Manufacturing Expert Witnesses
What is a manufacturing expert witness?
Manufacturing expert witness candidates are typically licensed professional engineers with extensive experience and areas of expertise in mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, civil engineering, structural engineering, automotive engineering, consumer product design, electronics manufacturing, electrical engineering, biomechanics, and/or the manufacturing process. Manufacturing experts must also have a solid understanding of the global supply chain, procurement, and sourcing procedures. The chosen expert may be designated as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or Certified Manufacturing Engineer (CMfgE), and may be associated with an industry organization such as SME or CIRP.
What types of cases require a manufacturing expert witness?
Cahn Litigation Services has many years of experience, and has completed numerous searches for an expert witness in the manufacturing arena, providing candidates for each case to the specifications provided by the attorney in charge. Exemplary matters that have required a manufacturing engineer include:
- industrial accidents and explosion investigations,
- HVAC patent valuations,
- metallurgical engineering design,
- aerospace manufacturing project management duties,
- industrial machinery issues, and
- mechanical engineering to support insurance companies.
Manufacturing expert witness case examples
Manufacturing matters encompass a vast range of disciplines, and Cahn Litigation Services has placed experts in projects involving everything from aerospace to metallurgy; from tooling to OSHA regulations.
- industrial accident reconstruction in Florida
- Ohio explosion investigation
- industrial machinery corrosion in New York
What litigation support work might a manufacturing expert witness be expected to perform?
Litigation support could include expert witness services such as an expert report, failure analysis, accident investigation, forensic engineering, and expert witness testimony in the courtroom. An engineer with specific knowledge in manufacturing might provide expert opinion in a matter such as a product liability case, breach of contract, or provide testimony in a personal injury case.
A manufacturing expert could also provide expertise in intellectual property matters including patent infringement or a trade secret dispute. It could be an Inter Partes Review (IPR) in the PTAB (where the only expert testimony is through a deposition), or a patent case or proceeding in the International Trade Commission (ITC). In addition, a law firm may request an engineer for pre-litigation consulting services.
The firm has many years’ experience providing candidates with the right balance of expertise and testimony for the job at hand. To support either a plaintiff or defendant, Cahn Litigation Services is frequently called upon by law firms to locate an expert witness that can support issues involving manufacturing.
- Automotive Design
- Automotive Engineering
- Automotive Parts Manufacturing
- Automotive Sensors
- Autonomous Vehicle
- China Sourcing
- Chinese Law
- Electric Vehicles
- Electrical Engineering
- Electronic Design Automation
- Equipment Appraisal
- Factory Production
- Failure Analysis
- Food Microbiology
- Food Processing
- Foodborne Illness
- Industrial Design
- Industrial Engineering
- Industrial Real Estate
- Lemon Law
- Manufacturing Equipment
- Product Design
- Recreational Vehicle
- Semiconductor Packaging
- Silicon Photonics
- Supply Chain Management
- Vehicle Design
- Vehicle Dynamics
- Wafer Fabrication
Manufacturing 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 Manufacturing experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Manufacturing landscape.