Dr. Joseph B. Michels, Ph.D., P.E., C.P.L.

Solomon Bruce Consulting LLC
P.O. Box 331
Fort Worth , TX 76101
Office: 817-386-3032
Introduction

Dr. Michels is a licensed professional industrial engineer with in-depth experience in logistics, transportation, warehousing, inventory control, procurement and business operations. He is a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel with 30 years of service.

His testimony i and written reports have resulted in substantial results for his clients at both the state and federal level.

He has led and managed over 2 Million square feet of industrial and warehouse space in the Arctic, Pacific and the United States.His rich logistics and engineering background ensure a safe operating environment. He is able to clearly aid triers of fact to understand complicated questions in an easy to understand manner.

He has testified in state and federal courts on supply chain matters. He was the Dean of the College of Business at Montana State University-Billings, as well as the Dean, School of Systems and Logistics, Air Force Institute of Technology, Dayton, Ohio.

He is certified by SOLE, the International Society of Logistics as a Certified Professional Logistician.


Areas of Expertise
  • Distribution
  • Forklifts
  • Logistics/Freight Forwarding
  • OSHA
  • Packaging
  • Supply Chain
  • Transportation Safety
  • Trucking
  • Warehouse Operations

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: B.S., Electronic Engineering Technology, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah
M.S. Systems Management, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
PhD, Industrial Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
MPA, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
M.A., Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island

Licensed Professional Engineer in Texas and Montana
Certified Professional Logistician
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Air Force Association
National Defense Industrial Association
Rotary International, Paul Harris Fellow 2X
Institute of Industrial Engineers
National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, Committee Chair, Industrial and Systems Examination Committee
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Dean, School of Systems and Logistics, Air Force Institute of Technology, Dayton, Ohio
Dean, College of Business, Montana State University, Billings, Montana
Adjunct Professor, College of Business, G. Brint Ryan College of Business, University of North Texas
Adjunct Professor, College of Business, University of Texas At Arlington, Arlington, Texas
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: None
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: 9
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Logistics, transportation, warehousing, rental equipment, forklift operations, trucking, rail car operations, business operations, supply chain management, death by negligence
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 35%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 65%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Twice in last 5 years
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: March 2020
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 9
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 3
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 15
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting and Case Review
Discovery Preparation and Planning
Deposition Support
Research and Analysis to determine root causes of technical, managerial or organizational problems
Expert Opinion and Rebuttal Reports
Deposition and Expert Witness Testimony
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $450.00
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $450.00
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $450.00
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $450.00
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel expenses, per diem, mailing, exemplar development and production are in addition to hourly fees. All travel is portal to portal.

References

1. Gary Halbert, Partner Holland and Knight Washington DC 202-468-5105
2. Nick R. Herrick, Senior Associate Wood, Smith, Henning and Berman Denver, CO 720-479-2511
3. Paulette Ivan, Partner Reminger Co. LPA Columbus, Ohio 614-228-1311
4. Maxwell S. Bayman, Senior Associate Hermes Law Dallas, Texas 214-749-6511
5. W. Kelly Puls, Partner Puls Haney Lyster PLLC Fort Worth, Texas 817-338-1717