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Maritime/Water Safety

Expert Witness Profile

Charlie Kinnear started his expert witness career in 2015 after 40 years as an experienced Mariner, Flag Inspector, Class Surveyor, Expert Witness, and Maritime Executive. In addition to several cases working with the U.S. Department of Justice and his time in the USCG, he has been involved in numerous maritime cases, including testifying in two high-profile international arbitrations. Charlie's has in-depth knowledge of international and domestic maritime regulations, with extensive experience in boating safety and accidents, ship construction, and operations, as well as Jones Act personal injury. References, Schedule of Fees, and full CV available at or upon request.

Education & Licenses

Retired US Coast Guard Officer, Class Surveyor, and Maritime Executive with 40 years maritime experience.