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James A. Jacobs

Forensic Geologist / Environmental Scientist

Clearwater Group

229 Tewksbury Avenue, Point Richmond, CA, 94801
Phone: (510) 590-1098 Alternate: (510) 307-9943 Fax: (510) 232-2823 Email: jjacobs@clearwatergroup.com www.clearwatergroup.com

Specialties

Forensic Studies to identify sources of chemicals or Biological Toxins, Groundwater, Hydrogeology, Cost Recovery, Impairment Assessments, Environmental Compliance, Groundwater and Soil Sampling, Remediation, Stormwater, Erosion Control, Wastewater, Fracking, Sewer Spills

Degrees/Licenses

PG; CHG; CPG; CPetG; ToR QISP-QSD-QSP

Formal Education

MA Geology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1981;
BA Geology/English, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, 1978

Reg/Lic

Geologist (CA, AK, AZ, ID, OR, PA, TX, WY, WA); Certified Hydrogeologist (CA, WA); Trainer of Record for Stormwater (QISP-QSD-QSP), Certified Professional Geologist (AIPG), Certified Petroleum Geologist (AAPG).

Previous/Current Position

Principal Geologist, Clearwater Group (1990- present); Project Geologist; HLA; Senior Geologist, Petrofina; Geologist, Sohio; Geology Technician U.S. Bureau of Mines.

Honors/Awards

Fulbright Scholar (4 teaching awards); Fellow, National Groundwater Assoc.; Virtual Fellow (U.S. State Department); Martin Van Couvering Award (AIPG); CalEPA Peer-Review of PG&E Cr(VI) Background Study (Hinkley, CA site); Fulbright Peer Review Committee (5 years); Publicly Elected to Community Svc. District (18 years); Elected Sewerage Board (18 years).

Prof. Affil.

Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA), ASTM International, National Groundwater Association (NGWA); American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG); American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG); Association for the Environment, Health and Sciences (AEHS); California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA); Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council (ITRC); Groundwater Resources Association of California (GRAC).

Publications

200+ Publications, 5 books, including: Environmental Considerations of Hydraulic Fracturing (Wiley, 2019), Oil Spills and Gas Leaks (McGraw-Hill, 2014); and Acid Mine Drainage (Wiley, 2014).

Prior Expert

Over 35 years of experience. Testimony at 8 trials; 9 depositions; 4 settlement conferences; Northern and Southern California, Texas, Nevada, Colorado and Alabama. Cases relate to forensic identification of sources of chemical and biological toxins, hydrogeology, oil & gas, and mine properties, industrial facilities, agricultural, public, commercial and residential properties.

Patrick O. Shires

President/Principal Geotech. Engr./Principal Geophysicist

Cotton, Shires and Associates, Inc.

330 Village Lane, Los Gatos, CA, 95030-7218
Phone: (408) 354-5542 Email: losgatos@cottonshires.com www.cottonshires.com

Specialties

Geotechnical (soils) Engineering; Earthquake Engineering; Geology; Design & Construction Deficiencies; Landslides (earth movement); Expansive Soil. Drainage. Trials; More than 30 trials in Los Angeles area; more than 90 trials in California & Hawaii.

Degrees/Licenses

BS, MS/GE, PE, GPh.

Formal Education

BS, Stanford University; MS, Civil Engineering, Stanford University.

Reg/Lic

Registered Professional Engineer (CA, CO, OR, WA, ID, HI); Registered Geotechnical Engineer (CA); Registered Geophysicist (CA).

Previous/Current Position

Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer and Geophysicist.

Honors/Awards

Industrial Research Associate, USGS; Technical Experts Panel, City of Rancho Palos Verdes.

Prof. Affil.

American Society of Civil Engineers; Earthquake Engineering Research Institute; CA Geotechnical Engineers Association; Consulting Engineers of CA; American Society of Testing and Materials; Society of Exploration Geophysicists.

Publications

ASCE Journal of Geotechnical Engineering and conference papers.

Prior Expert

Over 47 years experience, Testimony at 90+ trials (Municipal, Superior and Federal and binding arbitrations); 230+ depositions; 300+ settlement conferences; Northern and Southern California and Hawaii.

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