David Smith, MS, MBA, PE, CSP

Alpine, Utah

General Specialty

Mechanical Engineering
Patent Litigation
Product Liability

Specialty Focus

Aerial Lifts
Collapsible Furniture
Consumer Products
Culinary Tools
Exercise Equipment
Garbage Trucks
Heavy Equipment
Intellectual Property
Kitchen Tools
Manufacturing Equipment
Mechanical Engineering
Patent Litigation
Product Liability
Scissor Lifts
Thrill Rides

Experienced mechanical engineer (MS, PE) with seven issued patents. Award winning inventor. Vice President of Alpine Engineering and Design, a mechanical engineering consulting company with clients around the United States ranging from individual inventors to Fortune 500 companies. Worked on the development of multiple successful products including among other things: aerial lifts, garbage trucks, thrill rides, ziplines, trailers, oil and gas equipment, exercise equipment, manufacturing equipment and multiple consumer products.

Graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. Completed a master’s of science degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA with an emphasis in product development. Licensed professional engineer (PE) and a certified safety professional in comprehensive practice (CSP). Certified trainer for boom lifts, scissor lifts, rough terrain and counterbalanced forklifts. Over 10 years experience in product development, patents, safe equipment design, and design safety reviews.

Experienced expert witness having drafted over 200 reports/declarations in patent cases as well as catastrophic injury and death cases. Design and built multiple custom testing devices obtain data and evaluate opinions. Created multiple demonstratives to explain the mechanics and/or circumstances of accidents, failures and patented devices.



  • MS Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University
  • MBA – Product Development, Brigham Young University
  • BS – Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University



  • Certified Safety Professional
  • Certified Forklift Operator
  • Certified Boom Lift Operator
  • Certified Forklift Operator Trainer
  • Certified Boom Lift Operator Trainer


Additional Information: 

• 9 Ways Engineering Analysis Adds Value to Your Manufacturing Operations
• 100% Defense Verdict in Forklift Case – Reviewed by a Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness
• The Safety Cliff
• Take the Handcuffs Off of Your Safety Managers
• What is a Provisional Patent Application?
• 7 Unexpected Lessons from Preparing to Launch a Product on Kickstarter
• 9 Ways to Find Your Next Expert Witness on a Single Cup of Coffee
• How to Make Money Inventing… Without Going Broke First
• Expert Opinion: Improper Forklift Operation Kills Delivery Driver
• Expert Opinion: Efficiency Improvements Result in Tractor Operator’s Death
• Expert Opinion: No, Ma’am! The Swing Set Was NOT Vandalized
• Expert Opinion: Defective Auger Conveyor Amputates Employees Arm
• Expert Opinion: Improper Forklift Operation Kills Deliver Driver
• Expert Opinion: Just Because it Can Be Done Without Injury Does Not Mean it is Safe
• Expert Opinion: Engineering Standards Buckling Under American’s Ever Increasing Weight Gain
• Expert Opinion: Auger Conveyor Design Defect Amputates Employees Arm




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