TRAVEL & TOURISM EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-031501
This ground transportation expert has been running his own transportation services business since 2001. He serves primarily as a consultant for groups that are purchasing transportation services and as an independent representative for over 36 ground transportation suppliers. He represents fleets that include 15-passenger vans, 25-passenger mini-coaches, motor-coaches, and smaller vans/trucks. He is highly experienced in ground transportation for traveling groups and has ...
Expert Witness: E-011263
This highly experienced climbing, mountaineering and hiking expert is an accomplished guide with experience in numerous locations including the Cascades of Washington State, the BC Coast Range, Nevada's Red Rock Canyon, the Alaska Range, California's Joshua Tree National Park and Eastern Sierra, as well as in the Enchanted Rocks of Texas. He has served as an American Alpine Institute guide trainer since 2006 and Director of Field Operations. He is currently the head ...
Expert Witness: E-009427
This highly qualified expert has over 20 years of experience in the hotel industry. His hotel safety and maintenance experience includes 10 years with Marriott Hotels, Resorts, and Suites in various management positions. This expert was on the opening management team of the San Francisco Marriott, a 1500-room convention hotel. He was honored with the Director of Services of the Year award, Northwest Region. He later moved to the Marriott regional office in San Ramon, ...
Expert Witness: E-007804
This expert has over 30 years of experience in the hospitality and restaurant industry. His experience includes positions at convention hotels in Los Angeles and Washington D.C., as well as management with fortune 500 restaurant companies in major cities throughout the country. He specializes in restaurant and hotel openings and consulting, as well as restaurant operations including safety and management. He currently serves as Associate Professor of Hospitality ...
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 ...

TRAVEL & TOURISM EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Duck Boat Capsizes Killing Young Child TRAVEL & TOURISM Expert Case

Duck Boat Capsizes Killing Young Child

This case involves a ‘duck boat’ accident in South Carolina. Before leaving the dock, the tour group was told that the boat would remain in designated “no-wake zones” to avoid choppy waters. About 40 minutes into the tour, the boat entered an area of open  …

Franchise Tour Company Accused Of Insufficient Vehicle Maintenance TRAVEL & TOURISM Expert Case

This case involves a Hawaiian franchise tour company with a variety of amphibious ‘duck boat’ tour vehicles. On the day of the incident, the tour operator was attempting to cross the road when the axial component of the vehicle failed, preventing it from  …

Doctors Fail to Diagnose Immunosuppressed Patient With Sepsis TRAVEL & TOURISM Expert Case

Doctors Fail to Diagnose Immunosuppressed Patient With Sepsis

This case involves a male patient in his late 40s with a past medical history significant for ulcerative colitis, for which the man had been taking immunosuppressive drugs under the supervision of his gastroenterologist. The patient presented to his primar …

Automatic Door Safety Expert Evaluates Fatal Injuries Caused by Door Malfunction TRAVEL & TOURISM Expert Case

This case involves an elderly man who was seriously and permanently injured by a malfunction in an automatic door at a hospital. The man was leaving the hospital after treatment from a minor renal condition when a nurse activated the automatic opening feat …

Woman is Seriously Injured by Paper Shredder TRAVEL & TOURISM Expert Case

Woman is Seriously Injured by Paper Shredder

This case involves a woman who was severely injured by a paper shredder. The plaintiff, a twenty-seven-year-old female, was shredding documents, taking them from her desk, rolling her chair to the shredder, and then shredding them. While doing this, she sl …

Expert in Vehicle Black Box Technology Opines on Car Crash Data TRAVEL & TOURISM Expert Case

…  involves a man who was driving a late model sedan while travelling down the highway during his morning commute. As he was passing an …  struck him. The man’s black box indicates that she was traveling faster than the speed limit, and that he was not wearing a seat belt …

Rope Breaks During Parasailing Session TRAVEL & TOURISM Expert Case

Rope Breaks During Parasailing Session

This extreme sports case involves injury from a parasailing accident, during which the plaintiff was parasailing with his friend. During the activity the rope snapped. They collided into a building, hit power lines, and were dragged by powerful winds causi …