Frequently, environmental issues do result in litigation. In many cases, attorneys will rely on environmental experts to help translate relevant and/or highly-technical and scientific information into practical terms.
Environmental experts can provide professional testimony, offer expert opinions, guide negotiations, and even help create compliance plans. An environmental expert can interpret findings reports from government agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations or the National Environmental Protection Act
(NEPA), and Certified third party labs.
Expert witness testimony involves making complex scientific issues easy to understand. Environmental experts may help attorneys understand technical aspects of a case, or help judges and juries evaluate scientific processes and data from government or third party labs reports.
Expert opinions might include helping attorneys understand the science behind an issue, reviewing and validating previous environmental studies, and evaluating compliance with regulations or performance standards.
Negotiation and compliance services might include helping structure a solution acceptable to both sides; mediation compliance negotiations; or monitoring for adherence to a compliance plan.
PristineAIRE offers environmental expert witness services in the following areas:
- Indoor Air Quality
- Phase I and Phase II ESA (Environmental Site Assessments)
- Soil/groundwater investigations
- Hazardous waste management
- Aboveground and underground storage sites
- Lab findings reports
- Review of others’ work