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Articles by Stephen Gomez, J.D.

Construction Expert Witness Discusses Collapsing Deck

This case involves the allegedly negligent residential construction of an oceanfront deck on the part of a private architect. The plaintiff, in this case, was visiting family at their oceanfront home. The home was eight years old and featured a large…

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Derivatives Expert Witness: An Introduction to Derivatives

In finance litigation, many elements turn on the specifics of the case. In cases involving derivatives, the complexity of the elements, usually stemming from the different financial instruments involved, coupled with numerous parties, is leading to the increase employment of…

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Family Law Expert Witness and an Introduction to Family Law

Co-authored by Carrie M. Babiasz Family law is an area of law involving issues and disputes that may arise from familial or other personal relationships, including domestic partnerships, civil unions, and marriages. The area of family law is quite broad, encompassing…

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Physical Therapy Expert Witness Opines on Motorized Wheelchair Safety

This case involves the failure of a retailer to properly instruct a client on the ordinary care and use of a motorized wheelchair. The plaintiff, a sixty-one-year-old male, was assigned a motorized wheelchair by his physician. When the wheelchair was…

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Engineering Expert Witness Discusses Slip and Fall While Mini-Golfing

This case involves a slip-and-fall accident at a mini-golf course. The plaintiff was playing mini-golf at a large course. Twenty minutes prior to the plaintiff’s arrival, it had rained heavily, but no warnings were provided to the plaintiff. Additionally, there…

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OSHA Expert Witness Comments on Workplace Accident

This case involves an injury to an installer who was working in a commercial building. The plaintiff worked on all of the duct work for an HVAC unit. He had been told by the supervising electrician of the commercial building…

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Construction Safety Expert Witness Opines on Table Saw After Injury

This case involves an injury to a construction worker who was working on trim for a sliding door and adjacent windows. The project was delayed by three weeks, largely because of a delay in the delivery of certain tools. This…

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Medical Expert Witnesses and Their Role in Modern Litigation

Medical expert witnesses have become an integral part of modern litigation. Experts in the medical field are brought to discuss different elements of a case. This can range from items related to the design of medical devices, to the effects…

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Design Engineer Expert Witness Opines on Golf Cart Accident

This case involves an accident with a golf cart. The plaintiffs worked for an university’s athletic department, and their responsibilities included maintaining the football and baseball teams facilities and assisting when student athletes became injured. Because of this, the plaintiffs…

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Toxicology Expert Witness Discusses Effects of Pesticides

This case involves alleged pesticide/herbicide poisoning of the new residents of a house, resulting in the sickness and birth defects of two young children. A couple and their one-year-old son moved into the house in question, not knowing that the…

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