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Transportation expert witnesses specialize in a variety of fields, including traffic engineering, logistics, public transportation, aviation, and maritime transport. Some of the most common specialties among transportation expert witnesses also include highway safety, vehicle dynamics, freight forwarding, rail operations, and pedestrian safety. They have provided opinions on the effects of traffic accidents, transportation regulations, infrastructure design, vehicle maintenance standards, and shipping procedures.

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Erin Brian Higinbotham, PEView profile

ID: 60436

Mr. Erin Brian Higinbotham, PE

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Ohio

Mr. Erin Higinbotham has decades of experience in Mechanical Engineering and Crash Reconstruction with a focus on Automotives and Motorcycles. He earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Ohio State University. Today, this expert is licensed as a Professional Engineer in 14 states. Formerly, this expert served as a Project Engineer of Emissions Laboratory at Automotive Testing Laboratories,...

Marine Transportation Safety and Vessel Security Expert Witness | MassachusettsView profile

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Marine Transportation Safety and Vessel Security Expert Witness | Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

This expert has been working on and with seafaring vessels for over 40 years. He graduated from Massachusetts Maritime Academy with a B.S. in Nautical Science and Marine Transportation and holds a U.S. Coast Guard Master License. A retired Captain of the Untied States Navy, he served on numerous Navy warships and was the Head of Maritime Affairs for the Chief of Naval Operations during Operations...

Rock E. Miller, PEView profile

ID: 113784

Mr. Rock E. Miller, PE

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California

Mr. Rock E. Miller has over 40 years of experience in Traffic Engineering and Civil Engineering. He earned his BS and MS in Civil Engineering from the University of California Davis. Today, this expert is a certified as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer by the Institute of Transportation Engineers and is licensed as a Professional Engineer in California and Hawaii. Formerly, this expert...

Transportation Expert Witness | New YorkView profile

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Transportation Expert Witness | New York

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New York

This qualified expert has over 20 years of experience in the transportation industry. He previously worked at the New York City Transit in various capacities including Chief Transportation Officer. He was responsible for the training department, managing programs for instructing bus drivers. He currently works as Vice President of Operations for a transportation contractor in New York. His...

Jeffrey J CroteauView profile

ID: 117225

Mr. Jeffrey J Croteau

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Massachusetts

Mr. Jeffrey J. Croteau has decades of experience in Accident Reconstruction and Failure Analysis. He earned his BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire. Currently, he serves as the Principal and Practice Director of Vehicle Engineering at Exponent.

Transportation Safety Expert Witness | South CarolinaView profile

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Transportation Safety Expert Witness | South Carolina

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South Carolina

This expert is a certified Director of Safety through the National Committee for Motor Fleet Supervisory Training. He has won a number of awards and is widely recognized in the industry as a leading subject matter expert. He has held numerous top level positions in fleet management, trucking, industry safety, and driver resources. The expert has also been on the boards of several safety...

Paul HerbertView profile

ID: 128938

Mr. Paul Herbert

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California

Mr. V. Paul Herbert has 47 years of experience in Transportation with expertise in Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety and Compliance. Formerly, this expert served as the Assistant Director and Hazardous Materials Specialist at California Trucking Association, as Director of Safety and Personnel at Kings County Truck Lines, and as General Manager at American Refrigerated Transport, Inc. Currently,...

Transportation and Bus Safety Expert Witness | New YorkView profile

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Transportation and Bus Safety Expert Witness | New York

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New York

This highly qualified bus safety expert has directed and supervised all technical and business activities of a transportation consultancy for more than 30 years. Concurrently, he created and directed the operations of a transportation service company and the US distributor of a line of European manufactured buses. He belongs to the American Public Transportation Association, the National...

Christopher John Medwell, PEView profile

ID: 138551

Mr. Christopher John Medwell, PE

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Florida

Mr. Christopher J. Medwell has 43 years of experience in Accident Reconstruction and Crash Data Recovery. He earned his BAS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo. Today, this expert is certified as a Remote Pilot by the Federal Aviation Administration and licensed as a Professional Engineer in 5 states. Formerly, this expert served as the Dealer Operations Manager of the...

Trucking – Transportation Expert Witness | FloridaView profile

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Trucking – Transportation Expert Witness | Florida

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Florida

This experienced trucking expert has been trained in safety supervision and accident investigation by the American Trucking Association and the North American Transportation Management Institute. He is a certified Director of Safety and a certified Driver Trainer. He has held a number of transportation safety, training, and management positions throughout his career and has specialized in...

Lane Scot VanIngenView profile

ID: 142353

Mr. Lane Scot VanIngen

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Alabama

Mr. Lane S. VanIngen has 34 years of experience in Transportation Compliance and he earned his BS in Accounting from Bob Jones University. Formerly, this expert served as a Senior Level Special Agent and Inspector for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. He currently serves as the President of Transportation Compliance Experts, Inc., TSS Consortium and Testing Services, Inc., and...

Occupational Medicine Expert Witness | IllinoisView profile

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Occupational Medicine Expert Witness | Illinois

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Illinois

This highly qualified Occupational Medicine expert is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He is board certified in Occupational Medicine, following training at Medical College of Wisconsin. He formerly served as a Clinical Instructor for Medical College of Wisconsin and University of Wisconsin. He is certified as a Medical Review Officer for the Department of...

Ronald Glenn AshbyView profile

ID: 221414

Mr. Ronald Glenn Ashby

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Maryland

Mr. Ronald G. Ashby has 49 years of experience in Transportation. He earned his BA in History, Political Science and Government from Western Kentucky University. Formerly, this expert served as a Program Manager in the State Programs Division, Safety Investigator in the Federal Highway Administration, and as the Officer-in-Charge in the Louisiana Division of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety...

Railroad & Rapid Transit Accident Expert Witness | NebraskaView profile

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Railroad & Rapid Transit Accident Expert Witness | Nebraska

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Nebraska

Expert in rapid transit accident investigation, particularly rolling equipment and motive power, event recordings, track, operations, train handling, and human performance. He retired from the National Transportation Safety Board after 22 years as an investigator-in-charge in which time he participated in 57 major accident investigations, 32 field accident investigations, 10 public hearings, 16...

Ron Jay TaylorView profile

ID: 292238

Mr. Ron Jay Taylor

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Maryland

Mr. Ron Taylor has 46 years of experience in Transportation Compliance & Regulation and OSHA & Workplace Safety. Formerly, this expert served as the Director of Safety at NAPA Transportation and Payne Trucking Inc, and as the Regional Safety Specialist, HAZMAT Compliance Supervisor, and Intermodal CSA Program Coordinator at Cowan Systems, LLC. Currently, this expert is the Owner and President of...

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...

Foster Joseph PetersonView profile

ID: 325439

Mr. Foster Joseph Peterson

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Georgia

Mr. Foster J. Peterson has 37 years of experience in Engineering and Railroad Safety. He earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Today, this expert is a Commercial Pilot and Flight Instructor through the Federal Aviation Administration. Formerly, this expert served as a Senior Managing Consultant with Engineering Systems, Inc. and as a Partner with Full...

Electrical Engineering Expert Witness | WisconsinView profile

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Electrical Engineering Expert Witness | Wisconsin

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Wisconsin

This highly qualified expert is the founder and principal of a consultancy for technology and intellectual property investigation in electrical machines, electromagnetic devices, and their applications, particularly in the automotive, aerospace and transportation fields. He holds 49 US patents with 4 more applied for, and authored or co-authored twenty-two papers in referred journals. He is the...

Karla Jane Petroskey, MSE, PEView profile

ID: 519933

Ms. Karla Jane Petroskey, MSE, PE

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Michigan

Ms. Karla J. Petroskey has 19 years of experience in Accident Reconstruction, Biomechanics, and Mechanical Engineering. She earned her BSE and MSE in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, and her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Wayne State University. Today, this expert is certified as a Remote Pilot by the Federal Aviation Administration and licensed as a Professional...

Logistics Insurance Expert Witness | TennesseeView profile

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Logistics Insurance Expert Witness | Tennessee

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Tennessee

One of the largest program underwriters of logistics insurance nationally and a pioneer of state-of the art coverages. Main logistics specialization is truck brokers.

Transportation Expert Witness FAQs

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

A transportation expert witness provides specialized knowledge and insights on matters related to transportation, such as traffic engineering, vehicle safety, logistics, and regulatory compliance.

What types of cases can a transportation expert witness assist with?

They can assist with cases involving traffic accidents, shipping disputes, regulatory violations, infrastructure design flaws, and public transit incidents among others.

Are there subspecialties within the field of transportation expertise?

Yes, there are many subspecialties including but not limited to aviation, maritime transport, railroads, road safety, logistics management, and urban planning.

How can a transportation expert witness contribute to a case involving a vehicular accident?

They can provide analysis on factors like road conditions, vehicle maintenance records, driver behavior and adherence to traffic laws which could be pivotal in determining liability.

Why might I need an expert witness who specializes in maritime transport for my case?

Maritime transport experts have deep understanding of sea navigation rules, ship operations and maintenance which can be crucial in cases involving shipping accidents or disputes.

How does Expert Institute select its Transportation 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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