Jan Null

Mr. Jan Null

Golden Gate Weather Services
PO Box 3071
Saratoga , CA 95070-1071
Office: 408-379-7500

Introduction

Mr. Null is a Certified Consulting Meteorologist. He has extensive experience as an expert witness in preparing meteorological and climate data for litigation involving localized weather event reconstruction, forecasts, climatological outlooks, and more. Mr. Null's clients have included over 250 law firms, the San Jose Mercury News, the American Museum of Natural History, the Bay Area Sports Organizing Committee, Pacific Gas & Electric and KTVU Television. He has done over 400 television interviews including CNN, the PBS Lehrer News Hour, MSNBC and Good Morning America, as well as developing weather seminars and training programs.

His areas of expertise include storm events, air visibility, atmospheric dynamics, aviation meteorology, climate studies, floods, flooding, light, lightning, marine meteorology, meteorological data acquisition, rain, severe storm analysis, snow, solar energy, sun, tornadoes, weather effects, weather forecasting, weather patterns, weather reconstruction, wildland fires and wind events.


Areas of Expertise

  • Environmental
  • Hydrology & Groundwater
  • Pollution
  • Visibility
  • Weather & Meteorology

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Certified Consulting Meteorologist, American Meteorological Soceity (#564)
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: American Meteorological Society
National Weather Association
Former National President of National Council of Industria Meteorologists, Board of Directors
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Adjunct Professor of Meteorology, San Jose State University. Lecturer for "Introduction to Meteorology".

Adjunct Professor of Meteorology, San Francisco State University. Lecturer for "Introduction to Meteorology" and "Violent Atmospheres and Oceans"

Over 1000 weather related television interviews, including CNN, Lehrer News Hour and Weather Channel.

Frequent speaker to industry groups and academic seminars.
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: 550+
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Meteorology, climate, storm reconstruction, hyperthermia deaths of children in vehicles.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: Approximately 45 percent.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: Approximately 55 percent.
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Approximately 110.
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: September 2019
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Approximately 40.
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Approximately 40.
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 21 years in private consulting. 23 years with the National Weather Service.
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting, event reconstruction, trial preparation, deposition testimony, court testimony, testing, reports, courtroom graphics, and site inspections.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Available upon request.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Available upon request.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Available upon request.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Available upon request.
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Available upon request.


References

Craig Simon
Berger Kahn
2 Park Plaza, 6th Floor
Irvine, CA
949-748-4444
csimon@bergerkahn.com

Howard Maycon
Cozen O’Connor
601 S. Figueroa Street, Suite 3700
Los Angeles, CA
213.892.7900
hmaycon@cozen.com

Mark Grotefeld
Grotefeld-Hoffman
6034 West Courtyard, Austin, TX 78730
(737) 226-5600
mgrotefeld@ghlaw-llp.com