Provides Opinion & Testimony In:
Accident Cause Reconstruction, Vehicle Accident Cause Reconstruction, Automobiles, Snowmobile Design, Atv Design, Vehicle Crush Analysis, Vehicle Computer Animation, Vehicle Child Restraint, Highway Design Analysis, Vehicle Metallurgical Analysis, Seat Belts, Occupant Kinematics, Traffic Reconstruction, Simulated Accident Reconstruction, Injury Biomechanics, Vehicle Crash Biomechanics, Motorcycle Accident Reconstruction, Commercial Vehicle Accident Reconstruction, Vehicle Commercial, Motorcycle, Vehicle Seat Belt, Child, Pedestrian, Bicycle, Seat Belt Restraint Injury Reconstruction, Child Restraint Injury Reconstruction, Pedestrian Accident Reconstruction, Bicycle Accident Reconstruction,
Expert No. 7 has extensive experience in the field of scientific automobile accident reconstruction and cause analysis. Expert No. 7 has testified as an expert in his field on many occasions in the high courts for both the prosecution and defense in criminal matters as well as civil litigation. Expert No. 7 was one of the first 19 accident reconstruction experts in the nation to successfully complete the professional exam for accident reconstruction and become accredited and certified as an accident reconstruction expert by the National Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction. Expert No. 7 has been featured on television and radio shows for his knowledge of the events surrounding motor vehicle accidents. In addition, Expert No. 7 has been a guest speaker at seminars and dinners sponsored by the legal profession, law enforcement agencies, and insurance claims professions. Expert No. 7 frequently performs research and technical testing of equipment and methods related to the profession of automobile accident reconstruction.
Expert No. 7 has also taught for the University of North Florida in the field of scientific automobile accident reconstruction. He has performed accident reconstruction and analysis for a wide variety of clients, including but not limited to the following:
-United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Department of the Interior, New York State Police, U.S. Parks Service, Yellowstone National Park, WY, New York State Attorney Generals Office, New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority, New Jersey Transit Corporation, New Jersey State Attorney General’s Office, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, & Historic Preservation, Metro-North Transit Corporation, Unites States Air Force, Legal Division, State of Alaska, Laidlaw Transit Company, Ontario Provincial Police Department, Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation, John Deere Corporation, Milwaukee, WI, Jefferson County Department of Risk Management, Erie County Department of Law, New York State Thruway Authority, New York State Police Forensic Laboratory, Arctic Cat Corporation, Scott County Snow Seekers Snowmobile Corp., District Attorney’s Office, County of Orange, NY, District Attorney’s Office, County of Dutchess, NY, District Attorney’s Office, County of Ulster, NY, District Attorneys Office, County of Monroe, NY, District Attorneys Office, County of Hamilton, NY, District Attorney’s Office, County of Queens, NY, District Attorney’s Office, City of Philadelphia, PA, Florida State Prosecutor’s Office, Rhode Island Transit Authority, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin Attorney Generals Office, Texaco Oil Company, International Engineering & Manufacturing, Inc., J. B. Hunt Transport, Inc., Peter Pan Bus Lines, Federal Express, United Parcel Service, Anheuser-Busch, Inc., ABC Eyewitness News, Family Court, County of Orange,
New York, Medical Examiner’s Office, County of Ulster, NY, Budget Rent-a-Car, Avis Car Rentals, TRUCK I Transport, Co., Delaware Department of Justice, Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation, New York Telephone Company, Other Accident
Reconstruction Firms, Numerous Personal Injury Law Firms, Numerous Defense Law Firms, Numerous General Practice Law Firms, Many Insurance Claims Offices, Many Municipal Police Departments
Certified and accredited as an expert in Traffic Accident Reconstruction by the National Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction. (Accreditation #54 – May 1992)
Former Instructor, Traffic Dept., Institute of Police Technology and Management, University of North Florida
Graduate, Traffic Accident Reconstruction Program, Institute of Police Technology and Management, University of North Florida (1987)
Graduate, Computer Simulated Accident Reconstruction, The Traffic Institute, NW University (1988)
Graduate, Injury and Crash Biomechanics, Texas A & M University (1994)
Graduate, Motorcycle Accident Reconstruction and Investigation, Institute of Police Management, University of North Florida (1988)
Graduate, Commercial Vehicle Accident Reconstruction and Investigation, Institute of Police Technology and Management, University of North Florida (1988)
Graduate, Seat Belt and Child Restraint Injury Reconstruction, Institute of Police Technology and Management, University of North Florida (1987)
Graduate, Pedestrian/Bicycle Accident Reconstruction Program, Texas A & M University (1993)
Associate’s Degree, Engineering Technology, Ulster County Community College, New York (1981)
Associate’s Degree, Criminal Justice, Ulster County Community College, New York (1975)
Technical Advisor & Design of Technical Portions of New York State’s Adult Snowmobile Education Program in Conjunction with the NYS Department of Parks, Recreation & Historical Preservation
Certified Snowmobile Safety Instructor, State of New York
Member, International Association of Accident Reconstruction Specialists
Member, National Forensic Center
Member, National Association of Traffic Accident Reconstructionists and Investigators
Past Member, Board of Directors, National Assoc. of Traffic Accident Reconstructionists & Investigators
Committee Member, Research/Testing and Evaluation Committee, National Assoc. of Traffic Accident Reconstructionists and Investigators
Committee Member, Ethics, National Association of Traffic Accident Reconstructionists & Investigators
Board Certified Forensic Examiner, The American Board of Forensic Examiners
“Diplomate”, The American Board of Forensic Examiners
“Fellow of the College”, The American Board of Forensic Examiners
Member, National Association of Professional Accident Reconstructionists
Member, New York Statewide Traffic Accident Reconstruction Society Inc.
Member, Maryland Association of Accident Reconstructionists
Member, American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers
Member, Society of Automotive Engineers
Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Member, New York State Snowmobile Safety Coordinating Group
Member, International Association of Snowmobile Administrators
Reconstructed over 2,500 motor vehicle accidents
Consultant as an Accident Reconstruction Expert for the past fifteen years
Given expert testimony in many grand jury inquiries as a private consultant in scientific automobile accident reconstruction and analysis nationwide
Given expert testimony for the prosecution and defense in both criminal and civil matters
For both criminal and civil matters, has been retained by counsel for both prosecution and defense who shared equally in the payment of our fee and accepted our technical report and expertise.
Has designed and implemented several software systems dealing with the mechanics of vehicle collisions and other technical aspects of motor vehicle accident reconstruction.
Has previous law enforcement training and experience as an investigator in charge of many fatal and serious injury motor vehicle accident investigations.
Retired Police Officer, Town of Rosendale Police Department, Rosendale, New York. (1973-1983)
Has performed diversified realistic testing of friction coefficient and deceleration properties associated with all types of vehicles including passenger cars, tractor trailers, snowmobiles, motorcycles, motor homes, three and four wheeled ATVs, recreational camping trailers, etc.
Consultant to the State of New York Office of Parks, Recreation & Historical Preservation on the design and preparation of “The New York State Trail Design Manual”.
Has experience with aerial photography and application to photogrammetry.
Has designed and implemented numerous computerized court room demonstrative devices.
Guest Speaker, Guest Lecturer & Publications
Available upon request