Since it’s founding in 1989, GeoServices, Ltd. (GeoServices) has provided expert litigation and forensic science services to in-house and local Counsel. Building on that experience, we have assembled a superior technical team capable of providing strong technical support. We provide a range of litigation services including both testifying and support services.
Our personnel have extensive experience and an exceptional litigation track record providing expert reports and testimony on a wide variety of subjects. These successes were the result of a strong collaboration of excellent legal representation and sound technical support.
We provide expert consultation, reports, and testimony in a wide variety of geologic and hydrogeologic fields, including the following:
- Computer Modeling
- Numeric hydrogeologic models
- Fate and Transport models
- Gasoline additives
- Vapor transport
- Vapor intrusion
- Risk assessment
- Contaminant Fate and Transport
- Petroleum hydrocarbons
- Chlorinated solvents
- Natural attenuation
- Remedial Systems design, construction and operations
- Cost Apportionment
- RCRA facilities
- Quarry De-watering
In addition to direct testimony and opinion preparation, GeoServices provides a variety of support services to the legal community. These include:
Technical Case Review
These services are provided to assist Counsel in early stages of litigation to aid in understanding the technical merits of a case and in making a go/no go decision on technical merits.
Third party technical review
These reviews are provided to Counsel as a reality check on technical arguments made by others, including in-house technical staff and outside technical experts.
Environmental Clean-up Cost Analysis.
In cases where cost recovery damages are sought for site clean up, a careful and thorough assessment of remediation costs is required. GeoServices is experienced in remedial system alternatives evaluation, design, costing, and implementation and we bring this experience to analysis of systems subject to litigation. Our experience provides insight to remedial needs, effectiveness of chosen remedial systems, and reasonable costs necessary for site cleanup. GeoServices routinely assists Counsel in apportionment of costs and damages.
Regulatory Support & Review.
Regulations for site activities, especially on the State level, are constantly changing to address changes in technology and political and social needs. In many instances, litigation is brought years after site activities have been completed. In these instances, current regulations may not provide guidance as to the requirements in place when the site work was performed. GeoServices has successfully assisted Counsel and the Court in understanding the regulatory framework which governed site activities when the work was performed and has enabled Counsel to argue that site activities were or were not appropriate and in keeping with standards of care at the time of implementation.
GeoServices’ forensic scientists work within a variety of fields to support litigation activities. Our personnel are adept at working through data to develop a sound, technically defensible, and easily understood position for legal counsel to pursue.
GeoServices has in-house capabilities to produce accurate and detailed maps and graphics for case development or courtroom use. Many of these illustrations are GIS based, which enables us to develop demonstratives that make technical issues readily understandable to judges and juries, and to counsel preparing to interrogate technical experts.