Chuck Dutill, P.E.

Chuck Dutill, P.E.

Heritage Technical Services, Inc.
1240 West Chester Pike, Suite 213
West Chester , PA 19382-9100
Office: 610-701-5650

Introduction

For over 35 years Mr. Dutill has been performing hydrology and environmental engineering nationwide. He has focused on wastewater, stormwater, flooding, sewers, septic systems, groundwater, drainage, runoff, hydrology, hydraulics, backups, drinking water, and air quality. He addresses these and other related issues as an expert witness and a general consultant.

For more comprehensive information on expert witness services by Chuck Dutill, P.E. at Heritage Technical Services, Inc., please go to our website at www.heritageservices.com.

Founded in 1988 by Mr. Dutill, Heritage Technical Services, Inc. addresses such environmental and civil engineering issues as:

• Hydrology
• Stormwater Management
• Flooding
• Drainage
• Runoff
• Sewer Systems
• Sanitary Sewage
• Wastewater Treatment
• Septic Systems
• Backups
• Overflows
• Surface Water
• Groundwater
• Hydrogeology
• Erosion
• Grading
• Hydraulics
• Floodplains
• Piping Systems
• Wells
• Mold
• Soils
• Air Quality
• Regulations
• Combined Sewers
• Detention
• Maintenance
• Inspections
• Dams
• Sinkholes
• Hazardous Waste
• Aquifers
• Drinking Water
• Hydraulic Fracturing
• Health and Safety
• Standard of Care
• Toxicity
• Contamination
• Spills
• Pollution
• Remediation
• Modeling
• Pumping
• Storage
• Sedimentation
• Hydroplaning
• Odors
• Waste Management
• Wetlands
• Landfills
• Water Quality
• Monitoring
• Storm Sewers
• Infiltration/Inflow
• Metering

He has issued approximately 105 to 110 expert reports, been deposed approximately 30 to 35 times for defendants and plaintiffs, and testified in court and at arbitration hearings approximately 25 to 30 times (including jury and non-jury trials) for plaintiffs and defendants. His cases have comprised federal and state court cases, and have included damages ranging from $25,000 to approaching $1 billion, with most between $100,000 to $5M. Cases occurred in 30 or more states, and have involved allegations concerning approvals, personal injury, damages, illegal facilities, and the correction of problems.

Approximately 25% of his professional time has been spent providing expert witness services nationwide for over 35 years. Approximately 50% of his expert witness services have been for defendants and about 50% also for plaintiffs. As indicated in feedback from attorneys on expert witness cases, some of the strengths of Mr. Dutill include understandable guidance, responsiveness, timeliness, communication, effective report writing, strong testimony (including on cross), efficiency, organization, and assistance with framing case issues.

Both as principal of Heritage Technical Services and as a member of two distinguished international civil and environmental engineering firms, the hydrology, civil engineering, and environmental engineering work of Mr. Dutill has been heavily concentrated in:

• provision of expert witness services, including investigation, analysis, consultation with counsel, and expert testimony
• analysis of regulations, including concerning compliance and enforcement
• evaluation of monitoring requirements
• development of engineering feasibility studies and facility plans
• acquisition of permits with appropriate requirements and fees
• provision of project cost advice

He also has significant engineering experience in the areas of design, construction management, and operations assistance. Serving as an environmental engineer, civil engineer, and hydrologist on a consulting basis for private, institutional, and governmental clients, Mr. Dutill has expertise in hydrology, stormwater, wastewater, hazardous waste, potable water, solid waste, and air quality issues.

Registered Professional Engineer – since 1982
National Society of Professional Engineers
Water Environment Federation
Air & Waste Management Association
Environmental and Water Resources Institute
American Society of Civil Engineers
Construction Institute
American Water Works Association
Registered Professional Planner – since 1991

Cornell University, BS Civil and Environmental Engineering (1978), With Distinction

Honors - Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society), Chi Epsilon (Civil Engineering Honor Society), Cornell National Scholar

Heritage Technical Services, Inc. offers consulting and expert witness services for hydrology and environmental engineering in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.), Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and other international locations.

To discuss your issues, case, or dispute, please contact Chuck Dutill (610-701-5650 or cdutill@heritageservices.com). Mr. Dutill typically responds by the end of the next business day if not sooner.

For further information, including a CV or references, please contact Dawn Grothmann (610-701-5650 or dgrothmann@heritageservices.com).


Areas of Expertise

  • Aquatics
  • Biology
  • Chemicals
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction
  • Environmental
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Forensic Engineering
  • Fuels
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Hydraulic Engineering
  • Hydrology & Groundwater
  • Industrial Hygiene & Mold
  • Labels & Warnings
  • Mapping & Surveying
  • Occupational/Environmental Health
  • Oil & Gas
  • Pipelines
  • Pollution
  • Polymers
  • Professional Engineering
  • Safety Equipment
  • Sanitary Engineering/Waste Management
  • Soil
  • Storage
  • Utilities
  • Water Utility
  • Water/Sewage Treatment Engineering
  • Weather & Meteorology
  • Wrongful Death

References

A list of references, including attorneys, is available and can be forwarded upon request.

You did a very good job, including a great job on cross . . . You were good on your feet, a real strength of yours. . . I wouldn’t have changed anything about your work on the case. . . . We won $400,000 with the jury after being offered $15,000 all along, largely due to your work (Long Time PI Sole Practitioner after report and testimony)

The analysis in your report far outshone those by all the other experts concerning the issues . . . It was much more thorough, compelling, and relevant (Defense Partner for large, complex construction case with many parties)

You are the best expert witness I’ve ever worked with . . . extremely knowledgeable with excellent credentials, but easy to work with . . . very hard working and very helpful . . . excellent identification of issues . . . You provided effective assistance during trial, and unimpeachable, understandable testimony (PI Attorney of 35 years, after trial for which Mr. Dutill attended all, provided ongoing input, and testified)

Your report was well-constructed with excellent attention to detail . . . very strong, yet such that a lay person could fully comprehend it (Senior Defense Litigation Partner)

The direct went well and accomplished what I wanted . . . You were only nicked on cross . . . I especially appreciated that your demeanor was unchanged when moving from direct to cross . . . in particular, there was no move to a combative approach. (Senior Defense Partner after testimony)

Your report was excellent, detailed, and addressed every issue . . . The client and carrier were thrilled . . . There was no rebuttal report - after all, what could they say? (Defense Partner)

This was very helpful and very good, especially the outside-the-box thinking necessary for this case (Senior PI Attorney on large, complex case after long call with reporting on preliminary expert opinions)