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Hydrology, Environmental Engineering, and Civil Engineering Expert Witness and Consultant

Chuck Dutill, P.E.

Chuck Dutill, P.E.

Heritage Technical Services, Inc.
1240 West Chester Pike, Suite 213

West Chester, Pennsylvania 19382

Phone(610) 701-5650

Website www.heritageservices.com
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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. His cases 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.

Services

Heritage Technical Services, founded in 1988 by Mr. Dutill, 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

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

Profile

Chuck Dutill, P.E. has spent approximately 25% of his professional time providing expert witness services nationwide for over 35 years. About 50% of his expert witness services have been for defendants, with approximately 50% also 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 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 understandable guidance, responsiveness, timeliness, communication, effective report writing, strong testimony (including on cross), efficiency, organization, and assistance with framing case issues.

Consulting Practice

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.

More Information

Litigation Experience Summary - Dutill
Attorney Observations of Chuck Dutill
Expert Witness Experience - Dutill
Chuck Dutill Bio
Issues Addressed by Heritage
About Heritage Technical Services

Licenses

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 , hydrology, stormwater, flooding, sewer systems, sanitary sewage, overflows, septic systems, hydrogeology, erosion, grading, floodplains, wells, mold, soils, and air quality

Deposed approximately 30 to 35 times as an expert for both plaintiffs and defendants, addressing issues including wastewater treatment, septic systems, stormwater, flooding, hydrology, drainage, detention, groundwater, hazardous waste, standard of care, contamination, remediation, and pumping systems

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, drinking water, piping systems, sinkholes, spills, as well as health and safety


Affiliations

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
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


Professional References

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

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 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)

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)


Education

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





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