Maritime Expert Witness CA 522242

Expertise Description

I am a Maritime expert with over 20 years of experience with a focus in 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, and boat equipment failures. I have additional knowledge in firearms and have worked as a firearm safety instructor and gun shop owner. I have prior experience providing my services as a maritime expert witness with consultations and deposition.

Marine Engineering Expert Witness MI 525634

Expertise Description

I have over 20 years experience in forensic engineering with expertise in automotive and marine accident reconstruction, fire and explosion investigation, thermal- fluid sciences, human factors, warnings, and general mechanical engineering fields. I have additional marine experience consisting of accident analysis and reconstruction for recreational boating accidents, including propeller-related incidents, carbon monoxide exposures, collisions, failure and design analysis of motor vehicle and marine systems, subsystems and components, including fuel and powertrain systems and full vehicle/vessel testing. I am offering my services as a marine engineering expert witness.

Paddlesports Expert 530610 OR

Expertise Description

I have over 25 years experience in paddlesports with an expertise in beginner kayak instruction, instructor training (for kayak and raft), swift water rescue workshops, paddling expeditions, risk management associated with whitewater rafting, and wilderness first aid and rescue. I have spent more than 10 years offering consultations and deposition as a paddlesports expert witness.

Marine Surveyor Expert Witness FL 523056

Expertise Description

My practical worldwide experience in the maritime industry stretches over 40 years. My experience includes preparing comprehensive pre-purchase hull condition and marine risk, valuation, damage, and audio gauge surveys, as well as various marine investigations. My realm of expertise include new builds and major refits on large motor yachts, small craft, commercial ferries, and sailboats of steel, aluminum, wood, or F.R.P. construction I am offering my services as a maritime surveyor expert witness.

Maritime Training Expert 528808 WA

Expertise Description

With more than 50 years maritime experience as a master marine, I have an expertise in operator training in navigation systems, trainer training in marine simulation, simulator operation and expert exercise creation, instructional design and course development for maritime training programs, mobile simulation-based navigation training, on-board type-specific training in ECDIS, legal consulting in maritime-related cases, incident reconstruction and analysis, shipboard management, maintenance, liquid cargo handling and navigation. I have provided courtroom testimony, deposition, and consultations for more than a decade as a maritime training expert witness.

Maritime Engineering Expert 417115 NJ

Expertise Description

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.

Nautical Charts Expert 505431 AL

Expertise Description

I have 35 years of experience working in the field of nautical charts and US Coast Pilots. Nautical charts are considered to be legal documents in a court of law. The status that is afforded to these products is supported by the methodology at which these data are gathered, processed, and applied. The components of charts and Coast Pilots are separately gathered by field personnel, processed, and submitted for application to charts, Coast Pilots, or both. Components of charts include water depths from hydrographic surveys, the shoreline of adjacent land, prominent topographic features, aids to navigation, and other navigational information including geographic names. Coast Pilots include geographic names and chart numbers, channel descriptions, anchorages, bridge and cable clearances, currents, tide and water levels, prominent features, pilotage, towage, weather, ice conditions, wharf descriptions, dangers, routes, traffic separation schemes, small-craft facilities, and Federal regulations applicable to navigation. Nautical charts and US Coast Pilots are skillfully reviewed to ensure high accuracy standards before publication and release to the public. My experience includes a strong understanding of how data are gathered and processed in the field and latter compiled and applied to both products. This experience includes Operation Officer for gathering hydrographic surveys, three sea assignments aboard Oceanographic Ships using nautical charts and US Coast Pilots, and many assignments that lead to their final outcome as legal documents.

maritime Expert 503840 NM

Expertise Description

I have more than 45 years of experience in the Maritime industry. My formal education and training includes navigation, marine transportation, human factors, accident investigation, hazardous materials, and marine safety. I have served at sea aboard both merchant ships and naval ships as an officer. As an Assistant Professor of Marine Transportation, I have taught upper-division marine transportation courses in navigation, seamanship, collision regulations, and deck safety. As a marine expert, I have investigated over 400 accidents, which involved collisions, deepwater investigations, allisions, fires/explosions, cargo loss/damage, slips-trips-falls, personal watercraft (jetski) accidents, mooring line mishaps, marina accidents, and human factors issues. I have additional experience with warnings & labels, aids to navigation, design defects, navigation practice, HAZMAT, Coast Guard regulations, OSHA regulations, standards of care, standards of practice, seamanship issues, collision regulations, right-of-way between vessels, seaworthiness, stairways, ladders, environmental issues, vessel maneuvering, storm warnings, fall protection, safe speed, excessive speed, proper lookout, cargo documentation, hazardous materials (HAZMAT) stowage/handling, pipeline allisions, offshore platforms, recreational boats, cruise ships, drillships, mobile offshore drilling units (MODU), International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulations, pilot ladders, radar data, ship handling, ocean shipping, bulk liquid cargo handling, cargo contamination, personal injuries, medical first aid/treatment, deck gratings, and deck coatings. I have over 25 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Coast Guard Expert 323849 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience as a federal law enforcement officer and Retired United States Coast Guard Commander with expertise in maritime operations / security. I have additional expertise in search / rescue; maritime law enforcement; U.S. customs enforcement; U.S.C.G. operations; law enforcement training; use of force issues; arrest techniques; defensive tactics; impact weapons; boating safety; aids to navigation; incident management; incident investigation; officer safety and survival; and performance appraisals. I also have experience in providing classroom and practical training in general law enforcement and port security. I have served in U.S.G.C. operations centers at the Sector, District, and HQ levels.

Biomedical Engineering Expert 128296 CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have more than 25 years experience in Mechanical, Biomedical, and Forensic Engineering. I am also experienced in accident reconstruction including automobile, motorcycle, bicycle, pedestrian, railroad, marine, and aviation. My other areas of expertise are injury causation biomechanics, product / premises liability, engineering analysis / R&D, medical devices, and patent infringement. I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Meteorology And Weather Issues Expert 56652 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I 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.

Animation And Photography Expert 107656 FL

Expertise Description

I have over 20 years experience as a Forensic Consultant (C.F.C.) specializing in Forensic Accident Reconstruction. My expertise includes automobile accidents, commercial vehicle accidents, industrial accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, ballistics and firearms, digital forensics, premises liability, slip and fall accidents, and 3d animations and visualizations. I have more than 15 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Water Recreation Safety Expert 42120 HI

Expertise Description

I have over 45 years experience in aquatics facility operations, water recreation and safety, boating accidents, beach accidents, and related issues. I have more than 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Naval Architech Expert 34378 MD

Expertise Description

I have over 25 years experience as a Naval Architect and Marine Engineer. My expertise includes: small crafts, fishing vessels, recreational boats, yachts, ferries, shipyard productivity and claims, and offshore oil exploration. My additional areas of expertise include: slip and falls on ships, oil barges, worn non skid, commercial fishing boats, recreational boat accidents including outboard motor steering failures, PWC accidents, outboard motor support failures, off-throttle steering, boat collisions and allisions, falls aboard and overboard, high speed craft, primary and secondary structural failures, propellers, stability standards, and federal and industry boating safety standards compliance. I have prior expert witness experience.

Maritime Boat Accidents Expert 11434 AR

Expertise Description

I have many years experience in maritime issues. My areas of expertise include: boat, marine and ship systems; marine maintenance, repair and safety; boating accident reconstruction and investigation; maritime and admiralty litigation; and yacht delivery. I have experience operating vessels up to 225 feet and 1231 gross tons. I have more than 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Swimming Pool Design And Maintenance Expert 8994 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 35 years experience in aquatic safety and facility design issues. My areas of expertise include: aquatic risk management, swimming pool design, maintenance, management and operation, water quality, boating safety, supervision issues, barrier effectiveness, staff qualification and training, code compliance, and signage and warnings. I also have experience in swimming pool or water feature construction defects cases, as well as all water-related personal injury cases including drowning and near drowning, spinal injury, slip-and-fall, boating and PWC cases, waterslide and diving injuries, occurring at commercial and residential pools, waterparks or open water facilities. I have more than 25 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Marine Engineering Expert 10972 CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have over 45 years experience in naval architecture. My expertise includes: surface propulsion applications, sea trials & analysis of high speed amphibious vehicles, tank testing of propulsion systems, and vessel motion analysis. I have provided expert consultation in the areas of collision reconstruction, stern drive failures, yacht sinking, fishing vessel capsizing, and injury resulting from vessel motions, propeller contact, and other causes. I have more than 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Marine Surveying Expert 417417 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 20 years in the field of Marine Surveying. My extensive experience includes marine claims, vessel inspections, recreational and commercial vessels, state and federal regulations, industry trends, industry analyses, safety and compliance issues, towing and salvaging vessels, dock damage, marine insurance claims, private residential dock damage, commercial marina docks damage, boating, appraisal methodology, depreciation, loss of use, loss of income, diminution of value and market conditions. I have more than 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.