Joseph J McHugh, P.E.

Joseph J McHugh, P.E.

McHugh Forensic Consultants, LLC
5435 Ozell Road
Boston , GA 31626
Mobile: 607-727-2707
Office: 229-226-6354


Mr. McHugh has over 40 years of experience as a Civil Engineer and provides technical investigations, analysis, engineering reports and testimony regarding construction and construction safety, motor vehicle incidents, highway geometrics, bridge clearance and failure analysis, traffic and transportation engineering, New York Labor Law and agricultural engineering and safety, and horse racetracks.

Areas of Expertise

  • Accident Investigation
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Agricultural
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Building Codes
  • Civil Engineering
  • Concrete/Cement
  • Failure Analysis
  • Forensic Engineering
  • Professional Engineering
  • Traffic/Highway Safety
  • Transportation Engineering

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Licensed Professional Engineer (New Jersey, Connecticut, Vermont, Minnesota)
Level IV - National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET)
B.S., Civil Engineering
A.A.S., Civil Engineering Technology
Certificate of Proficiency, Highway/Land Surveying
Certified in Construction Work Zone Safety
Certified in Live Train Track Safety
Certified in Nuclear Gauge Density Measurement
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: National Society of Professional Engineers
New York State Society of Professional Engineers
American Society of Civil Engineers
American Society of Safety Engineers
American Engineering Alliance
American Association of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Fairleigh Dickinson University, School of Engineering, Advisory Committee
New Jersey Institute of Technology, Adjunct Professor
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: Several hundred
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Civil Engineering; Construction/Construction Safety; Highway/Bridge Incidents; Highway Maintenance; Roadside Hazards; Concrete; Trench Safety; Demolition Safety; Cranes/Rigging; Ladders/Scaffolds Safety; Blasting/Construction Vibration; Confined Space; Agricultural Engineering and Safety
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 50%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 50%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 4
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: 2010
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 21
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 21
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 12
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting; Technical Investigation; Site Inspections; Analysis; Report Writing; Expert Witness Testimony
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $280.00
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $280.00
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $280.00
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $280.00
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Out of pocket case related expenses


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