Mr. Lawrence M. Levine, P.E.

Consulting Engineers Accident Reconstruction
PO Box 2351
Malta , NY 12020
Mobile: 518-522-5283
Office: 518-583-1296
Fax: 518-460-1415
Introduction

Mr. Levine is a Professional Engineer in NY and NJ in private consulting practice since 1983. He has worked in the field of Traffic, Highway and Civil Engineering since 1970. He has a BSCE from Michigan State University and a MSTE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Mr. Levine also has extensive training and background in Accident Reconstruction including computer application for court work. He has been accepted as an expert in Federal, State Court of Claims and Supreme Courts throughout NY and has worked in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Vermont, Maryland, Pennsylvania and elsewhere in the US.

Mr. Levine works very closely with both plaintiff and defendant attorneys in assisting both before and during trial. He regularly works for the NYS Attorneys General Offices, The NYS Thruway Authority; Erie, Niagara, Westchester, and other counties in NY. He also works for Plaintiff and Defense firms.

Mr. Levine provides a complete range of Accident Reconstruction Presentations using Computer Animation, Stop-motion Animation, Accident site and vehicle physical modeling, Proximate Causation of Injuries and Expert Court Presentations in association with RSL Presentation Consultants. References and resumes are available on request.

For Demonstrative Evidence/Exhibits information specializing in trial exhibit designs, visual court aids including scale models, labeled and enhanced photographs, slideshows, labeled diagrams, digital drawings, and accurate visuals, please visit https://www.rslevine.com


Areas of Expertise
  • Accident Investigation
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Admiralty & Maritime
  • Alcohol
  • Automotive
  • Biomechanics
  • Black Box/Data Recorder
  • Bus & Truck Safety/Accident
  • Child Safety
  • Demonstrative Evidence/Exhibits
  • Driver Behavior
  • Electrical
  • Forklifts
  • Human Factors
  • Ladders & Scaffolds
  • Lighting & Illumination
  • Mapping & Surveying
  • Metallurgy
  • Motorcycles
  • Occupational Medicine
  • OSHA
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Railroad
  • Seat Belts & Air Bags
  • Slip, Trip & Fall
  • Traffic/Highway Safety
  • Visibility
  • Wrongful Death

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: BS Civil Engineering Michigan State University, MSTE with full Highway Scholarship from RPI (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), NYS and NJ Professional Engineer Licenses, NYSTARS, ITE, and many other Accident Reconstruction Certifications.
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) Lifetime Achievement Award and Membership, ITE (Institute of Transportation Engineers) Fellow, President Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society, NYSTARS (New York State Traffic Accident Reconstruction Specialists and other Reconstruction certifications, NY Society of Professional Engineers, NBI National Business Institute Regular Presenter, SAE Society of Automotive Engineers and others.
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Taught Highway/Surveying/Economics at MSU, taught Traffic Safety and Highway Engineering RPI, NYSTARS and MAPAI Accident Reconstruction Courses, NYS OGS (Office of General Services) created Textbook and Course for Thruway and NYSDOT Accident Investigators re Accident Investigation and Reconstruction, NBI National Business Institute created textbook and courses for Slip and Fall, Traffic Accident Reconstruction, ITE (Institute of Transportation Engineers) wrote chapter "How to be an Expert Witness" in ITE Expert Witness Manual, For Maryland DOT wrote Software and Manuals and taught courses for "Design/Check programs" for "Overhead Sign Structures", "Span Wire Traffic Signal Structures," "Mast Arm Traffic Signal Structures." and other. Large Statewide Investigation to provide "Review and Critique of NYSDOT Snow and Ice Maintenance with emphasis on changeover to One Person Plowing, and Plow Truck Operations and Maintenance for NYSDOT" including Teaching how to improve the Operations and Planning to stop plow spin out accidents.
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: 100s of times for both plaintiff and defense.
I have worked as Highway/Traffic Engineer and Accident Reconstruction consultant for NYSDOT and the NYS Attorney General Offices and the NYS Thruway Authority for decades. I have testified in Court of Claims all over for defense and plaintiff cases including (Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, Utica, Binghamton, etc.).
I have worked as Highway/Traffic Engineer and Accident Reconstruction consultant for many of the Counties, Cities and Towns throughout New York State for decades. I have testified in Supreme Courts all over NYS for defense and plaintiff cases including Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, Utica, Binghamton, Niagara, Chautauqua, Monroe, Westchester, NYC, Long Island, Plattsburg, etc.).
I have worked as Highway/Traffic Engineer and Accident Reconstruction consultant for Insurance Companies and for Plaintiff firms for decades. I have testified in Federal Courts, Court of Claims and Supreme courts all over New York State both for defense and plaintiff cases (including Travellers, AIG, State Farm, Allstate, Finkelstein & Partners, Levene Goulden and Thompson, and many others.) See Resume for specific Cases and Clients or reference cases in Nexus Lexus or through NYSDOL Court of Claims written decisions or Trial Lawyers.
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Traffic Engineering, Highway Engineering, Design, Construction and Maintenance of Highways, Bridges, Buildings, Safety Appurtenances like Guide railing, Lighting, Bridge rail, Railroad Engineering and Operations, Signal systems and Sign Structures, Accident Investigation and Accident Reconstruction. Also Roundabouts, Pedestrian and Bicycle design construction and maintenance of facilities including parks, Toll Plaza, Rest area, Mountain, Snow and Ice Maintenance and Design.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: About 50% since I first started to testify in 1984 (first case was for the NYSDOL Schoharie Bridge collapse). From 1975 through 1983, I investigated and reconstructed highway and traffic related cases, but did not testify.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: About 50% since I first started to testify in 1984 (first case was for the NYSDOL Schoharie Bridge collapse). From 1975 through 1983, I investigated and reconstructed highway and traffic related cases, but did not testify.
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Twice in person and once virtually.
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: At least 5 years ago.
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Hundreds.
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: I have testified hundreds of times in the Court of Claims, Federal Court, State Supreme Courts, and arbitrations since 1983 for Defense and Plaintiff's side.
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: From 1975 through 1983, I investigated and reconstructed accidents and construction incidents while working as Project Engineer on physical construction or Traffic Projects for Wallace Champagne Associates, Greenman Pedersen Associates and then Champagne Associates. In December 1983 I formed my own firm Lawrence M. Levine PE PLLC and continued as Project Engineer on actual field projects, but started to do accident investigation and reconstruction and I began to Testify.
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: All services related to Accident Investigation and Accident Reconstruction, create court affidavits, Expert Witness Responses, Expert Reports of findings, observations, conclusions and Opinions based upon the evidence and also research using my own extensive in house library and on-line Highway and Traffic standards, state of the art, historical standards and practices, Review of Planning, Design, Construction, Maintenance practices etc.
I also work with RSL Consulting to prepare Precision Scale Models, Stop-motion animation, 2D and 3D Computer Animation and Simulations, and all manner of Court Presentation Aids to the Court, Exhibits, Illustrations, Plans. You can view examples of her work at www.rslevine.com.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: For all inquiries relating to Accident Investigation/Reconstruction, Professional Expert Witness Testimony, Highway & Traffic Engineering, and Design, Construction & Maintenance, call 518-522-5283 or email llevinepe@gmail.com for a consultation and for details about fee schedule and retainer agreements.

For inquiries relating to trial exhibit design, including but not limited to physical models, reconstructions, drawings, and other presentations you can contact RSL Consulting at trialexhibitdesigns@gmail.com or on their website, www.rslevine.com.


References

Theodore Friedman, Esq.
Ben Meyers, Esq.
52 Duane Street 7th Flr
NY, NY 10007
917-639-3910
Ben.meyers.esq@gmail.com
thfesq@gmail.com

Luiggi Izzo, Esq. Senior Partner
Bergman & Bergman PA
PO Box 272789
Boca Raton, Florida 33431
917-659-2627
lizzo@thebermanlawgroup.com

More references can be supplied on request
including for specific types of matters.