GEOLOGY EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-505619
This highly qualified expert has nearly 35 years of experience in the field of environmental forensics. He received in BA in geology from Rutgers University, his MA in geology from Temple University, and this PhD in earth and environmental sciences from the City University of New York. This expert is certified in OSHA HAZWOPER and as a professional geologist. He is active in his field as a member of associations such as the International Society of Environmental ...
Expert Witness: E-036519
This expert has been a pioneer in the field of seismic reservoir characterization for over 30 years, with his research interests including borehole geophysics and hydraulic fracturing. He obtained over a dozen US and worldwide patents for his work and sold this technology to Western-Atlas International, where it became part of a suite of on-site drill products. In 1992 he became a member of the Engineering Faculty at the prestigious University of California at Berkeley. ...
Expert Witness: E-009340
This expert is highly qualified in the fields of environmental protection and assessment, geology, and geochemistry. He earned a BA from Indiana University in Geology and is certified by the American Institute of Professional Geologists, and has been certified by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency as an environmental professional. He has completed extensive training and research in the areas of geology and geochemistry. This expert is extensively published in the ...
Expert Witness: E-294585
This highly qualified, seasoned stone professional has over 30 years of experience in the stone industry. His skills include geology and stone identification, material sourcing, handling and transporting of fabricated stone, international business, OSHA compliance, business administration and management, as stone forensics. He received his BA from Syracuse University and is an accredited fabricator by the National Stone Institute. He is a member of the National Stone ...
Expert Witness: E-040585
This expert has a wide ranging expertise in organic chemistry, polymers, and materials science. He earned his doctorate at the California Institute of Technology and gained post-graduate experience at AT&T Bell Laboratories. His current research includes the synthesis, physical characterization, and application of dendritic and hyperbranched polymers and materials for marine applications, such as repellents for sharks and dolphins, sea lamprey control agents, and ...
Expert Witness: E-008437
This expert has over 25 years of experience, transitioning through the professional disciplines of accounting, tax, law and finance, including public accounting and private law practice, as well as legal and corporate finance executive positions with Oryx Energy (now Anadarko Petroleum), Verizon and GreenTech Petroleum. He leverages on multi-disciplinary skill-sets in overseeing capital structure, determining the optimum mix of debt, equity and internal financing, ...
Expert Witness: E-000806
This expert has more than 35 years of experience in safety, industrial hygiene, OSHA, construction management, chemical plant, pipefitting, warehouse operations, forklifts, and slip, trip, and falls. He earned a masters degree in safety management from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and is a certified safety professional. He is currently a private consultant for an environmental health and safety company and Retired Faculty, OSHA Consultation Program at a Indiana ...

GEOLOGY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Consumer Products Allegedly Cause Asbestos Poisoning GEOLOGY Expert Case

Consumer Products Allegedly Cause Asbestos Poisoning

This case involves health issues that have arisen from plaintiffs using industrial products that contained asbestos. It was alleged that consumers, particularly those in the construction and maritime industries who were exposed to the products over a l …

Mine Reclamation Expert Opines on Geological Damage GEOLOGY Expert Case

Mine Reclamation Expert Opines on Geological Damage

This case involves a dispute over a large portion of land that was leased for surface mining. The landowner was approached by a firm asking for a land lease to perform surface mining. The landowner agreed to the land lease on the condition that stone remov …

Geology Expert Discusses Asbestos Contamination of Agricultural Talc GEOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a number of individuals who were exposed to asbestos fibers from the use of agricultural talc, which was allegedly contaminated with asbestos fibers. The talc was supplied by a mining company which mined the talc in the northeastern Uni …

Talc Silicate Allegedly Harms Miners’ Health GEOLOGY Expert Case

Talc Silicate Allegedly Harms Miners’ Health

A lawsuit over health issues sustained by mining workers in talc mines launched an investigation into the mineral and silicate combinations of typical mines. Allegedly, the health issues arose from the mining of talc that contained asbestos, with numerous  …

Oncology Expert Opines on Delayed Diagnosis of Bone Cancer GEOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a middle aged female who began experiencing abdominal pain and presented to the emergency room in West Virginia. Labs were drawn and revealed moderately elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate, low hemoglobin and hematocrit, and she was  …

Company Sues Oil Exploration Consultant Over Conflict of Interest GEOLOGY Expert Case

CASE: Mar Oil Co. v. Korpan, 973 F. Supp. 2d 775 BACKGROUND: On January 27, 2000, MAR Oil Company entered into a Consulting and Gross Overriding Royalty Interest (GORI) Agreement with Myron Korpan as its consultant for exploring oil and gas reserves  …

Neurology Expert Discusses Fatal Delay in Meningitis Diagnosis GEOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a young male patient in Ohio who presented to the emergency room with complaints of back pain that had lasted several days. After a brief physical evaluation, the patient was prescribed a muscle relaxant and discharged without any lab s …

Leading Geology Expert Discusses Inclusion of Tainted Groundwater in Soft Drink GEOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a man who was killed by a bacterial infection after consuming a tainted soft drink. Some time prior to contracting the fatal infection, the man had presented to his primary care doctor with complaints of nausea, vomiting, and blood in h …

Real Estate Expert Witness Evaluates Property Damage Claims GEOLOGY Expert Case

Real Estate Expert Witness Evaluates Property Damage Claims

Case: Cook v. Rockwell Int’l Corp., 580 F. Supp. 2d 1071 (D. Colo. 2006) Background: This class action lawsuit presented claims for trespass and nuisance against the former operators of the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant (“Rocky Flats”) near Denver.  …