Construction equipment expert witness candidates are typically professional engineers with a background in automotive engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and/or civil engineering. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, legal counsel may request a specialist with prior expert witness experience.
A construction equipment expert could provide expertise in intellectual property matters such as a patent litigation or trade secret dispute. A forensic engineer is skilled at proving (or disproving) intellectual property infringement or theft. An engineering expert specializing in construction equipment might provide litigation support services in matters such as a product liability case, personal injury case, or an accident investigation. In addition, clients may seek a construction industry specialist for pre-litigation consulting services. Expert witness services could include an expert report, forensic engineering, expert opinion, failure analysis, accident reconstruction and expert witness testimony in the courtroom.
Cahn Litigation Services is frequently called upon by law firms to locate an expert witness that can support issues involving heavy equipment, on behalf of either the plaintiff or defendant. Cahn Litigation Services has seen construction equipment matters involving:
Cahn Litigation Services has the the years experience required to quickly hone in on engineering experts and construction experts with precisely the right skillset and experience for the job at hand.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Construction Equipment experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Construction Equipment landscape.
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 Vehicle Powertrains, Vehicle 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 powertrain technical investigations. This expert is a member of the IEEE Standards Association and the Society of Automotive Engineers VEDI Standards Committee.
This expert is President, CEO and Principal Engineer for a highly sought-after engineering consultancy. A Graduate Mechanical Engineer with many years of professional, domestic and international engineering system design & material defect analysis experience, this expert has been called upon to examine and investigate numerous design, fabrication and operational issues related to various processes being performed, items being fabricated and parts being produced in volumes and at rapid rates. These have included the designing and overseeing of the installation of 83 brand new production lines of machinery and equipment for the production of diapers and various feminine hygiene products. Additionally, this expert has investigated the assembly line and product defect failures associated with juice packet spout application failures which caused excessive product leakage and large storage issues. Such design and product assembly processes relied heavily on photoelectric cells, high speed counters, adjustable guideways and multiple mechanical assemblies that directed parts into specific positions in order to be mated up with other components all at excessively high speeds. These efforts ranged from the insert of the raw materials to the folded or packaged finished product ready for shipment. Over the course of this expert's years of design, fabrication, construction and project management work combined with years of mechanical investigation and testing experience, this expert has centered work around mechanical system and material component analyses. Retained by both national and international insurance organizations, plaintiff and defense law firms and private industry to perform mechanical equipment assessments and causation evaluations, this expert has extensive prior litigation history including deposition and courtroom testimony.
This expert is Principal of an appraisal firm with many years of experience as full time appraiser. Certified by the American Society of Appraisers with a Senior Appraiser designation in the Machinery & Technical Specialties Discipline, this expert has completed machinery and equipment appraisals, including:
- Transportation Equipment
- Manufacturing Equipment
- Material Handling Equipment
- Scrap Metal Recycle
- Construction/Agriculture Equipment
This expert has a wide range of appraisal experience with emphasis in providing valuations for Internal Revenue Service (IRS) appraisal requirements, Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) requirements, bankruptcy appraisals, insurance appraisals, and casualty loss appraisals. This expert has provided both Restricted and Full Appraisal Reports, and has served as an expert witness being deposed and testifying in court.
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This expert is an independent consultant in the safe use and design of construction, industrial, and agricultural equipment. This expert's experience includes the evaluation of product design, warnings development and safety and operational training. This expert served as a delegate on various ISO and ANSI subcommittees and is as a noted authority on lifting equipment safety.
This expert specializes in the economic analysis of intellectual property, including the assessment of economic alternatives, lost profits, price erosion, reasonable royalties, and other valuation/damages issues. This expert also has extensive experience providing detailed analyses and expert reports, evaluating antitrust issues and economic damages associated with false advertising, antitrust, fraud, termination, and business interference claims. This expert has frequently served as an expert witness on significant patent infringement matters and has testified on patent infringement damages in trial in district courts across the United States. This expert has also provided testimony at hearings at the International Trade Commission, and in trial and arbitrations in other matters throughout America and in Sweden.
As an economic consultant, this expert has worked on projects covering hundreds of companies from numerous high-technology industries, including consumer electronics, information services, semiconductors, computers and components, TVs and displays, software and games, as well as telecommunications (including cell phones and mobile networks), broadcasting, automotive, oilfield equipment, biotechnology and medical equipment. In addition to leading to expert testimony, these efforts include assisting in the evaluation and negotiation of patent license agreements. With extensive, continuous exposure to leading company and industry information sources, this expert has acquired a comprehensive knowledge of the competitive, licensing and financial environments. This expert also has expertise with economic analysis in a number of other industries, including real estate, construction, entertainment, and consumer goods. This expert has also written and lectured on patent damages and intellectual property valuation. This expert holds an MA and BA in Economics .
This expert is a Ph.D. in Engineering Materials and this expert's work in (specifically) concrete has provided extensive field-experience. This expert is currently President of a consulting firm that provides expertise in concrete production and performance. Previously this expert was Vice President Engineering for a concrete company and before that was a principal engineer with a construction engineering company where this expert had day-to-day responsibilities for the soils, asphalt, aggregate and concrete operations. This expert serves as an adjunct professor in the Construction Management Program at a State University. This expert is a member of ASTM and the American Concrete Institute. This expert is a registered Professional Engineer. This expert has been an expert witness has experience with depositions and trial testimony.
This expert has many years of experience pouring and mixing concrete and being the supervising engineer on over a thousand projects. Most of these concrete jobs involved concrete that was pumped through hoses from delivery trucks to the point of placement - the type of projects which are the target market for a hose puller. This expert's knowledge, training and experience involving the challenges and difficulties of placing concrete from pump hoses under great weights and pressures allows this expert to understand the difficulties of utilizing the equipment with and without mechanical assistance (hose pullers). This expert has taken CLE courses and participated in a Trial Advocacy Project and is a Licensed Contractor.
This expert provides Expert Witness, Investigation, and Technical Consulting services for Industrial Control Systems, Automated Systems, and Safety Systems. This expert has litigated several cases that involve PLC ladder logic, and has designed scores of systems which utilize PLC code. This expert manages an automation engineering group, and writes/analyzes PLC code virtually every day. Experience includes:
Automated Machinery – Manufacturing Plants, Production Plants
Robotics – Assembly Lines, Semiconductor Plants, Packaging Plants
Control Systems – PLC Controls, Computer Controlled Machines
Automatic and Revolving Doors
Amusement Park Rides – Control Systems, Safety Systems
Bowling Centers – Equipment Systems
Mining – Surface and Strip Mining, Coal, Quarry, Minerals, Oilsands, Conveyors, and Crushers
Lasers – Etching Equipment, Production Lines
Egg Production and Packaging
Food and Beverage Plants – Snack Foods, Cereal, Pasta, Soft Drinks, Beer, Meat Packaging
Conveyors – Belt Conveyors, Bucket Conveyors, Packaging Machines, Vibratory Systems
Wood Production – Sawmills, Chippers, Wood Pellet Plants
Patents – Control Systems, Automated Devices, Production and Manufacturing Machines
Contract Disputes – Control Systems, Production Equipment, Manufacturing Equipment
This expert has acquired many years of experience in electrical, electronic, automation, robotics, bulk materials handling, and mechanical system design. As an inventor, this expert holds several electronic and mechanical patents. This expert’s technical background includes extensive experience with digital logic circuits, vision systems, laser research involving Co2 lasers (Class 4 100 watt), and laser diodes (Class 3B). This expert has established and managed several engineering, CAD, automation, and field service groups, for deployment of automated machinery in the food, beverage, refinery, coal, oil sands, pharmaceutical, and chemical plant industries. Most of this work carried over to the field, where this expert managed electrical and mechanical field construction projects.
This expert’s memberships have included ISA (Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society), and AEE (The Association of Energy Engineers). Authorships include Whitepapers for RAM (Remote Asset Management), Energy Management, Automation, and cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practice) for FDA related validation procedures in lab environments. Intellectual property and patent experience includes work as a Technical Expert Witness involving patent infringement and automation related accidents.
This expert is a Professional Engineer with Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering, and Civil Engineering degrees and certificates. This expert has a good deal of ladder logic experience within the context of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and Computer Numerical Controls (CNC). This expert was engaged in the design, manufacture, installation and startup of robotic pick and place machinery, performing all engineering calculations necessary in the design of these robotic machines and programming the PLCs during the initial installation period. This expert has also dealt with the design and construction of industrial material handling systems, such as conveyors, piping systems, crane, monorails, robotics, PLCs, hydraulics, pneumatics and electrical controls. This expert had sole responsibility for designing, installing, programming and startup of CNC for manufacturing machine equipment, including selection of components, ladder logic programming, modification of machinery, and machine design. This expert holds two U.S. Patents and is working on two others. This expert has been engaged as an expert witness in a number of cases.