Electrical expert witness candidates typically have extensive experience as an electrical engineer or electrician. Candidates may be designated as a licensed professional engineer, and are often involved with an industry association.
Often, matters requiring electrical expert witness services involve intellectual property. A forensic engineer can reverse engineer components to prove (or disprove) intellectual property infringement or theft. An expert with specialized knowledge in electrical technology might also provide testimony in a product liability case or an accident investigation. In addition, a law firm may request a professional electrical engineer for pre-litigation engineering services. Litigation support could include forensic engineering, expert report preparation, depositions, and expert witness testimony in the courtroom. Cahn Litigation Services has completed numerous searches for electrical expert witnesses, providing candidates for each case to the specifications provided by the attorney in charge. Representative cases have encompassed:
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Electrical experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Electrical landscape.
This expert is an electrical engineering expert with many years of hands-on experience in industrial controls, automation, machinery, equipment, industrial safety and machine safeguarding. This expert applies expertise to forensic casework involving industrial controls, machine safeguarding, workplace safety, industrial/commercial/residential electric power systems, electrical related fires, electric shocks, and electrocutions. This expert is proficient in the National Electrical Code, National Electrical Safety Code, Electrical Safety in the Workplace, OSHA Standards for General Industry, and OSHA Electrical Safety Standards.
For many years this expert was a controls engineer for a control system integrator, where this expert was involved in control panel design, industrial automation, machine control, electrical design, software programming, installation, electrical contractor supervision, machine safeguarding, commissioning, project management, electrical power distribution and workplace safety. This expert was a corporate engineer performing electrical engineering in 4 different manufacturing facilities, including industrial controls, automation, process control, process engineering, quality control, robotics, industrial safety, machine safeguarding manufacturing supervision, and product development.
This expert is a licensed Professional Engineer in more than 20 states and a member of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE), National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), American Association of Safety Engineers (ASSE) as well as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
This expert provides technical investigations, analysis, reports, and testimony toward the resolution of commercial and personal injury litigation involving design, construction, operation, maintenance and training of electrical systems, equipment and devices.
This expert’s areas of expertise include:
Automation, controls, automated manufacturing, automated assembly lines, conveyors, robotics, material handling, packaging, robotic cells, automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS), test cells, gantries, cranes, elevators, conveyors, lifts, turn tables, pumps, fans, scales, instrumentation, motion control, process control, boiler control, steam control, speed control, industrial controls, HVAC systems, air conditioners, air handling, boilers, compressed air, exhaust, centrifugal and absorption chillers, heaters, ovens, presses, grinders, cutting, broaching, stamping presses, hydraulics, pneumatics, vision, inspection, weighing, RFID, barcode, RF Radios, recipe/batch management, gas analyzers, motor controls, motion control, electrical control panels, control panel design/build (UL certified), PLC, HMI, MES, SCADA and software development, industrial communications (wired and wireless), information systems, data collection, data reporting, alarming, and industrial safety.
This expert’s expertise also extends to:
Industrial control software, programmable logic controllers (PLC), human machine interface (HMI), graphical user interface (GUI), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA). Other software Visual Basic, C++, Microsoft SQL. PLC Software, Allen Bradley/Rockwell RSLogix/5/500/5000/IPDS, Siemens S5/S7/TIA Portal, Mitsubishi MEDOC/GX Developer/GX Works, Omron, Telemechanique, Modicon,B+R, Opto22, Steeplechase VLC, PC Worx, Wago, Automation Direct, Koyo HMI / GUI / SCADA Software, Rockwell RSView, Rockwell FactoryTalk, Allen Bradley Panelbuilder, Siemens WinCC, Mitsubishi GOT, Mitsubishi GX Worx, Wonderware, Intellution, Iconics, Cimplicity, Proficy iFix, Indusoft, Automation Direct C-more, Industrial Communication Networks, Ethernet, Profibus, Profinet, Ethernet I/P, DeviceNet, ControlNet, Interbus, and ASi-Bus.
This expert has an extensive background in the physical sciences and mathematics: engineering and science degrees plus many years in the high-technology defense/aerospace industry. This expert's forensic experience includes cases dealing with electric circuits, electric shock, lightning damage, electrically ignited fires, wire and radio communications, radio interference, cellular and wireless telephone technology, audio and video reproduction, surveillance and tracking systems, industrial machinery controls, traffic radar and lidar, automotive electronics, and other electrical and electronic equipment.
One project required this expert to examine and disassemble a free-standing ATM in a laboratory in order to find the design flaw that led to its occasional malfunction (and of other similar ATMs).
This expert's expertise in electronic computing and controls includes:
This expert's training and experience with hundreds of incidents involving failures, mis-designs, and malfunctions allows this expert to understand and analyze the "next new thing" -- from smartphones to the smart grid -- accurately and efficiently.
This expert has contributed to a variety of legal matters all based on electrical equipment and electronic computing and controls technology including: electric shock, electrical wiring, electrical fire and lightning damage, audio and video recording, radio broadcasting, traffic radar and lidar, electronic control circuitry, cellular phone localization, electronic surveillance, consumer electronics capabilities, automobile control systems, radio and telephone communication, electrical accidents, and industrial machinery. This expert has been deposed 30 times and testified in state and federal courts 30 times (different cases).
This expert received a BS in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Engineering (Electrical). During employment at a telecommunications company this expert was responsible for electromagnetic interference systems designs, particularly radio frequency interference suppression, and establishment of RFI immunity and emission standards for telecommunications facilities (e.g., Section 3 (EMI) of GR-1089-CORE, Electromagnetic Compatibility and Electrical Safety – Generic Criteria for Network Telecommunications Equipment). This expert is the principal of a highly respected consultancy engineering firm that provides EMC consultation. This expert served as the subject matter expert/author responsible for Section 3 (EMI) of GR-1089-CORE, Electromagnetic Compatibility and Electrical Safety – Generic Criteria for Network Telecommunications Equipment, Issue 2, Revision 1. This expert’s involvement in the standards arena has been pivotal to understanding and representing the telecommunications industry on national and international issues. Standards include:
ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C63 on EMC
ANSI ASC C63 S/C 3 International Standardization
CISPR/I Working Group 3 – ITE Emissions and Immunity
This expert is a National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers (NARTE) Certified EMC Engineer and a member of Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).
For multiple clients this expert has headed up oil and gas related projects including electrification of fields which involves converting them from gas lift, engine driven beam pumps, or other internal combustion engine driven equipment, to ASD driven electrical equipment. This expert was the Manager of Electric Infrastructure for a large, independent oil and gas producer where this expert constructed and maintained hundreds of miles of overhead lines serving exploration and production equipment. The majority of the equipment were large electric motors being driven by adjustable speed drives (ASDs), similar to what is used in electric fracking systems. This expert is heavily involved in the IEEE Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee (PCIC). This committee is responsible for IEEE standards projects involving electrification and electrical systems in the oil and gas industry. Many of these standards revolve around the interface of electrical motors and ASDs in the oil and gas industry. This expert has published five books, six magazine articles and over 40 other technical papers and articles. This expert has been involved in several hundred litigation related matters. This expert received a PhD in Engineering Management, along with a B.S. in electrical engineering, and a M.E. in Technology Management.
This expert is an engineer and former public-company executive who consults in engineering, patents, and management. This expert’s long career spans industrial, oilfield, and medical interests, both domestic and international. This expert’s experience includes electrical and electronic engineering, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment, automated control systems, and construction.
This expert holds an M.S. in Engineering and is licensed in both electrical engineering and control systems engineering. This expert has been admitted to the National Academy of Forensic Engineers, and has been certified in Systems Integration as well as Computer Forensics. This expert is qualified as a Master Electrician and has been licensed as an electrical/instrumentation contractor. This expert was granted a patent for a nuclear medical device, has taught at two universities, and has qualified as an expert witness in US Federal Court.
As VP at an automation and controls company, this expert provided control system design and fabrication for a manufacturer and operator of heavy lift equipment. This expert was employed in an adjunct capacity as a Senior Consultant to help a new company with projects related to heavy lift and other applications.
This expert has extensive experience in the fields of electrical and computer engineering. This expert's areas of expertise include signal/image/video processing and analysis, communication systems, microprocessor systems, biomedical data analysis, electric circuits, and related software development - and the subject matter of dual streaming video is well within this expert's area of expertise. This expert holds a PhD in electrical engineering.
This expert is a faculty member in the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of a Signal and Image Laboratory. This expert's research includes signal-image-video processing and analysis, with particular emphasis on automated image analysis. This expert regularly teaches courses in Digital Signal Processing, Digital Image Processing, Digital Image Analysis and Circuit Theory.
This expert served as Co-Director of a multi-university research center on communication circuits and systems. In addition to more than 150 publications in the field, this expert has been very active in professional activities as a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Signal Processing Society.
This expert has been involved in the IEEE Southwest Symp. on Image Analysis and Interpretation (SSIAI). In addition, this expert served on the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Committee on Image, Video, and Multidimensional Signal Processing. This expert was involved in an IEEE Intl. Conf. on Image Processing (ICIP), as well as positions on numerous other professional committees.
This expert has extensive expert witness experience including being deposed and testifying at the ITC, for IPRs and in District Court.
This expert has worked with source encoders such as data compression systems, channel encoders such as error correcting codes, cryptographic encoders, as well as various other types. Multiplexers have arisen in many projects throughout this expert’s academic and industrial work, and this expert has published extensively on encoders. This expert serves as a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at a major University. For many years this expert has been a technical consultant to companies and to the U.S. Department of Defense. This expert has programmed computers in many languages and has published hundreds of peer reviewed technical papers in journals and conference proceedings. This expert has served as an expert witness in more than 60 patent litigation, IPRs, and trade secret lawsuits. This expert received both S.B. and S.M. degrees in electrical engineering and computer science, an M.A. degree in mathematics, and a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering.
This expert has worked in industry and academia for many years, and is currently a professor of electrical engineering. This expert has significant industrial experiences in electric motors and their controls, and has worked for several oil and gas companies. This expert’s main research interests include motors and generators, analysis and design of electrical machines, multi-phase variable speed drives for traction and propulsion applications, condition monitoring and fault diagnosis of electric machinery, magnetic gear integrated electric machines, sensorless control of electric machines, and PWM effects on electric machinery and their mitigation techniques. This expert is very familiar with various tools used in the oil and gas industries such as electric submersible motors and pumps, diagnostics tools for downhole applications, pump jacks, submersible compressors and motors, subsea power systems cables and transformers, subsea power distributions, floating production storage, and offloading (FPSO). This expert has been involved in a number of IPRs and invalidity and non-infringement reports, has been deposed 15 times, and has testified at the ITC on several occasions. This expert has published 500 technical papers, presented more than 95 invited lectures all over the world, and has 29 issued and pending US patents. This expert earned PhD, MS, and BS degrees in electrical engineering.
This expert is Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering at a University where this expert specializes in teaching Digital Communications Systems and Wireless Networking. This expert has many years of leadership in the communications and networking industry. Most recently, this expert was Chief Technology Officer of a venture funded networking company. Previously, this expert was at a telecommunications company performing and leading pioneering research and development in digital communications, broadband networking, and wireless systems. After retiring from industry, this expert was visiting professor of Electrical Engineering at an Ivy League School, where this expert supervised several doctoral students and research projects.
This expert is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the IEEE, and has co-authored a textbook, published ~100 papers and holds 43 patents (with 6 pending).
This expert has conducted and led research and development that has resulted in many innovative products, including: a 20 gigabit/sec ATM switch, wire-speed and quality of service-aware IP switches, multicode CDMA (used in 3G HSDPA wireless data), and a broadband wireless system based on advanced smart antennas (MIMO). Earlier in this expert's career, this expert led the team that pioneered V.32/V.34 voice-band modems, and was co-inventor of DSL. This expert was instrumental in launching an early DSL chip vendor.
This expert received a Bachelor's degree with honors in Electrical Engineering, and Masters and Doctor of Engineering Science degrees in Electrical Engineering.
As an experienced expert witness in litigation involving wireless technologies, this expert has been deposed eight times, testified five and wrote countless expert reports.