Chemistry Expert Witnesses
What is a chemistry expert witness?
Chemistry expert witness candidates generally have PhDs and extensive experience in forensic chemistry, toxicology, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering and/or analytical chemistry. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request an expert with prior expert witness testimony experience.
What types of cases require a chemistry expert witness?
Litigation support by a chemistry expert may involve intellectual property matters such as a patent litigation or a trade secret dispute. A chemistry expert might also provide testimony in matters such as a product liability or medical case that requires toxicology or chemical exposure expertise. A forensic scientist with specific knowledge in chemistry can assist in criminal investigations by analyzing evidence. There are numerous sub-disciplines in chemistry that could require an expert witness to opine, and include:
- Analytical chemistry,
- Materials chemistry,
- Medicinal chemistry,
- Nuclear chemistry,
- Organic chemistry,
- Polymer chemistry
- Physical chemistry, as well as many others.
Chemistry expert witness case examples
Example cases that Cahn Litigation Services has provided expert witness searches for have involved:
- chemical analysis of groundwater in Indiana,
- ceramics corrosion,
- hazardous materials and hazardous waste,
- Michigan plant industrial hygiene,
- valuation of a Delaware petrochemical company,
- adhesives formulation trade secret in Connecticut,
- hydrocarbons characterization,
- asbestos in a New York apartment complex, and
- toxic chemical products dispute in Illinois.
What litigation support work might a chemistry expert witness be expected to perform?
Expert witness services could include chromatography, depositions, expert report preparation, and courtroom testimony. In addition, a law firm may request a chemical industry expert for pre-litigation consulting services.
Representing the plaintiff or defendant, Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for a chemistry expert witness around quickly, providing the right balance of expertise and testimony experience.
- Analytical Chemistry
- Beauty Industry
- Chemical Analysis
- Chemical Engineering
- Chemical Fires And Explosions
- Chemical Packaging
- Chemical Products
- Hazardous Chemicals
- Industrial Chemicals
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Organic Synthesis
Chemistry Expert Witness - Representative Bios
Please Note: All Cahn Litigation expert witness searches are customized to attorneys' precise specifications and preferences. Attorneys are encouraged to discuss search parameters with a Cahn search specialist.
The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Chemistry experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Chemistry landscape.