Expert Witness Testimony

August 9, 2017


Chazen was retained to provide expert witness analysis and testimony on behalf of NYSDOT regarding the extent of wetlands and floodplains on a property and their impact on development potential.

To prepare for this assignment, Chazen completed a wetland delineation, survey, and floodplain assessment of the property, and incorporated that information into an expert witness report discussing federal and state regulation of the wetlands, and local regulation of the floodplain.

Chazen then provided expert testimony in the NYS Court of Claims. The Court’s ruling relied extensively on Chazen’s expert witness report and expert testimony in its final decision, which was favorable to NYSDOT.