Robert D Jacobson

Robert D Jacobson

Forensic Photography Videography
2719 3rd Ave.
San Diego , CA 92103
Mobile: 858-922-9961
Office: 858-922-9961

Introduction

Bob is a forensic photographer & videographer and expert witness who shoots demonstrative evidence for civil, criminal, insurance and construction litigation. He is also an expert in image enhancement and analysis. He is hired by attorneys, insurance companies, governmental agencies, engineers, consultants, property owners and contractors. His services include enhancement of images received from clients using protocols that are accepted by civil and criminal courts. He has been designated as an expert witness for deposition and trial. His cases involve personal injury & mass torts, documentation of scars, injuries, accidents, transportation and injury scenes, construction defect and inspections. He also shoots night, aerial, low light, close up and high dynamic range photography and videography.


Areas of Expertise

  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Aerial Photography
  • Burn Injury
  • Bus & Truck Safety/Accident
  • Construction Site
  • Information Technology
  • Lighting & Illumination
  • Personal Injury
  • Photography
  • Products Liability
  • Roofing
  • Slip, Trip & Fall
  • Technology
  • Video
  • Visibility

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Certified Instructor: Mandatory Continuing Legal Education in the State of California (Subject: Using Photography and Videography for Demonstrative Evidence
Qualified photography expert for deposition and trial.
Epic Certified Evidence Photographer. (Epic Organization was disbanded in 2014)
Private Pilot's License
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Sociology and Communications
Certified First-Aid Instructor
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Forensic Expert Witness Association
International Association of Identification
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: I teach Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Workshops for Attorney's Offices, Public Defenders Offices and Government Legal Offices.
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: More than a dozen
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Forensic Photography, Image Analysis, Image Enhancement, Video Analysis, Vehicle Accident Photography and Videography, Property Damage Photography and Videography, Demonstrative Evidence Photography and Videography, Wrongful Death Photography and Videography, Investigative Photography and Videography, Construction Defect Photography and Videography, Preconstruction Photography and Videography, Medical Malpractice Photography and Videography, Personal Injury Photography and Videography, Criminal Defense Photography and Videography, Insurance Defense Photography and Videography, Aerial Photography and Videography, Product Liability Photography and Videography, Day In The Life Photography And Videography, Close-Up and Macro Photography and Videography, Low Light and Nighttime Photography and Videography, Scar Photography.
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: Five
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: 2016
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Four
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Three
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Eight
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Forensic Photography, Image Analysis, Image Enhancement, Video Analysis, Vehicle Accident Photography and Videography, Property Damage Photography and Videography, Demonstrative Evidence Photography and Videography, Wrongful Death Photography and Videography, Investigative Photography and Videography, Construction Defect Photography and Videography, Preconstruction Photography and Videography, Medical Malpractice Photography and Videography, Personal Injury Photography and Videography, Criminal Defense Photography and Videography, Insurance Defense Photography and Videography, Aerial Photography and Videography, Product Liability Photography and Videography, Day In The Life Photography And Videography, Close-Up and Macro Photography and Videography, Low Light and Nighttime Photography and Videography, Scar Photography.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $200
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $200
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $250
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $250
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: All incurred fees including travel and expenses billed at cost.

References

Brett Schreiber Esq.
Thorsness Bartolotta and McGuire
2550 Fifth Ave. Suite 1100
San Diego, CA 92103
619-236-9363
Schreiber@tbmlawyers.com

Gabe Wright Esq.
Hahn Loeser
600 West Broadway Suite 1500
San DIego, CA 92101
619-810-4300
gwright@hahnlaw.com