Automotive Expert Witnesses

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Automotive expert witness candidates typically have extensive experience in automotive engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, biomechanics, and/or vehicle manufacturing. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request a technical expert with prior expert witness experience. Automotive expert witnesses could provide expertise in intellectual property matters, such as a patent litigation or a trade secret dispute. An automotive expert might also provide testimony in matters such as a product liability case, personal injury, or accident investigation. Litigation support by an automotive expert witness could include an expert report, forensic engineering, expert opinion, accident reconstruction and expert witness testimony at a trial. 

Cahn Litigation Services is frequently called upon by law firms to locate an expert witness that can support issues involving automotive matters. Representative matters have encompassed:

When an expert witness is needed, Cahn Litigation Services will hone in on specialists with precisely the right skillset and experience for the job at hand.

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Automotive Expert Witness - Sample Bios

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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Automotive experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Automotive landscape.


Expert Witness #253952

This expert is considered the foremost authority on Jeep, American Motors Corporation and related brands including Rambler, Nash, Hudson, AM General, Jeffrey and Lafayette and is also a recognized authority on Studebaker. This expert has researched and written books on automotive history. A dedicated historian/author with broad experience in the auto industry, this expert has been writing about automobiles for many years. This expert's work has appeared in Hemmings Classic Car, Chrysler magazine, Automobile Quarterly, Automotive News, Jeep magazine, Collectible Automobile, Forward (magazine of the Chrysler Museum), Reader's Digest, Hemmings Muscle Machines, Dodge magazine, Cars & Parts, Strada, Special Interest Autos, AutoWeek, Car Collector/Car Classics, Automotive History Review, Journal of the Society of Automotive Historians, and other periodicals. This expert has assembled thousands of vintage factory photographs and automotive literature. This expert has appeared on various television and radio talk shows, has a prominent role as commentator in an automobile documentary film, and belongs to the Society of Automotive Historians Inc. This expert is a popular banquet speaker and also conducts seminars on automotive history.


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Expert Witness #258974

This expert is a full professor in a Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering. This expert is a licensed engineer and has been actively involved in the design and evaluation of advanced power producing systems for many years. This expert is the director of an Automotive Research Center and the head of a graduate Automotive Engineering program.

This expert has been involved in advanced throttle control fuel injection/combustion systems and was funded by NASA in advanced gas turbine engine fuel injection and combustion systems. Since that time, this expert has also been involved in optimizing fuel, throttle and fuel injection and combustion systems for transportation automotive and trucking applications along with racing applications. This expert has hands on experience in dyno testing of complex throttle and fuel injection systems along with track testing and advanced computational modeling on supercomputing clusters.

This expert has chaired technical sessions for the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) in exhaust and particulate emissions systems, direct injection spark and compression ignition engines, fuel injection and sprays, HCCI combustion, hybrid electric vehicle powertrains, high efficiency engine concepts, multidimensional engine modeling, on-board diagnostics, fuels and fuel additives, cold start characteristics, engine boosting systems, dual fuel combustion, spark assisted compression ignition combustion and heady duty lubricants. 

Areas of interest are jet and rocket propulsion systems, advanced low pollutant emission, high efficiency combustions systems for advanced aircraft and automotive applications, alternative fuels and renewable energy systems.

This expert has been deposed and testified in court over 60 times as an expert witness involving the design and analysis of advanced Mechanical Engineering systems. Further, this expert has been involved with numerous cases an expert related to intellectual property and patent litigation, including cases with related to engine control and throttle systems.


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Expert Witness #237271

This expert has many years of experience in the automotive industry. This expert is a veteran of automotive component litigation, having testified at trial numerous times in high profile automotive component matters. This expert has extensive design, testing, and development engineering experience in the automotive industry and is thoroughly experienced in the design of linkages, brackets, sealing, and mounting designs. This expert has tested and worked on structures and systems for vehicles that include sunroofs, convertible roofs, closures, as well as testifying about compliance of these systems to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, including FMVSS 216 Roof Crush Resistance, FMVSS 214 Side Impact Protection, FMVSS 208 – Occupant Crash Protection, FMVSS 201 Upper Interior Head Protection. This expert has also served as an expert witness and corporate representative, where this expert analyzed defect claims, many of which involved mechanical and structural systems, and testified in depositions and trials throughout the United States.

Due to extensive experience in the automotive industry, this expert is intimately familiar with sealing issues. For the U.S. Army, this expert worked on numerous systems and their associated issues involving hatches, doors, see-through armor, gates, and the associated mechanisms linkages, reinforcements, as well as systems and components that employ hard or soft materials, as well as the associated accessibility, serviceability, durability and reliability of these systems and components.

This expert is thoroughly experienced in Design for Assembly as well as the quality and reliability issues associated with component and system design. This expert is a Licensed Professional Engineer with a BS in chemical engineering, and a BS and an MS in electrical engineering.

This expert has served extensively as an expert witness and has testified, authored reports, and analyzed patents and prior art in numerous automotive cases. This expert has extensive experience in infringement/non-infringement, and patent validity/invalidity, including 101, 102, 103, 112 and prior art arguments for automotive and transportation components and systems, thoroughly understands the issues involved in intellectual property and patent litigation and is a registered patent attorney with the USPTO. This expert has done analyses under literal infringement and the under the doctrine of equivalents, as well as direct infringement, contributory infringement, inducement of infringement, willful infringement, authored numerous reports and declarations and put together claim charts for infringement/non-infringement contentions, invalidity and validity arguments (including secondary considerations such has nexus/commercial success), claim construction hearings (in support of Markman briefs and hearings), and has authored numerous expert reports including ITC testimony documents, for IPR matters as an automotive/mechanical systems expert, for numerous intellectual property and patent cases, and has deposition and/or testified in Inter Partes Review proceedings before the PTAB, as well as various Federal District Courts. This expert also has extensive deposition and trial testimony experience, including testifying experience in IP and patent litigation cases. This expert has authored reports and declarations for numerous intellectual property and patent cases, and has testified in Inter Partes Review proceedings before the PTAB, as well as various Federal District Courts.


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Expert Witness #245262

This expert leads a highly successful Automotive Design and Engineering consultancy. This expert has served as an independent consultant and expert witness in the Automotive engineering arena for many years.

This expert’s specific areas of focus are in components for Vehicle Powertrains, Electronics, Throttle Controls, Shift Controls, and Braking Systems across primarily Passenger Vehicles, but also Heavy-Duty Trucks, Off-Road Construction Vehicles, and Military Equipment. This expert’s senior engineering positions allowed this expert to cross technology and product boundaries while performing field performance assessments, engine management system evaluations, and technical investigations.

This expert has worked with various automotive HVAC systems components and is highly familiar with their designs, functions and testing, including environmental tests such as vibration, temperature, EMC compatibility, and exposure to harsh conditions including salt spray and typical automotive conditions.  Additionally, this expert has experience with their testing, engineering and design specifications.

This expert is a member of the IEEE Standards Association and the Society of Automotive Engineers VEDI Standards Committee.


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Expert Witness #223826

This expert has made a career of consulting and providing expert witness services to the automotive industry. This expert's focus is on automotive systems and components as well as the dynamics of gears and power trains. This expert received a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and is a Professional Engineer. This expert has a training certificate in Mechanics of Heavy-Duty Trucks and Truck Combinations, among others. This expert is a frequent presenter at industry conferences and is well published in the automotive field.


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Expert Witness #259805

This expert holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Electrical Engineering, and serves as Professor and Chair of Electrical Engineering as well as Director of a Transportation Electronics Laboratory. This expert is also a Professional Engineer (P.E.), and leads a highly successful, internationally recognized consultancy specializing in forensic electrical and software engineering in automotive and transportation systems.

This expert held positions with major industrial companies, and served as a Director of the Alternative Fuels Laboratory at a Research Institute. This expert has published over 125 technical journal and conference papers and serves on the editorial review boards of four journals. This expert's consulting firm focuses on electronic analysis and data extraction in support of automotive intellectual property expert witness services, lemon law investigation and documentation, and product evaluation for safety, performance or compliance with specifications.  

This expert has extensive automotive electronics experience: academic research, hands on projects and IP/ IPR EE cases. This expert has faced the challenges of EM noise intrusion in the automotive environment and SOTA EM shielding and other methods to improve signal to noise ratio.


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Expert Witness #250772

This expert is Director of the Advanced Vehicle Systems Research Program at a research university. This expert is an expert in automotive drivetrain technology and extensively studies, publishes and teaches on oscillation, vibration and flexure of drivetrains. This expert's primary focus is on electrical and mechanical systems including imbalance issues, and the attendant noise and vibrations that occur, specifically the dynamics and analysis of mechanical vibrations on rotating and linear devices. This expert is a member of the society of Automotive engineers (SAE) and is a registered Professional Engineer. This expert has experience as an expert witness, having testified approximately a dozen times in court, and providing upwards of twenty depositions, primarily in patent matters.


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Expert Witness #798266

This expert is an automotive engineer with diverse experience in production vehicles, military vehicles, and motorsports. This expert applies expertise to intellectual property disputes as well as vehicle crash investigations, including crash reconstructions, crashworthiness investigations, and analyses of vehicle systems performance. This expert is a Professional Engineer, earned engineering degrees from two of the nation's most respected programs, and has hands-on experience designing and testing complete vehicles and automotive products.

Upon completion of a degree in Mechanical Engineering, this expert worked with an automobile manufacturer. This expert was responsible for ensuring that vehicles complied with governmental safety guidelines; this expert conducted computer simulations and real-world testing on complete vehicles as well as individual vehicle components.

This expert co-founded an engineering design, prototyping, and consulting company catering to the motorsports industry. This expert remained active in this venture, during which this expert transitioned full-time to an engineering company that provides vehicle durability and performance testing for automotive and motorcycle manufacturers as well as motorsports teams. This expert spent years testing military vehicles for handling and performance, and rollover resistance.


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Expert Witness #247093

This expert firm is comprised of senior consultants in an international energy strategy consultancy with offices throughout the world. The firm specializes in sustainable energy and transport, with expertise in renewable energies, energy storage, energy efficiency and sustainable transport. They developed an extended competence center on hydrogen and fuel cells. They are a multinational team of engineers, economists and policy experts in sustainable energy. This firm advises automotive OEMs, Tier-1 and Tier-2 suppliers and leading players in the automotive market. Their decade-long experience in the automotive industry allows them to support clients in designing global innovation and technology development strategies and assessing new market opportunities linked to technology innovation. They also assist customers in defining, designing and implementing innovative go-to-market strategies. They offer high value support on scientific and technology developments, industrial and commercial partnering strategies, technology and market trends' analysis, diversification strategies and investment / acquisition opportunities to actors in the automotive sector. Additionally, they support technology companies, start-up companies and established equipment manufacturers active in the energy and mobility sectors through collaborative innovation projects, design of innovative business models, market assessments and go-to-market strategies in both developed and developing economies. Further, they support leading international oil & gas companies, energy utilities and network operators (TSOs, DSOs) both in developed and emerging countries in all aspects of the energy transition, from strategy to implementation: coordination of collaborative innovation projects, new technology assessment, development of innovative business models, identification and evaluation of new market opportunities, etc.


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