Member, Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM)
Howard Altschule is the sole member and founder of Forensic Weather Consultants which he founded in 1999. Howard is a Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM), the highest certification a consulting meteorologist can receive from the American Meteorological Society (AMS). He has appeared as a weather expert on The Today Show, MSNBC, Fox News, Fox Business News, The Geraldo Rivera Show, CNN, WNBC and WNYW, is a recurring guest on Wall Street Journal Radio, and has been featured in Discover Magazine. Howard graduated from the State University of New York at Albany with a Bachelor of Science in atmospheric science. He is a frequent lecturer around the country and teaches continuing education courses to attorneys, adjusters, appraisers and other professionals. Howard was appointed by Governor Patterson to be a part of the New York State Panel on Homeowners Insurance Coverage. He has been a volunteer firefighter for over 23 years and has served as a fire investigator, Lieutenant and Captain in the past. He and his wife are very active in the Northeast Kidney Foundation and other not-for-profit organizations.
John Lombardo joined Forensic Weather Consultants as a consulting meteorologist in June of 2014. He is a member of the American Meteorological Society and has also done work with the National Weather Service and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. John graduated from the State University of New York at Albany in May 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in atmospheric science and has worked on numerous slip and fall cases, long term weather studies and rainfall incidents.