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Mediation and Litigation Support

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Our team of experts provides technical support to clients and their legal counsel for a wide range of environmental mediation and litigation matters, including groundwater fate and transport, cleanup cost appropriateness, Potentially Responsible Party allocation, and timing and release mechanisms. Our support services include analyzing historical sites, submitting declarations of facts, preparing depositions, and developing technical strategies for environmental litigation.

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We also prepare Technical Briefs, Expert Reports, and Rebuttal Reports, and provide expert opinion, rebuttal opinion, expert witness testimony, and testimony as a witness of fact for mediation and litigation. In addition, we recover costs for private parties for environmental investigation and cleanup, and develop allocation programs for sites with multiple Potentially Responsible Parties.

Expertise

Proficiencies

Contaminant Fate and Transport Evaluation & Modeling

Our team of experts reviews and evaluates spatial and temporal environmental data to understand the movement of contaminants in the environment. We evaluate complex data sets using two- and three-dimensional models and simple charts,...

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Cost Allocation/Recovery Support

Our experts are experienced in supporting legal teams in cost allocation and recovery cases across the United States involving sites with sediment, groundwater, soil, and soil vapor impacts.

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Expert Deposition & Testimony

Our team provides litigation support involving cost allocation, insurance claim evaluation, mediation and arbitration support, expert opinion, and rebuttal reports, and we have testified at trial in a number of cases.

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Remedial Action Cost Estimates & Analysis

We routinely prepare cost estimates for our clients for response actions that we perform and manage. We also evaluate cost estimates and historical costs to determine whether response actions are necessary and appropriate.

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Historical Reconstruction

We evaluate historical facts, events, and data to prepare a historical timeline of events to explain the here and now. Our team of experts routinely evaluates past events and data to understand trends and likely future events on complex...

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Source Identification & Chemical Fingerprinting

Our forensic methods include reconstruction of operational histories; chemical fingerprinting; and advanced statistical, hydrogeologic, and fate and transport modeling.

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Projects

Project Experience

Uranium Mine Litigation

Uranium Mine Litigation

Farallon provided technical support as a consulting expert and a testifying expert for litigation in...

Operating Port Site

Operating Port Site

A Farallon Principal provided Expert Opinion and Rebuttal Opinions for litigation associated with cost...

Dry Cleaning Facility

Dry Cleaning Facility

Farallon provided technical services in support of litigation involving a site contaminated with PCE...

Aluminum Reduction Plant

Aluminum Reduction Plant

Farallon currently is providing Expert Opinion and technical support for litigation associated with...

Pipeline Closure Cost-Sharing Evaluation

Pipeline Closure Cost-Sharing Evaluation

The pipeline removal, closure, and rerouting activities were required by the Alaska Department of...

Mediation Support for Cleanup Litigation

Mediation Support for Cleanup Litigation

A beautiful California lake has been the subject of water quality complaints for more than a decade....

Former Service Station

Former Service Station

Farallon provided technical support for litigation against the remediation contractor for the initial...

Former Wood-Treating Facility

Former Wood-Treating Facility

Farallon provided Expert Opinion including an Expert Report and Rebuttal Report for litigation...

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Meet Our Team

headshot of Clifford Schmitt Clifford T. Schmitt Principal Hydrogeologist, Cofounder

Cliff is a licensed geologist and hydrogeologist in Washington and California. He has 35 years of experience in investigation and cleanup project management

headshot of Peter Jewett Peter D. Jewett Principal Engineering Geologist, Cofounder

Peter is one of the original founders of Farallon Consulting and a licensed Geologist and Engineering Geologist in Washington State. He is an industry leader with over 35 years of experience in: managing complex...

headshot of J. Riley Conkin J. Riley Conkin Principal Geologist

Riley is a licensed geologist and licensed hydrogeologist in Washington with more than 25 years of experience in contaminant hydrogeology and cleanup. His expertise includes investigation and delineation of...

Headshot of Heidi Yantz Heidi Yantz Senior Hydrogeologist

Heidi has over 20 years of experience in site assessment and cleanup activities at a wide variety of urban facilities and rural properties. She works closely with clients to develop options and recommendations...

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