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Expert Witness & Litigation

Expert Witness & Litigation

Peak’s expert staff includes geochemists, forensic scientists, geologists and hydrogeologists who collectively have over 75 years of experience assisting clients with environmental litigations. Clients include law firms, insurance carriers, industrial and commercial entities, as well as residential property owners of contaminated sites. Peak provides specialty services such as determining the origin and discharge period (“dating”) of a range of soil and groundwater contaminants that include free phase petroleum (heating oil, gasoline, and PCB-containing dielectric fluid), non-chlorinated dissolved phase compounds and chlorinated solvents (DNAPL) and contaminant source discrimination (e.g., DAP, select metals). Peak’s Expert Witness and Litigation Support services include:

    • Determining whether a discharge occurred within the period of insurance coverage
    • Assessing whether a contaminant was released prior to or after a property transaction
    • Discerning source origins when two or more similar contaminants are present
    • Evaluating whether a contaminant plume originates from off-site
    • Confirming or refuting whether a historic petroleum delivery impacted the subsurface
    • Providing alternate remedial approaches to previously remediated sites to support cost recovery
    • Technical assessment of employed remedial strategies, and
    • Establishing whether changes in land use (i.e., detention basin construction) have altered groundwater elevation or flow direction and impacted subsurface structures.

2024 attorney endorsement:  “Eric, Thank you again for your help. We bumped into three jurors [after the trial] who all thought you were a great witness. I agree whole heartedly. I wanted to share a text I sent to [opposing attorney] while you were being cross examined: ‘This is the reason you cannot go toe to toe with an expert unless you are ready to get your — kicked or really know what you are talking about.’  Very nicely done!”

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Bailey Adams joins the Peak Team!

Bailey Adams has joined Peak Environmental, A Nova Group, GBC Company as a Staff Scientist. Bailey is a graduate of Rider University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and a minor in Sustainability Studies. Her thesis was in the trends of...

Peak Celebrates Earth Day 2024!

The staff at Peak Environmental, A Nova Group, GBC Company cleaned up the neighborhood roads in honor of Earth Day. East Brunswick Township kindly provided grabbers and bags. The volunteers filled over 20 bags with trash. We encourage you to spread the word to not...

Peak Promotes Carly Atkins to Senior Project Manager

Carly has been promoted to Senior Project Manager! Carly joined Peak in 2020 as a Project Manager and quickly became a go to manager for challenging projects. Carly holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Cornell University and a Master of Science,...

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