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Litigation Section Meeting: The Value of Using a Forensic Weather Expert

We will discuss the background of our company, forensic weather consulting services and products we provide, types of cases we work on, the benefits of using a weather expert, how to select a qualified weather expert, etc. Our weather expert Jim Bria will present a case study, where he details his meteorological investigation process, analysis and findings, challenges and oversights by the opposing weather expert, and the outcomes and takeaways of the case.

  • Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Location: on Zoom, with recording available post-event on IPA's member engagement community - IPA Connect
  • Cost:  No charge for IPA and MPA members, $10 for non-members (MPA members must enter discount code for FREE registration)

About the Speakers:

Kim Fisher is a Business Development & Sales Associate at CompuWeather. She is also a meteorologist and earned a B.S. in Atmospheric Science from Cornell University in 2006. She spent several years working as a forecaster at FleetWeather, providing weather forecasts for clients such as roofing companies, school districts, production companies, radio stations, and the Yankees and Mets. She then moved into a business development & sales role for the forensic weather division of the same company, which is known as CompuWeather. She enjoys assisting attorneys, insurance professionals, and engineers with their weather-related cases. Contact info:

James V. Bria III is an avid weather enthusiast with an interest in weather since childhood. Jim attended the State University of New York at Albany and obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Atmospheric Science with a Minor in Business in 2001. He was hired by CompuWeather in 2003 and has worked with the company ever since. In 2014, he earned the prestigious Certified Consulting Meteorologist Seal (#695) from the American Meteorological Society. Jim has extensive experience as a forensic meteorologist and expert witness, having been qualified as an expert for deposition and trial testimony in over 90 cases for both state and federal courts. Contact info:

Tuesday, July 25, 2023, 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
Videoconference information will be provided in an email once payment is received.
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Yvonne Kriss
815-630-3535 (p)
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