Mr. Spiegler has more than 48 years of
proven experience in providing expertise across a broad spectrum of activities
involving meteorology, climatology, and the environment. Since the 1980s, he
has provided expert analysis for more than 50 law firms and insurance companies
on weather related legal and/or insurance claims. Mr. Spiegler has worked on
cases in a number of states and has testified in district and superior courts,
at arbitration hearings, and at environmental regulatory hearings. He has always
been found to be qualified by the court.
Cases that Mr. Spiegler has provided
expert services range from slip and fall accidents, to motor vehicle, aircraft,
and boating accidents, wrongful death and homicide, as well as cases for which
damage to – or loss of – property from wind, snow, heavy rain, flooding, and
ocean waves occurred. For many cases, he visited the site of the event and
evaluated the physical and terrain factors. For all cases, he acquired,
analyzed, and interpreted the weather data, reconstructed the weather at the
time and location of the event/incident and/or damage or loss, and provided
expert opinion, and rationale for the opinion, about the impact of the weather
factor on the event.
Mr. Spiegler's other professional
Mr. Spiegler has published
over 75 technical papers and reports. Papers were in professional, peer-reviewed
journals including: Journal of Applied Meteorology, Bulletin of the AMS
and Weatherwise, among others. He also has given numerous presentations
at technical conferences and symposia, and has functioned as a peer reviewer for
Mr. Spiegler has received Bachelor’s and
Master’s degrees in Meteorology from New York University with courses towards a
*To become a Certified Consulting
Meteorologist, one must pass written and oral exams administered by the AMS, and
submit a technical paper authored by the individual. Mr. Spiegler has been a
CCM since 1974 (Certificate #122).
Detailed CVs available upon request.