Derek C. Volkin is a Certified Professional Geologist (CPG) and Massachusetts Licensed Site Professional (LSP) with over 25 years of experience investigating environmental claims and overseeing and managing environmental clean-up operations to ensure the appropriateness of remedial operations and costs throughout the United States. His work includes litigation support; investigating complex liability claims filed against environmental consultants and contractors; and examining complex claims involving commingled contamination, forensic petroleum age dating, and gasoline station accidents.
Derek is an environmental expert for insurance carriers, independent adjusters, and law firms. He has investigated and managed thousands of environmental claims associated with releases of oil and/or hazardous materials. His work includes evaluating causation and developing strategies to navigate through the regulatory process to achieve timely and cost effective closure.
Derek has designed and managed numerous forensic investigations involving complex chemical characterization and differentiation of commingled contaminant plumes. He provides analysis of numerous claims utilizing various forensic age dating techniques to achieve defensible and favorable outcomes. His expert review and case analysis results in effective support of settlements, subrogation, and defense. He has a successful and consistent track record providing expert witness services in arbitrations, depositions, and trials.
Derek has extensive experience directing emergency response actions and remediation of oil and/or hazardous materials at residential, commercial, and industrial properties, airports, and roadways. He has designed and conducted hundreds of subsurface investigations to evaluate the nature and extent of contamination and develop cost-effective remedial strategies. He has prepared hundreds of regulatory reports to maintain regulatory compliance and achieve closure in accordance with the Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP). He has also assisted insurance underwriting with evaluation of environmental risks at industrial and chemical facilities.
Rena Kobey is a specialist in regulatory compliance and environmental investigations. With a background in environmental and health and safety regulatory compliance, she has a proven track record of successfully navigating regulations while focusing on cost-effective and timely solutions.
With over fifteen years of environmental compliance experience, Rena investigates environmental claims and manages cleanup costs for clients. Her extensive experience in investigation, remediation and cost-management ensures the cleanup work is necessary, reasonable, and focused on achieving cost-effective solutions.
As an associate member of the Licensed Site Professional (LSP) Association with proven knowledge of the Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP), Rena has extensive experience on projects ranging from leaking underground and aboveground storage tanks, releases from vehicles and equipment, and historical releases on commercial and industrial properties. Focusing on cost management while achieving timely closure, Rena applies her problem-solving skills to navigate the regulations and achieve the investigation and cleanup objectives, always prioritizing each client’s needs.