Our litigation support staff have outstanding academic, professional, and scientific credentials to provide attorneys with sound technical and scientific foundations for case preparation. We go beyond simply repeating the facts—we deliver context and insight to the questions at hand and present our findings in a clear and understandable way.
Our team has experience in multifaceted, high-stakes toxic tort litigation for a wide range of legacy and emerging contaminants. From source and transport to exposure and effects, we utilize our skills and experience to build scientifically based expert opinions. We combine our technical acumen with an exceptional ability to convey highly technical, scientific opinions in a narrative that is understandable by judge and jury.
Risk Assessment | Toxicology | Forensics | Fate and Transport | PCBs | Dioxin | PFAS | Emerging Contaminants | Pesticides | Mercury
Identifying contaminant sources and the timing of their release is an important factor in understanding chemical fate and transport, assessing remedial actions, and resolving complex questions concerning contribution, source attribution, and cost allocation. Our forensic specialists excel at deconstructing the evidence and building fact-based cases to address these important issues. With our subject matter expertise and innate multidisciplinary perspective, we provide fresh insights that are robust, credible, and compelling.
Fingerprinting | Fate and Transport | Principal Component Analysis | Unmixing
Issues of divisibility, contribution, cost recovery, and allocation frequently arise when addressing response costs at multiparty environmental sites. We employ scientifically defensible technical analyses to support divisibility, and develop equitable allocation or apportionment plans. By analyzing the facts related to source, release, and fate along with information on operational history and/or use, we build robust allocation approaches.
Apportionment | Allocation | Cost Model
engineering & construction
We apply our extensive experience in engineering design and construction to prepare technical opinions for environmental engineering and construction projects. By evaluating the circumstances surrounding complicated engineering design and construction matters—including delays and scheduling, defects, and the intricacies of contracting—we provide clear, convincing, and objective technical opinions.
Construction Claims | Insurance Claims | Remediation Implementation
natural Resource damage claims
Our clients turn to us for support with natural resource damage claims. We have substantial experience preparing defensible strategies for all phases of the natural resource damage assessment (NRDA) process—from developing a technically sound basis for evaluating injury, causation, and baseline, to quantifying losses and assisting with cooperative assessments. Our NRDA services are fully integrated with our forensic practice so we can assist in allocation matters as they arise.
NRDA | Cooperative Assessment
We help our clients navigate the complex world of product defense. From responding to legal claims to addressing regulatory compliance issues related to product safety, we conduct analyses that cover issues of exposure, toxicity, risk, chemistry, and compliance. We provide consulting and testimony support for matters related to current product lines as well as historically distributed products and chemicals.
Risk Assessment | Toxicology | Exposure Assessment | Compliance | Proposition 65 | PFAS
FEATURED STAFF MEMBER
Avram Frankel, P.E.
Mr. Avram Frankel is a program manager with nearly 30 years of experience working on a wide range of commercial/industrial, municipal, state, and federal sites regulated under a variety of regulatory programs. Licensed in four states, he provides clients with strategic management and technical analysis of due diligence, redevelopment, technology evaluation, remediation, and litigation matters.
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Colorado’s Current & Future PFAS Regulation in a National Context: Logan Uselman to Present at CEMS Conference
Topics related to environmental management in Colorado will be discussed at this year’s Fall Conference of the Colorado Environmental Management Society (CEMS) to be held on September 14, 2021, in Westminster, Colorado. Integral Project Scientist Logan Uselman, Ph.D., will give a presentation coauthored with Managing Principal Avram Frankel, P.E., titled “Putting Colorado’s Current & Future PFAS Regulation in a National Context.” Consultant Melissa Armstrong will also attend.
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