Matthew McGarrity, MPH

Matthew McGarrity, MPH

Cora Consulting
59 Rugby Road
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
Office: 973-650-8124

Matthew is a consumer product safety expert with nearly 15 years’ experience in the testing, inspection, and certification industry. He is U.S., Canadian, and EU regulatory expert. Managed the technical competency network for a leading laboratory, overseeing 1000’s of consumer product, PPE and medical device tests. Matthew continues to guide retailers/manufacturers refine QA programs and adopt industry best practices. Matthew is a member of industry standards committees, leveraging safety standard knowledge as an expert witness. He is proficient in quantitative techniques, like Fault Tree Analysis and Root Cause Analysis. Holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) focusing on Environmental Health Science (EHS) and Epidemiology.

Areas of Expertise
  • Apparel & Textile Industry
  • Child Safety
  • Consumer Products
  • Failure Analysis
  • Fitness Equipment
  • Human Factors
  • Packaging
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Safety Equipment

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Master of Public Health (MPH), areas of focus: Applied Analytic Methods of Epidemiology and Environmental Health Science (EHS)
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Subcommittee F23.40 – PPE, Committee F15 – Consumer Products, Subcommittee F42 – Furniture Safety, Committee E11 - Quality and Statistics, Committee F23 – Biological, Committee F40 – Declarable Substances, American Public Health Association.
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Over 20 webinars discussing product safety. Several webinars focusing on key areas such consumer products, medical devices, and personal protective equipment, importance of product safety standards and product safety best practices.
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: 1
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Product safety
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 100
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 1
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: Over 5 years ago.
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 1
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 1
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 1
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Product safety consulting, laboratory report review (e.g., were the correct tests performed, were the performed correctly), expert witness report, expert witness review/rebuttal.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $350
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $350
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $350
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $350
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel fees, at cost.


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