Highways Expert Witnesses
Highway expert witness candidates are typically licensed professional engineers with extensive experience and knowledge in highway design, highway safety, traffic engineering, highway engineering, civil engineering, transportation engineering, and/or are Professional Traffic Operations Engineers (PTOE).
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) supports State and local governments in the design, construction, and maintenance of the US highway system, and oversees its safety and technology. A highway expert witness could provide expertise in traffic safety matters, or provide expertise in a personal injury case as a result of a car accident. Expert witness services could include failure analysis, traffic accident reconstruction, forensic engineering, depositions, expert reports, and expert witness testimony. A law firm may also request a traffic engineer or civil engineering consultant for pre-litigation work. Cahn Litigation Services has completed numerous searches for an expert witness in the transportation area, providing candidates for each case to the specifications provided by the attorney in charge. Representative cases that Cahn Litigation Services has searched for expert witnesses for have encompassed:
- rural Connecticut road safety issues,
- roadside safety,
- California street design,
- accident investigation involving traffic signal placement in New York,
- highway construction management,
- Michigan transportation planning project,
- roadway construction safety and construction defects,
- pavement marking,
- public works safety involving roadway design,
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) highway work zone traffic control regulations,
- motor vehicle accident reconstruction,
- stopping sight distance,
- temporary traffic control devices and signage located in New Jersey,
- Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways (MUTCD) standards,
- parking lot guardrail installation in Alabama, and
- a major automotive accident analysis on a California freeway.
To support either a plaintiff or defendant, Cahn Litigation Services is frequently called upon by law firms to locate expert witnesses for litigation support roles involving highways, highway design, and traffic related matters. The firm has the extensive experience required to turn a search around quickly, and has an earned reputation of providing highway and traffic engineering experts with the right balance of expertise and testimony for the job at hand.
Highways 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 Highways experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Highways landscape.
Expert Witness #249621
This expert is a Professor at a prestigious University. This expert's primary area of expertise is transportation and public policy, with a particular focus on transportation and infrastructure finance. This expert's recent research investigates transportation finance and the role of public private partnerships. This expert's book examines policies to improve the flexibility of urban transportation systems. This expert has also studied the role of standards in the development and adoption of technology, particularly technological cooperation across jurisdictional boundaries through coalitions and consortia. A case in point is the E-ZPass highway toll tag, now adopted by millions of households in the U.S. Mandatory standards setting processes, which are more common in Europe and Asia, have met with less successful adoption and serious implementation problems. This expert has twice chaired committees of the National Academy of Sciences that reviewed the U.S. Department of Transportation standards program for intelligent transportation systems.
This professor teaches a Master's in Transportation Policy, Operations and Logistics program. This unique program provides students with a solid knowledge of the theory, policy, law, research and practices required for effectively and efficiently supplying and managing modern transportation facilities and services. This expert has also taught a course on the Interstate highway system as a socio-technical system as part of the university's Honors in General Education, which examines the history and development of the Interstate highway system, and the role it has played in the development of modern America.
This expert received a B.S. in Civil Engineering, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Transportation), with doctoral minors in economics, and urban and regional planning. This expert's dissertation examined the history and development of the Interstate highway system from its origins through its design and deployment and beyond.
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Expert Witness #249634
This expert holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering, is a Certified Systems Engineering Professional, and brings to the table many years of experience designing, specifying, testing, analyzing and managing the development of complex commercial and public systems using the principles of modern systems engineering. This expert has applied systems engineering expertise to the USDOT National ITS Architecture Program. Since forming a systems engineering firm, this expert has continued to work on the National ITS Architecture Team involved in architecture development, architecture maintenance, architecture training, and in support to ITS standards development efforts. This expert is one of the foremost experts on the subject of ITS Architecture development and application across all ITS modes and services. At this expert's firm, this expert has led the development of over 70 regional and statewide ITS architectures as well as national and regional ITS architectures overseas. This expert was involved in the Inter-Agency Group's (IAG) successful design, development and deployment of the Reconciliation Network that connects all E-ZPass customer service centers. This expert is an NHI (US DOT National Highway Institute) certified instructor, teaching and developing courses in National ITS Architecture, Turbo Architecture, Improving Highway Safety with ITS, and ITS Systems Engineering; and is an instructor for a National Transit Institute. This expert is the named inventor of five (5) ITS-related patents and has both deposition and testimony experience in ETC and other matters concerning intellectual property.
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Expert Witness #255174
This expert earned a BS in construction engineering (Civil) and holds various certifications and licenses in Blasting, Explosives, and Seismographic Operations. This expert has been an independent consultant focused on controlled blasting techniques with specific experience in highway construction, municipal projects and commercial and private development site work. This expert has provided Litigation Support as an expert witness for cases in 11 states and brings experience as an estimator and Cost Engineer. This expert has been a subject matter presenter at industry conferences and holds membership in the International Society of Explosive Engineers.
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Expert Witness #259451
This expert has many years of experience in the construction industry with a primary emphasis in project management, construction management, CPM scheduling, construction claims analysis and dispute resolution. This expert’s experience includes all types of projects including heavy and highway construction; industrial, government, military, and institutional facilities; wastewater/water treatment plants; retail, theme park, hotel, and casino/resort; and residential. This expert has also conducted continuing education seminars for contractors, architects, and engineers on claims, CPM scheduling, project management, and business management. This expert has testified as an expert on project delays, schedule analyses, extra work claims, breach of contract, and construction defect claims.
Selected Project Experience
Provided expert witness services on an insurance claim related to a carpet manufacturing plant that was destroyed by fire.
Evaluated a claim from a subcontractor for delay, disruption, extra work, and inefficiency related to a street light upgrade project.
Provided construction claims preparation and analysis services for numerous high-rise condominium projects.
Performed numerous claims analysis assignments for many state Department of Transportation agencies.
Provided expert witness services on a dispute related to delays and termination for default during the construction of a resort and spa.
Evaluated a claim from the designer for delay and extra work on a public transportation project.
Investigated the cause of cost overruns during the conversion of a drilling platform and supertanker into oil processing platforms.
Performed scheduling and schedule advisory services for a psychiatric hospital.
Provided expert testimony on delay and damages at the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals on a wrongful termination appeal.
Provided expert testimony on delay on the construction of a bleach manufacturing facility.
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