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Do you need an expert witness or consultant regarding any of the following?

Personal injury or wrongful death associated with all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accidents

Personal injury or wrongful death associated with motorcycle dirt bike accidents

Personal injury or wrongful death associated with snowmobile accidents

Personal injury or wrongful death associated with utility vehicle, UTV's & side-by-side vehicle accidents

Personal injury or wrongful death associated with street bike motorcycles.

Standard of care associated with all-terrain-vehicles (ATVs), motorcycle dirt bikes, snowmobiles, utility vehicles, UTV's & side-by-side vehicles

Human factors

OHV competition

Riding skills--motorcycle dirt bikes, ATVs, snowmobiles, UTVs / side-by-sides or motorcycle street bikes

Safety skills

Related accidents or injuries

Multiple use trail design, construction, & maintenance

Accident reconstruction

International race competition

Employee training--safe & efficient operation of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), snowmobiles, motorcycle dirt bikes, utility vehicles, UTV's & side-by-side vehicles on the job.

Our senior instructor, Bill Uhl, has been riding OHVs for over 50 years.  He has been designing, building, and maintaining multiple-use trails (for motorcycle dirt bikes, hiking, bicycles, horses, and llamas) for 18 years. Uhl was an international race competitor for over 28 years and won 6 gold medals for the U.S.  He is the Senior Instructor at OHV Training for OHV rider safety and skill development.  As an expert witness or consultant, Uhl provides the benefit of many years of practical experience and the unique ability to think outside, as well as inside of the box!

Mr. Uhl was recently qualified as an expert in the Superior Court of California.

He was also inducted into the American Motorcyclists Association International Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

The following are sample letters of recommendation from attorneys about Mr. Uhl's services as a consultant and expert witness CLICK HERE TO READ

CASES UHL WORKED ON UP TO 10-10-11

1. Sean Macintosh, Legate and Associates, 150 Dufferin Ave., Ste 302, London, ON N6A5N6

This case was filed in the Superior Court of Justice. The case # is 0101750. This was a motorcycle dirt bike case in which Legate and Associates represented the plaintiff. My related expertise regards the physics of riding, safety, level of rider expertise, and accident reconstruction (what most likely happened on this privately owned riding facility). I have not yet been involved in testifying or a deposition. I wrote a report. This case is still in process.

2. Robert S. Arns, The Arns Firm, San Francisco, CA (415) 495-7800 rsa@arnslaw.com

I do not know what court this case was filed in. The case # is CU-04-000-18. This was an motorcycle (motorcycle park) case in which Arns represented the plaintiff, Michael J. Miller against the State of California. My related expertise regards safety and standard practices for cycle parks. I read depositions and other background information and consulted regarding the direction of the case. I have not yet been involved in testifying or a providing a deposition. I provided an affidavit. The case was lost in summary judgment and is now being appealed.

3. Robert S. Arns, The Arns Firm, San Francisco, CA (415) 495-7800 rsa@arnslaw.com

This was an ATV accident in which my professional opinion was sought. In my opinion, there weren’t sufficient grounds to legally pursue the matter. A case was not filed. My related expertise regards rider error and industry responsibility. (Was the ATV safe to ride? Who was at fault?)

4. John Coletti, Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys, P.C., 1000 SW Broadway, Ste. 1660, Portland, OR 97205.

The Court was in Olympia, Washington. I do not know the case number. The plaintiff’s name was Mark Berkman. This was a motorcycle dirt bike case in which Coletti represented the plaintiff. My related expertise regards safety, trail/road physical closure, and accident reconstruction (what most likely happened in the accident.) I originally worked with legal investigators, Carl Hawker and Larry Nelke of Tichenor, Dziuba & Coletti. Hawker and Nelke asked me to visit the scene of the accident and offer my professional opinion. I used a helmet cam to depict the scene from the plaintiff’s eyes and consulted regarding the direction in which the case should proceed. I was not involved in testifying or a deposition. The case was settled out of court in our favor.

5. John Oberg, Broening, Oberg, Woods & Wilson, P.O. Box 20527, Phoenix AZ 85036

This case was filed in the U.S. District Court District of Arizona. The case number is CIV 06-359-PHX-ROS. This was a snowmobile case in which Oberg’s firm represented the plaintiff, Mary R. Harmon. My related expertise regards the snowmobile riding, safety, the physics of riding, and accident reconstruction (what most likely happened). I have not yet been involved in testifying or a deposition. I wrote a report. This case is still in process. This case is now closed.

6. Christopher (Chris) M. Galeta, Esq. or John Marion IV, Esq., Sellars, Marion & Bachi, P.A., 811 North Olive Avenue, P.O. Box 3767, W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

This case, # 06-1074, was filed in the Circuit Court of the 17th Judicial Circuit. This was a motorcycle dirt bike case in which the firm represented the defendant. My related expertise regarded motorcycle dirt bike riding, safety, and accident reconstruction (what most likely happened). I was not involved in testifying or a deposition because our team drew such clear conclusions based on reviewing documents and conducting a site visit, according to Mr. Galeta, that the case was settled in our favor.

7. Eric J. Vasquez, Vasquez Law Firm, 900 Sixth Ave. S., Ste 201, Naples, FL 34102 (239) 430-0999 Wood582@earthlink.net

This case, 2003-71, was filed in the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit. This was an ATV case in which the firm represented the plaintiff, Brian Soloff. My related expertise regarded how ATVs are used and by whom. I did not testify and was not deposed. I provided an affidavit. This case was settled in our favor.

8. Jeff Olszewski, Cipriani and Werner, 650 Washington Rd., Ste 700, Pittsburg, PA 15228

This case was filed in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County. This was an ATV case in which the firm is representing the defendant. My related expertise regards ATV safety, trail/road construction, and accident reconstruction (what most likely happened). I have not yet been involved in testifying or a deposition. The file number with Cipriani & Werner is 1001-15717. I have been asked to write a report. This case settled and is closed.

9. David Tanner, Esq., Mainor Eglet Cottle, Trial Lawyers, City Centre Place, 6th Floor, 400 South 4th Street, Las Vegas, Nevada 89101 Phone: (702) 450-5400 Fax (702) 450-5451 www.mainorlawyers.com  dtanner@mainorlawyers.com

This case, on behalf of Christopher Sproule, was filed in the District Court, Clark County, Nevada. The case # is A502392. This was an ATV case in which the firm is representing the plaintiff. My related expertise regards ATV safety, accident reconstruction (what most likely happened), and trail construction/design. I have not yet been involved in testifying or a deposition. I wrote a report. This case settled out of court in our favor.

10. Richard Salvatore, Hardy Law Group, 96 & 98 Winter St., Reno, NV 89503 (775) 786-5800 Rich@hardyandassociates.com The case # is 04-CV-0015.

The case was filed in Douglas County, Nevada, Ninth Judicial District. Page 4 Uhl’s cases This was a snowmobile case in which the firm represented the plaintiff. The defendant was a snowmobile tour company (guided tours). My related expertise regarded snowmobile safety, accident reconstruction (what most likely happened), and trail construction/design. After reading depositions and other background information, I wrote a preliminary report. I then took the tour as a common citizen to analyze how the tour is run. I was deposed. This case was settled out of court in favor of the plaintiff.

11. Armen Akaragian, Esquire, Mardirossian & Associates, Inc. 6311 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90048 Phone: (323) 653-6311 Fax (323) 651-5511 aakaragian@garolaw.com

This case, Colello v. Big Trax, was filed in the Superior Court of the State of California. The case # is PC039885. This was a motocross case filed against the California state concessionaire, in which the firm represented the plaintiff. My related expertise regards motocross safety, accident reconstruction (what most likely happened), and proper operation of a motocross facility, including the placement of flagmen. This case won at summary judgment and was settled on behalf of our client (the plaintiff).

12. David Skyer, Law Offices of David C. Skyer 401 West A Street, Ste, 1740 San Diego, CA 92101-7994 Phone: (619) 235-4247 Fax (619) 235-6250 E-mail: dskyer@dskyerlaw.com

This case, Chris Larsen v. LeMans Corporation, et al., was filed in San Diego Superior Court of the State of California. The only case # I have is the Law Offices of David C. Skyer file No. 7120-1. My related expertise regards motorcycle dirt bike safety, accident reconstruction (what most likely happened), and equipment expertise. The case concerned after-market motorcycle dirt bike product design failure case (hand guard). I was a consultant to Mr. Skyer. The case was settled out of court on behalf of our client (the plaintiff).

13. Steven R. Rhoads, Rhoads Appellate Group and William Green, Delfino Green & Green Mr. William Green's contact information is: Delfino, Green, & Green 1010 B Street, Suite 320 San Rafael, CA 94901 415.442.4646, Fax: 415.442.4802, e-mail: bill@dgglaw.com Mr. Steven Rhoads' contact information is: (415) 472.5977 SRhoads@RhoadsAppellateGroup.com

I do not know what court this case was filed in. This was a motorcycle (motorcycle park) case in which the case was lost in summary judgment and then won in appeal under the direction of a different attorney, William Green. Mr. Green is representing the plaintiff, Michael J. Miller against the State of California. My related expertise regards motorcycle dirt bike safety and skill development as well as trail design and construction practices. I am a primary consultant/expert witness on this case. I was Deposed and provided testimony at trial.

14. Cory G. Lee, Esq. and Raymond Johnson Raymond Paul Johnson Law Offices 2121 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 3400 South Bay Los Angeles El Segundo, California 90245 Telephone (310) 246-9300 Facsimile (310) 640-1900 CGLee@rpjlawcorp.com  www.rpjlawcorp.com

I do not know what court this case was filed in. This is a motocross case. My related expertise regards motocross safety and skill development as well as track design and construction practices. I am a consultant/expert witness on this case. The attorney I am working with is representing the plaintiff.

15. Jason Embry and Earl Denham Denham Law Firm 424 Washington Avenue Ocean Springs, MS 39564 Page 6 Uhl’s cases (228) 875-1234 (228) 875-4553 facsimile sandy@denhamlaw.com

I do not know what court this case was filed in. My related expertise regards ATV safety and skill development as well as trail design and construction practices. I am a consultant/expert witness on this case. The attorney I am working with is representing the plaintiff. This case is closed.

16. A. P. Gibbs and Thomas Parnell Gibbs & Parnell 722 E. Fletcher Ave. Tampa FL 33612 (813) 975-4444 or 1.800.711.5452 fax 813.975.4445

I do not know what court this case was filed in. My related expertise regards motorcycle dirt bike/motocross safety and skill development and construction practices for motocross tracks. I am a consultant/expert witness on this case. The attorney I am working with is representing the plaintiff. Case is ongoing.

17. David Williams, Sleigh & Gary, Attorneys at Law 364 Railroad Street St. Johnsbury, VT. 05819 Office phone: 802-734-0304 djwlaw@comcast.net

My related expertise regards snowmobile safety and skill development as well as snowmobile trail design. I am a consultant/expert witness on this case. The attorney I am working with is representing the plaintiff. The case Has now went to trial, waiting for the judges ruling. I testified at trial. The plaintiff did not prevail.

18. Nathaniel L. Funk Michael Wise & Associates, PC 800 Jackson Tower Building 806 S.W. Broadway Portland, Oregon 97205 Office phone: 503.224.8422 Email address: nfunk@wiseattorneys.com 

My related expertise regards the maintenance of a safety structure of a motocross course. I don't know what court this case was filed in. I am a consultant and expert witness. The attorney I am working with is representing the plaintiff. Case is ongoing.

19. Roger Shumate, attorney-at-law Murane & Bostwick, LLC 201 N. Wolcott Casper, WY 82601 Office phone: (307) 234-9345 Email address: res@murane.com

 I have worked on two cases for this firm. In both cases, my related expertise is in snowmobile mechanics; snowmobile safety and skill development, regarding how a snowmobile guide functions appropriately; and accident reconstruction. I am a consultant/expert witness on this case. The attorney I am working with is representing the defendant on one and the plaintiff on the other. Both cases settled in our favor. I was deposed in the plaintiffs case.

20. Joseph P. Enbody, Sr., Attorney Enbody, Dugaw & Enbody 107 S. Tower Centralia, WA 98531 (360) 736-8269 + X 100 enbodydugaw@rainierconnect.com

This was a car running in to a motorcycle street bike. My related expertise regards rider skill development, safety (stopping procedure), accident investigation, & overall aspects of the case. I was a consultant/expert witness. The attorney represented the plaintiff (MC). Case settled in the plaintiff’s favor.

21. Law office of John Evans 6619 North Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, Arizona 85250 (480) 922-3676 jxeavans@msn.com

This is a Dual Sport motorcycle case. My related expertise is rider safety, Page 8 Uhl’s cases riding style, trail design, trail maintenance, and standard of care in cycle operations. I am a consultant/expert witness. The attorney I am working for is representing the plaintiff in Mediation. I participated in mediation. Mediation is now over and the plaintiff prevailed.

22. California Attorney General’s Office The California Dept. of Corrections Mr. Mark Ramana (213) 897-2118

This was an AVT / truck collision. I was hired as a consultant on the case. The case settled. I worked for the defendant, the California Dept. of Corrections.

23. The Veen Firm,PC Trial Attorneys 711 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220 San Francisco, CA 94102 (415) 673-4800 P.O. Box 7296

This is a snowmobile case. My related experience is with snowmobiles and guided trips. I represent the plaintiff. This case is ongoing.

24. Barron Law Group LTD. 1124 Dover Glen Drive N. Las Vegas, NV 89031 1-702- 334-1544

This is a UTV rollover case. It has settled in our favor. My expertise is as an instructor & trainer for instructors to be and students from all walks of life and how the forces are applied to the vehicle when in use along with retail sales and service manager experience. Also research and development experience with OHVs of all types. My expertise as a competitor will also come into play. I was deposed. This case is now settled.

25. Kirkpatrick & Startzel P.S. 1717 S. Rustle Page 9 Uhl’s cases Suite 102 Spokane WA. 99224 1-509-455-3647

This is a case where I will be working on behalf of the defendant in a motorcycle accident at a cycle park on a motocross track. My expertise is as a competitor and instructor of motorcycle riders / racers and track designer will be used. This case was won at summery judgment.

26. Arnold Law Firm 865 Howe Avenue Sacramento, CA 95825 1-916-924-3100

This is an ATV accident case. I will be working on behalf of the plaintiff. My expertise regards the mechanical operation of ATVs, plus my background as an ATV riding instructor, and retail sales plus. This case is ongoing.

27. Maney & Gordon, P.A. Attorneys and Counselors at Law Bank of America Plaza 101 East Kennedy Boulevard suite 3170 Tampa Florida 33602 1-813-221-1366

TThis is a motorcycle street bike case. I will be working on behalf of the plaintiff. My expertise is as a motorcycle retailer and how people learn and retain information. This case has settled in the plaintiffs favor.

28. Moriarity Badaruddin & Booke, LLC 124 West pine Street Missoula, Montana 1-406-728-6868

This is an ATC case I’m working on behalf of the plaintiff. My expertise as a trail builder, OHV trainer, mechanic, land use practices, ergonomics / human factor as they apply to OHVs, plus. This case is ongoing.

29. Habush Habush & Rottier Attorneys At Law 1011 S. 8th Street Sheboygan, WI 53081 1-920-459-8000

This is a snowmobile case involving a race event where miners are riding full size machines. I will be working on behalf of the plaintiff. My expertise as a OHV trainer, mechanic, fabricator, racer, ergonomics / human factors as they apply to OHVs, race event organizer, plus. This case has now settled.

30. Procter Slaughter & Reagan LLP. 789 S. Victoria Avenue, Third Floor Ventura, California 93003 1-805-658-7800

This was a motocross case on a private track. I was retained by the defendant. My expertise as a motocross racer, trainer, mechanic, ergonomics / human factors as they apply to OHVs, and motocross course design were used. This case has now settled out of court.


The California Superior Court Qualifies Mr. Uhl as Expert

As stated in a Letter of Recommendation written by attorney Bill Green:

"After laying an appropriate foundation, Mr. Uhl was qualified as an expert witness in the Superior Court of the State of California on the following topics:

  1. Off road motorcycle riding technique
  2. Comparative negligence (of the rider)
  3. Human factors (ergonomics) relating to off road riding, interface of motorcycle and man and motorcycle rider and environment
  4. Design and maintenance of trails
  5. Trail construction
  6. Whether an off road riding area was safe/dangerous
  7. Whether a severe slope (drop off) was an inherent part of off road motorcycle riding in an OHV park
  8. Whether the area in question constituted a trail"


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