Matthew J Bunkers

Dr. Matthew J Bunkers

Northern Plains Weather Services
301 Alta Vista Dr.
Rapid City , SD 57701
Mobile: 605-390-7243
Office: 605-390-7243
Introduction

Dr. Bunkers is a certified consulting meteorologist with 27+ years of weather analysis and forecasting experience. His specialties include forensic meteorology, weather and forecasting, radar, satellite, severe storms, rainfall and flooding, winter weather, fire weather, applied climate and meteorology, ag weather, education and training, and technical editing.

Dr. Bunkers has worked on cases involving (i) wind/tornado damage, (ii) hail damage and radar, (iii) climate and ag-weather applications, (iv) rainfall return frequency, (v) snowfall measurements, (vi) severe weather, (vii) cloud cover/moonlight, (vii) slips and falls, (ix) drought and wildfire, and (x) technical review/editing of journal articles. His clients include lawyers and industries of construction, insurance, mining, and power generation.


Areas of Expertise
  • Weather & Meteorology

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM) #731 from the American Meteorological Society (since 2017)
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) (since 1991)
Member of the Association of Certified Meteorologists (since 2018)
Member of the Black Hills Chapter of the AMS (1997–2014, reactivated 2019)
Member of the National Weather Association (since 1994)
Member of the Severe Local Storms Committee of the AMS (2018–2021)
SDSMT Adjunct Research Scientist IV (since 2009)
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: 25-30.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 57%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 43%
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: January 2019.
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Since 2017 as a private consultant.
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting, reports, site inspections, climate/weather event reconstruction, arbitration testimony, deposition testimony, trial preparation, court testimony, and courtroom graphics.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Available upon request.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Available upon request.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Available upon request.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Available upon request.
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Available upon request.


References

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