WEST COAST EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-163839
This highly qualified expert has extensive experience in commercial insurance and occupational safety. He earned his BA in philosophy from Allegheny College and is an associate of risk management and associate of underwriting through the AICPCU/The Institutes, as well as an OSHA-authorized general industry instructor and a certified occupational health and safety technician. He began his career as a reporter, news editor, and photographer for the Bear Paw Sentinel and ...
Expert Witness: E-039298
This highly qualified expert has over 40 years of experience in metallurgy and metallurgical failure analysis, with expertise in metallurgical engineering, failure analysis, materials solutions, welding and corrosion consulting in stainless steel, aluminum alloys, copper-based alloys, titanium alloys, nickel-based alloys, and high alloys. He earned his BS in metallurgical engineering from California Polytechnic State University. This expert is a registered professional ...
Expert Witness: E-120231
This highly qualified expert has 50 years of experience in the field of engineering. He earned his BS in electrical engineering from Rutgers University and has completed a multitude of professional development courses and seminars over the course of his career. This expert is a licensed professional engineer in 5 states and is a certified diver. He is active in his field as a member of numerous organizations, including the National Society of Professional Engineers, the ...
Expert Witness: E-428203
This expert has over 20 years of experience in air traffic control and aviation safety. He is a certified air traffic control specialist, safety management system practitioner, and contracting officer's representative, as well as a licensed control tower operator. He worked as an air traffic controller for both the US Navy and the FAA. This expert's work experience also includes serving as an air traffic manager, operations manager, and staff manager at various air ...
Expert Witness: E-063716
This product design and liability expert has over 50 years of experience in mechanical engineering. He has devoted his entire career to the design, development, and commercialization of medical devices and similar consumer products, developing 5 patents along the way. He received his BS in mechanical engineering from California State Polytechnic College before obtaining his MBA from California State College. Formerly, he served as an engineer and department manager at ...
Expert Witness: E-500060
This highly-qualified expert has nearly 35 years of experience in internet technology, specializing in mobile operating systems and eCommerce. He earned his BS in computer science from the State University of New York at Buffalo and began his career as a group manager of the Network File System at Sun Microsystems. He then served as the principal engineer and mobility team manager of GO, a mobile computing startup, before accepting a position at Microsoft. While at ...
Expert Witness: E-400914
This highly-qualified expert has extensive experience in energy, climate, and environmental insurance. He earned his MBA from the University of Southern California and his LLM from the University of Cambridge. This expert is licensed in Surplus Lines insurance and is a fellow of the Risk Management Society. He has formerly served as an insurance broker for Lloyd's and in several management positions at Sedgwick James and Minet. He also founded and served as the CEO for ...
Expert Witness: E-289640
This expert has extensive experience in the amusement ride industry. He earned his BS in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Utah State University. He is a licensed structural engineer and professional engineer. He was the engineer of record for two notable commercial amusement rides and has experience in material handling and structural design. Currently, he is the president of an engineering design company that designs amusement park rides.
Expert Witness: E-311032
This expert has nearly two decades of sales experience in the renewable energy space. He earned his BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington and his MBA from Willamette University. He holds several certifications from professional development, including LEAN Six Sigma, strategic selling, and contract law certifications. He previously served as the chief operating officer of US Digital, the vice president of sales and marketing for Evergreen ...
Expert Witness: E-323774
This board-certified radiologist received his BS from the University of California before earning both his MD and MBA from the University of Southern California. This expert then went on to complete an internal medicine internship at Queens Hospital Center, a residency in diagnostic radiology at Maimonides Medical Center, and a fellowship in musculoskeletal MRI at the Beverly Radiology Group. He is a licensed x-ray supervisor and operator and is a member of the National ...
Expert Witness: E-447104
This highly qualified expert has extensive experience in the field of law enforcement. He earned his ALB in government and environmental science and his ALM in government from Harvard University. He subsequently earned his JD from Gonzaga University. Prior to this, he graduated from the police staff and command school at Northwestern University. This expert actively participates in professional development and holds numerous certifications. Most notably, he is certified ...
Expert Witness: E-512723
This highly-qualified expert has over 15 years of experience in the field of economics and finance. He received his BA in economics from Washington and Lee University before earning his MA in economics at University of California Davis. He then earned his PhD in finance from Duke University. He is active in his field as an author of several publications and a speaker at multiple conferences. He has formerly served as an assistant professor of finance at the University of ...

WEST COAST EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Ethics Expert Comments on Minority Shareholder Rights WEST COAST Expert Case

Ethics Expert Comments on Minority Shareholder Rights

This case involves the minority shareholder and Chief Operating Officer of a C-corporation in Utah, where the owners of the company are taxed separately from the company itself. The minority shareholder was forced out of her role, but her former colleagues …

Startup Company Files Suit Over Unauthorized Trademark Use WEST COAST Expert Case

Startup Company Files Suit Over Unauthorized Trademark Use

When the former employee of a European organic foods startup used the company’s trademarks, she was sued for violating trademark law. After moving to Oregon in order to establish the US branch of the startup, the manager decided to found her own business …

3D Printer Design Allegedly Infringes on Patent WEST COAST Expert Case

3D Printer Design Allegedly Infringes on Patent

This case involves a large corporation, based in Idaho, that patented a design for a home-use 3D printer. The plaintiff’s printer allowed individuals to produce small, 3D objects from smaller space and had rapid prototyping capabilities. It also worked in  …

Publishing Company Falsely Advertises Book Anthology WEST COAST Expert Case

Publishing Company Falsely Advertises Book Anthology

This case involves a well-known author who had written and published numerous murder mystery novels. An editor of mystery anthologies entered into a publishing agreement with a publishing company, based in Idaho, to publish 12 original mystery stories in a …

Addiction Medicine Experts Discuss Injuries from Opioid Detox Procedure WEST COAST Expert Case

This addiction treatment case involves a young woman in Oregon who was addicted to opioids and consequently enrolled in an accelerated opiate detoxification program at a clinic. During the first week of her treatment, the patient saw her doctors at the c …

Security Experts Discuss Shooting at Nightclub Special Event WEST COAST Expert Case

This crowd management case involves a music event for an acclaimed DJ at a club in downtown Los Angeles. Alcohol was served at the event, which hosted over 100 event attendees, however there were relatively few members of the club’s staff present and a mi …

Family Medicine Experts Opine on Medication Withdrawal Injuries WEST COAST Expert Case

This addiction treatment case involves a 58-year-old veteran in California who was prescribed diazepam by her family medicine physician to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. She previously had trouble sleeping and frequent anxiety distress due to traum …

Delayed Treatment of Bowel Obstruction Leads to Fatal Injuries WEST COAST Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged patient who presented to an emergency room in California with complaints of gut pain, nausea, and vomiting. Despite her extreme pain, she was not taken for imaging studies for several hours, at which point X-rays indicated  …

Boating Service Sues over Unauthorized Trademark Use WEST COAST Expert Case

Boating Service Sues over Unauthorized Trademark Use

An insurance company in California was sued for trademark infringement after choosing to feature a popular boat rescue service in their advertisements. The boating service claimed that they had not authorized the use of their distinctive colors and designs …

Patient is Killed by Internal Bleeding While on Warfarin WEST COAST Expert Case

Patient is Killed by Internal Bleeding While on Warfarin

This case involves a male patient in California who presented to the defending hospital in order to have a routine surgical procedure. During the procedure, a portion of the patient’s bowel was injured, but they were able to stem the bleeding and conclude  …