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Expert witness historians

The professionals at History Associates are experienced in providing expert witness, legal research, and litigation consulting services in a wide variety of industries, particularly in the practice areas of environmental law and land use claims.

In our legal research service, we often serve as consulting experts in legal matters, providing historical research support to your legal team. Our experience as an expert witness at trial and in depositions includes:

Legal Issue: CERCLA Cost Recovery

  • Historical Issue: Allocation of liability and costs associated with environmental contamination at a former tungsten processing facility
  • Case: TDY Holdings, Inc., and TDY Industries, Inc., v. United States of America et al., before U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Case No. 00-CV-6545
  • Deliverable: Detailed site-specific/contextual chronology and expert trial testimony

Legal Issue: Asbestos / Toxic Torts

  • Historical Issue: Establish corporate genealogies
  • Case: Ledford v. Agco Corp., Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No. BC 360164
  • Deliverable: Consulting historian and deposition witness, leading to a dismissal of the case

Legal Issue: Site and Land Use Histories

  • Historical Issue: Potential Impacts of Proposed Mining and Drilling Operation on a National Register-listed Historic District
  • Case: Potomac Riverkeeper, Inc.; Gerrardstown Presbyterian Church; and Washington Heritage Trail v. Director, Department of Environmental Protection and North Mountain Shale, LLC, Appeal No. 2011-02-SMB, before West Virginia Surface Mine Board
  • Deliverable: Expert presentation before public hearing

Legal Issue: CERCLA Cost Recovery

  • Historical Issue: Document veracity in a CERCLA cost recovery and contribution action for cleanup costs associated with perchlorate
  • Case: Central District of California
  • Deliverable: Consulting historian preparing an affidavit

Legal Issue: Water and Power Rights

  • Historical Issue: Legislative and contract history pertaining to the use and interpretation of specific contract terms
  • Case: Coachella Valley Water District v. Imperial Irrigation District, Case No. SCV 21882, Superior Court of the State of California for the County of San Bernardino
  • Deliverable: Deposition testimony

Legal Issue: Asbestos / Toxic Torts

  • Historical Issue: A shipyard’s historical insurance coverage limits in a wrongful-death asbestos lawsuit
  • Case: Colleen Comer Marchand et al. v. Asbestos Defendants et al., Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana, CDC No. 09-8475, Division “L,” Section 6
  • Deliverable: Deposition and expert witness testimony

Legal Issue: Asbestos / Toxic Torts

  • Historical Issue: Documenting Historical Products and Product Lines of a Major U.S. Building Materials Manufacturer
  • Case: Patricia F. Wagers, Individually and as Personal Representative of the Estate of Dutt Wagers, Jr., Deceased, v. Bowater Incorporated et al., before General Court of Justice, Superior Court Division, Greenville County, South Carolina
  • Deliverable: Expert report, deposition testimony and trial testimony

Legal Issue: Toxic Torts

  • Historical Issue: Verify research methodology and veracity of the documents in a radar-related litigation matter
  • Case: United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, El Paso Division
  • Deliverable: Consulting historian

Legal Issue: Asbestos / Toxic Torts

  • Historical Issue: Historic land use in a mesothelioma claim
  • Case: Baltimore City Circuit Court, State of Maryland
  • Deliverable: Deposition testimony

Legal Issue: Asbestos / Toxic Torts

  • Historical Issue: Documenting Historical Products and Product Lines of a Major U.S. Building Materials Manufacturer
  • Case: Diana A. Harlow, Individually and as Administrator of the Estate of Eldon M. Gipson, Deceased, v. Certainteed Corporation, before Superior Court of the State of Delaware in and for Newcastle County
  • Deliverable: Expert report and deposition testimony

Legal Issue: Site and Land Use Histories

  • Historical Issue: The impact of a proposed transmission line on a historically significant regional park
  • Case: Virginia Electric and Power Company d/b/a Dominion Virginia Power – For a certificate for facilities in Loudoun County: Pleasant View – Hamilton 230 kV Transmission Line and 230 kV-34.5 kV Hamilton Substation, Case Number: PUE-2005-00018
  • Deliverable: Consulting historian and testifying expert, providing pre-filled direct testimony

Legal Issue: Site and Land Use Histories

  • Historical Issue: Reconstructing Building Permit History of a Washington, DC, Townhouse
  • Case: Before District of Columbia local court
  • Deliverable: Deposition testimony
Summary
Service Type
Expert Witness Historians
Provider Name
History Associates Inc.,
300 N. Stonestreet Avenue,Rockville,MD-20850,
Telephone No.301-279-9697
Area
United States
Description
Our history professionals serve as expert witnesses at trials and in depositions for wide variety of industries, including environmental law and land use claims.
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