Geology Expert Witnesses

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Expert witnesses who are available to consult and testify regarding geology may be found by clicking on these categories. The professionals found through this page may advise regarding hydrogeology, environmental geology, and plateau geology. These geology experts may provide reports concerning cavernous geology, flood geology, and slope creep. They may also provide expert witness testimony on earthquake damage, fault studies, and environmental contamination, among other topics.

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Timothy D Bechtel (RETTEW)
Dr. Bechtel is geophysicist/geologist, and a world-renowned expert on sinkholes. But not just sinkholes; bedrock conditions, caves, water pollution, and all issues related to karst terranes. Dr. Bechtel has 35+ years of experience in the engineering/environmental... Learn More ›

David L Mitchell, Ph.D. (GEO Associates)
GEO Associates provides litigation support services and expert witness testimony for civil and criminal investigations and insurance industry cases (both plaintiff and defendant) that involve Groundwater Pollution and Data Analysis, Forensic Geology and... Learn More ›

Robin D Franks, P.G., CHMM, RSO (TGE Resources, Inc.)
35+ yrs. diverse experience, education, credentials & licensing in geology, biology, remediation, & hazardous materials management. For the built environment, I hold multiple credentials in asbestos, lead, indoor air quality, industrial hygiene, mold... Learn More ›

Mark D. Mitchell (Genesis Project, Inc.)
Mark D. Mitchell, P.G. is a registered professional geologist, based in the southeast United States, with over 37 years of experience in hydrogeology, environmental science and project management. This experience has included expert services to the legal... Learn More ›

Andrew J. Davidoff, Ph.D. P.G. (DJS Associates)
Dr. Davidoff is a Texas-based Professional Geologist and practicing Geophysicist with 30 years of domestic and international exploration and development experience. He brings with him a rich history of projects in the US and over 20 countries worldwide. Specializing... Learn More ›
Steven B. Norris AIA, RCE, HG, GE, EG, RG, GC, CASp (Architectural & Engineering Design Group)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Mr. Norris is a licensed Architect, Engineer and Contractor, whose litigation experience includes forensic analysis of large scale residential, commercial, industrial and public works projects. During...
Franklin Fong, G.E. (Franklin Fong, G.E.)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Mr. Fong is a Registered Geotechnical Engineer with 50 years of professional experience on major project assignments, including soil and foundation investigations, geologic and seismic investigations,...
ForensisGroup, Inc. (The Expert of Experts)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: For over 30 years, ForensisGroup has provided the nation’s top law firms, businesses, insurance companies, government entities with highly qualified expert witnesses and consultants. Experts referred by...
James J. Connors (Nationwide Practice in Hydrology and Environmental Science)
Location: Alabama and Texas
Areas of Expertise: Certified Professional Hydrologist and Licensed Professional Geologist/Geoscientist. 39 years of experience working on projects and legal cases involving environmental contamination, stormwater, and...
Consolidated Consultants
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Consolidated Consultants (CCc) continues to deliver high quality expert witness and medical expert witness referrals nationwide since 1995. CCc is the only referral service where you can view the full,...
David L. Mitchell, Ph.D (Met Associates)
Location: Texas
Areas of Expertise: MET Associates provides litigation support services and expert witness testimony for civil and criminal investigations and insurance industry cases (both plaintiff and defendant) that involve Air Quality...
Brendan P. Merk P.G. (Robson Forensic)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Brendan Merk has over 20 years of experience as a professional geologist. He has performed property assessments, subsurface investigations, environmental evaluations, and managed remediation efforts. He...
Richard M. Balgowan (RM Balgowan Forensic & Engineering Services, LLC)
Location: New Jersey
Areas of Expertise: Rich Balgowan is a licensed Professional Engineer, a licensed Professional Planner, Certified Public Manager, Certified Public Works Manager and a Public Works Leadership Fellow. He is also a certified...
Jon J. Pina, MS, CSP (Evergreen Environmental Health and Safety, Inc.)
Location: Pennsylvania
Areas of Expertise: Mr. Pina has forty plus years of experience in safety, health, Personal protective equipment, PPE, and environmental management/loss prevention for construction, demolition, coal, chemical, steel, environmental...
Philip T Tringale, PhD, PE (Langan Engineering & Environmental Services)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Tringale provides environmental consulting and expert witness services to a diverse group of public and private sector clients throughout the United States both directly and through legal counsel....
Liberty Environmental
Location: Pennsylvania
Areas of Expertise: Liberty Environmental, Inc. provides environmental consulting and engineering services to clients across the United States – including manufacturers, private landowners, land developers, financial institutions...
Ben Costello (Nationwide Environmental Svcs)
Location: Colorado
Areas of Expertise: Nationwide Environmental Services, Inc. (NES) specializes in CERCLA/SARA site project management and in litigation support and expert witness work. Our staff also has considerable experience in providing...
Vincent P. Richardson
Location: Pennsylvania
Areas of Expertise: Vincent Richardson is an experienced expert witness with over 35 years in the coal industry and 14 years as an underground mine manager. His expertise includes operational and engineering challenges in...
Robin D. Franks (TGE Resources, Inc.)
Location: Texas
Areas of Expertise: Ms. Franks is the President & CEO of TGE Resources, Inc. - a professional services firm specializing in environmental consulting, engineering, and industrial hygiene. She holds multiple degrees and related...
Medical Advisors, Inc./Technical Network Consulting Service
Location: Pennsylvania
Areas of Expertise: Your Link To Americas Most Qualified Experts! Get the right Expert and the right Service! Medical Advisors, Inc. provides top ranked Board Certified physicians and academicians in all medical specialties....
Rudolph P Frizzi, PE, GE, D.GE (Langan Environmental & Engineering Services)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Mr. Frizzi’s geotechnical engineering and project management experience is extensive, with particular emphasis on: foundation design and construction in urban areas, and large-scale land and waterfront...
Michael A Pouncey (Genesis Environmental Group, LLC)
Location: Texas
Areas of Expertise: Michael Pouncey has eleven years of experience and progressive responsibility in environmental consulting. His qualifications include extensive hands-on planning; field investigation; design; cost estimating;...
Janine McCartney, Ph.D, MBA, CSP, CHST, CSI (ML) (HHC Safety Engineering Services, Inc.     and   HHC Safety Consulting Services, Corporation)
Location: Delaware
Areas of Expertise: Dr. McCartney is a Senior Safety Engineer and Expert Witness. Dr. McCartney holds certifications as a: Certified Safety Professional, Registered Professional Industrial Hygienist, and Certified Safety...
James P Hogan (The ELAM Group)
Location: Indiana
Areas of Expertise: As President and CEO of The ELAM Group, James Hogan comes to work every day excited to lead the talented group of ELAM's technical experts, consultants and contractors. At our core, we strive to balance...
Geology FAQs

What is a geology expert witness?

A geology expert witness is a person who has studied the science of the Earth and can provide testimony regarding the geologic history of a particular location. The expert witness may also be able to provide opinions on the impact of geologic events on humans and the environment.

What is the role of a geology expert witness?

The job of a geology expert witness is to provide testimony related to geologic hazards, mineral resources, and environmental impact assessments, among other matters.

How much can a person make as a geology expert witness?

Geology expert witnesses may agree with the retaining attorney to an hourly rate anywhere from $200 to $450 per hour, or more, depending on the case.

What are the qualifications of a geology expert witness?

A chemical engineering expert witness should have a background in chemical engineering, process design, and safety management.

What type of evidence is gathered in a lawsuit by a geology expert witness?

Geology expert witnesses gather evidence such as geological maps, reports, and data analysis to provide their professional opinion on geological issues in a lawsuit.

What type of legal proceeding might require the testimony of a geology expert witness?

A legal proceeding that involves geological issues such as land disputes, environmental contamination, or natural disasters may require the testimony of a geology expert witness.