EBC Ascending Professionals Webinar: Preparing for and Presenting Expert Witness Testimony in Environmental Lawsuits and Regulatory Proceedings


Date: December 6, 2022


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Virtual Event

Information for viewing the webinar will be shared with registered attendees in a confirmation email.

In environmental lawsuits and regulatory proceedings, attorneys and their clients routinely rely on the scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge of expert witnesses to communicate complicated subjects and technical information to the trier of fact. Due to the complex nature of issues involved in environmental lawsuits and regulatory proceedings, expert witnesses invariably play a critical role in assisting attorneys to develop and present their cases and to meet applicable burdens of proof. Therefore, it is imperative that experts present information and testimony that is credible, truthful, and ethical, while also advancing the interests of the client – an undoubtedly daunting task for the uninitiated. Further, environmental professionals serving as consultants in seemingly non-adversarial environmental matters, for example an environmental engineer managing a hazardous waste remediation project, may find themselves unexpectedly called to testify in related litigation or enforcement cases, often years later.

At this EBC Ascending Professionals Webinar, a range of panelists consisting of attorneys, consultants, and expert witnesses will discuss strategies for preparing for and presenting effective and credible expert testimony. Panelists will also discuss, among other topics, the roles expert witnesses play in varied environmental regulatory proceedings, practice pointers for preserving legal privileges and confidentiality in adversarial proceedings, and guidance for younger professionals when hired, or called on, to serve as expert witnesses.

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (2.5 training contact hours). Certificates are automatically provided via email link for registered attendees at the conclusion of the webinar.

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Program Chairs:
  • Viggo Fish, Attorney, Administrative Law Department, McLane Middleton
  • Victoria “Tori” Ward, Project Engineer, Woodard & Curran, Inc.
Program Panelists:
  • Nikki Delude Roy, Vice President, Verdantas
  • Barry Needleman, Managing Director and Director, Administrative Law Department, McLane Middleton
  • Sherrie Trefry, CSS, Energy Market Leader, VHB
  • Robert Varney, President, Normandeau Associates
  • Matthew Waldrip, Supervisor – Licensing & Permitting, Eversource Energy
Webinar Recording

Registered Attendees

All registered attendees receive the link to the webinar recording five business days after the conclusion of the webinar. If you are a registered attendee and did not receive the webinar recording, please contact the EBC office.

EBC Members

The webinar recording is available to EBC Members via the Info Hub. If you are an employee of an EBC Member Company and cannot access the Info Hub, please contact the EBC Office.


Non-Members are welcome to register and pay the Non-Member registration rate to receive access to the webinar recording.

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