Please feel free to browse through a partial list of our many referrals and testimonials for Howard Altschule. We have always focussed on hard work, detailed analyses and reports, good customer service and reasonable pricing, and many of our clients appreciate it and like what they get. This is why we get many repeat clients each week and numerous referrals. We hope that these weather expert referrals and Forensic Meteorologist reccommendations help you with your decision to retain us.
Your work on this case was indeed instrumental in obtaining a favorable settlement for my clients after our long seven year legal battle that took us up to the Court of Appeals. Your excellent research, analysis and comprehensive report were most helpful in the formation of my legal theories of liability. Having you present in the courthouse today, prepared and ready to take the witness stand, was certainly a factor in reaching a settlement. I will recommend you highly to fellow trial lawyers , both my bretheran plaintiff's attorneys and my friends in the defense bar, without hesitation.
Michael S., Trial Attorney
|Juries want scientific proof. Good science and meaningful and understandable presentation are essential to presenting any forensic evidence. Howard Altschule and Forensic Weather Consultants provide that service with exceptional diligence and professionalism. In a recent nine year old double homicide case they gave us the proof and showed the jury exactly what it needed to debunk a fantastic story by the now convicted killer. You can’t argue with the weather. In the criminal justice system I believe we will see this proof being presented routinely.
Richard J. McNally, Jr. - District Attorney, (Rensselaer County District Attorney's Office)
|Howard Altschule made a great expert witness in a complex motor vehicle vs. tractor trailer case where the weather played a critical role in understanding the liability aspect of the case. Howard was easy to work with and quite knowledgeable in the area of forensic meteorology. He also adapted well to some unpredictable rulings received from the Court and developed a good rapport with the jury. I would not hesitate to use Howard again in any future trials!
Edward J. Smith III, Partner, Defense Trial Attorney (Smith, Sovik, Kendrick & Sugnet, P.C. - Syracuse, New York)
|Dear Howard: Thanks to the report you prepared in relation to the accumulation of ice and snow in a parking lot in Queens over the course of nine hours, I was able to negotiate a settlement that surprised the hell out of me. I knew the issue of constructive notice would be a problem and feared a defendant's verdict. After jury selection and before opening remarks, I took out your report and highlighted that the controlling data came from you and the weather service and constituted unassailable evidence as to the temperature. Counsel for the commercial tenant insisted that reports from JFK controlled the issue of temperature and not your report. While arguing the point, counsel for the landlord remarked when the court inquired about you "that Howard knows his stuff and is the real deal." I pushed to have you testify and over the course of six long hours both defendants decided to sweeten the pot to induce a settlement. I can't thank you enough for your professionalism and solid reputation. You saved the day from potential disaster.
John Lawrence, Trial Attorney (Law Offices of John Lawrence - Mineola, New York)
|I have found the services of Mr. Altschule and Forensic Weather Consultants to be prompt and thorough. His use of computerized weather data is particularly effective in conveying the disparity of weather conditions frequently encountered in the varied terrain of western Pennsylvania. I would not hesitate to recommend his services, and plan to do so as the need arises in the future.
Stephen Dugas, Defense Attorney (Margolis, Edelstein - Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania)
|Forensic Weather Consultants was quick to respond to my requests for weather data crucial to my case. What was especially helpful was Forensic Weather Consultants' knowledge of the area and the information available to address the issues. Certified Doppler images of the weather conditions at my accident scene were quickly obtained and saved the day for my case. Fees are reasonable for the quality of work, the expert advice and the professionalism provided.
John Nash, Trial Attorney (Sullivan, Papain, Block, McGrath & Cannavo - New York)
|Thanks so much Howard. I will recommend you from now on all weather related cases.
H.Q. Nguyen, Trial Attorney (Law Offices of H.Q. Nguyen - New York, New York)
|Under a very tight time frame, Howard Altschule was able to collect and analyze literally dozens of NWS reports and warnings and offered a qualitative opinion of the storm event, setting it in its proper historical context. I would recomend his services to anyone involved in litigation where weather conditions may have been a factor.
William Hurst, Defense Attorney (Hiscock & Barclay, LLP - Albany, New York)
|Dear Howard, This motion was just recently decided and it was denied in its entirety. Your report and affidavit played a big role in that decision.
Frank Gattuso, Attorney (O'Hara, O'Connell & Ciotoli - Fayettville, New York)
|Good Morning Howard. I am happy to report that the case was able to settle late yesterday evening and, as you know, you played an integral role in the happening of it all. We are indebted to you. Thank you again.
John Bromley, Attorney (The Kaplan/Bond Group - Boston, Massachusetts)