Diesel Expert Witnesses

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Diesel expert witness candidates typically have extensive experience and a background in automotive engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, and/or vehicle manufacturing. An automotive engineer specializing in diesel technology may also have knowledge in biofuels. In addition to trucks, diesel is prevalent in heavy equipment, railroad, military and highway vehicles.

Cahn Litigation Services is frequently called upon by law firms to locate an expert witness that can support issues involving diesel engine and related matters, on behalf of either the plaintiff or defendant. Cahn Litigation Services has seen cases involving diesel engines, diesel combustion, diesel emissions, diesel fueling system sensors, and diesel fuel nozzles. When an expert is needed, Cahn Litigation Services will hone in on experts with precisely the rights skillset and experience for the job at hand.

A diesel fuel expert could provide expertise in intellectual property matters — a patent litigation in federal court or a trade secret dispute. It could be a patent infringement case in the District Court, or a patent case or proceeding in the International Trade Commission (ITC). An expert in diesel fuel and systems might provide testimony in matters such as a product liability case or accident investigation.

Litigation support by a diesel expert witness could include an expert report, forensic engineering, expert opinion, accident reconstruction and/or courtroom testimony. 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. It is essential that an expert witness possess the ability to provide expert testimony in such a manner that a jury and judge can understand the evidence.

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Diesel Expert Witness - Sample Bios

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


Expert Witness #252113

This expert was Executive Vice-President-Engineering for a diesel engine manufacturer and currently serves as a consultant. This expert has a bachelors in mechanical engineering and completed a bachelors/masters program in mechanical engineering. After assignments in Product Engineering, Research & Advanced Development, and Application Engineering, this expert became Director, Product Engineering, and eventually General Director. This expert is a SAE fellow and an ASME Fellow. This expert has been involved with the Engine Manufacturers Association, the U.S. Federal Fleet Conversion Task Force, the U.S. Alternative-Fuels Council, and the U.S. EPA Mobile Source.

This expert has been honored by the National Academy of Science (NAS) and received a patent for a diesel electric hybrid engine/vehicle. This expert received an award for contribution to the diesel engine industry. This expert is a recognized authority and has deep experience as an expert witness.


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Expert Witness #237274

This expert has many years of experience in the automotive industry and is a veteran of automotive component litigation, having testified at trial numerous times in high profile matters. This expert is experienced in diesel engines, diesel engine control systems, diesel engine fueling systems, diesel engine fueling system sensors, and diesel engine fuel nozzle restrictors. In addition, this expert has extensive experience in trucks and the associated diesel engine and diesel engine fueling systems, as well as the associated Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, such as FMVSS 301 – Fuel System Integrity.

This expert has extensive experience in infringement/non-infringement, patent validity/invalidity, 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 under the doctrine of equivalents, as well as direct infringement, contributory infringement, inducement of infringement, and willful infringement. This expert has authored numerous reports and declarations, claim charts, invalidity and validity arguments, and has been deposed and testified in Inter Partes Review proceedings before the PTAB, as well as various Federal District Courts.

This expert is a Licensed Professional Engineer with a BS in Chemical Engineering, and a BS and an MS in Electrical Engineering.


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Expert Witness #252122

This expert is a Mechanical Engineer, licensed Professional Engineer and member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and ASME. This expert has been qualified as an expert in vehicle engineering, crashworthiness, vehicle repair, and accident reconstruction, in State and Federal courts.

This expert occupied a variety of engineering positions with automobile manufacturers. This expert’s expertise covers a diverse body of work in all aspects of vehicle design and manufacture, from cradle to grave. This expert designed and engineered systems for vehicles before a single prototype had been built, tuned and validated systems on prototype vehicles, assisted the manufacturing plant to resolve manufacturing issues while building 300 -700 vehicles a day, and made improvements to enhance vehicle quality after the start of manufacture.

This expert was responsible for the design and engineering for a diesel fuel system. This included fuel tank design, filler tube, fuel supply and return lines, thermal management, and impact energy management. This expert ensured fuel system met FMVSS 301, Fuel System Integrity, to prevent post-impact fuel-fed fires, and addressed quality and reliability issues in current production parts. This expert designed and released future model parts, supported prototype builds, and planned and executed trips to test functionality in extreme climates. This expert was also responsible for quality enhancements to all products’ fuel systems.

In addition, this expert is the inventor on two (2) US Patents dealing with vehicle fuel tank design and engineering and is published in the field.


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Expert Witness #252142

This expert is a mechanical engineer with specific expertise in diesel engines, diesel combustion, and diesel emissions. This expert is very familiar with diesel engine support systems, including fueling systems, and this expert’s experience working with diesel engines and diesel automobiles allows this expert to understand the nuances of how a diesel fill tube is designed. This expert’s research focuses on diesel combustion and emissions, where this expert regularly studies different blends of diesel fuels, their effects on engine behavior, combustion, and emissions. This expert is well published and is a frequent presenter at academic and industry conferences.

This expert is involved in a class action lawsuit involving a major diesel vehicle manufacturer concerning diesel engine emissions. This expert has generated two expert reports (a rebuttal to the plaintiff’s initial expert report, and an expert report concerning essential documentation during discovery), and has provided testimony at depositions. e’sHThis expertThis This expert teaches, and holds Ph.D, M.S., and B.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering.


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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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