David L. Mitchell, Ph.D

Dr. David L. Mitchell, Ph.D

Met Associates
P.O. Box 70
Dayton , TX 77535-0070
Office: 936-257-1633
Fax: 936-258-4237

Introduction

MET Associates provides litigation support services and expert witness testimony for civil and criminal investigations and insurance industry cases (both plaintiff and defendant) that involve Air Quality Modeling, Forensic Meteorology and Weather Event Re-Construction. MET can assist attorneys and insurance claim professionals in obtaining, analyzing, modeling, and interpreting the correct atmospheric and weather data for their case. Specializing in Industrial Air Pollution cases, MET Associates uses the latest Regulatory and Air Quality modeling software approved by the US EPA. MET's Air Modeling expertise, combined with their advanced knowledge of Meteorological Data Processing and Weather Event Analysis, provides strong support to the attorney and client for cases involving Air Pollution, Visibility, Severe Storms, Wind Damage and Flood which result in accidents, personal injury and property damage.


MET's Professional Services include:
Forensic Meteorology Services for the Legal Profession
Industrial Air Pollution Expert Witness
Toxic Tort Strategy for Plaintiff or Defense/Environmental Air Pollution
Insurance Industry Services including Meteorological Re-Construction of Weather Events
Expert Witness Testimony/Litigation Consulting/Air Pollution Meteorology
Air Quality Computer Modeling/Air Dispersion Analysis/Hazardous Plume Releases
Meteorological Data Acquisition, Processing and Analysis (Domestic and International)
Aviation Meteorology/Visibility Studies/Wind Analysis
Observational Field Programs/Air Sampling/Air Quality
Atmospheric Dynamics and Severe Storm Analysis
Climate Studies/Weather Patterns/Flooding
Short Range and Long Range Weather Forecasting


Areas of Expertise

  • Accident Investigation
  • Aerosols
  • Chemicals
  • Demonstrative Evidence/Exhibits
  • Environmental
  • Explosions
  • Fire
  • Fuels
  • Geology
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Hydrology & Groundwater
  • Industrial Hygiene & Mold
  • Insects & Pests
  • Law & Legal
  • Lead Poisoning
  • Lighting & Illumination
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Oil & Gas
  • OSHA
  • Paint & Coatings
  • Pollution
  • Slip, Trip & Fall
  • Statistics
  • Visibility
  • Waterproofing
  • Weather & Meteorology
  • Wrongful Death

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Degrees
Ph.D., Atmospheric Science and Meteorology, Purdue University, 1976
M.S., Physics, Purdue University, 1974
B.S., Physics and Mathematics (Dean's Distinguished List, Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honors), Baylor University, 1972

CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL GEOSCIENTIST
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Professional Affiliations
American Meteorological Society

American Association of Petroleum Geologists

National Association of Environmental Professionals

Air and Waste Management Association

Society of Exploration Geophysicists

Scientific Research Society of North America

National Physics Honor Society

American Bar Association, Associate Member Litigation Division
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Instructor in numerous private industry schools and seminars dealing with wave propagation, mathematical modeling and data analysis.
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: Case Lists and References provided upon request.
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Forensic Meteorology
Weather Event Re-Construction
Air Dispersion Modeling/Air Quality Modeling
Industrial Air Pollution
Hazardous Plume Chemical Releases
Weather/Climate Analysis
Rainfall Studies, Flooding
Visibility Studies
Severe Storm Analysis/Property Damage
Wind Pattern Analysis/Wind Damage
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 40%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 60%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Case Lists and References provided upon request.
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: Case Lists and References provided upon request.
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Case Lists and References provided upon request.
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Case Lists and References provided upon request.
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Credentials, Experience and CV can be reviewed on the MET Associates WebPage: www.metassociates.net
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: MET Professional Services
Forensic Meteorology Services for the Legal Profession
Industrial Air Pollution Expert Witness
Toxic Tort Strategy for Plaintiff or Defense/Environmental Air Pollution
Insurance Industry Services including Meteorological Re-Construction of Weather Events
Expert Witness Testimony/Litigation Consulting/Air Pollution Meteorology
Air Quality Computer Modeling/Air Dispersion Analysis/Hazardous Plume Releases
Meteorological Data Acquisition, Processing and Analysis (Domestic and International)
Aviation Meteorology/Visibility Studies/Wind Analysis
Observational Field Programs/Air Sampling/Air Quality
Atmospheric Dynamics and Severe Storm Analysis
Climate Studies/Weather Patterns/Flooding
Short Range and Long Range Weather Forecasting
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Fee Schedule and Retainer Agreement provided upon request.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Fee Schedule and Retainer Agreement provided upon request.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Fee Schedule and Retainer Agreement provided upon request.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Fee Schedule and Retainer Agreement provided upon request.
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Fee Schedule and Retainer Agreement provided upon request.

References

Case Lists and References provided upon request.