Fabric Expert Witnesses

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Fabric expert witness candidates typically have backgrounds in textile engineering, chemistry, fire science, and/or in the apparel industry. The expert witness chosen could be a member of an industry organization, such as the Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFA) and/or the American Textile Machinery Association. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request someone with prior expert witness testimony experience. Fabric experts should also be familiar with the many textile certifications.

A fabric technology expert witness could provide expertise in intellectual property matters, apparel design, manufacturing, or flammability matters. Example matters that Cahn Litigation Services has sourced experts for include:

Litigation support by a fabric specialist could include expert report preparation, expert opinion, depositions, and courtroom testimony. Cahn Litigation Services has the many years of experience required to turn the search for an expert witness around quickly.

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

Expert Witness #261468

This expert has vast experience with textiles in general, including aramid fibers and woven and knit fabrics. This expert holds a BS degree in Textile Technology and a Master's degree in Textile Technology.

Following academic studies, this expert was employed as a civilian Textile Engineer with the U.S. Army. During that tenure, this expert worked with the design, development, testing and fit and function of all textile fabrics, including woven and knit aramid products. This expert has extensive experience with all aspects of weaving, knitting, etc., of virtually all textile fibers and yarns.

This expert has worked with and represented numerous textile companies in the U.S. and internationally as an employee and as a consultant. This expert has participated in numerous textile related cases, including patent infringement. Many cases have required depositions, and this expert has provided testimony in court.

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Expert Witness #264593

This expert brings to the table more than 40 years in the textile industry and is a world renown, international award winner for contributions to test method research and development. This expert is active in the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) International Test Methods Committee and the Dimensional Changes Test Methods Committee.

This expert has been recognized for knowledge and expertise in textile testing; product development; engineering design; and analysis, troubleshooting, and problem solving of textile defects. This expert’s education and work experience qualify this expert as an expert on matters involving the entire textile manufacturing pipeline, i.e. fibers, yarns, fabrics, as well as end items. This is a unique combination, as most textile experts from industry or academia are well versed in only one or two of those areas.

This expert has served as an independent expert in numerous disputes in US State and Federal courts, as well as in a matter that was heard at the European Patent Office.

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Expert Witness #255596

This expert holds a PhD in Chemistry and brings to the table many years of industrial research experience developing high value chemical finishes for textiles. This expert was as Professor of Textile Chemistry where this expert focused research on chemical treatments for improved performance of textile fabrics including surface modification of textile materials with atmospheric pressure plasma. These include:

-  Chemical Finishes for High Performance Textiles
-  Repellent Finishes
-  Soil Release Finishes
-  Flame Retardant Finishes
-  Denim Garment Processing
-  Mathematical Modeling of Textile Wet Processes
-  Use of Cyclodextrins in Textile Applications

After receiving undergraduate and graduate degrees from a Department of Chemistry this expert began a career as an industrial research chemist that included positions with several textile manufacturers and textile chemical producers. This expert holds ten U.S. patents in the areas of soil release, flame retardancy, and low pollution dyeing. This expert has provided technical assistance to textile manufacturers in all areas of textile wet processing. This expert has published extensively in textile chemistry literature.

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Expert Witness #124244

For many years this expert has provided consulting to insurance companies, municipalities, government agencies, and the legal profession as leader and technical advisor to a well-known consultancy. This expert has consulted in more than 5,000 matters involving human factors, safety, personal injury and product liability. This expert’s international consultation to corporations are in the areas of new product development, manufacturing, packaging, warnings and instructions.

This expert has:

Participated in litigation matters regarding furniture material flammability, the flammability of textiles, and the inconsistencies of the manufacturing process regarding flammability standards of textiles.

Written extensively on the Flammable Fabrics Act.

Created and pioneered an innovative approach for evaluating the adequacy and communication effectiveness of the warning and instructional materials associated with any product.

International experience in determining the causal relationship between the defect, violation, etc., and the resulting injuries or property damage.

Qualified as an expert for litigation in safety engineering and design.

Won awards for work in textiles, chemistry, and engineering.

This expert has extensive expert witness experience, primarily in product liability and patent matters. This expert is the named inventor on nearly 50 US and International patents.

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