FORESTRY EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-276449
This highly qualified expert has over 10 years of professional experience in forestry and environmental planning. He earned his BS in forestry from the University of Wisconsin and his MA in urban planning and policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. This expert is a certified consulting arborist under the American Society of Consulting Arborists and is a board certified master arborist by the International Society of Arboriculture. He is a member of various ...
Expert Witness: E-095084
This expert has over 20 years of experience in wildland fire investigation, suppression, prescribed fire, and training. He is currently the President/Owner of a private wildfire investigation, consulting, and training firm. Previously, he served as a Special Agent with the US Forest Service, specializing in wildland fire investigation and performing as the national wildland fire investigation expert, as well as, detailing as the Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge. He was ...
Expert Witness: E-143789
This qualified expert received his BS in Business Administration, Finance, and Real Estate and his BSF in Forest Management from the University of Florida at Gainesville. He is a certified Forester, Tree Farm Inspector, and Master Logger. He is an active member in multiple organizations, including the Florida Forestry Association and the Society of American Foresters. Formerly, he was a soil technician, range technician, procurement forester, and land manager. Currently, ...
Expert Witness: E-011737
This expert is currently a wood scientist and has been working in the wood industry for almost 20 years. He earned a BS in Construction Management & Wood Products Engineering from SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry and a Masters Degree in Forest Products from Oregon State University. This expert focuses primarily in investigations of problems associated with wood and wood-based products, evaluations of wood products used in construction, and management of ...
Expert Witness: E-011979
This highly qualified expert has 44+ years of experience in Structural and Wildland Firefighting, Emergency and Disaster Response, which includes from basic hand crew work and entry level firefighter, up to and including being Incident Commander on thousands of emergency incidents. For the past 37 years he has been an instructor and an educational designer, developing and instructing courses in all types of Firefighting, Incident Command, and Emergency Response. He ...
Expert Witness: E-006638
This registered forester and forestry consultant has received specialty training in his field. He is also a member of such prestigious professional societies as the Association of Consulting Foresters and the Society of American Foresters, making him qualified to perform this review. Have worked in corporate forestry for many years before working with private landowners. Have assisted Attorneys in Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia.
Expert Witness: E-081931
This expert is currently the president of a wood products consulting company in New York. He has a PhD in Wood Science and Engineering from Colorado State University and has authored hundreds of publications in the wood science space. He was manger of Engineering Research and Development for the Western Wood Products Association (WWPA) and taught at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Department of Forest Products. His 35 years of experience brings a ...

FORESTRY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Commercial Logging Train Causes Fatal Highway Accident FORESTRY Expert Case

Commercial Logging Train Causes Fatal Highway Accident

This case involves the passengers of a midsize SUV who were struck by a log that fell off the side of a commercial timber train. As the train was passing through the main thoroughfare of a large town, the chain that was securing the logs broke causing a  …

Allegedly Defective Chainsaw Injures Logging Industry Veteran FORESTRY Expert Case

This case involves a man with 25 years of experience in the logging industry. The man was performing work at a local park, and the client provided the man with an older chainsaw to do the job. When the man first turned on the chainsaw, it kicked back viol …

Negligence by Road Crew Allegedly Causes Wildfire FORESTRY Expert Case

Negligence by Road Crew Allegedly Causes Wildfire

This case involves a fire which was allegedly sparked by a power line that came into contact with a tree, resulting in a wildfire that spread across numerous ranches and homes in Montana. After an investigation, it was determined that the fire started near …

Arborist Discusses Value of Trees Removed by Property Owner’s Neighbor FORESTRY Expert Case

This case involves an individual who held a residential property in a private subdivision. A natural barrier existed between his property and that of a neighbor, which consisted of a large stand of trees, primarily pine as well as a few hardwoods. The neig …

Fire Expert Witness’s Testimony Ruled Admissible in Arson Case FORESTRY Expert Case

Case: State v. Barnett, 480 A.2d 791 (Me. 1984) Background: Defendant sought review of a decision from the Superior Court, Penobscot County (Maine), which, following a jury trial, convicted defendant for arson. Defendant contended that the justice pr …

Logging Accident Causes Death of Worker FORESTRY Expert Case

Logging Accident Causes Death of Worker

This case involves an accident that occurred at a logging site and resulted in a wrongful death lawsuit. The plaintiff was working for a timber company and was responsible for transporting the timber to other areas. While preparing to leave, another logger …