Hydraulic Engineering Expert Witnesses
What is a hydraulic engineering expert witness?
Hydraulic engineering expert witness candidates are typically professional engineers with expertise and extensive experience in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, fluid mechanics, and/or hydrology. Professional engineers that can act as expert witnesses for hydraulic engineering matters have advanced degrees (PE, PhD) with a sub-specialty in hydraulics and years of practical experience. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request a subject matter expert with prior expert witness testimony experience.
What types of cases require a hydraulic engineering expert witness?
In hydraulics-based systems, movement is produced by pumped liquid, such as water or oil. Example cases that would require a professional with expertise in hydraulics could involve construction equipment, industrial machines, hydraulic jacks, hydraulic fluid, and hydraulic presses. A hydraulics consultant could also provide expertise for cases involving water distribution and collection systems, storm drain system, sediment transport, flood damage, or dam design.
Legal cases and projects involving hydraulics technology that Cahn Litigation Services locates expert witnesses for often involve intellectual property, such as a patent infringement case in district or federal court, inter partes review in the PTAB, or trade secret disputes. A forensic engineer can prove (or disprove) intellectual property infringement or theft. A subject matter expert in hydraulics might also provide expert testimony in a product liability, design defect, or personal injury case.
Hydraulic engineering expert witness case examples
Exemplary cases have included:
- Connecticut floodplain site development dispute representing insurance companies,
- groundwater pollution in Colorado,
- rural Pennsylvania stormwater management,
- Ohio development wastewater master planning,
- engineering services to support a case encompassing culvert construction defects, and
- New York water resources.
What litigation support work might a hydraulic engineering expert witness be expected to perform?
Expert witness services by a hydraulics expert could include forensic engineering, failure analyses, accident reconstruction, research and authoring expert reports, providing expert opinions, depositions, and expert testimony at a trial. Attorneys also frequently utilize the expertise of a civil engineer or mechanical engineer with specialized knowledge in hydraulics for pre-litigation consulting services.
Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for a hydraulic engineering expert witness around quickly, providing the right balance of expertise and testimony experience.
Hydraulic Engineering 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 Hydraulic Engineering experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Hydraulic Engineering landscape.