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Transportation expert witness candidates typically have extensive experience in accident reconstruction, supply chain management, transportation engineering, logistics, vehicle safety, and/or have expertise in a specific transportation industry mode (e.g., air, railroad, automobile, trucking, maritime). 

Matters requiring the expertise of a transportation expert witness might encompass intellectual property, breach of contract, or import/export cases involving the International Trade Commission (ITC). Personal injury cases and truck accident investigation work are also areas where a transportation specialist could provide expertise. Litigation support by a transportation expert witness could include failure analysis, depositions, an expert report, expert opinion, and expert witness testimony in court. In addition, clients may seek a transportation industry or safety expert for pre-litigation consulting work. Cahn Litigation Services has many years of experience sourcing expert witnesses with specialized knowledge in transportation. Past cases have involved:

When the need for a transportation expert witness arises, top law firm clients call on Cahn Litigation Services, as history has shown that the firm has the experience required to turn an expert witness search around quickly.

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

Expert Witness #246045

This expert is Professor Emeritus at a major university, is currently President of a packaging research company, and has managed over 1000 consulting projects over 30 years with over 400 Fortune 500 and US federal agencies. This expert's past responsibilities included research and teaching in the areas of packaging, transportation and logistics, innovative packaging materials and processes, machinery, robotics and sustainability. This expert has served as a technical and legal expert to various Fortune 500 companies, federal agencies and international organizations addressing problems related to Packaging and Transportation. This expert is a member of the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM), International Safe Transit Association (ISTA), National Institute of Packaging and Handling Engineers (NIPHLE), and International Association of Packaging Research Institutes (IAPRI). This expert is a Lifetime Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) and Fellow of Institute of Packaging Professionals (IOPP). This expert received an award for lifetime contributions in developing new package test standards, educational materials and distinguished service to ASTM technical committees. This expert has over 500 publications, conference papers, technical reports and book chapters. This expert has also written a book relating to packaging and transportation. This expert provides consultation on a contract basis to assist projects related to transportation and packaging. This expert has provided consultation and testimony in over 400 cases. This expert has been retained in over 500 lawsuits and provided deposition and trial testimony in over 100 cases. This expert provides scientific and engineering basis for supporting issues related to cases and conflicts resulting in dispute.

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Expert Witness #246516

This expert is a transportation and traffic engineering expert with extensive multi-modal experience in planning, design, engineering, safety, security, construction, maintenance, operations and management, who has served as a litigation consultant for many years. This expert holds a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, a Master's Degree in Transportation Planning, and a Ph.D. in Transportation Planning and Engineering.

This expert has written and edited numerous reports, studies, articles and columns for major publications, journals, newspapers and scholarly periodicals. This expert is a Professional, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, American Society of Civil Engineers (Fellow, Transportation Education and Safety Committees), Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals, Institute of Transportation Engineers, American Society of Safety Engineers, National Association of Railroad Safety Consultants and Investigators, American Society of Transportation and Logistics, American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association (Committees 11 and 12, Facilities and Structures Subcommittee), American National Standards Institute, ASTM International (Committee F13 - Pedestrian/Walkway Safety), American Public Transportation Association, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and The Charter Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK).

This expert has the background and experience to be ideally suited to contribute important information at every stage in the litigation process. This expert has the ability to explain complex issues in layman terms, suggest strategies, investigate and uncover facts, perform literature reviews, research, and prepare safety evaluations. This expert is frequently consulted at the initial stages of a potential litigation for impartial input that can make the crucial difference between success and failure. As a transportation and traffic expert, this expert is able to assess the technical merits of a case and advise the client if the action is worth pursuing.

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Expert Witness #247257

This expert is internationally recognized as a leader in the hazardous materials / dangerous goods compliance industry. This expert's extensive background includes work leading hazardous and dangerous goods initiatives at several organizations. Throughout a career in the transportation safety field, this expert has worked with legislative and regulatory staffs at the state, federal, and international level to draft, introduce, support, and implement reasonable and prudent controls within the transportation industry. This expert has developed and presented written and oral testimony on hazardous materials and transportation safety in both Houses of the U.S. Congress. This expert has written several books on the guiding principles of hazardous materials transportation and participates in the IMO Dangerous Goods Subcommittee and the UN Sub Committee of Experts on the Transportation of Dangerous Goods. This expert has participated on several committees of the National Academy of Sciences Transportation Research Board.

In addition to hundreds of industry seminars, this expert has taught the principles of hazardous materials transportation management at seminars and undergraduate and graduate degree programs at US universities. This expert has provided thousands of steamship representatives, State & Federal enforcement personnel, shippers & other Hazmat employees with dangerous goods and hazmat training products and services. This expert provides copies of regulatory code books and has also published a complete library of compliance guides & training programs. In addition, this expert provides professional Hazmat auditing and training, specializing in incorrectly classified, packaged or described shipments.

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Expert Witness #249621

This expert is a Professor at a prestigious University. This expert's primary area of expertise is transportation and public policy, with a particular focus on transportation and infrastructure finance. This expert's recent research investigates transportation finance and the role of public private partnerships. This expert's book examines policies to improve the flexibility of urban transportation systems. This expert has also studied the role of standards in the development and adoption of technology, particularly technological cooperation across jurisdictional boundaries through coalitions and consortia. A case in point is the E-ZPass highway toll tag, now adopted by millions of households in the U.S. Mandatory standards setting processes, which are more common in Europe and Asia, have met with less successful adoption and serious implementation problems. This expert has twice chaired committees of the National Academy of Sciences that reviewed the U.S. Department of Transportation standards program for intelligent transportation systems.

This professor teaches a Master's in Transportation Policy, Operations and Logistics program. This unique program provides students with a solid knowledge of the theory, policy, law, research and practices required for effectively and efficiently supplying and managing modern transportation facilities and services. This expert has also taught a course on the Interstate highway system as a socio-technical system as part of the university's Honors in General Education, which examines the history and development of the Interstate highway system, and the role it has played in the development of modern America.

This expert received a B.S. in Civil Engineering, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Transportation), with doctoral minors in economics, and urban and regional planning. This expert's dissertation examined the history and development of the Interstate highway system from its origins through its design and deployment and beyond.

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Expert Witness #249742

This expert brings to the table a long career in the passenger transportation field. While this expert's focus has shifted the past two decades increasingly toward the provision of expert witness services, this expert has continued conducting and participating in consulting efforts in almost every sector of the non-rail ground passenger transportation industry. A quick sample of this expert's consulting work includes:

-  Analyzing various software scheduling programs to address the virtual unraveling of a city's Disabled Adults Transportation System.
-  Conducting two studies of loading constraints and on-time reliability problems for a special education system (as part of the effort to resolve a near decade-long class action lawsuit).
-  Re-designing a statewide, consolidated complementary paratransit system and social service agency-based system, including consolidating service areas, creating an RFP and operating contract for newly-selected service providers, directing the bid process and negotiating operating contracts with the winning bidders.
-  Developing technical specifications for a consolidated schoolbus/transit system's vehicles and operating parameters .

This expert has served as a consultant to a Department of Transportation, designing fixed route and paratransit systems, and co-owned and directed the operation of a major paratransit service for a decade. This expert designed, directed and supervised a 70-vehicle demand-responsive, flexible-schedule subscription service for 1,100 physically and developmentally disabled clients. This expert also performed a number of technical assistance functions to both public- and private-sector operated transportation service entities. This expert helped this multi-purpose transportation company monitor and restructure its dedicated vehicle and taxi-based dial-a-ride services provided to roughly a dozen cities, and prepared the PUC application for the Company's original route deviation "Supershuttle" operation, since then both franchised out, and otherwise replicated throughout the country. This expert has been deposed and testified many times.

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Expert Witness #259805

This expert holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Electrical Engineering, and serves as an electrical engineering professor as well as a director of a transportation electronics laboratory. This expert is also a Professional Engineer (P.E.), and leads a highly successful, internationally recognized consultancy specializing in forensic electrical and software engineering in automotive and transportation systems.

This expert held positions with major industrial companies, and served as a director of an alternative fuels laboratory at a research institute. This expert has published over 125 technical journal and conference papers and serves on the editorial review boards of four journals. This expert’s consulting firm focuses on electronic analysis and data extraction in support of automotive intellectual property expert witness services, lemon law investigation and documentation, and product evaluation for safety, performance or compliance with specifications.

This expert has extensive automotive electronics experience: academic research, hands on projects and IP/ IPR EE cases. This expert has faced the challenges of EM noise intrusion in the automotive environment and SOTA EM shielding and other methods to improve signal to noise ratio.

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Expert Witness #261210

This expert is the principal owner of a freight/cargo consulting firm. This expert is a full-time consultant and Expert in exclusively the Packaging, Warehousing, Distribution and Transportation Industries. This expert has run a distribution center with this expert's own fleet of trucks as well as contract carriers and has served as an expert witness specifically in load securement and load offloading matters. This expert's testimony has never been excluded and this expert has never faced a Daubert challenge. This expert is well-published and is a frequent presenter at industry conferences.

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Expert Witness #261279

This expert has worked in the energy industry for many years completing assignments encompassing the entire energy value chain. This expert was responsible for reservoir engineering evaluations associated with exploration and development projects, assessment of the economic value of acquisition and divestiture activities, analysis of natural gas shut in strategies, pipeline/plant engineering design, pipeline/plant construction and operations management of existing production properties. This expert was in domestic crude oil trading and marketing. In the crude trading group, this expert evaluated transportation logistics, analyzed the operations of refineries, assessed the commercial aspects of potential mergers and asset trades, and formulated options and futures strategies.

This expert has been involved in a wide variety of assignments and is frequently retained to advise clients on both technical and commercial issues related to mergers, asset transactions, project development and start up, bankruptcy/workout, and dispute resolution. This expert has experience in the transportation, processing, refining, marketing, and electrical generation sectors.

Throughout the course of this expert's consulting career, this expert has advised clients on both technical and commercial issues related to mergers, asset transactions, project development, business start-ups, bankruptcy/workout, and dispute resolution.

This expert has experience in the transportation, processing, refining, marketing, and electrical generation sectors and brings many years of direct experience in the energy industry including project evaluation, development, and management; operations management; and contract evaluation/negotiation.

This expert is a frequent speaker at national and international energy industry conferences and is the author of 25 papers and presentations covering the industry's technical, economic, and commercial matters.

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