Cahn Litigation Services is frequently called upon to locate an expert witness to support environmental matters including cases involving the EPA’s Superfund site program. A Superfund expert witness typically has background and expertise in environmental engineering and/or environmental law. Cahn Litigation Services has completed numerous searches for expert witnesses with specialized knowledge in Superfund law, including cases involving hazardous waste, environmental damage, recycling, groundwater contamination, water rights, cleanup costs, and water quality.
Congress established the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) in 1980, which is commonly known as Superfund law. The Superfund program is administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and was formed to investigate and foster remediation to sites contaminated with hazardous waste substances.
A subject matter expert in Superfund programs might be called upon to provide expert testimony in a class action toxic tort litigation case, air quality impact disputes, or public health investigations.
Litigation support services by a Superfund expert witness could include forensic analysis of a contaminated property, an expert opinion, an expert report, deposition, and expert witness testimony at a trial. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request a qualified expert with prior expert witness experience.
Please Note: All Cahn Litigation expert witness searches are customized to attorneys' precise specifications and preferences. Attorneys are encouraged to discuss search parameters with a Cahn search specialist.
The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Superfund experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Superfund landscape.
This expert earned a Masters of Science degree in Industrial Health and has many years of experience in environmental engineering, industrial hygiene and building materials exposure assessment, most recently as a Principal Scientist of Health Services. This expert directed several multi-million dollar environmental remediation projects, superfund and environmental site and public health investigations including some with high public profiles. This expert has been retained as an expert witness in class action toxic tort litigation support for industrial clients and has testified at a trial in defense of an oil refinery for a matter related to air quality impact from a large oil spill. This expert has a wealth of expert witness experience, including matters involving alleged chemical and biological exposure-related personal injury claims. This expert has provided deposition and testimony at trial.
This expert earned a Masters of Science degree in Industrial Health and has many years of experience in environmental engineering, industrial hygiene and building materials exposure assessment. This expert directed several multimillion dollar environmental remediation projects, superfund and environmental site and public health investigations including some with high public profiles. This expert has been retained as an expert witness in class action toxic tort litigation support for industrial clients and has testified at trial in defense of an oil refinery for a matter related to air quality impact from a large oil spill. This expert has a wealth of expert witness experience, including matters involving alleged chemical and biological exposure-related personal injury claims. This expert has provided deposition and testimony at trial.
This expert holds an MS and PhD in Environmental Engineering and a DSc in Mercury Emissions Control and brings to the table many years of engineering and management experience contracting with US federal agencies and various international organizations. This expert's background includes process/reaction engineering, technology feasibility evaluation, and experience with technology commercialization, providing an in-depth understanding of issues related to air pollution control/prevention technologies. This expert has published over 100 presentations and publications, co-authored seven U.S. patents, and has received scientific and technological achievement awards.
This expert has been technically involved with mercury R&D, as well as technology development and evaluation.
This expert has many years of experience in environmental impact assessment and is currently Principal of an environmental consultancy focused on environmental science, engineering and forensic investigations. This expert has extensive experience with lawsuits in which alternative explanations, alternative sources, and confounder sources were critical to the outcome of the case. Such experience extends to litigations related to property damage, toxic tort, and medical monitoring. This expert has supported approximately 20 class action lawsuits (supporting both plaintiffs and defendants), which involved a range of contaminants: metals, petroleum hydrocarbons, chlorinated solvents, PCBs, Dioxins, carbon black, pesticides, particulate matter, and others. This expert has experience with the class certification process, weighing variables such as distance, exposure routes, concentrations, duration of residency of any claimant, specific health claims of any claimant, etc. This expert has also had much experience constructing Daubert challenges in an attempt to thwart plaintiff claims. This expert has deposition and testimony experience. This expert has also published about 60 professional publications and lectures.
This expert earned a PhD in Environmental Engineering, and has been an adjunct and visiting professor and a guest lecturer. This expert heads a firm engaged in sustainability, environmental, remediation and health & safety services. This expert has a wealth of experience as an expert witness, including support provided in 5 environmental class actions. This expert has deposition and testimony experience. This expert has been a keynote speaker at conferences, has written a chapter, and has two patents.
This expert holds a PhD in Environmental Health, is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), and brings to the table many years of comprehensive technical experience in the environmental health and safety field in both the public and private sectors. This expert serves as Founder and technical lead for a highly respected consultancy.
Specific areas of expertise include chemical exposure evaluation, indoor air quality, heat stress, chemical hygiene, hazard communication, health and safety training and management systems, and respiratory protection. This expert's experience includes designing, directing, and conducting industrial hygiene investigations and exposure assessments (over 5000 investigations conducted/managed), designing and overseeing asbestos abatement activities, designing and managing ventilation system installations, conducting general environmental and hazardous material site assessments.
This expert has given over five hundred seminars, with topics varying from health and safety management systems and liability issues, to general indoor air quality and mold. This expert has extensive prior litigation experience having been designated a state-recognized expert in hundreds of cases in the areas of industrial hygiene and indoor air quality, been deposed dozens of times, and testified successfully in both trials and arbitrations.
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.