Organic Chemistry Expert Witnesses
What is an organic chemistry expert witness?
Organic chemistry expert witness candidates generally have PhDs and extensive experience in forensic chemistry, forensic toxicology, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering and/or analytical chemistry.
An organic chemist understands the structure, properties, composition, reactions, and preparation of carbon-containing compounds. With a wide range of applications, organic compounds are used in pharmaceutical, petrochemicals, food, explosives, paints, and cosmetics, rubber, plastics, fuel, detergent, and coatings, as examples.
What types of cases require an organic chemistry expert witness?
Litigation support by an organic chemistry expert often involves intellectual property matters such as a patent litigation or a trade secret dispute. An organic chemistry expert might also provide testimony in matters such as a product liability or medical case that requires toxicology or chemical exposure expertise. A forensic scientist with specific knowledge in organic chemistry can assist in criminal investigations by analyzing evidence. The expertise of an organic chemistry expert witness will provide credibility to enable the jury to consider the evidence with the weight it deserves.
There are many disciplines within the world of chemistry, and even sub-disciplines of organic chemistry. An organic chemist specializing in organic synthesis replicates molecules of living nature, and these molecules facilitate biology and drug candidates for clinical research and development. Organic synthesis is also used to create products such as fuels, pesticides, perfumes, cosmetics, fabrics and all sorts of high-technology materials. A medicinal chemist applies chemistry training to the process of synthesizing new pharmaceuticals.
Organic chemistry expert witness case examples
Example cases that Cahn Litigation Services has provided expert witness searches for have involved:
- chemical analysis of groundwater in Florida,
- hazardous materials and hazardous waste,
- hydrocarbons characterization,
- asbestos in a New York apartment complex, and
- pesticides trade secrets.
What litigation support work might an organic chemistry expert witness be expected to perform?
Expert witness services could include depositions, research and authoring expert reports, providing expert opinions, forensic analyses, and courtroom testimony. Whether it’s for laboratory testing or expert witness testimony, Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn the search for an organic chemistry expert around quickly and provide the right balance of expertise and testimony to get the job done.
Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for an organic chemistry expert witness around quickly, providing the right balance of expertise and testimony experience. Representing the plaintiff or defendant, Cahn Litigation Services is often called upon by law firm clients to locate an expert witness to support matters involving organic chemistry.
Organic Chemistry 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 Organic Chemistry experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Organic Chemistry landscape.