Hydrology, Environmental Engineering, and Civil Engineering Expert Witness and Consultant
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Heritage Technical Services, founded in 1988 by Mr. Dutill, addresses such environmental and civil engineering issues as:
Health and Safety
Standard of Care
To discuss your issues, case, or dispute, please contact Chuck Dutill (610-701-5650 or firstname.lastname@example.org). 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 email@example.com).
Areas of Expertise
Chuck Dutill, P.E. has spent approximately 25% of his professional time providing expert witness services nationwide for over 35 years. About 55% of his expert witness services have been for defendants, with approximately 45% for plaintiffs.
Both as principal of Heritage Technical Services and as a member of two distinguished national civil and environmental engineering firms, the hydrology, civil engineering, and environmental engineering work of Mr. Dutill has been heavily concentrated in:
provision of environmental engineering, civil engineering, and hydrology expert witness services, including investigation, analysis, consultation with counsel, written reports, 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, operations assistance, maintenance, and community acceptance. Serving as a civil engineer, environmental engineer, and hydrologist on a consulting basis for private, institutional, and governmental clients, Mr. Dutill has nationwide expert witness and project experience in hydrology, stormwater management, flooding, drainage, runoff, sewer systems, sanitary sewage, wastewater treatment/discharge, backups, overflows, septic/onsite systems, surface water, groundwater, and hydrogeology.
As indicated in feedback from attorneys on expert witness cases, some of his strengths include diligence, high standards, understandable input, responsiveness, timeliness, thoroughness, oral communications, effective report writing, listening skills, efficiency, professional demeanor, organization, and assistance to counsel.
Nationwide - 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.
Registered Professional Engineer (since 1982)
Legal Experience & Services
Based on over 35 years of nationwide practice, the following is relevant to Mr. Dutill:
Issued approximately 105 to 110 expert reports addressing many issues, including sewer systems, septic systems, sanitary sewage, pollution, hydrology, stormwater, flooding, hydrogeology, erosion, grading, floodplains, wells, mold, overflows, and air quality
Deposed approximately 30 to 35 times as an expert for both plaintiffs and defendants, addressing issues including wastewater treatment, septic systems, groundwater, contamination, remediation, stormwater, flooding, hydrology, drainage, pumping systems, hazardous waste, and standard of care
Qualified and testified in court and at arbitration hearings approximately 25 to 30 times (including jury and non-jury trials) as an expert for both defendants and plaintiffs, addressing issues including sewers, backups, wastewater treatment, surface water, hydraulics, runoff, hydrogeology, aquifers, piping systems, spills, and safety
National Society of Professional Engineers
Water Environment Federation
Air & Waste Management Association
Environmental and Water Resources Institute
American Society of Civil Engineers
American Water Works Association
Goshen Professional Center Association: Officer and Executive Board Member
East Goshen Municipal (Wastewater) Authority (Previous)
Legislative Committee, Pennsylvania Municipal (Environmental) Authorities Association (Previous)
Biosolids Committee, New Jersey Water Environment Association (Previous)
Biosolids Committee, Association of Environmental Authorities (Previous)
Technical Advisory Committee, Association of Environmental Authorities (Previous)
Tredyffrin Township Planning Commission (Previous)
State of New Jersey Disinfection Advisory Group (Previous)
Citizens Advisory Committee, Delaware Estuary Program (Previous)
Delaware Estuary Management Committee, Water Resources Association (Previous)
Awards & Honors
Chi Epsilon (Civil Engineering)
Tau Beta Pi (Engineering)
Cornell National Scholar
A list of references, including attorneys, can be forwarded upon request.
You are the best expert witness Ive 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)
I appreciated your attention to and response to all of my requirements . . . You did a good job managing cost in light of the services needed it was a good balance . . . Your timeline for providing services was also very good (Senior Defense Attorney for major, complex case)
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 opinion)
You completed requests quickly and provided a strong evaluation for all issues. Bills from Heritage were fair and reasonable. . . . Your solid technical answers were impressive, especially because you were still able to explain them clearly for lay people (Partner, Large Law Firm)
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)
Cornell University, BS Civil and Environmental Engineering (1978), With Distinction