Shipping Expert Witnesses

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Shipping expert witnesses specialize in a variety of fields, including maritime law, logistics, freight and cargo handling, transportation safety, and international trade. Some of the most common specialties among shipping expert witnesses also include port operations, vessel management, marine insurance, supply chain management, and shipping regulations. They have provided opinions on the effects of maritime accidents, cargo damage claims, shipping contract disputes, regulatory compliance issues, and navigation errors.

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Michael Allen O’DellView profile

ID: 6360993

Mr. Michael Allen O’Dell

Mr. Michael Allen O'Dell has over 25 years of experience in Trucking, Transportation, and Regulatory Compliance. He earned his HS Diploma from Aberdeen High School. Formerly, this expert served as a Dockworker, Driver, and Operations Supervisor at Overnite Transportation and Tractor Trailer Driver, Driver Development Instructor, and Driver Advisor at FedEx Freight. Currently, he is an Associate...

Shipping Expert Witness FAQs

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

A shipping expert witness provides specialized knowledge and insights on maritime laws, shipping procedures, safety regulations, and industry standards to assist in court cases.

What types of cases can a shipping expert witness handle?

Shipping expert witnesses can handle cases involving cargo damage, ship collisions, maritime accidents, insurance claims, and disputes over shipping contracts.

How can a shipping expert witness help in a cargo damage case?

They can provide an analysis of the cause of damage, assess adherence to handling protocols, and evaluate compliance with international shipping regulations.

Are there subspecialties within the field of shipping expert witnesses?

Yes. Subspecialties may include container shipping, bulk cargo transport, maritime safety regulations, port operations, and marine insurance among others.

Why is it important to hire a shipping expert witness with experience in maritime safety regulations?

Their expertise ensures accurate interpretation of complex maritime laws and safety standards which can significantly impact the outcome of a case.

How does Expert Institute select its Shipping 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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