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Work History


Legal Work History

Cases in which I  have testified as an expert (at trial or by deposition) within the preceding ten years.

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January 5, 2000:  Mervyn B. Stayton, Plaintiff, vs. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, Sauce Bros. Ocean Towing Co., Inc., et. al.; Defendants. Deposed, working as an expert on behalf of Cox, Wootton, Griffin & Hansen, LLP, representing Sauce Bros. Ocean Towing Co. Inc., Defendants. Case No. NC022864 Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, Southern District.

February 11, 2000:  Jamey H. Sherfy, Plaintiff, vs. Barge Marine Horizon, No 651632, in rem; Tug Marin Twilight, No. 614861, in rem; Sea-Land Service, Inc. in personam and Gary Winston individually and in personam, Defendants. Deposed working as an expert on behalf of Brodsky, Baskin and Miller Inc. representing the plaintiff. Case No. C-98-4582 MJJ (ARB).

April 10, 2000:  Lonnie Reed, Plaintiff vs. National Liberty Ship Memorial Incorporated, et al., Defendants. Deposed working as an expert on behalf of Lonnie Reed. Superior Court Case Number 303991.

April 12, 2000:  People vs. Donald G. Ortiz. Testified at trial as an expert on behalf of the defendant. Napa, California Court.

October 27, 2000:  Clifford vs. The National Liberty Ship Memorial, SS Jeremiah O'Brien.  Deposed working as an expert on behalf of the National Liberty Ship Memorial.  San Francisco Superior Court Case no. 301570.

March 8, 2001:  IMU/CU and Hughes vs. A. Aarins' Furnace. Deposed working as an expert for Cox, Wootton, Griffin & Hansen, LLP representing IMU/CU and Hughes. Court Case no. SC 056690 in Los Angeles, CA.

August 30, 2001:  Diana J. Kaul vs. Cash Investment Group, Inc. et. al.  Deposed working as an expert for Richard Diestel of Bledsoe, Cathcart, Diestel & Pedersen, LLP on behalf of Raymond M. Barnds defendant.  U.S. District Court Northern District of California, San Francisco Division No. C00-0665-MJJ

February 27, 2002:  Larry Edgell vs. American Ship Management. Deposed working as an expert for Terence Cox of Cox, Wootton, Griffin, Hansen & Poulos, LLP on behalf of ASM, defendant. Superior Court of the State of California, in and for the County of San Francisco. No. C00-02549 SI ARB.

March 7, 2002:  Larry Edgell vs. American Ship Management. Testified at trial working as an expert for Terence Cox of Cox, Wootton, Griffin, Hansen & Poulos, LLP on behalf of ASM, defendant. Superior Court of the State of California, in and for the County of San Francisco. No. C00-02549 SI ARB.

June 21, 2002:  Thomas Fitzgibbons vs. The Fish Hookers, Diana Canevaro; Barry Canevaro; Sport Craft.  Deposed working as an expert for Charles O. Geerhart of Paoli & Geerhart, LLP. on behalf of Mr. Fitzgibbons, plaintiff.  Superior Court of California, County of Alameda Case No. 840478-5.

February 26, 2003:  Michael Doyle vs. S/R Maritime Inc. Deposed working as an expert for Rex Clack of Sterling & Clack on behalf of S/R Maritime Inc. defendant. Case Number 323930.

April 7, 2003: O'Brien vs. Krantz, et al. Deposed working as an expert for Sharon Hightower of Ericksen, Arbuthnot, Kilduff, Day & Lindstrom, Inc. on behalf of Brian J. Krantz, defendant. Superior Court of California, County of Monterey, Case Number M 54516.

April 8, 2003:  Samonte vs. San Francisco Bay Concessionaires, et. al. Deposed working as an expert for Eugene Brodsky of Brodsky, Baskin & Miller, Inc. on behalf of Genevieve Samonte, plaintiff. U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, Case Number CIV. S-02-777 EJG/PAN.

July 8, 2003:  Orson Larsen vs. Matson navigation Co. Testified in court for Robert J. Finan on behalf of the defendant Matson Navigation Co. Superior Court of California, City and County San Francisco, Case No. CGC-02-406425.

October 6, 2003:  Schulz vs. Volvo Penta of the Americas, Inc. Deposed working as an expert for Sean P. Conboy of Carroll, Burdick & McDonough LLP on behalf of Volvo Penta, defendant.  Superior Court of California, City of San Jose Case No. CV798970.

October 22, 2003:  Schulz vs. Volvo Penta of the Americas, Inc. Testified as an expert for Sean P. Conboy of Carroll, Burdick & McDonough LLP on behalf of Volvo Penta, defendant.  Superior Court of  California, City of San Jose Case No. CV798970.

November 3, 2003:  Jan L. Green vs. Compass Rose Yacht Charters.  Deposed working as an expert for Eugene A. Brodsky of Brodsky, Baskin & Miller, Inc. on behalf of Jan Green, plaintiff.  Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Francisco, Case No. CGC-02-414716. 

November 4, 2003:  Zygaj vs. San Francisco Bar Pilots.  Testified as an expert for Jeffrey R. Walsh Esq. on behalf of Mr. Zygaj, plaintiff.  Testimony given before Arbitrator John Kagel.

January 22, 2004:  Pomeroy Corporation Plaintiff for Exoneration From or Limitation of Liability.  Deposed working as an expert for Richard Wootton of Cox, Wootton, Griffin, Hansen & Poulos, LLP on behalf of Pomeroy Corporation.  United States District Court, Northern District of California, San Francisco Division; Case No. C02-5575 TEH.

February 19, 2004:  Pomeroy Corporation Plaintiff for Exoneration From or Limitation of Liability.  Testified in court working as an expert for Richard Wootton of Cox, Wootton, Griffin, Hansen & Poulos, LLP on behalf of Pomeroy Corporation.  United States District Court, Northern District of California, San Francisco Division; Case No. C02-5575 TEH. 

April 5, 2004:  Robert Wickersham vs. Manson Construction Co. et al.  Deposed working as an expert for Richard Wootton of Cox, Wootton, Griffin, Hansen & Poulos, LLP on behalf of Manson Construction Co.  United States District Court Central District of California; Case No. SACV 02-1006 GLT.

May 25, 2004:  Robert Wickersham vs. Manson Construction Co. et al.  Testified working as an expert for Richard Wootton of Cox, Wootton, Griffin, Hansen & Poulos, LLP on behalf of Manson Construction Co.  United States District Court Central District of California; Case No. SACV 02-1006 GLT.

November 30, 2004:  Cristin Luttazi vs. Jeannie Somsen, Roger P. Soell et al.  Deposed working as an expert for Thomas J. Brandi of The Brandi Law Firm on behalf of the plaintiff, Cristin Luttazi.  Superior Court of the State of California in the county of Contra Costa, Case No. C0301940. 

January 6, 2005:  James Swieton vs. Michael Apke.  Deposed working as an expert for Jon Yambert of Chilton, Yambert, Porter & Young, LLP, on behalf of the defendant, Michael Apke.  Cook County No. 02 L 004693.

April 11, 2006:  Mark Hamerdinger DBA Black Mariah Diving / Towing vs. Pennisi Brothers, Inc. and F/V Irene’s Way.  Testified in court as an expert for Ron Losch of Losch & Ehrlich Attorneys at Law, on behalf of the plaintiff Mark Hamerdinger.  U.S. District Court of Northern District of California No C 04-05490 CRB ARB. 

February 21, 2007: Jesus Pilare vs. Matson Navigation Co. Testified in court as an expert in a hearing before the judge regarding interpretation of regulations for a court ruling on applicability of certain Coast Guard regulations. Testified on behalf of Matson for Robert J. Finan., attorney representing Matson Navigation. United States District Court, Northern District of California, Case No C 06-00023 WA.

March 16, 2007: Jeffery L. Luque vs. United States, N.D. Calif., Case No. 05-2471 JSW.  Deposed as an expert on behalf of plaintiff working for Kurt Micklow of Banning, Micklow & Bull LLP.

June 25, 2007: Almanza vs. Sea River Maritime, Inc., SFSC Case No.: CGC-05-445773.  Testified in court as an expert on behalf of defendant Sea River Maritime for Rex Clack of Sterling and Clack Attorneys at Law.

November 5, 2007:  Johnson v. Carnival, Case No. 07-21047-Civ-Ungaro-Benages/O’sullivan.  Testified in deposition as an expert on behalf of defendant Carnival for Leah H. Martinez of Mase & Lara Attorneys at Law, 80 SW Eighth Street, Suite 2700, Miami, Florida.

December 6, 2007:  Bacon v. Westar Marine Services, SFSC Case No.: CGC-06-450013. Testified in deposition as an expert on behalf of defendant Westar Marine Services for David E. Russo of Sterling & Clack, Attorneys at Law, 101 Howard St., Suite 400, San Francisco, CA.

February 26, 2008 & March 13, 2008:  Beth Diaz vs. Robert P. Allen Defendant in the Circuit Court Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Lake County, Illinois No. 06 L 501.  Testified in deposition and then at trial as an expert on behalf of Defendant for Jon Yambert of Chilton Yambert Porter & Young, LLP, 150 South Wacker Drive, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60606. 

December 16, 2008 & January 30, 2009: Margaret McDonald vs. Blue and Gold Fleet et. al. Superior Court of the State of California City & County of San Francisco; Case No.: CGC 07 466927.  Testified in deposition and at trial as an expert on behalf of defendant Blue and Gold Fleet for James J. Tamulski of Emard, Danoff, Port, Tamulski & Paetzold, LLP. 49 Stevenson Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, CA 94105

February 12, April 30, May 7, 2009:  Alan Carpenter & Tracy Ragsdale vs. Tug Michael Uhl and Maritime Logistics, et al. United States District Court Southern District of California Case No. 07 CV 0166.  Testified in deposition and at trial on behalf of plaintiff Alan Carpenter for Robert Wolfe of Engstrom, Lipscomb & Lack, 10100 Santa Monica Blvd, 16th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90067. 

September 15, 2009:  Constance Picchi et. al. vs. Westar Marine Services, Superior Court of California Case No. CGC-06-459149.  Testified in deposition on behalf of defendant Westar Marine Services for attorney Richard Wootton of Cox, Wootton, Griffin, Hansen & Poulos, LLP, 190 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105.  

March 11, 2010:  James Chizmar Jr. vs. Malpaso Productions et.al. Case No. VC 050180.  Testified in deposition on behalf of defendant Malpaso productions for attorney Terrance Cox of Cox, Wootton, Griffin, Hansen & Poulos LLP. 190 the Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105.

May 25, 2010:  Leon Manderson vs. Chet Morrison Contractors Inc. United States District Court Western District of Louisiana, Lafayette Division case 6:08-CV-881.  Testified at trial on behalf of defendant Chet Morrison Contractors working for attorney Lawrence R. Plunkett, Jr., Reich, Album & Plunkett, LLC, Two Lakeway Center, Suite 1000, 3850 N. Causeway Blvd, Metairie, LA 70002.

September, 26, 2012: Aramark Sports and Entertainment Services, case 2:09-cv-00637-TC.  Testified at deposition on behalf of defendant Aramark working for attorney Terence S. Cox of Cox, Wootton, Griffin, Hansen & Poulos, LLP, 190 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105.

March 10, 2014: Aramark Sports and Entertainment Services, case 2:09-cv-00637-TC.  Testified at trial Salt Lake City, UT, on behalf of defendant Aramark working for attorney Terence S. Cox of Cox, Wootton, Griffin, Hansen & Poulos, LLP, 190 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105.

April 15, 2014:  People vs. Phillip G. Larson.  Testified at trial in Redwood City, CA on behalf of defendant Phillip Larson working for attorney George Eshoo, 702 Marshall St., Redwood City, CA 94063

July 9, 2014:  Mary Ghai & Keit Troung vs. Phillip G. Larson; Case No. CIV 507737 & CIV 510493.  Testified at deposition on behalf of defendant Phillip Larson working for attorney Mitchell S. Griffin, of Cox, Wootton, Lerner, Griffin, Hansen & Poulos, LLP, 190 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105.  

April 10, 2015:  Renee Kaye and Scott Kaye vs. Seaforth Sprotfishing Corp et al; Case No. 14-CV-1375-GPC-BGS.  Testified at deposition on behalf of defendant Seaforth Sportfishing working for attorney Russell P. Brown, of Gordon & Rees LLP 101 W. Broadway Suite 2000, San Diego, CA 92101. 

May 8, 2015:  Holzhhauer v. Rhoades, Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District et. al. United States District Court Northern District of California Case No. 3:13-cv-02862-JST.  Testified at deposition on behalf of defendant Golden Gate Bridge District working for David Russo of Sterling, Clack and Russo, 601 Van Ness Ave., Suite 2018, San Francisco, CA 94102

June 24, 2015:  Jason Fields vs. Titan Marine; Pacific Hospitality Group et. al.; Workers' Compensation Appeals Board State of California, Case No.: ADJ738683. Testified at deposition on behalf of Applicant Jason Fields, working for attorney John G. Kiwan, Esq., Law Offices of John G. Kiwan, 7840 Mission Center Court, Suite 104, San Diego, CA 92108.

April 25, 2016:  Holzhhauer v. Rhoades, Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District et. al. United States District Court Northern District of California Case No. 3:13-cv-02862-JST.  Testified at trial on behalf of defendant Golden Gate Bridge District working for David Russo of Sterling, Clack and Russo, 601 Van Ness Ave., Suite 2018, San Francisco, CA 94102