First Environment’s expertise in forensic environmental investigations, our in-depth knowledge of process operations, and more than 28 years of environmental engineering and regulatory experience help us provide case-winning legal support to law firms. Our litigation support team helps lawyers develop a working knowledge of complex scientific, technical, and regulatory issues. Our staff has the ability to quickly review and assimilate big data, identify gaps with regard to legal strategy, develop approaches to fill those gaps, and critically evaluate issues. We help attorneys structure and organize technical conclusions so that they appropriately support the legal approach and can be clearly understood by the trier-of-fact. At trial, we make challenging subjects come to life so that the trier-of-fact understands the testimony. We simplify background data as much as possible and render technical jargon, acronyms, and difficult concepts understandable. We support our testimony using demonstrative exhibits like video presentations, models, diagrams, multi-layered cross-sectional maps, aerial photographs, and 3-D demonstrations.
In addition to litigation support, First Environment also provides a range of environmental risk management services. We work with legal counsel to design and conduct environmental assessments to meet due diligence objectives and promote and understanding of potential environmental liabilities to effectively manage risk.