Accident Reconstruction Expert 29835 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley, an MS in Engineering Mechanics from Illinois Institute of Technology and a BS in Civil Engineering from Cooper Union.  I am also licensed as a Safety Engineer by the State of California.  I have more than 25 years experience in Accident Reconstruction and Safety (including human factors) for litigation as well as prior industrial experience.  Applications include: Vehicular collisions (all types including pedestrians, bicycles, etc) and occupant biomechanics; Vehicular component failures; Pedestrian accidents (Slip, trip, stairs, ramps, sidewalks, coefficient of friction); Premises liability (Building codes, lighting, glass, screens, manual and electronic gates); Industrial & Construction Accidents (ladders, scaffolds, machine guarding, forklifts, construction vehicles, conveyors, lifts, hoists, mechanical fasteners); Products liability (industrial and consumer); Criminal cases requiring expertise in the physical sciences.  I have extensive expert testimony experience in trials, arbitrations, depositions and hearings.  My plaintiff-to-defendant retention ratio is approximately 50:50.

Machine Engineering And Design Expert 128652 VT

Expertise Description

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.