Expert 376223 - CT

Expertise Description

I have more than 35 years experience in the field of Railroad Safety. I am a program architect, leader, and negotiator. I have experience in railroad accident investigation, safety inspection and safety enforcement programs. I have led large-scale comprehensive safety investigations on major railroads in the U.S. to identify safety risks and implement safety improvement action plans. My consultations include providing direction to a multi-disciplined team of affiliated railroad safety and security experts in the areas of safety and security risk assessments and hazard analysis, regulatory compliance, safety and security research, accident investigation and analysis, and litigation consulting. I have over 5 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

Representative Litigation Experience

My consulting services include: Facilitation of multi-disciplinary hazard analysis / risk assessment of railroad signal system and highway-rail grade crossing systems for a new start commuter rail operation in Texas; Conduct of a comprehensive safety assessment of switching operations on a railroad with traffic in hazardous materials; Development and conduct of rail safety training classes for switching operations and railcar inspections; Inspection, testing, repair, and building of railroad communications and signal systems and highway-rail grade crossing warning devices on both freight and passenger railroad lines.


Degree Subject Institution
Bachelor of Arts History Georgetown University

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes federal regulatory compliance and accident analysis.

Professional Experiences

Primary Affiliation

American Society of Civil Engineers