Expert Witness Biography

Dr. Lee is an expert in determining weather conditions at a particular location, how weather and visibility conditions affect vehicle collisions, including those involving pedestrians, and how weather events affect other incidents such as property damage and sporting events gone wrong. He has been providing forensic meteorology expertise since 1992.

Raymond L. Lee, Jr., Ph.D. is an expert in assessing site-specific weather history, visibility under different lighting and weather conditions, including cases that involve rain, snow, fog, and nighttime street lighting, as well as those where glare from sunlight or headlights is at issue. He routinely applies his expertise to vehicle collisions, including those involving pedestrians, and to pedestrian slips, trips, and falls. Dr. Lee has extensive experience in forensic meteorology and can draw on a wide range of government and private weather records as part of his investigation of your case. For example, he has variously determined (1) how weather conditions changed as a truck driver approached what became a collision, (2) how and when a road became icy, and (3) minute-by-minute records of rainfall rates at a particular location to assess the potential for flash flooding.

Dr. Lee has engaged in meteorological research and education for more than 30 years, with the last 19 years spent as a research professor at the U. S. Naval Academy. He has been awarded seven highly competitive grants from the National Science Foundation. He has testified nationally and has researched and written more than 120 technical reports for both civil and criminal cases during the past 19 years. He is a member of the American Meteorological Society and the Optical Society of America.