Dr. Jeffrey W Buckholz, PhD, PE, PTOE

Buckholz Traffic
3585 Kori Road
Jacksonville , FL 32257
Mobile: 904-886-2171
Office: 904-616-5308
Fax: 904-886-2170

Introduction

I have 39 years of hands-on experience in the traffic engineering field. I am a recognized national expert in traffic signal operation, timing, design, and construction and am also proficient in pavement marking design, roadway signing, and work zone traffic control. However, I am not an accident reconstruction expert. I have participated in over 150 cases. I have given both live and videotaped testimony and have testified for both the plaintiff and the defense. It should be emphasized that I am a practicing engineer and that my expert testimony work constitutes only a small part of my engineering practice.

Many auto and truck accidents are caused by deficiencies within the roadway itself. Deficiencies include a wide variety of design and maintenance errors, including improper placement or wording of road signs, missing or confusing pavement markings, or improperly operating traffic signals -- just to name a few. I specialize in the identification and remedy of such design deficiencies and can provide expert testimony in this area.


Areas of Expertise

  • Accident Investigation
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Automotive
  • Bicycle
  • Bus & Truck Safety/Accident
  • Driver Behavior
  • Parking Lots/Garages
  • Traffic/Highway Safety
  • Transportation Safety
  • Trucking

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Education

UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO, Toledo, Ohio:
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Magna Cum Laude, 1976

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, Berkeley, California:
Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Transportation Major, 1977

UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO, Toledo, Ohio:
Master of Business Administration, 1983

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Cambridge, Massachusetts:
Postgraduate Studies in Transportation, 1984-1985

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, Gainesville, Florida:
Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering (Transportation Major, Statistics Minor), 2007

Registered Civil Engineer in Florida, Georgia, California, Ohio, Michigan and Massachusetts

Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE)

Certified Unlimited Electrical Contractor in Florida and Georgia
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Fellow – Institute of Transportation Engineers
Member - International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA)
Certified Fiber Optic Technician - Levels I, II and III
Level III IMSA - Certified Traffic Signal Technician
Level III IMSA - Certified Signs & Markings Specialist
ATSSA Certification in Advanced Work Zone Traffic Control
Author - IMSA Level I and Level II Traffic Signal Training Manuals
Author - IMSA Traffic Signal Inspection Manual


Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Affiliated Faculty, School of Engineering, University of North Florida, 2005 to 2007. Courses Taught: Introduction to Transportation, Advanced Transportation
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: 157 cases as of 12/5/16
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Traffic Signal Operation
Work Zone Traffic Control Design
Design of Pedestrian Facilities
Design of Bicycle Facilities
Truck Accidents
Motorcycle Accidents
Road Signing and Pavement Marking Deficiencies
Railroad Crossings
Freeway Design
Parking Lot Design
Roadway and Parking Lot Lighting
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: About 2/3 plaintiff
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: About 1/3 defense
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 26
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: 2016
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 19
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 19
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 27
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: All of the above.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $175/hour, initial consultation is free.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $175/hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $175/hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $175/hour
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Usually the only expenses I charge for are travel expenses (plane ticket, hotel room, etc.)

References

Steven Worley
Cole, Scott & Kissane
(904) 672-4032
Steven.Worley@csklegal.com

Warren Anderson
Anderson, Howell & Ravis
(904) 247-1972
taowalkerwarren@gmail.com