Dr. Shipp has been a partner at Shipp Needham Economic Analysis, LLC since 1997 and a testifying expert since 1994. During that time, Dr. Shipp has testified in cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, wrongful termination, commercial disputes, business valuations, and FELA cases. Dr. Shipp has expertise in calculating lost earning capacity, lost expected earnings, lost economic support, lost household services, and the present value of future medical expenses. Dr. Shipp has testified on behalf of attorneys representing plaintiffs and defendants in both state and federal courts and FINRA arbitrations. He has testified or provided analysis in cases in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Kansas, Georgia, Florida, Michigan, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Alaska, Colorado, and Minnesota.
Dr. Shipp received his undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of Tulsa, his Masters in Business Administration (with emphasis in statistics and pyschometrics) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and his Ph.D. in Business Administration in 1990 from the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities). He has continued to develop his expertise by becoming a Certified Earnings Analyst (CEA) and a Master Analyst of Financial Forensics (MAFF)
Dr. Shipp has been active in various organizations that promote education and ethical behavior in providing expert witness testimony. He served on the Board of the American Rehabilitation Economics Association (AREA) for six years and served as External Vice-President, Program Chair, President, and Past President during that time. He has made presentations at the annual conference on a variety of topics for that group. He has also been a member of and served in various capacities with the National Association of Forensic Economics (NAFE) and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts ( NACVA).
Dr. Shipp has authored or co-authored various articles in the area of forensic economics. Subjects of his articles include personal damages and commercial damages.