For 38 years Charles R. (Chuck) Dutill, II, P.E., has been serving as a civil engineer, environmental engineer, and hydrologist on a consulting basis and as an expert witness nationwide, both as principal of a small firm and as a member of two distinguished international engineering firms. His work has been heavily concentrated in analysis of regulations; litigation support/expert testimony services; evaluation of monitoring requirements; development of engineeringfeasibilitystudies and facility plans; communication of risk concepts; acquisition of permits; and provision of rate, connection fee, and billing advice. As indicated in feedback from attorneys on expert witness cases, some of the strengths of Heritage include diligence, high standards, understandableinput, responsiveness, timeliness, thoroughness, oral communications, effective reportwriting, listening skills, efficiency, professional demeanor, organization, and assistance to counsel.
He also has significant engineering experience in the areas of design, construction management, operations assistance, maintenance, and community acceptance. Serving as a civil and environmental engineering consultant for private, institutional, and governmental clients, Mr. Dutill has nationwide expert witness and project experience in hydrology, stormwater management, flooding, drainage, runoff, sewer systems, sanitarysewage, wastewater treatment, backups, overflows, septic systems, surface water,groundwater, hydrogeology, erosion, grading, hydraulics, and floodplains.
Chuck Dutill at Site Visit in Front of
Stormwater Riser with Safety/Trash Rack in
Detention Basin (Past Heritage Expert Witness
Case in New Jersey)
"You had a very good demeanor . . . Your attention to detail was particularly helpful . . . You did an excellent job with the deposition, being truthful but very careful"
(Senior PI attorney with large, complex case, after several days of video-taped deposition)
Flooding resulting from Excessive Stormwater Runoff
Prior to forming Heritage Technical Services, Inc. in 1988, Mr. Dutill had the following hydrology, civil engineering, and environmental engineering employment experience:
Greeley and Hansen, Engineers, 1983 - 1988 Engineering and Business Development Manager, 1985 - 1988 Assistant Engineering and Business Development Manager, 1983 - 1984
"You are the best expert witness I’ve ever worked with . . . extremely knowledgeable with excellent credentials, but easy to work with . . . very hard working and very helpful . . . excellent identification of issues . . . You provided effective assistance during trial, and unimpeachable, understandable testimony"
(PI Attorney of 35 years, after trial for which Mr. Dutill attended all, provided ongoing input, and testified)