The field of engineering encompasses several sub-specialties, all of which design, build, create, and manufacture various machinery, motors, buildings, and engines. An engineered product may fail in some way, which can develop into a lawsuit. It is therefore important to research and hire the best engineering experts who specialize in the particular details and area of focus that is the center of an engineering court case.
There are many branches of engineering, the major areas being structural engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, and electrical engineering. Each of these specialties finds specific applications of engineering methods and technology, including, healthcare, civil buildings, automobiles, and industrial fields, which must all be regulated by a series of codes and compliance. Safety in engineering is so important, in fact, that it is considered its own specialty within the industry. Safety engineers are responsible for preventing errors that can lead to accidents and/or potential lawsuits by overseeing the product design and failure analysis of engineering projects.
There are numerous ways a lawsuit can be connected to the field of engineering. In addition to the safety issues and repercussions of an accident involving an engineering product or construction, business-related lawsuits may also occur. Intellectual property rights, patents, trademark infringement, and copyright law can all be means for a court case.
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I am experienced in the field of roadside safety engineering. While working at a prominent research institute in the field of transportation safety engineering, I assisted in constructing roadside and median safety features for the purpose of conducting standardized crash testing according to NCHRP Report 350 and MASH test protocols. I also documented some of those tests by recording observations, taking measurements of various forms of damage, and compiling technical reports. I also researched ditches, crash cushions, low-volume roads, trees, cable guardrail, W-beam guardrail, concrete median barriers, and temporary concrete barriers. I also investigated the fracture behavior of thin steel under dynamic loading conditions. I am familiar with dynamic and static component testing, computer simulation via LS-Dyna, and full-scale crash testing for Federal approval of highway safety appurtenances. I have also taught classes on elasticity, continuum mechanics, fracture mechanics, and LS-Dyna. I have also conducted a statistical analysis of the in-service performance of guardrail terminals. I have offered my services as a roadside safety engineering expert witness by providing consultations, courtroom testimony, and deposition.
U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson in Minnesota recently determined the extent to which the attorney-client privilege protected a law firm’s preparations with an employee/expert under Rule 26(a)(2)(B).At the heart of this dispute was Plaintiff's decision to designate a non-reporting, testifying expert witness pursuant to Rule 26(a)(2)(C). The individual was a named inventor on five of the asserted patents in the underlying action and was one of the founding members of Plaintiff's predecessor-in-interest, as well as Plaintiff’s paid consultant on design and development of new products and development of patent strategy.The parties made cross-objections to Magistrate Judge Franklin L. Noel's order granting Defendants' motion to compel compliance with an earlier order. Plaintiff objected to the order, arguing that its interpretation of the scope of the waiver of attorney-client privilege triggered by the testimony of a non-reporting expert witness was overly broad. In contrast, Defendants agreed with the ruling, but objected to the decision to grant Plaintiff an additional 21-day period to decide whether to accept disclosure of privileged communications or withdraw its non-reporting expert and maintain the privilege.Plaintiff first identified the patent expert as an individual "likely to have discoverable information" in its Rule 26(a)(1)(A) disclosure. Defendants responded by serving him with a document subpoena and deposing him as a fact witness. Plaintiff objected to every one of Defendants' document requests on privilege grounds and instructed its expert not to answer certain questions during his deposition.Plaintiff filed its Rule 26(a)(2)(C) disclosure, identifying the expert as a proposed non-reporting expert witness, and Defendants moved to require the patent expert to submit an expert report pursuant to Rule 26(a)(2)(B). The Magistrate said no, finding that because the expert was not specially retained to provide expert testimony, but rather would testify on the basis of percipient knowledge, he wasn’t subject to Rule 26(a)(2)(B). Defendants then moved for an order overruling the expert's privilege objections to his earlier discovery responses, arguing that by putting the patent expert forward as a non-reporting expert witness under Rule 26(a)(2)(C), Plaintiff waived attorney-client privilege as to materials provided to the expert for his testimony. Plaintiff argued that the 2010 amendments to the Federal Rules, which created the distinction between reporting and non-reporting expert witnesses, said that attorney-client privilege would be waived only in limited circumstances not present here.The Magistrate agreed with Defendants, noting that the state of the law on expert testimony and waiver of privilege prior to the 2010 amendments generally held that all documents and information disclosed to any testifying expert in connection with his testimony, including any communications with attorneys, were discoverable by the opposing party.Magistrate Noel then considered if the 2010 amendments changed this rule and noted that while Rule 26(b)(4)(C) provides explicit protection for some communications between a party's attorney and reporting experts, it’s silent as to whether communications with a non-reporting expert are similarly protected. The rule states that "Rules 26(b)(3)(A) and (B) protect communications between the party's attorney and any witness required to provide a report under Rule 26(a)(2)(B), regardless of the form of the communications, [except in three enumerated circumstances]."Looking to the advisory committee notes for the 2010 amendments, the Magistrate determined ultimately that they "did not change any existing precedent regarding privilege waiver of non-reporting experts that existed prior [to 2010]." Because there was no dispute between the parties that prior to 2010 all documents and information considered by a testifying expert were subject to discovery, he concluded that "any documents and information considered by . . . the expert in connection with his expert testimony, including communications with attorneys are discoverable." The Magistrate then gave Plaintiff a choice to either produce all such documents within 21 days, or, if it preferred to maintain its privilege, withdraw the designation as a non-reporting expert witness.Plaintiff notified Defendants that it would go ahead with the expert as a non-reporting expert witness and produced additional documents it said were all of documents not previously disclosed that had been considered by the patent expert in connection with his proposed testimony. Defendants moved to compel compliance with the Magistrate's order, arguing that Plaintiff's privilege log identified hundreds of documents and other communications considered by the expert but not disclosed, in violation of the order. Plaintiff responded with a motion for a protective order limiting the scope of Defendants' discovery requests.The dispute focused on the proper interpretation of the word "considered" in the order and whether the term should be interpreted broadly to encompass all materials that the expert "generated, saw, read, reviewed, and/or reflected upon"—whether he ultimately relied upon them in forming his opinions or not; or interpreted narrowly to mean just the documents actually used by the expert. The Magistrate again agreed with Defendants, concluding that "the ambit of the term 'considered,' in the context of Rule 26(a)(2)(C) discovery, . . . encompasses material not only used, but generated, seen, reviewed, and/or reflected upon." Rather than immediately require production of the withheld documents, however, the Magistrate again gave Plaintiff 21 days to elect to withdraw the patent expert 's designation as a non-reporting expert witness.Both parties filed objections to the Magistrate’s order. Plaintiff argued that the magistrate’s reading of the scope of the waiver of attorney-client privilege went well beyond the limited waiver envisioned by the framers of the 2010 amendments and beyond the bounds set by prior precedent. Defendants agreed with the Magistrate's interpretation of the scope of waiver, but argue that it was error to grant Plaintiff yet another 21-day period in which to reconsider its election of witness a non-reporting expert witness.Judge Nelson noted that in analyzing Plaintiff's objection, she had to consider what issues were properly before the Court. While the Magistrate’s two orders were intertwined, they settled different issues. The earlier order considered the issue of whether the 2010 amendments to Rule 26, which first created the distinct categories of reporting and non-reporting expert witnesses, changed the pre-existing law regarding waiver of privilege as to communications involving experts. The Magistrate found that the amendments established new protections for communications involving reporting expert witnesses, but that those privileges were not intended to extend to non-reporting expert witnesses. The Magistrate determined that the 2010 amendments to Rule 26 didn’t change the law of waiver of privilege existing prior to the amendments—at least as applied to non-reporting expert witnesses.Plaintiff had 14 days to file objections to the Magistrate's order or waive any assignment of error, and didn’t object to the court's decision on waiver of privilege and non-reporting expert witnesses. As a result, Magistrate Noel's conclusion of law that pre-2010 case law on waiver of privilege continued to govern non-reporting expert witnesses wasn’t properly before the Court. Judge Nelson said what was properly before the court was the much narrower matter of the later order: what scope to give to the waiver of privilege attached to the patent expert 's testimony as a non-reporting witness. In light of the earlier order, Nelson explained that answering this question required little more than looking to see whether the magistrate judge properly applied the law of waiver as it stood prior to 2010.As the Magistrate noted, the waiver of privilege attached to the expert 's status as a non-reporting expert extends to any materials considered in connection with his proposed testimony. Courts have clearly and repeatedly recognized that the term "considered" is to be interpreted broadly in this context, and as a result, the scope of waiver wasn’t limited by subjective questions of whether the expert actually relied on or used the documents and information to which he was exposed in crafting his opinion. The critical point was that he was exposed to those materials. Judge Nelson found that this rule recognizes that part of the purpose of expert discovery is to discover not just the information that the expert used in reaching his conclusions, but also what information he ignored or failed to properly incorporate into his analysis. In light of such considerations, the Magistrate, she said, was correct to hold that "the ambit of the term 'considered,' in the context of Rule 26(a)(2)(C) discovery, . . . encompasses material not only used, but generated, seen, reviewed, and/or reflected upon"… a position that was well supported both by pre- and post-2010 case law.In the alternative, Plaintiff asked the Court to grant it leave to re-designate the expert as a reporting expert pursuant to Rule 26(a)(2)(B). The Magistrate considered the request and rejected it, concluding that Plaintiff was well-advised of the duties imposed by designating the expert as a non-reporting expert witness. Such decisions are well within the discretion of the magistrate judge. Moreover, the judge held that Plaintiff had the opportunity for years to designate the patent expert as a reporting expert but chose not to do so, and would not be permitted to do so at this point.Because more than 21 days had elapsed since Magistrate Noel's order was issued, Judge Nelson modified the period of election to seven days. If Plaintiff wanted to proceed with the witness as a non-reporting expert witness, it had to produce the materials specified within that time. Otherwise, if it wanted to maintain its privilege, it had to withdraw the expert's designation under Rule 26(a)(2)(C). Luminara Worldwide v. RAZ Imports, Case No. 15-cv-03028 (SRN/FLN), 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 158183 (D. Minn. November 15, 2016)
First in the arena of industrial research and then as a university professor, I have spent more than 35 years pursuing the challenges of alternative forms of energy for transportation and electrical power. Some recent examples of my research are: the development of direct electromagnetic conversion of light energy into DC electrical power, the production and use of hydrogen as an alternative energy carrier, and the design of an electronic DC/DC converter for implementation in a vehicle application. Throughout my career I have consistently applied my skills to solving the practical problems caused by the contemporary sources of energy used for transportation and electric power generation. My combination of industrial research experience and academic background has given me a sharp analytical approach tempered with an understanding of the economic constraints of the existing infrastructure.
I have over 40 years of experience in technical systems design with a focus in avionics, consumer electronics, semiconductors, medical devices, and wireless industries. I have knowledge in Systems and Requirements, FPGAs, DSP, embedded SW, product validation, customer field trials, manufacturing operations, product compliance, business development, marketing, and applications engineering. I have additional expertise as a commercial and instructor pilot.
I have over 10 years of experience in industrial controls. I was founder and CTO of a company providing advanced motion control for industrial cranes and robotic material handling systems. In this capacity I architected technologies now well-known for enhancing crane-ease-of-use and safety. These have been adopted by Caterpillar, Cummins, Johnson Controls, GM, Hyundai, Toyota, Ford, Kia, Alcoa, Novelis and other first-tier manufacturers. I have extensive experience in motion control, dynamics, vibration, PLCs, system design, machine vision, and photogrammetry. I am an active lecturer on various mechanical and controls engineering topics including The Design Process, Advanced Motion Control, Mechatronics, and Engineering Intellectual Property. I have presented invited talks at premiere institutions including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Kumoh National University of Technology, the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Hyung Hee University, and others. I have published numerous refereed journal and conference articles pertaining to industrial motion control and human factors in crane control, and hold one patent related to crane control. A second application has been submitted. I am engaged in directing research efforts investigating crane control, motion planning, crane safety systems, and collision avoidance. I have also worked as an industrial crane controls expert witness in Georgia.
I have more than 30 years experience in intellectual property, product development, and product liability litigation. I have been working as an attorney and professional engineer with an extensive background in electrical engineering. I have represented clients in all intellectual property aspects of electrical, chemical, software, and automotive components. My expertise includes project/design management, electrical system design / architecture, regulatory requirements, and product development. I also have expertise in the analysis of auto vehicles, systems, and components, including airbags, seat belts, and system diagnostics. I have also offered my services for over 15 years as an electrical engineering, medical device design expert witness in Michigan and have provided numerous clients with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have more than 30 years experience in Clinical and Forensic Engineering specializing in professional engineering and management support to improve patient care through cost-effective management of technology. My expertise includes clinical engineering program assessment, evaluating compliance with accreditation standards, benchmarking on multiple dimensions, and identifying opportunities for improvement; clinical engineering integration and CE-IT convergence, to improve support for medical devices; medical equipment planning; and forensic engineering and incident investigation to provide safer care for patients. I have provided clients with deposition, consultations, and courtroom testimony for over 15 years as an engineering expert witness in Colorado.
With over 35 years of experience in Agricultural & Industrial Equipment, my focus is in product engineering, business development, field and customer support, market research, territory management, quality engineering, and public relations. I have provided consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony for more than 25 years as an agricultural farm equipment expert witness in Kansas and Indiana.
I have over two decades of experience in Mechanical Engineering manufacturing fuel-fired appliances. I have expertise in fire causation and explosion investigations, manufacturing equipment evaluations, failure analysis of components, product liability evaluations, fuel-fired appliances, gas supply systems, HVAC equipment, residential/commercial building code compliance, and fire suppression systems. I have also spent time as a mechanical engineering expert witness in Missouri.
My career has spanned more than 40 years in the field of Biomechanical Engineering with expertise in Product Design, Development, and Manufacturing, as well as Biomechanics and Computational Dynamics. I am also skilled with technical disciplines associated with medical device design and manufacturing; as well as advanced education in bio-mechanics with a number of papers published in bio-medical analysis of joint and muscle function.
My career has spanned more than 35 years in the fields of electrical, computer, and optical engineering. I have developed extensive experience in the field of liquid crystal displays (“LCDs”). For example, I was a design and procurement consultant for an avionics company during which time I was involved in redesigning an avionics LCD subsystem to use full color LED light sources instead of short arc lamps. Also during my time as a consultant, I have managed and conducted product evaluations for almost every kind of display product – LCD, CRT, Plasma and LED direct view, and projectors. I was co-founder and vice president of a company that develops and manufactures specialized integrated circuits, including those used for testing LCD drivers and LED drivers. I have tracked liquid crystal displays (“LCDs”) and other display technology worldwide with special emphasis on Japan. In this position, I’ve obtained and evaluated samples of all of the current and future production LCDs. I worked closely with several Japanese companies and laboratories to develop new LCD products and test existing LCD products. My work in this role resulted in my inventing or co-inventing six LCD patents and one projector patent. The LCD patents relate to, among other things, a stacked display panel construction and an LCD with an optical fluid layer. I have also provided my services for numerous clients as an electronics product development and LCD expert witness for over 15 years.
My career has spanned more than 30 years of experience in the fields of structural and civil engineering. I have provided extensive services for defendants and plaintiff attorneys on construction litigation matters in single and Class-Action both on State and Federal lawsuits. My understanding of core legal concepts has enabled me to assist my clients in the most efficient manner. I bring diversified experience in the field of Structural, Civil and Forensic engineering in design, investigation, evaluation, research, building code and standards development and construction supervision of US, Canada, and International projects. I have provided failure analysis, expert consultation, structural forensic investigation, and damage assessment services for many litigation and insurance related matters. I have been the principal structural engineer on projects for clients such as NASA and several other high profile agencies. I have Provided many technical lectures, presentations, and webinars for structural engineering, Architectural and Building Official communities. I have also worked for more than 15 years as a structural engineering expert witness in the greater Los Angeles area by providing numerous clients with deposition, consultations, and courtroom testimony.
With over 25 years experience in the field of Electrical Engineering & Navigation, I am an expert in Non-GPS navigation, Precise Global Positioning System (GPS) positioning, differential GPS, GPS receiver design, navigation warfare, vision-based navigation, Inertial Navigation System (INS)/GPS-based flight truth reference systems for navigation, and integrating GPS into existing weapons systems. I have also worked as an electrical engineering and GPS navigation expert witness in Ohio.
Drones UAV Expert Witness: With over a decade of experience in the fields of Robotics & Aeronautics, I have been working with UAV/Aerial Drone Technology, location/GPS technology target/tracking technology, autonomous systems, drones, micro air vehicles, mobile robotics, human-computer interaction, decision-making under uncertainty, and machine learning. I have published many papers in drone technology, including GPS and GPS-denied navigation, computer vision from an aerial platform, and target tracking.
I have spent over 40 years working in the field of systems engineering with an expertise in Gun/missile/hybrid fire control systems, Autonomous Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Detection and Identification systems, Multi-mode, multi-axis line-of-sight stabilization, pointing, tracking, base motion isolation systems, Aircraft TSPI, targeting/navigation pods, stores management systems, and Near-Strike Lightning (NSL) mitigation systems; factory impulse testing of power delivery equipment. I have also spent more than 10 years offering consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony as a weapons engineering expert witness.
I have been working in the field of Ship Design for over 50 years with a specific focus in naval engineering and ocean engineering. I have worked with Shipbuilding, Power Systems and Electronics, Alternative Energy, Business, Education, and Personnel Development. I have also spent time as a ship design expert witness in Maryland by providing numerous clients with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I am a wireless engineering professional with over 20 years of experience and knowledge in the wireless communications industry. I have optimized and designed wireless networks determining where and what height cell towers should be placed for the tier 1 wireless carriers. I have zoning experience and have testified as a cell phone expert. I have helped and assisted attorneys and police review and analyze cell phone records. With the same cell phone call records, I am able to map out pertinent information, such as cell tower locations related to the case in question. I am also on in-building wireless DAS (Distributed Antenna System) expert designing in -building wireless solutions for Fortune 500 companies. I have also spent over 5 years as a wireless communications expert witness in New York and have provided numerous clients with such services as consultations and courtroom testimony.
With over 20 years experience in the field of civil engineering, I have worked on the design of highways and streets, traffic studies, rail spurs, small bridges, culverts, drainage improvements including lined and unlined open channels, site grading and drainage plans ranging from 0.25 acres to hundreds of acres, industrial site designs, facility/port security planning, hydraulic and hydrologic studies, water and sanitary sewer systems, State Highway design changes and access permit coordination, FEMA flood map revisions, Coastal and storm water permitting, Corps permitting, pipeline routing and detailed design, and other infrastructure projects. I have also spent more than a decade working as a civil engineering expert witness in Alabama. I have provided consultations, courtroom testimony, and deposition to numerous clients.
I have more than 20 years experience in the construction industry focusing on healthcare, education, commercial and residential construction and renovations. My expertise includes front end planning, schedule/budget development and control, scope development, architect/engineer/contractor evaluation, RFP development, risk management, constructibility review, project phasing, value engineering, quality control and dispute representation. I have over 5 years experience as a safety and civil engineering expert witness in Michigan and have provided clients with consultations.
I have spent more than 20 years working in broad-based civil engineering, municipal engineering, and land development design. My experience includes a variety of civil engineering tasks involving numerous land development, stormwater management and hydrologic/hydraulic modeling, environmental, landfill, and municipal water system and sanitary sewerage projects. I have focused on engineering design in all aspects of land development, including infrastructure and utility design, site layout, hydraulic/hydrologic analyses, erosion and sedimentation control planning, and applicable regulatory permitting. I have also served as a civil engineering expert witness in Pennsylvania and Ohio regarding land development claims. I have been providing consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony to numerous clients for over 5 years.
My background has spanned over 40 years in the field of Maritime Engineering. My extensive experience includes working with marine torts and claims, design error, construction error, personal injury, liability and avoidance in marine design and construction, operation procedures, management procedures, design procedures, production quality control, shipbuilding practices, shipbuilding contracts, naval architecture, marine engineering, and subcontractors. I have also been working as a maritime engineering expert witness in New Jersey for more than two decades.
With more than 15 years experience in the Maritime Industry, I have particular knowledge of matters involving ships, ports and terminals, including oil/gas offshore installations, machinery failure investigation propulsion and ship component design, project management, and ship inspection. I have additional experience in maritime education and training in U.K, the Caribbean and U.S.A. I have providing services as a maritime expert witness in New York and New Jersey for over 5 years by providing consultations, in addition to courtroom testimony and deposition.
My career as a Senior Forensic Mechanical Engineer and Fire and Explosion Investigator has spanned over 30 years, specializing in forensic analysis involving HVAC and plumbing systems, including installation errors, manufacturing defects, and construction defects. I have additional expertise in failure analysis for refrigeration systems, machinery and conveyors, maritime property damage and injury incidents, fuel and gas piping, plumbing and fire sprinkler systems, hydraulic systems, and vehicle components, related to property damage, personal injury, and fatality events. I have prior experience as a Fire and Explosion Expert Witness in Washington and have provided clients with consultations and deposition.
I have spent over 30 years in the Merchant Marine and Offshore Oil/Gas Industries with a particular focus in Structural steel/aluminum design and analysis; Due diligence support to ship owners/operators; Advisor to US Port Authorities on connection of merchant ships to Shore Power ("Cool Ironing"); and the Project management of large engineering projects (Structural, Electrical, HVAC, Piping, Outfitting, Machinery / Equipment installations, Hydraulic systems). I have experience with Oversight and budget responsibilities for large complex marine engineering projects, naval architecture, and structural engineering with design and construction in both steel and aluminum.
My career of over 30 years has been focused on mechanical engineering with a particular expertise in the cause and origin of auto, truck, tractor-trailer, bus, motorcycle, snowmobile, bicycle, and other non-motorized vehicle accident investigations; accidents related to design or manufacturing defects and improper use of products; assessment of construction accidents, including examination of equipment, equipment use, safety features and guarding; integrity analysis of commercial and residential buildings; and slip and fall accidents, walkways, stairways, ramps, pavement, and floors. With more then 15 years as a mechanical engineering expert witness in New York, I have offered consultations, courtroom testimony, and deposition.
With over 30 years experience in the civil/structural engineering field, my expertise has been focused on design and construction failures, restoration and renovation of older structures, foundation issues, design deficiencies, basement wall and slab cracking, wall cladding attachment failure (including glazing), beam and slab failure or adverse deflection, and mechanical equipment and piping investigations. I have additional expertise with the design and failure of equipment, including industrial lifting devises, tractor removal, bridge cranes, booms and telescopic cranes. I have also offered my services as a structural engineering expert witness for more than 15 years by providing consultations, as well as deposition and courtroom testimony.
My career has spanned over 25 years working with materials engineering, failure analysis and engineering investigations, including litigation support. My focus has been on metallurgy, property/structure relationships, stress conditions and corrosion of both ferrous and non-ferrous materials. I have expertise in the determination of root cause and problem resolution, and extensive experience designing and conducting field and laboratory testing. I have additional expertise in the areas of materials characterization, fractography, metallography and mechanical testing. I have worked to support a broad range of industries, including railroad, automotive, aviation, recreational equipment, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, pulp & paper, food services, power generation, construction, building systems, weldments, and light manufacturing. I have also spent 15 years as a materials engineering expert witness in Illinois by providing consultations and deposition.
My prior experience in the field of Mechanical Engineering has been focused on engineering design, prototyping, and manufacturing. My past large design projects have been devices which people interact with, mostly in athletics, but also some smaller devices. My projects include the commercialization of a ski binding plate designed to reduce the probability of suffering an ACL injury while skiing, a 250 million dollar problem in the USA affecting over 20,000 people a year. I am available in Northern California as a mechanical engineer consultant and sports equipment expert witness.
With more than 20 years experience in Southern California working in the field of Computer Engineering, my expertise has included High-speed and energy-efficient digital VLSI, Microprocessor design, computer architecture, integer & floating point execution units, graphics, communications, networks, high speed circuits, clocking, memory, embedded systems, security, CAD, GPS, wireless systems. I have additional experience in designing chips for several technology design companies. I have also spent over 10 years as a computer engineering expert witness. I have provided such services as consultations, courtroom testimony, and deposition for numerous clients.
For more than 35 years, I have worked in the field of Computer Semiconductor Devices with expertise in the development and manufacture of storage technology, semiconductor devices, and memories which are used in microprocessors, logic, digital, and analog products. I have additional knowledge in the development of circuits and processors; memory devices; pMOS, nMOS, and CMOS; and Flash / EEPROM and ROM technologies. My time as a Computer Semiconductor Devices expert witness has spanned over 20 years by providing consultations, courtroom testimony, and deposition.
I have owned and been employed by numerous companies for over 20 years in the business of providing underground construction for the placement of underground utilities and pipelines. My companies have served in both Prime Contractor and Subcontractor capacities. My expertise includes working with Underground Construction, Fiber Conduit Placement, Trenchless Construction, and Horizontal Directional Drilling. I have been providing expert witness services for more than 5 years.
My background of over 10 years in the field of Construction has been focused in general engineering, contracting, plumbing, building and safety issues, compliance, licensing and permits. I have additional knowledge in problems due to foundations and house lifting. I have provided consulting and deposition service as a construction expert witness.
For more than 25 years, I have worked with Metalworking as a Toolmaker, CNC programmer and machinist, and prototype part maker. I have expertise in all types of CNC machine shop equipment, including, lathes, milling centers and EDM, as well as manual toolroom machines, 3D models, digital files, blue prints, performing precision inspection, and processing documentation. I have additional knowledge in Mazak “Mazatrol” programming, G-code, MasterCam, SurfCam, and conversational controls, geometric tolerancing, and GMP’s.
My career of over 20 years in the field of mechanical engineering has specialized in finite element analysis, strain gage testing, mechanical design, and fatigue design. I have additional knowledge in linear and non-linear studies, contact analysis, bolted joints, welds, fatigue, modal analysis, and both steady state and transient thermal studies, including thermal-structural interactions.
I have worked for more than 15 years in Firearms Design as a design engineer in the Firearms Industry. I have expertise in CAD (solid modeling, surfacing, drafting) with most recent experience using Solidworks & CATIA V5, SDRC I-DEAS & Pro-E. I have additional expertise in project management, design of new product platforms and line extensions, design of components and mechanisms, troubleshooting design issues, designing tests and conducting development qualification testing, designing machined components, forging, injection molded plastic and composite parts, MIM parts, investment castings, springs, stampings, bolts, receivers, and barrels, line extensions to existing rifles and the design, development, and delivery to market of the M&P-10 rifle platform.
I have over 30 years experience in engineering specializing in fires; explosions; fire protection; civil, electrical and mechanical failure analysis; design; construction; management of industrial plant production equipment; material handling machinery; and explosive mining equipment. My areas of expertise include fire cause and origin, explosions, large loss expert coordination and related mechanical and electrical failures. I have previously been deposed and have testified as an expert witness.
My background in design and construction administration has lasted for more than 30 years with expertise in mechanical, plumbing, fire protection and energy management systems for commercial, institutional and residential facilities. I have additional knowledge in design and forensic analysis of HVAC, plumbing, fire protection and energy management systems. I have been recruited for previous expert witness work.
With more than 30 years of Engineering experience, my focus has been on Electrical Engineering. My experience includes many fossil and nuclear fueled generating station projects, electrical equipment, performing calculations (system study, voltage drop, short-circuit analysis, load analysis) and leading the construction effort of said generating stations. I have served as an engineering expert dealing with safe practices of operation of nuclear and fossil fuel generating stations and substations; as well as performed forensic engineering investigations for commercial, industrial and municipal agencies, such as the analysis of the effects of saltwater intrusion, due to Hurricane Sandy, on airfield lighting cables at international airports. I have also performed forensic engineering tasks while investigating fires and suspected electrical ignition sources while assisting insurance companies and the legal community. My expert witness work includes providing expert testimony in cases of electrical faults caused by excavation or other physical failure of raceway or conduit systems.
I have worked as a Civil and Structural Engineer for over a decade. I have extensive experience in the design of commercial, civic, retail, office and residential urban-infill projects and parking structures, as well as various institutional and essential services facilities. My expertise focuses on design of cast-in-place, precast, prestressed and post-tensioned concrete, steel, metal stud, wood and masonry structures.
I am a Materials Science expert with over 25 years of expertise in forensic science and materials failure analysis. My extensive experience includes a variety of products, components and materials utilized in both industrial and consumer applications, and I have knowledge of forensic science investigation techniques such as experimentation and examination, technical research, and review of literature. I also have worked on materials thermal processing and procedures, welding, weld testing (ferrous and non-ferrous metals), and I am proficient in destructive and non-destructive testing techniques and procedures in accordance with the applicable American Society of Testing Materials Standards. I am familiar with the use, application, and design of warning labels. I have over 15 years of expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
My background in the fields of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering spans over 45 years with expertise in the design, analysis, and consulting of vessel types include tanker, dry bulk, container, ro/ro, passenger, supply, research, diving support, jack ups, floaters, dry docks, etc. and have complied with applicable ocean or inland rules and regulations. I have additional expertise in producing a large number of trim and stability booklets and personally conducting a large number of inclining experiments and deadweight; sea trials; surveys; thruster installations for dynamic positioning; mooring and anchoring systems; conversion projects and new vessel designs. I have prior expert witness and testimony experience.
I have more than 25 years of experience in Micro-optics and Optical Data Storage. My experience includes photonics, interference, coherence, thin films, multiple-beam interference, various interferometers, the development of rigorous diffraction theory, Fresnel and Fraunhofer diffraction, the optical transfer function, holography and laser speckle, micro-optics for laser diodes and beam shaping, ultraviolet optics, imaging and coherence in microscopy, solid immersion lenses, near-field optics, and advanced physical optics on the nanoscale, with applications in optical data storage, lithography and microscopy. My additional experience includes breaking the “diffraction barrier” by applying the techniques of near-field scanning optical microscopy (NSOM), developing specialized near-field probes, and applying the solid immersion lens (SIL) in various ways and using a SIL-generated evanescent induced polarization signal to obtain topographical, as well as high-resolution reflectivity, information from a surface. I have over 20 years of expert witness experience with consultations, depositions, and courtroom testimony.
I have more than 25 years of Electrical Engineering experience with a focus on Disk Data Storage. I have been the President of a company championing and managing the facilitation and publication of advanced magnetic, solid state and optical technology development for disk, heads, drives, and network storage systems. I have provided technical due diligence for investors in bankruptcy and startups in data storage, investigations into data erasure and security, as well as storage device and system testing, and failure analysis. I have over 15 years of expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have more than 40 years of Engineering experience, with an expertise in electronic and electromechanical instrumentation design. I am skilled in design of molded plastic, sheet metal, extrusions and castings, as well as current rapid prototyping processes. I have been the owner of an engineering firm which provides design, evaluation, and problem-solving for more than 40 clients in electronics, sports fitness, and medical mobility. I have had prior experience as Chair to a mechanical engineering advisory board for a university. I led a team of 6 industry experts to review course improvements and assure relevant metrics for attaining and keeping accreditation.
I have more than 35 years in Textiles. My fields of expertise include: modeling and optimization of textile manufacturing processes; appraisal of new manufacturing technologies and their products; development of new test methods for the evaluation of raw materials and end products; and the application of design experiments and analysis of variance techniques for process enhancement. I also focus on product development and evaluation of engineered fibrous products for unconventional end uses involving healthcare, construction, automotive, and filtration and other industrial applications. As a teacher, I have taught theory and lab courses on yarn formation, weaving, knitting, nonwovens, physical testing, and quality control. I have over 10 years of expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have more than 30 years of experience in the field of Chemical Engineering, as well as working with fluid dynamics, drop dynamics, finite element analysis and computational modeling/analysis, ink jet printing, high speed imaging, complex fluids, rheology, surfactants, and electric field effects. I have experience as a Professor and my research interests include the analysis of pinch-off singularities, microfluidics, dripping or leaky faucets, drop impact, pattern formation, computations, and experiments involving the development of ultra high-speed imaging tools. My research is motivated by the applications of ink jet printing, separations, production of emulsions, dispersions, and double-emulsions, and dorp-wise manufacturing. I have over 15 years of expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and expert testimony.
I have more than 15 years of experience in the research and analysis of software, electronics, and electrical systems. I have worked as a Consulting Engineer in a Private Practice where I have performed inspections for electrical ignition fires, as well as electromagnetic field radiation inspections and lightning strike site inspections. I have provided reverse engineering digital design services, and custom systems designs for animation and gaming systems. I have over 10 years of expert witness experience.
I have more than 40 years of experience in Banking and Wall Street technology systems. I began in 1968 as a Senior Bank Marketing Manager of a major mainframe computer manufacturer. I became a Senior Product Planner at a think tank for a well known bank, where I helped to design and implement the magnetic stripe credit card, and later, a bank specific credit care, then rolled out a 500-terminal electronic credit authorization network across New York. I moved to one of the largest of the “Big Six” public accounting firms, where I managed a nationwide Telecommunications consulting practice. As Founder and CEO of a bank consultancy, I designed, purchased and implemented more than $2.5 Billion dollars of computer hardware and software, worldwide networks and innovative financial technology products for more than 70 major financial firms. I have over 30 years of expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have more than 55 years of experience in the Diesel industry as a Mechanical Engineer. I provide consulting services regarding diesel engines, diesel combustion, alternative fuel engines, alternate fuels, hybrid powertrains, emissions from engines and government regulations on engines. I can provide expert witness testimony regarding product liability cases and regarding asbestos in diesel engines. I have over 15 years of expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have over 25 years of experience in the fields of electronics and electrical engineering research, development, and design. My extensive expertise includes integrated circuits (ICs), ASICS, intellectual property, and semiconductors designed in nanometer and deep submicron silicon CMOS, SiGe, and Si bipolar technologies. My research, design, layout ,and test skills include analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits, analog to digital converters (DACs) for test equipment, industrial and consumer electronics, SERDES blocks for ultra-high speed datacom and telcom. I co-invented the CMOS optical sensor IC that has sold over 1 billion ICs for a company. My multi-faceted analysis approach has uncovered hidden design details applicable to forensic analysis. My expertise has been utilized in disciplines from data converters to medical devices. I have been awarded multiple patents, spoken at major conferences, published in refereed journals and a publication was deemed an “influential” paper by being cited over a 100 times. I was recommended for a patent review committee. I have experience with consultations.
I have more than 35 years of experience in the field of Mechanical Engineering with expertise in industrial operation in radio, television, and home appliance manufacturing. My research focus is on time-delayed systems, vibration suppression techniques, nonlinear robust control of dynamic systems, and micromanipulation in cellular biology. I have over 20 years of expert witness experience with consultation and deposition.
I have more than 20 years experience in the field of Civil Engineering with expertise in Land Development Engineering. I have experience with structural, environmental, municipal, and building engineering. I have additional experience with surveying, landscape architecture, and construction management. I have over 10 years expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have more than 45 years experience in the Mechanical Trades with expertise in Refrigeration, Heating, and Air Conditioning. I have experience with mechanical contracting, Mechanical Infrastructure, Thermodynamics, Commercial Refrigeration; Water Usage; Water Supply; Medium Temperature and Low Temperature, as well as Heating/Air Conditioning, and Ventilation. I have additional experience with boilers, hot water, and construction defect and standard of care. I have over 5 years expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and court testimony.
I have more than 45 years experience in the manufacturing management industry. My expertise includes: computer, storage, and telecom markets; interface technologies; storage systems; storage area networks; hard disk drive products and technologies; electronic engineering, and electronic products manufacturing and development. I have over 30 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have over 40 years experience as a Laboratory Director specializing in Automotive Lighting and LED technologies. I have an in-depth knowledge of all automotive exterior lighting equipment from inception, design, and manufacture, as well as the national and international regulatory requirements. I have an excellent understanding of existing automotive LED patents and have supported depositions and inquiries related to patent infringements and patent litigation. I have over 5 years expert witness experience.
I have more than 25 years experience in Mechanical Engineering with Fire and Explosion Investigating specializing in fire cause and origin. My expertise includes investigation and analysis of fire, water loss, product defects, explosions, and human injury incidents. I have additional experience in heat transfer, mass transfer, fluid mechanics, fire protection engineering, human behavior in fire, hydraulics, laser diagnostics, and component testing. I have over 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have over 45 years of experience as a Professional Engineer and Architect specializing in the Engineering, Architecture, and Construction Industry, as well as in Parking Structures. I have a reputation as a premier designer of post-tensioned concrete framed structures in the United States, most notably parking structures. I have experience specializing in the design and construction of concrete buildings. I have more than 15 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have over 40 years experience in design and engineering, specializing in the theme park, recreation, and resort industries. My expertise includes: engineering design, accident investigation, ride design, safety inspection, water park safety, water slides, wave pools, swimming pools, ride stress analysis, high speed coasters, monorails, thrill rides, tramways, simulators, water flume rides, ride maintenance, mechanical systems, mechanical drive systems, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (H.V.A.C.), piping / plumbing systems, and pumping systems. I have prior expert witness experience.
I have more than 30 years of experience specializing in machine engineering and design. My expertise includes: machine / product design; adequacy of design; thoroughness of control of quality; guards, shields, interlocks, and reliability; human factors; information, instructions, and warnings; related accidents and their reconstruction; product liability; and patent disputes. I have additional expertise in home appliances, institutional equipment, power tools, lawn and garden / turf care equipment, industrial and off-road vehicles, agricultural equipment, and industrial / production machinery. I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have more than 35 years experience in the field of Commercial Construction. I am the Founder and President of a general contractor and commercial real estate developer. My projects include: commercial and industrial buildings; retail stores and shopping centers; cost of repair; manufacturing facilities and corporate headquarters; office and medical buildings; self-storage mini-warehouses; tenant improvements and renovations; and off-site street improvements and land developments. In addition, I have built and remodeled custom homes and apartment projects. As a commercial real estate developer, I have participated as a principal or manager in the ownership, investment, development, acquisition, financing, planning, design, construction, and management of over 1,500,000 square feet of commercial, industrial, and office projects. I have over 15 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have more than 40 years of worldwide experience in refrigeration as well as mechanical and overall building design, analysis, engineering, and project management of new and renovated facilities. I am recognized as an international expert in refrigeration engineering, refrigerated warehouses, engineering investigations. and food processing and have published and presented papers as an industry expert on topics that include plant design, refrigeration systems, building evaluation, sanitation, and energy conservation. I have acted as an expert witness for refrigeration, refrigeration controls, refrigerants, refrigerated buildings, meat and food refrigeration, cold storage facilities, and food processing cases. I have over 10 years expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have more than 20 years experience in the field of Physics Engineering with expertise in electromagnetics, nanoparticle materials, engineering investigations, and the area of materials characterization. I have experience with eddy-current and magnetic nondestructive evaluation; electrical and magnetic sensors, embedded sensors, antennas and electronics, and characterization of thin layers and surface treatments using high-frequency electromagnetic techniques. I have over 5 years expert witness experience.
I have more than 40 years experience in the field of Metallurgical Engineering with expertise in academic research and teaching. I have experience with failure analysis or products and parts and finding the root cause of fracture failures due to metallurgical inconsistencies, operational causes, and flaws in manufacturing processes. I have demonstrated knowledge in conducting investigations and scientific analysis of equipment failure in industrial operations, with additional experience in accident investigation and reconstruction, engineering investigations, consumer and industrial product failures, product liability, heavy equipment accidents, tubular products failures, welding failures, and corrosion caused failures. I have over 15 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have more than 20 years experience in the field of Forensic Engineering with expertise in failure analysis of tanks, fire protection, plumbing, HVAC, and pumps. I have additional experience with HVAC & plumbing systems, pumping systems, appliances, construction sites, fire protection systems, flooding, fuel oil tanks, lightning strikes. I have over 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have over 35 years of experience in the field of Aviation Operations. My expertise includes engineering investigations, mishap and accident investigation, aviation safety, air traffic facilities management, engine management, aviation meteorology, commercial pilot, flight instruction, airframe and aircraft hydraulics, mechanical engineering, aircraft power plant engineering, and power generation gas turbine engineering. I have prior expert witness experience.
I have over 35 years experience in the field of Failure Analysis. I have experience in engineering failure analysis, chemical analysis, mechanical fabrication, and other areas. My expertise includes: engineering investigations, fires and explosions involving industrial/commercial/household equipment, including tanks and pressure vessels, reactors, residential and commercial boilers and hot oil heat transfer systems, furnaces and ovens, heaters, kerosene heaters, lighters, gaseous leaks, fuel volatility and contamination, tank trucks, propane, etc.; vehicular accidents involving rollovers, rear-enders, sudden pullouts, jack-knifes, pedestrian impacts, pedestrian collisions, back-ups, lost cargo, road debris, and low-hanging wires; mechanical failures involving bolts, threaded connections, bolted and unbolted tanks, pressure vessels, hydraulic systems, cryogenic tanks and lines, pumps and valves, protectors, ladders, hoists, scaffolds, etc. I have more than 30 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have over 30 years experience in the field of Electrical Engineering. My expertise includes electronics, electronics systems, digital signal processing (DSP), digital image and video acquisition, 3D imagining, RF circuitry and antennas, navigation, tracking and position location, communications, mathematical modeling and analytical sciences, engineering investigations, pattern matching and classification, and statistical analysis and algorithm development. I have 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have more than 35 years experience in the field of Engineering Mechanics. My experience includes the general areas of experimental mechanics, fracture mechanics, fatigue, dynamic material response, engineering investigations, and electronic packaging. My research is directed toward assessing, mitigating, and managing risks associated with the design, manufacture and fielding of electronic products and systems; practical approaches for microelectronic package design; and reliability prediction methodologies. My expertise includes vibration life tests, electronic assemblies, industry microelectronics, optical fibers, and thermal stress. I have over 35 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have more than 30 years experience in the field of Coastal and Oceanography Processes. I have consulting and academic experience conducting research on coastal processes, pollution, remediation, oceanography, coastal zone management, sustainability and related environmental fields. My expertise includes international environmental projects, including business development, sustainability, science, engineering, policy, regulations, and management; development of national / international environmental program focused on water bodies, river basis, or other transboundary features, and assistance to develop countries and implement environmental policy, legal regulatory, and integrated management regimes; environmental impact, analysis, and health impact analysis, audits, sustainability analysis, and other pertinent environmental methods. I specialize in collection, analysis / interpretation, and integration of field data into project design, which also includes programs at sea, on land, and in the air. I have over 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have over 30 years experience in Semiconductor Systems with broad operating experience in senior technical roles, including three startup companies spanning the semiconductor, printing, and defense industries. I have expertise with designing multiple custom integrated circuits, hybrid assemblies, and manufacturing processes. I have experience developing advanced technology for integrating semiconductors into systems, including a new flip chip connector, a novel cooling method, a new test methodology, and a solder-free assembly method. I also have experience developing new technology for HDI interconnection substrates supporting a pad pitch as small as 40 um. I have experience with effective rework strategies for locating and replacing defective components in systems. I also have expertise with wafer and panel level processing, including automation for low cost production. I have prior expert witness experience.
I have more than 20 years experience in Mechanical Engineering. My expertise includes force reconstruction of low-damage impacts, time-distance studies, vibration, analysis of photographic evidence, and three-dimensional reconstruction using photogrammetry or videogrammetry. I have general expertise in all types of applied mechanics or engineering mechanics problems. I am capable of non-ballistic trajectory analysis and failure analysis of ladders and other similar structures. I have additional experience in corrosion, accident analysis, kinematic analysis, mechanics, measurement and data analysis, and numerical modeling. I have over 5 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have over 50 years experience as a product designer, manufacturing executive, and consulting mechanical engineer. I have litigation experience with patent infringement, patent analysis, trade secrets, contract disputes, physical deconstruction and analysis; product liability; fraud; and class action. My expertise includes computers and disk drives; cryogenics and heat transfer; electrical equipment; electronics manufacturing; engineering and manufacturing management; fluid machinery; lasers and optics; machine design; metals, plastics, glass, and ceramics; mechanical engineering; medical and scientific instruments; and stress and vibration. I have more than 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.