PLAYGROUND 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-099110
This expert is a retired Pennsylvania Child Care Health & Safety Inspector of 20 years. He also spent 6 years as a Certified Playground Safety Inspector, 6 years as a Pennsylvania Keystone Stars Playground Safety Trainer, 3 years as a PA Assisted Living Licensing Rep. and 15 years as a PA Recreation Therapist. He is currently the president of a Playground/Gardens/Recreation design firm in the Pittsburgh area.
Expert Witness: E-008803
This expert currently currently serves as Professor and Academic Chair of the Physical Education Department at a community college in New York. Prior to this role he was the Fitness & Aquatics Director and Head Men's Lacrosse at Suffolk County Community College. This expert is a Certified Playground Safety Inspector by the National Recreation and Park Association. He currently serves on the Sports Equipment, Playing Surfaces, and Facilities committee with American ...
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-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 ...

PLAYGROUND EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Biomechanics Expert Opines on Mud Run Participant’s Injuries PLAYGROUND Expert Case

This case involves a female plaintiff who suffered injuries during a nonprofit fundraising race that was designed to give funds to a local charity. The race was in a “mud run” format, with a number of obstacles strewn throughout the race’s course by event …

Child is Seriously Injured by Playground Equipment PLAYGROUND Expert Case

Child is Seriously Injured by Playground Equipment

…  who was seriously injured while playing on his school’s playground in Florida. A few days prior to the incident in question, the boy’s school had completed the construction on a new playground, which contained several pieces of equipment that had been newly …

Child Suffers Brain Damage in Fall at Fast Food Restaurant PLAYGROUND Expert Case

Child Suffers Brain Damage in Fall at Fast Food Restaurant

 This case involves a ten-year-old boy who was playing in the play area of a fast food hamburger restaurant. The boy was playing on the cross bars as though they were “monkey bars.” There were no safety precautions in the play area to keep children f …

Safety Expert Witness Opines on Child Being Struck by Vehicle PLAYGROUND Expert Case

Safety Expert Witness Opines on Child Being Struck by Vehicle

…  program’s center was located across the street from a playground, which the children would occasionally go to, under the supervision …  center’s employees. When crossing the street to go to the playground, three supervisors were required to go with the children and had to …