Expert Witness

CourtroomAn expert witness is defined as “someone who is permitted to testify at a trial because of special knowledge or proficiency in a particular field that is relevant to the case.”  We believe an expert needs to do more than just testify.  A good expert will educate counsel on all facets of the investigation.  The expert’s job is to provide an unbiased opinion of the events even when unfavorable to the side that he or she represents, allowing counsel to make the best decision for his/her client.

Niebuhr Metallurgical Engineering has been helping attorneys since 2003, when Dr. Niebuhr testified in his first case involving a triple vehicular homicide resulting from a horse ejected from its trailer.  A key element of this case was the condition of the horse trailer prior to the night of the collision and whether is was reasonable to haul 2000 lbs of livestock given the trailer’s age and state of disrepair.

Since then, Dr. Niebuhr has worked on dozens of cases in a wide cross section of industries.  Most of our cases have settled before litigation was necessary.   When early compromise was not achieved we have been called upon to testify in both federal and state court in both criminal and civil matters.

Please contact us to discuss the details of your case.  All discussions are confidential and we ultimately want you to find the best expert for your case, so if we can’t help you we will provide a referral to someone who can.

For detailed examples of some of our past cases please click here.


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“NME has saved us hundreds of thousands of dollars over the past 7 years. They have helped to improve our products, streamline manufacture and even improve customer relations by providing technical support for using our products in corrosive environments.”

Dan McNamara, President /Owner

Quiedan Corp.

“As a fast paced manufacturing business we must deal with a wide variety of materials challenges. We appreciate having NME available to help when specialized metallurgical knowledge is required. We know NME will provide a solution in a timely manner and at a fair price.”

Atlas Copco Mafi-Trench Co.

“We first retained NME in 2008 when our company was small and we had limited resources. Their help was invaluable in selecting, testing and sourcing the appropriate materials for our product. 6+ years later we are still relying on their advice as we bring our products to market.”

Steve Herbruck, CEO

GoTek Energy

“We have worked with numerous expert witnesses, but Dr. Niebuhr is heads above the competition for his focus on details and his ability to explain abstract concepts in everyday vernacular.”

Jeff Temple

Product Liability Attorney

After an employee was severely injured by an escaped liquid, we hired NME to determine the cause and origin of the leakage and what break down in procedures may have occurred to allow this accident. We were very impressed by Dr. Niebuhr’s level of professionalism, attention to detail and clear explanation of the issues at hand. I would hire his firm again in the future.”

Cal Branton, Attorney

Hellmuth & Johnson , PLLC

"Our case required several experts from different fields. We appreciated how seamlessly Dr. Niebuhr collaborated with the other experts to formulate a cohesive narrative of the events. The product was a clear description that the Jury could absorb and understand."

Milo W. Lundblad, Partner

Brustin & Lundblad, Ltd.

"Dr. Niebuhr always takes care of his clients, having worked on several cases with him, I am always impressed by his willingness to go above and beyond to ensure he has done everything he can to help."

Randy Perlman, Attorney

Charmasson, Buchaca & Leach, LLP