Emergency Management Expert Witnesses
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.
Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for an emergency management expert witness around quickly, providing the right balance of expertise and testimony experience.
Emergency Management 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 Emergency Management experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Emergency Management landscape.
Expert Witness #262563
This expert is the Regional manager of a security consultancy, and lead Active Shooter Consultant. While serving in the military, this expert was deployed in support of Humanitarian Aid, and Combat Operations. During tenure with the military, this expert served on several Multi-Agency and Multi-National Joint Task Forces; under which this expert was awarded due to actions in combat.
This expert participated almost daily in human intelligence, screen procedures of hiring partner-nation forces, inside threat planning and analysis, firearms training, tactics training, combative employment of trained partner nation forces. Since coming home from active duty, this expert's activities have included:- traveling the globe teaching investigative techniques methodologies to law enforcement, government, and foreign (US government backed) entities.- Concealed Carry Firearms Instructor, and NRA firearms instructor (for legalities, proper training, and deescalating measures).- managing a safety and rescue team of approximately 20 personnel (much of the safety and rescue law is applicable in tort just as security regarding employer liability and hiring procedures). This expert understands and communicates proper hiring processes in the private industry, tort law, and employers' responsibilities in not fulfilling their hiring and background screening requirements.- working in a security capacity for government and private industries, so this expert is very familiar with roles and responsibilities of an armed security officer.
This expert received a bachelor's degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management with an emphasis on the effects of religious prejudice and domestic terrorism and an active member in the American Standard's for Industrial Security (ASIS International). This expert has also been trained in Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) practices at the US Government's highest levels of proficiency, and is an expert at Risk Mitigation, Weapons Handling, Surveillance, Operational Planning and proficient with Intelligence Analysis. This expert is also working on new, progressive methods to increase safety and survival in an Active Shooter situation; detailing highly simple yet highly effective courses of action derived from experiences with insider threats overseas.
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