Expert Witness

Expert Services

Dr. Schafer served as an expert witness for clients in mining, oil and gas, agriculture and other industries.  Cases have involved:

Clean Water Act
Environmental effects of mining
Coalbed natural gas development
Confined animal feeding operations

Issues considered alleged contamination of surface water or groundwater by acid rock drainage, metals, salinity, nutrients or organic compounds. Schafer expert reports, provided sworn testimony and depositions, and testified in various administrative hearings. Capabilities include:

Expert reports
Expert testimony
Public and Administrative hearings
Forensic evaluations
Contaminant source fingerprinting
Surface water and groundwater quality evaluation
Assessment of background water quality
Geochemical modeling
Fate and transport evaluations

Partial Client List 

Crowell and Moring
Gough, Shanahan, Johnson & Waterman
Hogan Lovells
Holland and Hart
Mitchell Chadwick
Moore O’Connell & Refling
Montgomery & Andrews
Moulton Bellingham Longo & Mather
Patton Boggs
Parcel Mauro Hulstrum & Spaanstra
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw & Pittman
Venable LLC