Explosives Expert Witnesses

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Explosives expert witnesses practice in a variety of fields, including mining, construction, military operations, pyrotechnics, and forensic science. Some of the most common specialties among explosives expert witnesses include bomb disposal, fire investigations, blast analysis, explosive safety, and demolition. They have provided opinions on the effects of improper storage of explosives, faulty detonation devices, accidents related to blasting operations, terrorist bombings, and fireworks mishaps.

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Forensic Examination Expert Witness | MichiganView profile


Forensic Examination Expert Witness | Michigan

This expert is a qualified Forensic Examiner by the FBI Laboratory Training, and has been working in the field for more than 10 years. He is the first vice president of the Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and has authored several publications focusing on forensic firearm/toolmark identification and gunshot residue testing. He is a...

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Expert Witness | VirginiaView profile


Explosive Ordnance Disposal Expert Witness | Virginia

This expert served in the US Navy as an explosive ordnance disposal technician, retiring after 15 years as a platoon chief. He has been deployed multiple times to the Horn of Africa, Iraq, and Afghanistan, and has extensive experience with weapon technical intelligence and counter-IED analysis. Since 2011, he has been working for JIDO contractors. In his current role, he is the primary adviser to...

Analytical Chemistry, Explosives Materials & Detection, and Pyrotechnics Expert Witness | New JerseyView profile


Analytical Chemistry, Explosives Materials & Detection, and Pyrotechnics Expert Witness | New Jersey

This expert has over 30 years of experience in analytical chemistry and explosives detection. After earning his BS in Chemistry from the University of Hartford, he earned his PhD in Analytical Chemistry at Arizona State University. He has served in numerous governmental roles, including as a chief scientist in the transportation security laboratory as well as the chief of the applied research...

Explosives and Pyrotechnics Expert Witness | VirginiaView profile


Explosives and Pyrotechnics Expert Witness | Virginia

This expert has nearly 40 years of experience in explosive devices, bombs, pyrotechnics, hazardous devices, and post-blast investigations. He earned his BS from Capella University and is certified as an international post blast investigator. Currently, he is a member of various professional organizations such as the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators, and the...

Explosives Expert Witness FAQs

What is the role of an explosives expert witness in a legal case?

An explosives expert witness provides specialized knowledge on explosives, their handling, and effects. They can testify on matters like blast patterns, detonation processes, safety protocols, and more.

What types of cases might require an explosives expert witness?

Cases involving industrial accidents, terrorist attacks, mining incidents, or any situation where explosives were used or mishandled may require the insights of an explosives expert witness.

Can an explosives expert witness help with product liability cases?

Yes. If a case involves faulty explosive devices or improper labeling that led to injury or damage, an explosives expert can provide crucial testimony about industry standards and practices.

Are there subspecialties within the field of explosives expertise?

Yes. Some experts specialize in areas like pyrotechnics, military-grade explosives, mining operations, demolition activities, or forensic analysis of explosive residues.

How can an explosives expert witness assist in a criminal defense case?

In criminal cases involving explosives, these experts can analyze evidence, reconstruct the incident scene, and potentially challenge the prosecution's theories about how the event occurred.

How does Expert Institute select its Explosives 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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