Participating in the litigation process, as a forensic witness or as the officer/representative of a party increasingly is a potential responsibility of engineers. Judge Dave Flanagan, PE, offers advice for engineers based upon 42 years of experience as a trial attorney and circuit court judge.
Greater understanding of the litigation process
Cautionary examples of potential errors
Preparation to be an effective witness.
Judge Dave Flanagan
Judge Flanagan graduated from the Missouri School of Mines, Rolla, Missouri, BSCE, 1967. He served as the Diving Officer, underwater construction, in US Navy Amphibious Construction Battallion One, 1969-1971, He earned his PE registration in Wisconsin, 1972. He served as a trial attorney for the Wisconsin Attorney General, 1975-1999, with a focus on construction litigation, products liability and medical m alpractice. He served as a circuit court judge in Dane County, Wisconsin, 1999-2016.