Litigation Support Services

CHEMIR provides laboratory testing, investigations and expert witness support.

When companies are faced with legal challenges, CHEMIR scientists can help. Our technical experts have broad industry and analytical experience. We also understand the unique needs of  legal projects - speed, effective communication, confidentiality and reliability.

We gather and provide invaluable analytical data and data interpretation for:

  • Intellectual property litigation (ANDA/pharmaceutical cases)
  • Products liability 
  • Insurance claims
  • Marketing claims

CHEMIR focuses on the unique physical chemical properties of a product, including the processes by which it is synthesized or manufactured. We can investigate or replicate (synthesize) these processes in our labs. As expert witnesses, our scientists have offered testimony for patent infringement disputes and trade secret litigation in Federal and ITC cases.

Our industrial experience with solving consumer product issues, in addition to our relationships with toxicologists, provide a unique combination for evaluating potential product liability issues.

CHEMIR scientists design studies and experiments, perform laboratory testing and provide expert interpretations. Our teams are organized by areas of expertise and applications, including deformulations, custom synthesis, plastics/polymers, pharmaceuticals and product formulations. 

For scientific litigation support, CHEMIR's services include:

  • Evaluation of cases
  • Method development and testing
  • Interpretation of technical data
  • Critical review of data
  • Literature searches
  • Trial preparation
  • Depositions and trial testimony


Our Litigation Support Team

Christopher J. Andren
Aaron Cassely, M.S.
Albert Lee, Ph.D.
Carolyn Otten, Ph.D.
Ila Sharma, M.S., M.B.A.
Eric Uffman, Ph.D.
G. Fred Willard, Ph.D.

Some examples of litigation support projects are:

  • Resolved a coatings patent infringement issue by deformulation
  • Insurance claims for fire damages resolved through analysis of explosives and fuels
  • Consulted for a chemical spill at a large company
  • Performed failure analysis in a case involving premature plastic pipe breakage
  • Reviewed opposing data in a personal injury lawsuit