Kathleen Brannen-Donnelly, PhD, PG

Kathleen Brannen-Donnelly is a geologist based in Georgia who focuses on aqueous geochemistry, environmental statistics, and site characterization and who supports related environmental litigation.

Kathleen Brannen-Donnelly is a geologist based in Georgia who focuses on aqueous geochemistry, environmental statistics, and site characterization and who supports related environmental litigation.

Clients turn to Kathleen for evaluations of contaminant extent and source identification under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Her related experience includes evaluating metals, volatile organic carbon compounds, polychlorinated biphenyls, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), and radionuclides in soil, groundwater, sediment, and building materials.

Her extensive legal and expert-witness support includes investigating occurrences and sources of chemicals in multiple media and assessing the basis and credibility of alleged damages and other expert reports. She has helped with expert litigation in multiple states, cities, and municipalities.

To advance the state of the practice, Kathleen is a Vice Chair for the American Bar Association Superfund and Cost Recovery Committee. In addition, she presented at an expert insights panel on emerging contaminants and environmental forensics, as well as a roundtable panel on PFAS forensics.

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Career Summary of Kathleen Brannen-Donnelly, PhD, PG

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  • Specialties: Contaminant Forensics; Litigation Support; Site History Research; Data Management, Visualization, and Analysis
  • Practice Areas: Contaminated Site Assessment and Cleanup
  • Disciplines: Biological Sciences, Geology
  • Education: Ph.D., Geology, University of Tennessee, 2015; B.S., Geology, Louisiana State University A&M, 2011; B.S., Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University A&, 2011
  • Registration: Georgia Professional Geologist, 2410

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