Expertise DescriptionI have more than 30 years experience in meteorology. My expertise includes: weather issues (including rain, wind, temperature, icing, and sun); marine, coastal, urban, mountain, desert, and local conditions; reconstruction of weather and sea conditions; impact of weather on aviation, boating, auto, building construction, and mold; comparisons of observed to normal conditions; determining if observed conditions were foreseeable; site evaluations; atmospheric effects on systems, operations, and planning; air pollution transport; and alternative energy systems. I have over 25 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: Construction, roofing, and drainage problems impacted by weather conditions; Causation and foreseeability; Impact of temperature on heat exposure and sports issues; Slip and falls due to ice, snow, dew, and wet ground; Car and aircraft accidents where weather was a factor.; Erosion and coastal damage cases due to waves, wind, and destructive storms; Wind strength in causing and spreading wildfires and ash fallout.
My consulting experience includes: Wildfire causation and spread; Building and road construction defects and water intrusion, including mold issues; Accident reconstruction (car, boat, aircraft); Sports activities and hazards due to temperature; Blowing dust and sand; Snow loads.
|MA||Meterology||University of California||Los Angeles|
|BA||Meterology||New York University|
|Certified Consulting Meterologist|
|American Meterological Society|
|National Weather Service Official Storm|
|Subject Matter Expert on Weather|
|Terrorism Early Warning Group|
Awards & Affiliation
|U.S. Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award|
|Special Achievement Award|
|Naval Air Warfare Center|
|Senior Manager of the Year Award|
|Sea Range Directorate|
|PMTC EEO Leadership Award|
|Technical Director's PMTC Fellow's Award|
American Meterological Society
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases