Product Design Mechanical Engineer Expert 96755 MN

Expertise Description

I have many years experience as a practicing mechanical engineer specializing in intellectual property, personal injury, product liability, and professional malpractice. My expertise includes: agricultural equipment; automated control systems; chain saws; consumer electronics; digital electronics; electrical appliances; electronic games and toys; electrical fires; electric / gasoline engine power tools; electric utility power plants; ergonomics; forensic engineer; forensic engineering; hand tools; heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (H.V.A.C.) systems; industrial electronics; laboratory testing; leaf blowers; manufacturing equipment; manufacturing processes; medical devices; model designs; mowers; process control systems; quality control; railroad memorabilia; railway equipment; railway operations; regulatory compliance; safety interlocks; and water filtration systems. I have more than 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes: Intellectual property/patent infringement analysis of mechanical, electronic, and electro-mechanical devices; Intellectual property/trade dress infringement analysis; Product liability/forensic engineering inspection and analysis, product design evaluation, exemplar product testing; Personal injury/forensic engineering inspection and analysis.

Consulting Experience

My consulting services include: Consumer product design engineering consulting; Industrial product design engineering consulting; System design engineering consulting; Technical training consulting.

Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes: Technical expert to numerous television programs; Medical device design, testing, and manufacturing; Power tool design and testing; Manufacturing/production line design; Industrial and consumer product development; Utility power plant design, testing, maintenance, and operating; Railroads; Forensic engineering.

Relevant Experiences

I designed FDA Class II and Class III medical devices and was responsible for compliance with FDA regulations. I am also a long time gun owner and I am very familiar with the design and operation of polymer frame semi-auto pistols. I am also an experienced engineering expert witness who has worked on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in dozens of cases, including a patent case involving mechanical attachment devices for military rifles.

I have extensive experience working on patent cases working for plaintiffs and defendants. I have experience in both patent infringement and invalidity analysis.

Besides being a licensed mechanical engineer, I am a firearms enthusiast. I have experience shooting, field stripping, and cleaning high powered hunting and military rifles. I have served as an engineering expert witness in a patent infringement case involving mounting devices for military rifles. Lastly, I was qualified for the Civilian Marksmanship Program through my local shooting range and my state’s permit to carry training program.

I have experience with piping and valves and I have worked on cases involving them in the past.

I have power tool design experience. I also have many years of experience as an engineering expert witness and forensic engineer.

I have experience designing food processing equipment and consumer products.

I have experience designing and inspecting pressurized equipment in industrial settings. I have testified in cases involving pressure vessel failures. I have also worked on cases involving leaking pressure vessels.

I have engineering experience working with refrigeration systems in a food manufacturing facility and I may be able to help in this case.

I have six years of experience designing FDA regulated medical devices. Two of those years were spent designing and building testers for implantable FDA Class III devices. I have over 15 years of experience as an engineering expert witness and forensic engineer.


MS (In progess)Electrical EngineeringIowa State University
BSMechanical EngineeringIllinois Institute of Technology

Licenses Certifications

Minnesota Professional Engineer
Illinois Professional Engineer
National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Certified Model Law Engineer

Awards & Affiliation

Primary Affiliation

National Society of Professional Engineers

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases