Joe White

Joe White

Fortis Legal Consultants
The Woodlands, TX 77382
Mobile: 832-837-9573

Fortis Legal Consultants is an independent firm providing expert witness and legal consulting for disasters, crisis and emergency incidents, and risk mitigation. With over 18 years of experience in global assets and projects, crisis management, and business transformation, our team provides claim evaluation, formal reports, and expert testimony during the entire litigation process.

Joe White, Managing Director, graduated from law school in 2019 while working full-time in the oil and gas industry. Joe’s legal knowledge and experience in crisis and emergency management allowed him to develop a comprehensive understanding of the legal landscape surrounding disasters and business resilience. Joe’s expertise in these areas makes him uniquely qualified and an ideal partner for businesses looking to navigate complex legal issues with ease.

Areas of Expertise
  • Disaster Management
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Oil & Gas
  • OSHA
  • Pipelines
  • Pollution
  • Refineries
  • Risk Management
  • Safety
  • Security Management

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Bachelor's of Science, Applied Ecology; Oregon State University
Juris Doctor, St. Francis School of Law
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Association of Continuity Professionals
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: I have taught numerous courses relating to crisis and emergency management, including ICS/IMS courses, HAZWOPER, and other related topics. I have guest lectured for several university courses for risk and security management. I have presented at various conferences on emergency management topics, including Clean Gulf, and presented to the United Nations Environment Programme on oil spill in the Caribbean Sea.
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: Most recent case involved a suit brought by several individuals against a major Oil & Gas refinery claiming personal injuries as a result of the Defendant's negligence, negligence per se, and gross negligence.
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Refinery, Oil and Gas, Incident investigation and root cause analysis.
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Evaluation of claims, expert report and analysis, testimony, consulting.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $200
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $200
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $250
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $300
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: All additional expenses and fees will be charged to client at cost.


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