Mr. F.G. (Rick) Heath

Heath and Associates
3316 Springcrest Drive
Louisville, KY 40241
Web Site
Phone: 502-425-2385
Fax: 502-339-0729

Expert services covering lifts, hoists, jacks, cranes, industrial machines, hydraulic equipment, tools, material handling, fork lifts, aerial work platforms, loaders, automotive lifts and scissors lifts. Forty plus years of engineering, manufacturing and management experience to provide services relating to product safety, product failures, product liability, testing, compliance with standards (ANSI and ISO), compliance with regulations (OSHA, EPA & DOT), adequacy of instructions and labels. Development of explanatory exhibits and preparation of evidence for trial.

Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: B.S. Mechanical Engineering.

Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: ASME, ALI, ANSI, ASSE, ETI, SAE, SIA, SC&RA, NMEDA, NATM, AWS, NSC, ACFE, WSO, UL,

Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No.

Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Many times. In practice for 20 years.

Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Lifting equipment, industrial machines, construction machinery, manufacturing machinery and tools, material handling equipment, rigging hardware, cryogenic equipment, standards compliance, regulatory compliance, etc.

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: Approximately one half.

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: Approximately one half.

Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Many times. In practice for 20 years.

Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: Within 60 days.

Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Many times. In practice 20 years.

Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Many times. In practice 20 years.

Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: In practice 20 years.

Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections, preparation of exhibits for trial.

Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: On request.

Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: On request.

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: On request.

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: On request.

Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Expense reimbursement.

References

On request.

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