A paint expert witness typically has an advanced degree and extensive experience and expertise in materials science, polymer science, chemical engineering, and/or organic chemistry. Cahn Litigation Services has been approached by numerous attorney clients to locate expert witnesses, on behalf of either the plaintiff or defendant, that can support paint technology matters. Oftentimes the selected expert is a member of an industry organization such as the American Coatings Association, the World Paint & Coatings Industry Association, and/or the World Coatings Council.
A paint expert witness often provides expertise in intellectual property matters, such as a patent infringement litigation or a trade secret dispute. A paint scientist could also be called in on a product liability case or an accident investigation. Litigation support by a paint expert witness could include an expert report, failure analysis, deposition testimony, expert opinion, and courtroom testimony. 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. In addition, clients may seek a paint industry expert for pre-litigation consulting work.
A paint expert witness must have a deep understanding not only of the target technology, but also of the market and competitive landscape. It is also essential that an expert witness possess the ability to provide expert testimony in such a manner that a jury and judge can understand the forensic evidence. Whether the case involves lead exposure, premature failure, corrosion, protective coatings, or industrial hygiene, Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn an expert witness search around quickly, providing the right balance of expertise and testimony to support each unique project.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Paint experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Paint landscape.
This expert holds a PhD in Chemistry, has many years of experience in polymers and has extensive design, testing and evaluation experience in the absorption and dissipation of forces - polymeric materials. This expert is the named inventor on numerous U.S. patents involving plastics that have been commercialized, including numerous household products and energy absorbing protective headgear. This expert’s areas of specialty include new product development, voluntary standards, statutes, labeling, custom and practice, technology and cost in relationship to the hazards, and dangers and risks involved in the use and application of consumer products. An active member of the ASTM for many years, this expert has been involved in the creation of the standards and testing involved with polymeric products. This expert is a former member of the Advisory Board -World Congress on Industrial, Technical, and High Performance Textiles and the Advisory Board - American Board of Engineering and Technology. This expert is a member of:
American Chemical Society
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (Senior Member)
Society of Plastics Engineers
American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC)
American Board of Forensic Examiners
… to name just a few and has earned among others, ASTM qualification in:
C-14 Glass & Glass Products;
D-1 Paint, Varnish, Lacquer & Related Products;
D-9 Electrical Insulating Materials;
D-26 Halogenated Organic Solvents;
D-30 High Modulus Fibers and their Composites;
E-7 Non-destructive Testing;
E-15 Analysis & Testing of Industrial Chemicals;
E-17 Skid Resistance;
E-20 Temperature Measurement, Chemicals;
E-27 Hazard Potential of Chemicals;
E-30 Forensic Sciences;
E-28 Mechanical Testing;
F-15 Consumer Product Safety;
F-23 Protective Clothing;
F24-10 Test Methods
F24-20 Specifications and Terminology
F24-24 Design and Manufacture
F15 Consumer Products
This expert has extensive litigation experience (testified 9 times, deposed 20+), and has authored and presented extensively.