James Berndt, LPG Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Company: August Mack Environmental
  • Phone: (317) 916-3174
  • Cell: (317) 603-9875
  • Website: www.augustmack.com
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Environmental and Hydrology

Specialty Focus: hydrogeology, groundwater, groundwater modeling, pollution, contamination, dry cleaning, environmental investigation, remediation, wells, modeling, contaminated soil, VOC contamination, drinking water, risk assessment, remedial alternatives, reasonable and necessary, subsurface investigation

Education: BS - Wildlife Biology, minor - Environmental Law Enforcement, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point; MS - Natural Resources, emphasis in hydrogeology and water chemistry, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

Years in Practice: 30


Additional Information

James Berndt, LPG is the Manager of Corporate Technical Services and a Licensed Professional Geologist in the Corporate office of August Mack Environmental, Inc. with more than 30 years of experience in the environmental industry. During his career, Mr. Berndt has managed hundreds of environmental projects for clients across the United States, in Europe, and South America, involving heavy metals, petroleum and chlorinated solvents and other volatile organic compounds including TCE, PCE and associated degradation products. His work commonly involved delineating the nature and extent of impacts, developing risk-based cleanup criteria and designing and implemented corrective actions. In addition to consulting work, Mr. Berndt has taught hydrogeology as a member of the adjunct faculty of the University of Indianapolis. His primary areas of expertise include site investigation, remediation, hydrogeology, groundwater flow and chemical transport modeling, and predictive cost modeling for environmental sites. Mr. Berndt has served as an expert witness in litigation related to the release, migration and transport of PCE and associated degradation products. Provided litigation support on numerous cases related to the investigation, release, migration and remediation of chemicals in soil and groundwater. Evaluated historic data to determine reasonableness and necessity of past work and developed opinions on the allocation of environmental costs.