Pipeline Expert Witnesses
What is a pipeline expert witness?
Pipeline expert witness candidates are typically professional engineers with backgrounds and expertise in pipeline construction, mechanical engineering, materials engineering, and/or civil engineering. Piping expert witnesses can provide support on matters related to corrosion, pipeline construction, and/or pipeline leaks. Often, the expert is a member of industry organizations such as the Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL), Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI), the Pipeline Industries Guild, the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA), and/or the American Petroleum Institute.
What types of cases require a pipeline expert witness?
A subject matter expert in pipeline technology and programs might be called upon to provide expert testimony in a class action litigation cases, intellectual property disputes, personal injury matters, or public health investigations.
Pipeline expert witness case examples
On behalf of the plaintiff or defendant, Cahn Litigation Services has completed numerous searches for expert witnesses with specialized knowledge in pipeline issues, including cases involving:
- pipeline integrity,
- construction defect,
- construction safety,
- natural gas pipeline, and
- pipeline safety.
What litigation support work might a pipeline expert witness be expected to perform?
Litigation support services by a pipeline expert witness could include failure analyses, arbitration, providing expert opinions, research and authoring expert reports, depositions, and expert witness testimony in court. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request a qualified expert with prior expert witness experience. In addition, clients may seek a pipeline expert for pre-litigation consulting work.
Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for a pipeline expert witness around quickly, providing the right balance of expertise and testimony experience.
Pipeline 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 Pipeline experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Pipeline landscape.