PARKS AND RECREATION EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-098683
A certified leisure professional and playground safety inspector, this expert is also a nationally acknowledged expert in the area of playground safety. She has made presentations both nationally and internationally on playground design and safety, and is the author /co author of over 150 articles on playgrounds and children’s play. This expert has held numerous leadership and committee assignments in national professional organizations, including the American ...
Expert Witness: E-053438
This internationally recognized authority on sporting surfaces was hired by four US Presidents to create synthetic grass golf, tennis, and track facilities at the White House. His niche consulting firm has been in operation since 1975, allowing him to manage the application of artificial turf technology to collegiate and professional facilities. He was appointed as an official NFL field tester for all 31 stadiums in the league, and is a recognized FIFA field tester. Over ...
Expert Witness: E-011163
This expert currently serves as Professor / Chair of Health & Physical Education at a SUNY institution. Prior to this role he was the Fitness & Aquatics Director and Head Men's Lacrosse at SUNY. This expert is a Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) by the National Recreation and Park Association. He is a voting and attending member of the Sports Equipment, Playing Surfaces, and Facilities committee with American Society for Testing and Materials International ...
Expert Witness: E-005770
This sports and recreation expert is located in Canada and is a member of Parks & Recreation Ontario, Coaching Associations of Canada, and Phsyical & Health Education Canada. He is currently Programming Chair and Board Member of a major recreational association.
Expert Witness: E-102955
This expert has extensive experience with youth recreation, safety, and sports programs in the United States. He earned his Ph.D. in Parks, Recreation and Tourism at the University of Utah following an M.S. in Sports Medicine & Movement Studies and Disabilities at Oregon State University and a Bachelor's of Physical Education in Athletic Training & Special Education from Brock University. The expert is a member of the National Recreation and Park Association, the ...
Expert Witness: E-000466
This highly qualified aquatic safety expert is an honors graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and holds a PhD from Saint Louis University. He served as a Coast Guard officer for 21 years, retiring as a Commander in 1981. His service experience encompassed numerous shore and ship commands, plus Search and Rescue, Aids to Navigation and Boating Safety duties. His last assignment was as Chief, Boating Safety Division, Second C.G. District, St. Louis, MO. His work in ...
Expert Witness: E-008560
This seasoned expert is certified and licensed to inspect amusement rides. He has certifications in Amusement Device Inspection and Amusement Ride Inspection as well as experience in premises liability. He is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Society of Safety Engineers and the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions. For the past 35 years he has worked as a Safety Consultant for a private consulting company where ...

PARKS AND RECREATION EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Historical Society Disputes Commercial Development Of Public Property PARKS AND RECREATION Expert Case

…  case involves a park and adjacent plaza set for redevelopment as a luxury mall. The plaza and park in question were not specifically protected under the city’s historical preservation society but were seen as city landmarks by residents. Upon learning that the park and plaza would be …

Drainage Pumps Release Toxic Volume Of Chemicals Into Swimming Pool PARKS AND RECREATION Expert Case

…  quickly exited the pool but still inhaled chlorine gas and required hospital transfer from the scene. Her pulmonary fibrosis was …  the incident causing her to suffer from frequent headaches and ongoing pulmonary complications. The retirement facility claimed there was …

Poor Park Conditions Blamed For Fatal ATV Accident PARKS AND RECREATION Expert Case

Poor Park Conditions Blamed For Fatal ATV Accident

…  ATV trails. She was driving at a reasonable rate of speed and going around a curb in an area that was allegedly poorly maintained. Her …  condition from the injuries she suffered during the crash and succumbed to her injuries 2 days later. It was alleged that the poor …

Man Falls 30 Feet Due to Improperly Secured Rock Climbing Harness PARKS AND RECREATION Expert Case

…  case involves a young man who suffered permanent and debilitating injuries after falling more than 25 feet while climbing a rock …  previously climbed at the facility on multiple occasions, and each time had been responsible for properly configuring and attaching his …