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Our geology expert witnesses, speakers, and consultants are scholars and researchers from major universities, geophysicists, structural geologists, petroleum geologists, and other industry professionals who have worked with the U.S. Geological Survey and major companies in the petroleum and other industries worldwide. Areas of expertise include but are not limited to the following: Asian and Himalayan geology, sedimentology, coal and CBM industry of China, deep water exploration, structural geology, geophysics, hydrogeology, contaminant geochemistry, wetlands, water supply, fingerprinting waters, environmental geology, forensic investigations, mineral resources evaluations, mining, accident analysis, diagnostic accident investigation, accident reconstruction, asbestos, chemical accidents, energy engineering, environmental engineering, forensic engineering, geotechnical engineering, environmental geology, facilities management, failure analysis, contaminated sites, disposal of solid waste and mining wastes, storm impact on beaches, storm surge mapping, beach erosion, sea-level rise impacts, industrial minerals, phosphates, heavy mineral sands, and clay minerals. Our geology experts have extensive experience providing litigation support.

Here are a few of our favorite Geology Expert Witnesses:

South Carolina Hydrology, Energy, Geology Expert #17214

I have 25 years of experience in the field of environment with specific knowledge of hydrology, water resources and climate change. I have published on such topics as hydrology, satellite remote sensing, water resources and climate.

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California Geology, Hydrogeology Expert #45061

I have 30 years of experience, and specialize in the field of geology with specific knowledge in the areas of groundwater occurrence, groundwater flow and contaminant fate and transport. I have testified on arbitration of groundwater cleanup costs among multiple parties, contaminant distribution and landfill design. The number of sites at which studies have been…

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California Volcano, Geology Expert #20459

I have 25 years of experience and specialize in the field of space exploration, with specific knowledge of planetary geology, volcanology and astronomy. I have published on such topics as astronomy, geology and popular science.

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California Geology, Environment, Seismology Expert #47983

I have 25 years of experience, and specialize in the field of geotechnical engineering with specific knowledge in the areas of earthquakes, landslides and subsidence. I have published on such topics as slope stability, seismic performance and soil testing. I have testified 25 times on topics such as landslides, settlement and construction defects. I am…

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Vermont Mineralogy, Geology Expert #21515

I have 30 years of experience in the field of geology, with specific knowledge in the area of mineralogy. I have published on such topics as mineralogy and crystal structures.

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Nebraska Geology, Continental Margin Expert #26461

I have 20 years of experience and specialize in the field of geoscience, with specific knowledge of continental margin geology, micropaleontology and paleoceanography. I have published on such topics as African climate change and hominid evolution, evolution of the New Jersey continental margin and Southeast Atlantic oceanographic changes.

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Texas Geology, Carbon Sequestration Expert #31290

I have 29 years of experience in the field of data analysis, with specific knowledge of geophysics, oil and gas exploration, and production and project management. I have published on such topics as data management maturity models, value of data management and computer applications for geoscience. I have testified on computer networking professional services.

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New York Soil, Geology, Drilling, Ecology Expert #31916

I have 10 years of experience and specialize in the field of environmental science, with specific knowledge of soils, wetlands and drilling. I have published on such topics as nutrient cycling in soils, decomposition and ecosystem change.

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Maryland Geology, Water Quality Expert #33046

I have 11 years of experience in the field of geology, with specific knowledge in the areas of geochemistry, environmental contamination, and the chemistry of soil and natural waters. I have published on such topics as geochemistry of black shales, earthworm ecotoxicology, and soil and surface water contamination.

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Ohio Geology, Environmental Law Expert #34924

I have 3 years of experience in the field of law, with specific knowledge of geology, environmental law, and other legal areas. I have published on such topics as environmental science and geology, environmental law, and environmental litigation. I have testified on hazardous waste contamination and governmental environmental regulation.

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Geology, Mineralogy Expert #36445

I have 25 years of experience in the field of earth sciences, with specific knowledge in the areas of geochemistry, mineralogy, and petrology. I have published on such topics as geochemistry, meteorite impact cratering (hazards), and planetary science. Led a number of international scientific projects, specifically in scientific drilling, and the study of meteorite impact…

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New York Climate Change, Geology Expert #36514

I have 30 years of experience, and specialize in the field of earth system science with specific knowledge in the areas of marine geology, climate change and limnology. I have published on such topics as marine geophysics, climate change over time and environmental science.

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California Geology Expert #39905

I have 17 years of experience, and specialize in the field of geology with specific knowledge in the areas of hydrogeology, water quality and stream restoration. I have published on such topics as stream restoration, habitat evaluation and water quality. When I was in graduate school I traveled to Antarctica for my dissertation research.

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California Geomorphology, Geology, Tectonic Expert #40297

I have 23 years of experience, and specialize in the field of geology, with specific knowledge in the areas of Central America, tectonics and geomorphology. I have published on such topics as neotectonics, geomorphology and Mesozoic basin analysis. Starting as a Peace Corps volunteer in 1989, I have twenty years of professional experience in Central…

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Colorado Asbestos, Compliance, Geology Expert #41901

I have 30 years of experience, and specialize in the field of environmental science with specific knowledge in the areas of geology, hazardous waste and contamination. I have published on such topics as coal mining, hydrology and neotectonics. I have testified on solid waste permitting, leaking underground tanks and illegal discharge.

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Virginia Coal Mining, Geology Expert #43295

I have 31 years of experience, and specialize in the field of coal mining with specific knowledge in the areas of inspection, training and safety. I have published on such topics as remote sensing and geologic aspects of roof control. I have testified on coal mine examination. I was a coal mine inspector and roof…

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Maine Geology, Mineral Exploration Expert #43815

I have 26 years of experience, and specialize in the field of bedrock geology and mineral exploration with specific knowledge in the areas of structural geology, ore structural analysis and GIS. I have published on such topics as bedrock mapping, ore analysis and mineral exploration. Successes in ore exploration.

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Texas Earth Science, Geology, Gravel Expert #201

I have 35 years of experience, and specialize in the field of mining minerals with specific knowledge in the areas of mineral appraisal, mining geology, acquisition and divestiture. I have published on such topics as exploration and evaluation of minerals, use of geographical information systems in mining and mining claims and patenting. I have testified…

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Pennsylvania Geology, Science, Water, Physics Expert #44693

I have 23 years of experience and specialize in the field of geology with specific knowledge in the areas of karst (sinkholes), shale gas and subsurface imaging. I have published on such topics as sinkholes, subsurface imaging and detection of cadavers. I have testified 15 times on topics such as sinkholes, groundwater and vibration.

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