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Design expert witnesses practice in a variety of fields, including graphic design, interior design, industrial design, architectural design, and fashion design. Some of the most common specialties among design expert witnesses also include web design, product design, landscape design, urban design, and textile design. They have provided opinions on the effects of copyright infringement, patent disputes, trademark violations, accessibility standards, and safety regulations.

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Design and Construction Management Expert Witness | PennsylvaniaView profile

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Design and Construction Management Expert Witness | Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

This highly qualified architect and construction manager has more than 40 years of experience in design, construction management, contracting, and business management in the US and internationally. He qualifies as an expert witness in state and federal courts. He has experience in all aspects of design for residential, medical, food-service, retail, commercial and industrial projects.

Engineering Expert Witness | KentuckyView profile

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Engineering Expert Witness | Kentucky

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Kentucky

This highly qualified engineer has over 15 years of consumer products engineering experience. He has held many prestigious positions at such companies as Electrolux and General Electric and currently owns and is a lead engineer of a highly successful electronics design firm.

Structural Engineering Expert Witness | TennesseeView profile

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Structural Engineering Expert Witness | Tennessee

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Tennessee

This expert has been a practicing engineer for nearly 25 years. A registered Professional Engineer in good standing in 45 states (including Florida), he is a member of several professional engineering societies, as well as the International Sign Association and the Mid-South Sign Association. He has worked for a number of large engineering firms and industrial manufactures, and he currently...

Food Facilities Expert Witness | IowaView profile

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Food Facilities Expert Witness | Iowa

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Iowa

This highly qualified expert has over 25 years of experience in food service consulting with over 15 years of experience in foodservice distribution and operations management. He holds an A.A. in Foodservice Management from Iowa State University. A member of both the Foodservice Consultants Society International and the Construction Specifications Institute, he has published a book on food...

Entrepreneur and Design Expert Witness | TexasView profile

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Entrepreneur and Design Expert Witness | Texas

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Texas

This expert is one of the top innovators in the U.S. specializing in cranial protective system technology, materials technology, design, and manufacturing. He has invented, designed, engineered, and manufactured multiple products being used today in sporting goods, and has been a consultant and contractor for prime military contractors and private firms.

Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness | ArizonaView profile

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Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness | Arizona

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Arizona

This engineer is an expert in the areas of fire causation and consumer product defects as well as construction materials and workmanship issues. He has specific expertise with installation and maintenance of household appliances including stoves and ovens. He belongs to a number of societies in the engineering field including the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the National Academy...

Gas Station and Fuel Systems Expert Witness | CaliforniaView profile

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Gas Station and Fuel Systems Expert Witness | California

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California

This expert has extensive experience in fuel system design, storage, and dispensing systems. He has spent many years as a gas station expert, constructing gasoline service stations for major oil companies and public agencies. He has been involved with numerous societies in the gas station safety/construction industry, and is certified to handle all gas station related materials. Currently, this...

Premises and Equipment Safety Expert Witness | CaliforniaView profile

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Premises and Equipment Safety Expert Witness | California

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California

This premises liability expert is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers and is a credentialed safety engineer with over 20 years of experience in his field. He has also published several articles on concepts in safety and design.

Koi and Goldfish  Fish Valuation Expert Witness | FloridaView profile

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Koi and Goldfish Fish Valuation Expert Witness | Florida

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Florida

This koi valuation expert graduated from the College of Aquaculture at Alexandria Technical Institute. He trained in Niigata, Japan with a number of the top koi producing farms selecting koi to grow to a larger size and harvesting competition fish. He currently owns and operates 3 private koi farms in Florida. Over 20 years experience in wholesale and retail sales, design and build.

Civil Engineering Expert Witness | New JerseyView profile

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Civil Engineering Expert Witness | New Jersey

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New Jersey

This expert received his Masters degree in 1997 at McMaster University and in 2004, he was awarded his PhD from Carleton University. His PhD contribution resulted in significant changes in the 2005 National Building Code of Canada, NBCC. During his graduate studies, he taught several courses including Engineering Mechanics, Surveying, Highway and Transportation, Bridge Design, and Properties of...

Architecture Expert Witness | GeorgiaView profile

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Architecture Expert Witness | Georgia

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Georgia

This expert is a registered professional architect, earning his degree from the University of Florida. He has worked in various architectural capacities, including design and safety. He is a former president of a corporation involved in both the design and construction of projects in the commercial and residential markets, and is currently the head of an architectural firms specializing in a...

Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness | MarylandView profile

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Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness | Maryland

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Maryland

This highly qualified expert holds both a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Carolina where he was summa cum laude. He is a Certified Plant Engineer and a Certified Training Instructor for Aerial Work Platforms and Rough-Terrain Forklifts. He was enlisted in the United States Navy for 12 years where he was responsible for operating, repairing,...

Farm Equipment Design Expert Witness | NebraskaView profile

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Farm Equipment Design Expert Witness | Nebraska

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Nebraska

This highly qualified expert has years of experience in agricultural systems management and occupational safety. He received his BS degree in agricultural systems management and his MS degree in environmental pollution control from Pennsylvania State University before receiving his PhD degree in agricultural and biological engineering from Purdue University. He chaired the ergonomics, safety and...

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Motorized Shade Design Expert Witness | PennsylvaniaView profile

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Motorized Shade Design Expert Witness | Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

From 2004 to 2012, this expert dedicated his career to the development of lighting controls and motorized window shades and blinds. Having earned a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Lafayette College, he holds 8 US patents for the design of mechanized light control systems. His career has been centered around new product development. He has experience across several additional...

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Furniture Design Expert Witness | Rhode IslandView profile

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Furniture Design Expert Witness | Rhode Island

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Rhode Island

This expert is a designer and educator. He is a partner at a company dedicated to sustainable practices in design for production. He is principal of a design studio. He has been a member of the faculty at a RI design school in the Departments of Industrial Design, Interior Architecture and Furniture Design and previously served as interim dean of the Division of Architecture + Design. He is...

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Automotic and Electronic Manufacturing & Design Expert Witness | CaliforniaView profile

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Automotic and Electronic Manufacturing & Design Expert Witness | California

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California

This expert is a multi-disciplined inventor with dozens of patents and applications, and a seasoned business creator with 23 years of experience in various areas of Automotive Electronics, Consumer Electronics, and Electronic Product Design. In 1991, he established a design, manufacturing and distribution facility for his dozens of inventions. He is currently a consultant working primarily in the...

Engineering Expert Witness | New YorkView profile

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Engineering Expert Witness | New York

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New York

This expert is an experienced manufacturing engineer with a solid background in 3d modeling, design, layout, and detail for products, tooling fixtures, special machinery, robotics, and conveying systems. He has held numerous senior engineering and design positions throughout his career at firms such as American Conveyor, Adaptive Manufacturing, and ABB Robotics. Currently, he is a lead project...

Dock Engineering & Design Expert Witness | South CarolinaView profile

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Dock Engineering & Design Expert Witness | South Carolina

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South Carolina

This expert is a registered Professional Engineer in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, and Ohio with 40+ years working in structure design for marinas and waterfront facilities. Currently, he represents clients in special projects, expert testimony, marina/waterfront design, and regulatory matters through his personal consulting business. The expert earned his B.S. in...

Security & Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Expert Witness | TexasView profile

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Security & Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Expert Witness | Texas

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Texas

This expert is an independent security consultant with international experience in crime prevention, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), security management and premises liability litigation support. Formerly the Principal Consultant and Executive Vice President at IPC International Corporation, a security firm, he entered the field as a Detective with the Baltimore Police...

Architecture & Design Expert Witness | New YorkView profile

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Architecture & Design Expert Witness | New York

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New York

This expert is a licensed architect and highly experienced executive with a successful 30+ year career in the New York design, construction, and facilities management industry. Prior to his current role, he has held various positions with the government of New York City, including the Office of the Mayor, Department of Design and Construction and the Department of General Services. He is...

Design Expert Witness FAQs

What is the role of a design expert witness in legal proceedings?

A design expert witness provides specialized knowledge and insights on design-related issues, such as product design, graphic design, or architectural design. They can help clarify complex concepts to the court.

What types of cases might require a design expert witness?

Design expert witnesses are often involved in patent infringement cases, personal injury cases related to product design, copyright disputes, and construction litigation.

Are there subspecialties within the field of design that an expert witness might focus on?

Yes, there are many subspecialties including industrial design, interior design, graphic design, fashion design, and architectural design. The specialty needed depends on the case specifics.

How can a graphic design expert witness assist in a copyright dispute?

A graphic design expert can analyze the disputed designs for similarities and differences, provide insight into industry standards and practices, and testify about originality in design.

Why would an architectural design expert be important in a construction litigation case?

An architectural design expert can provide insights into building codes, safety standards, structural integrity issues and assess whether the architectural plans were followed correctly.

How does Expert Institute select its Design expert witnesses?

Expert Institute offers a personalized approach to help you find the highest quality experts. We source actively-practicing professionals who match all your requirements for specialty areas, work experience, litigation history, fee range, certifications, location, and more.

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