa Electrical Qualification Training OSHA's Competent Person Training Lead instructor for NESPA VGB training team granted by CPSC Assisted NJ and MA State Bathing Code Development

Scott L Turner

Scott L. Turner Consulting, LLC

Blairstown, New Jersey

Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness, Transportation Expert Witness trucking safety, commercial motor vehicle accident, cargo tank truck, forklift injury, trucking accident, truck loading/offloading injuries, bus accident, loading rack, driver qualifications, truck rollovers, truck/car accidents, highway construction zone accidents
Additional Information Highly qualified and well rounded expert opinion is supported by nearly 30 years experience in the highly specialized field of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) crashes, incident investigation and general CMV transportation, including 17 years at the helm of a nationwide incident and hazmat response company. Personally responded to in excess of 1,000 CMV crashes; 200 cargo-tank incidents; loading rack incidents; loading/offloading incidents with CMV involvement, all when serving in the capacity as incident/crash response. As an Expert, served as a CMV expert in over 20-states. Level 1 FMCSA Trained Inspector; National Academy of Sciences, Transportation Research Board Panelist; Former 11 year Cargo-Tank Truck Specialist Instructor for the New Jersey State Police; Inspection/Investigation of Commercial Vehicle Crashes, IPTM; Comprehensive Air-Brake Certified, Bendix; Smith-System Defensive Driver Instructor; Manager of Motor Fleet Safety Programs training, NATMI; FMCSA Regulator...

Eric J Wasserman, MD, FACEP

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

Newark, New Jersey

Emergency Medicine Expert Witness Chairman, Medical Director, Emergency Department, Emergency Medicine, Administration, Operations, Quality, Safety, Satisfaction, Fellowship, Residency, Faculty
Additional Information I am a board certified, actively practicing Emergency Medicine Physician, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). I have 17 years of clinical, academic and administrative experience in the hospital setting. I am currently Chairman of Emergency Medicine and Medical Director of the Emergency Department at a large, urban teaching institution located in Northern New Jersey. I have been instructing fellows, residents, medical students, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, prehospital providers and registered nurses in evidence-based emergency medicine clinical practice, health care quality, patient safety, risk management and customer service since 2000. My daily work includes direct patient care, beside teaching, peer review, quality improvement activities and management of emergency department flow.

Randall M Raziano, MD, MS

Medical Imaging Experts, PLLC

New Mexico

Radiology Expert Witness, Vascular & Interventional Radiology Expert Witness Expert Witness, Case Review, Peer Review, Disability, Personal Injury, Spine Injury, Malpractice, Standard of Care.
Additional Information Dr. Randall Raziano is a board certified, fellowship-trained Diagnostic and Vascular/Interventional Radiologist, with a previous academic appointment at the University of Colorado. He currently serves as Vice Chief of Staff, and Department Chair at Montrose Memorial Hospital. He is licensed in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Texas. Dr. Raziano currently serves on the hospital Peer Review Oversight Committee, Medical Executive Committee, and a number of other boards to provide direction to the medical staff with regard to quality, safety, and standard of care. He has provided expert written opinions and has testified in court in cases ranging from medical malpractice to personal injury.

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
Additional Information 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...

Joseph S. Bertino, Pharm.D

Bertino Consulting

Schenectady, New York

Pharmacology Expert Witness, Pharmacology- Clinical Expert Witness Clinical pharmacology, toxicology, drug interactions, side effects, drug safety, drug labeling, drug-food interaction, alcoholism, drug abuse & addiction, medication errors, medication systems, lack of drug response, overdosing and underdosing.
Additional Information Dr. Bertino has an extensive record of publications and clinical experience in drug therapy. He is a Diplomat, American Board of Clinical Pharmacology. Prompt, completely referenced expert service in all area of clinical pharmacology and pharmacy practice. In addition to clinical pharmacology expertise, he has substantial experience in hospital, community, nursing home, and other practice settings.

Jerry Birnbach F.I.S.P., Assoc A.I.A.

Jerry Birnbach LLC

Somers, New York

Slip Trip & Fall Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness retail accidents,store standard of care,product licensing branding,display safety,merchandising,retail liability,ada regulations,furniture liability,design standard,retail liabilty,customer accidents,retail safety,retail industry standards,product shelf loading,showroom safety & design,store design
Additional Information Top 40 Retail Industry Leader per VMSD magazine Top 50 Retail Design Firm per VMSD Design awards for Store Design, Display Design, Marketing Licensing and Branding expertise (Target and Walmart Brands) Over 25 cases offering opinion reports in last three years Former Contributing Editor Display Design Ideas Former Juror Design Contest Store of the Future Design Firm Globalshop Industry Show Guest Speaker Trade Shows, Industry Conferences CV available www.retail-expert-witness com

Jack H Chaney, PE

Horseheads, New York

Manufacturing Expert Witness, Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness Glass & ceramics manufacturing, glass melting, batching, weights & measurements, bulk material handling, project management, industrial construction, international technology transfer, manufacturing process development, manufacturing operations, safety in construction, equipment & operations
Additional Information Extensive project experience in specialty glass and ceramic manufacturing processes, from concept to design, build, installation, startup and support of operations. Exposure to cleanrooms, semiconductor fab and FDA regulated product manufacturing. OSHA certified in construction safety and manufacturing safety. Wide network of subject matter experts, key suppliers and manufacturers in the glass and ceramic industries. Working knowledge of general industrial construction industry. Good exposure to the major engineering, procurement and construction/construction manager firms serving east Asia.

Child Abuse Pediatric Consultants

Mount Kisco, New York

Pediatrics Expert Witness, Products Liability Expert Witness Child Abuse, Child Abuse Misdiagnosis, Child Abuse Missed Diagnosis, Child Abuse Pediatrics, Child Head Injury, Child Neglect, Child Product Safety, Child Sexual Abuse, Child Strangulation, Pediatrician Malpractice, Pediatrics, Shaken Baby Syndrome
Additional Information Expertise in sexual abuse, sexual assault, physical abuse, child neglect, distinguishing accidental injury from abuse, child fatalities and near-deaths, choking, drowning. Significant experience in child product development, manufacturing, safety. Expert in evaluating mechanism related to child products. Excellent academic, research and clinical background. Experience with family, criminal and malpractice cases.

David H Darnel, CCE, JD

MedProductsLaw, Inc.

Middletown, New York

Medical Devices Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness Patient Safety, Medical Devices, Accident Investigations, Failure Analysis, Preventive Maintenance, Biomedical Engineering, Clinical Engineering,, Joint Commission Compliance, Medical Equipment Repair, Surgical Equipment, Patient Monitors, Defibrillators, Anesthesia Machines
Additional Information 30 years in-Hospital, hands-on, experience investigating medical device incidents in academic medical centers. Certified Clinical Engineer consulting in medical equipment management, patient safety, FDA, Joint Commission compliance audits. Perform accident investigations involving patient injuries, equipment defects, maintenance and operator error. Lectured at National Meetings. 20 years teaching experience. Expert Witness.

David DINHOFER, MD, MSMI, FACR

Advanced Medical Imaging and Informatics

New York

Radiology Expert Witness, Health Informatics Expert Witness Emergency Radiology Cross Sectional Imaging MRI CT Ultrasound Nuclear Medicine Clinical Informatics Patient Safety Radiation Ethics
Additional Information Dr. Dinhofer, a Fellow of the American College of Radiology, is a Board Certified radiologist with over 30 years of clinical experience. He was on the staff of SUNY-Downstate as head of Emergency Radiology at the University Hospital teaching medical students, residents and fellows. His research focused on radiation reduction strategies, patient safety, radiation ethics, simulation lab for software evaluation in medicine, patient centered HIT, and shared decision making for patient provider interactions. Dr. Dinhofer is a reviewer for the journal, Emergency Radiology as well as on the reviewer for paper submissions to the Sigma Xi Research Honor Society and American Medical Informatics Association. Dr. Dinhofer has performed clinical evaluations for malpractice cases and personal injury cases. He has been an expert witness and testified in court. He has worked on both sides, plaintiff and defendant. Dr. Dinhofer currently has state licenses in New York, New Jersey, Penn...

Barry Formisano

Formisano & Associates, Inc.

Gardiner, New York

Failure Analysis Expert Witness, Metallurgy Expert Witness Weld Failures, Welding Safety, Welding Processes, Weld Inspection and testing, Weld Engineering, Weld Metallurgy, Brazing and soldering, Manufacturing Weld Defects, Weld Structural Fabrication, Pipeline Weld Failures, Welding Codes Compliance, Construction Weld Failures, Welding Consulting
Additional Information I have been an independent welding consultant since 1992, with 30+ years experience in the welding industry involving research and development and industrial applications of welding procedure qualifications of record, welding procedure specifications, welding fabrication, welder performance qualifications, nondestructive and destructive inspection and testing of welds, and weld failure analysis. As a consulting and testifying expert witness I have been qualified by Courts in several states; and has been retained by both plaintiffs and defendants for lawsuits involving product liability, manufacturing defects, personal injury and code compliance. I hold degrees in Welding Technology, Mathematics and Science, in addition to college level teaching credentials in the field of welding. Previous employment includes positions with the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Laboratory; these positions required a high level security "Q" clearance. I...

Jeanine Maria Frumenti, DNP, RN, CLNC

HOLISTIC LEADERSHIP CONSULTING

New York, New York

Emergency Medicine Expert Witness, Critical Care Medicine Expert Witness Neurosurgery, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Wound Management, Nurse Negligence, Psychiatry, Restraint Management, Pain Management, Family Medicine, Wrongful Death, Risk Management, Falls Management, Medical Devices.
Additional Information Dr. Frumenti, is a experienced nurse with over 30+ years of Nursing experience; with the most recent 17 years as a Vice-President of Nursing/Patient Care Services for several New York area, Acute Academic Medical Centers. As such, responsibilities included establishing Nursing Standards of Care, Leadership Development, Risk and Quality Management, Education & Competency of Staff and Regulatory Compliance. Currently, as a Healthcare Consultant, I assist healthcare organizations in interim management, regulatory compliance, policy development. As a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant and Expert Witness, my caseload consists medical malpractice, personal injury cases & Nursing Issues, serving plaintiff and defense attorneys. Areas of Expertise: •Nursing Standards of Care • Pressure Ulcer Management •Quality and Risk Management •Falls Prevention •Medical Device Safety •Hospital Policy and Procedure •Medication Safety •Nursing Informatics •Hospital Operations •.Regulatory Compliance.

David Gourley, RRT

Chilton Medical Center

New York

Respiratory Therapy Expert Witness, Medical Legal Evaluations Expert Witness Regulatory compliance, patient safety, risk management, quality management, performance improvement
Additional Information Adjunct Professor, Seton Hall University

Bruce D. Groves, CIH

Emilcott Associates, Inc.

New York

Safety Expert Witness, Risk Management Expert Witness Occupational Health, Public Health, Industrial Hygiene, OSHA Compliance, TSCA Compliance, Construction Safety, Chemical Exposure, EHS Program Management, OSHA Fine Negotiation & Reduction, Toxicology, Accident Investigation, Workers Compensation, Multi-owner work place, and Hazard Assessments.
Additional Information Mr. Groves is a Certified Industrial Hygienist with over 30 years of IH, safety, loss control and risk management experience. This includes 25 years as Pres. of Emilcott, an EHS consulting firm; 6 years in various H&S and loss control positions in the mining industry, & 3 years as an OSHA Compliance Officer. Mr. Groves has provided technical expertise for corporate & legal counsel for means of peer review, litigation strategy and support, forensic analysis, and expert witness testimony. He has worked with both plaintiff and defendant legal representatives.

Ruchir Gupta, MD

Stony Brook School of Medicine

New York, New York

Anesthesiology Expert Witness Anesthesia, Airway/Difficult Airway, Sedation/ Propofol (Diprivan), Sedation by non-anesthesiologist practitioner, Academic Medicine, Acute Pain Management, Postoperative Pain Management, Ambulatory Anesthesia, Office Anesthesia, CPR, Central Lines, Trauma Anesthesiology, Critical Care Surgery
Additional Information Board Certified Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology in full clinical practice at Stony Brook School of Medicine. He also serves as the Medical Lead for the Enhanced Recovery after Surgery Program. He has worked as part of the Quality Assurance (QA) committee where he reviewed hundreds of charts and offered his opinion on the anesthetic care of various patients. He is also an author of 2 anesthesia books and over a dozen book chapters and was recently awarded a grant to study the effects of a new pharmaceutical drug on airway pressures. He is also the Section Editor for the Perioperative Medicine Journal. Dr. Gupta has over 5 years of experience reviewing records and has been trained by SEAK as an expert medical witness. Dr. Gupta enjoys teaching, lecturing, and writing about anesthesia. He is a talented debater and lecturer and has given national presentations in the field of Anesthesiology. He is an expert in all areas of anesthesia including patient safety, perioperative...

Al J Heraghty, Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI)

Total Sports Consulting Services, LLC

Commack, New York

Athletics & Recreation Expert Witness, Risk Management Expert Witness Playground Equipment Accidents, Playground Supervision, Recreation Accidents, Physical Education Accidents, Trampoline Parks, Athletic Accidents, Health Club Accidents, Fitness equipment accidents, Weight Room Accidents, Athletic/Sport Facility Accidents, Lacrosse Accidents, Coaching Safety.
Additional Information Professor Heraghty currently serves as Academic Chair of Health & Physical Education at SUNY Suffolk in Brentwood, New York. Prior to this role he was the Fitness & Aquatics Director and Head Lacrosse Coach at SUNY 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, Playground Supervision, Recreation Accidents, Physical Education Accidents, Athletic Accidents, Health Club Accid...

Kiwesa King, PE, CCM

SureTech Engineering, PC

New York, New York

Construction Expert Witness Construction Management, Construction Administration, Construction Documents, Construction Drawings, Building Construction Standard of Care
Additional Information Ms. King has over twenty-five years of experience in the building construction industry. Her background includes HVAC, plumbing, and sprinkler system design, fire suppression system installation, and construction project management. She has served as an expert witness in property damage and injury cases related to construction in new and existing buildings. In addition to her NY State Professional Engineering License, she is a Certified Construction Manager by the Construction Management Association of America, a NYC Licensed Site Safety Manager, NYC Licensed Master Fire Suppression Contractor, and instructor in Construction Management at New York University.

Werner E. Laag, CSP

Hauppauge, New York

Safety Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness CSP - Certified Safety Professional, New York Labor Law - Construction Safety, OSHA compliance, electrical hazards, machine guarding, premises liability, life safety code

Lee E Marchessault, CUSA, CUSP

Workplace Safety Solutions, Inc.

New York

Electricity Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness Electrical Safety, Electrocution, Electrical Arc Flash Burns, Utility Safety, Power Systems Safety, Utility Fall Protection, Transmission and Distribution Safety
Additional Information I am the President of Workplace Safety Solutions, Inc. which has provided safety consultation services to over 600 companies internationally. As such, my focus has been on working with these companies, their employees, and cultivating our employees to build a solid consulting business. Now with additional resources, I am comfortable to dedicate more time to expert witness work and provide law firms with the service, dedication and commitment they need to effectively assist them with their legal cases and associated schedules.

Elizabeth R Marks, M.D.

St. Peter's Health Partners

Albany, New York

Internal Medicine Expert Witness, Pediatrics Expert Witness Primary care, General practice, Adult medicine, Adolescent medicine, Geriatrics, Preventive medicine, Newborn care, Developmental/behavioral pediatrics, Standard of care, Quality, Safety, Chart review
Additional Information Elizabeth Marks, MD, is a full-time practicing internist and pediatrician. She has 10 years of clinical experience in her thriving outpatient practice and also provides inpatient newborn care. She holds double board certifications in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, a masters in biology from Purdue University and her MD degree from Albany Medical College in Albany, NY. She completed her combined residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Albany Medical Center Hospital. She is available for case review, litigation support services and expert witness testimony in all areas of internal medicine and pediatrics. Work will be completed in a timely manner with organization, efficiency and attention to detail.

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, metallurgy, golf carts,parking lots
Additional Information 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.

Georgia J Persky, RN, MBA, PhD, CLNC

Georgia Persky Consulting

Harrison, New York

Nurse Expert Witness, Legal Nurse Consulting Expert Witness Nursing Standard of Care, Nursing Administration, Ambulatory Surgery, Surgical and Perioperative Nursing, Traumatic Brain Injury, Hospital Risk Management, Fall and Pressure Ulcer Prevention, Wound Care, Medication Safety, Nursing Home, Home Healthcare, Hospital Policy, Regulatory Compliance
Additional Information Georgia J. Persky RN, MBA, PhD, CLNC, is a experienced nurse with over 40 years of broad adult care experience and 25 years of Senior Leadership in Healthcare Organizations. Dr. Persky served most recently as Vice-President of Nursing and Patient Care Services for New York Presbyterian Hospital at Columbia University Medical Center. For nine years, she was responsible for Patient Care Leadership and Risk and Quality Management for this 750 bed academic hospital. Currently, Dr. Persky serves hospitals in an interim management and consulting capacity and as a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant and Expert Witness for medical malpractice and personal injury cases serving plaintiff and defense attorneys. Areas of Expertise: Nursing Standards of Care  Hospital Nursing Care  Nursing Home Care  Home Health Care  Wound Care  Extravasation of Intravenous Line  Brachial Plexus Injury  Traumatic Brain Injury  Assault patient and staff •Surgical and Perioperative Nursing ...

Steven Pietropaolo, PE

LGI Forensic Engineering, PC

North White Plains, New York

Engineering Expert Witness, Forensic Science Expert Witness Forensic Engineering, Explosions, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Product Liability, Fires, Fire Protection, Appliances, Construction, Building Defects, Failure Analysis, Laboratories & Testing
Additional Information Forensic Engineering, Explosions, Safety Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. Product Liability, Fires, Fire Protection, Appliances Construction Plumbing Building Defects.

Joseph C Plano, Course Director

Aquatic Center of Rochester

Henrietta, New York

Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness, Aquatics Safety Expert Witness Scuba Diving Accidents, Scuba Equipment Failures, Scuba Equipment Service, Scuba Instruction Procedures, Drowning Accidents, Diving Safety, Diving Equipment, Rebreather Equipment, Nitrox, Enriched Air, Computer Diving, Drysuit Diving
Additional Information Instructor Trainer for Entry Level diving, Advanced Level diving, Specialty diving, Enriched Air Diving, and Emergency Medical Responder. Instructor for Technical diving. ROV [ Remote Operated Vehicle ] operator. Underwater Structure Inspector. Diving Equipment Service Technician. Cave Diving Certification All certifications and current and active.

Norman J. Pollard, Ed.D.

Pollard Consulting

Alfred Station, New York

Education & Schools Expert Witness, School Safety Expert Witness hazing, bullying, school harassment, hazing prevention, anti-bullying, risk management, school violence
Additional Information Dr. Norm Pollard, Dean of Students and a licensed mental health counselor, has professional interests that include effecting positive change to promote campus culture, risk management, student development issues, and educating students about hazing. Norm has appeared on all the major news networks to represent Alfred University's landmark studies on Initiation Rites and Athletics and Initiation Rites in American High Schools. Several high schools, colleges and communities have consulted with Norm to integrate the survey results into their anti-hazing programs. Norm has served as an expert witness in several civil litigation cases. He has been an invited speaker to a number of national and regional conferences, to speak on hazing and initiation rites. He holds a masters degree in agency counseling from Western State College and doctorate in counseling from Drake University. He has worked on college campuses since 1984 and was director of Alfred University's Counseling and Student Dev...

Meyer R. Rosen, CFEI, FRSC, FAIC, CPC, CChE, DABFET, FACFE

Interactive Consulting, Inc.

E. Norwich, New York

Products Liability Expert Witness, Fire Expert Witness Chemical burns, chemical hazards, Toxic exposures, hazardous chemicals, Fires, chemical fires, warnings & instructions, hair relaxers, materials science, chemistry, chemical engineering, cosmetics, consumer products, personal care products, industrial products, intellectual property
Additional Information Adjunct Professor Fire Science (15 years); Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator “advanced training”. 25 years consumer & industrial product development including evaluations of hazardous chemicals and safety issues; Chief Scientific Advisor and Director of Technical and Regulatory Symposia for HBA (Health & Beauty, America) Global Expo (Emeritus), Member of Center for Dermal Research, Rutgers University. Organizer & Session Chair for American Chemical Society National Meetings ; Book Series Editor of Elsevier Publishing’s “Personal Care and Cosmetic Technology Series”, Co-author of Rheology Modifer Handbook, Editor-In-Chief, Harry’s Cosmeticology 9th edition (in press). Technical Journalist, Peer Reviewer, Fellow: American College of Forensic Examiners; Fellow: American Institute of Chemists; Fellow: Royal Society of Chemistry (London).

John C Shershow, MD

New York, New York

Medical Management Expert Witness Joint Commission, Medical Records, Hospital Staffing, Credentialing, Hospital Administration, Performance Improvement, Policies and Procedures, Quality of Care, Physician Discipline, Confidentiality, Patient Security, Patient Safety
Additional Information Dr. Shershow is a nationally known expert in all aspects of hospital administration, staffing, and quality of care, as well _as JCAHO accreditation. hospital care standards, medical staff affairs, physician credentialing, and medical quality assessment and review. He has nearly 20 years of experience as a senior hospital executive in both academic and private settings. He has been Medical Director of two prestigious hospitals and an Associate Dean of a nationally known medical school. He has surveyed or consulted to hundreds of hospitals, both as an accreditation surveyor for JCAHO, and as a private consultant for hospitals nationwide. Earlier in his career. Dr. Shershow was in private medical practice for many years. He is Board Certified and was educated at Harvard Yale and the University of Southern California.

DOUGLAS R STRANG, P.E.

S & S ENGINEERING, P.C.

BATAVIA, New York

Electrical Engineering Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness Arc Flash, Shock, Arc Blast, Electrical Accident, Power System Studies, NFPA 70E, Electrical Code, Utility Distribution, Stray Voltage, NESC, IEEE,
Additional Information Mr. Strang has a very strong background in electrical construction from his work as an electrical contractor, prior to becoming a professional engineer. He has designed power distribution, lighting, control systems, fire alarm and security systems for utility, industrial, commercial, and pharmaceutical clients. Mr. Strang’s specialty is power systems analysis and the engineering of medium and high voltage distribution systems and substations. He has lectured at several conferences and is an expert in the field of short-circuit analysis, overcurrent protective device coordination studies, and arc-flash calculations. Mr. Strang has lectured at many safety conferences and provided electrical safety training for many companies. Deposition and trial experience.

CAPT Sean P. Tortora, MS, USMS

Long Island Maritime, LLC

Long Island, New York

Maritime Expert Witness, Fire Expert Witness Marine Casualty, Admiralty, Collisions, Allisions, Groundings, Fire, Marine Fire, Towing, Seaman Claims
Additional Information CAPT Sean P. Tortora, M.S., U.S.M.S., is a Master Mariner with twenty-five years at sea. He is also an unlimited Master of towing vessels and Master and Commander of U.S Naval underway replenishment vessels. During his career at sea, CAPT Tortora had command of many different classes of vessels, including tankers, dry cargo, break bulk, ammunition, ocean towing, and salvage, special mission, as well as underway replenishment vessels. CAPT Tortora is a native of Long Island, New York. He is a graduate of Chaminade High School and holds a BS in Marine Transportation and MS, with honors, in International Transportation Management, both from the State University of New York Maritime College at Ft. Schuyler. He has served in the first Gulf War 1991-1992, Operation Noble Eagle—the response to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, and Operation Iraqi Freedom—the second Gulf War from 2002-2010. CAPT Tortora’s decorations include U.S. Navy MSC-Command-at-Sea Designat...

Stanley Turkel, CMHS

Hotel Consultant

Flushing, New York

Hotel & Restaurant Expert Witness, Franchising Expert Witness Hotel Operations, Hurricanes and Business Interruption, Wrongful Deaths, Slips and Falls, Hotel Safety and Security, Fires and Sprinklers, Accidents, Management Contract Disagreements, Franchisee/Franchisor Disputes
Additional Information Stanley Turkel, CMHS is the most widely-published hotel consultant in the U.S. with more than 325 published articles. He is the author of five hotel books including “Great American Hoteliers: Pioneers of the Hotel Industry” and “Built To Last: 100+ Year-Old Hotels in New York” which the New York Times called “passionate and informative".

Michael L Van Durme, Police Capt., Retired

Hunting and Shooting Related Consultants, LLC

Dansville, New York

Firearms & Ballistics Expert Witness, Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness Ammunition Reloading, Hunter and Bowhunter Safety, Tree Stands, Hunting Accident Investigation, Shooting Accidents, Firearms and Ballistics, Firearms Safety, Shooting Scene Reconstruction, Hunting, Hunting Laws, Archery, Crossbow, Hunting Related Shooting Incidents, Natural Resource Officer Training
Additional Information With partners in New York, Iowa and Georgia, Hunting and Shooting Related Consultants is the leader in hunting incident investigations. Over 75 years of Natural Resource Law Enforcement experience and over 50 years of experience investigating and documenting these incidents. We are also Directors of the Hunting Incident Investigation Academy. Experienced in using and teaching the safe use of a wide variety of archery equipment, crossbows, handguns, rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders and related hunting and shooting equipment such as tree stands and decoys.

Laura L Depas, CRNA, BSN, MS, LNC

Depas Consulting/Laura Depas, CRNA, LLC

Franklin, North Carolina

Anesthesiology Expert Witness, Legal Nurse Consulting Expert Witness Nurse Practitioner, Legal, Nursing Boards, Nurse, Products Liability, Risk Management, Safety, Expert Witness, Research, Review, Nurse Anesthetist, Clinical Coordinator

Jeffrey P. Huneycutt, MS, CSP

Environmental Safety Professionals

Knightdale , North Carolina

Safety Expert Witness, Industrial Hygiene Expert Witness Nursing homes, hoods, indoor air quality, OSHA, chemicals, laboratories, cleanrooms, pharmacies, USP 797, hospitals, biological safety
Additional Information Board of Certified Safety Professionals: Certified Safety Professional in Comprehensive Practice, CSP No. 20053. CETA National Board of Testing: Registered Cleanroom Certification Professional for Sterile Compounding Facilities, Certificate No. 122

Michael S. Johnstone, AIA

Etowah Valley, North Carolina

Athletics & Recreation Expert Witness, Architecture Expert Witness Architect & Golf Course Architect specializing in accident investigation, wrongful death, serious injury, design safety, premises liability, slip & fall. Expertise in golf cart accidents, errant balls & neighboring property. Also building design, construction management and copyright infringement.
Additional Information Forensic investigation of golf course accidents, design & safety, plus investigation of building design and construction. Serving plaintiffs, defendants, or property owners to analyze risk and liability. Critical analysis, expert testimony, depositions, site surveys, reports, graphic presentations, design review, construction analysis and replacement cost estimates. Over 100 cases completed in the United States including Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC and West Virginia. ARCHITECTURE: Licensed architect with over 35 years of design and construction management experience. Specializing in forensic architecture, accident investigation, planning, construction management, premises liability and copyright infringement. Includes commercial buildings, shoppin...

Guy R. Maher

Lanier Media Aviation Services

Cleveland, North Carolina

Aviation & Aerospace Expert Witness Airplane Accident Analysis, Helicopter Accident Analysis, Aircraft Sales Disputes, Aviation Human Factors, Airport & Heliport Operations, Airplane & Helicopter Flight Operations, Aircraft Pilot Training & Proficiency, Aeromedical Transport, Helicopter EMS, Aircraft Valuation, Aircraft Management
Additional Information An aviation expert witness specializing in General Aviation airplane and helicopter accident analysis and human factors, airport and heliport operations and safety, aircraft sales, valuation, management, and training. Also provides full-service litigation support multimedia productions. As a pilot, Guy R. Maher is dual-rated, holding an airline transport pilot certificate for helicopters and a commercial pilot certificate for airplanes and gliders. He has logged over 16,800 hours combined in over 135 different civilian General Aviation aircraft. As a certified flight instructor, Mr. Maher is qualified to teach single and multi-engine airplane, helicopter, and instrument. His flying experience includes: 24 years as a Helicopter EMS pilot; Providing contract single and multi-engine airplane, and helicopter pilot-in-command and instructor-pilot services to corporate and personal aircraft owning clients; Sales, marketing, training, and management positions with a number of airframe ...

Daren E Marceau, P.E.

Forensic Traffic Specialists, PLLC

Cary, North Carolina

Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness sight distance, stop sign, pavement marking, traffic engineer, MUTCD, traffic signal, red light, traffic control device, traffic sign, pavement marking, red light crash, stop light crash, AASHTO, sight line, sight triangle, work zone, traffic expert, roadway safety, traffic safety, railroad crossing
Additional Information Daren Marceau is a former police officer and is a practicing traffic engineer licensed in several states. Mr. Marceau managed an engineering design practice at a national consulting firm where he prepared transportation and traffic engineering plans including designs for intersections, work zones, traffic signals, pavement marking, and roadway signs. He also investigated and reconstructed hundreds of traffic crashes, and testified as an expert witness. Daren Marceau currently serves attorney clients as a consultant and expert witness, and teaches classes for law enforcement, engineering, insurance, and legal professionals. He is also the leading author on traffic signal crashes. Mr. Marceau works in all 50 states. Mr. Marceau's current focus is investigating and providing expert testimony in traffic crash cases involving traffic control devices and/or sight distance issues in both final and temporary/work zone conditions. Mr. Marceau also has significant personal expe...

DAVID RANKIN, PhD

Troutman, North Carolina

Equipment & Machinery Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness machine,moulder,molder,grinder,tools,tooling,cutters,knives,woodworking,guards,safety,accident
Additional Information I have spent over 30 years installing machinery, designing fixtures and training operators. As a hands-on engineer, I not only understand the equipment but also understand the employee and the manner in which they approach machines. I have worked on cases ranging from punch press accidents to designing a new CNC machining operation. Several of the cases involved deceased employees, while others were fire damage to cutting tools. The one thing that my clients have said concerning my services is that I am a working expert. I can operate and repair most types of machinery, including woodworking, metalworking, plastics, and high precision parts. On a regular basis, I will be working on a precision spindle or gearbox in the shop one day and testifying the next day. I have been provided the opportunity to work in many states and consulted around the world. When I get involved in a case, I seek the real cause of accidents when involved in this type of case and when working o...

Stuart M Statler

Safety Strategies

Mooresville, North Carolina

Products Liability Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness Consumer product safety, recalls, warnings, design flaws, corporate responsibility, industry standards, CPSC regulation, human factors & risk management.
Additional Information Served as CPSC Commissioner for 7 years, and acting-Chairman. 23+ years consulting with manufacturers & retailers, and in products litigation. Presented expert testimony in deposition and at trial 125+ times. Related areas: responsible manufacturing & marketing practices; risk assessment; product recalls, testing & labeling;safer design considerations; more than 350 consulting assignments.

Michael W Hayslip, Esq., PE, CSP

Nesti, Inc.

Dayton, Ohio

OSHA Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness Trenching, Confined Space, Slip, Trip & Fall, Fall Protection, Powered Industrial Trucks, Work Zones, Falls, Forklifts, Excavation, Construction Accidents, Ladders, Training, OSHA/ANSI Standards
Additional Information Participating in 40+ cases in 5 years, very close to 50/50 Plaintiff vs. Defendant. Majority of cases dealing with construction safety incidents, confined spaces and forklifts; some matters involve slips/ trips/ stumbles and falls of pedestrians. Employed as an adjunct professor (UC, UD, Texas A & M), OSHA Train-the-trainer authorized instructor (15 years), safety mentor as well as arbitrator, mediator and dispute review board member with the Ohio Department of Transportation. My practice is nationwide, having mentored firms and taught nearly ten thousand craft professionals from LA to Key West to Green bay to Washington DC on OSHA occupational safety and health matters. I have worked as a safety and risk manager, project manager, surveyor, carpenter, draftsman and pile driver (significant hands-on field experience wearing my tools). The type of delivery systems I have worked for include a billion dollar general contractor (J.A. Jones), national subcontractor (concrete place...

Brian P Huber

Machine Safety Specialists, LLC

Lewis Center, Ohio

Safety Expert Witness, Equipment & Machinery Expert Witness Machine Safety, Control Reliability, NFPA 79, ANSI B11 Standards, ANSI/RIA 15.06, Material Handling Injury, ANSI B11.19, Risk Assessment, OSHA 1910 Subpart O, At-work Injury, Machine Injury, Automation Safety
Additional Information If you’re going to worry about the law, worry about OSHA, if you’re going to worry about liability and injury, worry about ANSI. Brian Huber has extensive training and experience with machine safety issues. He has been trained in numerous OSHA classes and has also trained OSHA Compliance Officers numerous times for machine safety. He is an expert in ANSI B11 standards and has trained companies for machine safety in the U.S., Mexico, Germany and Japan. Brian has extensive experience with safety light curtains, interlock switches and safety relays. Control reliability is a major focus and a major issue in at-work injuries involving machines. Brian has trained many companies for control reliability. Lawsuits have been settled based on Brian’s inputs to both plaintiff and defense attorneys.

Michael G. Mariscalco, PE, LEED AP, Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator

QEI Engineers, Inc.

Dayton, Ohio

Engineering Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness Structural Collapses, Reconstruction, Safety, Codes/Standards, Fire/Explosion Cause & Origin, Engineering/Construction, Thermal/Catalytic Systems, Plumbing/Piping, HVAC, Boilers, Design Negligence
Additional Information Background also includes: boiler and piping systems, code analysis, structural failures, combustion, HVAC, air pollution control, industrial ventilation, process engineering, steel mills, cement plants, refineries, construction claims, design, carbon monoxide control, silica dust control, A/E malpractice, building construction, material handling, process safety, school and health-care facilities, building envelope design, utilities, dynamic analyses, hazardous material systems.

Richard D. Morman, CPP, CSSP, PPS

Concentric Risk Solutions LLC

Columbus, Ohio

Security Expert Witness, Police Practices & Procedures Expert Witness Inadequate or wrongful security, wrongful law enforcement act, Higher Education Safety and Security, Sports Event & Venue Security, Special Event Security, Executive Protection, Work Place Violence, Higher Education Law Enforcement, Threat Assessment Teams,
Additional Information Richard Morman is a career Public Safety veteran. He served with The Ohio State University Police Division for over 29 years, retiring as the Deputy Chief of Police, a position he held for 10 years. He has been involved in all facets of law enforcement, including management and supervision, having a total of twenty two years in supervision and management. In 2010 he was selected as The Ohio State University Department of Public Safety Employee of the Year. Richard holds three professional certifications, Certified Protection Professional (CPP) designation from ASIS, Certified Sports Security Professional (CSSP) as designated by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4), and certified Personal Protection Specialist (PPS) as designated by the Executive Protection Institute. Richard has vast sports and special event security planning and management experience, he is considered a subject matter expert in celebratory rioting, crowd control, sports and speci...

Gale Prince, CFS

SAGE Food Safety, LLC

Cincinnati, Ohio

Food Expert Witness Food Safety, Food Recalls, Food Regulations, Food Fraud, Food Contamination, Food Labeling, Food Processing, Food Hazards, Food Code, Food Service, Food Retail, HACCP
Additional Information Brings 47 years of food safety managerial experience in food manufacturing, food retail and food service operations to assist in legal cases involving food. Has extensive experience in hazard analysis of all types of foods and in establishing preventive control programs. Known for his broad working knowledge of Federal and State food regulations regarding food safety, food packaging, labeling and food specifications. Extensive experience in consumer products and food recalls along with product litigation related to product recalls and contamination and understanding of food fraud, economic adulteration practices on product tampering in both domestic and international marketplaces. A Certified Food Scientist (CFS) by Institute of Food Technologists.

Virginia L. Rhodes, Ed.D.

Renegade Learning

Cincinnati, Ohio

Education & Schools Expert Witness, School Safety Expert Witness schools,urban school,secondary school,STEM,education,magnet school,negligence,high school,teacher,supervision,principal,LEA,student,teacher hiring,evaluation,school culture,teacher union,collaboration,school leadership,leadership,training,teacher training,school safety,liability,school accident
Additional Information 35+ years in public education administration, teaching & policy Founding Principal of the largest public U.S. urban STEM high school. Founding Principal of the 1st environmental public high school in Ohio. Developer of a unique innovative "T2" teacher hiring process. Policy--former School Board member in large urban district. Expert in School transformation, collaborative school design and leadership, experiential education, program design, school culture & discipline, multicultural education, and training & supervision of all school personnel Articulate and engaging speaker on school policy, practice, and transformation. Rhodes can offer extensive experience on many aspects of school-related liability for negligence, both elementary and secondary. Rhodes travels, speaks publicly, conducts research and training workshops in the U.S. and internationally, and evaluates U.S. schools and districts for accreditation. Dr. Rhodes is an exception analytical think...

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
Additional Information 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...

Kevin L Trangle, MD, MBA, FACOEM, FACPM, FAADEP, CIME

Kevin Trangle & Associates

Mayfield Heights, Ohio

Occupational Medicine Expert Witness, Preventive Medicine Expert Witness Complex Disabilities, Environmental Medical Expert, Chemical Exposure, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Toxicology, Disability Analysis(LTD/ERISA), Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Medical Record Review, Chemical; Environmental, Occupational Medicine, Medical Implants
Additional Information Dr. Kevin Trangle is Board Certified in Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM), Internal Medicine, and Preventative Medicine. Dr. Trangle has over 17 years experience providing expert medical evaluations and expert testimony for medical legal issues including Workers' Compensation, Toxic Tort Litigation, Product Liability, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Environmental Exposure, Cancer Causation and complex disability determinations, among others. Dr. Trangle has extensive experience with state and federal workers' compensation systems, regularly consults with plaintiff and defense cases and has a background as the Medical Director of a mid-sized chemical company, where he developed and enforced occupational health and safety programs. As an Occupational Medicine and Occupational Wellness expert he is quite familiar with the medical legal issues surrounding FMLA, ADA, Short Term Disability (STD), Workers’ Compensation and Return-to-Work, including transitional work progra...

Kenneth S. Trump, M.P.A.

National School Safety and Security Services

Cleveland, Ohio

School Safety Expert Witness, Education & Schools Expert Witness school security, school safety, school wrongful death, school assaults, school sexual assaults, school rapes, school shootings, school violence, school bullying, school crisis, school emergency, school police, security guards, security officers, student supervision, school bus, school gangs, crime
Additional Information Ken provides experienced, accessible, timely and quality expert services to plaintiff and defense attorneys on preK-12 school safety and security cases. He is an experienced speaker, teacher, news commentator and personal communicator on school safety. Ken served as an officer, investigator and gang unit supervisor for the Cleveland City Schools' safety division, and as a suburban school security director and assistant gang task force director. During his 30 years in school safety he trained and consulted with school and public safety officials from 50 states and internationally.   Ken is the author, co-author and/or editor of three books, five book chapters and 450 articles on school safety. He appears regularly in national and international news.   Ken is a four-time invited Congressional witness on school safety and emergency preparedness, and testified on bullying to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He presented to the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission, Education Commis...

John S. Morse, PhD, PE

John S. Morse, PE

Westville, Oklahoma

Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness, Products Liability Expert Witness Ladders, scaffolds, shopping carts, fires & explosions, oil & gas industry, guarding, warnings, heavy trucks, brakes
Additional Information Investigated over 350 ladder/climbing equipment accidents involving step, fixed, extension, articulated, combination, rolling, and telescoping ladders, folding attic stairways, fixed stairways and scaffolds. Appeared on television three times to discuss shopping cart safety. Investigated fires and explosions, heavy truck accidents, industrial accidents, oil & gas industry, guarding, warnings, and plumbing failures.

George R Richardson, PE

Star Hill Engineering & Consulting, PLLC

Orlando, Oklahoma

Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness, Equipment & Machinery Expert Witness Horizontal Directional Drilling, HDD, Drill Pipe, Downhole Tools, DHT, Bore Planning, Tracking, Locating, Beacons, Trenchers, Safety, Standards, Intellectual Property, Patents, Claim Construction, Downhole Tooling, Product Testing, Backreamers, Shafts, Tool Joints, Swivels
Additional Information Licensed Professional Engineer in IA, MN, MS, NE, NC, OK, and TX. Over 20 years of experience in the underground construction equipment industry at a major equipment manufacturer including development and testing of new equipment as both an engineer and a manager. Experience with manufacturing processes, troubleshooting, and quality control systems. Managed product safety and standards including recalls for eight years. Responsible for all intellectual property, including litigation, for over eight years. Risk Manager for five years involved in all aspects of every product liability claim from accident investigation to settlement or final verdict.

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
Additional Information 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,...

Richard Arlington, III, CSP, CLP

Rich Arlington & Associates

Lake City, Pennsylvania

Slip Trip & Fall Expert Witness, Premises Liability Expert Witness Snow and Ice Management, Snow Plow Safety, Snow and Ice Operations, Ice Related Slip and Fall, Snow Related Slip and Fall, Snow Science, Ice Control, Snow Response Plan, Certified Snow Professional Snow Risk and Liability, Snow Storage, Snow Clearing for Parking Garages
Additional Information Rich Arlington is a Certified Snow Professional (CSP) and Landscape Industry Certified Manager (LICM). There are less than 250 CSPs in the United States. Rich possesses over 25 years of experience providing landscape and snow and ice maintenance services; he is still actively involved in snow and landscape operations.

Keith A. Bergman, PE

Bergman Engineering, LLC

Harleysville, Pennsylvania

Premises Liability Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness Accident Reconstruction, Civil Engineering, Codes and Standards, Construction, Highway and Street Design, Job-Site Safety, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Premises Liability, Slip Trip and Fall, Transportation, Traffic Engineering, Walkway Surface and Pavement Evaluation
Additional Information Our mission: Bringing clarity to complexity. Bergman Engineering is a forensic engineering firm that provides objective investigative analysis and consulting services as well as expert witness testimony. Hired for our expertise, we utilize our knowledge and experience to evaluate cases and claims with regard to civil engineering concepts. This can extend to a number of different practice areas for both plaintiff and defense counsel. Our case experience ranges from small private claims to large civil claims. We have consulted in complex claims and litigation on behalf of corporations, attorneys, insurance companies, and municipal/government agencies. Certified Professional Engineer: California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Colin J. Brigham, CIH, CSP, CPE, CPEA

1Source Safety and Health, Inc.

Exton, Pennsylvania

Human Factors Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness Ergonomics, Noise, Confined Space, Workers' Compensation, OSHA, Exposure, Mold, Construction, Audits, Industrial Hygiene, safe patient handling, patient safety,
Additional Information 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 *Preside...

Keith M Cianfrani, MAS, RSP

Aviation Safety Consultants, LLC

Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Aviation & Aerospace Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness Accident Reconstruction, Accident Investigation, Safety Audit, Human Factors in Accident Investigation
Additional Information Keith M Cianfrani, a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, the founder and owner, has over 30 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 currently an instructor for Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and Kansas State University. He also writes the Safety and Training Column for Rotor and Wing Magazine. Keith is a certified Flight Instructor (CFI) and has also worked in the civilian, commercial aviation industry flying for companies such as Petroleum Helicopters, Damin Aviation, Keystone Helicopters, Island Helicopters and Chopper 6 and Chopper 3 in Philadelphia. He also has experience in the flight for life, aero medical evacuation industry. Keith ...

Richard Collins, PhD

Biomechanics International

Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania

Biomechanics Expert Witness, Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness Injury Biomechanics, Orthopedic implants, Spinal Injury & Head Trauma, Vehicular Crashes, Slip Trip & Fall, Product Liability, Medical Malpractice, Mechanical & aerospace engineering, Theme Park Injuries, Skin Burns, Medical Devices, Biomedical engineering
Additional Information Demonstrated accuracy in research and scientific analysis in mechanical and biomedical engineering and regulatory assessments. Former university professor of Biomedical & Human Factors Engineering; Former Professor of Medicine; and Former Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Areas of Specialization • Qualified as an expert witness in civil and criminal courts. • Internationally recognized engineering and medical expertise. • Wrongful death, medical and dental malpractice; medical device/product liability • Injury biomechanics in automotive crashes, aircraft crashes, elevator failures, sports impacts and slips and falls. • Head Injury & spine cases due to motorcycle, bicycle collisions, along with protective helmet liability issues. • Accident reconstruction and failure analysis for litigation involving serious personal injury and trauma • Analyses involving motor vehicle accidents, automotive, train and aircraft accident and injury analysis an...

Chuck Dutill, PE

Heritage Technical Services, Inc.

West Chester, Pennsylvania

Environmental Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness Hydrology, stormwater management, flooding, drainage, runoff, sewer systems, sanitary sewage, wastewater treatment, septic systems, sewer backups, storm water overflows, groundwater, erosion, grading, floodplains, mold, indoor air quality, hazardous materials (hazmat), combined sewers
Additional Information Nationwide experience as hydrologist, environmental engineer, and civil engineer, including for surface water, hydraulics, piping systems, hydrogeology, wells, soils, sedimentation, metering, detention, maintenance, inspections, dams, sinkholes, hazardous waste, aquifers, drinking water, hydraulic fracturing, health and safety, Standard of Care, toxicity, soil contamination, spills, and pollution. Additionally, remediation, modeling, pumping, storage, regulations, hydroplaning, odors, wetlands, landfills, water quality, and monitoring are within his expertise. Cases for Mr. Dutill include damages from approximately $25,000 to approaching $1 billion, with most between $100,000 to $5M. As indicated in feedback from attorneys on expert witness cases, some of the strengths of Mr. Dutill include diligence, high standards, understandable input, responsiveness, timeliness, thoroughness, oral communications, effective report writing, listening skills, efficiency, professional demeanor, o...

Dennis W. Eckstine

Eckstine & Associates, Inc.

Waynesboro, Pennsylvania

Construction Expert Witness, Equipment & Machinery Expert Witness Construction Vehicles, Construction Equipment, Cranes, Forklifts, Aerial Lifts, Construction Accidents, Accident Reconstruction, Electrocution, Machinery, OSHA, Safety, Slips, Trips & Falls
Additional Information Eckstine & Associates, Inc. (E & A) provides litigation support, safety consulting, safety training, and engineering consulting services relating to safe and design of cranes, aerial work platforms, lifts and other construction, industrial, and agricultural equipment. Our expertise regarding lifting equipment is unparalleled.

Bruce D. Groves, CIH

Emilcott Associates, Inc.

Pennsylvania

Safety Expert Witness, Risk Management Expert Witness Occupational Health, Public Health, Industrial Hygiene, OSHA Compliance, TSCA Compliance, Construction Safety, Chemical Exposure, EHS Program Management, OSHA Fine Negotiation & Reduction, Toxicology, Accident Investigation, Workers Compensation, Multi-owner work place, and Hazard Assessments.
Additional Information Mr. Groves is a Certified Industrial Hygienist with over 30 years of IH, safety, loss control and risk management experience. This includes 25 years as Pres. of Emilcott, an EHS consulting firm; 6 years in various H&S and loss control positions in the mining industry, & 3 years as an OSHA Compliance Officer. Mr. Groves has provided technical expertise for corporate & legal counsel for means of peer review, litigation strategy and support, forensic analysis, and expert witness testimony. He has worked with both plaintiff and defendant legal representatives.

Steven D High, MPH, MS, CIH, CSP, ARM, CHST, CXLT

High Environmental Health & Safety Consulting Ltd.

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Slip Trip & Fall Expert Witness, OSHA Expert Witness Certified Industrial Hygienist, Safety, Occupational Safety, Chemical Exposure, Public Health, Trenching, Construction Safety, Cranes and Rigging, Accident Investigation, Coefficient of Friction, Slip Resistance, Slip-Resistance, Regulatory Compliance, Lockout, Electrical Safety, OSHA, NFPA 70E,CSP
Additional Information Authorized Trainer and Instructor Trainer for the OSHA Training Institute Outreach Education Center in Construction and General Industry. Post-baccalaureate Certificates in Environmental Health & Industrial Hygiene (Johns Hopkins) / Epidemiology & Bio-statistics (Drexel). Certified Safety Professional (CSP) Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) Construction Health & Safety Technician (CHST) Emergency Medical Technician - PA (EMT) Certified XL Tribometrist(CXLT)(slip-resistance) Frequent Public Speaker on Safety and Health Issues. Organization Participation: Lancaster County Industrial Safety Council (officer positions) American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Member: Consultants’ Division American Industrial Hygiene Association (AHIA): Full Member; Member of the Occupational & Environmental Epidemiology Committee American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH). American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM) Committee Member: F1...

Joseph D. Jolson, PhD

Custom Client Solutions

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Chemistry & Chemicals Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness Battery, Carbon Monoxide, Chemical Warfare Agent, Gas Detection Equipment, Gas Properties, Gas Monitor, Gas Toxicology, Industrial Hygiene & Safety, Methane, MSDS, Oxygen, Respiratory Protection, Self-Contained Self Rescuer
Additional Information Joseph Jolson's areas of expertise include batteries, gas detection, and respiratory protection. He provides assistance selecting, calibrating, using, and placing such equipment. He assists in accident, industrial hygiene & safety, intellectual property, and product liability disputes by providing literature review & evaluation, failure analysis & testing, forensic investigation, and expert witness services.

Tamara M. Kear, PhD, RN, CNS, CNN

Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Nephrology Expert Witness, Nurse Expert Witness Dialysis, Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, Vascular Access, ESRD, Acute Dialysis, Chronic Illness, Nursing Education, Patient Safety, Evidence-Based Practice, Kidney/Renal/Intensive Care, Hypertension, Patient Hand-off/Nursing Report, Infection Prevention
Additional Information Tamara Kear, PhD, RN, CNS, CNN is an assistant professor of nursing at Villanova University and holds a joint appointment with Main Line Health as a research consultant. Tamara is also a nephrology nurse for Fresenius Kidney Care. She is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University and Villanova University. She has 28 years of nursing experience. Dr. Kear conducted the first national study investigating the culture of safety in nephrology nurse practice settings on behalf of the American Nephrology Nurses’ Association (ANNA). Dr. Kear is the past chair of ANNA’s research committee and currently sits on the ANNA Board of Directors, Renal Physicians Association’s National Dialysis Safety Initiative Steering Committee, and Mid-Atlantic Renal Coalition (Network 5) Infection Prevention Subcommittee. Tamara is currently conducting research in the area of patient hand-off across nephrology practice settings. She is also on the editorial board for the Nephrology Nursing Journal and edits an e...

Michael A Lo Presti, PE, CSDP

Presti & Company, Inc.

Pennsylvania

Construction Defects Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness Product Liability, Patent Infringement, Personal Injury, Building Const, Building Sys, MEP Sys, Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Thermal Analysis, Electrical Engr, Fuel Gas Sys, HVAC, Plumbing, Equipment & Machinery, Geothermal, Energy, Chilled Water, Sports Equip, Manufacturing, Management
Additional Information Mr. Lo Presti (LoPresti) has over 27 years engineering experience and is an effective Expert Witness and a litigation advisor. He has advised in Construction Defect, Product Liability, Personal Injury, and Patent Infringement cases as well as building and energy code compliance and claims throughout the mid-Atlantic. He has expertise in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Plumbing, Controls, Fuel Gas and other engineering systems design in facility building construction and management. He also has experience with large scale industrial process design, including power plants and industrial boilers as well as significant experience in manufacturing. Licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia, Maryland, DC, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and North Carolina. Former Member of ASTM committee on safety, warning, and labeling. Member NSPE, ASME, ASHRAE, AWS, AEE.

Janine McCartney, Ph.D, CSP, CHST, RPIH, CSI(ML),MBA

HHC Services, Inc.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Safety Expert Witness, Industrial Hygiene Expert Witness Ergonomics,Electrical,Safety Engineering,Arc Flash,NFPA 70E, OSHA, Accident Investigation,Falls,Equipment, Machinery,Accident reconstruction,Construction, Plant,Oil & Gas, Pipeline,Asbestos,Lead,Worker's Compensation,Safety Inspection,Safety Management,Training,Employee, Workplace Safety, Toxic tort
Additional Information Dr. Janine McCartney is a Safety Engineer with designation as a Certified Safety Professional, Construction Safety and Health Technician, Registered Professional Industrial Hygienist, and Certified Safety Instructor (Master's Level). Dr. McCartney has held safety positions with several Fortune 300 companies and as a Safety Officer II with OSHA Consultation. She has worked for 8 plus years in the oil & gas industry and pipeline industry as a practicing geologist. She has also worked on large multi-state pipeline construction projects. Dr. McCartney has taught for Texas A&M-Texas Engineering Extension as Adjunct Faculty and teaches the OSHA 10 and 30 hour General Industry and Construction courses, as certified by the OSHA Training Institute. Dr. McCartney works on a day to day basis, as a consultant and as an expert. Industries represented in her client list include:construction, telecommunications, Utilities, manufacturing, food processing & distribution, oil and gas exploration...

Harry M. Neill, CIH

1Source Safety and Health, Inc.

Exton, Pennsylvania

Environmental Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness Mold, Indoor air, Odor, Microbiology, Moisture, TB, Legionella, Bird, Industrial, IAQ, Industrial Hygiene, Industrial Hygienist
Additional Information Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), 1993; American Board of Industrial Hygiene, Diplomat

Nicholas Petrucci, PE, CSP

Petrucci Engineering Consultants, LLC

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness Machinery, Ladders, Construction Accidents, Industrial Accidents, Products Liability, Aerial Devices, Rigging Equipment, Tanks, Pipes, Guarding, Slips Trips and Falls, OSHA
Additional Information Over 25 years of engineering experience, member of Penn State's engineering faculty for eight years. Licensed Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, Ohio and West Virginia. NCEES Record. Board Certified Forensic Engineer. Board Certified Safety Professional Published in the Journal of the National Academy of Engineers. CLE instructor for a major law firm. Provided expert witness testimony on seven occasions. Some of our past cases involved: -Ladder Failures -Bucket/Boom Trucks Failures/Overturns -Truck Crane Bolting Deficiency -Piping System Leaks -Tank Ruptures/Leaks -Dumb Waiter Failure -Machinery Safeguarding -Transport Van Wheelchair Lift Pinch Point -Fall from a Pallet Truck Working Platform -Truck Lift Gate Cargo Instability - Injury -Cooling Tower Blower Shaft Malfunction Additional Training: OSHA - cranes, derricks, hoists, elevators and conveyors; OSHA - fatal accidents and prevention, OSHA - equipment safeguarding, ...

Jon J. Pina, MS, CSP

Evergreen Environmental Health & Safety, Inc.

Indiana, Pennsylvania

Slip Trip & Fall Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness OSHA, Accident Investigations, Slip, Trip & Fall Accidents, Forklifts, Demolition, Asbestos, Chemical Processes, Drilling, Material Handling, Electrical Hazards, Machine Guarding, Confined Space.
Additional Information Over 30 years experience; safety, industrial hygiene, environmental, PA state OSHA consultant, construction management, demolition, "hands-on" forklift operations in industrial and chemical operations; forklift trainer and forklift "trainer-the-trainer" trainer; loading docks, slip, trip and falls; material handling, dumpsters, drum/pallets; "hands-on" industrial and chemical plant operations; slip, trip and falls; falls from elevations/trucks/mobile platforms; hot work/fires/explosions; machine guarding; electrical hazards; safety and health programs; asbestos identification/abatement; enviro

James C Post, MD, PhD, MSS, FACS

Mars, Pennsylvania

Pediatric Otolaryngology Expert Witness, Medical Management Expert Witness Infections, Operating room fires, Quality and Patient Safety, Tonsillectomy, Airway Management, Pediatric Meningitis, Bacterial Biofilm Infections, Hospital Standard of Care, Hospital Negligence, Hospital Liability, Transfer, Discharge, Ethics, Safety
Additional Information Full time actively practicing and teaching subspecialist in pediatric otolaryngology with Board-certification in Otolaryngology. Chief Quality Office for Allegheny General Hospital, a 631-bed quaternary institution in Pittsburgh, PA. Over 30 years’ experience in military medicine, including as Commander of multiple hospitals. Extensive overseas experience, including 2 tours in Afghanistan. Former Green Beret medic and light weapons expert– HALO and SCUBA qualified. PhD in Human Genetics, with over 25 years’ experience in medical research, with an emphasis on human gene discovery and bacterial biofilms and their role in human health. Trained in Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital, Otolaryngology, University of Florida, and fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Over 300 national and international scientific presentations and meetings organized, with over 150 peer-reviewed papers and chapters. Professor, Otolaryngology, Mic...

Robert H. Schram, D.P.A.

BARC Developmental Services

Holicong, Pennsylvania

Safety Expert Witness, Slip Trip & Fall Expert Witness School safety, discrimination, wrongful death, workplace issues, guardianship, workplace safety, nonprofit, mental illness, mental retardation, abuse, special education, risk management, vocational rehabilitation, employee handbook, personnel injury, policies, procedures, protocols
Additional Information In addition to my formal education I have Certificates from: The University of Pennsylvania Wharton School in Finance; University of Penn Medical School in Medical Ethics and Decision Making; Ford Motor Company in Dispute Resolution; PA Department of Public Welfare and Desales University in Leadership. For forty years I have direct work experience with: vocational rehabilitation, standard of care, special education, risk management, workplace safety, workplace abuse, discrimination, wrongful death, policies and procedures, personnel matters, business operations, employment, exploitation, guardianship, early intervention, business operations, employee issues, residential long term care, budgeting, fiscal analysis, pension/trust fund management and investment, production line management, marketing, writing, fundraising, new program start-up, long range and strategic planning, teaching and training, supervision, public speaking, arbitration, mediation, conflict management/dispute re...

The TASA Group, Inc., Expert Referral Over 10,000 Categories of Technical and Medical Experts

Blue Bell, Pennsylvania

Expert Witness Referral Expert Witness Accounting, Automotive, Biomechanics, Computers, Construction, Employment, Engineering, Intellectual Property, Medical, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Safety, Security. All relevant advanced degrees. Experts available locally and nationally.
Additional Information The TASA Group's skilled referral advisors match your criteria with topflight local, regional, & national independent consulting and testifying experts. We offer over 11,000 expertise categories, including 1000+ medical specialties. TASA provides targeted referrals, forwards resumes, and arranges your initial expert phone interviews. Save valuable time. **You can also request one of our indispensable expert background research products: the Challenge History Report 2.0, which details the challenges to an expert's testimony or credentials; the Professional Sanction Search, which relays sanctions brought against experts by their professional associations and licensing boards; and the Expert Witness Profiler, the most comprehensive background report available, that includes references on social media, memberships, publications, education, challenged testimony, and much more. **The TASA Group also offers free expert witness-led webinars (CLE-eligible in certain states) relevant to you...

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
Additional Information 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...

Mindy Levine, PhD

University of Rhode Island

Kingston, Rhode Island

Chemistry & Chemicals Expert Witness, OSHA Expert Witness cyclodextrin; solubility; laboratory safety; chemical synthesis

Jay M Vincelli, MSc, PE

Materials Science Associates

Coventry, Rhode Island

Laboratories & Testing Expert Witness, Medical Devices Expert Witness Wear testing,metrology,patents,hip implants,knee implants,joint replacement,bone,screw,rod,spinal,poly,polyethylene,oxidations,wear measurements,corrosion,mechanical,fatigue,metallurgy,metallography,microscope,electron,SEM,EDS,chemical analysis,surface analysis,FTIR,electrodes,fracture,FEA,CAD/CAM
Additional Information Jay M. Vincelli, MSc, PE is an experienced multi-discipline engineer specializing in computational analysis of biomechanical implants and aviation components, fracture analysis, and chemical and metallurgical analysis of steel, aluminum, titanium, and nickel-based alloys. He is actively involved in engineering analysis, design, product development and research. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of Florida and his Master of Science in Engineering Sciences from Dartmouth College, where he developed a computational method for quantifying wear in metal-on-metal hip retrievals and analyzed over 500 failed metal-on-metal hip components. He holds a patent covering a miniaturized cardiopulmonary bypass circuit for transgenic mouse testing. He is the author of publications on laser cleaning and pulsed gas tungsten arc welding of titanium alloy tubes. His collaborative work has been published with investigators at the University of Virgin...

Theron Blickenstaff, MD, FACOEM

Occupational and Environmental Medicine Consulting

Kingsport, Tennessee

Occupational Medicine Expert Witness, Toxicology Expert Witness Epidemiology, Cancer causation, Indoor Air Quality, Inhalation exposure, Chemical exposure, Occupational Lung Disease, Material Safety Data Sheets, Medical Record Reviews, Disability Consultation
Additional Information Review of records, written reports, affidavits, depositions, courtroom testimony. Workers Compensation, Social Security Disability. Occupational exposures, environmental exposures, consumer product exposures. Defense and plaintiff. Over 20 years experience in occupational and environmental medicine. Material Safety Data Sheets. Exposure assessment a particular strength.

Marion Kainer, MD, MPH, FRACP

Infectious Disease Consulting Corporation

Brentwood, Tennessee

Infectious Diseases Expert Witness, Internal Medicine Expert Witness infection,epidemiology,outbreak,allograft,sepsis, nosocomial,infection control,infection prevention,wound infection,antibiotic resistance,Staphylococcus,MRSA,VRE,CRE,TB,Klebsiella,Acinetobacter,Clostridium,hepatitis,tissue,fungus,meningitis,compounding pharmacy,heater cooler,Mycobacterium chimaera
Additional Information Infectious diseases physician and healthcare epidemiologist; Chair of Infection Control at 2 hospitals. Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA in Hospital Infections Program/Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (2000-2002). Experienced in conducting and interpreting outbreak investigations in healthcare settings and public health. Liaison to the federal Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC). Co-chair of the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Steering Working Group. Member of the antimicrobial resistance working group for the President's Council of Advisers on Science and Technology (PCAST). Invited to participate in the White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship (June 2, 2015) Voted Tennessean of the year (2012) for the role played in the investigation of the 2012-3 fungal meningitis outbreak related to contaminated methylprednisolone acetate from New England Compounding Cen...

John W Mitchell, LPC/MHSP

Memphis, Tennessee

Mental Health Expert Witness Sex Offender Issues, Risk Factors, Community Safety, Mental Health Counseling, Safety, Counseling, Mental Health, Sex Offender Behavior, Risk Factors
Additional Information I can be an Expert Witness with Sex Offender issues and behaviors, Risk Factors and Community Safety

Catherine E Adams Hutt, PhD, RD, CFS

RdR Solutions Consulting, LLC

Aubrey, Texas

Food Expert Witness, Public Health Expert Witness Food Safety, Food Manufacturing, Nutrition, Foodborne Illness, Food Fraud, Food Forensics, Food Poisoning, Food Adulteration, Dietary Supplements, Food Labeling, Quality Management, Health Claims.
Additional Information I have high-level training and senior experience in a variety of food related fields, including food manufacturing, food service, food regulations, and nutrition. My diverse background makes me ideally suited for challenging cases where it is important or helpful to be able to integrate information from a number of different disciplines. My professional experience is truly unique and my credentials make me unimpeachable. Most of my cases are settled before going to trial on the strength of my expert opinion. I enjoy deposition and trial, understanding the art of the exercise; and I work to deliver the optimal results for my clients.

Arvind Chandrakantan, MD, MBA, FAAP

Texas Children's Hospital

Houston, Texas

Anesthesiology Expert Witness, Pediatric Anesthesiology Expert Witness PDNV, HCM, Healthcare IT, PONV, Pediatric Research, Patient Safety
Additional Information Arvind Chandrakantan, MD, MBA, FAAP is a board certified Anesthesiologist, subspecialty board certified Pediatric Anesthesiologist, at Texas Children's Medical Center. Arvind currently holds the title of Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology & Pediatrics. He administers approximately 1000 anesthetics annually and has a keen interest in biotech startups as well as novel drugs/pipeline flow. Arvind also has numerous publications to his credit in the fields of Anesthesiology and Pediatric Anesthesiology. Arvind has an MBA from the Wharton School in Philadelphia, PA. For a full list of publications please message me directly. Arvind works on several entrepreneurial and humanitarian ventures

Yadin David, CCE, EdD, PE

Biomedical Engineering Consultants, LLC

Houston, Texas

Medical Devices Expert Witness, Products Liability Expert Witness Medical Device, Equipment, Safety, Biomedical, Clinical engineering, infusion pump, ESU, laser, Monitor, Equipment Labeling, Healthcare technology, compliance, Risk, Equipment repair, Maintenance, Medical technology life cycle, Wireless networks, FDA, Telemedicine, Regulation, Defect, patent, IP.
Additional Information Independent consultant with 35 years of experience including directing hospital biomedical engineering programs at the largest medical center in the world. Last 8 years serve as incident investigator and forensic engineer examining use error, design and manufacturing defects. Experience includes 20 years of service in technical standards writing committees/organizations and ten years service on various FDA advisory panels. Recipient of FDA Commission special awards, other awards by university, professional societies and international association. Authors of numerous manuscripts, chapters and books. Holds Master and Doctorate degrees in engineering and education. Register professional engineer (P.E.), certified in clinical engineering (C.C.E.) as well as certified clinical engineer, and as forensic engineering expert.

Thomas Dydek, PhD, DABT, PE

Dydek Toxicology Consulting

Austin, Texas

Toxicology Expert Witness, Environmental Expert Witness asbestos, carbon monoxide, lead, toxic chemicals, occupational exposures, fracking, metals, pesticides, petroleum products, solvents, benzene
Additional Information Dr. Dydek has provided expert witness services including the preparing expert reports, affidavits, and “white papers” and providing deposition and trial testimony. He has worked on more than 250 toxic tort cases and regulatory agency Public Hearings. He has successfully defended his qualifications and testimony in several Daubert-type hearings. He has given approximately 50 depositions and testified at trial 10 times. Dr. Dydek is an independent expert, having provided testimony on behalf of a roughly equal number of plaintiffs and defendants. His expertise is in the area of evaluating the human health effects for exposures to chemicals and microbial agents (mold and bacteria). These exposures have occurred in the community, in occupational settings, and in other indoor environments. In his litigation support work he specializes in addressing both general and specific causation issues. Dr. Dydek has evaluated the potential toxic effects of the following major types of c...

Nicolas V Fernandez, PE

Flores - Fernandez Engineering, Inc.

San Antonio, Texas

Safety Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness Electricity, Slip, Trip & Fall
Additional Information Master Electrician License (Texas, 22385); Professional Registered Engineer (Texas, 35487); Electrical and Solar Power Instructor (Texas, 1062)

James A Francis, CPP, CFSO

LFJ Consulting Services, LLC

Round Rock, Texas

Security Expert Witness, Premises Liability Expert Witness Physical Security, Emergency Preparedness, Intellectual Property Protection, Risk Assessments, Security Systems, Evacuation Planning, Guard Force Management & Training, Use of Force, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, Security Policies & Procedures, Security Awareness Training
Additional Information Mr. Francis provides leadership to LFJ Consulting Services on its broad range of offerings in the areas of expert services, litigation support, security and crisis management. LFJ was established to serve Fortune 500 companies, law firms, schools, commercial real estate, governments and the security community. Mr. Francis has consulted on projects ranging from protecting infants in a neo-natal clinic to developing counterterrorism strategies with NYPD and other US government agencies. His focus in recent years has been to simplify organizational crisis management and assist clients in effectively establishing and training a Crisis Management Team. Mr. Francis' extensive experience in the security profession spans both government and industry. He has over 35 years of diverse experience in the areas of audio countermeasures, facility vulnerability analysis, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), distinguished person protection, counter-terrorism, high-threat env...

David C Griffin, RPh

Griffin Pharmacy Consultants, LLC

Cleburne, Texas

Pharmacist Expert Witness Pharmacy Practice Standards, Drug/Medication Errors, Pharmacy Drug Interactions, Medication Overdose and Underdose, Medication Interaction, Pharmaceuticals Adverse Reactions, Pharmacy Safety and Counseling, Pharmacist Duty to Warn, Pharmacy Operation, Adverse Drug Reactions, Drug Interactio

R. Craig Jerner, PhD, PE

J.E.I. Metallurgical, Inc.

Dallas, Texas

Metallurgy Expert Witness, Products Liability Expert Witness Failure Analysis, Product Liability, Metallurgical Engineer, Metallurgy, Investigation, Expert Witness Testimony, Engineering, Accident Investigation, Metal Failure Analysis, Oil and Gas Field and Equipment Failures
Additional Information Dr. R. Craig Jerner, Ph.D., P.E. has assisted injured parties, defendants, insurers, attorneys, corporations and government agencies for over 45 years as a metallurgical engineer, litigation consultant and expert witness. Since 1968, Dr. Jerner has conducted more than 1500 failure analyses and accident investigations. He has given over 275 depositions and has testified as an expert witness in State and Federal courts on more than 75 occasions. Dr. Jerner serves both defendants and plaintiffs in litigation cases. His typical current defendant/plaintiff ratio is one to one. His consulting has focused on engineering analysis of equipment failures and accidents involving the failure of metals and metal components. These investigations include analyses of design, materials of manufacture, methods of manufacturing, maintenance, use and abuse of metal products and metal components of equipment and machinery. As a P.E. and Ph.D., Dr. Jerner has also consulted with the United States Coas...

Paul E. Langille

PEL & Associates, LLC

Washington, Texas

Transportation Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness Truck Accident Expert Witness, Crane Accident Expert Witness, Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV)Safety, Crane & Rigging Safety, Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Consultant, Mobile Crane Safety Consultant
Additional Information More than 45 years of experience in the Trucking, Crane & Heavy Construction Industries with emphasis in the safe and efficient operation of heavy transport equipment and crane operations with more than 25 years involved in management roles such as Branch Manager; VP & Operations Management; Project Management; Technical, Sales, Quality Control Training, Safety and Compliance with Federal, State and Local Laws, Regulations and Standards governing the safe performance of work. Extensive knowledge of OSHA 1910 for General Industry, OSHA 1926 for the Construction Industry as well as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrations Rules and Regulations governing the safe operations of Commercial Motor Vehicles. Also, more than 20 years of safe and efficient hands on operation of over the road trucks, farming & heavy construction equipment including tractors; excavators; backhoes; dozers; loaders; motor graders; as well as both hydraulic & lattice boom mobile cranes and heavy haul tran...

Morris J. Mach, CSP

Powerline Safety & Training

Bastrop, Texas

Engineering Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness Power Lines, Linemen, Power Line Training, High Voltage, Lineman Accidents, Power Line Safety, Electrical Burns, Electrocution, Electrical Contacts, High Voltage Flashes, Power Line Fires, Accident Reconstruction, Broken Poles, Electrical Accidents
Additional Information Electrical lineman and supervisor with 20+ years experience in power line industry. Developed lineman safety and training programs.

R. John Miner, P.E.

Collaboration Unlimited

Helotes, Texas

Electricity Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness Electric Utility, Power Supply Contract, National Electrical Safety Code, NESC, OSHA, Electrical Accident, Accident Investigation, Electric Utility Contact, Power Plant, Power Line, Transmission Line, Electrical Distribution, Electrical Substation, Electrical, Electrical Safety, High Voltage, Linema
Additional Information R. John Miner is an accomplished engineer, executive manager, educator and consultant with over 45 years of experience in the electric utility industry. He is President of Collaborative Learning, Inc. DBA Collaboration Unlimited located in Austin and San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Miner has provided expert litigation support on matters involving the National Electrical Safety Code, OSHA, investigation of electrical accidents, and electrical utility contractual disputes. He has conducted seminars and workshops on the NESC and a wide range of electric utility topics throughout the U.S.

Patrick Murphy

LPT Security Consulting

Tomball (Houston), Texas

Security Expert Witness, Premises Liability Expert Witness Security, Premises Liability, Mall Security, Crime Foreseeability, background checks, Security Procedures, Standard of Care, Apartments, Night club, guards, retail loss prevention, shoplifting
Additional Information Over 40 years of experience. Before commencing my practice I was Director of Loss Prevention Operations for the Eckerd Corporation, a 3000-store, $16B annual sales, retail pharmacy chain based in Largo, Florida. I was employed by Eckerd from 1989 to 2001. Prior to Eckerd I was a Security/Loss Prevention Manager with Sears for 10 years in the Houston metropolitan area. I served as a Police Officer for the City of Dallas, Texas from 1976 to 1979. After graduation from college in 1975 I was a private investigator and security guard supervisor. I have served as an adjunct instructor for the Houston Police Department’s Police Academy and Rice University where I taught modules for their Crime Prevention Officer Certification program and also made presentations to their cadet classes regarding retail Loss Prevention and retail crime. I have lectured the Criminal Justice Departments at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas and University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida....

Homer R. Peterson, II, P.E., CSP

Peterson Construction Consulting, Inc.

Houston, Texas

Construction Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness Construction, falls from elevation, fall protection, negligence, occupational health & safety management systems, OSHA matters, personal injury, safety, standards of care, steel erection, wrongful death
Additional Information Homer R. Peterson II, P.E., CSP provides consulting services to attorneys, insurance carriers, construction companies, and companies engaged in general industry. Services are offered as a subject matter expert, expert witness, and safety consultant. Mr. Peterson also serves as an arbitrator through the American Arbitration Association (AAA). Mr. Peterson has over 40 years of construction and safety experience (17 years union, 23 years non-union), including airports, bridges, casinos, convention centers, convocation centers, distribution centers, hospitals, hotels, manufacturing facilities, office buildings, paper mills, pharmaceutical plants, power plants, prisons, refineries, schools, shopping malls, sports arenas, steel mills, stores, and warehouses. See Mr. Peterson's website at www.homerpeterson.com for photographs of representative projects. Mr. Peterson’s experience includes 40 years in construction in various positions such as president, senior vice president, vice pr...

Merrill J. Reynolds, Jr.

Foresight Credit Group

New Braunfels, Texas

Banking Expert Witness, Financial Expert Witness Commercial and Real Estate Lending Practices, Loan Review/Credit Analysis, Lender/Director Liability, Real Estate Appraisal Issues, Risk Management, Credit Policy, Regulatory Standards/Practices, Regulations and Law, Problem Loan Workouts, Loan Documentation Issues, Bank Officer and Director Conduct
Additional Information Foresight Credit Group (FCG) is a consulting firm specializing in expert witness testimony, and litigation support to financial institutions, attorneys and individual clients throughout the United States. Mr. Merrill J. Reynolds, Jr. serves as the primary expert witness for all FCG cases. As a seasoned professional with over 40 years of banking, regulation and consulting experience, Mr. Reynolds has developed a growing practice of expert witness and litigation support services. Mr. Reynolds’ expert witness experience includes consultations, depositions, and courtroom testimony. He has been retained as an expert on topics including bank lending practices, procedures, fraud, loan policy, construction risk management and standards of care in the banking industry. Mr. Reynolds has been retained by both plaintiffs and defendants, in equal measure. His litigation support includes in-depth discovery assistance, regulatory research and analysis, commercially reasonable and standard ...

Kevin Rice, CSP

ACN Group

Spring, Texas

Safety Expert Witness, Transportation Expert Witness OSHA, Construction, General Industry, Manufacturing, Environmental, Investigation, Management, Behavior Analysis, Policies Practices and Procedures, Noise, Hazardous Waste, Management Systems, Emergency Preparedness, Equipment & Machinery, Excavation, Equipment Liability, Property Damage.
Additional Information Mr. Rice is a well-qualified, results-driven HSE Leader with extensive experience in the development and execution of Health, Safety, Quality, DOT and Environmental programs that have significantly improved safety, productivity and efficiency. He is the founder of ACN Group LLC and is a board certified safety professional by the BCSP. He has a successful track record in onsite and offsite international program management, multisite project management and coordination. Strong technical and analytical qualifications combined with outstanding communication, training and teambuilding skills. Credited with creating industry-leading programs that delivered significant cost savings and efficiency improvements while minimizing liability exposure.

Robert G. Rose, PhD

Rose Porterfield Group Inc

Dallas, Texas

Psychology Expert Witness industrial psychology,harassment,hiring, safety,executive assessment,training,IO Psychologist,discrimination,psychological testing,performance evaluation,psychology, performance review,sexual harassment, wrongful discharge,ADA,industrial psychologist,coaching,employment,promotion, personal injury
Additional Information Dr. Bob Rose has consulted to business as his full-time endeavor for over 30 years. He is a Principal in Rose Porterfield Group a firm that has helped companies in virtually every industry in executive assessment, coaching, team building, training and handling problems such as harassment and discrimination. Rose Porterfield Group is a WBE, Dr. Robyn Porterfield, Managing Principal. Rose and Porterfield have published books, book chapters and numerous articles in psychology and business and for many years had a column in the Dallas Business Journal, "C-level coach." He has been an expert for both plaintiff and defendant. Bob and Robyn can help put complex information into concrete understandable English.

Jimmy J. Sill, CDS

Trucking Subject Matter Expert

Diboll, Texas

Transportation Expert Witness, Management Expert Witness Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT), Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR/FMCSA), Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV), Driver Qualification (DQ), Risk Management, Cargo Securement, Hours of Service (HOS), Fatigued Driving, Commercial Drivers License, CSA, Insurance
Additional Information I have more than 15 years of continuous, progressively responsible experience in the trucking and warehouse industries, in addition to more than 10 years of operational and production experience with fortune 500 companies. I am an accomplished subject matter expert with strengths in safety and fleet management, systems information, insurance programs and risk management. I am extensively experienced in handling multiple projects by prioritizing effectively in order to meet targeted goals. My area of expertise is transportation safety and compliance. I have participated with motor carriers in a number of compliance reviews as well as litigation in which I provided either a lead or support role as a subject matter expertise in the interpretation of DOT regulations and fleet or corporate safety programs. In any incident involving a commercial motor vehicle, it’s critical to have a credible and reliable source that understands literal and practical application of regulations, as...

Captain Sam S. Stephenson, J.D.

Stephenson Maritime International

Texas

Maritime Expert Witness, Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness International & Inland Rules of the Road, Personal Injury, Shiphandling, Piloting & Seamanship, Sailboats & Yachts, Electronic & Marine Navigation, Bridge Resource Management, Tugs Barges & Towing, Groundings, Aids to Navigation, Cargo & Passenger Ships, Collisions & Allisions
Additional Information Captain Stephenson, J.D. is a licensed USCG - Master Mariner of Any Gross Tons and also licensed as a state & federal pilot for Port Everglades, Florida. Captain Stephenson has years of seagoing experience as captain on ships of unlimited tonnage and is currently a Senior Harbor Pilot in Port Everglades routinely navigating the largest cruise ship(s) in the world in & out of Port Everglades. In addition, he is a lead instructor at Resolve Maritime Academy in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and has developed senior level courses for captains/senior officers and pilots including COLREGS, BRM-Pilots, Advanced Shiphandling, Podded Propulsion, etc. In 2015, Captain Stephenson was appointed to the USCG-Navigation Safety Advisory Committee. Prior to becoming a Port Everglades Pilot, Captain Stephenson was Commandant of Cadets at Texas A&M at Galveston and Captain on the United States Training Ship Texas Clipper II in charge of the safety & training of hundreds of maritime cadets . Captain Stephen...

Patrick J Walsh, CSP

Walsh Safety Consulting

Georgetown, Texas

Safety Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness OSHA, Personal Injury, Property Damage, Risk Management, Loss Prevention, Accident Investigation

Lee E Marchessault, CUSA, CUSP

Workplace Safety Solutions, Inc.

Williston, Vermont

Electricity Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness Electrical Safety, Electrocution, Electrical Arc Flash Burns, Utility Safety, Power Systems Safety, Utility Fall Protection, Transmission and Distribution Safety
Additional Information I am the President of Workplace Safety Solutions, Inc. which has provided safety consultation services to over 600 companies internationally. As such, my focus has been on working with these companies, their employees, and cultivating our employees to build a solid consulting business. Now with additional resources, I am comfortable to dedicate more time to expert witness work and provide law firms with the service, dedication and commitment they need to effectively assist them with their legal cases and associated schedules.

Michael Armstrong, MD

Richmond ENT

Richmond, Virginia

Otolaryngology Expert Witness, Plastic Surgery Expert Witness Sinus, Tonsil, Larynx, Hearing, Facial Trauma, Face Lift, Allergy, Strangulation Ear, Nose Throat
Additional Information Dr. Michael Armstrong is the founder and owner of Richmond ENT, a private medical practice specializing in ear, nose and throat disorders in Richmond, VA. Trained at Johns Hopkins University (1989-1995), Dr. Armstrong was certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in 1995. He was certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 2001, and now serves as an oral examiner. He completed the fellowship examination of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy in 2007. In appreciation for his frequent lectures and mentorship of advanced practice nursing students and family practice residents, he has been appointed an assistant professorship at Virginia Commonwealth University, in the departments of otolaryngology (since 2003) and nursing (2014). While enjoying the breadth of otolaryngology, Dr. Armstrong has developed a particular interest in nasal and sinus disorders and in facial plastic surgery. He has co-authored several...

Philip P Hayden, EdD

Retired Federal Bureau of Investigation

Spotsylvania, Virginia

Law Enf & Criminal Justice Expert Witness Use of Force, Law Enforcement, Police Tactics, Police Practices, Police Procedures, Police Shooting, Electronic Controlled Weapons, Excessive Use of Force, Arrest Tactics, Unjustified shooting, SWAT
Additional Information Dr. Hayden has been certified by the FBI as an instructor in tactical concepts for law enforcement officers; defensive tactics; special weapons and tactics (SWAT); crisis management; firearms; sniper; rappelling; helicopter tactical operations; hostage negotiations; bomb investigations and pilot-in-command for fixed-winged aircrafts. Dr. Hayden also has been a Supervisory Special Agent for the FBI Academy and as such designed, developed and implemented the Law Enforcement Training for Safety and Survival program for the FBI and has taught thousands of law enforcement officers as a tactical instructor.

Christian W Knudsen, PhD ChE, PE, Fellow AIChE

Knudsen Associates

Alexandria, Virginia

Chemistry & Chemicals Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness Chemical Engineering, Intellectual Property, Research & Development, Laboratories & Testing, Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals, Coal, Synfuels, Specialty and Fine Chemicals, Forensic Science, Failure Analysis, Environmental, Safety
Additional Information I have expertise in petroleum, gas, coal, petrochemicals, synthetic fuels, specialty chemicals and fine chemicals at laboratory, pilot plant and plant scale. Broad R&D and corporate experience at Exxon, GE, Halcon SD Executive service in synfuels development at the U.S. Dept. of Energy 14 years owning and managing a private R&D chemical laboratory including five professionals with doctorates, three with master's and two with bachelor's degrees, all in chemical engineering or organic chemistry.

Michael A Lo Presti, PE, CSDP

Presti & Company, Inc.

Dulles, Virginia

Construction Defects Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness Product Liability, Patent Infringement, Personal Injury, Building Const, Building Sys, MEP Sys, Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Thermal Analysis, Electrical Engr, Fuel Gas Sys, HVAC, Plumbing, Equipment & Machinery, Geothermal, Energy, Chilled Water, Sports Equip, Manufacturing, Management
Additional Information Mr. Lo Presti (LoPresti) has over 27 years engineering experience and is an effective Expert Witness and a litigation advisor. He has advised in Construction Defect, Product Liability, Personal Injury, and Patent Infringement cases as well as building and energy code compliance and claims throughout the mid-Atlantic. He has expertise in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Plumbing, Controls, Fuel Gas and other engineering systems design in facility building construction and management. He also has experience with large scale industrial process design, including power plants and industrial boilers as well as significant experience in manufacturing. Licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia, Maryland, DC, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and North Carolina. Former Member of ASTM committee on safety, warning, and labeling. Member NSPE, ASME, ASHRAE, AWS, AEE.

Tarek Omar, PhD

Advanced Research & Technology (ART)

McLean, Virginia

Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness, Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness Accident investigation/Reconstruction, Biomechanics, Transportation Safety, Seatbelts, Airbags, Occupant Protection, Vehicle/Truck/Boat and Motorcycle Crashes, Crashworthiness, Computer Modeling & Accident Simulation, Guardrail Failure Analysis, Slip and Fall, Fuel Tanks, Pipelines, vehicle dynamics
Additional Information ART Corp. experts have more than 21 years of advanced expertise in the areas of accident/collision investigation and reconstruction, highway safety, automotive/vehicular engineering and structural analysis. Their superior expertise is guaranteed to provide you with the compelling evidence necessary to pursue and win complex specialty lawsuits including but not limited to the airbag and seatbelt fatalities/injuries, slip, trip & falls, occupant biomechanics, crashworthiness and failure analysis, fuel tank, pipelines and pressure vessel analysis. ART experts are widely recognized as a world leader in advanced computer simulations of complicated structural dynamics, crash, and impact-related problems. They have conducted a wide variety of successful projects and accident reconstruction analysis for many government agencies, private industry, and engineering and law firms. Professional in utilizing state-of-the-art technology including 3-D computer animation engineering and modeli...

Robert E. Preston

The Camp Doctor Inc.

Richmond, Virginia

Risk Management Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness Camp Director, Camp Operations Analysis, Camp Staffing, Camp Management, Camp Site Assessment, Camp Business Model/Planning, Camp Risk Management Analysis, Camping, Camp Receiver, Retired Scouting Executive.
Additional Information Profile of The Camp Doctor Inc: . Founded in 1993, incorporated in PA and VA with nine associates . Have clients both domestic and international. . Served as a court appointed Receiver in NY Supreme Court - 1999 . Served as an expert witness or consulting witness in NY, DC, TX, OH, NC, PA, MO, VA, WV, CA, AZ, MD, CT, FL, WY, IL, ME, TN, AR, MN . Conducted comprehensive camp site review and evaluations in OH, IL, CT, NH, PA, MA, WV, NY, VA, NC, MD, NJ, DE, ME, MI, AR, FL, WI, MO, CA, AZ, WY . Conducted ACA accreditation visits to thirty-five camps in NY, NJ, PA, VA . Wrote high adventure safety policies for a new camp in WY . Conducted BSA camp visitations at eight camps in NC and VA . Conducted numerous risk and safety evaluations of camps in Canada and USA . Wrote comprehensive business plans for camps in CA, AZ, NC, MI, GA . Conducted feasibility studies for camps in PA, NY, NJ, WV, IN, NC, VA, CT . Served as executive director for hearing impa...

John R. Beebe, Jr., P.E., BSEE

AER Engineers, Inc

Kirkland, Washington

Electrical Engineering Expert Witness, Fire Expert Witness Electrical Injury, Electrocution, Electrical Safety, Electrical Construction Defects, Electrical Specifications, Electrical Damage, Electrical Power, Electrical Accidents, Electrical Codes and Standards, Electrical Fires and Explosions, Electrical Hazards, Electricity
Additional Information EXPERT CONSULTING AND FORENSICS FOR THE LEGAL PROFESSION Back to Introduction Partial Curriculum Vitae - John R. Beebe, P.E. John R. Beebe P.E. is Owner / Principal of AER Engineers, Inc. AER Engineers has been providing electrical/mechanical engineering and consulting services for commercial, industrial and residential projects since 1980. Mr. Beebe is a registered professional electrical engineer in over 10 states. He provides expert witness consultation and forensics for electrical accident investigation, accidents due to insufficient lighting, electrical injury, shock, electrocution, electrical contact, electrical safety, property damage, and loss. Litigation services include providing litigation support, rendering independent expert opinions and offering strategic advice to attorneys and clients concerning the technical issues of electrical failures, safety violations, accidents, electrical failures, negligence and incompetence. Over his career, Mr. Beebe ...

Mark J Lawless

Seattle, Washington

Construction Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness Construction Defects, Premises Liability, Changed Conditions, Engineering (Field), Risk Management, Scope of Work, Insurance Coverage, Scheduling, Subcontracting, Estimating, Alternate Dispute Resolution, Standard Practices

Blair Pruitt, ACI

Axiom Building Inspections

Seattle, Washington

Slip Trip & Fall Expert Witness, Premises Liability Expert Witness Stairs, Walkways, Handrails, Guardrails, Ramps, Decks, Building Code Compliance, Property Maintenance, ADA, Illumination, Accessibility, Building Inspection, Building Safety
Additional Information When providing litigation support to my clients, I call upon my extensive experience in building inspections, my technical knowledge, and my observational and communication skills to render objective and accurate evaluations. My areas of service focus on premises liability, building safety, slip, trip, and fall matters, accessibility on paths of egress, and code compliance. I use the knowledge gained when earning code-certified inspector and plans examiner credentials in multiple categories with the International Code Council, to evaluate the design and construction of stairs, handrails, walkways, ramps, decks, and paths of egress from a building. My research on an assignment will utilize my library of building codes, which include the most current editions to historical codes dating back to 1927. Peer reviewed scientific studies, professional standards, and historical publications are referenced to ensure that my opinions, reports, and advice advance from industry recognized ...

Clark D Todd, FACHE

Todd and Associates

Mount Vernon, Washington

Medical Management Expert Witness Hospital Administration, Hospital Corporate Negligence, Hospital Best Practices, Patient Safety, JCAHO Standards, Former Hospital CEO, Medical Staff Bylaws, Quality Management

(Victor) Alan Werner, PE, P.Eng, PMP

VA:W

Renton, Washington

Engineering Expert Witness, Equipment & Machinery Expert Witness Mechanical engineering, industrial process, industrial design, energy modeling, energy control, steam production, fluid transfer, process analysis, heat exchange, piping, pumps
Additional Information Alan Werner’s skills and background include forensic analysis in the areas of industrial process systems, industrial process equipment including pumps, fans, heat exchangers, mixers, specialty equipment, piping include safety devices, and pipe support systems. Specific experience has been gained in chemical process plants, pulp and paper mills, wood processing plants, boiler plants, chiller plants, and co-gen systems. Using a proprietary thermodynamic model, I am able to replicate boiler and chiller systems to duplicate normal and off-spec operations. I have designed mechanical parts and machinery, some using unusual materials and/or features. I have experience in worker sound exposure investigation and remediation, as well as "fence line" acoustical research. My professional licenses are in Washington, California, Florida, and British Columbia.

Dale M Gumz, PE

Inductive Engineering

Cadott, Wisconsin

Engineering Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness Accident Reconstruction, Products Liability, Slip, Trip & Fall, Agriculture, Human Factors
Additional Information 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.

Marjean K. Pountain, CPM

Pountain Partners, LLC

Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

Real Estate Expert Witness, Management Expert Witness Slip, Trip & Fall, Property Management, Litigation Support, Landlord/Tenant, Property Maintenance, Security, Standards of Care, Premises Liability, Condominium Management/Maintenance, Senior Housing, Commercial Real Estate, Fair Housing, Real Estate Ethics
Additional Information Pountain Partners provides expert witness testimonies for attorneys and real estate developers. Services include market studies, feasibility analysis, deposition, mediation, arbitration, litigation support and trial testimony. We have the knowledge and experience as to the standards of real estate management and all landlord/tenant issues. Pountain Partners will review the documentation, do the research, offer opinions and provide written reports as to what are customary and reasonable standards of care. Topics Pountain Partners excels in include: Property Management Safety Regulations Tenant and Landlord Rights Standards of Care Premises Liability Slips, Trips and Falls Security and Lighting Negligence in Hiring, Supervision, and On-site Practices Landlord Tenant and Vendor Disputes Property Maintenance Best Practices and Responsibilities Security Deposits Common Area Maintenance Charges (CAM) Fair Housing Ethics HUD Housing (Section 8) Tax Credit Housing (Sec...

Mark R Webster, PE, MSME, MBA

Webster Engineering, LLC

Hubertus, Wisconsin

Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness, Equipment & Machinery Expert Witness Conveyors and Systems, Elevators, Material Lifts, Industrial Controls, Dynamic Analysis, Animations, Forensic Engineering, Intellectual Property, Freight Lifts, ASME B20.1 Standard, ASME Safety Standards, Equipment and Machinery, Failure Analysis, Hydraulics, Manufacturing, Products Liability
Additional Information Licensed Professional Engineer with 32 years of experience with conveyors, and a wide range of industrial machinery and control systems. conveyor systems, material handling systems, elevators, material lifts, vertical conveyors, shopping cart conveyors (adjacent to escalators), automated car parking systems, custom engineered machinery and systems. Board Certified Forensic Engineer. Vice Chair of ASME B20.1 Safety Standards for Conveyors and Related Equipment, Vice Chair of ASME Board on Safety Codes and Standards, member of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers. Engineering specialties include machine design, dynamic system analysis and animation (multi-body physics, motion analysis), hydraulic lifts and systems, heavy mechanical drives for and lifting and other material handling applications, finite element analysis. Very active in ASME safety codes and standards.
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