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.