MARITIME EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-500633
This qualified expert has nearly 40 years of experience in the field of marine engineering. He received his LLB from the University of London before earning his MSc in engineering and management from the University of Portsmouth. He then received his LLM in maritime law from London Metropolitan University and his LLM in U.S. law from Washington University St. Louis. He is certified by the International Register of Certificated Auditors as a maritime auditor and licensed ...
Expert Witness: E-180725
This expert has over 40 years of experience in maritime safety. He earned his BS in nautical science at the maine maritime academy, and has completed a number of advanced maritime safety training courses. He holds several licenses and certifications, including one as a Management and Vessel Responsible Carrier Program Auditor. He previously spent over 20 years as a master aboard numerous ocean vessels working worldwide, and then served as the principle surveyor at ...
Expert Witness: E-067684
This marine structures engineer earned his B.S. in Structural Engineering from Michigan State University and his M.S. in Architectural Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in New York and Illinois, and he has also earned the ADCI Air Diver Certification at the OSHA 30-Hour Construction Safety Certification. The expert has 20 years of experience relating marine & coastal (waterfront) inspection, engineering and ...
Expert Witness: E-174648
This expert has over 35 years of engineering experience specializing in the modeling of surface water resource systems, forensic hydrology and hydraulics, and alternative flood control measures. He is also an American Academy of Water Resources recognized Diplomate as a Water Resouces Engineer. The expert has managed both flood control and water supply projects as well. As a State Board Member of the Forensic Expert Witness Association, he has demonstrated distinguished ...
Expert Witness: E-102457
This expert has about 40 years experience in waterway and maritime safety. He started his career working on fishing vessels before moving into the maritime government and policy work. He was the Chairperson for the Waterways Committee for the Town of Chatham in MA before moving onto the Cap Cod Commission, also managing waterway regulation. He has worked for the US Senate working on issues pertaining to the Coast Guard Budget, Fishing Vessel Safety, Challenges Facing the ...
Expert Witness: E-008043
This expert has over 20 years of experience as a mariner. He received a B.S. in Marine Transportation from Texas A&M University and a M.S. in Marine Management from the Maine Maritime Academy as well as a J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law. In addition, he served on the United States Naval Reserve for over 20 years, eventually retiring as a Commander, and trained hundreds of cadets at the Texas Maritime Academy as Commandant of Cadets. Licensed as a United ...
Expert Witness: E-078129
This highly experienced marine insurance and claims consultant began his career as a Merchant Navy Deck Officer. He went on to become a Claims Executive and eventually earned his M.A. in Maritime Policy from Greenwich University. The expert spent 12 years with CP SHIPS, where he was the Vice President of Insurance & Claims and reported to the CFO of the 80-ship company. He was a delegate to the United Nations fort the International Chamber of Shipping, where he was ...
Expert Witness: E-071719
This expert has a quarter century of experience in offshore and high-level onshore marine related positions in the maritime and offshore oil and gas industries. A United States Coast Guard licensed Master since 2007, her background includes operational experience on container vessels, tankers, general cargo vessels, Ro-Ros, LMSRs, research vessels, and yard patrol craft. Her knowledge base also includes extensive experience in maritime operations, safety procedures, ...
Expert Witness: E-067388
This maritime safety and security expert spent 38 years working for the Horizon Lines / CSX Lines / Sea-Land Service entity, most recently serving as the Director of Marine Services from 1995 until 2013. In this position, he was responsible for vessel safety and security, crew management, and operations oversight. He launched an emergency response system during his tenure and also implemented new safety processes on all vessels. The expert has represented US interests at ...
Expert Witness: E-067465
This expert is a registered Professional Engineer in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, and Ohio with 40+ years working in structure design for marinas and waterfront facilities. Currently, he represents clients in special projects, expert testimony, marina/waterfront design, and regulatory matters through his personal consulting business. The expert earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of South Carolina and later completed ...
Expert Witness: E-066980
This highly experienced expert has spent over 45 years in maritime-focused education, work, and consulting. He studied at Metropolitan University in London, where obtained a Master of Foreign Going degree. The expert also completed many other nautical courses and served in roles ranging from Sub-Lieutenant to Commander with the Royal Naval Reserve. He was a Chief Officer with P&O Cruises and then a Captain with Princess Cruises on worldwide itineraries. From 1995 until ...

MARITIME EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Maritime Safety Expert Investigates Cause Of An Offshore Vessel Injury MARITIME Expert Case

…  Expert The plaintiff retained an expert in maritime safety to opine on the case. The expert worked in the U.S. Coast Guard …  for excluding the plaintiff’s designated expert witness on maritime safety: (1) He was not qualified to offer an opinion regarding the …

Ferry Collides With Sailboat During Holiday Weekend MARITIME Expert Case

Ferry Collides With Sailboat During Holiday Weekend

This case involves a collision between a ferry and an anchored sailboat in Connecticut on a holiday weekend in the summer. The operator of the ferry decided to cut across the marina, misjudged the current, and collided with the anchored boat. The owner o …

Reckless Speeding Causes Fatal Boating Accident MARITIME Expert Case

Reckless Speeding Causes Fatal Boating Accident

This case involves a family that was killed in a boating accident on a lake in Colorado. The family was riding in their personal 23ft Formula boat when they were suddenly run over by a 25ft Mastercraft boat. The impact killed three members of the fam …

Logistics Company Sued For Cargo Ship Accident MARITIME Expert Case

Logistics Company Sued For Cargo Ship Accident

…  had to cease operations due to the loss. An expert in maritime insurance practices was sought to discuss bad faith in international …