Geology Expert Witnesses

View our Expert Witness Directory

Geology expert witnesses specialize in a variety of fields, including environmental geology, hydrogeology, geological engineering, petroleum geology, and mineralogy. Some of the most common specialties among geology expert witnesses also include seismology, stratigraphy, paleontology, petrology, and geomorphology. They have provided opinions on the effects of soil erosion, groundwater contamination, natural disasters such as earthquakes and landslides, oil and gas exploration, and mineral resource extraction.

Find an expert witness near you

Select your state

What party are you representing?

Hydrogeology and Groundwater Resources Expert Witness | WisconsinView profile


Hydrogeology and Groundwater Resources Expert Witness | Wisconsin

This expert has over 30 years of experience in groundwater resource investigations. He received his BS in geology, his MS in geological sciences with an emphasis in geophysics and his PhD in geological sciences with an emphasis in hydrogeology, all at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. He is a licensed professional geologist in Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Wyoming,...

Environmental Consulting Expert Witness | OhioView profile


Environmental Consulting Expert Witness | Ohio

This expert is highly qualified in the fields of environmental protection and assessment, geology, and geochemistry. He earned a BA from Indiana University in Geology and is certified by the American Institute of Professional Geologists, and has been certified by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency as an environmental professional. He has completed extensive training and research in the...

Fracking Tools & Applications Expert Witness | CaliforniaView profile


Fracking Tools & Applications Expert Witness | California

This expert has been a pioneer in the field of seismic reservoir characterization for over 30 years, with his research interests including borehole geophysics and hydraulic fracturing. He obtained over a dozen US and worldwide patents for his work and sold this technology to Western-Atlas International, where it became part of a suite of on-site drill products. In 1992 he became a member of the...

Environmental Forensics Expert Witness | New JerseyView profile


Environmental Forensics Expert Witness | New Jersey

This highly qualified expert has nearly 35 years of experience in the field of environmental forensics. He received in BA in geology from Rutgers University, his MA in geology from Temple University, and this PhD in earth and environmental sciences from the City University of New York. This expert is certified in OSHA HAZWOPER and as a professional geologist. He is active in his field as a member...

Geology Expert Witness | CaliforniaView profile


Geology Expert Witness | California

This highly-qualified expert has over 35 years of experience as a geologist, having earned his BA in geology from Franklin and Marsh College and his MA from the University of Texas. He is certified as a professional geologist by the American Institute of Professional Geologists and is licensed in 5 states. This expert is also certified as a hydrogeologist, a petroleum geologist, and a California...


Geology Expert Witness FAQs

What is the role of a geology expert witness in legal proceedings?

A geology expert witness provides specialized knowledge in geological sciences, including earth processes and materials. They can offer insights on issues like land use, natural disasters, environmental impact, and mineral rights.

What types of cases typically require a geology expert witness?

Cases involving environmental disputes, land development conflicts, mining accidents, oil and gas exploration, groundwater contamination, and natural disaster damage often require a geology expert witness.

How can a geology expert witness assist in a case related to mineral rights or resource extraction?

A geology expert can provide valuable insights into the value of minerals, the methods used for extraction, potential environmental impacts, and compliance with industry standards and regulations.

Are there subspecialties within the field of geology that an expert witness might focus on?

Yes, there are many subspecialties in geology such as hydrogeology, environmental geology, petroleum geology, and engineering geology. The choice depends on the specifics of the case.

How does a geology expert witness contribute to cases involving natural disasters?

In cases involving natural disasters like earthquakes or landslides, a geology expert can help determine causes, assess damage, evaluate prevention measures taken, and suggest future mitigation strategies.

How does Expert Institute select its Geology expert witnesses?

Expert Institute offers a personalized approach to help you find the highest quality experts. We source actively-practicing professionals who match all your requirements for specialty areas, work experience, litigation history, fee range, certifications, location, and more.

Connect with the Geology expert witness you need to win your case

Close Icon

Your information will not be shared. View our privacy policy.