Gary M Johnson is a second-generation accident reconstructionist with 22 years of experience in the investigation and reconstruction of motor vehicle accidents. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice in 1995 from Auburn University and received a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in December of 2008. Gary Johnson earned his PE, Professional Engineering license, in May of 2017.
Mr. Johnson is a member in good standing of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), and has been awarded full accreditation as a traffic accident reconstructionist by the governing board of directors of the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR) and is a certified Crash Data Retrieval Tech Instructor.
Mr. Johnson was a police officer with the city of Auburn, Alabama from 1994 to 1999 where he received 4 letters of commendation from superiors. Mr. Johnson served in the United States Navy from 1984 to 1990. He successfully completed Naval Nuclear Power School and was a member of the Blue Crew of the USS Ohio, SSBN-726. While in the Navy, Mr. Johnson was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal from the Secretary of the Navy, Good Conduct Medal and Letter of Commendation from the Commander of the Pacific Submarine Fleet.
Mr. Johnson has testified at trial and deposition for both plaintiffs and defendants. He actively attends conferences, seminars and classes in heavy truck and passenger vehicle event data retrieval and accident reconstruction. Mr. Johnson also conducts pro bone event data retrieval for law enforcement agencies, and has consulted with District Attorneys and Attorneys General in both Alabama and Tennessee on the subject of event data. Mr. Johnson is currently the Manager of Accident Reconstruction of VEAR, Inc.
Mr. Johnson is also the author of VINTrucks which is an app that will decode heavy and medium duty truck vehicle identification numbers (VINs) for most 1991 + truck manufacturers for determining availability of event data.