Shooting Expert Witnesses

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Shooting expert witnesses practice in a variety of fields, including law enforcement, military operations, hunting safety, firearms manufacturing, and sports shooting. Some of the most common specialties among shooting expert witnesses also include ballistics analysis, gun safety training, firearm accident reconstruction, and marksmanship instruction. They have offered opinions on the effects of improper firearm handling, bullet trajectory analysis, gunshot residue testing, firearm malfunctioning, and self-defense shootings.

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Shooting and Crime Scene Reconstruction & Forensic Animation Expert Witness | OhioView profile


Shooting and Crime Scene Reconstruction & Forensic Animation Expert Witness | Ohio

This expert has 17 years experience in demonstrative evidence consulting, specializing in crime and shooting scene reconstruction. His reconstruction creation and design of forensic animations includes but is not limited to 3D modeling, illustration, Medical and Surgical Animation, Demonstrative Evidence Creation, Design and Consulting. Cases using such reconstruction platforms include homicides,...

Firearms Expert Witness | OhioView profile


Firearms Expert Witness | Ohio

This expert has certifications in Firearm Identification, Toolmark Identification, and Gunshot Residue by the Association of Firearm and Toolmark Examiners, and has been involved with forensic testing for more than 22 years. He is a Distinguished Member of the Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners and the NIST OSAC on Firearms and Tool Marks, and is a Guest Lecturer for the National...

Shooting Expert Witness FAQs

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

A shooting expert witness provides specialized knowledge about firearms, ballistics, and shooting incidents. They can analyze evidence, reconstruct events, and provide credible testimony in court.

What types of cases might require a shooting expert witness?

Shooting expert witnesses are often called upon in criminal cases involving gun violence, accidental shootings, or self-defense claims. They may also be needed in civil cases related to firearm safety.

Can a shooting expert witness help with cases involving different types of firearms?

Yes, shooting expert witnesses have extensive knowledge about various types of firearms including handguns, rifles, shotguns, and automatic weapons. They can provide insights on their operation and ballistic characteristics.

How can a shooting expert witness contribute to understanding the trajectory of bullets in a case?

Using their expertise in ballistics, a shooting expert can analyze bullet holes, shell casings, and other evidence to determine the trajectory of bullets during an incident.

Are there subspecialties within the field of shooting expert witnesses?

Yes, some experts specialize in specific areas such as forensic ballistics, firearm safety and training, gunshot residue analysis, or firearm design and manufacturing.

How does Expert Institute select its Shooting 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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