Emergency Management Expert Witnesses

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What is an emergency management expert witness?

Emergency management expert witness candidates often have a background in law enforcement, fire rescue, emergency medical response, and/or emergency operations following man-made or natural disasters. Depending on the emergency, they may have expertise in FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), EOC (Emergency Operation Center), or other disaster organizations such as the American Red Cross. Emergency management expert witnesses often have advanced degrees in engineering, Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM), public health, or disaster response.

What types of cases require an emergency management expert witness?

Emergency management expert witness candidates can provide litigation support in cases involving personal injury, construction safety, industrial accidents, and workman’s compensation. Emergency management expert witnesses may conduct forensic investigations to determine the root cause of industrial accidents, oils spills, or other preventable catastrophic events.

What litigation support work might an emergency management expert witness be expected to perform?

Litigation support by an emergency management expert witness can include safety evaluations, accident reconstruction, research and authoring expert reports, providing expert opinions, and expert testimony at deposition and at trial. In addition, clients may seek an emergency management professional for pre-litigation consulting services. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, the lead attorney may request the emergency management expert have prior testimony experience.


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Emergency Management Expert Witness - Representative Bios

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