Dr. James J. Connors, P.G.
Dr. James J. Connors is a Professional Hydrologist (P.H.), certified by the American Institute of Hydrology, and a licensed Professional Geoscientist/Geologist (P.G.) in several states. For more than 38 years, he has worked on projects and legal cases involving groundwater, surface water, stormwater runoff, and environmental contamination. His career has included extensive bodies of work as an award-winning academic, a private-sector consultant, and an testifying and consulting expert witness.
Since the mid-1980s, Dr. Connors has performed environmental and hydrological consulting projects in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and New Zealand. He has taught university-level hydrology, hydrogeology, geophysics, geology, and environmental science courses, and has been designated as an expert witness in more than 50 legal cases in 12 states (in both state and federal courts). Dr. Connors’ current practice focuses on:
Groundwater, soil, sediment, and surface-water contamination, including PFAS, PCBs, nutrients, radiation, metals, BTEX, and other contaminants;
Stormwater runoff and associated flooding, erosion, sediment transport, and sediment deposition, including construction site ESC (erosion and sediment control) and stormwater issues related to development and land-use changes; and
General hydrology, including water-supply, watersheds and wetlands hydrology, oilfield fluid releases, natural drainage determinations, hydrology-related accidents, contract and terminology disputes, and coastal/rive/stream flow dynamics.