Successful representation in matters related to environmental issues requires a combination of legal and scientific expertise. At Kleinfelder, we specialize in providing technical counsel to our clients. In many cases we find ourselves working alongside management and legal counsel building a comprehensive strategy.
Through data analysis and computer simulation, we are able to reconstruct the past, which is essential to proving a legal argument. In a number of cases, we have presented expert testimony on difficult topics ranging from modeling the fate of toxic pollutants in water distribution systems to assessing the fairness of user fees for industrial discharges to sewerage systems. We have participated in landmark cases of national significance: The Woburn, Massachusetts drinking water contamination case also known for the book and movie A Civil Action and our selection by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York to serve as its expert in claims over water quality contamination from the Brookhaven Landfill.
Because of our diverse experience, Kleinfelder has the ability to take a comprehensive view of problems, and determine where and to what extent technical information can support legal arguments. We are comfortable working as the sole experts on a single issue, or coordinating and overseeing the efforts of several experts working on a variety of issues, to ensure an organized and cohesive presentation. Through our contacts in the academic and professional arenas, we are able to assemble teams of qualified experts and resources quickly and comprehensively.