Robin D. Franks, PG, CHMM, RSO Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact this Expert Witness

  • Company: TGE Resources, Inc.
  • Phone: (713) 744-5805
  • Fax: (713) 744-5888
  • Website:

Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Environmental and Industrial Hygiene

Specialty Focus:

Real Estate Assessment (Phase I II), Soil, Groundwater, Soil Vapor Remediation, Compliance Consulting, Industrial Hygiene, Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ), Asbestos, Mold, Lead, Hazardous Materials, Oilfield & Pipeline Response, Underground Storage Tank Release, NRC-Compliant Radiation Safety


MS - Geology, Stephen F. Austin State University; BS - Geology, Stephen F. Austin State University; BS - Biology, Stephen F. Austin State University

Years in Practice:


Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs:


Additional Information

Ms. Franks is President & Founder of TGE Resources, Inc., & a multi-credentialed, multi-degreed professional in Geology (MS/BS) & Biology (BS). She serves clients as a technical professional & actively lends professional expertise & industry-specific knowledge across commercial & industrial settings. She brings technical capability to highly regulated industries - Transportation, Distribution, Energy, Mining, Manufacturing, Chemical & Petrochemical, Healthcare, Recyclers & Reclaimers, Financial, Auto, & others. She is an expert in applying full-service environmental capability in “urban core” land redevelopment projects, with high profile, extensively contaminated assets intended for sensitive (ex., healthcare) future use involving a wide array of constituents & chemicals of concern. With her combined Industrial Hygiene (IH) capability, she consults respecting impacted media (soil, groundwater, & soil vapor) & placement of permanent controls to mitigate risk. With Fortune 500/100/10 client experience, Ms. Franks is a recognized leader in planning, execution, & project management across her firm’s national portfolio of projects, many of which presented with "built environment" (IH) concerns such as asbestos, mold, lead hazards, hazardous materials (vapor intrusion), & occupant/worker complaint. IH & closely associated real estate work has involved over 10,000 projects across the U.S. during her career, many of which involved forensic loss investigation & innovative problem-solving. Her litigation work spans her technical skillset & is near equally weighted (defense & plaintiff). She has jury & bench trial experience & has prevailed under challenge. Her expert reports & demonstratives ensure that highly technical topics will be understood. Ms. Franks will critically review reports prepared by others, assist at trial, mediation, arbitration, or in research as a finder of fact. Reach her via TGE’s website at; or directly (713) 713-744-5805.