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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Protective Equipment experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Protective Equipment landscape.


Expert Witness #122855

This expert is considered one of the leading national experts on textile flammability and protective clothing and leads a highly respected fire safety consultancy. This expert frequently provides consulting to clothing manufacturers and end user organizations on proper design, selection, testing, and use of protective clothing and related equipment. This expert has written or coauthored over 120 reports, papers, and articles on various aspects of textile flammability and protective clothing and has been an invited as speaker for over 150 presentations.

This expert is responsible for promulgation of ASTM standards on test methods for physical, chemical, biological, thermal protection and human factors, comprehensive NFPA standards on fire fighter, chemical, and biological protective clothing; and 10 ISO standards on different areas of personnel protection.

This expert is considered a leader in textile flammability and has a thorough understanding of textile, rubber, plastic physical properties; flame and heat properties; chemical, biological, and particulate barrier properties; and comfort and ergonomic properties; laboratory auditing.

This expert has been involved in numerous projects and contracts for development of specific protective textile systems, evaluation of products against industry standards, support of new product introductions into specific market niches, identification of industry technology needs, and determination of safety/health hazards for particular applications. This expert has extensive prior litigation experience including deposition and courtroom testimony.


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Expert Witness #260498

This expert has many years of experience with fire safety issues. This expert leads a well-known, internationally-recognized consultancy providing technical assistance with codes and standards issues (emphasis on fire), as well as consulting services for fire related legal cases.

This expert has published 500 papers and six books. This expert has a strong background in fire performance and the effects of flame retardants. This expert is very active on proposals for development and amendment of codes (leading to regulation), including the building codes (IBC and NFPA 5000), the life safety code (NFPA 101), the national electrical code (NEC, NFPA 70), the mechanical codes (IMC, UMC), the fire codes (IFC, NFPA 1), the residential code (IRC) and the wildland code (IWUIC). This expert is also very active in development of standard fire tests, practices, specifications and guides (nationally and internationally) within ASTM, NFPA, CSA, ISO and IEEE. This expert has been appointed to a number of positions of responsibility within codes and standards committees and has received several awards.

Among the many, this expert is a member of the following ASTM, ISO, and NFPA technical committees:

ASTM

E05 (Fire Tests)

D07 (Wood)

D09 (Electrical and Electronic Insulating Materials)

D13 (Textiles)

D20 (Plastics)

F15 (Consumer Products)

F23 (Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment)

ISO

TC61 SC4 (Plastics, Burning behavior)

TC92 (Fire Safety) -

NFPA

Hazard and Risk of Contents and Furnishings

Building Code/Safety to Life: Interior Finish and Contents

This expert has extensive litigation experience having been deposed and testified in matters involving:

upholstered furniture or mattresses

electrical cables

textiles

lining materials

plastics

fatalities


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Expert Witness #124243

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-8 Refractories;

C-14 Glass & Glass Products;

D-1 Paint, Varnish, Lacquer & Related Products;

D-9 Electrical Insulating Materials;

D-13 Textiles;

D-13.52 Flammability

D-14 Adhesives;

D-19 Water;

D-20 Plastics;

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.


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Expert Witness #239669

This expert is a highly educated mechanical/textile engineer with experience in industry and academia. This expert holds a Bachelor of Textile Engineering, a Master of Science in Textile Technology, and a Doctor of Science in the field of mechanical engineering. This expert has been a faculty member of a School of Textile Engineering, a senior engineering researcher, Dean of Engineering and Textiles, Executive Dean for Research and was Dean for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). This expert currently is Professor of Engineering and Director for Undergraduate Affairs in a College of Engineering.

This expert was a Principal Investigator for a military Laboratory for Engineered Human Protection where this expert led a research team in the development of a new class of chemical protective garments for soldiers. This expert testified to the US Senate Subcommittee of Consumer Protection, Product safety and Insurance on the subject of apparel product safety. This expert established an Institute for Textile and Apparel Product Safety, a Biomedical Textile Structures Laboratory, and a Composites Institute for Education and Research.

-  As textile researcher this expert conducted research on structures made from aramid fibers.
-  This expert currently serves as Senior Associate Dean of Engineering and Professor of Mechanical Engineering and has taught courses in engineering design.
-  This expert has 13 US patents dealing with a wide range of textile structures and manufacturing.
-  This expert is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and a Fellow of the Textile Institute.
-  This expert has many years of experience serving as an expert witness in a wide range of litigation involving textiles, including on bullet proof ballistic vests.

This expert has extensive expert witness experience in all phases of patent litigation, including IPR, and is in very high demand.


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