Chuck Dutill, PE, DFE Expert Witness

Contact Information

  • Company: Heritage Technical Services, Inc.
  • Phone: (610) 701-5650
  • Fax: (610) 701-5652
  • Website: www.heritageservices.com
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Engineering and Environmental

Specialty Focus: Hydrology, Sewer, Water, Flooding, Groundwater, Hydrogeology, Drainage, Wastewater Treatment, Septic Systems, Utility, Sewer Systems, Sanitary Sewage, Mold, Stormwater Management, Hydraulics, Hazardous Waste, Drinking Water, Waste Management, Erosion, Soils, Pumping, Water Quality, Air Quality

Education: BS, CEE, Cornell University (1978) With Distinction

Years in Practice: 40+

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 15-20


Additional Information

Nationwide experience as hydrologist, environmental engineer, and civil engineer, including for construction, operations, design, inspections, floodplains, contamination, toxicity, hazardous waste, spills, grading, remediation, pollution, sinkholes, health and safety, pumping, modeling, odors, soils, dams, regulations, combined sewers, overflows, aquifers, water distribution, water treatment, hydraulic fracturing, Standard of Care, sedimentation, hydroplaning, wetlands, landfills, monitoring, infiltration/inflow, and metering. Forensic cases for Mr. Dutill have comprised federal and state courts, and include damages from approximately $25,000 to approaching $1 billion, with most between $100,000 to $5M. As indicated in feedback from attorneys on expert witness cases, some of the strengths of Mr. Dutill include understandable guidance, responsiveness, timeliness, communication, effective report writing, strong testimony (including on cross), efficiency, organization, and assistance with framing case issues. Approximately 50 to 55% of his cases have been for defendants and 45 to 50% also for plaintiffs. Chuck Dutill has spent approximately 30% of his professional time providing litigation support and expert witness services nationwide for over 40 years. He has issued approximately 135 to 140 expert reports, been deposed for plaintiffs and defendants approximately 40 to 45 times, and testified in court (including jury and non-jury trials) for defendants and plaintiffs approximately 30 to 35 times. He is a member of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (Senior Member), Water Environment Federation, Air & Waste Management Association, Environmental and Water Resources Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers, and Construction Institute. Heritage Technical Services offers expert witness and consulting services for hydrology and environmental engineering in all 50 states, Canada, the Caribbean, and other international locations.