Thomas E. Johnson, P. E.

Mr. Thomas E. Johnson, P. E.

Railroad & Metallurgical Engineering, Inc.
4701 40th Lane
St. Louis Park , MN 55416
Mobile: 952-920-5204
Office: 952-920-5204

Introduction

My engineering consulting practice is focused on the following areas: Railroad Accident Reconstruction and litigation, Metallurgical Engineering/Failure Analysis, Railroad Engineering, new product development and Product Liability Litigation.


Areas of Expertise

  • Accident Investigation
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Black Box/Data Recorder
  • Design Engineering
  • Materials
  • Metallurgy
  • Products Liability
  • Railroad

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Thomas E. Johnson, P. E. has a Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (P. E.), ACTAR certified (ACTAR #1517), OSHA certified, and Hazwoper training certified.
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE-033313E), (1984 – Present)
• Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers (1997 – Present)
• National Society of Professional Engineers (1997 – Present)
• Certified Accident Reconstructionist (2004 – Present)
• Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR # 1517)
• Adjunct Faculty, Material Science, Gannon University (1983-1993)
• American Society for Metals (ASM) (1978-present)
• American Foundry Society (AFS) (1997 – Present)
• Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) (1994 – Present)
• Certified OSHA General Industry Regulations (2011 – Present)
• Adjunct Faculty, University of Wisconsin – Madison (2008 – 2009)
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: I was an adjunct faculty professor at Gannon University in Erie, PA from 1983-1993 and taught introduction to Material's Science in Gannon's Engineering department. I was an adjunct faculty at the University of Wisconsin for their railroad operations class in 2009-2010. I taught metallurgical lab classes at St. Paul Technical Vocational Institute.
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: Over 240 legal cases
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Metallurgical Engineering & Failure Analysis, Railroad Engineering, Expert Witness – Railroad & Product Liability Litigation, Locomotive and Rail car Equipment & Operation Analysis, Railcar and Equipment Loading, Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR Certified), OSHA Regulations (OSHA Certified), Locomotive Event Recorder Download Analysis, Crude by Rail- Derailment Investigation & DOT 111 Tank Car Design, Diesel Engine Design and Re-manufacturing- Component Failure Analysis, Diesel Locomotive Fuel Consumption Analysis, Brake Design and Analysis, Train Derailment Analysis, Product Liability, New Product Development
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 75%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 25%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: I have had my deposition taken 40 times as of 7/1/2017
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: September, 2016
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Numerous times besides actually testifying 9 times.
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: I have actually testified in court 9 times.
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 20 years.
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Engineering consulting, site inspections, equipment inspections, metallurgical lab work with MEE in Minnesota, report writing, deposition and court room testifying.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $350/hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $350/hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $350/hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $350/hour
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: All reasonable travel expenses reimbursed at cost. Administrative fee of 15% on all outside lab and other expert consulting fees. Mileage fees at current IRS rates.

References

References upon request.