Integrating the fields of chemistry, geology and geography, geochemistry studies the composition, structure, processes, and other physical aspects of the Earth. A geochemistry expert witness typically has professional experience in physics, chemistry, biology, geology, engineering, mineralogy, or related science or engineering discipline. Depending on the specifics of the case, an expert with a background in environmental forensics, remediation, or environmental protection may be required. The chosen expert may be a member of an industry organization such as the Geochemical Society, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), or the Geological Society of America (GSA). While many professionals have expertise, an expert witness carries the additional responsibility of providing testimony before the court in a manner whereby jurors can understand the technology and evidence.
Matters requiring geochemistry expert witness services most often involve environmental or contract issues. Expert witness services by a geochemistry expert could include an expert report, expert opinion, depositions, and/or trial testimony. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, an attorney may require a consultant with prior expert witness testimony experience. In addition, clients may seek a geochemist for pre-litigation consulting work.
Cahn Litigation Services has a vast network of experts and is regularly called upon to locate geochemistry experts. Whether the case involves water rights, mineral exploration, groundwater flow, water quality, mining, heavy metals, slope stability, vapor intrusion or petroleum, Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for an expert witness around quickly. The firm has an earned reputation for providing candidates with the right balance of technical expertise and testimony experience for each unique project.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Geochemistry experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Geochemistry landscape.
This expert has worked for many years as a metallurgical engineer and environmental geochemist for mining and consulting companies. This expert has worked extensively on environmental and social issues related to mining. As an associate professor of an Institute of Mining Engineering, this expert's research and teaching topics are focused on different topics that lead to improve the image of mining and contribute for sustainable mining communities.
This expert has worked as an expert of a Global Mercury Project. This includes the implementation of Environmental and Health Assessment of mercury pollution in artisanal gold mining. The project also included the implementation of procedures to reduce mercury emissions and local fabrication of pieces of equipment to reduce exposure of miners to mercury vapors and increase gold recovery.