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.

Fire Cause/Origin Investigations Expert 531446 MN

Expertise Description

I have over 10 years experience working in fire cause and origin investigations. I have a focus in scene examination; determining area of origin and ignition sequence; interpretation of fire damage and fire patterns; fire debris removal and analysis; area of origin reconstruction; the impact on fire ignition and growth; arc mapping analysis; documenting the scene; evidence recognition, preservation, collection, preservation, and chain of custody; marine vessels; wild lands; oil wells; semi-trucks; fatality fires; grain elevators; agricultural machinery; and both commercial and residential buildings. I have provided consultations, courtroom testimony, and deposition for more than a decade as a fire cause and origin investigations expert witness.

Wood Science Expert 58205 NY

Expertise Description

I have over spent over 20 years working with wood science. My areas of focus include construction materials; failure analyses; visual grading of lumber and timbers in-situ; mechanical testing; wood species identifications; finish problems associated with wood and wood-based materials; assessment of wood decay; insect attack and marine borers; evaluation of marine and foundation timbers and pilings; furniture design and failure; wooden ladders; moisture intrusion issues in structures; building envelope issues; assessment of mold; performance of wood plastic composites; and evaluation of glued laminated timbers. I have offered consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony as a wood science expert witness for more than 15 years.

Naval Architecture Expert 523758 FL

Expertise Description

I have over 20 years' experience in naval architecture and marine engineering. My areas of focus include: structural, survey and inspection work associated with shoreside/littoral repair facilities; dry-docks; graving docks; marine rail systems; design of crane systems and lifting plans. In addition, I have experience in the following areas: Syncro-Lifts, hurricane damage, ship strikes, environmental degradation, blowouts, subsea piping system design, inert gas, piping, vapor, gas, hydraulic, compressed air systems, product carriers, bulk carriers, passenger vessels, pleasure craft, high-speed craft, littoral assault craft, and fast catamaran in and offshore. I have spent over 5 years offering consultations, courtroom testimony, and deposition as a naval architecture expert witness.

Maritime Expert 523682 FL

Expertise Description

I have over 20 years' maritime experience with expertise in offshore supply vessels, passenger vessels, and commercial fishing vessels; marine safety and nautical education; international maritime organization (IMO) regulations and United States federal maritime regulations. I have prior experience as a maritime 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.

Fire & Explosion Expert 528841 WA

Expertise Description

With over 20 years of fire service experience, my expertise includes suppression, technical rescue, EMS, investigations, hazardous materials response, fires and explosions involving single and multiple occupancy structures, high-rise residential, commercial buildings, fatal fires,commercial and industrial manufacturing facilities, heavy equipment and vehicles, post-blast events, and large loss fires. I have additional knowledge in marine-related fires and have experience in all areas of the marine industry, including yachts, pleasure craft, commercial vessels (cargo vessels, fishing vessels, tugs, and fish processors), transport vessels, military vessels, marinas, off-shore oil and petrochemical facilities. I have prior experience providing consultations and depositions as a fire service expert witness.

Maritime Expert 517900 FL

Expertise Description

I have over 35 years experience in the Maritime Industry with expertise in search and rescue operations, law enforcement activities, ship/project management, compliance, training, vessel agent and stevedore. I have prior experience offering consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony as a maritime industry expert witness.

Geophysics Expert 525510 FL

Expertise Description

I have over 20 years of experience in the field of Geophysics with a focus in near-surface geophysics, microgravity surveys, assessing geotechnical conditions beneath coal ash ponds and canals, soil resistivity surveys, using karst conditions and to assess mine voids and hazards, and soil resistivity surveys. I am offering my services as a geophysics expert witness.

Maritime Expert 524260 NJ

Expertise Description

I have over 45 years of maritime experience with a focus in marine transportation operations, marine construction contracts, marine construction management, claim analyses; nautical sciences such as navigation, piloting, seamanship, shiphandling, rules of the road, meteorology, vessel stability, and cargo handling. I have additional experience in maritime claims involving bulk carriers, petroleum tankers, cargo vessels, roll on/roll off vessels, passenger vessels, oceanographic research vessels, tugboats/towboats, petroleum and bulk products barges, oil-drilling rigs, crane and dredge barges, offshore supply vessels, ferries, commercial fishing vessels, oil spill response vessels and recreational boating craft from personal watercraft (jet skis) to megayachts. I have provided deposition, consultations, and courtroom testimony for more than 25 years as a maritime expert witness.

Aquaculture Expert 523483 MA

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience in Aquaculture with expertise in marine conservation, sustainable food systems, farmed fish, water re-use, and low carbon shipping technologies. I am offering my services as a aquaculture expert witness.

Ship Building Expert 520190 FL

Expertise Description

My experience of over 50 years in the Maritime field has been focused on various facets of shipbuilding. I am particularly skilled with Shipbuilding Repair and Maintenance; Project Management; Cost Engineering; Production Control, Marketing, and Research and Development. I have also provided clients with my services as a ship building expert witness in Florida for more than 15 years.

Ship Repair Expert 520283 LA

Expertise Description

My career has spanned more than 40 years working in all phases of the Maritime Industry with expertise in Ship Repair, Ship Construction, Shipyard Operations, as well as Marketing and Business Development of Shipyard Operations. I have also provided consultations and deposition for over 5 years as a ship repair expert witness in Louisiana.

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.

Offshore Engineering Expert 519780 CA(S)

Expertise Description

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.

Fire Explosion Investigation Expert 519806 NY

Expertise Description

My career has spanned more than 25 years in the field of fire and explosion origin and cause determination. I have a particular expertise in investigating the origin and cause of fires and examining marine related fire incidents, including freighters, commercial and recreational vessels, terminals and marinas. I have also spent over 25 years working as a fire cause and origin expert witness by offering deposition, consultations, and courtroom testimony.

Petroleum Fuel Expert 520115 PA

Expertise Description

With more than 35 years experience working in the petroleum and renewable fuels industry, I have spent my career focusing in the product areas of gasoline, diesel fuel, marine fuel, biodiesel, biofuels, jet fuel, heating oil, and fuel additives. I have also spent time providing consultations as a petroleum expert witness in Pennsylvania.

Energy Insurance Expert 519147 TX

Expertise Description

My career has spanned more than 35 years in the field of Risk Management and Insurance with a particular focus in the oil, gas, marine, and energy industries. I have experience in producing and handling energy, marine, D&O, political risks, liability, accounts and overseeing R&D. I have provided consultations and deposition as an energy insurance expert witness in Texas.

Naval Architecture Expert 520189 LA

Expertise Description

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.

Loss Control Expert 503916 CT

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years experience in the Marine industry with expertise in Loss Control. I have experience with expediting, bill of lading, terminal due diligence as well demurrage services. I have additional experience with vessel loading and discharging. I have over 5 years expert witness experience with consultation and deposition.

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.

marine petroleum Expert 503848 WI

Expertise Description

I have more than 45 years experience in the Marine-Petroleum Industry with expertise in helping clients understand and mitigate risk in chartering and operating petroleum tank ships. I have experience with voyage and time charter petroleum tanker operations, tanker inspection and vetting administration, due diligence review of tanker and barge fleet acquisitions, incident investigation and arbitration tribunal attendance, and harbor and export system project evaluation. I have additional knowledge of offshore petroleum production; major shipyard modification program management and quality control, major oil spill response, deep-draft marine petroleum storage terminal operations, and preparation of USCG approved petroleum tanker operating procedures. I have over 5 years expert witness experience with consultation and deposition.

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.

Marine Survey Expert 42142 CA(N)

Expertise Description

S.A.M.S., N.A.M.S., I.A.M.I. – Consulting expert specializing in marine survey / investigation. Has more than thirty-five years of experience as a commercial vessel owner / operator. Expertise includes: condition and valuation of vessels, trip and tow surveys, salvage and recovery, offshore and onshore facilities / construction, heavy lifts, anchor handling, deep water moorings, ships management systems, oil spill response, recovery, and containment, Hazardous Materials (H.A.Z.M.A.T.), tank barges, ship handling, insurance fraud, loss prevention, damage assessment, and hurricane catastrophe teams. Member, Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (S.A.M.S.). Member, National Association of Marine Surveyors (N.A.M.S.). Certified Marine Investigator, International Association of Marine Surveyors (I.A.M.I.). Prior expert witness experience. Consultations, depositions, and courtroom testimony.

Transporation Law Expert 7139 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 35 years experience as a practicing attorney specializing in transportation, aviation, and maritime law and policy. My expertise includes: cargo (including loss and damage); transportation (trucking, air freight, boat); freight forwarding; cargo, hull, and marine insurance; international / domestic trade; air carrier liability litigation; export management; logistics; and recreational boating. I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Atv Recreational Vehicles Expert 33497 CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have more than 35 years experience in accident reconstruction, automotive repair fraud, materials handling science, machinery and accidents involving motorcycles, ATVs, automobiles, trucks, busses, RVs, heavy equipment (tractors, farm machinery, bulldozers, etc.), towing, tire-related, marine, scooters, bicycles and skiing, as well as, education issues. I have experience with cases involving cars, trucks, buses, motor homes, motorcycles, trailers, bicycles, scooters, boats, ships, personal watercraft, ATV & tire failure analysis, fires, heavy equipment, race track design and safety, tools and equipment design and safety, and engineering management issues. My expertise also includes auto part counterfeit detection as well as aircraft, marine, engine, engine part counterfeit, and general manufacturing parts counterfeits. I have additional expertise in hybrid propulsion systems in cars, trucks, boats, yachts, ships, buses, and trains, as well as comprehensive experience in IP litigation for a major car company. I have over 35 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Meteorology Expert 344465 CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years experience in Meteorology. I specialize in the investigation of various oceanographic and meteorological phenomena, primarily as they relate to offshore and coastal activities, and the preparation of reports in response to specific client requests for meteorological and oceanographic data. My areas of expertise as a climatologist, include joint frequency of occurrence, design wind and wave data, climatological studies, general weather data, and extremal analysis at sites worldwide. I have additional knowledge in the field of physical oceanography, marine meteorology, weather forecasting, extreme cyclone winds, and the Integrated Ocean Observing System. I have prior expert witness experience.

Product Failure Expert 426397 AL

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience in the field of Mechanical Engineering. My extensive experience includes engineering investigation, failure analysis, product liability, intellectual property, manufacturing, accident investigation and reconstruction, fire cause and origin. My additional vehicle experience includes commercial vehicles, automobiles, RVs, buses, trains, agricultural, and construction equipment. I have prior expert witness experience.

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.

Coastal Pollution Expert 400596 MA

Expertise Description

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.