Depending on the subject and specifics of the case, a freight expert witness typically has a background in transportation, supply chain management, trucking, logistics and/or distribution. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, an attorney may request a specialist with prior expert witness experience. The selected expert may be a member of an industry organization such as the American Trucking Associations (ATA), the International Road Transport Union (IRU), the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA), or the Association for Supply Management (ASCM).
Matters requiring the expertise of a freight expert witness might encompass an intellectual property lawsuit (such as trade secret, patent infringement, trademark infringement), breach of contract issues, or import/export cases involving the International Trade Commission (ITC). Personal injury cases or truck accident investigation work are also areas where a freight specialist could provide expertise.
Litigation support by a freight expert witness could include arbitration, depositions, an expert report, expert opinion testimony, damages calculation, and expert witness testimony in court. It essential that an expert witness possess the ability to provide expert testimony in such a manner that a jury and judge can understand the factual evidence. In addition, clients may seek a freight expert, trucking industry expert, or transportation industry expert for pre-litigation consulting work.
When the need for a freight expert witness arises, top law firm clients call on Cahn Litigation Services, as history has shown that the firm has the experience required to turn an expert witness search around quickly and provide the right balance of expertise and testimony to support each specific project and its nuances. Representing the plaintiff or defendant, Cahn Litigation Services has completed numerous searches for expert witnesses with specialized knowledge in freight issues. Past cases have included matters involving logistics, railroad operations, trucking company operations, accident reconstruction, freight forwarding, transportation, warehousing, supply chain security, inventory management, DOT compliance, maritime law and a freight broker dispute.
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 Freight experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Freight landscape.
This expert has many years' experience as a consultant and testifying expert in all CMV (Truck) matters from vehicle crashes to freight loading/off- loading matters, having handled over 1,000 of such freight cases. In addition to this expert's years of experience responding to and/or investigating truck crashes, this expert spent several years behind the wheel as an 18-wheeler CMV tractor-trailer driver. In this expert's overall driving experience, this expert was a driver of low-boys (flatbeds), dry-van trailers and cargo-tanks. During this expert's experience as a CMV operator, this expert became extensively experienced as to both driving, loading and offloading of van trailers, load securement on drop-decks (flatbeds) and cargo-tanks.
This expert has been in the Railroad Industry for many years, primarily in the Engineering Department of inter-city and freight railroads. This expert's duties have included the construction, maintenance, and inspection of track including all the structures that go along with that (including at-grade crossings). This expert has been involved in the construction of at-grade crossings, inspected at-grade crossings for compliance with local, state, federal laws, and internal standards of care.
This expert has been designated by rail transit authorities on behalf of the plaintiff in the past and has served as the expert on more than one case involving a bicyclist being injured while traversing an at-grade crossing.
This expert is the principal owner of a freight/cargo consulting firm. This expert is a full-time consultant and Expert in exclusively the Packaging, Warehousing, Distribution and Transportation Industries. This expert has run a distribution center with this expert's own fleet of trucks as well as contract carriers and has served as an expert witness specifically in load securement and load offloading matters. This expert's testimony has never been excluded and this expert has never faced a Daubert challenge. This expert is well-published and is a frequent presenter at industry conferences.
This expert is an Independent consultant specializing in cross-border transactions, customs & export compliance, freight forwarding, and logistics. This expert is a Licensed Customs Broker who has spent a career in the import/export and transportation industry. Specifically, this expert has experience in cross- border transaction between Mexico and U.S. working for multinational corporations managing the import and export activities and complying with both U.S. and Mexican import and export laws. This expert has direct experience in managing U.S. goods returned and the NAFTA laws and the Maquiladora duty free operation in Mexico. This expert is involved in the Professional Association of Exporters and Importers and is a presenter at industry conferences. Before a consulting career this expert held responsible positions (i.e. Director of Global Trade) at well-known companies.