Introduction

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Uhl specializes in safety & training issues related to off-highway vehicles (OHVs). He also trains instructors. OHVs include bicycles, ATVs, quads, 4-wheelers, utility vehicles (UTVs / side-by-sides), motorcycle dirt bikes, snowmobile, dual sport bikes, and some street bike cases. Court qualified, Uhl has completed over 74 personal injury/wrongful death cases, working for both plaintiffs and defendants. CV, Fee Schedule, & Letters of Recommendation are available upon request.

ATVs & UTVs do not handle like any other type of vehicle. According to manufacturers, special training is required to ensure operator safety.

Uhl's highly creative thinking & totally honest feedback help you make informed decisions about your cases.

Uhl is Senior Instructor for OHV Training, designated as a "Preferred OHV Riding School". Uhl won 5 gold medals for the U.S. in international OHV competitions. Uhl has over 50 years experience with off-highway vehicles & over 20 years experience doing recreational trail design, construction & maintenance. He has been inducted into the American Motorcyclist International Hall of Fame and named a "Cross-Country Legend".

Uhl offers attorneys a free, informal, 15 minute consultation about their cases.

Areas of expertise include:

-Accident investigation; also assists with reconstruction
-Safety & training issues re: riding OHVs
-Why ATV and UTV operator training is essential for operator safety
-Instructor training for new OHV instructors
-Human factors & ergonomics related to OHVs
-R&D, mechanics & safety
-Trail design, maintenance, & construction
-Vehicle technology/mechanics
-Practices of OHV recreational facilities
-Practices of OHV rental / tour facilities and guided tours
-Race course design
-Training Military personnel to use all of the off-highway vehicles

Uhl has been repeatedly hired and positively evaluated by a variety of corporate, government, and individual clients. Examples:

• U.S. Border Patrol
• U.S. Special Operations Command
• U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency
• U.S. Special Operations Command
• U.S. Army Special Forces
• U.S. Naval Special Warfare
• U.S. Marines Special Operations
• U.S. Air Force Special Operations
• U.S. Air Force Security Forces
• U.S. Department of Defense Police
• U.S. Air Force Red Horse
• U.S. Forest Service
• U.S. Coast Guard
• U.S. Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
• U.S. Marine Base Hawaii
• U.S. Army
• U.S. Military Training Center (Yakima Training Center, Washington)
• U.S. Air Guard
• U.S. Parks Service
• U.S. Department of the Interior
• U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
• U.S. Military Branches and Military Police
• U.S. Bureau of Land Management
• U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
• U.S. Weather Service
• U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) / Most of the NRCS field
personnel across the state of Montana
• T-Mobile, U.S.A.
• Quest Communications
• Honda, U.S.A. AVT test riders
• Tucson Power Company
• Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort
• Passwords, Inc.
• Midway Gold Corporation
• Green Mountain Power Plant
• County of L.A., California
• Muckleshoot Indian Reservation
• Search & Rescue Personnel
• Sheriff’s Offices
• Idaho Water Science Center
• CGGVeritas
• HighMount Exploration & Production
• Kinder Morgan (Natural gas pipeline company)
• And an array of individual clients of all ages

Uhl previously co-owned an OHV retail store and worked in R&D for major OHV manufacturing companies. He also directed a motocross school. Uhl possesses unique skills re: OHV vehicle design, operation, and mechanics.


Areas of Expertise

  • Accident Investigation
  • All Terrain Vehicles (ATV)
  • Bicycle
  • Ergonomics
  • Failure Analysis
  • Motorcycles
  • Safety
  • Snowmobiles
  • UTV (Utility Vehicles, Side by Sides)
  • Wrongful Death

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Mr. Uhl is a Senior Instructor for OHV Training, which has been designated a "Preferred Off-Road Vehicle Training Facility." Uhl won 5 gold medals as an international professional competitor in the area in which he serves as expert witness and consultant (riding off-road vehicles -- ATVs, Quads, motorcycle dirt bikes, snowmobiles, & UTVs). His world-renowned track record led to Uhl receiving hundreds of additional awards and honors. E.g., he was inducted into the American Motorcyclists Association International Hall of Fame. Uhl has repeatedly been requested to be "The safety and skill development trainer" for government and corporate employees who use off-highway vehicles in their jobs. Uhl's impressive client list includes:

• U.S. Border Patrol
• U.S. Special Operations Command
• U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency
• U.S. Special Operations Command
• U.S. Army Special Forces
• U.S. Naval Special Warfare
• U.S. Marines Special Operations
• U.S. Air Force Special Operations
• U.S. Air Force Security Forces
• U.S. Department of Defense Police
• U.S. Air Force Red Horse
• U.S. Forest Service
• U.S. Coast Guard
• U.S. Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
• U.S. Marine Base Hawaii
• U.S. Army
• U.S. Military Training Center (Yakima Training Center, Washington)
• U.S. Air Guard
• U.S. Parks Service
• U.S. Department of the Interior
• U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
• U.S. Military Branches and Military Police
• U.S. Bureau of Land Management
• U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
• U.S. Weather Service
• U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) / Most of the NRCS field
personnel across the state of Montana
• T-Mobile, U.S.A.
• Quest Communications
• Honda, U.S.A. AVT test riders
• Tucson Power Company
• Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort
• Passwords, Inc.
• Midway Gold Corporation
• Green Mountain Power Plant
• County of L.A., California
• Muckleshoot Indian Reservation
• Search & Rescue Personnel
• Sheriff’s Offices
• Idaho Water Science Center
• CGGVeritas
• HighMount Exploration & Production
• Kinder Morgan, Natural Gas Pipeline Company
• And an array of individual clients of all ages

Uhl is one of the few individuals in the U.S. who has been recognized as qualified to train world-class professional competitive riders who represent the U.S. in international competitions. As evidence of his credentials to testify regarding recreational trail safety, Uhl has been recognized as a competent trail designer. He has designed and constructed safe recreational trails and has supervised the construction of such trails. Uhl is one of the few individuals in the world qualified to teach trail design, maintenance, and construction classes for multiple use trails. He was also named a "Cross-Country Legend."
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Inducted into the International Hall of Fame of the American Motorcyclists Association
Named as a "Cross-Country Legend"
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Mr. Uhl is the Senior Instructor for OHV Training, designated a "Preferred OHV Riding School." Uhl has repeatedly been asked to be the trainer of an impressive client list that includes:

• U.S. Border Patrol
• U.S. Special Operations Command
• U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency
• U.S. Special Operations Command
• U.S. Army Special Forces
• U.S. Naval Special Warfare
• U.S. Marines Special Operations
• U.S. Air Force Special Operations
• U.S. Air Force Security Forces
• U.S. Department of Defense Police
• U.S. Air Force Red Horse
• U.S. Forest Service
• U.S. Coast Guard
• U.S. Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
• U.S. Marine Base Hawaii
• U.S. Army
• U.S. Military Training Center (Yakima Training Center, Washington)
• U.S. Air Guard
• U.S. Parks Service
• U.S. Department of the Interior
• U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
• U.S. Military Branches and Military Police
• U.S. Bureau of Land Management
• U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
• U.S. Weather Service
• U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) / Most of the NRCS field
personnel across the state of Montana
• T-Mobile, U.S.A.
• Quest Communications
• Honda, U.S.A. AVT test riders
• Tucson Power Company
• Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort
• Passwords, Inc.
• Midway Gold Corporation
• Green Mountain Power Plant
• County of L.A., California
• Muckleshoot Indian Reservation
• Search & Rescue Personnel
• Sheriff’s Offices
• Idaho Water Science Center
• CGGVeritas
• HighMount, Exploration & Production
• Kinder Morgan natural gas pipeline company
• And an array of individual clients of all ages

Uhl also trains world-class competitive riders because his personal international competition legacy was crowned by winning five gold medals for the U.S. He conducts "Train the Trainer Classes" for government and corporate agency personnel who train other employees to ride off-highway vehicles as part of their work assignment. Uhl is one of the few individuals in the world qualified to teach trail design, maintenance, and construction classes. He previously created and directed a motocross school and taught motocross racing skills.
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: None.
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: 74 +
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Mr. Uhl specializes in cases involving parties injured while riding/driving off-road vehicles and off-highway vehicles. This includes motorcycle dirt bikes, dual sport bikes, ATVs, Quads, snowmobiles, utility vehicles (UTVs/side-by-sides), bicycles, and some street bike issues. Uhl has also been asked by attorneys to evaluate the safety and maintenance of OHV equipment, recreational trails, tour operations, and recreational facilities.
Uhl's areas of expertise include: (1) Accident investigation and assisting with reconstruction, (2) Safety issues related to riding OHVs and training others to do so, as well as what happens when people are not trained appropriately (3) Physics of riding, (4) Why off-highway vehicle (OHV) training is essential for operator safety, (5) Trail design, maintenance, & construction, (6) Vehicle technology/mechanics, (7) Practices of OHV recreational facilities including outdoor tour facilities and processes, and (8) human factors & ergonomics as they relate to OHVs. Uhl also previously co-owned an OHV retail store. He possesses unique skills and credentials re: OHV vehicle design, operation, and mechanics.
Excellent references re: his work are available from law firms, government, and corporate clients. As expert witness and consultant, Uhl accurately assesses collisions, circumstances, and facts. He helps you make informed decision about your cases.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 64%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 36%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Trials, depositions, and arbitrations 15
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: 7-20-18
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Deposition 15 at trial 5, I was qualified in the Superior Court of California as an expert in the areas of:
1. Whether an off-road riding area was safe/dangerous.
2. Whether a severe slope (drop off) was an inherent part of off-road motorcycle riding in an OHV park
3. Whether the off-road rider was comparatively negligent (riding technique)
4. Human factors/ergonomics -- interface of motorcycle and man and motorcycle rider and environment
5. Whether the area in question constituted a trail
6. Trail construction and maintenance

Five courts have qualified me as an expert.
I have never been disqualified as an expert. Most of the 74 + cases I've assisted with have settled.

Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Six, I have never been disqualified as an expert. Most of the 74+ cases were settled before trial.
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Uhl was first retained in autumn of 2004 to 2018.

Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Areas of expertise include:

-Accident investigation and assisting with reconstruction
-Safety & training issues re: riding OHVs
-Why safety training is essential for operator safety
-Why ATV and UTV provide the illusion of stability
-Instructor training for new OHV instructors
-Human factors & ergonomics as related to OHVs
-R&D, mechanics & safety
-Trail design, maintenance, & construction
-Vehicle technology/mechanics
-Practices of OHV recreational facilities
-Practices of OHV rental / tour facilities and guided tours
-Race course design
-Training military personnel to use all of off-highway vehicles
-Consulting
-Site review/inspection
-Document review
-Report writing
-Equipment investigation or other case-related research
-Deposition review
-Testimony in court or at depositions as an expert
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $250.00
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $250.00
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $325.00

Note: travel is billed at 1/2 the hourly rate of $250.00 per hour = $125.00 per hour for travel to site visits or depositions / trial.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $325.00
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Your law office will be charged as described in the Letter of Agreement. The Agreement begins with Mr. Uhl serving as a consultant or expert witness regarding a personal injury case. A $5,000 non-refundable retainer related to the case will be mailed when the law firm / agency is ready to retain the services of Mr. Uhl. (Note: Once $5,000.00 has been invoiced, the retainer becomes refundable and will be applied to the last invoice or returned.) Sending the retainer or signing The Letter of Agreement verifies that the firm / agency accepts the terms and conditions of the Agreement.
Regarding fees charged by FEA, LLC, the law firm / agency will be charged $2,500 per day (up to a 10-hour a day) for on-site visits (trips outside of the FEA, LLC home base) plus expenses. Examples of on-site time include the time involved in reviewing the site of an accident, doing accident site investigation or conducting other out-of-town research.

If Mr. Uhl is scheduled to perform work on the case at hand and that work is rescheduled or cancelled without at least eight days notice, a cancellation fee of $2,500.00 will be charged plus the cost of any related charges such as airline tickets, lodging and car rental fees not refunded. Examples include Mr. Uhl being scheduled to appear in court but a court date is suddenly rescheduled, the case settles "at the last minute" or a site visit or deposition is cancelled (after the law firm has requested that we hold specific dates on Mr. Uhl’s calendar and time has been set aside for the activity).

FEA, LLC will charge $250.00 per hour for legal work conducted by Mr. Uhl at the FEA, LLC home site, such as reviewing material sent to us by the law firm / agency or writing reports. If the intake interview with Mr. Uhl covers case content instead of only focusing on his credentials, that time will become billable when you choose him as your expert witness / consultant.

The fee for court appearances is $3,250 per day (up to a 10-hour day) plus expenses. Any court holdover days are invoiced at $2,500.00 per day plus expenses.

NOTICE TO OPPOSING COUNSEL REGARDING TAKING MR. UHL’S DEPOSITION:
When you choose to depose Mr. Uhl, your law firm formally agrees to the terms and conditions detailed in the Letter of Agreement.
Depositions are invoiced at $325 per hour. Advance payment, based on the estimated time for the deposition, must be received by FEA, LLC at least 5 days in advance of the start of Mr. Uhl’s deposition. Payment for any deposition time over your estimate, plus any remaining expenses related to the deposition, must be received by FEA, LLC within 15 days of the date of the FEA, LLC invoice.

If all the fee for a deposition is not paid by opposing counsel within 15 days of the invoicing date, the law firm /agency hiring Mr. Uhl must pay the invoice within 15 days from the date that FEA, LLC notifies said firm / agency that opposing counsel failed to pay FEA, LLC’s invoice.

Payment for Mr. Uhl’s travel time, such as the time required to fly or drive to and from a court appearance, site visits, etc., is invoiced at a discounted rate. We charge $125 per hour plus expenses.

Your firm will be invoiced when the amount due FEA, LLC exceeds the retainer received. (FEA, LLC does not routinely send monthly invoices when no balance is due because a retainer has not been exceeded.) Your firm’s retainer will be applied to the last invoice or returned if not used. Payment for each invoice is due within 15 days.
Note: if your firm disagrees with any item on an invoice sent to you and does not notify us regarding any disagreement within seven days from the email date, the charges will stand as undisputed. Invoices are to be paid after services are rendered and FEA, LLC invoices the law firm.
NOTE: To cover trial costs, a second $5,000 dollar retainer is due at least seven days before trial, if the retainer on hand will not cover the estimated costs for trial. It is not permissible to wait to pay FEA, LLC until after a case is won or settled. Delinquent payments are subject to a 10% per month compounded late charge. If unpaid invoices need to go to collections, all fees for collection, including the expert’s time, will be added to the invoice.
Note: Any legal action against or by FEA, LLC or Mr. Uhl will take place in FEA, LLC’s or Mr. Uhl’s local venue and jurisdiction.

References

To contact Uhl's law firm references:

These 13 attorneys have provided reference letters. If you would like to read the letters, please ask to have them emailed to you.

• The Corson & Johnson Law Firm, Don Corson, Eugene Oregon
1-541-484-2525... Street bike training.

• Cozen O'Conner, Evan B. Caplan, Philadelphia PA
1-215-665-2000, ... Motorcycle dirt bike flat track.

• Evans Craven & Lackie, Markus W. Louvier, Spokane WA ,
1-509-455-5200, ... ATV loading into back of truck.

• Law Offices of Nicholas A. Siciliano, Woodland Hills CA,
1-818-887-8895 ... Motorcycle MX track.

• Dave Williams, Esquire, Sleigh & Williams, Attorneys at Law, 364
Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819 (802) 748-5176 ...
Snowmobile

• Humphries, Patterson & Lewis, Richard F. Lewis, Spokane WA,
1-509-838-4248 ...Motorcycle dirt bike MX

• The Law Office of C. Stuart Carter, Zionsville IN 46077
(317) 660-6644 ... Mountain Bicycle on man made raised structure

• Delfino, Green & Green, Bill Green, San Rafael, CA , 1- (415)
442-4646, ... Motorcycle dirt bike cycle park

• John Evans Law offices, John Evans, Scottsdale Arizona
1-480-922-3676... MC Dual sport Bike

• Rhoads Appellate Group, Steven R. Rhoads, San Rafael, CA,
415.472.5977... MC dirt bike

• Murane & Bostwick, LLC James Worthen, Casper, Wyoming
1-307-234-9345... 3 separate snowmobile guided tour cases

• Duffy + Partners, Ken Fulginiti, Philadelphia PA. 1-215-238-8700
...Product liability, motorcycle street bike tires

• Harrington, Foxx, Dubrow, & Canter, LLP, Erika N. Brenner, Orange
CA 1-714-973-4595 ...Motocross play day rider contacts fence post

• Also see list of cases completed in my CV for more attorney
contacts. You will find over 74 listed.