Forestry Expert Witnesses
What is a forestry expert witness?
Forestry expert witness candidates typically have experience in forestry management, land use law, arboriculture, environmental science, and/or are board certified master arborists. The chosen expert may be associated with an industry organization such as the American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA), the Association of Consulting Foresters (ACF), the Society of American Foresters (SAF), and/or the National Council of Forestry Association Executives (NCFAE).
What types of cases require a forestry expert witness?
Forestry expert witnesses can provide litigation support for matters related to permitting plans, conservation, forest policy, timber management, logging operations, forestry economics, and forest valuation services. Cases may be civil or and require not only expertise but the ability to communicate findings for ease of understanding.
Forestry expert witness case examples
Cahn Litigation Services has been approached by numerous clients to locate expert witnesses that can support forestry matters. Example cases have involved:
- wildfire remediation,
- tree appraisal,
- national forest timber sales,
- urban forestry,
- tree farm business valuation,
- Wisconsin forestland preservation,
- timber harvesting, and
- tree risk assessment at a New York commercial real estate development plan site.
What litigation support work might a forestry expert witness be expected to perform?
Litigation support by a forestry expert could include site inspections, research and authoring expert reports, providing expert opinions, depositions, and expert testimony in the courtroom. In addition, a law firm may work with a professional forester for pre-litigation consulting services.
Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for a forestry expert witness around quickly, providing the right balance of expertise and testimony experience.
Forestry 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 Forestry experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Forestry landscape.
Expert Witness #251275
This expert holds a PhD in Forestry Operations Research and brings to the table many years of experience providing Forest Operations Consulting assisting forestry equipment manufacturers, forestry products manufacturers, forest management companies and logging companies with training and logging systems evaluations. This expert has offered forest management advice, equipment, and logging system selection consultation for various companies in the field. This expert was actively involved with productivity studies of logging equipment. This expert is also currently serving as an Adjunct Professor at two Universities in the area of Forest Engineering technologies and this expert's former students can be found serving equipment companies, forest products companies, forestry consultants and university faculty. This expert has provided litigation support services on court cases involving Forestry Accidents, Product Liability, and Contractual Disputes. This expert has been retained for expert witness services approximately 25 times. This expert offers expertise to attorneys for both Plaintiff and Defense. Matters have included those dealing with Forest Harvesting and Thinning Practices, Logging Machines Productivity and Performance, and Logging Operations and Wood Products Facilities.
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Expert Witness #265361
All of this expert’s advanced digress are in horticulture with doctoral work in a Viticulture program, running the cold hardiness lab. This expert was a professor at a state university, and the state extension specialist in nursery crops, for many years. This expert has been a retained expert in 35 cases, testified in five proceedings (two with jury trials), and been deposed in six court cases. This expert’s CV includes sixteen written reports for cases involving pesticide damage on wine grapes, tree fruit, agriculture row and forage crops, vegetables, nursery/landscape, and forestry, and another nine reports regarding pesticide background levels for other types of plants.
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