John Howard, Expert Witness
Cycling and Triathlon Hall of Famer John Kennedy Howard knows a few things about winning, on course, and in the courtroom.
As America’s most prolific bicycle racer since 1967 Howard has nineteen elite and masters national championships, been a member of three Olympic cycling teams, is an Hawaiian Ironman world champion, and set world records at both ends of the Spectrum of Madness, Speed-152 mph and endurance- 539 miles in 24 hours.
The same work ethic applied to his racing has guided his coaching business world wide through his educational based company John Howard Performance Sports and The School of Champions with hundreds of national, world and Olympic medallists to his credit. An example of a popular program Howard and his colleagues created for cyclists is called “Street Survival” teaching the basics of riding in traffic. Howard is a prolific speaker, seminar leader and author with five book titles to his credit and several hundreds published articles on all aspects of cycling protocol.
Regardless of the discipline the winning end game is Howard’s expertise. He has assisted attorneys through depositions, arbitrations and in court. He has been on the winning side of many cases, both defense and plaintiff. A selective expert, Howard has refused cases he believes are not winnable based on his knowledge and experience. A cycling expert witness since 1986, he is trial qualified in litigation involving bicycling standard of care and due care while bicycling, as well as biomechanical parameters of cyclists including soft tissue issues effecting performance, and injury. Experienced in rider response, rider safety, bicycle maintenance standard of care, actions of a rider including speed and response to emergency situations, accident duplication, rider position analysis, group riding, pace lines, echelons, drafting at various speeds and conditions, course conditions and defensive bicycling for road and off-road experiences. Equipment failures involving bicycle frames, and forks, drive train components made from steel, aluminum and carbon fiber. Tires, tubes, design/ failure, handling and stability, vintage and modern value appraisals. (1986-present)