Aviation Expert Witnesses

Accident Reconstruction & Safety Expert Witness Listings

Please locate the aviation expert you are searching for by clicking on the following links. The experts found in these areas may consult on issues involving: aircraft accident reconstruction, aviation training, risk management, aviation accident analysis, cockpit resource management, aviation security, aerobatics, aerospace, aerospace engineering, aerospace medicine and pathology, air taxi operations, air traffic control, aircraft accident investigation, aircraft contract manufacturing, aircraft design, aircraft operations, aircraft values, airlines, astrodynamics, aviation accidents, aviation fraud, aviation maintenance, aviation program evaluation, aviation safety, charter operations, codeshare compliance, crew resource management, CVR, experiential aircraft, FAA, FDR, fix base operations, flight crew salaries, flight department leadership, flight path reconstruction, the airline industry, flight training, gender communication, ground and flight operations, helicopters, hot air balloons, ICAO, JAA, NTSB, pilots, radar data, rotary wings, spacecrafts, ultra light aircraft, flight path, flight testing, single engine aircraft, multi-engine aircraft, air transport, ultralight, gliders, agricultural aircraft, wreckage examination, hot air balloons, gyrocopters, and aviation safety, among other topics.

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David W Evans, ATP, CASEL, CASES, CFI, CFI-I, MEI (HiPer Aviation)
Experienced FAA certificated Airline Transport Pilot and Flight Instructor. Former Space Port board member and executive. Trained, FAA certificated, Airline Transport Pilot and flight instructor. Extensive knowledge in training pilots, flight operations... Learn More ›

Steven J Meyers (DVI Aviation)
Mr. Meyers is an experienced aircraft accident investigator, and has work experience as an engineer, pilot, and mechanic. He's an adjunct aviation instructor at Lewis University, and teaches courses pertaining to Applied Aircraft Accident Investigations.... Learn More ›

Captain/Colonel (USMC) J. F. Joseph (Joseph Aviation Consulting)
Joseph Aviation Consulting (JAC), offers over 50 years of worldwide aviation experience. This level of expertise includes nearly 30,000 flight hours in over 85 models of aircraft ranging from General Aviation to High-Performance Military and Air Carrier.... Learn More ›

Kit Darby (KitDarby.com Aviation Consulting, LLC)
Nationally recognized airline pilot career expert. 30 years experience in pilot applications, selection, and training. Career value expert - pay, benefits, and retirement. Author of an annual airline pilot salary survey and numerous pilot career value... Learn More ›

Alan D Black (adbForensics)
Alan Black PE, CSP, CFI-A has over 40 years of professional experience in concept development, engineering, safety analysis, inspection and testing of amusement park show, ride and stunt equipment, military cockpit display systems, trampoline courts,... Learn More ›
Consolidated Consultants
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Consolidated Consultants (CCc) continues to deliver high quality expert witness and medical expert witness referrals nationwide since 1995. CCc is the only referral service where you can view the full,...
R. P. Pete Burgess (Burgess Aviation Consultants)
Location: Texas
Areas of Expertise: Mr. Burgess provides service as an Aviation Consultant for air traffic services, procedures and aircraft accident investigations. His areas of expertise include air traffic control, aviation, aircraft...
Brian A. Darr, P.E. IAAI-FIT(V), CFEI (Quality Forensic Engineering, LLC)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Mr. Darr has 26 years of extensive experience with tires including design, development, manufacturing, quality investigation, race tire preparation and testing of tires at numerous testing facilities....
Todd R Morris, CCM (Global Weather and Climate Consulting LLC)
Location: Arizona and California
Areas of Expertise: Global Weather and Climate Consulting LLC is an independent weather consulting firm specializing in forensics, forecasting, planning and weather expert witness testimony for both plaintiffs and defendants....
Daniel Cousin
Location: Florida
Areas of Expertise: With training from Harvard, Yale, and Columbia, Dr. Daniel Cousin is a fellowship-trained dual-boarded expert in Diagnostic Radiology certified by both the American Board of Radiology and also by the National...
Quentin Brasie (ACI Aviation Consulting)
Location: Virginia
Areas of Expertise: Mr. Quentin Brasie provides expert witness services on behalf of ACI Aviation Consulting to various law firms and state governments dealing with global aviation issues. Mr. Brasie has been qualified...
Jack H Schonely (Titan National Consulting, LLC)
Location: Oregon
Areas of Expertise: I worked on the front lines of law enforcement for over 36 years. Retired after 31 years with the Los Angeles Police Department but continue to instruct, consult, and write on various tactical and aviation...
Steven B. Kushnick, P.E. (Steven B. Kushnick, P.E., Inc.)
Location: Georgia
Areas of Expertise: Steven Kushnick PE is a Professional Engineer with 40+ years of experience in the field of turbomachinery. He worked for Pratt & Whitney in Mechanical Design for nine years, and has been consulting to...
Todd Seger (Evidence Solutions, Inc.)
Location:
Areas of Expertise: Todd M. "Heat" Seger has been flying, testing, and training in private, commercial, and military airplanes for over 25 years. His experience and expertise are unmatched. He has worked in systems engineering,...
Robert L Ditchey (Expert Witness and Consultant for Airlines and Aviation)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Robert Ditchey is an experienced Expert Witness in aviation litigation, having served as an expert witness for more than forty-five different law firms and more than fifty different cases. His areas of...
Scott L. Turner - Chief Consultant (Truck Accident & Incident Experts, LLC)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Nationwide Services: Highly qualified and well rounded expert opinions are supported by nearly 30-years experience in the highly specialized field of commercial motor vehicle (CMV, meaning “truck”) crashes...
John D. Lavin, CCM (AccuWeather For Business)
Location: Kansas
Areas of Expertise: John Lavin is the Director of Forensic Services and a Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM) at AccuWeather. John leads a team of highly qualified expert meteorologists practicing forensic meteorology...
Roy Theophilus Bent, Jr. (Houston Aircraft Appraisers)
Location: Texas
Areas of Expertise: Houston Aircraft Appraisers delivers fair and accurate Independent Certified Aircraft Appraisals. Specializing in Commercial Airliner Appraisals, Regional Airliner Appraisals, Corporate Jet Appraisals,...
ForensisGroup, Inc. (The Expert of Experts)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: For over 30 years, ForensisGroup has provided the nation’s top law firms, businesses, insurance companies, government entities with highly qualified expert witnesses and consultants. Experts referred by...
Augustine F. Ubaldi, P.E. (Robson Forensic Inc.)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Gus brings more than 19 years railroad engineering experience with various public and private entities along with 20 + years experience as an airport engineer specializing in design and construction. As...
Kathleen Lord-Jones (Robson Forensic Inc.)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Kathleen Lord-Jones Aviation Cabin Safety Expert Kathleen Lord- Jones is well respected in aviation industry as an authority on cabin safety. Throughout her career she has been instrumental in developing...
Daniel Pagliaro, CCM (PAGCORE Solutions LLC)
Location: New Mexico
Areas of Expertise: Mr. Pagliaro is a Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM) with 25 years of civilian and military experience in aviation meteorology, operational weather analysis and forecasting, severe local storms,...
Andrea Merrill (Medsurity Experts)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Andrea Merrill, MD is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine and a Surgical Oncologist at Boston Medical Center. She is board certified by the American Board...
James Lilje
Location: Washington
Areas of Expertise: I am a pilot and flight instructor with over fifty years of experience in military, airline, air ambulance, air taxi and general aviation. Since 2007 I have worked primarily as a flight instructor. I teach...
Captain Richard J. Levy (Aviation Expert Consulting, LLC)
Location: Texas
Areas of Expertise: *Specialties & Experience General Specialties: Aviation & aerospace Specialty Focus: Aircraft performance, airline pilot, aviation accidents, aviation instruction and training, charter flying, cockpit...
Daniel M. McDonough, M.S.M.E., ACTAR (ARCCA, Inc.)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Mr. McDonough is a mechanical expert and accident reconstructionist specializing in the safety of mechanical systems and devices, including automotive, marine, aviation, recreational, commercial and industrial...
Robson Forensic, Inc.
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Robson Forensic is a national leader in expert witness consulting, providing technical expertise across many fields within engineering, architecture, science, and a broad range of specialty disciplines. We...
James Caron, CCM (Caron Weather Consultancy)
Location: Texas
Areas of Expertise: James Caron, a former Air Force meteorology officer and chief meteorologist for a global financial firm, specializes in historical weather research for litigation and agriculture with 19+ years of weather...
Aviation FAQs

What is an aviation expert witness?

An aviation expert witness is a professional who may be called upon to provide their expertise in cases involving aviation accidents, air traffic control incidents, design and manufacturing defects, aviation regulation, and other areas related to aviation.

What is the role of an aviation expert witness?

The job of an aviation expert witness is to provide testimony during a trial that is based on their expertise in the field of aviation. This could include testimony about the cause of an aviation accident, the safety of an aviation facility, or the design of an aircraft.

How much can a person make as an aviation expert witness?

Aviation expert witnesses may charge anywhere from $150 to $400 or more per hour, depending on such factors as their level of expertise, knowledge, location, and availability. The exact fee is negotiated between the expert and the attorney involved in the case.

What are the qualifications of an aviation expert witness?

An aviation expert witness should have a strong background in aviation, including aircraft design, operation, and maintenance, as well as excellent communication and report writing skills, to effectively present their expertise in court.

In legal proceedings, how is evidence gathered by an aviation expert witness?

An aviation expert witness gathers evidence through various means such as reviewing documents, conducting investigations, analyzing data, and providing expert opinions based on their knowledge and experience in the aviation industry.

What type of cases typically require the testimony of an aviation expert witness?

Cases involving aviation accidents, pilot error, air traffic control negligence, aircraft design or maintenance defects, and aviation regulations often require the testimony of an aviation expert witness.