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 Expert  729490

Expert in Environmental Site Assessment; Soil and Groundwater Contamination; Site Cleanup Performance


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has over twenty years experience providing consulting environmental science and engineering services to commercial, industrial, municipal, and legal clients. He has conducted environmental site assessments; hydrogeological investigations; regulatory compliance investigations; remedial investigations; hazardous materials facility audits; and construction management projects at a wide variety of sites ranging from agricultural properties to heavy industrial facilities to chemical manufacturing plants. He has extensive experience performing environmental site assessment and has conducted subsurface investigations of numerous types of properties ranging from Phase I Environmental Site Assessments to remedial investigations of RCRA and Superfund sites. Expert is primarily retained on environmental consulting projects involving litigation and performs services as a consulting expert and expert witness. He is an expert on the appraisal of environmental site investigations performed by third parties and the evaluation of environmental reports, databases, maps, and other work product created by opposing experts and other technical environmental consultants. He has extensive expertise in the acquisition and management of historical documents and data, aerial photography, and other information for case development. He is an expert in the area of mapping, drafting, geospatial data applications, and database management for complex environmental litigation cases. Expert has also provided demonstrative graphics services for counsel on numerous environmental litigation cases nation-wide.
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environmental science

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forensic analysis

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environmental forensics

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environmental impact

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geology

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aerial photo analysis

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environment

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environment-related assessment

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environmental data

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environmental due diligence investigation

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environmental investigation

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graphic arts

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soil contamination

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environmental geology

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environmental sampling

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soil sampling

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environmental testing

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environmental water sample

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environmental water sampling

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contaminated soil

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soil characterization

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soil gas

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soil remediation

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environmental due diligence

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environmental site assessment

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environmental site auditing

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environmental remediation


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California;  Long Beach, California;  Santa Ana, California;  Anaheim, California;  Riverside, California;  Bakersfield, California;  Glendale, California;  Huntington Beach, California;  San Bernardino, California;  and Oxnard, California.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1993   B.A.   Geology   University of Colorado at Boulder  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2003 to 2015

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Principal Geologist/Partner

 

Mr. Hesse manages environmental site assessments, field investigations, historical research, document and database management, mapping, and various environmental litigation support services for the firm.

2001 to 2003

 

Komex H20 Science, Inc.

 

Senior Geologist

 

Mr. Hesse performed environmental site assessments and litigation support projects for various clients, including municipalities, industries, developers, and legal clients.

1994 to 2001

 

Erler & Kalinowski, Inc.

 

Staff/Senior Geologist

 

Mr. Hesse performed environmental site assessments and litigation support projects for various clients, including municipalities, industries, developers, and legal clients.


Career Accomplishments:
Licenses/Certifications

California Professional Geologist


Publications:
Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Organohalogen Compounds  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Consulting Expert Services for a case involving the release of FCC catalyst and other contaminants from a fluid catalytic cracking unit at a major petroleum refinery in Texas City, Texas. Assisted in the development of a report documenting the releases and presenting air dispersion models estimating exposures to workers at the site. The work resulted in a favorable settlement with Plaintiffs.
  • Consulting Expert Services involving historical air pollution from the largest merchant coke facility in the United States. Performed data and documents management, oversight of GIS geospatial mapping, air dispersion modeling,and preparation of expert reports for the case. Performed a site inspection with other experts at the facility. Ongoing litigation support.
  • Consulting Expert Services involving a chemical manufacturing facility and a former secondary copper smelting facility in East St. Louis, Illinois. Performed field investigations including collection of settled attic dust samples from residential homes and churches located within near proximity to the plants. Manage document and data acquisition, mapping, geospatial databases, demonstrative evidence graphics development, and investigationsconcerning former operations and historical activities within the study area. Directed the preparation of a 60-minute short film documenting releases and adverse health effects associated with emissions from the facilities. Ongoinglitigation support.
  • Consulting Expert Services involving an agricultural property impacted by groundwater contamination migrating from a former pesticides manufacturing complex located in eastern Arkansas. Provided extensive support involving documents and data acquisition and analysis, preparation of demonstrative evidence graphics, assistance to experts with preparation of reports, and support to legal counsel relating to court filings. The work resulted in a favorable settlement for Plaintiff.
  • Consulting Expert Services. Developed a customized database application for determining settlements relating to multi-district litigation for MTBE contamination of public water systems across the United States. The database application was utilized to distribute over $400 million to Plaintiffs.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Mr. Hesse provides consulting expert and testifying expert services on environmental litigation projects. Mr. Hesse has provided consulting services to legal clients on complex environmental litigation for over ten years. Mr. Hesse has expertise performing data and documents management for cases, data analysis, and developing demonstrative evidence graphics for litigation. Examples include:

1). Provided expert opinions concerning soil and groundwater contamination of Plaintiff's property by methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) and failure of Defendant to properly assess and remediate the subject property in a timely manner in accordance with professional care and in response to early knowledge of the contamination. Testified in deposition. Testimony resulted in a favorable settlement for Plaintiffs prior to trial.

2.) Provided consulting expert services. Performed extensive data and document acquisition and review. Interpreted subsurface oil reservoirs, oil well construction, and interpretation of oil field gas migration. Developed demonstrative evidence graphics for multiple testifying experts. Testified in deposition.

Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Need soil pollution.
  • Expert for consulting on expert witness re Soil/Dust related accident.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Other Skills and Services

Mr. Hesse is an expert in the evaluation of aerial photography, maps and geospatial data. Mr. Hesse has expertise in the preparation of demonstrative evidence graphics for mediation and trial.


 

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